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Thai Select

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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472 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10018-5616 (36th - 37th Streets)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I were in NY for a conference at Javits Center, and were craving for a great restaurant to eat nearby in the evening. We walked a few blocks towards B&H, and saw that Thai Select was highly ranked on Tripadvisor. It was happy hour time, so we got a great deal on 1/2 price wines as well.... More 

Thank HT0375
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff was friendly and attentive enough for NYC, but I expected a lot more flavor. I had chicken pad thai (yea, I'm a conservative eater) and it was very mild and average. It wasn't bad, just expected more. I've had better thai in Harrison Arkansas (really!) at Jasmine Thai Cuisine. Oh, and perhaps it's standard practice for New York,... More 

Thank tgyeti
Bronx, New York
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place to find a quick bit after visit the Javits Center on a Saturday afternoon. We first noticed the Thai place on the other end of the block but then decided to have a look at the menu at Thai Select. For really no reason other than we were already in front of the place... More 

Thank Jemlnlx
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here before going to see the musical Beautiful. The food was outstanding, some of the best Thai food I have had, reasonable priced as well. The Thai fried rice is done like a good risotto, the rice is crisp and the flavors very fresh.

Thank Kiran K
Orange County, CA
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a hankering for some Thai curry so we walked around the block from our hotel and found Thai Select. So glad that we did! Everything was amazing! Even the chicken satay, which usually isn't anything to write home about, was fantastic! Their peanut dipping sauce was unlike anything I'd ever had. They were super friendly about making accommodations... More 

Thank savetheredheads
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in New York. We had tried Indian, Italian, American and now fancied something. Spicy and flavoursome. Thai select definitely delivered. They have a good selection of vegetarian options. We ordered teriyaki tofu and mock duck green curry. Green curry was so nice that we ended up ordering another one. The staff are very attentive and helpful and... More 

Thank Raj K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of taking in the sights at New York Comic Con, I met several friends for dinner at Thai Select. They seated us quickly and kept us hydrated with endless refills of our water glasses. We had an array of appetizers that were all delicious. I ordered the red curry chicken. It came with rice, it was... More 

Thank Nando C
Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A truly Thai restaurant in the heart of NYC. The variety and quality of the menu makes me want to come back more often.

Thank Florentinoqu
Hillsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had dinner here on our last night in the city. We shared a delicious platter of steamed dumplings that were quite good. I ordered the pad Thai, which was good but nothing special. My friends were pleased with their choices. We had fried bananas and fried ice cream for dessert. The service was pleasant and efficient.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

If you like authentic Thai cuisine, this is the place to go. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is fresh and yum. I haven't had Tom Yum Soup as good as this since my honeymoon 16 years ago (in Thailand).

Thank Rachael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10018-5616
    (36th - 37th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 34th St-8th Ave (A, C, E) 8th Ave-42nd St (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-695-9920
Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global, fresh and fun. Located in the midtown-west area of Manhattan, Thai Select offers healthy, modern Thai cuisine with worldly flare. Although the signature taste remains authentic Thai in flavor, the presentation might be a bit French in aesthetics, a bit Italian in portion and a bit Japanese in simplicity. With dishes like Kee Mao Fettuccini (made with whole wheat pasta) and Fruit Fried Rice (stir-fried with seasonal fruits), Thai Crabcake (encrusted to perfection) and Coconut Puff Martini (jumbo shrimp hand-battered in coconut strips), the kitchen selects only the very best dishes in Thai cuisine and only the freshest of ingredients picked from the farmer's market for our patrons; hence the name, Thai Select.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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