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Pure Thai Cookhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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766 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6323
+1 212-581-0999
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This discreet and unassuming restaurant was a pleasant change from the usual New York City grub. Very small and intimate dining experience, which added to its charm. Freshly cooked meals which tasted delicious.

Thank CaptainMarvel12
Newtown, Connecticut
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98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend, her two children and I ate here last week. It was a blustery, cold day and we were glad to get a table after waiting a few minutes. We ordered chicken curry puffs, duck noodle bowl, chicken fried rice, another chicken dish and the shrimp and eggplant curry special. All were delicious, but I particularly liked the special.... More 

Thank lgelkins
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped by for a lunch with family and friends. There is not a lot of space there and tables pack pretty tight but it did not feel crowded at all. Both appetizers and main dishes were excellent. We ordered from both regular menu and special on the board and enjoyed all of it. Service was very friendly and efficient .

Thank sam g
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not vegetarian friendly. Menu has just a few things without fish sauce or meat, and they're not very exciting. I got the Pad Mee Bo-Lan With Vegetables, which was just bad -- the other three at the table all agreed that it was too.

Thank bradcaugust
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get takeaway! Bypass the substantial wait and get it takeaway by ordering online. The chicken pad Thai was a bit hot, but was so tasty.

Thank jlickiss
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten in Pure Thai many times! It is by far the best Thai restaurant in the mid town area. Don't be put off by the wait for a table as the food is well worth it! The only bit of advice I would give is that this is not a restaurant where you can have a leisurely meal... More 

Thank sck89
Keerbergen, Belgium
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanting to go here on a Friday evening for Dinner, but as expected, the place is full and the wait is 1 hour+. So did a take away instead and it was quite good, the food was prepared within 15 minutes and was very very tasty. Not exceptional but really authentic

Thank tmstt
Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When trying to find this restaraunt, the door way is so small we walked straight past it. The food is excellent and well worth the the trip. It's very small so if you are only a couple be prepared to share a table. All make for an excellent experience.

Thank paul_fearnley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best Thai restaurant in the area. It's not fancy so when I say "the best" I mean the food. Everything on the menu just tastes great. There is something special how they prepare their food. But!!! Because of that there is always a line. I hate it. But I guess that's a curse of a restaurant... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place seems to always have a wait. We had a 1 hour wait for our table where we went two doors down to an irish bar and they called us when they were ready. It was worth every minute of the wait since this cramped interior thai restaurant proves to be authentic and fresh. All of this is accomplished... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 766 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-0999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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