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Posted by Anonymous on 10/18/2006
I eat at Viang Ping every week. The food is always great, and the waitresses are very kind. The lunch special cannot be beat.. $5.95 for a huge plate of food and a soup or salad. Give this one a try :)
Posted by Anonymous on 10/15/2006
We stopped in for a late Sunday dinner. The food was very tasty and spicy with lots of fresh veggies and big portions. Prices are decent for the area--$10-13 for curry-type dishes, cheaper for noodles. The service however was nice but unbelievably slow. Spotty water refills, slow to bring out food, and at least a 20-30 minute wait for a check after we finished eating. The place is nice looking inside the the constant ringing phone and rustling take-out bags definitely lead to a poor atmostphere for a nice dinner. Take-out may be the way to go. We'll definitely order the food next time. The service may be better at other times when there is more waitstaff.
Posted by Andrea on 10/03/2006
Everything about this restaurant is adorable; authentic decorations, warm and doting staff, exceptionally quick service, and a very comfortable atmosphere. The only problem is the food is really bland. I opted for Viang Ping over Spice thinking the food would be more electic, but it's very basic dishwater thai cuisine. I ordered a squid salad and it mostly tasted like, well, salad.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2006
Wonderful, attentive staff in addition to great Thai food at a reasonable price. This isn't a great place to have a "sexy" night out, as the decor is more auntie's kitchen than anything sexy, but its charm is perfect for a nice, quiet dinner.
Posted by shelly on 09/10/2006
We took my brother from out of town here and while it isn't the fanciest atmosphere, the waitstaff is very charming and friendly, the food very fresh and prepared well. I would definitely go back. Everyone liked their dish and it was reasonably priced, a great bargain for what you get, on the upper east side no less.
Posted by upper east sider on 09/09/2006
So I read all the reviews of people below and thought probably a good/ok alternative to a place like 'Pongal', an inexpensive, cozy, trendy Indian vegan place on 1st ave bet 63 and 64th. Alas, I made a big mistake on this one. If you're looking for just ok low-budget regular week day food, this might satisfy you but for the good Friday dinner, its quality of interior design and food can be very diappoiting,(The new year deco was still hanging in the middle of the pleace. ) For an appetizer, my husband ordered 'mango salad' which was one of the specials (and not too cheap for that restaurant, close to $10) yet it looked so plain, dull and taste was as bad. Any 4th grader could have made it. My tom-yap soup which came after 10 minutes they brought my husband's appetizer tasted so-so. Our main dish was red snapper, which was too deep fried to cut into small pieces. The dish gave me an impression that either they didn't use fresh fish at all and did not even know how to cook 'their specials' of Friday night. Overpaid for such poor food and tmosphere/deco.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/19/2006
We tried carry out from here and it was very good. Pad Thai was better than most (not the best I've had). Dumpling appetizers were excellent. Service was fast, and they were friendly on the telephone. Not too expensive. I would definitely try again. Cannot compare to others, since we are new to area and this is the only Thai restaurant we've tried in NY