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Pongsri Thai Restaurant
Posted by itsme2 on 08/10/2007
Ate here last night with a friend and we both agreed it was not the best thai we had. The food was way too greasy and we asked to make the Pad See Ew a little spicy, it came out VERY spicy. In my opinion there are many better places to eat thai food in the city so skip this one.
Posted by Maria on 08/06/2007
I met my husband in the city for a night out. We were looking to have dinner in a nice Thai restaurant, (with tablecloths and cloth napkins). The original restaurant that we picked turned out to be a hole in the wall, so we walked up and down 9th Ave. searching out another place to eat. We almost gave up on having Thai that night, and then we spotted Pongsri on 48th St. It looked nice from the outside, so we checked out the menu hanging in the window. The prices were reasonable, and the place was moderately crowded, (plus, the tables had tablecloths and cloth napkins!), so we decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a very nice restaurant! The food was delicious, and the service was fast. (Maybe too fast, as they served our entrees before we were finished eating our appetizers.) But overall, we were very happy with our choice to eat there. My husband even took a take-out menu so he can order dinner from there when he works late. We will definitely eat at Pongsri again! Highly recommended!!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/04/2007
They have very affordable lunch specials and deliver pretty quickly. I've definitely eaten at more authentic thai restaurants, but definitely them for lunch if you work in the nearby area.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2007
I've eaten at many of their restaurants throughout the city and have always had a great meal and a pleasant experience. Their peanut chicken is to die for, and some of the noodle dishes are also really good (pad thai , pad see-ew and hai lam). Also try their thai iced tea...it's delicious! The prices are also very reasonable.
Posted by local New Yorker on 04/29/2007
My husband and I have been to this restaurant many times in the past, mostly before the theater and the food was always fairly good. We've considered it a standby pre-theater restaurant. We'd not been there for about a year until last evening. We were surprised and disappointed at the big drop in quality of the food. The food arrived luke warm and tasted as if it had been re heated. The shrimp and chicken didn't seem freshly prepared at all. The chicken was part of a curry dish that was supposed to have various interesting things in it. There was very little but reheated fairly poor quality chicken swimming in a curry, coconut sauce. The rice which had always been generously served in a large attractive tin bowl, now came in a small bowl. The service was mediocre at best. We had a hard time getting a glass of water refilled. I understand from a recent article that restaurant owners and chefs sometimes read these blogs and remedy problems and announce the remedies on the blog. I hope these owners do this.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/23/2007
I really enjoyed this restaurant. I went for dinner and the food came quickly, and it was was hot, fresh, and delicious. I'd definately recommend it for a pre-theater meal.
Posted by bob on 03/16/2007
food is decent for the price but the service is a drawback. i've called in numerous times to get take-out orders, half the time the line is busy; often they don't pick up. even when they do pick-up, sometimes they put you on hold for several minutes, then forget about you. when you call in, they'll usually tell you the food is ready in 15 minutes. however, when i arrive 20-30 minutes later, the food is often not ready; even when it is ready, they make you stand in line waiting to pay while the person is still taking phone orders. they have one person trying to take the cash for payments as well as take phone orders at the same time, so it ends up taking forever. ordering from this restaurant is one frustrating experience and the only reason i even eat there anymore is because it is close to where i work, and the food is decently cheap.