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Kiin Thai Eatery

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36 E. 8th St., New York, NY 10003 40.731421 -73.994523
nr. University Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-2363 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

kiinthaieatery.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.

Prices

$11-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

W. Houston St. to 20th St., Third Ave. to Sixth Ave.

Profile

Those who have dined at the East Village’s Somtum Der know that the restaurateur duo behind it don’t mess around when it comes to Thai food. So it should come as no surprise that Kiin Thai delivers an eclectic interpretation of traditional Southeast Asian dishes. Meals here are of the choose-your-own-adventure variety. Starters range from the more familiar Som Tum Seafood salad (a spicy papaya salad laden with calamari and shrimp) to the atrociously named, but delicious tasting, Golden Bags, fried vegetarian wontons stuffed with potato, mushrooms, water chestnut, and cream cheese. Another crowd favorite, especially when paired with Dark Beer Laos, is the Nham Prik Ong, a dip heavy on the fish sauce but perfectly balanced when eaten atop savory fried pork skins. Mains include family-style noodle dishes, like Khao Soi (egg noodles in a hard-to-share curry) and Pad Kee Mao (rice noodles with diced pork, chiles, and dark rum), along with fried and grilled meats. Each dish is herbaceous, flavorful, and true to origin – even the pad Thai comes swaddled under a traditional crêpe-y egg blanket. The only misstep, or sidestep, because it’s more confusing than off-putting, is the décor. The white-washed walls and Hamptons-chic fittings contrast starkly with the local flavors and the low prices, blurring the line between out-east Montauk and far-east Asia.

Recommended Dishes

Pad kee mao with pork, $13; ‘Khao soi’ with chicken leg, $15; grilled beef with grilled coconut sticky rice, $13

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