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Cafetasia

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38 E 8th St, New York City, NY 10003
(212) 529-2363
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great value in Hogwarts-like atmosphere

The quality and portions of food here are rare from my New York experience and offer true value. It'd be a great spot to stop for lunch or a casual but tasty dinner. Definitely would recommend it. The floating candles and long community tables are fun if not particularly intimate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The quality and portions of food here are rare from my New York experience and offer true value. It'd be a great spot to stop for lunch or a casual but tasty dinner. Definitely would recommend it. The floating candles and long community tables are fun if not particularly intimate.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Have been a regular customer here over the many years of working in the area..but today was the worst experience. We needed a clarification from the manager about our charges since it was different from the lunch special that we always order. At first he kept sending the server out to convey responses to our questions (not realizing that we... More 

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westfield, nj
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259 reviews 259 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent Asian fusion food near NYU at incredibly cheap prices--especially at lunch and early bird! WARNING--very noisy students and young people make this place a loud happening

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Cupertino
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was most likely our worst dining experience during our recent 4-day visit to NYC. It's cheap. Food was average at best. Would not go back,

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were strolling in the streets by the square and found this with the trip advisor guide - Which was not bad at all. My wife and I love Tai food and this place was one of the good ones - big variety, good food quality, very good prices and nice service. The place was quite full but still nice... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went on a Sat. For lunch. Very few people there...usually a sign for mediocre food. Food was just ok. Prices were good. Service was slow. I had Tom yum soup with glass noodles. The calimari in it tasted old, like it had been frozen for a long time, but the shrimp in it tasted fresh. My husband had skirt steak... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Wandering through Greenwich Village towards the East Village on a Saturday early afternoon, we were on the hunt for somewhere quick, cheap and cheerful for lunch. Cafetasia fit the bill. It is located in the heart of the NYU campus, and with communal bench-seat tables, plays on the idea of a university cafeteria (hence 'Cafetasia'). The menu is described as... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I had been here once before and returned when in New York again this year. It didn't disappoint - the service is speedy, the portions are generous, and the food is tasty. It's not really a place for taking hours over your meal and catching up with friends: the shared seating and echoey space, coupled with the eager service, makes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went to Cafetasia to meet friends of ours who come here often. Its clear to see why. The food was simply excellent. I am normally do not eat Thai food often, so I dont know how their food stacks up with other Thai places, but I really enjoyed what I ate. The prices were very reasonable and the portion... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I really like cafetasia. My cousin took me there a while back and I loved it. It was my first time eating Thai. I'm hooked for life. Try the garlic pepper chicken and the chicken and shrimp shumai. Lunch special are excellent. I just got take-out this week. Fantastic. Best Thai inthe neighborhood.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 E 8th St, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 529-2363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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