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Why Curry - 14 Reviews - 126 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY - Thai Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 473-1620

Why Curry

126 Saint Marks Pl (at Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 473-1620
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I found this small and nice Thai restaurant when I was walkin' in the night. I can recommend it to everyone for kindly acceptance a lot orient them.I remember it as a very romanti...


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Great Thai restaurant! 9/10/2007

The service is nice, the food is great, the place is very cool. Why just four stars? Well the dumplings were just OK but well priced and the Calamari salad that was recommended wasn't all that great and kinda small. But the red coconut curry was tasty and so was the fish with green beans (yum) and big enough portions. Thankfully we all shared. Pros: food, service, location Cons: not very close to subway stop more


I found this small and nice Thai restaurant when I was walkin' in the night. I can recommend it to everyone for kindly acceptance a lot orient them.I remember it as a very romantic lounge (I was with one of my best and cute friend) serving a good oriental food and beverages. Pros: perfect for romantic dinner Cons: too cute more

Excellent Food, Good Price, and Great Service 1/17/2007

I found this Thai restaurant by an accident as I strolled along one day. And to my luck, I scrolled in during their LUNCH SPECIAL. Pros: I have ordered everything on the menu and everything tastes superb! Cons: Small place but great for small parties! more

great restaurant 11/19/2006

the thai here is consistently good (i've been a customer for several years now). i've yet to find another thai place i like more. i usually get one of the curries with tofu, but i've also tried the fish, shrimp, and noodles and never been disappointed. and a singha goes well with all of it! i too can't figure out why this place is always empty! but, better for me, because i never have to wait for a table! Pros: good prices, good food, cute decor, good service Cons: can't think of any! more

Whatever I've tried, I've liked a LOT 8/13/2006

I always thought the name of this place was cute, and finally went in to try the Thom Ka (?) Coconut soup, and Thai Papaya salad (Som Tum), which are some of the standards I judge a restaurant by :) They were really delicious, though I like my papaya salad to have a little kick, and theirs is not spicy at all. I tried the Panang Curry tonight and it was delicious, so I definitely reccomend them - Though I have not tried EVERYTHING on the menu, by far, they just seem really good so far! Enjoy. more

An Underrated place 6/11/2006

I've eaten here several times as a precursor to east village debauchery and the place never disappoints. It always seems to not be crowded (inexplicably) because its cheap and has great service. It appears to be a family run place and the decor is not great but the food is really nice and easy pricing. The beer selection is quite good--all asian styles and even (yuck) budweiser for the uninitiated. Try the duck village. Pros: Good food, reasonable prices, neighborhoody Cons: decor more

Average 4/23/2006

Disclaimer: I grew up in Thailand and cook Thai myself. Even so, I realize that Thai food here is not what it is back home, and have tried to adjust my expectations. So maybe I am being too hard, but I found my noodles (Kwey Diel) were greasy and bland. The beef tasted hard and overcooked. My partner liked his Masaman curry, though, so maybe the cook just had a bad moment with my dish? We liked the size and interior of the place, though, and found the wait staff to be friendly and attentive. I would rate this as average and suggest that if you do go, try their curry, not their noodles. Hope you have better luck than I did. Pros: Cute place, Nice, attentive staff Cons: Below average noodles more

Thai Land or by Sea? 3/18/2004

Well, we have to put in our vote for this spot, which somehow has gotten lost in the Saint Marks Pl restaurant shuffle. No plausible reason why this place is so empty! The food is great, the atmosphere relaxed, and the prices rock (they're even rounded to a whole number, so it's easier to add). These people deserve congratulations and kudos and YOU should try them out. Pros: Good Value, Chef selections, Actually Spicy more

best pad thai in the city! 4/24/2003

This quaint, nicely lit restaurant houses the best pad thai in the city! It's not overly greasy and oily like most pad thai I've had in the past. I would also recommend the green curry chicken. Although I'm convinced you can't really go wrong with choosing anything off the menu. And the prices are great as well! more

Great place 1/24/2003

If you're tired of the wait at Sea, but want something in the same genre/same neighborhood, I'd definitely recommend Why Curry. It's got great atmosphere, (unusual cozy dark lighting, interesting decor and rice bag pillows....) and the food is great. Pros: atmosphere, food, inexpensive! Cons: silly name more

Trendy Thai 1/22/2003

Only been here once on a weekday, and it wasn't crowded. Actually we were the only ones there, and I could not figure out why. The food was reasonably priced and very good. Entrees are less than $10 even for dinner. Pros: inexpensive, not crowded more

Best Lunch Prices! 8/1/2002

I eat a lot in the East Vilklage and find that Why Curry has the best lunch. You get salad, soup, and entree for about 7-8 bucks. Their pad thai is awesome -- very flavorful and the massaman curry is to die for. Very comfortable and friendly service make this a place I take clients who want East Village without the hint of patchouli hanging in the air. Pros: inexpensive, great service, tasty food more

Simple and Yummy! 7/25/2002

Tasty and rich in flavor curries make this place a delight! Minimal styling and rice-bag pillows in the window booths make it nice and cozy. Try the duck in curry sauce and you're in heaven. Not super-authentically Thai, but compared to the Thai-food wasteland in Manhattan, it's excellent. Pros: Reasonable prices, Good Thai Cons: Smallish more

Inexpensive and tasty - College Crowd 7/14/2002

Very good basic curries. Presented nicely. The patrons are mostly college age which is why it's so cheap. I liked it. more
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  • Hours:

    Monday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Tuesday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wednesday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Thursday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, East Village