The undisputed best Thai restaurant in town recently got a long-overdue makeover.
3. Zabb Thai
This Queens newcomer specializes in dishes from the Isaan region of Thailand, highly regarded among Thai-food fanatics.
71-28 Roosevelt Avenue, nr. 72nd St., Jackson Heights; 718-651-4354
4. Kin Khao
Nothing about this venerably cool Soho hangout and its young, politely raucous clientele suggests the spicy, untricky Thai food it serves without fuss.
171 Spring St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-966-3939
5. Ma*ya Hurapan Kitchen
Taweewat Hurapan of Rain fame has annexed the Thai restaurant formerly known as Ma*ya and added his signature Pan-Asian spin to a menu that now extends beyond Bangkok.
234 E. 4th St., nr. Ave. B; 646-313-1987
As industrial chic as the current Thai crop and twice as loud, but to its credit, the creative kitchen doesn’t stint on spice (ubiquitous pink peppercorns included).
7 St. Marks Pl., nr. Third Ave.; 212-505-9955