JavaScript is not enabled.
Land Thai Kitchen - 30 Reviews - 450 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 501-8121

Land Thai Kitchen

Claim
marker
450 Amsterdam Ave (at nr. 82nd St.)
New York, NY 10024
marker
(212) 501-8121
Incorrect info? Correct your listing

Main categories:

Restaurants , Thai Restaurants

Related categories:

Food & Dining , Asian Restaurants

Photos

Land Thai Kitchen - New York, NY
Land Thai Kitchen - New York, NY
Land Thai Kitchen - New York, NY
Land Thai Kitchen - New York, NY
Land Thai Kitchen - New York, NY
Land Thai Kitchen - New York, NY

Reviews

( 14 )
( 10 )
( 3 )
( 0 )
( 3 )

Best

Whenever my husband and I come to the city, we absolutely HAVE to eat at LAND. We dont' care that it is cramped and it is hard to get a seat because the food and service are great...

Worst

The last 2 days we all have been smelling a horrible chemical fuel fumes coming from the alley that connects Land & 5 apartments buildings in the alley. Yesterday when I came hom...

Best Thai on the Upper West Side 5/21/2010

I am a bit biased. The only two places that I go for Thai is Sripraphai in Queens and Amanpuri in Thailand, so when I found this place I was shocked at the quality. Yeh, I said it, I am cooler than you. This place is cozy, the staff is friendly and the food is excellent. Despite the occasional wait, it is worth visit. more

They stink !!! 5/11/2010

The last 2 days we all have been smelling a horrible chemical fuel fumes coming from the alley that connects Land & 5 apartments buildings in the alley. Yesterday when I came home I couldn't breathe in my bedroom & had to turn on 2 bionair filters (which helped a little). This morning the smell waved into my bedroom & I looked outside my kitchen window . Land was barbecuing a whole baby piglet on one of those pits where the piglets rolls around over the coals . I went out there to complain. But , they ignored me till a gentle man that lives above the restaurant complained too. Him & his wife just had 2 week old babies . Than they took the piglet inside b/c of him(the macho cook wouldn't listen to a woman). Please , don't give part patronage to this restaurant . Not ,only do they not care about their neighbors but have absolutely no care for the environment !!! PS I'll be posting the gruesome picture on the internet . For those who know me ... & my love of animals . It was a hard thing to look at and take a photo of that innocent piglet . But , I felt that I had to put away my emotions & expose the horror I saw in my own home turf !!! Cons: Everything , horrible neighbors more

Thai Land 3/19/2010

I had passed by here many times before I actually decided to dine here late on a rainy Sunday. Land is perfectly New York: Old World cuisine complemented by New World sleekness; unpretentious and yet still conscious of its Upper West Side location. Its slim dining room and dim lighting exuded a date vibe, though the New Age-y music was a little trite. Oh, and the food: they offer classics like pad see ew, which came lightly sauced and full of veggies, and pan-Asian dishes like lamb in curry. Dessert ended the meal on a high note: creamy and smooth taro root custard topped with pistachio ice cream, and a homemade heart-shaped Thai iced tea cookie. We also received very pleasant service, even as we were the last people in the restaurant and watched the kitchen staff finally sit down to its meal. Pros: Tasty, not too expensive Cons: Small space more

A+++MAZING THAI SERVICE AND FOOD 10/25/2008

Whenever my husband and I come to the city, we absolutely HAVE to eat at LAND. We dont' care that it is cramped and it is hard to get a seat because the food and service are great. You're never waiting FOREVER for your food and the ambience at night is quite lovely. We always get the Thai ice teas or some cocktail for drinks. I love the whole red snapper entre which is fried and served with an assortment of vegetables and rice. The noodles with beef are also very yummy!! Also, try the sample platter for an appetizer - the curry chicken puffs are delicious. There is sooooo much to choose on this menu, it is sure not to disappoint!! Pros: excellent food, fast and polite service, ambience at night Cons: small and cramped seating (may be seated next to loud obnoxious talker) more

Small, narrow, but delicious 8/3/2008

Land is a literally a skinny hallway. Although the restaurant is small and narrow, it was lively and vivacious when you got inside. The stylish dim lighting give it an alluring, seductive undertone. Definitely go for the Drunken Noodle With Chicken, which is only $9. more

Land opened up on the Upper East Side 1564 2nd... 3/4/2008

Land opened up on the Upper East Side 1564 2nd Ave between 81st and 82nd over the summer. The interior is... more

Land opened up on the Upper East Side 1564 2nd... 3/4/2008

lorialc Provided by Partner
Land opened up on the Upper East Side 1564 2nd Ave between 81st and 82nd over the summer. The interior is of dark wood rectangular tables and match... more

Kissing Land Good-bye 1/7/2008

Land was one of the best Thai restaurants on the UWS, but it has now gotten too comfortable in its popularity (you can never get a seat at night) and it serves burnt and over-cooked rice and obviously pre-cooked stir-fry...take a look at the color of vegetables to see for yourself. It is a shame because there are not a lot of good thai restaurants to choose from in the West 80s. You might be better off with Gray's Papaya! more

tiny little restaurant with tiny-bit of... 8/30/2007

tiny little restaurant with tiny-bit of potential. good thai food - good date place. more

tiny little restaurant with tiny-bit of... 8/30/2007

ClaraPark Provided by Partner
tiny little restaurant with tiny-bit of potential. good thai food - good date place. more

