VIV Thai Restaurant and Bar

VIV Thai Restaurant and Bar

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mon
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$15.00 – $100.00
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Is this restaurant good for lunch?
PRICE RANGE
$15.00 – $100.00
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles299 reviews
Excellent
173
Very good
93
Average
22
Poor
8
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

TheExplorerFamily
Somerset7103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Seriously Delicious Thai Food This restaurant was walking distance from the studio of The Daily Show where we were going, so it was natural that we would pick a place with our favored cuisine. As soon as we entered, we were welcomed and greeted by some really friendly and smiling people, and led to our table at the back. It was fairly early, so the dinner crowd had not arrived. The place filled up by the time we left. The Menu was not extensive, but that ensured that the items would be quality ones. They are also very specific about all the ingredients that go into the dish preparations. So we aware if you are a vegetarian, or have allergies, because we were informed that each and every item is cooked in fish sauce. Between the four of us, we ordered a few Crispy Spring Rolls with sweet Plum Sauce (unique because they are long instead of the usual folded and wrapped ones) for Appetizers. For the Main Course we had Pad Thai, Avocado Massaman Curry with Vegetables, Chicken Cashew King and the Pad Prik King with Fried Tilapia. Everything was superb, and elegantly presented. We had expected good food after reading the reviews, and every single dish far exceeded those expectations. The Fried Bananas with Vanilla Ice Cream was the perfect end to a wonderful meal. The décor is very interesting – bright neon-lit outside and dim mood lighting inside. The bathrooms are quirky and a little dark. But, do not forget to look up as you enter and view the massive dragon that starts at the entrance and winds its way all the way to the back. Our first experience was great, and we will not hesitate to return.
Written March 2, 2020
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Richard Y
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Selected based on search engine stars, and got lucky. Delicious food, the tom kha gai was the best I've had in my life. Curry was excellent. Cocktails were excellent. My date was experiencing Thai for the first time and the wait staff were super helpful and patient explaining the menu and choices. Highly recommend.
Written November 23, 2022
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traveltheworld012
Rochester16280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
We were staying at an apartment only 3 blocks away, so we walked over here for dinner on Friday, December 29, 2023. Arrived about 6 PM and we were seated immediately even though the place was nearly full. This restaurant is very decorative and lighted only by the hundreds of small LED lights, and the centerpiece... a 50 foot paper dragon hanging from the ceiling that snakes throughout the restaurant and is constantly changing colors. Walking through here gives one a feeling they are tripping on some psychedelic. The front room is a bar and some seating, then a narrow hallway goes back to the main dining room where we were seated. I started with a cocktail called the Hidden Dragon -which is a Thai style Old Fashioned. My wife and I shared a delicious app plate of Edamame, good but rather plain. She ordered the Spicy Noodle Kec-Mao. I had the Pla-Abb which is marinated and grilled Tilapia served in a fancy tall tiered pottery dish. Both plates were deliciously spicy. Mine made me sweat, which was an indication of my enjoyment as well. The servers wear iPads hanging around their necks or waists, and they stand erect and motionless among the tables when not taking orders or serving food. It is a little strange, but that must be what they are told to do. It was a little too dark here for dining, romantic but I like to see my food. We enjoy Thai food and this is a pretty good one.
Written January 29, 2024
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Amy
Ann Arbor8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Walked up on a busy Friday night and got an outdoor table. Very fast and friendly service. The pineapple fried rice (subbed tofu for the recommended shrimp) was wonderfully cooked and flavored, with a portion large enough that I couldn’t finish. We also had green curry with chicken, also excellent, with just the right amount of heat. The edamame appetizer was served hot and salty, perfect with very cold Singha Thai beer. We were glad to sit outside where it was quieter, but the decor inside looked pretty amazing. Would definitely return.
Written August 25, 2023
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Jo W
Horton35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We visited here last November and were so impressed that we were looking forward to a return visit during our trip to NYC this year. Having chosen what we wanted, our server asked about allergies and on being told that my husband has a shellfish allergy, told us that he could only eat the tofu curry as all chicken and beef were pre-marinated in oyster sauce. Having eaten here 12 months ago with oyster sauce having been subbed for a veggie alternative, we were surprised to be told that this was no longer an option as the decision had been taken to keep the Thai authenticity. While I am all for authenticity, the decision to significantly and needlessly restrict the menu to anyone with a shellfish allergy seems to be extremely shortsighted. The situation wasn’t helped by a total lack of concern or any apology and we reluctantly made the decision to leave, very disappointed and more than a little frustrated. The last time we visited, the restaurant was packed out and buzzing. Tonight it was almost empty. It might have been a fluke of timing or may have been due to what felt like an apparent disregard for basic customer consideration; something that seems far too common in our post-Covid world.
