This is a mom-and-pop Thai place in the East Village where the food is inexpensive and everything feels homemade. It isn’t anything to travel for, but it’s good for a weeknight dinner (and it’s BYOB). Sure, the space is small, but you probably won’t mind sharing it with the friendly staff. Or if you don’t like people, you can get takeout.
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This is not a taqueria. This is a temple to the holy Mission burrito. Pray before it, lest you be forsaken.
886 is a casual Taiwanese restaurant on St. Mark’s in the East Village. It’s good for a fun and affordable group dinner.
High quality East Village omakase sushi for under $100, with a side of club music if you come on the weekend.
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Wayla is a fun spot on the Lower East Side, and it’s on our shortlist for best Thai food in NYC.
Eim Khao Mun Kai
There’s only one thing at the menu at Eim Khao Mun Kai: a Thai version of Hainanese chicken. It comes with a side of broth, and it’s very good.
Lovely Day is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants where you can still feel like you've had a fun night out.
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Sala is a Thai restaurant on the UWS from the same people behind Up Thai, and if you live nearby, this should be one of your go-to spots.
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