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Thai Select

472 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10018 40.754838 -73.995182
nr. 36th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-695-9920 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

20th St. to 50th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.


A glittery arch of iridescent tiles marks the entrance to this “alternative Thai” spot on a still-gritty Ninth Avenue block. It’s not quite an apt gateway for Thai Select, whose glam-sounding fusion experiments – strawberry duck, tom yum fried rice, Thai linguine – fall flat. If you stick with the basics you can still build a satisfying meal here. Thai staples like som thum, or papaya salad, are aggressively spiced, and traditional curries taste appropriately piquant. Thai Select’s room stands out, with op-art panels between tables, giant backlit photos on the walls and ceiling, and an elaborate Buddha-statue tableau in back, Thai export tags still attached.

Recommended Dishes

Som thum, $8.95; cashew nut tofu, $9.95; green curry with chicken, $9.95