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Amarin Café

617 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.723519 -73.950684
at Nassau Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-349-2788 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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    9 out of 10

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Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Nassau Ave.

Prices

$6.25-$15.00

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Grand St. to Ash St., Humboldt St. to Kent Ave.

Profile

Reminiscent of many restaurants in Bangkok, Amarin Café is essentially an extension of its noisy kitchen. Chefs maneuver around each other nonstop as they sautée, steam, and fry, and from time to time the kitchen emits a beep or buzz and someone grabs the delivery bags and rushes out the door. The simple space is brightly lit, making the speed of the kitchen and the one-man waitstaff seem all the speedier. Stop for beer or wine on your way because there’s no time to run out after ordering: appetizers arrive mere minutes later. Green papaya salad is a refreshing palate cleanser, and though it’s hard not to get caught up in the rush of activity, slowing down to savor the spicy entrees is advised. The beef with basil is better quality than you’d expect for the price, and the flavors in the shrimp with asparagus and cashews meld together perfectly. So if you’re in the Burg, the authentic cuisine is definitely worth the cafe’s commotion.

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