Sambal

4
285 Reviews
$31 to $50
Thai
Please be aware that, we do not take reservations for the outdoor patio. All telephone and online reservations are for the dining room only. Modern Thai and Malaysian restaurant with stunning views of the Hudson River located in Irvington NY.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 285 people are saying
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Sharath
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well made and tasty. Music being played was inappropriate at times

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding Thai/Asian cuisine!

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JonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have enjoyed Thai cuisine from Bangkok to Paris to all over the US. Samba was disappointing. Additionally, the service was inattentive. Any request took overly long to be filled, even on a night that was not busy. A disappointing experience.

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Karen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at this restaurant is absolutely delicious. We enjoyed everything we ordered so much and our waiter was very attentive. It was a beautiful Sunday and we sat on the patio with water views. We ordered the roti with a delicious dipping sauce, the crispy cauliflower, vegetable red curry and the mock duck with vegetables. We will definitely be returning for another amazing meal.

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Keni
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific curry. Nice view and weather

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Let me start by saying

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Probably the worst server I’ve ever had. Drinks came out after appetizers, second round of drinks took a half hour to come. My food was cold and when I told him he didn’t try to fix it or even apologize. Could not find manager to speak to

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kaschkaj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The waiter didn’t wear a mask. The food is just OK.

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Eat2Live
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst experiences at a restaurant so far. Service was nonexistent, even for the amount of people at tables. Food was subpar at best. Food was also expensive for the quality. Just a super sad dinner. There are far better Thai options within a 20 min drive. Also I have no idea how this place won best of for 2021. Honestly, just stay away from this place, you will be better off.

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samAndy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Second time at Sambal, love the ambience with the stunning views of the Hudson at sunset.
Interesting menu choices with a mix of Indian, Malay and Thai choices. We loved the tofu dish as well as the roti kanai and the traditional Thai curries. The right level of spice !
The deck can be noisy and a little densely packed but worth it with the view! Don’t forget to finish your dinner and walk down to the water to get pictures of the sparkling Cuomo bridge or the Manhattan skyline on a clear night.

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vipStevenO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Avoid! We ate here when it first opened and were not impressed. We decided to give it another chance recently as there are not many options for outdoor dining during the pandemic. Although they have a nice rooftop location with views of the Hudson river, everything else about this place is awful. Watered-down drinks, tasteless food, and very high prices. We have eaten Thai food many times all over the world and this place ranks dead last! Steer clear, there are so many better dining options in Westchester!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We’ve ordered delivery from here a bunch of times and finally dined out on their patio tonight with our toddler for the first time, and they were phenomenal at accommodating us every step of the way. It was also a birthday celebration which they provided a nice touch with a song and cake at the end. Beautiful view of the water from the patio - great ambience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine and service. Fantastic view across the Hudson, and of the Tap. Would recommend highly!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening on the deck w good food/drinks and live music!

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vipSteveZ
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and the river views from the deck were wonderful. Massaman noodles and curry were exceptional, great recommendations from our host. I will go back.

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vipABSA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was terrific and dining outdoors was fantastic. Service was very slow that evening - has been better in the past.

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DouglasVH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thai Food! always make it a point to stop when in the area!!

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vipMarcB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We shared the Cauliflower Manchurianand the spring roll appetizers, which were both very tasty. The spring rolls came with three pieces, but the waiter offered to add a fourth to our order (which we paid for) without being asked. Good customer service. Our entrees were Pad Thai with duck, Chicken Rendang, Nyonya Mixed Veggies with chicken, and Pad See Ew with “mock” duck. All were flavorful- some heat but not too much. We will definitely eat at Sambal again.

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vipAmaki50
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We usually go to a couple of the surrounding area restaurants but it was such a lovely night to see the sunset, we finally tried Sambal. The apps were excellent and my partners chicken thigh dish was spicy enough. The views are perfect, and as an added bonus, there was live jazz ! We will definitely return.

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was ok, nothing that I went whoa this is delicious!
Had the curry puffs and the cauliflower appetizers which were better than the main entree. The mango chicken was good, the fried noodles with chicken and it was meh (wouldn’t order it again). However, the service was very good, the location is perfect with the view of the Hudson River during sunset and the restaurant looks very nice. I’ll give another try but definitely order different dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food!!!!!!

