Tie noodles may add a dapper bow to pasta dishes, but they frequently require chefs' mothers to assist in their knotting. Enjoy a simpler sort of Thai noodle with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Thai fare and drinks at Little Thai Kitchen, with three convenient locations in New York and Connecticut. Chic, intimate dining rooms make Little Thai Kitchen an ideal location for lunch liaisons. Thaw icy mouth caves with a Thai red-curry fire fueled by coconut, bamboo shoots, green beans, and basil ($8.95+). Those who turn down turf can surf on a bowl of basil shrimp ($9.50+). Other options include traditional appetizers, soups, and beef, fish, and veggie dishes. View the NYC menu or the Greenwich/Darien menu for more details.
Yelpers give the Little Thai Kitchen's 53rd Street location an average of 3.5 stars:
- A surprisingly large selection for a little "dining room" of a restaurant, the food was light and flavorful. I would dare say it is the best Thai place in Midtown East. – Nelson W.
Little Thai Kitchen
Little Thai Kitchen's chefs decorate porcelain canvasses with a menu of marinated Thai edibles presented in harlequin medleys beneath sprays of decorative bamboo. Stone and dark-cherry walls sprawl behind symphonies of silverware that clink gently like a robot with a rock in its shoe. Sticky sweet rice, veggies, and a variety of meats and seafood bask alongside spicy curries, including a green-chili concoction that the New York Times called "fierce and delicate at the same time." Frosted glass and brushed-steel lights spill warm light onto diners as they chat amid pastoral accents and artwork with Eastern influences.