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Posted by Anonymous on 12/17/2008
This place is surprisingly good for the UWS and can even hold its own with the Thai places downtown. Delivery is very fast and reliable, even when it's frigid or raining outside. I prefer delivery to the very loud and cramped dinner scene at the restaurant, though lunch is more peaceful. Pad thai is consistently very good, panang curry is outstanding, fried brown trout is very good, but Siam duck is too fatty even for duck, though the accompanying mushroom rice is subtle. As for appetizers, the thai market crepe is too sweet and insubstantial, but gu chai with the spicy soy sauce are excellent and often sold out. The tapioca pearl pudding is very nice and the coconut not overpowering.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/13/2008
We go here all the time and love it. Its comparable to the Thai food we've gotten in Jackson Heights, which is supposedly authentic.
Posted by regular on 07/18/2008
It has only been open for a little while, but it has already declined. I have eaten here about 20 times. It used to be our regular location, but the last time we went (maybe ~7/10/08) was a big disappointment. The prices had increased (understandably because of the global market), but the quality had declined. It was almost as if they had gotten a new chef. Hopefully, this was a singular bad experience, but we were very let down. I will definitely go again hoping that my last experience was an outlier. If it was a single off-night, and they are as good as they used to be, I would recommend the curry puffs, chicken sate, and siam duck. All were very good in the past, but were off on our last visit.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2008
This restaurant definitely believes in quality over quantity. The portions are indeed small compared to most american restaurants, but it's still possible to eat enough to be full there for a reasonable price. The key is the appetizers and the small dishes. Pad thai with no meat is $5. Many of the $5 appetizers are a very good size. But the main point here is that the food is excellent. More sugar than you would find in real authentic thai but if's very close. The som tum in particular is very good - spiciness level is quite high and they have reached the perfect balance of spicy and salty from the fish sauce. The daikon cakes take a page from a chinese restaurant's cookbook but are also excellent. I've had the catfish (delicate and unusual spices including fresh white peppercorns which are delicious), the ground chicken and egg on rice (also wonderful) and the Khao Soi which was excellent if a little lacking in quantity and choice of add-ins. All said, this is about as real as you can get for thai food without going to queens and the quality of the food is exceptional. I've found the service to be attentive without being overbearing and in the summer they open the whole front of the restaurant to the street which is very refreshing.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/30/2008
I've been ordering from Thai Market almost weekly for several months. The food is great, and the delivery very quick. I have no issues with the portion sizes. I'm always full after eating their food, and, obviously and pleased enough to keep going back.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/29/2008
Lightning fast service and equal food quality to the restaurant. The delivery guy was at Columbia in five minutes! I'll be buying from them again.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/08/2008
Fresh, yummy food. Quiet, comfortable atmosphere. Lunch special is a great value. I am surprised at all the comments about small portions! Ginger chicken delicious.