Bangkok House
Bangkok House

Bangkok House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bangkokhouseny.com/main.html
  • Phone: 2125415943
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R to 42nd St. Times Square
  • Parking: No
A word from Bangkok House
Bangkok House is a culinary oasis for flavor-rich fine Thai dining at most affordable prices. Nestled on historic Restaurant Row, as you walk in you will be greeted by charming, authentically clad Thai waitresses who provide themselves on fine service with a smile. There are special lunch and dinner Prix Fixe Menus (including soup, salad, appetizer, entree, and dessert) as well as many house spe...cialties. We are very popular for pre-theatre dining and are open 7 days a week starting at 11:30 am, and the kitchen stays open til 11:30 pm for post-theatre dining as well. City Guide Magazine describes us as "Delicious Thai food to die for at extremely reasonable prices!"
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Bangkok House reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.5
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Good theatre district Thai
    CLSIMON
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There are a number of ordinary Thai restaurants in the theatre district. This one served fresh, flavorful dishes, at very reasonable prices. We ordered the Basil Eggplant, which had lots of flavor and just the right amount of heat. We also ordered a fried tofu dish with chili sauce, medium spicy. When it came, it was soft tofu, with no spice. The server was apologetic and returned in a few minutes with the dish we had ordered--which was excellent. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opened late
    YeshuaLuvsU
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    made online reservations for 11:30am... arrived around 11:45am... we got in but they're still closed for business, and worse, they told us that they no longer take online reservations!!! BTW, the place looks dirty both inside and out.
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  • myreservation was cancelled
    MexicoVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I made reservation for 10:45pm, to have after theater dinner. We arrived there by 10:50, but the manager refused to let us in and told us it was closed. Restaurant was almost empty....
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  • Harper
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    They did not have a table reserved for us, and said they no longer work with Open Table. They were friendly enough, but service was slightly odd.
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  • blah midtown thai
    oldguy1652
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Standard Americanized Thai that can be had in any medium-sized city in the US. Slightly over sauced and under spiced. Service was okay but the atmosphere was not that different from a standard diner. The one good thing was that for midtown Manhattan the price was fair, even a bit on the inexpensive side.
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  • Great location + Fabulous price
    MaryW
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food was quite tasty, well-presented, ample portions and really GREAT service. My family and I dined there before a 3 pm show on Sunday and we were all amazed with the Bangkok House.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Bangkok House reviews archive.
  • ISPROUDVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Convenient to theatre. Delicious food and good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • The Big 50th
    redphoenix
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Came here to celebrate a 50th birthday, perfect for an after work dinner with close friends and family. Very accommodating, allowed us to bring our own cake and helped us surprise the birthday girl.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New ownership, new problems
    melv
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Restaurant has new ownership. Food still good, but service went downhill. Tables arriving asfter us were served first. Our food came out cold. They seemed to be overwhelmed. Called to staff for assistance and they ignored us. Also do not participate in open table any longer per maitre d.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    FoodieBri
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I had been here years ago, and knew it was down the street from the theatre I was seeing a show at that night so I made a reservation for some pre-theatre dinner. The food was pretty standard- nothing to write home about but fine. The service however was slow, in attentive, and impersonal. They gave us our check without offering us dessert, and once we did order dessert the order was wrong and we had to wait 10 minutes for the correct dessert.
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  • There are Better Choices
    moodyfoodyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We dined at the Bangkok House pre-theatre, as it has a great location in the theatre district. Although we have eaten here many times in the past, our last few visits have been disappointing . This visit, I ordered pad Thai with chicken but received something else. When they brought me a new plate - it was correct but burnt tasting. The service is friendly - though sometimes slow, and the atmosphere is lacking. There are better choices on Restaurant Row - Bangkok House is definitely declining.
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  • Go for the food and the service
    SeanNYVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Excellent traditional Thai food with attentive and professional service. The atmosphere is not particularly special but, no matter, the food is the draw. Also the bar has innovative cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not open
    MarkInHeightsVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was the second time I have booked a reservation through Open Table for Bangkok House, only to arrive and find it closed.
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  • Perfect evening - start to finish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I recently hosted a group of 10 for dinner at Bangkok House. What a perfect evening from start to finish! We were seated very quickly and ice water was immediately served. Nobody else in our group had ever tried Thai food before and the prix fixe dinner menu was ideal. And an amazing value at $16.95 to include soup (I loved the spicy shrimp soup), Thai salad with traditional peanut dressing, steamed dumpling appetizer (on par with the best that I have ever had), stir fry (choice of beef, chicken, pork or vegetable) with seven different sauce selections (or pad thai) and dessert (delicious). The service was prompt and attentive. Everybody in our group praised the quality of the food and the Thai dining experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Thai Food
    ToyFair2014
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    They serve very good Asian comfort food. My group enjoyed everything they ordered. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bangkok House Lunch
    GeeGeeVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Good food, food came very quickly and was priced right. Great find on Dining Rewards for a lunch spot on 9th.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pre show dinner
    DrFood
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The only thing I'd change is the front entrance & bathroom (in back)both of which were freezing & letting cold air in every time either door opened(just visited 1/25/14). Obviously not an issue in warmer months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware of Double Tipping!
    moodyfoodyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Bangkok House is a good Thai restaurant, however, I am angry because they tried to get a double tip. When they presented the original bill, a 20% tip was automatically added to the total (we were ONLY 5 people). Then, they ran our credit card and STAPLED the original bill BEHIND the credit card receipt. This receipt ALSO had a place for gratuity. "Conveniently," this top slip covered the original bill completely, revealing ONLY the bottom section of the original bill which talked about recommended gratuity. Therefore, when looking at the receipt awaiting signature, you saw: the "subtotal" on the receipt, a line for gratuity, a line for total, and (sticking out from behind the receipt) information on recommended gratuity. Not okay.
