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About Ngam

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.

99 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
12th & 13th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 777-8424

Website:
http://www.ngamnyc.com/

Catering:
Catering options:
*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

Parking Details:
Street Parking or local parking buildings

Public Transit:
MTA Subway
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 15
M 1 / 2 / 3

Executive Chef:
Hong Thaimee

Additional:
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: crystal@ngamnyc.com | crystal@ngamnyc.com

Ngam Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Fun (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Vegan (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food but the bill came with the gratuity already included which I didn’t spot. I added a $60 tip, making the total gratuity $110. I’m having a hard time getting the restaurant to reverse the excess charge

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 10, 2017

See my review on Yelp - a horrible experience overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was awful and overpriced

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fun, young clientele - Thai type food - great local spot - well located and fast - service was outstanding - lots of choices in all categories of food - very tasty , though not necessarily
authentic - NY Thai - nothing wrong with that

Tags: Fun, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food!! Super flavorful and doesn’t totally weigh you down, depending on what you order. The Squash Pad Thai was to die for. The Chang Mai fries were tasty. The Burger was mouthwatering.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food? One word; spectacular. Sweet potato, lamb and cashew pie; delish! I had a side of mixed greens; perfection! And green curry; divine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Really enjoyed the green curry dish! Tofu and vegetables were really fresh and flavor was very authentic & flavorful.

Tags: Vegan, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Authentic Thai. Great wings. Brussels Sprouts fabulous. Lamb pie so good. Friendly service.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really enjoyable meal. Food and service both outstanding. Not your run if the mill Thai. The chef is very talented and the menu options diverse and excellent.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great brunch & the dinner menu looked amazing. Food was very much as described - Thaicomfort food.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, great service, great place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great, our waiter however was the best. Definitely coming back.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Ended up sitting at the bar which was still nice, you can't go wrong with the papaya pad Thai. Delicious.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very nie atmosphere, food tastes so good and smells very typical as food in Thailand

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

If I could give it 7 stars, I would. Amazing!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great find. Excellent food and good, efficient service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Spicy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great gluten free options! Tasty food. Service is a bit slow after 6:30pm.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very tasty authentic Thai food. Good value and good sized portions.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a very nice lunch! Food was very good. Curry excellent as well as the soft shell crab. We will go back!

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

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?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Acceptable but unexciting dishes. Let's be real--most Thai food is a non-experience and this place does not rise above the norm--except in cost. The room is more interesting and service is pleasant and efficient. You can do better for less.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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... :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good food and very popular place. Thai Ice tea and Pad Thai was a perfect combination.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Forgot our food, didn't have time to eat

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was really good. But the place is kinda crowded.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food
Great service
Best Thai we have found in NYC so far

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Nice food , ambiance,service

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very good. Service amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

My bf and I went for a casual dinner and we thought the food was a cool twist on your classic thai dishes. We had the pumpkin fries to share which were delicious, and I jad the zucchini noodle pad thai which was good but the sauce was watery. My bf had the squid ink, calamari dish that he enjoyed and found very unique. Found it a good place for a casual, but unique meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Very rude staff. The waitress threw the menus onto the table and had a bad attitude. Would not go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great food as always. Loved the scoop of mango sorbet on top of my mango and crab salad! Pad thai was amazing and the shrimp were delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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