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Somtum Der
Thai Restaurant$$
Today 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
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85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009
85 Avenue AUSNew YorkNew York10009
(212) 260-8570somtumder.com
$$Thai Restaurant, BarToday 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 12:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 12:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 12:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 12:00 – 11:30 pmSunday 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
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Smartly decorated Thai restaurant presenting regional Isan cuisine via shareable plates.- Google
"Thoroughly enjoyed the papaya salad with pork neck."
"This the most authentic Isaan Thai food I have found in NYC."
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Lin Hengyu
5 months ago
Do yourself a favour and avoid this place. The decor is good. But the food is mediocre at best and the service was sub par. My dish was served in a chipped plate, the plate was taken away before I could finish and the taste is just very... in your face. Really disappointed.
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Jeffrey Crawford
a month ago
I lived in Thailand for 6 years. This the most authentic Isaan Thai food I have found in NYC.
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Doug DeCarlo
6 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the papaya salad with pork neck. The pad see eiw with seafood was probably the best I've had. As spicy as you like if you ask for it!
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Max Heinritz
3 months ago
Affordable, delicious Northern Thai food in a cute, modern seating environment.
Mayuree Kitmahawong
2 months ago
Try "somtum kor moo yang"!! It's even better than you can get when you're in Thailand! I'm not kidding!!! Chef's special sukiyaki also very yummy. I have to ask for more sauce. Try their special martini drinks. I love this place.
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Lori Luo
7 months ago
I have to say that the recent spur of Isan Thai restaurants across NYC has been working in my favor, and Somtum Der is one of the latest additions I've been delighted by. The restaurant is located in East Village, and does a variety of traditional dishes very well. First and foremost, order the restaurant's namesake: the Somtum, also known as the Papaya Salad. There's several iterations of this on the menu with varying accompanying proteins; my favorite was probably the Tom Kor Moo Yang, or papaya salad with grilled pork. Our table also shared an order of the Moo Ping Kati Sod, grilled pork served on skewers that had been marinated in coconut milk. For more carb-centric dishes, the Pad Ki Mao is a strong order, as it utilizes an abundance of vegetables and ground pork, so the flat rice noodles played second fiddle. The addition of crispy basil leaves on top was a nice touch, as it gave a slightly different texture and aromatic edge to the dish. The restaurant is a good place to go for a casual dinner, and is sure to delight any lover of spice.
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Rishi Satsangi
5 months ago
I dunno I guess I just have another idea of what Thai food is supposed to be. But I do understand this may be more authentic or specific Thai food, and I just don't get it. Don't let me dissuade you from trying this place, it wasn't disgusting or anything.
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Carol Chan
10 months ago
3.5 stars - Thai ranks second to Chinese as cuisines my fiancé and I don't care much about. But after attempting to walk in without reservation to 4 different restaurants in the area and knowing it's far more familiar to my grandma than any "white" food, my fiancé and I decided to give Somtum a try. We all had Northern Thai cuisine once at Zabb Elee just a few blocks away and weren't too impressed. This time, armed with our yelp app, my fiancé and I read up on all the recommendations and ultimately decided on duck spicy salad, beef skewers, catfish soup, and house special seafood suki. The first dishes - duck, beef, catfish all arrived fairly quickly. Not quite sure what was the hold up with our suki, we were literally done with the first three plates and ready for our bill when we finally asked our server to check the order. Nevertheless it was worth the wait because it was one of the better dishes of our meal. Spicy duck salad - way too salty, sour and fatty. It had a strange funny after taste where I couldn't stomach a second bite. Catfish soup - the fish was way overcooked and really dry even after being dunked into a bowl of soup. I did enjoyed the enoki mushroom. Beef skewers - I wished we just ordered more of these because they were one of the best skewers I've had in life. So well marinated, so juicy! Loaded with flavors and went so well with the spicy dip. Came in 3 per order - perfect sharing for us! Seafood suki - the suki noodle was way overcooked to a point they were indistinguishable in our plate. It was however pretty tasty in the sweet tomato sauce along with the fish cakes, shrimp, and calamari. We ended our meal with their jelly shaved ice - which was frozen herbal jelly in milk tea. It was quite refreshing and would had been perfect summer treat! Overall - Perhaps Northern Thai is more of an acquired taste for us, again we weren't overly impressed. Service was warm, food was well priced. Probably won't return any time soon but if we do, skewers for appetizer, entree, and dessert please!
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