60 Thompson St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.724058 -74.003332
Mon-Wed 7am-11am, 12pm-2:45pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Thu-Fri 7am-11am, 12pm-2:45pm, 5:30pm-12am
Sat 7am-2:45pm, 5:30pm-12am
Sun 7am-2:45pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
Enjoy the tuna starter! – Cool, romantic and Asian setting. The tuna tar-tare appetizer is so minuscule it's not even worth ordering, but has a cute presentation. I had the curry pork and it was pretty decent. The egg omelet appetizer is good as well.
Overall it's just way overpriced for the quality of food you receive, it's definitely more about the swanky atmosphere there.
Not what I expected. – We tried the winter restaurant week menu so most of the choices were not the same as from their regular menu.
For the appetizer, we ordered the pulled chicken (very good) and roasted eggplant and peppers (not so good).
For our entrees, we went with the coconut prawns (too salty) and the grilled hanger skirt steak. The steak's medium well was cooked more to medium. The dish wasn't bad. A complimentary bowl a rice was provided. We ordered an additional side of taro croquette with spicey sweet sauce. It was more sweet than spicey.
The desserts were the best--banana spring roll with melted honey ice cream and coconut creme caramel. The atmosphere is romantic and zen-like, come for that. The food is give-or-take.
Amazing! – The food at Kittichai was sublime. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. My wife had the vegetable stir fry and I had the pork tenderloin. We both ordered the Jasmine rice and Berry coolers. Literally, one bite in and we knew we were in foodie heaven. It was absolutely delicious. I usually go to great restaurants and enjoy the food but rarely do I absolutely love it. I did at Kittichai. The decor was fabulous, modern and serene. We went for lunch. Can't wait to go for dinner! As the rating says, run don't walk.
Fancy Elegant Thai Restaurant – I got a 30% off coupon online and I couldn't wait to share with a bunch of my ladies. Kittichai is a gorgeous restaurant with an indoor pond with floating lotus and candles! I think the atmosphere is so romantic and zen. Unfortunately, a pond equals some mosquitos. Thankfully I told the waitress and the restaurant offered to buy us a bottle of spray for us.
So let's talk about their food. We got some beef salad and fried popcorn shrimp to start and they were excellent. But I have to say everything here is pretty small and pricey. Then we each got our own entree. I ordered the curry short rib and it was very creamy and the meat just fell apart; it was that tender! Did I mention you have to order the rice here? They only gave you a tiny bit too.
The dessert was good. We got the chocolate cake and we all shared. I was pretty full by the end and thanks God I got a 30% off coupon. Otherwise, I would feel robbed.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Sleek, hip and exotic, Kittichai feels like a Thai resort in miniature, with candles floating around the pool that's the centerpiece of the dining room. The guests, like those of the Thompson Hotel above, are usually young, pretty and moneyed, and kick back with cocktails in the cabana-like booths before dinner. Said dinner will be Thai, sort of: Thai-spiced chocolate baby back ribs, fried rock shrimp with a palm sugar-tamarind sauce or banana spring rolls with burnt honey ice cream may not be native to Bangkok, but they shouldn't be missed.
Cool place, bad food – Went there for a friend's birthday a few days ago. The waitress asked if we're celebrating a birthday because she saw a wrapped gift and we said "yes" she said "ok". She didn't wish him a happy birthday nor did she put a candle on the desert. But that's not the problem. The problem was with the fish that we ordered. It was completely burned! We had to explain it to the waiter in detail that it was completely burned and the waiter was hesitant to take it back. After waiting another 20 min we were brought chicken, which was dry but eatable. The restaurant week special is a joke. We paired it with 3 glasses of wine and they brought out 1/5 of the glass all 3 times. The place is nicely decorated, but that's about it! It gets 2 stars for cool decorations and 1 star for food. I would not recommend!
I am very much convinced with Mischa2 opinion.
It is really a great place and recommend everyone
Watch what you're stepping in! – I was always a fan of Kittchai...great service, great people. great food....and then fast forward to tonight. I am moving to Chicago in 2 weeks and I chose Kittichai as the restaurant of choice for one of my farewell dinners. Well I arrived tonight anxiously awaiting the delicious food, when I made the mistake of going to the restroom before I even looked at the menu. Turns out the first toilet I went in was gross, so i had to go into the other stall and as I opened the door I stepped into a little surprise. YEP...there was human poo on the floor which I stepped right in. I was not aware that I would have had to watch my step upon entering stall #2. I was totally grossed out and had to wash my Gucci heals in the sink. So I head back to the table to tell my friends and the waiter and then I headed to the front of the restaurant to tell the waitress. They quickly closed and cleaned the bathroom. I ended up staying to eat only to not even be given a complementary meal. Not that I expected it, but after stepping in human poo in the bathroom I would have expected to be treated like a queen for an evening. Upon leaving, I confronted the hostess who stated they can not control what customers do in their restroom....however they can control how they treat their paying guests who unexpectedly step in human poo in their restroom. I not only thought this was in poor taste, but I will NEVER STEP FOOT(no pun intended) into their establishment again and I would hope everyone who reads this never does either!!!!!
Wonderful Experience – This is a dream restaurant. The waiters were attentive, the food was very good, and the atmosphere amazing. I will be going there again very soon.
cool vibe and excellent food&cocktails – I went to Kittichai last night for restaurant week and had a great experience from start to finish. I got a glass of rose wine, while I waited for my table. I wouldn't reccommend the rose, but I had lichee martinis once seated and they were off the charts delicious and strong. :) We started with mussels in chili lemongrass broth, really good, a tad too spicy for me but my date was loving the chilis and the mussels were fresh and plump. My appetizers was A-MA-ZING! I am still thinking about it. Tuna tartare, really nice presentation, they give you these little pastry cups with peanut inside and then tartare is separate and the chili coconot sauce is separate you put it together yourself and eat each one as a perfect bite. Hello! Party in my mouth, what an interesting and wonderful flavor combo. For entrees we had seafood boulebaisse, which was pretty small and nothing to really write home about, but the short ribs in green curry sauce was sooooooooooo awesome. Dessert was incredible too, banana spring rolls with burnt honey ice cream, is a must have, and the flourless chocolate cake with fresh cream was pretty good too. And the cool vibe of the place makes for a great night out. Very friendly service too. I would go back in a second. This is def one of my favs now.
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