There are plenty of Thai/Asian fused restaurants in NYC and with so many to choose from, we’ve come up with our top 5. You won’t have to travel too far to get to these restaurants as they are all located in the Meat Packing District or Williamsburg Brooklyn. Enjoy the spice and aroma of this Asian cuisine!
Buddakan is a great dining experience that really unfolds as you walk through the restaurant. It’s dark romantic corners and large dining room make it a great place for many occasions. Not too mention that its a hot spot and Sex and the City filmed some episodes in there.
The Tuna Tartare Spring Rolls and Chili Rock Shrimp are delicious appetizers! The Garlic Lobster and Mongolian Lamb Chops are perfect entrees.
Spice Market is a wonderful creation from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The Asian inspired cuisine imitates dishes from a Vietnamese street market or Thai food stall and the restaurant has outdoor seating but, the inside is definitely worth checking out.
The Lobster Summer Roll with Citrus-Dill Gelee Sriracha Emulsion and Spicy Thai Fried Chicken Wings Asian Pear and Mint are great starters. The Steamed Lobster comes with Butter Fried Garlic Ginger and Dried Chili which is absolutely fabulous for dinner.
Room Service has quality Thai food and a chic atmosphere complete with chandeliers and many mirrors. The Coconut Calamari Tempura and Kani Summer rolls (Japanese crab meat, tofu, mint, lettuce, cucumber, carrot and vermicelli served with black Hoisin sauce) are nice starters. The Room Service Pad Thai is a great spin on a classic, fresh mangoes infused with signature pink coconut beet sauce. A tasty seafood dish is the Steamed Shrimp in Clay Pot which comes with bacon, glass vermicelli, ginger, shitake mushrooms, and pepper corn.
The small portions for appetizers at Sea are great because you can share them and they are delivered to your table very quickly. The Tum Tim Fritters, Calimari, and Crispy Duck Salad with chilli-lime sauce are great starters. The Drunk Man Noodles and Queen of Siam Basil are perfect for entrees. If you like it spicy, then go with the latter. A steady flow of house and ambient music with a lot of cool seating, make it a fun place.
Chai is a little restaurant in Brooklyn that packs a lot of charm. Their small portions make it easy to share dishes. Yum Ped Krob (Crispy duck salad), Crispy Duck Spring Rolls and Chive cakes are great starters. The spicy Pla Bai Tong which is Grilled Fillet of Red Snapper with Thai herbs cooked and served in banana leaves is superb!. Chai also has a location on 8th Avenue and 55th street in the city.
124 N 6th St
(between Bedford Ave & Berry St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211