792 Ninth Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.765113 -73.987645
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Another Hell's Kitchen gem, your taste buds will be first bumping your belly in crazed excitement. Try the red curry noodle dish if you want to experience happiness once in your life.
Hit the spot – Ended up at this 9th ave thai and was impressed with the thai style (chopped) basil beef. Have had it in dozens of places and this was at the top. The green curry is also right up there as well. If you are looking for Thai in nyc...you will not regret chowing down here.
User review by 1redrunner – This place is the best and so cheap, plus they will make the food thai spicy if you ask them. Great for vegetarians too! It's small inside but you can always take it to go.
Best traditional Thai food in town – This shoebox of a restaurant churns out authentic Thai dishes at reasonable prices. It's a simple joint with great food - need I say more? I like the Yum Woon Sen (spicy glass noodles) and Lemon Grass Chicken amongst other dishes like Pad Thai and Fried Rice. If you need some greens the watercress is good cooked slightly spicy (Thai style). I frequent the original Wondee located East side of 9th and enjoy the casual neighborhood setting. Plain little restaurnat with delicious food! Yum!
Awesome Thai! – Definitely one of the best Thai places around New York! 'Nuff said!
Anyhow, for more seating space with a newer environment Wondee Siam II just across the street from Wondee Siam is probably better. The food at II was initially more Americanized but I think it's changed with customer feedback from fans of the original (which is unfortunately extremely small and cramped).
To make sure you're getting authentic Thai-style dishes (which is spicier), simply tell the waiter at Wondee Siam II! That's what the boss lady told us to do when we informed her we still preferred the smaller joint's cooking and we've had great Thai there ever since.
2 is #1 – I've only been to Wondee Siam 2. Not a great atmosphere, but the food makes you overlook that, even forget about it. Best, cheapest thai I've had. Try the thai tea and green curry- wonderful.
Best take-out Thai in the city – ...or to sit down, if you don't care about being cramped into some fairly spartan surroundings. Good-sized portions and very good prices are a great start, but the excellent food seals the deal. Highlights: Red Curry, Pad Thai. Only disappointment is that you have to beg and plead to get them to make the food hot beyond a token tang, and even then, they're hesitant to provide that heat that real Thai food is supposed to have.
One other thing to remember: there are two wondee siam's within two blocks of each other on 9th Avenue. GO TO WONDEE SIAM II, wihich is the northernmost of the two (54th, I think). Most items are about a dollar more expensive, but you can taste the difference.
My overall grade of a 10 pertains to takeout at Wondee Siam II.
Simply Wondeeful – By far, the best Thai restaurant in the city. Add to that fact, it's dirt cheap. Who needs ambiance with a deal like this? Take it for what it is and ENJOY!
good food but bad service... – Food was good but their service was awful. Chilli sauce I asked had insects inside. I asked for replace but waitresses ignored & never bothered to bring another one. Because of their rudeness, I gave them a small tip. One waitress even came after us to the street & told us she doesn't want that kind of tip. If she wants to get good tip, she should treat her customers better.
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