Honestly I was so excited to try eating here; I have heard
Honestly I was so excited to try eating here; I have heard so much about this place! My friend and I were lucky to find a time slot on Resy and we seized the opportunity, it's not easy to get a reservation in the evenings unless you don't mind waiting for a while for an open table.As soon as you come in, you are greeted by so many people and you can tell how attentive they are to all their guests. The ambience was pretty casual and the place is quite small yet cozy. As a vegetarian, I read through other Yelp reviews beforehand and knew there were like 2 options for me to eat. I ordered the Vegetable Masaman Trio which was pretty filling and the presentation was probably one of the best I've had for this dish! Though I was impressed of course I wish there are more options. The staff definitely helped make it a great experience!
Probably the best Thai restaurant in nyc.
Def recommend going once. I got the duck noodle and it was a solid choice if someone indecisive and don't know what to get.
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Soothr, a Thai
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Soothr, a Thai restaurant, and I was blown away by my experience. My friends and I decided to check it out on a random Tuesday night, and the place was packed! Luckily, we managed to snag seats at the bar which had hooks for our purses and jackets - a nice touch.We ordered the Duck noodles and the chicken khao soi, and I must say, the food was absolutely scrumptious. The service was speedy and attentive, making our meal that much more enjoyable. It's no wonder they have a Michelin star - it is well-deserved.In addition to the fantastic food, we also tried one of their mocktails/juices, and it was SO GOOD! It's easy to overlook mocktails, but don't sleep on them here - they're amazing.The entrees were appropriately priced for the portion size, and we left feeling very satisfied. I can't wait to come back and try their famous shrimp curry. All in all, I highly recommend Soothr for anyone looking for authentic and delicious Thai food with great service. This is a must-visit spot!
5/5 After seeing people rave about this all over social media and it's a Michelin restaurant!! I had to give it a try.Food: 4.5/5 They had a lunch special going on for an appetizer (either vegetable dumplings or beef meatballs), an entree and a soda (or extra for thai iced tea or coffee). I opted for the pad see ew as I saw this was recommended. Trust, I will try the other popular items next time I'm around the area. The beef meatballs were interesting! It was served with the sweet chili sauce. But the pad see ew - the noodles were so thin and smooth. It actually wow'd me. Ambience: 5/5 It's very hip for sure! There was a bar if you opt for that and different sections for dining. Price: 5/5 The lunch special of $18 for the beef meatballs, pad see ew, and soda was pretty worth it in my opinion. Service: 5/5 It was my first time dining in solo and wow! They made the experience super comfortable for me. The waiters/waitresses were amazing - they were super friendly and checked in on me multiple times. The food came out very fast too which is a plus.
One of Ny's best restaurants
Excellent in any aspect! One of Ny's best restaurants. Food is light and well balanced. Everybody is extremely kind.
tried in person finally at 9:30 pm on a sunday night.
mind you, this place closes at 10:30 pm and there was STILL a small wait to get seated! incredible. this Michelin guided restaurant doesn't play!i got the famous shrimp curry along w/ crab fried rice, and both were delicious! the shrimp curry is egg-y, creamy, and not spicy which was perfect for me. The only thing is that if I ate too much of it it was a little too heavy - a taste I would get sick of it I had the dish alone. luckily, my friend was down to share a carb dish, so we got the crab fried rice and with the spices it came with, it was a perfect blend! The fried rice has lumps of crab meat which was awesome. I will say, it's on the plain side but there are sauces to put on it, which helps.I will be back for sure! hit the spot for a late night dinner.
Great tasting thai food! we ordered the koong karee, crab
Great tasting thai food! we ordered the koong karee, crab fried rice and kee mao noodles, all were a hit. The only complaint I would have is about the service. I felt like someone was constantly lurking in the corner waiting for my husband and I to get done with our food. We were even given a time limit of 1 hour 15 mins as soon as we entered. Out of Soothr and fish cheeks I would pick the latter.
It was an excellent experience! Our waiter was very nice
It was an excellent experience! Our waiter was very nice and friendly and suggested very good appetizers from the menu. Great spot for lunch. Everything was delicious!
Came here on a Wednesday night without a reservation and
Came here on a Wednesday night without a reservation and got seated within 30-45 mins. Restaurant is a bit packed and loud but all the servers were really nice. We got the rose quartz drink which was recommended which was good. For food we tried the duck noodles and koong karee. They were both good but the koong karee was the highlight. The curry was very flavorful and the shrimp were cooked well. We also got a mango sticky rice for dessert which was pretty good and a free birthday shot. Great restaurant!
