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Tai Thai

78 E. 1st St., New York, NY 10009 40.723271 -73.988363
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-2552 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

taithai78.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Prices

$8.95-$16

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

East Broadway to 14th St., Ave. D to Thompson St.

Profile

This Southeast Asian chainlet’s predictable parade of noodles, curries, and stir-fries function as a quick local fix for Thai cravings in the East Village and Williamsburg, but the food falls flat due to middling ingredients and underseasoning. Décor-wise, the modern spots boast kitsch accents familiar to any Urban Outfitters shopper: nostalgic movie posters downtown and a shrine to Buddha and dangling mini disco balls in Brooklyn. Ped ma kham promises “crispy” duck, but the meat is just dry and its skin actually soggy from the dish’s sweet tamarind sauce. Green gang kheaw waan is billed as “the spiciest” curry, but there’s not much heat. The coconut-milk base comes with Thai eggplant, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, and basil leaves, but without a needed dose of fermented-shrimp paste, the broth lacks complexity, and the dish is a snoozer.

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