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21 Top-Notch Thai Restaurants Still Open in NYC

Tender poached chicken, spicy crab curries, and lots and lots of noodles available for delivery and takeout

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Many Thai staples, like pad Thai or boat noodle soup, are fun kitchen projects to take on at home, but when trying out more intricate dishes, it can be hard to find the essential Southeast Asian spices and herbs at the local supermarket. Thankfully, plenty of the city’s finest Thai establishments — from the old-guard standbys in Queens to the new-school favorites redefining the cuisine — are still serving their chile-laden goods for takeout, delivery, or both. Whether seeking for Bangkok-style cooking or Northern Thai (Isaan) staples, here are NYC’s best Thai restaurants offering takeout and delivery in all five boroughs. Remember to double check restaurant websites and Instagrams for hours, as things change sometimes on a day-to-day basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1. Sriprai Honey's

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3036 Westchester Ave
The Bronx, NY 10461
(347) 657-1750
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Once called Honey’s Thai Pavilion, this casual Thai outfit has been bringing classic Southeast Asian fare to the Bronx for years. The options are diverse enough, from satay skewers and curry puffs to basil fried rice, pad Thai, and Thai pork chops. And don’t forget to cap off dinner with mango sweet sticky rice. Delivery is available Seamless, UberEats, and Grubhub.

2. Thai Market

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960 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
(212) 280-4575
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This Manhattan Valley go-to has recently reopened for takeout and delivery Wednesday through Sunday. The considerably lengthy menu has something for everyone, from boat noodle soup and braised beef soup with rice vermicelli to curried rice salads and an array of grilled skewers. Delivery is available via Chownow.

A bowl of chicken curry with a pale green broth. Robert Sietsema

3. Bangklyn East Harlem

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2051 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10029
(646) 429-8128

Regulars of chef Prasong “Pat” Kanhasura’s Harlem restaurant know that he usually cooks up his own playful creations, but those seeking something more specific can order dishes like a tamarind coconut milk noodle dish best enjoyed with crab meat, khao mun gai, and a fried chicken with spicy plum sauce. Call 646-429-8128 to order takeout and delivery in the area.

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4. Thep Thai Restaurant

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1439 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 899-9995
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A solid choice for Thai food on the Upper East Side, Thep is a warm neighborhood standby that does a standout rendition of khao soi, a noodle soup made with bone-on chicken and crispy egg noodles. Also on offer are bold curries such as Northern-style pork belly curry and a soulful avocado massaman curry. Delivery is available via Caviar, Grubhub, Delivery.com, and DoorDash.

5. Pochana

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33-16 30th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 956-9559
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Thai comfort classics and family recipes are the focus of this charming, family-run outfit in Astoria. Plump veggie dumplings, garlic-pepper squid legs, and Uncle New’s Crab Curry, a yellow coconut curry, are recommended. According to their website, Pochana is donating medical supplies to independent clinics in Queens serving at-risk immigrant communities—donate directly to their efforts via Paypal. Call the restaurant to place takeout orders; delivery is available via Grubhub, Seamless, Caviar, and Postmates.

A spread of Thai food on a blonde wooden table, including skewers and rice. Pochana [Official]

6. Pye Boat Noodle

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35-13 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 685-2329
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Astoria’s Pye Boat Noodle is a solid example of a Los Angeles-style Thai restaurant, what with its worn wooden trimmings, beachy fixtures, and fantastic backyard space. The namesake boat noodle soup is an interesting dish: rice noodles float in a dark, sweet-ish broth that layers soy sauce with pig’s blood. Try it with either beef or pork meatballs, plus a topping of pork rinds. Not in the mood for something brothy? Other solid choices are the chive pancakes and pad Thai. Delivery is available via Chownow.

7. SriPraPhai

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64-13 39th Ave
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 899-9599
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A pioneer of NYC’s Thai food scene, this Woodside establishment has seen many changes over  the years, including a new outdoor patio and a bubbling fountain. The food, however, has remained happily unchanged: recommendations include a whole fried catfish, chicken satay skewers, and minced pork with rice. Takeout only.

Pork leg over rice Robert Sietsema/Eater

8. Lan Larb

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637 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 889-1769
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Lan Larb brings traditional Thai and Isaan flavors to Midtown East. Dishes run the gamut from ginger stir-fry and Thai fried rice to roasted duck in a gravy-like sauce and spicy noodle soup with ground pork. Delivery is available via Grubhub, Seamless, Caviar, UberEats, and Delivery.com.