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  • Excellent Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My wife and I ate here on a day trip up from Baltimore. We each had the Chicken Coconut Soup, Salad, and Steamed Dumplings. The soup in particular was incredible! For entrees, I had the Red Curry with Chicken and she had the Pad Thai with Chicken. The Curry was delicious and she really love her dish as well. Both were so filling that neither of us could finish. Dessert was light and the perfect topping. $16.95 a piece for all of that in Manhattan is a steal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Two
    LLum83VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Two friends of mine went here for dinner, they're visiting from France and wanted to try a Thai food restaurant. They loved this place and said that everything was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Thai meal
    Peggers
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Good food, not exorbitant prices in a basic but friendly setting.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Kyxes
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Went 2 days before christmas and before the big dinner rush, so it was relatively quiet. Very large menu for such a small restaurant, but we found fish and duck to be the proteins of choice. The dessert made the meal; jackfruit and sticky rice. Great food. Reasonable prices and a wide selection to satisfy any palate. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Thai
    Tjlealand3
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The shrimp soup was incredible, red curry chicken was flavorful not overpowered by one spice and still spicey....I will be designing my visits to the city around Bangkok house!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good but rather ordinary.
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food was good but rather ordinary. Prices very reasonable for NYC. One thing that detracted from the atmosphere was that it sounded like they were scrubbing the kitchen with a wet broom while we were dining.
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  • nothing but terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    this place was a disappointment overall from food, service to ambience. didn't expect much either, which makes the disappointment much worse. not sure if this restaurant is upto par for opentable.. felt like having a meal at chinese takeout place, not a restaurant booked through opentable.
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  • Excellent and inexpensive Thai food
    jdp44VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    All 4 of us in our party enjoyed our dinner. The food and service were excellent. We ordered from the fixed price menu, $15.95 each person, and were all pleased with the food. All 4 courses including dessert. Will definitely go there again next time in NYC.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Bangkok house
    Arbday
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    The food was well prepared and served. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The tilapia serving was huge. The shrimp was a nice size, not overwhelming. The menu was very reasonably priced for New York so close to theaters. The music was a bit loud and disconcerting. I would visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shame on you, Open Table
    FredVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    How did this place possibily get 5 stars in your reviews? Do you SELL your stars?
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  • Tasty food, but nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Service was attentive, and the food was tasty but nothing special and a bit overpriced. Took a long time to get the check at the end.
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  • not great
    cjzs
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Went for lunch and expected an authentic thai cuisine. Only the items of the lunch special were available. Most of the items seemed to be directly off the Sysco truck. The salad consisted of two leaves of white lettuce with a blop of peanut paste and a slice of unripe tomato. The spring rolls were the size of my pinky finger and looked like something out of the cosco freezer case. I will definitely look for another thai restaurant to frequent.
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  • Go there!
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Delicious cheap food and quick service in a cosy restaurant street close to Times square.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Thai food
    marco
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    I love Thai food and this place makes a really authentic curry. We came a bit early (before 6pm) so we got the early bird special (soup, salad, entrees for 10USD) Excellent value for money and it is a 5 mins walk to most of the broadway shows.
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    late-night find, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Theater District
    BuffetGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Reasonably priced menu, special for lunch, amazingly inexpensive. All are enhanced by good service. If you like Thai food, you'll love Bangkok House.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for after-theater dining
    MarcySue
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Service was good, and the food was decent. The best part, though, was being able to book the reservation from my phone at the theater! Everyone in my party liked their food except me. I ordered Pineapple fried rice. There were only 5 pieces of pineapple, and when I asked for more, the waitress told me it would be $2. I passed on that, and was glad, because when I tasted the pineapple, I realized it was beginning to turn - very acidic. My husband had Chicken Fried Rice, my daughter had mango salad, and both really liked it. Two of our party ordered "spicy", but the food was not - the waitress brought some sauce to add to it at the table. Food did come quickly, and the atmosphere was pleasant - tablecloths, quiet, and air conditioned.
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    late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Thai food with very
    Melize
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Fantastic Thai food with very friendly, gracious staff. Right in the middle of NYC's Hull's Kitchen. Great location, prices and food!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent seafood!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We were a group of 8 ladies that came from a broadway show, and 4 of us had seafood....one had the tilapia and the other 3 had red snapper....Everything was great! But I highly recommend the seafood.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch specials awesome, hidden gem!
    Steve
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Great lunch specials (wide variety - veggie, chicken, pork, etc.) ! Friendly service! A real gem on W46th surrounded by restaurants that are a little pricier when it comes to just a casual lunch. You get a lot for your buck at this place. Without a reservation, get there a couple of minutes before Noon or right at Noon. You can take your time and enjoy lunch and they do not rush you out!
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    DMSESQVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The food was just ok. The pad Thai sauce was heavy and not very flavorful. The spring rolls we doughy and under cooked. My sister picked the daily dinner special; the shrimp was old and the calamari was overdone. We wouldn't go back.
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