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Somtum Der

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85 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009 40.725358 -73.98443
nr. 5th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-8570 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, noon-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary



Thanks to trendsetting Thai restaurants like Zabb Elee, Uncle Boons, and Pok Pok Ny, the funky, fiery food of Thailand’s northeast Isan region is gaining ground on the sweeter, tamer stuff once thought to be the only suitable kind for American baby palates. Somtum Der takes the trend a step further by focusing on the invigorating green-papaya salads known as som tum. There are eight made-to-order variations on the theme, the way there are, say, nine signature salads at Sweetgreen salad bar. Our favorite is the “tum pla too + kao mun” (with mackerel). But don’t neglect the equally hot larbs, nor the fiendishly good deep-fried chicken thighs.

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Recommended Dishes

Tum pla too and kao mun som tum (papaya salad with mackerel), $14; sa poak kai tod der (deep-fried chicken thigh), $9