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Topaz Thai

127 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019 40.763989 -73.978418
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-957-8020 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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    8 out of 10

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Official Website

topazthai.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; F at 57th St.

Prices

$12-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

42nd St. to 72nd St., Madison Ave. to Ninth Ave.

Profile

Don't head to Topaz Thai looking for anything too authentic or super spicy. What's on offer at is more approachable and less scorching fare—and judging by the crowds that come to this narrow restaurant below street level on a sleepy Midtown block, it's a strategy that pays off. Weekday lunches are often crowded and a little hectic, as groups of shirt-and-ties take advantage of the friendly prices and the something-for-everyone menu. Bangkok Shrimp, large shrimp deep-fried and then partially covered with a smoky-tasting dark-red chili sauce, is a simple, but exuberant dish. Overall the ingredients are fresh, and the sauces taste bright and sharp, with none of gloppiness or dullness that often shows up at some Thai joints around town. Just keep in mind that the food is on the meek side of spicy—even asking for something "Thai spicy" isn't likely to make the heat go up appreciably. If you decide to get an order of rice to accompany your meal, pay the extra dollar or so and get sticky rice. Wrapped in plastic wrap and served in a small straw container, it's sweet and slightly perfumed with coconut milk—easily tasty enough to eat on its own.

Recommended Dishes

Sticky rice, $2; Bangkok shrimp, $12.95

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