Have gotten a few dishes and all are very good. Duck in green sauce was my favorite. Pad Thai was alright but nothing special. Overall very good
4/5 by 👻 @K W.
We had the Tom yum hot pot and duck curry which was very spicy. Then we had pad Thai and pad see we which was very sweet. The puff appetizer was good, the Hoi Johr dumpling was the stand out. Definitely worth a try. Super busy place. Would suggest asking staff to make less spicy if possible.
Thai food is my absolute favorite and this place is now my
Thai food is my absolute favorite and this place is now my favorite in the city! A very intimate setting, with great service and attentive staff/management. The dumplings were probably my favorite! The beef in the Beef Pad Si-iw was absolute perfection, and the dish contained the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors. The same goes for the Shrimp Pad Thai! An amazing dish I will definitely be ordering again. A true 10/10 restaurant!
I would say this is more of a 3.
5 rating bc I wouuuld come again to try out the other dishes. The Roasted Eggplant Salad was my favorite dish, along with the Chicken Khao Soi. The Duck egg rolls and the Hotpot Tom Yum were a little underwhelming though. The fish in the Hotpot Tom yum had a bit of a rough texture that I wasn't too big of a fan of -If I had to compare, Fish Cheeks was better in terms of the freshness of the seafood and the uniqueness of the dishes. Super small and tight space.
As considered one of the best thai places in the city, it
As considered one of the best thai places in the city, it was super excited to try this spot! I was a bit disappointed with the food sadly. It tasted a bit weird, but I'm willing to give it another try.
Normal taste food over priced, and the waiter came 5 times
1/5 by 👻 @J Y.
Normal taste food over priced, and the waiter came 5 times during a casual not busy day to ask if we are done with the food. It's disrespectful for customers! You can't just keep asking if we finished or not! Is this an American or NYC now? This place is extreme! I never got asked so much during any meals! The funny thing is the place is not full and I don't understand why you keep asking! I said yea we are still working on it. The waiter couldn't believe what he heard and said "really?" I'm like I can work on this however long I want because I bought my food! What is going on here??
Place was packed and it felt a little cramped even though
Place was packed and it felt a little cramped even though the place is huge for east village since they covered their outdoor space, but for good reason because the food was awesome. We got the eggplant salad appetizer (surprise favorite of the meal), the dry crab noodles, and the stir fried pork (slightly sweet & spicy) for 2 of us and left with enough leftovers for another meal. Everything was delicious and service was good.
Tom Yum soup is the best! The service is super fast.
There is a limitation of how much time you can sit in there, although. Drinks are decent the portions for the food are family size.
We liked the Thai food here more than the tourist Thai Villa. It’s more flavorful and authentic. Not much ambience because it’s too dark, hence 4 stars only; and one of their curry dish had combined coconut milk with cream that was not typical nor as authentic. The rest of the appetizers and entrees we ordered were delicious. Would definitely recommend and return.
Oh gosh the food was delicious here! I got the Chicken Ki-Mao noodles and asked for it mild. I also got the rivers topaz to drink, but I didn't like it at all. I also tried the rose quartz and all that jade though and they were great! Our server was so nice and helpful. The restaurant itself is very small/tightly packed and low lighting which I really enjoyed. They are closed from 4-5 to prep for the dinner. I definitely recommend making a reservation because it was packed! You also get a 1.5 hour limit.
Great place to eat and a must visit for New York City!!
Absolutely amazing place, should get more than 5*. Cannot stress how good this place is. I went with a group of friends recently and have not stopped thinking about the food. We ordered the Duck Green curry, Prawn curry and Duck rolls amongst other dishes and it all was amazing. We have already another booking! The service was great with very friendly staff, however make sure to secure a reservation if possible as the walk in line can get up to 1:30 as it is that popular! This restaurant should have hundreds of reviews with how popular it is. I highly recommend a trip down to the East Village to visit this fantastic place.
Funky & Great food - excellent food and fantastic cocltails - definitely make a reservation - even at lunch they stays packed - in a neighborhood with many Thai restaurants and I’ve tried em all this one stands out as the best and by a wide margin- it is cramped
Terrible menu/very tight
We walked in and they tried to put us at a table where we couldn’t even fit. So they put us “outside” (also cramped) with a heat lamp, however, the space was also the pick up location for take out and the window was always open so it was noisy and we were cold. We asked for tea and the waiter said they did not have any hot water that they could use. That’s worrisome. The menu had mostly pork and shellfish dishes. If you’re a vegetarian, you have 3 choices. I don’t know how they received a Michelin rating. The food wasn’t anything special.
