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Republic
Thai Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
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37 Union Square W New York, NY 10003
37 Union Square WUSNYNew York10003
(212) 627-7172thinknoodles.com
$$Thai Restaurant, Asian Fusion RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
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Longtime Asian noodle shop doling out filling bowls in a bustling space with communal seating.- Google
People talk about communal tables, noodle dishes, asian fusion, pad thai and pan asian
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Tiffany Cheng
reviewed 5 months ago
Republic serves Asian fusion food with influences of Thai, Vietnamese, American and a little bit of Chinese since they have Chinese cooks and waiters. The food is good and the service is fast and friendly. Entree portions are big and the prices range from $15-20 but the venue is confusingly strange. The loud club music makes conversation impossible and the mix of wooden picnic tables and the bar and lounge setup is awkward. It is best to order for delivery or takeout if you crave Asian fusion in the area.
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Daniel Levine
reviewed 6 months ago
This quick and cheap nouvelle noodle warehouse offers hip dining on trendy Union Square. A high-tech "slurpateria," Republic is intensively designed to serve as many light-and-healthy meals as they can in as short a time as possible. Diners are seated at communal tables on uncomfortable benches, and model-cum-waiters relay orders to the kitchen via handheld computers. Very good, fresh food makes the industrial atmosphere palatable. The best of the Asian-inspired meals-in-a-bowl are spicy chicken in coconut milk; Malaysian chicken with coconut, lime and lemongrass; and a pseudo-Vietnamese grilled beef with rice noodles. There's also a good long bar for solitary dining.
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Charlie Shay
reviewed 9 months ago
Not really sure what to make of this place (or what this place tries to be). The food it offers is pretty typical low-end southeast Asian noodle/rice dishes (and they tasted alright), but it tries to deliver a more trendy club-like ambiance (with loud up-tempo music playing) with a similar higher-end price tag. I can't say the quality of the food justifies the price tag. The service was pretty good and speedy though, and the fresh squeezed watermelon juice is always a welcoming drink on a hot summer day. The food is good and the place is good for grabbing a quick bite, but I probably won't get out of my way to come back here anytime soon.
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Maxim Who Cares
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Went there 5 times: service is always slow, food is hit or miss. Today the dumplings were so overcooked, I couldn't lift them off the plate and my drink came after I finished my food. I am done with that place.
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Christian Lau
reviewed 6 months ago
I came here with a couple friends for dinner. We were in the mood for cheap noodles and it was close by where we were dropped off. The place i popping but man o man its really loud in there, I have my old man pants when i'm writing this. I'm trying to have dinner not have an experience at Circle Club. Luckily, were sat in our own table and the water glass were never half empty. We shared the fried tofu, papaya salad and mini dumplings. I got the spicy beef and my friend got the curry noodle soup thing and the other got something similar. Everything was too salty for my liking. The bathroom is clean for being a basement bathroom. Just watch your step walking down.
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Michael Marcos
reviewed 7 months ago
I like soup and I like noodles and especially like soup that has noodles so this place was a no brainer for me. The ambience kinda reminds me a eating in a big art gallery with all the noodles themed over-sized black and white pictures on the wall. The dining area is also big and open, which tends to exacerbate the voices of the other diners to point where you feel like your eating in a giant cafeteria. The one thing i did like about the dining area was the rack underneath the tables to stow away your bags so they won't be on the floor. Our service was kinda slow, which was odd since it wasn't really a full house. Our orders came out fairly quickly and were pretty good. Like other review on here, many of the dishes seemed overly salted which definitely took away from the experience. You can probably find a better bowl of soup elsewhere but this place is definitely worth a try considering its fairly cheap compared other restaurants in the area.
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