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Em' Thai Kitchen

278 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.682455 -73.993501
nr. Sackett St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-834-0505 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Within 10 blocks


This venue is closed.

White walls, chairs, and a long, cushioned banquette give Em' Thai Kitchen a modern look with a few simple accents. Red-plastic vines sprawl out from the ceiling above the dining room’s centerpiece, a wooden table topped with different-size vases and plastic flowers. The “urban kitchen” provides a sampling of appetizers, including traditional spring rolls, vegetables wrapped in rice skin, and moo-yang, a Bangkok street food–inspired dish of spicy, bite-size marinated pork in tamarind sauce. The baked duck uses tamarind for a glaze that caramelizes the skin outside while keeping the meat sweet and tender; “moc” duck protein does the job for vegetarians. Basics like pad thai and pad kimow don’t stand out, but a “Spicy Real Thai” menu—no substitutions allowed—exists for authenticity. Buttered roti bread and small mountains of rice soak up the saucy entrées.

Recommended Dishes

Moo-yang, $6; duck tamarind, $15