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Fishcheeks

55 Bond St., New York, NY 10012 40.725709 -73.994871
nr. Bowery  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-2223 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

fishcheeksnyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thurs, 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; 6 at Bleecker St.

Prices

$18-$32

Payment Methods

Cash Only, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Design Standout
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

New York’s Thai food scene started blowing up in the late aughts, amped up since then by a host of acclaimed restaurants largely specializing in the fiery, porky cuisine of the country’s Isaan region. Delicacies like salted crab papaya salad have been given serious play, but no Thai restaurant made the ocean it’s raison d’être until Fishcheeks. With its psychedelic-bright chairs and fish-tile awning, the 58-seat restaurant looks like it could be a laid-back beachside haunt where locals go for seafood pad cha after a dip in the ocean. The brothers who run the kitchen grew up in a cooking family in the northern province of Sukothai, where their father ran a restaurant. One went off to Bangkok’s acclaimed Nahm, while the other cooked at Colicchio & Sons and for the Chace Restaurant Group. Rather than focus on one region, the menu here will draw from traditional cooking from all over the country. There will be an emphasis on dishes from southern Thailand, including a coconut-and-king-crab-meat curry and hat yai fried chicken, its crust amplified with shallots. Regulars of New York favorites Ayada and Sripraiphai will no doubt recognize the crispy watercress salad, but there will also be less-common dishes like clam strips with chile jam, a “Thai-style ceviche” with sea grapes, and a deep-fried branzino served with fish-sauce broth and garnished with fried garlic. There’s also a tight menu of Thai-influenced cocktails that incorporate galangal and other essential Thai herbs and spices.

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