9. Eim Khao Mun Kai

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8132 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 424-7156
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The slapdash street hawker setup at this Elmhurst joint is an apt stage for these comfort food masters. The highlight here is Thailand’s version of Asia’s ubiquitous meal platter: fragrant, savory Hainanese chicken and rice. The standard combo includes ginger rice, chicken, and a small bowl of chicken broth — plus fresh garlic and crushed Thai chile. Takeout only.

10. Ayada

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75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 645-9445
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Many of New York City’s Thai food fans swear by this 12-year-old Elmhurst stalwart specializing in classic Bangkok cuisine, which opened a Chelsea Market location in 2019. At both locations, find plenty of familiar favorites like pad Thai, pad see euw, also known as drunken noodles, and an array of standout papaya salads. Those in the mood to explore different regional fare might opt for the snacky Northern or Eastern Thai sausages. Delivery is available via Seamless (Chelsea; Elmhurst) and Grubhub (Chelsea; Elmhurst).

A whole fish topped with papaya salad Robert Sietsema/Eater

11. Chao Thai

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85-03 Whitney Ave
Queens, NY 11373
(718) 424-4999

This Elmhurst mainstay was one of the city’s first restaurants spotlighting Isaan food. From excellent meat-egg-rice platters and flat rice noodle standards to some seriously spicy soups and whole fish preparations, the extensive menu offers enough variety to order from every day. Delivery is available via Seamless and Doordash.

A storefront with an orange awning saying Chao Thai Robert Sietsema/Eater

12. Fish Cheeks

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55 Bond St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-2223
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One of the best among New York City’s new-school Thai contenders, this critical darling from alums of Bangkok’s Nahm has earned recognition for pushing the boundaries of the cuisine. Bold flavors are on full display in fiery Southern-style crab curry, as well as the bright fried chicken wings. Delivery is available via UberEats, Grubhub, and Caviar; diners should call 212-677-2223 in advance for pick-up.

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13. Somtum Der (East Village)

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85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 260-8570
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With successful locations in Bangkok and Saigon, this Isaan restaurant chain brings the gospel of papaya salad (“somtum” means papaya salad) to New York City’s East Village. Beyond those surprisingly spicy starters, the menu’s got an excellent sa poak kai tod der fried chicken dish that resembles a Southeast Asian schnitzel. Delivery is available via Seamless, Caviar, Grubhub, and DoorDash.

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14. Amarin Cafe

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617 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-2788
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Once one of the only upmarket Thai restaurants in the area, Amarin has been serving the Greenpoint neighborhood for more than 20 years. A recent remodel notwithstanding, most things here have stayed the same. This certainly applies to the menu, which includes staples like pad Thai and spicy black bean noodles, along with house specials like red duck curry and a striped bass filet with a choice of ginger or yellow chile sauce. Takeout only: place orders on its website.

Amarin Cafe Robert Sietsema/Eater

15. Uncle Boons Sister

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203 Mott St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 850-9480
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To focus on opening their kitschy, retro-fitted Thai Diner earlier this year, the acclaimed Uncle Boons team transitioned this smaller concept, Uncle Boons Sister, into a takeout counter. The shop remains open during lockdown, serving such favorites as tangy Isaan-style sausage, khao soi curry noodle soup, and a chicken-banana blossom salad. Delivery is available via Seamless and Caviar; diners are encouraged to call 646-850-9480 in advance for pick-up orders.

A spread of food from Uncle Boons Sister, including poached chicken, pad thai with prawns, and a beef scramble with eggs. Jean Schwarzwalder/Eater

16. Wayla

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100 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 206-2500
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Plum sauce-marinated fried chicken wings, lobster stir-fried rice noodles, and tamarind-accented pork jowl are some of the highlights at this Lower East Side newcomer that opened in 2019. In addition to delivery, the restaurant will soon announce batched cocktails, cook-at-home kits, and even Thai groceries. Takeout is available on Wayla’s website, and delivery is available via Caviar.

