Ngam

Ngam

(Now Closed)
Thai Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Parisa H.
    Parisa HarandiOctober 27, 2016
    Crowded, yummy and Nice friendly staff
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistApril 22, 2014
    Many of the cocktails here are inspired by the food menu. The Tom Yum Shot for example, is similar in taste to the spicy hot-and-sour soup, but elevated w/ a glug of tequila and a salt-and-chile rim. Read more
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneOctober 1, 2017
    Poached salmon in a skillet with vegetables and sticky rice $22. Appetizer sampler is the right amount of 4 between 2 for $22. Book ahead.
  • Roll C.heart icon on user image
    Roll CMarch 17, 2014
    Everything on the menu is amazing - loved the Chiang Mai fries, Kale fried rice and Green Curry. Pro tip: have a couple of Muay Thai's while you're at it! Kid friendly, our girls had a blast.
  • Jin M.heart icon on user image
    Jin MoonAugust 12, 2017
    Love that their Pad Kee Mao's spicy level is on par with Thai-spice. Spicy level is no joke. They add really good vegetables like king oysters and fresh peppercorn.
  • Ruby A.heart icon on user image
    Ruby AnayaOctober 26, 2014
    I love this place. Pomegranate mimosa is perfect. Tom Kha soup is smooth and just the right spice. Green curry fried rice could be spicier but I'll just ask for more spice next time.
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AndlingerJanuary 26, 2016
    Curry so good I drank the broth. Spicy really means spicy and I love it. On point wings. That green tea sticky rice though 🔥🔥🔥
  • Adil I.heart icon on user image
    Adil IbrahimNovember 3, 2015
    I rarely come across great Thai ever since I attended cooking school in Thailand. Ordered the Red Curry here and it was just the perfect amount of spice and tangy — the place is really loud, though!
  • Tamiiheart icon on user image
    TamiiAugust 19, 2013
    Get the lamb massaman roti pot pie! It's tender, chewy, moist and perfectly seasoned lamb covered in a layer of creamy sweet potato and topped with a "crust" reminiscent of Asian pancakes and naan.
  • Kristi L.heart icon on user image
    Kristi LeeMay 29, 2014
    Best sweet potato fries and shrimp pad thai of my life. Everything was nice except my server taking away my dish and glass when I still had last piece and last sip of things. ):
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 23, 2012
    A very simple and industrial space where you’ll enjoy Pumpkin Fries, Chicken Wings, Chicken Pot Pie and Cutie Duckling. Chef Hong will greet you herself.
  • Nancy A.heart icon on user image
    Nancy AckenhausenJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is amazing, modern Thai. Great price point. Cozy, communal, energetic. Book a ressie on Open Table to insure you get in. 1/2 block from 3rd Avenue L train.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UJuly 27, 2014
    During brunch hours they serve brunch food (option of bottomless drinks for a price) or regular lunch food. Roti & egg pancake was very nice. More roti than egg - to my taste bus
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    Start with the Crispy Chicken “Laab” with Sesame Sticky Rice ($14), then devour a bowl of the Classic Pad Thai ($12) or Papaya Pad Thai ($16). Read more
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuAugust 19, 2014
    By far, my favorite East Village Thai restaurant. Old-school pad thai, Chiang Mai fries, and green curry fried rice are just some of the delicious items to be had here.
  • Huich I.heart icon on user image
    Huich InFebruary 3, 2015
    The chicken pad see ew is perfectly spicy. Don't pass on the burger because it's a Thai joint...this is the perfectly thai style/flavored burger. I could eat here every day.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuNovember 10, 2014
    Come with the understanding that this is Thai fusion and it will be delicious. Don't get traditional dishes; go to Thai terminal instead. Try the lamb pot pie; really good!
  • Betsy S.
    Betsy SwannMarch 17, 2013
    Never had a bad meal here. Have had all the curries, the lamb roti pot pie, mushroom spring rolls, wings, pork belly, and of course my fave zucchini pad Thai... All cooked to perfection.
  • Simon K.heart icon on user image
    Simon KratzerJuly 20, 2017
    My favorite Thai place in the city. Squid and pork shoulder are just amazing.
  • Emily L.
    Emily L.April 29, 2013
    Dinner: Phenomenal. Their duck pad thai was cooked perfectly. Lobster Ravioli was spicy and rich. Their thai burger could have been a tad better but the fries are delish- dip into garlic sauce!
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 28, 2014
    Hong Thaimee, the chef and owner of this unassuming Thai restaurant in the East Village, having worked the kitchens of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market and Chiang Mai’s Mandarin Oriental.
  • Susan S.heart icon on user image
    Susan S.January 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    My new favorite Thai place! The drunken noodles were perfectly spicy and addictively delicious! Everything coming out of the kitchen looked and smelled amazing.
  • Alexheart icon on user image
    AlexJune 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    the Thai burger is sooooo good. come for drunch and have bottomless drinks like lychee mimosas and mango bellinis.
  • Datrianna M.heart icon on user image
    Datrianna MeeksMarch 20, 2016
    Drunken noodles are amazing! Also, I love that calamari is one of the proteins you can add to any dish!
