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38 E. 8th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Greene St.
Awesome and Cheap!
By m455 on 6/18/2012
Being a total foodie, I was skeptical about this place but it was very impressive. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is fun, and it's incredibly cheap. Drinks are great too. Really fun place to go with a big group and share dishes. Everything was tasty, especially the pad thai, gyoza, crab and shrimp shumais, cashew chicken and beef pad see ew. Highly recommend it!
By monoclide on 8/3/2010
The atmosphere, food, and service is great. Super affordable and super filling. Easily one of my top five favorite places in the city. I annoy my friend by requesting to eat there so often. I am a little annoyed over the name, it doesn't sound as modern/trendy as it is. (-1 to decor!) But, otherwise, it is great.
By VJN_1985 on 11/5/2009
I've been to Cafetasia 3 or 4 times, and I'm never dissappointed. I've brought different friends and haven't heard any complaints yet. I think the food is great, not very pricey, the drinks are awesome too. The decor is nice, low light (can be romantic, sort of). Very comfortable place to talk and catch up with friends, have a drink after work. I recommend it to anyone who is in the area and enjoys Thai!
By Webbie9324 on 9/13/2009
This place is very good for a nice dinner or a casual lunch. Be forwarned, however, that if you go for lunch it will be cheap and fast but the portions will be quite small. The same dishes will be bigger at dinner time, which might have caused the confusion of the first reviewer. Anyway, the best things on the menu are the Salmon Roll Tempura, the Basil Chicken Udon, and the Beef Pad See-Ew. Wash your delicious meal down with a well-made Thai Iced Tea or a Cafetasia Lemonade, made with lemon, lychee, and a splash of ginger ale, fantastic!
Strictly for Kids
By martini1 on 8/23/2009
If you're in your early twenties (at most) and very thin, this is your kind of place--tiny portions, tiny flavor: ersatz all the way.
By YasCar on 6/18/2009
I went to Cafetasia afterwork with a friend and It was not so bad! The decor is hip/cool, casual atmosphere but the food was not the greatest. The calamari was too greasy...... the food was average but the price is reasonable! I will go back some day but not too soon!
By mnessen92 on 6/18/2009
very inexpensive and very tasty.
By littleblackdress on 10/7/2007
I canÂ’t help but compare this to the so-so Thai place in my neighborhood. Cafetasia has better value and more inventive dishes! Plus, the cocktails are superb! My dining companion had a strawberry mojito and I tried the Thai mojito. Three little words: smooth, smooth, and smooth. We shared the appetizer Â“sampler plateÂ” (at $10, an unbelievable value), choosing satay, rangoons, and shumai. We also had the tamarind ribs, jasmine rice and coconut wraps. The wraps were sheer perfection on a plate: six perfect fans of bib lettuce with heaps of toasted coconut on them. Once rolled up, and the honey sauce drizzled on top, it delivered its secret: heat from the ginger. Exquisite. Never overpowering or inedible. Our bill was $42 (would have been $25, but who can forgo perfect mojitos?). The dining room drew us to this restaurant while we were across the street at Crumbs; think HogwartsÂ’ dining hall with floating candles against a teak background! Pretty much the loudest restaurant I have ever been to, but the food transports you to your happy place.
great for college kids
By lovemuffin on 9/30/2007
Even though the dishes themselves are not even close to amazing, the dimly lit simple-chic atmosphere somewhat makes up for it. Although the communal tables can be annoying, the intimate setting is perfect at night. $8 prix-fixe lunch - appetizer + entre - great for college kids or those who just want to grab some cheapie Thai food in a cute setting. I recommend the chicken pad thai - a classic and also the only thing on the menu I would categorize as above average. Also - I have heard drinks are delicious, but have yet to taste for myself!
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
By jk630 on 8/28/2007
This place has to be one of my favorites. The food is nice and spicy, decent portions, and the service is very pleasant. The decor is beautiful and very romantic. However, don't expect to get a booth to yourself because there aren't any. But, there is plenty of seating and it won't ruin your experience when a complete stranger sits down next to you. I definitely reccommend the coconut mojito. It is so good and they serve it in a coconut shell. Great place to go on a date or just to catch up with friends. LOVE IT!!
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