Food is fantastic, vibe is fun
Place was buzzing when we arrived - every seat filled. Definitely need a reservation. Staff was extremely friendly - every single one seemed to welcome us on the way in and thank us on the way out. The cocktail assortment is creative. The food was so yummy - our only complaint was that everything came out at once and since there were four of us sharing, that was a lot at the same time. Would have loved to see it paced a little bit so we could appreciate the dishes a bit more. We enjoyed the Tom Yum Seafood hot pot, Krapow Ka Moo, Ba Mii Pu, Masamun roasted vegetable trio (my personal favorite) and crab fried rice.
3rd Time in a Year and Still Worthy
I’m confused how this restaurant doesn’t have more reviews, and I’m shocked that this was my 3rd visit here in a year from out of town and I forgot to write reviews prior, either way it was on our list of restaurants to return to on this trip. First recommended to us by a friend from NYC, last year. We tried to make a reservation using RESY but the only times available were 530 and 945. That told us they were going to be busy and took our chances getting a table. We arrived and put our name/number in for a table for 3, and we’re told 30-45min. That was perfectly ok, but I had a hunch it would be shorter. We got as far as the corner and we received our text. Barely 2 minutes. When we walked up, the hostess explained that we had an hour and 15min. Awesome, it was already clear that this place was busy, the fact that we got a table was more than enough. Now having been here two orevious times(sitting in the main dining room and the last time out front) I was blown away at how far back it went. We finally got to our seats, surrounded by two bigger parties on either side, it was safe to say it was gonna be liv my. The newest change was that they’re menus were accessible by scanning a QR code. A very common practice at many restaurants. After sitting down, I set my timer as to be mindful of the timeframe. We scanned over the menu, and our server came up, I immediately asked what they were out of as to set our expectations, it happened to be an item one of us wanted, but that’s ok, the menu has so many other wonderful options to choose from. We ordered drinks and a few appetizers, the chicken and dumplings, both of which were amazing. I only deter the Branzino, and admittedly I completely confused it with something else, so imagine my surprise when this opened up fish was placed in front of me. Not that I didn’t want it, but I took a few bites and was met with fish bones. Personally, the fish was delicious and I would’ve devoured it, but I’m not a huge fan of having to worry about fish bones, again the fish was amazing, personal preference aside. Luckily my fiancé didn’t hesitate to trade, he had ordered one of the beef noodle soups which I was familiar with so it was a win win all around. Our server was awesome and friendly. We had ordered a few drinks after and our hostess came to the table letting us know that we were at the 70yo nite mark. Perfect because we were finished. We got the check and left cash for meal and tip and headed out. I was still amazed at how busy it was and rightly so. First night of Fall, great weather, why not go out and enjoy NYC nightlife?!?. I can honestly say that we WILL be back on our next adventure up. Definitely worth the wait. Deserving of its accolades. And don’t let the negative reviews steer you, those are written by people who don’t know what real dining is. Or flavor for that matter.
A real Bangkok experience in NYC!
Excellent experience at Soothr, reminded us of our many visits to Bangkok. The food was outstanding, duck noodles are a must, and the service was very friendly and engaging. We will definitely return on our next visit to NYC.
Came here for a birthday celebration yesterday. The food was average, but the service was terribly wrong. I do not normally write bad reviews, considering that I also worked in the food service industry and I normally try to understand BUT the experience yesterday was NOT any kind of "miscommunication", as stated by the Owner's response on Google Review. We arrived at the establishment at 2 PM with a CAKE BOX. (Common sense; there's a cake in a cake box.) If it's the store policy not to allow any outside food, I would understand if staff had told us from the start when they saw the CAKE BOX and when I asked if the staff could store CAKE in the fridge, that the establishment does not allow outside food. We saw reviews where other people were allowed to bring cakes to the restaurant to celebrate birthdays so, I don't know if this was an updated policy that wasn't communicated thoroughly with every staff or just plain discrimination towards a specific group of people that dine in. In addition, I understand that it's a busy restaurant and all, but I think this place needs to work on giving time for the customers to eat and not rushing them to finish eating. MANNERS; a huge part that the staff should work on. Although we were disrupted by the terrible service and all, we still politely stated our thank you and goodbye on our way out, but we were ignored. Very disappointing and disrespectful experience!
