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Aura

462 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10018 40.75448 -73.995451
nr. 36th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-971-8530 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

aurathaicuisine.com

Hours

Daily, 11:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station

Prices

$7.95-$14.95

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

25th St. to 45th St., Fifth Ave. to Twelfth Ave.

Profile

Aura promises Thai fusion. What it delivers are a few Chinese and Japanese dishes (shu mai, edamame, spring rolls) on a standard Thai menu. Considering the restaurant’s lineage—part of Parkpoom Wattanasuparp’s otherwise reliable mini-chain, which includes Aceluck and Thai Chai-yo—the kitchen’s job on the culinary transplants alongside flavor-flattened native cuisine comes as a disappointment. About all that Aura shares with its kin eateries is an airy, stripped-down aesthetic. Pale yellow walls and exposed brick play off high ceilings, an exposed duct, and blond-wood furniture. Just three watercolors of Thai longboat scenes adorn the walls.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken shu mai, $4.95; Thai shrimp garlic, $12.95

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