Wayla brunch spread Wayla [Official]

17. Pinto Restaurant

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128 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(929) 337-7732
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The name of this modern, beach-inspired Brooklyn Heights restaurant comes from the eponymous Thai lunch box that is akin to a Japanese bento box. The menu spotlights familiar flavors in slightly modified renditions: pan-fried roti bread comes with turmeric chicken and a sunny-side egg, while crab fried rice is served in a whole young coconut. Curries include lamb massaman and a roasted kabocha squash number with seasonally-rotating vegetables. Call the restaurant at 929-337-7732 and check out its website for deals. Delivery is also available via Seamless, Caviar, and Grubhub.

18. Krok

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117 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 858-8898
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Opened last year on the Brooklyn Columbia Street Waterfront, Krok focuses on Northeastern Thai cuisine, offering several interesting versions of the region’s papaya salad, grilled and fried meats, plus soups. Those looking for something off-the-beaten-path will be pleased with fried, sun-dried pork and Thai-style jerky appetizers and entrees such as beer-fermented shrimp and dried squid with peanut-plum sauce. For dessert: khao hneaw sung kha ya, or Thai pumpkin custard with sticky rice and coconut milk. Delivery is available via UberEats, Caviar, Grubhub, Doordash and Seamless.

Pla raad prik whole fish Krok Red Hook Thai Robert Sietsema/Eater

19. Look by Plant Love House

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622 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-0026
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Starting at the end of April, two locations of Brooklyn’s pioneering restaurant group Plant Love House will open for takeout and delivery, according to the website. Now, New Yorkers can order from Look by Plant Love House, known for signature dishes like half-duck panang curry and fried snapper, as well as Noods n’ Chill, whose standouts include som tum salad, boat blood noodle, a tom yum rice noodle soup with minced pork. Delivery is available via Caviar for both Look Washington Ave. and Noods n’ Chill Williamsburg.

20. CorTHAIyou.

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1310 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 676-7388
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Find home-style Northeastern Thai fare at this wood-clad Ditmas Park favorite. On offer are noodle standards like pad Thai and pad woonsen, along with soups, papaya salads, and an array of house specialties such as whole snapper, crab curry, and a crispy fried branzino. Place orders for takeout and delivery on the website.

A spread of Thai food on a wooden table. Gary He/Eater

21. Noodlefan

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1809 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 727-7499
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There aren’t a ton of Thai restaurants on Staten Island, but Noodlefan is a solid option with reliable delivery. A soup selection is pleasantly diverse, with standards like tom yum and boat noodle soup, as well as lesser-known delights like beef bone stew and a ginger-lemongrass goat soup. For a heartier bite, there’s red, yellow, and green curries as well as several fried rices. Delivery is available via Seamless, Grubhub, UberEats, and DoorDash.

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1. Sriprai Honey's

3036 Westchester Ave, The Bronx, NY 10461

Once called Honey’s Thai Pavilion, this casual Thai outfit has been bringing classic Southeast Asian fare to the Bronx for years. The options are diverse enough, from satay skewers and curry puffs to basil fried rice, pad Thai, and Thai pork chops. And don’t forget to cap off dinner with mango sweet sticky rice. Delivery is available Seamless, UberEats, and Grubhub.

3036 Westchester Ave
The Bronx, NY 10461

2. Thai Market

960 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
A bowl of chicken curry with a pale green broth. Robert Sietsema

This Manhattan Valley go-to has recently reopened for takeout and delivery Wednesday through Sunday. The considerably lengthy menu has something for everyone, from boat noodle soup and braised beef soup with rice vermicelli to curried rice salads and an array of grilled skewers. Delivery is available via Chownow.

960 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025

3. Bangklyn East Harlem

2051 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
Two plates of mushy-looking food placed on a wooden table Serena Dai/Eater

Regulars of chef Prasong “Pat” Kanhasura’s Harlem restaurant know that he usually cooks up his own playful creations, but those seeking something more specific can order dishes like a tamarind coconut milk noodle dish best enjoyed with crab meat, khao mun gai, and a fried chicken with spicy plum sauce. Call 646-429-8128 to order takeout and delivery in the area.

2051 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10029

4. Thep Thai Restaurant

1439 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

A solid choice for Thai food on the Upper East Side, Thep is a warm neighborhood standby that does a standout rendition of khao soi, a noodle soup made with bone-on chicken and crispy egg noodles. Also on offer are bold curries such as Northern-style pork belly curry and a soulful avocado massaman curry. Delivery is available via Caviar, Grubhub, Delivery.com, and DoorDash.

