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Pongsri - 13 Reviews - 311 2nd Ave, New York, NY - Late Night Dining Reviews - Phone (212) 477-2727


311 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-2727
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Pongsri - New York, NY


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This is, without a doubt, the best Thai in the neighborhood (Stuyvesant, Gramercy, Murray Hill). Authentic food at a good price. I usually take out, and pay $7 for lunch and $1...


I have been eating in this restaurant for years and loving it. However i went in there a couple of weeks ago and there was not one familiar face - i was told ""everyone went on v...

Great if you avoid Thursdays! 4/28/2007

I have had many outstanding meals here - but three times I've been there on Thursday, the meal has been inedible... I finally inquired about what was going on and was told the regular chef was off that day... check before you go.... you'll have a fantastic meal if the regular chef is on, but save your money if he's not... Pros: can be great Cons: inconsistent more

Inexpensive and good Thai food 7/9/2006

Ive eaten here a couple of times for dinner on Friday nights. When you walk in this restaurant for the first time, you would notice the overall simplicity of the place. Other guests might even say the restaurant in general is unattractive. Once seated inside, the service is excellent and the wait staff is courteous. The food varies from dish to dish but would range from okay to good. The Thai iced tea is good and the wine list is short but inexpensive. If you are looking for a not-so-crowded restaurant on a Friday night and good Thai food, I would suggest this place. Pros: Good Food, Great Service, Not Crowded Cons: Ambience more

Great food. 7/1/2006

There is certainly a standard here, I can tell. Not like Thai food at Bangkok House, it was totally opposited.It is a good Thai food here. I and my dining partner were very much enjoy the food here. more

Disappointed 6/2/2006

I have been eating in this restaurant for years and loving it. However i went in there a couple of weeks ago and there was not one familiar face - i was told ""everyone went on vacation."" I guess i should have walked out right there and then becaue that definitely strained the credibility of any sane person. But i stayed and ordered my favorite dishes - and unlike the 20 or 30 times i've eaten ther before, they were awful. Greasy, overcooked - one was burned... one was just inedible - the first time in my entire life I ever sent a dish back to the kitchen (and they still charged me for it). They probably sole the place and no one is admitting it because a great restaurant cant go this bad this fast.... I am so disappointed. Cons: greasy food, disappointed more

Chinatown branch is better 3/27/2006

Food was decent, but I would definitely recommend the Bayard branch in Chinatown. Do not order the mussels. Soup base was great, but the mussels must've been frozen for a was too rubbery to be eaten. Mussels that unfresh should not have been served. Again, check out the Chinatown branch instead! Pros: low key, relaxed setting, price reasonable Cons: food was ok, mussels not fresh more

Great Thai 5/23/2005

This is, without a doubt, the best Thai in the neighborhood (Stuyvesant, Gramercy, Murray Hill). Authentic food at a good price. I usually take out, and pay $7 for lunch and $10 for dinner. Be careful when upgrading the heat, these people know their peppers/spice. Fast service and everyone is always nice. Highly reccomended. Pros: affordable, clean, Hot hot hot more

worst of the pongsris 8/31/2004

I actually like the Pong Sri in Chinatown and the one in the theater district... But this one... our food just was too greasy and didnt taste anything like the dish should... Go to the other 2... they are better more

Dull 6/30/2003

The food was far too bland and sometimes too sweet. If I specify spicy or extra-spicy, I expect to taste flavor. For NYC, this place is cheap, but I've actually had much better Thai food in Brooklyn. Pros: Inexpensive Cons: Food, Food, Food more

Try it, you'll like it 6/17/2003

If you're looking for a fairly inexpensive and low-key Thai place this is a good spot. The food is authentic (read: Not Americanized) although the heat factor is kept to a range American palates can handle (a good thing). And yes, I've been to Thailand several times and have eaten ""real"" Thai food just in case you've read other reviews saying only those who know nothing of real Thai food could rate this restaurant highly. Again, it's low-key but service was good. It's a simple place with a simple menu. Fortunately it's also simply delicious! Pros: Food, Uncrowded Cons: Slightly overpriced more

Mediocre food 1/17/2003

Alas, most people who gave this reastaurant high ratings must be out-of-towners who've never eaten anything exotic; and thus have no reference point as to what Thai food is supposed to taste like. The food was bland, even when asked for spicy. The meats were a bit off, probably not too fresh (both at this and the uptown location), one of the soups much too sweet, etc. Service, nothing special. Cons: Ugly grafitti outside, Bland food, Ugly interior more

Rarefied Rad Nar 12/17/2002

Had a pleasant lunch there with a group of 6. The Service was en pointe and I felt like the servers were always aware of our wants, whether it was punctual refill of water, new napkins, etc. The thai Ice tea was great and the large noodle dishes like the radnar was delicious. The curry dishes were your standard thai cuisine. Overall, good buy and good eats. Pros: Food, Service more

Chan Chop Mak Mak 9/30/2002

Possibly the best Thai in NYC (and I lived in Bangkok for 8 months). Everyone I've ever taken here has loved the place. Great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Som tam (papaya salad) is tasty. Tom ka (coconut milk soup) can be made vegetarian upon request and it fantastic with just a bit of hot chili oil to give it a nice kick. All the vegetarian options are highly recommended but especially the tao hoo gra prow (spicy basil tofu). Pros: Food Quality, Price, Service more

Go to the Chinatown branch 7/10/2002

Every visit I make to Pongsri in 2nd avenue the prices seems to go up for small portions. You're better off to the China town branch you can get a pad thai for $5.50 instead of $9! more
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  • Thai classics and lunch specials delivered or served in simple East Village, Theater District or original Chinatown locations.

  • 4/4/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 11:30am-11:30pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Gramercy Park, Midtown