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Long ago chef Ngamprom "Hong" Thaimee left her modeling and television work in Thailand and made her way into the world of food, trainining under Thailand's most celebrated chef, M.L. Sirichalerm Savsti. Eventually she came to New York, where Thaimee cooked at Kittichai and Spice Market. She now goes solo at Ngam, which, aside from being her namesake, happens to be the Thai word for beautiful. The Union Square area spot serves updated spins on Thai comfort food, including a tom yum soup with crispy trout, Thai burger with papaya salad, pad Thai with grilled black tiger prawns, and duck larb salad. You'll also find a smaller lunch menu, plus a bar serving wine and beer.
New York, NY 10003
Thai, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 11:00pm,
Dinner: Friday - Sunday: 5pm - 12:00am
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm
12th & 13th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
*Delivery for corporate events and meetings (premiers, receptions, etc)
*On-site catering for special events
*Chef Hong Thaimee personal on-site cooking
We love to serve you in and out of house. Please feel free to contact our Event Manager for more information on menu and price options:
Crystal Rogers | 212-777-8424
Street Parking or local parking buildings
14th Street and Union Square (MTA Line N / R / Q / L)
14th Street and 3rd Avenue (L Line)
MTA Manhattan Bus
M 101 / 102 / 103
M 1 / 2 / 3
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Fall & Winter Events-
Happy Hour, Thai pre fixe brunch
Visit: www.ngamnyc.com for our most recent Event Calendar
We love to host your special evenings here at NGAM. We have customized options for all events including meetings, receptions and celebrations. Please feel free to contact our Event Manager for reservations and more information on food and music options: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Ngam Ratings and Reviews
Ngam is simply terrific. Once you get by the snotty hostess at the front desk that thinks she is a gift to humanity, this spot is special.
Appetizers are unique and full of flavor and the entrees are great - especially the duck! Drinks also are creative and they have a good selection of wines by bottle and glass as well.
We will keep coming back to Ngam over and over, just looking past the greeting.
Excellent lobster dish and the chicken wings were great and I also enjoyed the papaya salad. But that lychee and pear sangria was everything. The pear and cheesecake desserts were awesome. Key lime panna cotta not so much.
Service was great. Ambiance was awesome and the music selections were fantastic. It's tight in there so be prepared to sit close but it was overall a great NYC dining experience.
Dishes are imaginative, not your usual thai food. If you are looking for something conventionally satisfying, this may not be your thing. Some of the spices and flavor profiles are a bit challenging. Many vegetarian and vegan options, plus very savory, meat dishes for carnivores. Young, vibrant ambience, a bit noisy, more of a hot spot than the usual neighborhood thai places. A good change of pace, though I don't think I will be a regular.
It was a busy Saturday night but they got a table ready for us as soon as we arrived for our 9pm reservation. The server did a great job of not coming over too much and just let us have a nice dinner and enjoy each other's company.
We ordered lots of sangria which was great. I ordered Pad See Ew which was good but didn't taste any different than when I get it at my neighborhood hole in the wall restaurant.
Most Thai restaurants say they have vegan or vegetarian options, but actually are unable to make curries or sauces without shrimp paste or oyster sauce. Ngam makes everything from scratch and they actually understand what vegan means! I love their food. They also can make things gluten free which is also rare for a Thai restaurant (due to soy sauce). The brunch is a really great deal. I love this spot.
Very good service--much appreciated as we had theater tickets. Drinks were limited to items available--some on the menu, inexplicably, were not. Waiter apologized. Still, we were a bit disappointed. The cocktail I had (can't remember what it was called) wqas tasty but seemed to have no alcohol in it. Because we were pressed for time, I chose not to send it back. Ditto the "spicy" green curry, which wasn't, despite the little hot pepper next to it on the menu. And the chicken in it was overcooked--perhaps microwave-heated. Nevertheless, we liked the place, and were prepared to write off the disappointments as "stuff happens." I'd go back, ideally with more time to spare, so that corrections could be made where needed. The prices are very reasonable, and the service was first-rate. Definitely worth returning.
I had eaten there once before and was looking forward to a repeat of a great dinner. I ordered the rice noodles with beef and bitter broccoli. The beef was over cooked but the noodles were perfect. There was absolutely no flavor to the dish as if someone had forgotten to season it. I tried adding a squeeze of lime as I always do when I have this dish but there was no saving it. For the first time in 20 years of eating Thai all over the world I was unable to finish and did not bring home the remainder. My friend had the cutie duck with coconut rice and it was delicious. Unfortunately it was served with a lot of sauce in a bowl and just the very small plate the rice came in so she was awkwardly trying to mix the two dishes together on the tiny rice plate. We would have asked for a larger plate had we seen any wait staff again until practically the end of dinner. The lychee sangria was interesting and the goat cheese cheesecake was delicious. The staff needs to learn to check in when the food hits the table, I had to go ask for knives. Not a bad dinner but certainly below expectations.
First time at Ngam and it was awesome. We went based on friends recommendation and loved it. The food had amazing authentic Thai flavor and the restaurant had a great vibe. We will definitely be coming back, highly recommend the green curry, it was amazing!
This has been my favorite place when I go into New York. There is a hardly never a time when I visit New York and I don't include going to Ngam. They have my favorite dish a crab salad with pomegranate. Sweet spicey and crunchy, a foodie lovers dream. All the meals are solid and have a flair of a take on modern Thai
Our service was terrible. I am deathly allergic to shellfish and informed our server. First he brought me the wrong dish and did not realize for several moments that it was not what I ordered. Then he brought out the dish I ordered and after 20 minutes of eating it, he came back and took it away because it had oyster sauce. I had to wait another 30 minutes for my meal. Everyone at the table had finished eating. When the check came, the waiter had charged me for two meals. When we asked him to take both off, and he refused. After arguing with him that it is completely inappropriate to charge for a meal that could have killed me, he reluctantly took it off. However, when he gave us our final bill, he had added 20% gratuity for himself, claiming that he had forgotten to add the gratuity the last two times he brought us the check. This was the worst service I have ever experienced. Even though the food is great here, I will not return.
LOVE this place. The food is AMAZING so delicious, and you can't beat staff who laugh at your corny jokes about wanting servings as large as the tables. It gets a little loud but it's so much fun. Did I mention the food is delicious? I've told everyone who will listen about Ngam. Go, I guarantee you you will love it. Have you eaten yet?
I went here with my friend for dinner and got the zucchini pad Thai and she got the regular pad Thai. My dish was slightly watery from the zucchini but besides that, sooo good. It was flavorful and made me not even miss the noodles. I tried her dish and it was amazing as well. Highly recommend this Thai place for dinner in NYC as the food is great and it's actually reasonably priced for a good restaurant in New York City! Insane I know, but definitely go here for your next Thai adventure!!
Great food. What is surprising is the dishes have a twist on the traditional Thai dishes we've all seen for decade or so. Get the sweet potato french fries appetizer, which is made almost like a tempura that is quite different and super tasty. Definitely would go again.
The one negative is the noise level is LOUD so be prepared to scream... :)
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