Written November 27, 2023
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AdventureTraveler60
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
My friend and I had lunch here today as she's a regular and said to me: "You'll love it". OMG! She was right! The food is absolutely delicious! We both had the spicy noodle kee-mao (aka drunken noodles) - mine with chicken and hers with shrimp. We split edamame as our appetizer. We sat in the cute outside area. The portions are so generous (we both left with doggy bags). Our server Paul was fantastic too - attentive, fun and efficient! We'll definitely be back! Highly recommend if you're in the neighborhood (or even if you're not)!
Written June 14, 2022
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RhodeIslandActor
Providence194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
The joint was jumping ! Called ahead because the waitlist was closed, but the woman urged us to 'just come by'. SO glad we did. Red curry was perfectly spiced and quite flavorful. The fried tofu appetizer was delicious ( not greasy ) the best I've ever had - served with a Sriracha spicy sauce. The simple things are hard to get right - and VIV gets high marks all around. Reasonably priced menu and the service is helpful and upbeat.
Written March 10, 2023
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orrdin
New York918 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
The place looks different from any other Thai restaurant I’ve been to and I decided to give it a try. The drinks were good and the dishes we I initially ordered were very good but as we ordered more dishes we started to get some disappointing dishes so I didn’t give it five stars. Also service was not great. They were rushed, made mistakes and often just ignored you as they were rushing up and down the restaurant. Definitely a sore point for this place.
Written May 8, 2023
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amandakulick22
New York City263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
Had a really great dinner here the other night while waiting for our Broadway show to start. We were seated right away and everyone was so friendly. The food was delicious. I got the spicy noodle kee-mao and asked for it mild. Thankfully I did because it still had a little kick to it! We also got the chicken satay as an app and it was also delicious. The music was great and loud and the decor was so fun! I wish I had more time/could have taken stuff home so I could have tried more. If you're in the area waiting for a show (or even if you're not) I definitely recommend trying this place.
Written February 17, 2023
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Rachael Smith
Hartlepool20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
The restaurant is quirky, service was really good and the food was so good. We ordered three mains between us, chicken pad Thai which tasted so good, pineapple fried rice which was so nice and a belly pork dish which again was delicious. And the bill, this place was so reasonably priced. I wish we’d ate here again before heading home. If you’re considering it, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed I’m sure. We loved it!
Written December 16, 2023
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dgoren
Foley137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
Outstanding Thai food. Worth the wait. We had two styles of noodles with chicken. Spicy but not over the top, chicken and shrimp dumplings, and crispy wing appetizer. Everything was excellent, and the service was exceptional as well.
Written December 17, 2022
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Adeline T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 friends
I love v[iv]! It’s one of my go to restaurants when taking a friend out and is always where my parents want to go when they’re in town! I’ve been countless times now and it’s always SO good. Great ambiance, yummy cocktails, and DELICIOUS food. Great portions too - always have some left over so I get to take home and have for lunch! One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood
Written March 9, 2022
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Brian G
New York City44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
I love Thai food. I've eaten it all over the world including in Thailand. This is some of the best Thai cuisine I've ever eaten. Everything from the curry puffs, duck salad, soups, and the sublime pad thai were outstanding. Excellent service (thank you to our waiter Toby) that made us feel welcome and like regular customers. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Written July 16, 2022
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Brad L
San Marcos34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 solo
The atmosphere was just what I needed after a long hike that I took around NYC tonight. I ordered the crispy calamari, squid Pad Thai, and Moonstone Plum sake. The food came out very quickly on a packed night. The staff is amazing. If I wasn’t just on vacation, I would continue to come back.
Written November 5, 2021
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Nathan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
This is my favorite Thai Spot in all of HK, probably all of NYC. The atmosphere is really fun and they’ve done a great job designing their outdoor dining space. Everyone who works here is incredibly friendly and the food is sooooo good. Highly recommend the Rama 9 (peanuts! 🤤) and the spring rolls.
Written June 25, 2021
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