1439 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10021

5. Pochana

33-16 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103
A spread of Thai food on a blonde wooden table, including skewers and rice. Pochana [Official]

Thai comfort classics and family recipes are the focus of this charming, family-run outfit in Astoria. Plump veggie dumplings, garlic-pepper squid legs, and Uncle New’s Crab Curry, a yellow coconut curry, are recommended. According to their website, Pochana is donating medical supplies to independent clinics in Queens serving at-risk immigrant communities—donate directly to their efforts via Paypal. Call the restaurant to place takeout orders; delivery is available via Grubhub, Seamless, Caviar, and Postmates.

33-16 30th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103

6. Pye Boat Noodle

35-13 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
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Astoria’s Pye Boat Noodle is a solid example of a Los Angeles-style Thai restaurant, what with its worn wooden trimmings, beachy fixtures, and fantastic backyard space. The namesake boat noodle soup is an interesting dish: rice noodles float in a dark, sweet-ish broth that layers soy sauce with pig’s blood. Try it with either beef or pork meatballs, plus a topping of pork rinds. Not in the mood for something brothy? Other solid choices are the chive pancakes and pad Thai. Delivery is available via Chownow.

35-13 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

7. SriPraPhai

64-13 39th Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
Pork leg over rice Robert Sietsema/Eater

A pioneer of NYC’s Thai food scene, this Woodside establishment has seen many changes over  the years, including a new outdoor patio and a bubbling fountain. The food, however, has remained happily unchanged: recommendations include a whole fried catfish, chicken satay skewers, and minced pork with rice. Takeout only.

64-13 39th Ave
Woodside, NY 11377

8. Lan Larb

637 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Lan Larb brings traditional Thai and Isaan flavors to Midtown East. Dishes run the gamut from ginger stir-fry and Thai fried rice to roasted duck in a gravy-like sauce and spicy noodle soup with ground pork. Delivery is available via Grubhub, Seamless, Caviar, UberEats, and Delivery.com.

637 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10016

9. Eim Khao Mun Kai

8132 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

The slapdash street hawker setup at this Elmhurst joint is an apt stage for these comfort food masters. The highlight here is Thailand’s version of Asia’s ubiquitous meal platter: fragrant, savory Hainanese chicken and rice. The standard combo includes ginger rice, chicken, and a small bowl of chicken broth — plus fresh garlic and crushed Thai chile. Takeout only.

8132 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373

10. Ayada

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
A whole fish topped with papaya salad Robert Sietsema/Eater

Many of New York City’s Thai food fans swear by this 12-year-old Elmhurst stalwart specializing in classic Bangkok cuisine, which opened a Chelsea Market location in 2019. At both locations, find plenty of familiar favorites like pad Thai, pad see euw, also known as drunken noodles, and an array of standout papaya salads. Those in the mood to explore different regional fare might opt for the snacky Northern or Eastern Thai sausages. Delivery is available via Seamless (Chelsea; Elmhurst) and Grubhub (Chelsea; Elmhurst).

75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

11. Chao Thai

85-03 Whitney Ave, Queens, NY 11373
A storefront with an orange awning saying Chao Thai Robert Sietsema/Eater

This Elmhurst mainstay was one of the city’s first restaurants spotlighting Isaan food. From excellent meat-egg-rice platters and flat rice noodle standards to some seriously spicy soups and whole fish preparations, the extensive menu offers enough variety to order from every day. Delivery is available via Seamless and Doordash.

85-03 Whitney Ave
Queens, NY 11373

12. Fish Cheeks

55 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
Appetizers at Fish Cheeks Stefanie Tuder/Eater

One of the best among New York City’s new-school Thai contenders, this critical darling from alums of Bangkok’s Nahm has earned recognition for pushing the boundaries of the cuisine. Bold flavors are on full display in fiery Southern-style crab curry, as well as the bright fried chicken wings. Delivery is available via UberEats, Grubhub, and Caviar; diners should call 212-677-2223 in advance for pick-up.

55 Bond St
New York, NY 10012

13. Somtum Der (East Village)

85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
A restaurant storefront with a yellow table and a bike in front. Nick Solares/Eater

With successful locations in Bangkok and Saigon, this Isaan restaurant chain brings the gospel of papaya salad (“somtum” means papaya salad) to New York City’s East Village. Beyond those surprisingly spicy starters, the menu’s got an excellent sa poak kai tod der fried chicken dish that resembles a Southeast Asian schnitzel. Delivery is available via Seamless, Caviar, Grubhub, and DoorDash.