ThaiLAND!!! 8/7/2007

Yes, it's a bad pun, but the food at Land is nothing short of spectacular. I have to say, it's the best Thai food I've had outside of Thailand (and yes, I've been there). The food it authentic, and took me back to my days on Khao San Road. That reference is probably lost on you if haven't been to Thailand, but just take it from a ""Thai food snob"" as I've been called (really, I'm not - I just like good Thai food). Anyhow, if there's a drawback to Land, it's that the place is very small, they don't take reservations, and you might have to wait a bit. Having said that, they do take your number down and call you (allowing you to walk around and check out all the other UWS options), and the decor is actually quite nice. If you want amazingly authentic Thai food, with nice ambiance at a very affordable price, then stake your claim to Land... Pros: Great food, nice ambiance, very affordable Cons: No reservations, limited seating. more

Good food and Inexpensive. 4/29/2007

We love this place. The service very nice. Food was amazing!!! Please try the red snapper and steak. Pros: Food, atmosphere more

LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEEE LAND! 3/30/2007

I wish it were one of those ""secret"" spots that no one knew about, unfortunately this is possibly the hottest chill restaurant on the UWS! Though you may need to put your name on the list and go to the Dead Poet next door for 20 or 30 minutes, it's all worth it in the end- heck i LOVE the Dead Poet! Anyways, the food is incredible, especially for what you pay for! I LOVE The curry chicken puffs, the soups are amazing, and so are the vegatable dumplings. All of the entrees are fab including the duck and whole snapper, don't forget to try the noodles! Also, the pad thai is great, but nothing special so thai lovers, VENTURE! They make a great lychee martini, among other fab drinks. I have never ordered from Land so I can't speak for the delivery service but the service in the restaurant is all about smiles! I can't wait to come back next week! Also, ask for the dollar-off drink tokens when you wait, good for The Dead Poet! The music is never too loud, though just perfect and the lighting is very hip (though not too dark). BRAVO! Pros: Everything Cons: No Reservations more

One of the best Thai places on the UWS 3/26/2007

The food here is delicious!! One of the best places in the city. Their Thai Ice Tea is great and comes in a big mug. Try the Salmon rice, pad thai, and any of the curry dishes. Ambience is also great. The only cons are cramped tables (they have to move tables just so you can get into your seat) and a small menu. Pros: food, ambience, service Cons: cramped seating, small menu more

BEST THAI FOOD EVER.!!!!!!! 1/25/2007

It was my first time at Land. Everything was so tasty. The restaurant was very cozy. Great service, and the best Thai food I ever had. I Ioved the neighborhood. Everyone was very friendly. I had to place an order to take home to my husband. The waittress was a sweetheart. I loved everything about the place. I will make sure I will go back soon. Pros: Ambience, Service, Food more

Not bad, not great, not really Thai... 1/7/2007

I'm not a food snob and I can't claim knowledge of authenticity as I've never been to Thailand (although I have been to Sripraphai), but the food at Land didn't taste Thai at all. I got drunken noodles with chicken and they tasted exactly like the chicken lo mein you can get in any Chinese restaurant. They had none of that Thai flavor or spiciness (despite the 3-star spicy warning). My boyfriend said the exact same thing about his entree. The appetizers were alright and the service was great, but the entrees just didn't taste right so I don't really see any reason to go back to Land. I was happy that at least we were seated right away and didn't have to suffer the long wait this place usually has. more

Good food and great service 9/21/2006

The food was good and the service was great. The springrolls and wok beef basil are yummy. The place is tiny but cute. Pros: good food and service Cons: cute place but really tiny more

Finally.....Good Thai in NYC!! 9/2/2006

So after moving to NYC I have struggled to find GOOD THAI.... there is a complete lack of choice and quality in NY.... LAND Thai does actually come very close. The home delivery is very fast, comes HOT in 10-15 minutes and the service is great - they even keep your details on hand which saved the hassle of repeating your address 4 times in a foreign accent! Great Thai at a very good price - highly recommended. Eat in ain't bad either! Try it for yourself. :-) Pros: Great Thai and very good delivery service Cons: Pad Thai a little soggy, but the other dishes are excellent! more

Land is grand. I am a fan. 5/15/2006

The Lady Friend and I went here on a Friday night in mid-April. As expected, it was crowded but their system of suggesting to go the Dead Poet next door works well. They take your number and call you when a table opens up. As for the restaurant itself, the L(B)F and I had a good time there. The food was good, the decor was simple and the lighting was muted enough that my scars didn't show but bright enough that I could see that the L(B)F chewed with her mouth closed. It's definitely a good date place as it has great atmosphere without appearing that you're trying too hard. Pros: Good food, Attentive service Cons: Expect a wait more

Why do good restaurants go bad? 4/24/2006

Land used to be a tiny gem of a place with assertively spiced Thai food and a long wait. The staff would take your cell phone and direct you next door to the Dead Poet, which is a tiny gem of a bar. Unfortunately, success seems to have gone to its head. Not only is the food not as consistent as it used to be (the spring rolls, for example, were soggy and rather bland on my last visit), the wait has become entirely unreasonable. 45 minute waits regularly drag on much, much longer, and the staff seems to be entirely incapable of managing the crowds. With other Thai restaurants in the neighborhood which are also inexpensive and delicious, there's no need to put up with attitude and rudeness. more
< Previous 1 2 Next >

Menu for Land Thai Kitchen




SPRING SALE!!!:
20% OFF all yearly plans
Use spring at checkout. Expires 6/30/2018

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat, noon-10:45pm; Sun, noon-10:30pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Cash, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Upper West Side
badge