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Asian, Thai
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Reviewed April 19, 2020 via mobile

I called to ask what happed to my order (it was one hour late). The person who picked up the phone started cursing me (used “f*** you” at least 7 times) and told me that since I was impatient, she would cancel my order so...I could “starve to death” unless I cook my own food. I was in shock. Don’t bother with this place. It should be closed down.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed September 27, 2019

People complain about the slow service. Thats because every entree is cooked to order and thus service can be slow, especially when the restaurant is backed up. The chef is a good cooke but hasn't been trained in restaurant prepreparation technique. That said, the Thai...is authentic and tends to be spicy - which I like. The Tom Yum (Red Spice Lemon Grass) and Tom Kha (Coconut) are very good. My other favorite is Green Curry. Actually we like the owner. She watched our son grow up and asks after him every time we visit. He now takes his asian buddies there when he's home from college.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed May 24, 2019

I went here with a friend and we had a couple of their lunch specials, the Ginger Delight with tofu and Prik Khing with chicken. When we arrived the place was empty, except for one person, who we later learned was the cook. Although he...was uncomfortable speaking English, which some might mistake for rudeness or unfriendliness, he took our orders and opened the windows so we would have a more comfortable meal (it was a warm day). The dishes were obviously freshly cooked and were delicious, reminding of meals I’ve had in Thailand. While we were eating the lady who was the hostess/server returned from an errand and was quite solicitous. Good food, good service: what more could you ask for? We’ll be returning to try more of the menu.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

WARNING!!!!! Do not order from here if you want to eat any time near when you order. I placed an order at 6:45pm. Seamless delivery time said 35-40 mins. I called at 7:55pm. They said the driver was on the way. I called back at...8:20 and they said the driver was on the way. It's 8:30 and the food isn't here! 8:35.... no food yet. 8:40, nothing! 8:45, still waiting. 2 hours and counting! 8:55, still no food. 9:00! 9:10! 9:25....nothing. I tried to cancel the order and they won't cancel the order!More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

I am generally patient when it comes to ordering food online or takeout. But in this case I was bit disappointed when my order took an hour extra for delivery, which should have have been 10 minutes or so. Overall food was decent and nothing...out of ordinary. Hopefully they keep up the food quality and get their act together and not have their customers waiting for food at the restaurant or when delivering food.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

They make you wait for hours for the food and there is no one there to take you're order or seat you the owner Is always fighting with the staff and she even kicked us out because we said if the food was going to...take any longer. It really is too bad because the food is actually good but the service is terribleMore

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and the deserts were amazing. I really recommend going the star Is very kind. And try the pineapple fried rice

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed August 21, 2016

In Tokyo or San Francisco, this restaurant would be 3 stars ("A-OK"), but NYC is cursed with the worst Thai food in the world. We are the world's capital for bad Thai food. Most of our Thai food is cooked by Chinese chefs, so Thai...food here tends not to use Thai ingredients like Nam Pla, Galangal, Lemon Grass, Kaffir Lime Leaves, etc. In terms of using real Thai ingredients and fresh food, Nine Thai is "As Good As It Gets" in NYC (except my kitchen. I make the best Thai food in NYC.) The problem most people have with Nine Thai isn't the food. People tend to rant "Worst Thai food I have ever had" but then complain about the size of her drinks, the size of her calamari, and the portion size of her fried rice. Typical. You want good, fresh, REAL Thai food not cooked by a Chinese chef? Come here (or my kitchen). Not to say that Nine Thai is flawless. They are slow. There were two girls -- one was really nice, the other was slightly curt. Neither knew how to wait tables well. The restaurant is slightly dirty. I could use MORE galangal, lemon grass, nam pla, and lime in my Thai food. But you know what? Making Thai food is a pain... I like the food here, and I'll keep coming back. Chicken / Veggie Curry Puff: A- This is homemade, not frozen. It's obvious that a human made these. Nicely fried, beautiful golden color. Nice filling-to-crust ratio. Delicious. Why not an A? I felt it wasn't curried enough. It could use more curry. Perfect for my 1.5y daughter. Tom Yum Soup: B+ One of the better tom yum soups in NYC (hence B+). It's close to acceptable, but needs more lemon grass and nam pla. Needs more lemon and salty flavors; less sweet flavors. Slightly too spicy for my 1.5y old daughter. Tom Kha Soup: B+ One of the better tom kha soups in NYC (hence B+). It's close to acceptable, but needs more kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and nam pla. Needs more lemon and salty flavors; less sweet flavors. My 1.5y daughter loved it. Pad Thai: B+ Needs less ketchup (yes, there's ketchup in Pad Thai). I'd like more nam pla, shallots.and lime (It's not typical, but I prefer a wetter pad Thai). Pad See Eew: B+ Nine Thai taught me the difference between chow-fun and pad see eew! Cool! Chow-fun (and most pad see eew cooked by Chinese chefs) is flavored more with garlic and peanut oil. Pad see eew uses the same kind of noodles, and similar ingredients, but concentrates less on garlic, has no peanut oil, and focuses more on sweet flavors. I never knew the difference between these two dishes! Thai Fried Rice: A- Obviously fresh. There's a LOT of chicken in this dish! Big chunks of it (almost too much?) Nice flavor. Not oily, and not overcooked, meaning it was cooked fresh (overdone fried rice indicates it's been frozen and reheated a few times.) A bit bland -- could use more basil, oyster sauce, nam pla and basil. As is, it was hard distinguishing it from freshly cooked Chinese fried rice. Massaman Curry: A A light-hearted brown-colored sweet curry. Not spicy in the slightest (flavor-wise, it reminds me of Japanese curry.) My 1.5y old daughter absolutely loved this curry -- she couldn't get enough!More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed July 26, 2016

I am only writing this to warn you what you probably already know. After waiting 2 hours for dinner with children and seeing roaches the owner blamed the non English speaking waitress and then us. I eat out regularly and I have never been yelled...at as a customer for complaining. It started when I asked her why she didn't have wine but wine glasses on the table and she said "I don't drink Wine". There is something else deeper going on here but why bother, I just wanted a good experience not even a great one.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Pretty much an average Thai restaurant. The menu is very limited and not very exiting Too many other places in the area that are much more exceptional

Date of visit: June 2016
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