BETTER THAN THE THAI FOOD IN THAILANDThe price here is very
BETTER THAN THE THAI FOOD IN THAILANDThe price here is very similar to fish cheeks but I personally don't think they're the same level.Eggplant salad: this dish really portrayed what Michelin star Thai dish should taste like. Unique, savory, but blends together so well. The presentation is almost like an art. The eggplant is soft and goes surprisingly well with the sourness from the lemongrass. The crunchiness from the fried garlic adds savor to the eggplant. The best part about this dish is the egg on the top. The yolk inside is amazing when mixed with the eggplant.Duck noodle: this dish was also a surprise to my tastebuds. The duck is so perfectly cooked and I've never tasted duck meat this tender. The texture is similar to medium rare steak and not dry at all. I didn't really eat it with the ginger or veggie but still recommend it for the duck.Mango sticky rice: I think it's hard to find big, ripe, sweet mango in the states, but this dish still has a unique flavor regardless. I'm not a fan of the salty sticky rice so I think the lightly sweet flavor here is perfect for my liking.Thai ice tea: it's a little more bland than I expected but taste pretty authentic like the Thai ice tea you'd get in Thailand.
Make reservations! Busy and happening place with great
Make reservations! Busy and happening place with great cocktails and elevated Thai food. Service was pretty quick when we put in our orders and came out with nice presentation!For cocktails, def recommend the River's Topaz! Came out in a smoked glass and has a good strong, yet refreshing taste.For food, we went noodle based and got the Khao Soi with Beef Special, Dry Crab Noodles, and the Seafood Tom Yum! All were delicious, but I enjoyed the Khao Soi since it's one of my favorite dishes. The Tom Yum may not be for everyone and is slightly sour so if you don't like tart then I don't recommend this.Overall, great experience at this popular Thai place!
Soothr was amazing! They were very quick and I would highly
Soothr was amazing! They were very quick and I would highly recommend getting a reservation. As a vegetarian, I was bummed there's wasn't as many veggie options... however the spicy eggplant dish and the fried taro dish were INCREDIBLE!! Worth coming back for both :)
Some of the best Thai food I've had in nyc.
Service was fast, everyone was super nice, food was delicious. Order more so you have leftovers :)
Food are good and it's peanut free zone!!!! This is
Food are good and it's peanut free zone!!!! This is somewhat unheard of especially Thai restaurant! We had the Koong karee and it was so good. Texture is not as watery as I though!
WOW. GUYS let me tell ya'll Soothr is literally one of my
WOW. GUYS let me tell ya'll Soothr is literally one of my favorite restaurants in NYC if not my favorite. I would give this place 6 stars if I could. I first tried it a year ago and pretty much every time I visit the city (which is like once every 1-2 months) I try to make an effort to stop by here. It is just that damn good. I always get the chicken khao soi and it never disappoints. The dish features a piece of chicken in a curry with egg noodles and crispy noodles. Oh my god the contrasting texture of the two noodles, absorbing the curry and paired with the chicken is truly chef's kiss. The bowl is always bigger than it looks even after the fifth time ordering it which is great bang for your buck ($19). Ive tried some of the other dishes too but my favorite is still by far the khao soi. Like I will literally be in another city craving this dish (as have my other friends who've tried this place LOL) but I know I can't order it at any other Thai spot because it will simply disappoint. If the above isn't enough to convince you to try this place out, I came here with my friend who grew up in Thailand tonight. He said he always lowers his expectations for Thai food in the US but even he said it was "so good" and "definitely one of the best Thai spots in America". I've recommended this place to so many of my friends and every single one of them has fallen in love with this spot. Definitely stop by Soothr if you get the chance.
Holy yum this place was amazing.
We were recommended it by a sweet server we met actually at a little sushi/pho place in upper east side who is from Thailand and knows all the Thai places in town. She said this is the place to go in NYC for best Thai noodle dishes (among other things), and they did not disappoint!We made a reservation about a week in advance which was totally necessary as they were packed. We arrived a few min early and were asked to return exactly at our reservation time because they run a tight ship flipping tables. You get 90 min and that's it :)Service was quick and attentive. Ambiance is a bit loud and bustly with close quarters but it's ok because the food and drinks are so awesome.To drink we got the kan-hah/amethyst (nice and lightly sweet, fragrantly floral and bubbly), the special of the night (not sure of name but it was mezcal based though different than the pay Thai as we also got that one-nice and Smokey but fresh and little spicy, think it was topped with saffron; and the pay Thai was a little salty and Smokey), pytoon (matcha based and creamy).To eat, we got the moo dang puff (yummy little puffs similar to empanada stuffed with pork), duck rolls (duck based amazingly flavorful and perfectly fried spring rolls), and the special Pu nhim khao soi noodles (curry broth with flavorful noodles and fried soft shell crab-amazing!)Overall highly recommend this place and wish we could have eaten everything on the menu! Absolutely would return. Don't forget to make a reservation!