85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

14. Amarin Cafe

617 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Amarin Cafe Robert Sietsema/Eater

Once one of the only upmarket Thai restaurants in the area, Amarin has been serving the Greenpoint neighborhood for more than 20 years. A recent remodel notwithstanding, most things here have stayed the same. This certainly applies to the menu, which includes staples like pad Thai and spicy black bean noodles, along with house specials like red duck curry and a striped bass filet with a choice of ginger or yellow chile sauce. Takeout only: place orders on its website.

617 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

15. Uncle Boons Sister

203 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
A spread of food from Uncle Boons Sister, including poached chicken, pad thai with prawns, and a beef scramble with eggs. Jean Schwarzwalder/Eater

To focus on opening their kitschy, retro-fitted Thai Diner earlier this year, the acclaimed Uncle Boons team transitioned this smaller concept, Uncle Boons Sister, into a takeout counter. The shop remains open during lockdown, serving such favorites as tangy Isaan-style sausage, khao soi curry noodle soup, and a chicken-banana blossom salad. Delivery is available via Seamless and Caviar; diners are encouraged to call 646-850-9480 in advance for pick-up orders.

203 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

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16. Wayla

100 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
Wayla brunch spread Wayla [Official]

Plum sauce-marinated fried chicken wings, lobster stir-fried rice noodles, and tamarind-accented pork jowl are some of the highlights at this Lower East Side newcomer that opened in 2019. In addition to delivery, the restaurant will soon announce batched cocktails, cook-at-home kits, and even Thai groceries. Takeout is available on Wayla’s website, and delivery is available via Caviar.

100 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002

17. Pinto Restaurant

128 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The name of this modern, beach-inspired Brooklyn Heights restaurant comes from the eponymous Thai lunch box that is akin to a Japanese bento box. The menu spotlights familiar flavors in slightly modified renditions: pan-fried roti bread comes with turmeric chicken and a sunny-side egg, while crab fried rice is served in a whole young coconut. Curries include lamb massaman and a roasted kabocha squash number with seasonally-rotating vegetables. Call the restaurant at 929-337-7732 and check out its website for deals. Delivery is also available via Seamless, Caviar, and Grubhub.

128 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

18. Krok

117 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Pla raad prik whole fish Krok Red Hook Thai Robert Sietsema/Eater

Opened last year on the Brooklyn Columbia Street Waterfront, Krok focuses on Northeastern Thai cuisine, offering several interesting versions of the region’s papaya salad, grilled and fried meats, plus soups. Those looking for something off-the-beaten-path will be pleased with fried, sun-dried pork and Thai-style jerky appetizers and entrees such as beer-fermented shrimp and dried squid with peanut-plum sauce. For dessert: khao hneaw sung kha ya, or Thai pumpkin custard with sticky rice and coconut milk. Delivery is available via UberEats, Caviar, Grubhub, Doordash and Seamless.

117 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

19. Look by Plant Love House

622 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Starting at the end of April, two locations of Brooklyn’s pioneering restaurant group Plant Love House will open for takeout and delivery, according to the website. Now, New Yorkers can order from Look by Plant Love House, known for signature dishes like half-duck panang curry and fried snapper, as well as Noods n’ Chill, whose standouts include som tum salad, boat blood noodle, a tom yum rice noodle soup with minced pork. Delivery is available via Caviar for both Look Washington Ave. and Noods n’ Chill Williamsburg.

622 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

20. CorTHAIyou.

1310 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Read Review |
A spread of Thai food on a wooden table. Gary He/Eater

Find home-style Northeastern Thai fare at this wood-clad Ditmas Park favorite. On offer are noodle standards like pad Thai and pad woonsen, along with soups, papaya salads, and an array of house specialties such as whole snapper, crab curry, and a crispy fried branzino. Place orders for takeout and delivery on the website.

1310 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11226

21. Noodlefan

1809 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

There aren’t a ton of Thai restaurants on Staten Island, but Noodlefan is a solid option with reliable delivery. A soup selection is pleasantly diverse, with standards like tom yum and boat noodle soup, as well as lesser-known delights like beef bone stew and a ginger-lemongrass goat soup. For a heartier bite, there’s red, yellow, and green curries as well as several fried rices. Delivery is available via Seamless, Grubhub, UberEats, and DoorDash.

1809 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314

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