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Qi Esarn Thai

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  • Thai, Asian Fusion
  • 31 W 14th St, New York NY10011 40.736924 -73.995058
  • (Btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
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  • (212) 929-9917
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User Ratings (Based on 20 reviews)

4.165
Food 4.2 Value 4.3
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 929-9917
voice
(212) 929-9918
Website:
www.qirestaurant.com
Place Order:
Order From Qi Esarn Thai for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Prix Fixe, Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out
Delivery Area:
North to 24th St, South to Spring St, From 1st Ave to West End Ave

User Reviews

  • Qi Esarn Thai

    Posted by Moniki on 02/11/2011

    Excellent Thai

    The food was the best food we had while in NY and the atmosphere is great! Perfect restuarunt all the way around.

  • Qi Esarn Thai

    Posted by sb on 11/13/2010

    Great place to eat

    I was looking for a place around union square that had good food and wasn't too expensive for NY. I didn't care about decor and ambiance or service for that matter. Well, what a surprise Qi was all around. The food was terrific. The service was great and the place is lovely. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. His suggestions were right on for us. We were not rushed at all. We had time constraints ourselves and service was prompt. My pet peeve is getting served food that is cold. That was not the case at Qi. The food was freshly made and piping hot. There are a lot of choices for vegetarians and not just the usual stir-fry and noodles or pad thai that tastes like bad chow mein. We had crispy sesame crusted tofu, served with crushed peanuts and sweet chili dipping sauce. Kind of like mozzarella sticks but with a sesame crust that was both beautiful and tasty. Asian chive taro corn dumplings were delicious. I am funny with the gelatinous taro served as dim sum but this wasn't like that at all. The dosa is a crepe made of lentils and rice with a filling of your choice. Ours was vegetarian. It tasted like a French crepe filled with grilled vegetables perfectly cooked. It easily fed 2 people. The Spicy Holy Basil with imitation duck was sautéed fresh basil, chili, garlic, onions, eggplants and bell peppers. I am not sure what duck tastes like anymore but this dish was very well done. The texture of the "duck" was very pleasing. It was a little spicy for my companion but perfect for me, just a little sniffle in my nose. Not so spicy hot that you can't taste the food. I like to try several dishes at a meal. There is enough in each portion for ample tasting by 2 people and the prices are so reasonable that sharing is almost obligatory. All and all I think this is a great restaurant. Definitely a go to place again and again.

  • Qi Esarn Thai

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/14/2010

    Amazing lunch for less!

    We came into Qi after passing by. There was no one in the restaurant but the reviews from the phone looked promising. This place was great. Awesome food, great service and cheap! We each got apps and a main and shared a dessert for $21. Great atmosphere. Will return.

  • Qi Esarn Thai

    Posted by tiffizz on 07/28/2010

    branch out without paying a fortune

    With most menu items around $10, this is a commonsense cure for the common Asian cuisine. Inspired by a two-page list of medicinally healthy sounding ingredients, the menu attempts to reinvent the wheel on a range of pan-Asian dishes -- but if you are feeling tried of the same-old Asian fare, maybe having some cone-shaped towers of rice, loud music and artsy chimes/decor, and health-loaded "Qi" grain blends may be just what the doctor ordered.

  • Qi Esarn Thai

    Posted by Jennifer on 05/20/2010

    Great Thai, Great Buy

    I went today with two friends and I have to say I was surprised. The food was AMAZING! The service was fine, I just wish they would've given us some space.

  • Qi Esarn Thai

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/15/2010

    Not Really Thai, Not Really Good

    Went to QI because I heard a lot of good things about it. From the reviews, it finally seemed like their was finally going to be a halfway decent Thai Restaurant in Manhattan, but this turned out not to be the case. When I arrived we were promptly seated because it was still early and there were not too many people there. However, in the first 5 minutes the waitress came back 3 times to take our order. We hadn't even looked at the menu and she was pushing us to order. Not a good start. I ordered the duck gyoza, which were good, but not great. I ordered the Miso Glazed Sea Bass Curry for my entree and was really disappointed. The fish was cooked perfectly, but I couldn't pick out any distinct flavors. Muddied is the best way I can describe them. If you are going to hang out at a cool, trendy Asian Fusion Place, then I think you will enjoy it. If you are going for authentic tastes of Asia, you will be disappointed.

  • Qi Esarn Thai

    Posted by Carlsson on 04/14/2010

    What a deal!!!

    Had the lunch special here with a friend, and it was amazing. So much food, and so tasty. Chive and corn dumplings were outstanding, and the spicy basil dish was perfectly prepared. My friend's pad see ew was the best she'd ever had, and she eats a lot of Thai food all over the city. The meal for two, with tax and tip came to under $20. Service was a little slow, but for the price, who can argue with that?

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