do not eat here if you are a college kid. first off they treat college kids differently than "adults." We got the take out menu that is barely legible due to the horrible printing job while everyone else got the nice laminated ones. then we got our drinks in coffee mugs while other people got theirs in nice glasses. the waitress never came by and asked how we were doing and they were very rude. then they tried to pawn off their "a la carte" items as being only the dinner ones, and that the normal rice plate prices were only for lunch, and when i confronted them about it they said "now you know" and still charged us the a la carte price. then we sat and waited for 20 minutes after we were finished before they came to ask if we were done, while the other 3 whole tables in the restaurant were getting regular service.
Thai Ginger, no thanks.. Alright, I've got to admit the place looked pretty schnazzy from the outside. Boy, was I mistakened. The moment I stepped into the place, I found the environment loud, stuffy, and unpleasing. That should have been my cue to leave the place but I figured I'd stay. Maybe the food was worth the uncomfortable surroundings. Wrong again. The food wasn't as great as the other reviews claimed it to be. And trying to push rice plates as a lunch only item, please. Bad atmosphere, so-so food, terrible service. Again, NO THANKS.
The only reason I ended up at this restaurant was to meet up with friends and my choice of restaurant was packed. Beware of the next alternative!
I think we all wish we had chosen another restaurant. With Thai restaurants just about everywhere, you have to wonder about quality. A signature dish of Pad Thai turned out to be really sweet and stuck together. Green curry was so-so. We tried to end with fried bananas, we could have passed. Fortunately on a Friday night, there are bars in the area to help you forget.
High Five to Thai. Thai Ginger is a Union Square gem. As a creature of habit I always have the Praram Tofu and Sweet and Spicy calamari. The tofu is crispy on the outside yet still slightly firm on the inside just the way I like it. The peanut sauce that it is buried in is mouth watering as is the healthy spinach that accompanies it. The crispy calamari is deep fried to perfection. The hot and sweet sauce is tangy and sweet all at once with bits of garlic for an extra zing. I have tried other items but these are my favorites. As a concierge for a local hotel this casual, inexpensive locale is a great recommendation. Remember it is cash only!
A GREAT find!. Great food, cheap prices. The chicken satay is the best in the city.
You should try this place!. The food was great and price was very cheap. The service was also very good. The place was very cute too. You should try at least once! But they except CASH only.
worth trying. I saw the reviews and they were all on the mark. The food was excellent, we had a large group and did not have a long wait. The waitress offered excellent recommendations . Although she tried to convince us to not order it HOT, I guess she thought we couldn't take the spice.
sugary thai. all of our food was over-sweetened (w/ sugar, not coconut milk even!) we had to send back the candy-like green curry, and were still disappointed with what returned. look elsewhere for thai...
Thai in Union Square. In the middle of expensive Union Square restaurants most of which require reservations, here is a restaurant that serves great food, is open late nights and dont need reservations. I go here often when shopping or attending Plays around the Union Square. It has a good variety of Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian and Sea-Food. The dishes are very tasty, and are a great deal with large portions and low price. The soups are a must. A casual environment with a bright modern interior is a plus. However the T.V blaring Asian Music videos or American Cable does not help make the some-times noisy kitchen any better. Bottom line: Eat here if you are looking for good, tasty food with equally good service and average environment.
wonderful!. Thai Ginger is one of the newer thai restaurants in the city, but its taken some of the others over to become my personal favorite. Great spot for a casual meal, classy decor, and cheerful atmosphere. The pad thai is incredible, and everything seemed reasonably priced. The best part was the flat screen tv, which happened to be showing an intense US open tennis match at the time I was there, which added to the enjoyable experience...I would defnitely recommend this restaurant.
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