  • Eliza C.heart icon on user image
    Eliza ChangMarch 15, 2015
    Fantastic pad thai: delicate, complex, fresh flavors. Surf & turf for two was a delicious and well-executed platter of protein 💪. Chicken soup is 👌 as well.
  • Jay L.heart icon on user image
    Jay LMarch 13, 2015
    Best green curry I've had in Manhattan...tastes of coconut milk and spices instead of bullion. Dark Night was good but little too oily
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiAugust 30, 2015
    If you are looking for Thai for a healthier twist, this is the place. But I'm more for the traditional, greasy yet super fragrant Thai dishes in hole in a wall kind of places.
  • Ben D.heart icon on user image
    Ben DumondJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pad Thai is classic, but be as adventurous as the menu and order the Dark Knight, Shiitake Mushroom Spring Rolls, a Thai Burger or some Green Curry Fried Rice
  • Victoria M.heart icon on user image
    Victoria MoyJuly 30, 2013
    I could eat the Wings and Som Tam with sticky rice every meal. Every item has a sight twist from the typical thai in the states. But still maintains authenticity.
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PowerMarch 17, 2013
    Second best egg on a meal I've ever had- dish is the "quack and kale". Comparable to the egg+mushroom pizza at ABC Kitchen
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerJune 3, 2015
    Make a reservation! Or sit at the bar and try pad Thai with papaya or zucchini noodles.
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AndlingerFebruary 25, 2015
    The go-to thai delivery spot. Drunken noodles and pad Thai were fantastic. Finally found a place that actually makes dishes spicy enough.
  • Jacob M.heart icon on user image
    Jacob MenseMarch 1, 2016
    Everything is great at Ngam. Personal favorites Pad See Eu and basil chicken fried rice. Top THAI restaurant in NYC by a mile
  • Nicky K.
    Nicky K.September 18, 2014
    Not only one of the best Thai restaurants in nyc but one of the best restaurants period. Papaya noodle pad Thai is a must. Yum 😍
  • Gloriaheart icon on user image
    GloriaSeptember 17, 2014
    Delicious pad thai! Free drink came with my order. Coconut juice and Thai iced tea were sweet and refreshing (and free with an order)
  • Abner A.heart icon on user image
    Abner AcevesNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome pad thai, and weird to say but really delicious Thai Burger. If you're in the EV and looking to try something different. Go for it!
  • Carolineheart icon on user image
    CarolineJanuary 21, 2016
    The food is delicious but better for delivery/takeout since the entire staff from the host to servers seem rude and stressed out/overworked/unhappy, and uninspired by the amazing menu.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WooApril 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I've been here 4 times & have tried 8 dishes. LOVED: 1) Authentic Old School Pad Thai 2) Zucchini Pad Thai. See Top 10 dishes on Foodmento: Read more
  • Christian D.heart icon on user image
    Christian DickmannApril 19, 2015
    Get the drunken noodles or the red curry. Both were great. The green papaya salad looked amazing. I need to try it.
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny W.May 26, 2013
    Amazing Thai cocktails. Papaya Pad Thai was the table favorite, along with the curried soft shell crab special. New fav Thai spot in NYC
  • Anastasiia S.heart icon on user image
    Anastasiia SavinaJune 5, 2016
    Coconut Mojito is a must!) Food is just delicious, everything! We came a group of 5 and tried almost all on the menu.
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiMarch 2, 2015
    Crab and pineapple salad are a must have! The drunken noodles are delicious. Have a reservation before you come here!
  • Mikahla V.heart icon on user image
    Mikahla VicinoMay 29, 2017
    Fast, friendly and delicious. You can't go wrong with pad Thai and pad see yew.
  • John A.heart icon on user image
    John AApril 20, 2015
    Lively atmosphere for fresh farm to table thai cooking. Recommend green curry, and som tum salad, and the Dark Knight.
  • diana j.
    diana jinSeptember 27, 2015
    Sit at the counter and watch the chefs cook up a storm. Super fresh ingredients, heathy options, and so much flavor!
  • Duygu B.
    Duygu BasaranSeptember 22, 2012
    It's my first time here and I had a mixed experience. My friend ordered the half chicken and it came raw. I ordered the Thai burger and it was great. I don't think I will come back.
  • jena s.heart icon on user image
    jena savioMay 6, 2015
    Black squid noodles with fried calimari is just incredible. Sweet potato fries are unique, unlike anywhere else. Nothing bad on this whole menu
  • Lou A.
    Lou AllenMay 2, 2015
    Pad thai with papaya noodles is yummy and light. Try the east villager cocktail.
  • Jordan P.heart icon on user image
    Jordan PickApril 8, 2016
    Been here 5 times and still haven't had anything that I didn't love. This place is EXCELLENT. Superb service, too.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 11, 2015
    Anglicized fun Thai food for the NYUers. Reasonably priced and pretty tasty but not particularly authentic. Chiang Mai fries are tasty but not at all fries. Skip the a watermelon slaw & weak cocktails
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