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the Nuaa
the Nuaa

the Nuaa Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thenuaa.com
  • Phone: (212) 888-2899
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 3:01pm - 10:45pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:45pm,

    Friday : 4:30pm - 11:45pm

    Saturday : 3.01pm - 11.45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Executive Chef: Chef Pitipong Bowornneeranart (Patrick)
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 61st - 62nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Bus : M15 ; 1st Ave / 62st
    : Q60 and Q32 ; East 60st / 2Ave

    Subway : N,Q,R,4,5,6 : Lexington Ave/ 59st
    : F : Lexington Ave/ 63st
A word from the Nuaa
The Nuaa means tasty and delicious. We are proudly presenting the precious art of modern authentic Thai cuisine. Come in to enjoy and further your understanding of Thai food. We are meticulous with our ingredients, taste, presentation and service. These efforts lead to something unlike what you may expect from other New York City Thai restaurants. We at the Nuaa are happy to accommodate all of your needs. You will have a wonderful dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went with some friends for dinner, we had been there for lunch and liked it. The food quality was outstanding, portions not huge, but filling. Lots of vegetarian options. Also, most food was spicy but there were less spicy choices as well. I would go back. We were there on a relatively quiet night, the only annoying thing was a family there with their loud baby who cried the entire evening,,, other than that the ambience was very nice."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The Nuaa is not "authentic" Thai food: it is much, much better. The owner and staff are Thai, and they obviously know Thai cuisine extremely well. Every item on the menu is identifiably Thai, but you would never find these dishes in Bangkok (where I live). The Nuaa Nuaa is very New York, and very modern. Remember to save room for the flour-less beer cake."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Eventhough the decor is very nice, the service good, the place calm and airy, the food is not very good, just ok for a quick lunch with the 15$ menu (starter + entree). Globally the food lacks refinement for Thai cuisine, it is heavy, too sweet, too salty, with too much sauce and too spicy. There are only two entrees on the menu that are not spicy. Nothing seems fresh, light and healthy. There is no children menu. We will not go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The decor was beautiful, but that was about it. The food was overpriced and boring. We had the crab dumplings which tasted like cheap and canned crab. We had the cauliflower appetizer which was bland and the crab curry tasted identical to a sauce I purchase at the supermarket. My husband had the ribs, I think 2 came on his plate. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The restaurant was very quiet at lunch, and the service was great. (Not always the case; sometimes it seems like the fewer customers the less attention they get.) When I mentioned a signature dish (the purple blossom dumplings that I'd read about but weren't on the lunch menu, they happily provided them. The food was very good, and not just your typical Thai. The green papaya salad was also excellent, and not something I usually like. Finally, the restaurant is lovely, and if you go there, be sure to check out the sink in the restroom. Divine!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Looking for a Thai restaurant on the upper east side found this gem. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was my second time. They changed the menu , which was a disappointment.. Still, great food ...."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The menu was condensed to two pages and everything we chose had "ran out" for the night. When we got our dessert menu, 2 out of the only 3 desserts were also out for the night. It was a poor experience."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I checked their website prior to booking the reservation but when we arrived it was completely different from the actual menu. The waiter informed me that they changed it at the beginning of the year (it was January 11th). The menu that remains was extremely expensive. The food was actually very good, but the portions were small. The crab appetizer was great, but you only get 4 sushi maki size portions on a giant plate."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Not worth the time and money for Thai food lovers. The food bears only a slight resemblance to true Thai cuisine. It appears to have been significantly modified to better align with the taste buds of UES New Yorkers. Some food items meant to be served hot were stone cold my the time they reached our table. Not all items on the menu were available on the evening I visited. The service was friendly but extremely inefficient. The environment and decor are attractive and inviting."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Food was delicious although spicy. I switched to white wine to cut the spiciness. Loved the food. Waiters very attentive. Fun place. Will return."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I really liked the ambiance inside. Never been to Thailand but I felt like I was there while eating. Everything from the Duck Bun and Crispy Calamari to the Papaya salad, Grilled Tiger Prawns and Pork Curry were delicious. I like spicy food and they happily increased the spice level at my request. Service was attentive and never intrusive. Look forward to going back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Fabulous food and service!! A very relaxing dinning experience with great food options. You have got to try the nanny back Asian ribs! The service was impeccable!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had Thai food a million a million times and this was definitely one of the top three. Great cocktails, great food, great ambiance great service. We enjoyed it from the very first minute."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Crispy calamari was memorable and dumplings also absolutely delicious. Also had pork tenderloin in green curry - hard to choose, but all we had was delicious. Definitely try the pink grapefruit basil martini. Refreshing and not too sweet. Gracious service."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Way above other Thai restaurants. Wonderful menu, great service"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We had a good time for 13 people. Good food, good service. Only down note, paying the bill was almost impossible!! Everybody wanted separate bills, that was too much For them, took 30 min to pay."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We had walked by this restaurant several times but were always headed elsewhere. We finally decided to try it on Friday and so glad we did! The appetizers are preceded by a little shot of a chicken based soup and orange juice to clean the palate. Appetizers that followed were great: chicken dumplings and ceviche. And the Chilean Sea bass was superb. Service was there every time you needed them but did not feel like they were hovering. This is definitely now on our list of regulars."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Everything was lovely- food and service. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "The food and service are great. Enjoy! We've been back several times with different friends each time. It's always a hit!"
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "My friends and I are from out of town and are used to very good Thai food. We were extremely pleased with both the authentic food and the ambience. Would definitely recommend this place to friends."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "If you are looking for delicate, interesting, delicious, excellent Thai food, you've found the right place."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "food is very good.Staff freindy,responsive.One drawback..Being a Thai restaurant,not having,Thai desserts in the menu."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "A bit pricey, but the food is delicious, so worth a visit...service was very good and the ambience is appealing..."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "What a versatile setting. Came on a date, and am already planning a larger group event here. Beautifully decorated. The food was divine. Authentic, delicious. Papaya salad was so fresh and scrumptious. I am still dreaming of the curries. Really great experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "The decor in here is unbelievable. The food is delicious and the staff is super attentive. Cute date night spot and perfect for cocktails with girl friends."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Where in the food is very good, the service was extremely poor, and the waiter was very rude. The service was very slow."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Service was good, however I would not make a return trip for the food. Fine if you are in the neighborhood and hungry but not a destination spot. Presentation of food was very good. -Dumplings with crispy garlic were good but they add peanuts which overpowered all the other flavors. The dumplings were formed to look like little succulent plants which was very cute - and the garlic was good. I would order this dish again but without peanuts. -Crispy spring rolls were fair - filling was good, but the outside roll dough was too think and sort of gummy on the inside rather than thin and crisp. -For entrees we ordered the short ribs which were a nice portion. -Pad Kee Mao - used a root spice that tasted too earthy."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "Have eaten here on a numer of occasions, the food is always very good, well prepared and delicious. The staff are excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/29/2013
  • "Went there few times already, and we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/27/2013