Mini Thai Cafe
Sun-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, noon-1am
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at Astor Pl.; F at Second Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Full Bar
Delancey St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Third Ave.
This venue is closed.
If you’re near the corner of 7th and A and tapped out of dining ideas, this diminutive Thai spot will produce a pleasant, if forgettable, meal. From anywhere else, it’s not worth the Metrocard swipe. Despite a Thai kitchen staff, Mini Thai dumbs down dishes – presumably for delicate Western palates – so that even fiery-sounding plates lose their teeth. The kitchen redeems itself with exemplary, eggy pad Thai and rich, delicious labb, the street food of ground meat, red onions, and lime. With a television mounted in one corner, a fish tank in the other, and Thai kitsch scattered around the room, Mini Thai feels like a slightly faded old-school holdout—though the glittering disco ball suspended over a placid-looking Buddha at the bar places you firmly in the East Village.Recommended Dishes
Chicken pad Thai, $7.95; pad see yu, $7.95; kang subparod, $9.95
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