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Two Fab Thai Places

A travel journal to New York by kaitiklown

Quote: In two different neighborhoods, these Thai restaurants share similarity in interesting, modern decor and yummy, inexpensive food.

Nooch

Restaurant

Quote:
It's hard to miss this restaurant, with its corner location, the bottom of its glass walls burgeoning a bright green light. I noticed the crowded and sleek interior as I looked around for my friend I was meeting. He was sitting at the bar. After a few minutes and some reorganizing of the room, we and our two friends were seated in the window. Benches along the wall look modular but were surprisingly comfortable. The fare was a mixture from Thailand and Singapore. I tried only the Thai food, and the dishes were large and delicious. At prices between $6 and $9 per entree, that's a true bargain. This little chain from Singapore is relatively new to the streets of New York. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2005

Nooch
143 8th Ave
New York, New York 10011
(212) 691-8600

Pukk

Restaurant

Quote:
My first perception of this narrow, orderly space was one reminiscent of a locker room, because the walls, tables, and the floors are tiled. The designer was very consistent, keeping with the oddly modern look, and the seating on smallish benches with the slim interior made me appreciate that I am not oversized in any way. The food was fairly good. I liked my appetizers more than my entrée, but the desserts are vegan and delicious! (I had the chocolate brownie.) The food is vegetarian, but they will add meat if you want (so all types are welcome), and prices are extremely reasonable: $7 to $8 per entrée and $4 to $5 for most appetizers, but some are less. I'm not sure how l...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 22, 2005

Pukk
71 1st Ave
New York, New York
(212) 253-2741

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