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Cafetasia

38 E 8th St, New York City, NY 10003 (Greenwich Village)
(212) 529-2363
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Ranked #3,592 of 11,579 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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Cupertino
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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25 reviews 25 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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Darien, Connecticut
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252 reviews 252 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Ok, so the food certainly is not expensive. The quality is OK and the portions are large, so there's value for your dining dollar. But... the seating is most communal along long tables, cheek to cheek with strangers. The service is rushed and our order was inaccurate. The noisy level rivals a subway train, so you better be able to... More

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Kingston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

What a surprise. Great food at unbelievable prices. We went for the "Happy Hour" from 4 pm to 7 pm, where you get an appetizer (I had spring rolls) a main entree (mine was a fantastic Pad Thai) and choice choice of drinks including beer and wine, all for $ 11.00. We left very full and satisfied and I have... More

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Levis, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Reasonable prices, good food in sufficient quantity. Tasty and spicy. Cocktails are a great plus. Will go back next time in New York city.

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