It's a great restaurant, probably the best Thai in NYC, with the tastiest, if not cheapest meals -- no tailoring to "American tastebuds." They spice up your order based on your tolerance level of fiery hotness: mild, medium, hot! I liked how the food is never overwhelming -- a nice balance of flavor and spices. Authentic.
For the first timer, or the confused, don't worry, they offer picture menus of all their dishes. The all Thai staff is friendly, helpful but can seem rushed. Orders come fast.
Highly recommend the papaya salad, duck salad, soft shell crab with fresh, shredded mangos, masaman curry, beef noodle with onions, coconut rice and their Thai iced teas (though it can be on the overly sweet side).
For the dessert lover, they offer plenty of other types of desserts -- all showcased in the back of the restaurant by the register. Shelves of rice cakes, banana leaved wrapped goodies, flour cakes, custards, eye popping stuff. But a word of warning, some of the faves, like the sweet-rice stuffed with bananas go fast: so best to reserve one ahead of time.
Seating wise, inside, it's not the prettiest or most romantic place: fluorescent light, hard, plastic chairs, cheap on the decor but the food totally makes up for it. They even have a back outdoor garden area.
A bit of a commute, but totally worth it.