Friendly and attentive staff; a cool, crowded, very loud,
Friendly and attentive staff; a cool, crowded, very loud, labyrinthine space with several mini dining rooms contained within. A 90 minute cap to eat, but you're out before an hour, so this isn't going to be a stretched-out evening. But it will still be fun. If you're looking for DINNER, go elsewhere. If you're looking not to wait, make a res.Cool space, cool young crowd, doing the neo-noir thing a bit. Overall, a fairly solid Thai place.The cocktails are pretty, and pretty good. I had a coil of saffron curled at the top of mine, which is an expensive ingredient. It also felt kind of wiry in my mouth, texturally, and I could have easily done without it. Loved the pineapple foam. Drinks are more refreshing than strong.The dumplings we tasted were delicious, and so was the dipping sauce. The menu is very interesting and very varied. I very much loved the duck noodle dish. You get a small bowl of broth to sip from, you don't combine everything, and they are good at explaining that. Another noodle dish comes with dried crab. Very interesting! Desserts are usually such an afterthought, but this one was so revolting it made me re-think the entire experience I had just had. When you think "ice cream sandwich" there's a certain something that appears in your mind. Since I didn't want sticky rice as a dessert, this was what we ordered. But it was melted slabs of chalky ice cream in a stale hot dog bun covered with corn, peanuts, some other unidentifiable gray mush, and slices of coconut that resembled cole slaw. I'm including a photo just so I can assure myself this really happened. Did a 6 year old concoct it? The tastes, ingredients, and the texture make this the single most disgusting thing I've ever ordered in a restaurant, and for a dessert it was expensive - $15.Check out the dumplings and the noodles. Have dessert elsewhere.
One of my favorite restaurants in the city! The service is
One of my favorite restaurants in the city! The service is amazing, every single employee you encounter is extremely friendly. As far as food goes, I always get the Dry Sukhothai Noodles, delicious! Other people I've gone with frequently get the shrimp pad thai which is amazing as well. The cocktails are also some of my favorite in the city, the cocktail menu has a very wide variety and a cocktail for all tastes. Not to mention, this prices are very reasonable. Could not recommend this place enough!
The only reason I waited so long to review this place is
The only reason I waited so long to review this place is because secretly I didn't want it to get too popular. (Too late!)Ambiance is wonderful indoor and in the back garden, though sidewalk tables are available if you don't mind pedestrians walking through. In my mind, Soothr has the best Thai food since Uncle Boons closed. My favorites are the nam tak moo (try it even if you're unfamiliar!!) mango sticky rice when available, and chicken khao soi. But you can't go wrong with anything ordered here. Going with a group is my preference to order as many things on the menu to share as possible. Other highlights include the koong karee, crab fried rice, & roasted eggplant salad. Cocktails are also beautiful & top notch. I love making this spot a special request for birthdays or special occasions, but I admit I've also ordered plenty of delivery just because I craved it. Take a look at their social media for the best pictures, mine were a little dark to post - or half eaten since the food is so tasty!
TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE
TERRIBLE service which demolished our dining experience. Could not stand the SASSY attitude shown to my party by the (1) hostess and a (2) waiter who thought he was boss but was fortunately shut up by some of the wiser members of staff. The waiter repeatedly spoke to us in a condescending tone. Maybe we didn’t look NYC rich… Service was rushed. Cutlery was taken away whilst we were still dining! The restaurant proudly proclaimed that they were expecting some 350 diners that night. This results in a hussle unlike any I’ve seen as a diner - anywhere in the world! There are many many excellent Thai restaurants in NYC and most don’t expect you to swallow your food! Ambiance: Failing grade here. No sign of air conditioning. Small, dingy tables. Almost no lighting. Crazy loud music, impossible to talk to the person seated next to you. Our party of 8 was initially made to sit separately. Kids/teens on on one table and us adults on another in a separate section of the restaurant. When another table that seated 4 guests opened up next to us, we requested to have our kids brought closer to us so we could dine together as a family. The restaurant’s first line of support (remember the condescending waiter ?) refused to help us. It took calling the owner/manager to help get the kids relocated. This is NOT the way you treat your guests. Our server/waitress was polite and the friendly soul in an otherwise unfriendly atmosphere. She was unfortunately marching to the beat set by her manager. FOOD: above average and tasty, bold flavors as all Thai food is expected to be. However… It wasn’t unique or exceptional. I’ve had the same food of similar quality and preparation techniques in dozens of Thai restaurants across the USA. Personally I’m very surprised that this restaurant made the Michelin guide. In my opinion this place needs to hone their customer orientation skills before being admitted into the lofty Michelin echelon.