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Sea Thai Bistro
Posted by cbs_mco on 01/25/2006
I've eaten at many thai restaurants throughout the city and I've got to say that The Sea Thai Bistro is probably the best on many levels. Both food and value rank among the best in NY. The atmosphere for this small but intimate setting restaurant is unique and pleasureable. The 20min wait for a table was expected by it appeared that service was moving along nicely and folks didn't seem to be waiting long for any part of the service. If you enjoy seafood this place is for you and I recommend on your initial visit to order the Chu Chee Crispy Fish, the mildly spicy sauce doesn't overtake the taste of the Salmon. Also try the Martini Sprimp to start.
Posted by klingklang on 01/25/2006
I enjoyed everything so much here! The service was a little off, as the waiter forgot to get my drink, but other than that everything was so great! The spring rolls were to die for and the curry is AMAZING! Spicy yet it takes a while to kick in. And the value is great. Can't beat $8 for a green curry with prawns. Only thing is the manhattan location is really loud. BEST thai food in the city IMO!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/20/2006
Sea is a great restaurant--excellent Thai food for a small price. If you have time, I recommend taking the L to Williamsburg and visiting the Sea there. The restaurant is much bigger, stylish and the food seems to taste better. The menu is also more extensive. Same price!
Posted by Mereditor on 01/12/2006
I definitely like the Williamsburg location better because it's spacious inside with beautiful features like a reflecting pool, but I'm glad I tried the Manhattan locale. The food is every bit as delicious and you can't find better prices for a satisfying meal in Manhattan. They have my favorite pad thai in the city and it's a heaping portion for $8. The atmosphere is like a small neon factory, but it works. My boyfriend liked his garlic chicken, even though the portion was a bit small for his big appetite, but the appetizers are so good and cheap, it's easy to fill up on those anyway. You will be sitting in close quarters to other people, but the servers are polite and quick and the music is upbeat and interesting, without being blaring, so you'll have a pleasant meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/04/2006
I'm a native New Yorker and I'm very picky about my food, but this place is undoubtedly the best thai restaurant. Excellent food, insanely affordable, efficient service, it has it all. One thing though: it gets VERY crowded on fridays and weekend nights, in which case do take out instead. My pics? Black and pattaya noodles; I've been eating them at least 3 times a week for the past 4 months and I'm still not sick of them- yup, they're that good.
Posted by Park Sloper on 01/02/2006
Up until this point, I had been waxing ecstatic over the value and taste of Spice on University. Having heard nothing but great things about its sister restaurant, I decided to give Sea a try tonite. What I was missing out on! First, I was waiting for my friend to arrive and the host spotted me up front and offered to seat me while I waited, not knowing when he would get there and having a slew of customers starting to pack in for the dinner rush. Absolutely unheard of in any hot restaurant! Off to a great start. Then he arrived and we ordered the crispy spring rolls with lime mustard sauce, the red sea duck and the chu chee crispy fish. Excellent, excellent, excellent! Every dish more delicious than the last. Good thing my friend was willing to share because his duck was cooked to perfection -- tender and flavorful in the most heavenly marinade. My crispy salmon in coconut milk sauce was deliciously creamy with just a hint of spice. We washed everthing down with the sweet Thai iced tea treat and topped the meal off with pomegranate sorbet -- a perfect palette cleanser when you are absolutely stuffed to the brim. The only criticism I had was our waitress who seemed a bit cold and more concerned about hurrying us out of there for turnover. That's minimal though as everything else was top-notch with a very cute atmosphere to boot. Take a date; the red light will be oh-so-flattering! Wonderful experience; I'll definitely SEA you again.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/30/2005
I've eaten at all the thai food places in the e.vil. Trendy Sea Thai is consistent with delivery, packaging, service and price. You know what you're getting. Tom yum soup is so-so, soft rolls are doughy and dry and the entrees, although often delicious, always make me feel a little ill.