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Posted by Liz on 10/11/2007
Thai Market is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. Everything is great, though it's always a guessing game how spicy the curry or pad kee mao will be. Ordering "not spicy" essentially means nothing. But the servers are always nice, especially the bus guy who refills the water--we always make sure to tip him extra. Be prepared to wait at dinnertime.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/29/2007
Great food, I especially love the vegetable ginger, however the service is terrible. They don't seat you until your full party is there and they are always trying to rush you, asking if you are ready to order just one minute after you sit down and whisking away your plate after you finish the last bite. This place used to be byob but, sadly, not anymore. They will also ask you to leave right after you pay the bill so don't plan on mingling and talking with your friends for a few minutes after you finish eating! Overall, opt for take-out instead!
Posted by Bowie on 09/23/2007
I can't stop going to this place its so delicious. IThe food is light and fresh and doesn't make you feel gross after you eat it. I am especially fond of the lunch specials as I feel these are the most cost effective. Nice ambience, as well. The portions are a little small, but it is still my favorite place in the area.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/09/2007
Really tasty thai food. Really like their ability to make almost anything on the menu vegetarian. They also are one of the few places I know that will truly make a dish SPICY if you ask for it. Delivery is exceptionally fast. Favorite dish is pad kee moa with tofu instead of chicken. Highly recomended place.
Posted by Deane on 09/08/2007
OK, first this area is Morningside Heights, not the Uppwer West Side (now you know) . Second the food at this place is great. Really good quality commercial Thai food. As the other reviewers said, nothing ground breaking but really really good food. I've never eaten in but order prob. about once a week and always enjoy my food. I love the dumplings (totally unexpected flavor and texture - order them!), Thai spicy basil ( i ask them to mix it with rice noodles, a dish i fell in love with in London) - chicken not beef. I often find the beef a teeny bit dry. The calamari is yummy as are all of the curries and very spicy soups. I tried the beef salad and while it's tasty, frankly I find the smell of it quite offputting and I can't figure out why. I think it may be the sour lime smell - it's odd. I've not ventured into the specials menu yet but NYTs food review said they are not to be missed.
Posted by Columbia Grad Student on 09/03/2007
I've enjoyed this restauraunt at least a dozen times since they opened in the spring. The food is very good and resonably priced (the lunch special is the best deal.) My favorites are the vegetable green curry and the tom yum soup. I also had a very nice skirt steak once when I was feeling extravagant. The service is responsive, however it is essientially service by committee - so sometimes things feel a bit choppy. In the Upper West Side, this is defintely one of my top 3 retauraunts.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/23/2007
Really delicious food in a cute side-walky table place - gentrification at its finest. The menu is pretty standard, and the portions are just right - medium-sized without being skimpy. Favorites include fried calamari, pad thai, pad see ew, and basil chicken with bird's eye chili. Not very out-there selections, but they're so good I can't seem to stray away. The highlight of our recent visit was when we ordered the special (Shrimp ceviche with very hot chili & lime) and the manager came out to ask if we liked it, and to say he was trying to add more authentic Thai food to the menu. I've never ordered takeout, but we often swing by and pick up a meal, and have never waited more than ten minutes.