Erawan Thai Cuisine

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$30 and under
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Dine on flavorful exotic fare at Erawan Thai Cuisine. Its charming setting features statues and artwork throughout. Erawan Thai Cuisine is ideal for family dining, enjoying a meal with friends or colleagues. It features appetizers like marinated baby back ribs, chicken satay and curry puffs. Guests can feast on an entrée of wok-cooked sirloin steak with Chinese vegetables, lobster fried rice or Thai shrimp scampi. Fresh salads, noodle dishes and vegetarian fare can also be found on the menu.

Erawan Thai Cuisine offers in-house catering for business luncheons, receptions and other private events. It has a full bar with counter seating for guests to converse and enjoy a drink. This restaurant also has lunch specials and promotions during the year.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to eat food if perfect drinks are great

F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Thai food.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered duck dish. Rubbery and gamey. Not fresh made.

My wife and i suspect they used MSG flavorings because we both got head aches aftwr we left

IR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

waitress was excellent, composed custom main course for my parents

F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Thai food!

AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I definitely will be reserving here again! I’d been to Erawan before, so I knew that the food would be great. The food was amazing; workers were so friendly, but I did notice that the price was a little steeper than I remember it a few months ago. There are definitely cheaper Thai places to go to for similar taste, but I think for location sake it was pretty reasonable. I’ll be coming here again for special occasions only/when I have the money to

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They did a wonderful birthday celebration.

F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you like Thai food, you need to try this place.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant, Paul is truly the ultimate gracious and super hospitable professional owner which serves the best Thai cuisine in the city. Our go to place for all occasions. Great service and super delicious food!

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been dining at Erawan for over 10 years and always an excellent meal. We travel from Suffolk County to Bayside about 1x a month and have brought numerous friends with us. The owners are always there making sure everything is top notch! They are both great people! And their son is the bartender and makes a great Asian pear martini too! If you want great authentic Thai food this is the place!

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Tossup between 3 and 4 stars.

Not bad for a typical Thai restaurant. The decor is somewhat upscale, and a lot of the menu is seafood. The menu has a lot of "choose your meat with this or that curry" type items typical of common restaurants, but also has some unusual choices as well like shrimp with spinach and tamarind sauce. There are also a lot of traditional dishes on the menu like pad thai and pad see-eiw (which we didn't try).

We had a papaya salad, a Thai dumpling (kanom jeeb), and seared scallops in a coconut milk and curry sauce (hoi shell). The papaya salad was probably the least traditional, most boring version of it I've ever had: very little spice, and I think no fish sauce in the dressing nor peanuts or dried shrimp in the mix. It was like they were trying to keep it vegetarian so that more people could order it. It tasted mostly of lime but nothing else. The dumplings also disappointed; while the filling was okay, the dumpling skin was over-cooked and far too soft.

However, the hoi shell (scallops) were in a sauce that everyone in our party of six enjoyed. The scallops were well done but were obviously cooked separately and dropped into the dish, so they had a separate, milder flavor. The two other couples at the table mostly enjoyed their softshell crab and fried rice (though in my opinion the soft-shell crab was overly salty).

Overall, the food choices are hit-or-miss. You might find a gem or a ho-hum dish. Service was a bit inattentive, but nothing to short the tip on.

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great in every category. Consistently great food, service, ambiance, and cleanliness.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Best Thai food in Queens. Attentive servers. Food is hot and delicious.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great option. Never disappointed. Great drinks and great food.

FC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was good. However, most of the dishes were bland - tasteless. Also disturbing was that only after we left the restaurant did we discover that posted on the front window was a sign saying that in celebration of their 20th Anniversary Erawan was offering a three course meal for $20 per person (including most of the dishes we were ordering) if ordered by 7pm. Our reservation was at 6:30. We did not see the sign before entering. But we asked our waitress before ordering if there were any specials and she read off a list but never mentioned the 20th Anniversary special. No did they have a Special insert to give us. We will never go back to this restaurant again. That is no way to run a business.

M
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Thai food in the metropolitan area! The owners are warm and sweet people, always striving to serve their regulars and new customers alike.

JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful owners who are always here and a friendly welcoming staff to go along with the great food.

RV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The appetizers were delicious however our main orders were messed up. We ordered 3 of the same chicken dish, one with no spice, one regular, and one with extra spice, however they all came out with no spice and were very bland. The chef should have prepared the food as ordered, or the waitress should have recommended another similar dish for those who wanted no or extra spice.

MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service were terrific. we were a party of six and ordered in a family style manner sharing dishes. would recommend and would go back.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem. The food is consistently delicious. Dumplings and curry puffs are excellent apps and in season the mango sticky rice is a must dessert.

F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the special soft shell crabs - excellent!

F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Thai food. A must try!

A
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to me and I am so glad it was. The Service was very good and the food was even better. I was with a close friend that was celebrating a birthday and when I asked the staff to help me say happy birthday, they went all out. It was just Great. I truly recommend this restaurant and will, hopefully, return for a second visit sometime in the future.

z
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very fresh and tasty. The menu is very interesting and offers more options than most Thai-cuisine restaurants. The prices are reasonable and the portions fair. The ambiance is good, but the tables tables could be a little further apart, unless one prefers becoming friendly with the diners at the neighboring table.

M
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times its always great!!

LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. The portions are large so the three of us shared two salads and two entries along with one order of sticky rice. It was more than enough for us. Great experience.

DA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Erawan. Great food and lovely people and service. Delicious cocktails as well.....
Make a reservation. This place is always busy.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're in the mood for Thai food, you absolutely have to go here. I'd give it 6 stars if I could!

ED
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food. Great Thai options.

h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delish

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service excellent- a bit noisy.

F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great food and service.

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filleted Red Snapper w/ Garlic Rice is to simply die for. It was a special this day BUT, I'm hoping it appears on the menu for selection. If it's a Friday special than I'll see them then. It's a meal worth calling ahead for and traveling to get. Ty

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always tasty and good! Had the crab dumplings with the Thai shrimp fried rice and steamed fish in banana leaves they were all delicious.

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My main meal was gluten free and delicious. I wish they offered appetizers that were gluten free.

The service was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food as always. Our waitress could use a little smile, and a memory boost. We had to ask for drink refills, water and chapsticks multiple times. But on an extremely busy night like Valentine’s Day, it’s somewhat acceptable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentine's day

e
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, wonderful cocktails, and good service. Tables were very close together because it was packed for Valentine’s Day but the rest of the year, there is much more room between tables. Highly recommend!

LC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. We were 6 people at a table which was very tight and there were so many tables squeezed into the restaurant that it was hard to walk to exit.

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