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469 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011
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Ranked #1,575 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
West Village
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Dining options: Reservations, Street Food
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between 11th & 12th streets
Transit: Take A, B, C, D, E to West 4th (north exit) 1,2 or 3 to 14th (south exit) F, M, L and PATH at 14th Street & 6th Ave.
Description: Kin Shop is a contemporary Thai restaurant opened by Chef Harold Dieterle and Alicia Nosenzo. The duo chose the name, Kin Shop, because “kin,” is the Thai word for “to eat” and the restaurant is the “kin” to their acclaimed restaurant Perilla, a mere seven-minute walk away. Kin Shop’s menu features both contemporary reinterpretations of traditional Thai dishes and wholly new items inspired by Thai ingredients. Complementing Kin Shop’s menu (which is meant to be shared), are Thai-influenced specialty cocktails, a 75-label, spice-friendly international wine list with many bottles priced under $50, and a diverse globe-spanning selection of beers, many from small, craft producers. The casual, but polished setting features comfortable banquettes, a long granite bar, and a chef’s counter for walk-in dining with a front-row view.
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  • English first
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English first
Rome, Italy
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I don't watch top chef but this was suggested by the friend I was meeting up with and it was really really good. We had no problem getting a reservation although that might have been an anomaly bc we went out on a Monday night. Also the staff and kitchen were super accommodating - my friend had to get up... More 

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Central City, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I am a Top Chef fan and it was a dream to dine at one of Harold Dieterle's (winner of Season 1) restaurants...my wait was not in vain. This tiny little restaurant is quietly decorated and presents a very zen-like atmosphere. Our waiter talked us through the menu and made excellent suggestions. I suggest the roti bread with the Thai... More 

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New York City
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Kin Shop is a taste sensation! I loved it. One of top 5 restaurants in NYC. I love flavor and I love spice and this place was made for me. We began with an excellent drink called Slow Burn, then had appetizers of Crispy Roti and a condiment tasting menu. We also ordered a spicy duck salad, which was... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After coffee and the Sunday Times, we spent a morning walking through Manhattan. By early afternoon, we found ourselves in the West Village and ready for something to eat. We had two recommendations to try Kin Shop. It was nearby, so we went in. The menu offered an 'express' lunch - choice of one starter, one side, and one entrée... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I dined at this restaurant recently and I am rather perplexed by all the hoopla here. Is it a more sophisticated Thai palate that understands this kind of food. I certainly did not. I do not fault them, maybe it is just my simplistic approach of what Thai food is or can be. I consider myself open and daring to... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've had my share of American Thai food and have become tired of same ol' same ol.' So Kin Shop was a revelation. A modest place in modest surroundings but the food is brilliant. Everything that my friend and I ordered for lunch was exceptionally delicious. I can't wait to go back for another meal.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was exactly what I was looking for, an understated restaurant with really good food. The star of the night was surprisingly the oyster bun special. A crispy, deep fried oyster with Thai vegetables on a cloud like bun, that just melted in your mouth, awesome. Roasted duck for dinner didn't disappoint. It came with the best and most flavorful... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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222 reviews 222 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We've been wanting to try Kin Shop for some time as we really like Perilla, which is Harold Dieterle (Top Chef) and Alicia Nosenzo's lovely first restaurant. So we finally grabbed a friend and arrived for dinner on a recent Sunday night. The restaurant is located on a section of Sixth Ave. that reminds me of how NYC mostly looked... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food here is very flavorful but not in the typically hot Thai spice range. The sauce for the grilled prawns, a house specialty, is a genuinely original take on a satay sauce and luscious (We ate the unused sauce with our spoons.). Everything was well-prepared and tasty, but portions seemed small (although we did not leave hungry). Service was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our very first meal in NYC on a hot mid afternoon. Lovely service and pleasant environment. Partners goat mussaman was outstanding- my vege noodle fish a bit dull. Kale salad was interesting. The beer was great and perhaps the evening meals would be nicer. We had better Asian inspired food elsewhere.

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Additional Information about Kin Shop

Address: 469 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011
Phone Number: 212-675-4295
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Thai

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