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Rohm

27 E. 20th St., New York, NY 10003 40.739079 -73.989453
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-7681 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

rohmnyc.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 23rd St.

Prices

$9-$18

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

10th St. to 30th St., First Ave. to Ninth Ave.

Profile

When he took over his father’s Bangkok Café after a dozen years, Shan Pooviriyakul didn’t just strip it down to original brick walls and wood floors. He also worked the lucky number nine into elements of Rohm’s lounge-like décor, from nine-bulb light fixtures to nine gold-leaf wall sconces. If only the good fortune flowed to the kitchen. Though its cooking crew is Thai, Rohm plays it safe, delivering middle-of-the-road standards with diluted flavors. Only a few dishes taste unrestrained, like coconut soup pungent with lime or red-curry chicken with real heat and bite. Pooviriyakul himself works the floor, along with a friendly, chatty waitstaff; even when confusion reigns at busy dinner hours, they charm. The mellow, hip vibe attracts a young, good-looking crowd of neighbors, office workers, and NYU students. Rohm, by the way, means “secluded” in Thai—a bit of poetic license for this subterranean spot on a quiet Flatiron block.

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