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Posted by Neighbor on 08/30/2013
Hadn't tried this pace but finally did: Ordered in. Terrific. Spring rolls were crispy fried and not at all greasy. Probably nicely rested on towels. Whole Snapper was ultra-yummy, great Basil sauce. (3 sauce choice). Eggplant dish was garlicky terrific and added seafood to it. will be ordering regularly now. thx.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/17/2012
I had lunch here today. The food is good and the value is good b/c they have lunch specials. However, the place is tiny and cramped. You will sit at the table with your neighbor. Today the restaurant was freezing because they had the front door open. Her response was "No because we have customers waiting outside." I don't understand why you need to make your paying customers who are inside uncomfortable just because people are waiting outside. It will be a long time before I return here for lunch...likely I'll wait until 70 degree weather so I'm not forced to freeze during my lunch hour.
Posted by CT on 08/09/2012
I always wanted to try Thai 51 and heard good things about it. I think it's a bit over priced, except the food is just a little better than some Thai places I've been to. Very flavorful, polite staff, and fast service. Great place for dinner.
Posted by SP on 06/08/2012
It's not a souped up Thai Fusion dinner spot and it's not supposed to be. If in midtown east and you enjoy quality thai for a more than fair price, I highly reccomend. You can't do much better, based on the price...The only drawback is it gets quite crowded.
Posted by Tom on 01/24/2012
This is a very apt lunch spot. I ordered the lunch special, Tom Yum soup with mixed seafood. The soup was really tasty, there was tons of seafood, mussels, squid, and shrimp (all frozen I'm sure). There was also a lot of wide rice noodles, which were a bit overdone, but tasty. It also had crushed peanuts, which I liked. I will say that the soup was a bit too oily for my taste, but I am assuming that it is probably not the most unappetizing thing I can have for lunch. but speaking of the most unappetizing thing, the appetizer that I chose to go with this meal was the golden bag. Now there are two schools of thought on this.....If you want something delicious, get this, its incredible! If you are watching what you eat, then don't eat it. This is why I only ate one of the two that I got. These are little deep fried balls of dough, with the most spectacularly yummy stuffing, and served with a really good sauce. They had this ready for me in minutes after I placed my order. The prices were reasonable. Oh and they also throw in a drink.
Posted by Neighborhood Concierge on 11/14/2011
The service was rude and plain bad! The food was nothing special. The BYOB is the only thing alluring about this place. There are so many Thai restaurants in this area, so chooses elsewhere. Don't waste your time with unprofessional, rude people. I will never send my guests here.
Posted by RP on 03/28/2011
I was in the mood for some Thai coconut soup and began to scour menupages for a place nearby my work. Based on most of the reviews I picked Thai 51. The place is a bit pricy for a regular meal Thai but the lunch special is a good value. I order the coconut noodle soup and was expecting a small container. I was VERY wrong! I received a large container stuffed with a ton of chicken and noodles! The flavors were pretty good - hard to tell about the broth because there was way too much packed into the container. This would be my 0nly complaint - I wanted soup and it's like I got a noodle dish instead (with really runny coconut sauce). Next time I'll have to ask for less ingredients so I can taste the broth more....