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vipSusanW
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was horrendous and the food was average at best. The only value was sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful view.

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TecaCosta
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice view and good food. Gathering with friends at the rooftop, where we could enjoy Hudson River view. We had a good time there and will definitely go back. I do recommend to others.

Sambal
Responded on July 25, 2021

Many thanks for your lovely feedback

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vipchowhound
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Drinks came out after the appetizer.... main course came out during appetizers. Very rushed but nice views

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SarahMcG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful place to eat outside and take in views of the Hudson River while eating delicious and healthy food.

Sambal
Responded on July 25, 2021

We really appreciate your valuable feedback Thank you

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Thai food, but I had higher expectations since I saw this was voted best Thai in Westchester. Also thought there would be more Malay, Singaporean and Indonesian dishes. Chili crab and beef (not chicken) rendang anyone? Would go again just for the view though. Would be nicer if they could do something to cover the parking lot, but that's probly on the landlord or the town

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LoisF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience5

We had been to Sambal several times and it was always a great experience This time we brought some new friends to introduce them to Thai food. They really liked it

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Linthecity
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Appetizers, noodle and rice were delicious.

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Badnewsbears
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The restaurant was empty but for 2 other tables. They had full staff. We were celebrating my 30th birthday and my wedding two days prior. The restaurant forgot our order, served other tables first, never took any action to apologize, and didn’t even offer any sort of contrition at all. Also never really refilled waters, took orders. Etc The staff, kitchen, and management have no idea what they’re doing. The food is dry, and honestly not that good. It’s Thai food; but you can get better Thai food anywhere. The food here is fine, and each plate is like $17 and you have to pay $2 extra for even chicken. So add that with their terrible service even on an empty Monday night (yet, with a full staff) this is a restaurant that will probably die out within a year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food is so bad barely edible Outdoor seating on the porch overlooking Hudson River very nice Too bad the food quality doesn’t match such nice scenery Won’t come back for sure

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Marsha
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was delicious. We were 4 people. Each ordered something different and each thought their dish was great!. I ordered a vegetable dish and the vegetables were large pieces of fresh vegetables cooked in a nicely seasoned sauce. I added the vegan duck which I had never tried before and it was really good mixed in with the vegetables and sauce. They have a lovely outdoor patio with a great water view but it was a rainy evening so we sat indoors.
I highly recommend Sambal and we will definitely return.

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Jennifer
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are at Sambal for the first time last night. The food and service were excellent. The cocktails were also delicious. We will definitely be back.

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Helene
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Restaurant was closing after lunch to get ready for dinner, rushed us out.
Prices way too high, not good value at all

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BarbieL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been on Fridays and Saturdays when it’s very, very busy. But on Sunday night it was calm, quiet, and the service was more focused. Our server was very helpful (and funny!) and did not steer us wrong with his suggestions. Thank In every instance, however, the food was delicious!

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vipUnhappyS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was friendly and professional. The view was fabulous and the food was terrific

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OlgaO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Wonderful view, good service..... food was ok, but not what we expected,

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RoseannA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time back and it was great! Only thing that was great was dessert but otherwise there were 5 of us and we all enjoyed the appetizers and our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

View is amazing, if you sit out doors. Yes So, the lychee martini was delicious! However, the service was terrible and it was no where near busy. We went for HV Restaurant week, which ended yesterday however upon seating they told us, they had made the decision to not offer it because it was too many customers.
The food had indications on the menu of being spicy it was not!
Food was unflavored and bland…
I love restaurant week because it give us a chance to try a new place, with hopes it can be a favorite.. unfortunately for us, this won’t be it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I’m sorry to say I was disappointed. The view of the Hudson is amazing. The service was abysmally slow thank goodness we were catching up after months of not seeing each other during the Pandemic. The bathrooms were gross. The food was good but nothing spectacular for the price and the drinks were very expensive for a lot of ice. The music was very loud and high tempo almost club like and then very loud music being played by kids in the parking lot. Sorry I typically don’t write negative reviews but wanted to forewarn future visitors. Try to get into Red Hat instead :)

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vipRobertD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Food was delicious, fresh and great value.

FAQs

Sambal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 478-2700.

Sambal is rated 4 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.