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Chai Thai Kitchen

930 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-4224
+1 212-707-8778
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (27 reviews)
“chai” (26 reviews)
“green curry” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m. Hours
Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
930 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-4224
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Chai Thai Kitchen
1. Highly recommended!
"We visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Manhattan."
Stephen R
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2. Superb food!
"Vegetarian Duck in Red Curry. Both were amazing."
Dan B
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3. Excellent at reasonable price!
"The menu is affordable and delicious"
Tracey M
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and quick service. Ordered massaman chicken curry with sticky rice and a beer. Came to $21.50 including 20% tip. Great value for fantastic food!

Thank Andrew S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed December 20, 2017

We came here on our last night in NYC, I'm so glad we did. It's a small place but the food is amazing! Very reasonable prices and we really enjoyed our meal. Would 100% return if I'm ever in NYC again!

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is small, with extra tables upstairs with more than adequate decor in Thai style- staff is extremely friendly and helpful, really seem to want you have a great meal and a good time- the food was better than expected!! Try the Thai peanut...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful interior, great menu! The staff is great, and even with a waiting line, it's pretty fast to get served. I'lll come back!

Thank music-professor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not normally one for going to a place and then eating another country's national dishes but I can make an exception here. We took a chance based on the look of the outside (smart, modern and stylish) and went in. Popular with locals...More

Thank MrThomas1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far our best meal in NYC. The menu is fantastic and has do much choice. The drinks are reasonably priced as is the food! You really cant go wrong here. I had chicken satay followed by pad thai with shrimp. Amazing. We...More

Thank Jodie T
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in this little place to take a break from 5+ hours of waking and have a (very) late lunch! What a great choice it was!!! The restaurant is small and quiet, and the food was delicious! We’ve been to Thailand and we know...More

Thank Mariana1405
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We had two incredible servings of vegan duck which completely blew me and my companion away! So tasty and no doubt one of the best meals we've had before in our lives. Even the veggie dumplings were really good! The overall ambience was friendly and...More

Thank 861annih
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Just grabbing a late dinner and saw this place near our hotel. Simple place, friendly staff, and our food was tasty. Hit the spot, and only a couple $$ more than our favorite Thai place in Dallas.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with family and friends. Expansive menu with some great choices. Expect a good meal that is tasty and not over-fulling.

Thank 98lbs
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April 9, 2018|
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Response from charisma2015 | Reviewed this property |
You have to contact the restaurant for that information. Not TripAdvisor.
December 5, 2015|
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Response from Albert C | Reviewed this property |
No need for a reservation. We walked in and were seated within 5 minutes. Upstairs does have a little more room between the tables. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-4224
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-707-8778
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Born and raised in Thailand, owner and Executive Chef Amornrat Aksornnan brought with her Thai traditional family recipes when she first moved to New York City. Her love of cooking become her career aspiration. She followed her passion by enrolling in the Culinary Program at The Art Institute where she learned and mastered her skills in a variety of cuisines. After graduating, she began training in New York City and landed her first job at The Mercer Kitchen. At Chai Thai Home Kitchen, Amornrat only believes in using authentic Thai ingredients and fresh products from farmers markets to prepare her dishes. Through her experience and innovation, she creates Thai homestyle cooking meals with an international twist, making certain that each one of them bursts with flavors.
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