The undisputed best Thai restaurant in town recently got a long-overdue makeover.
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
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
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