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Somtum Der

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Thai
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

BIG fan of Somtum Der. Love the many options they serve up and their Isan Thai creations. This isn't your standard pad thai/pad see ew Thai restaurant. It's authentically delicious. Some of these dishes you won't ever see at other Thai places, so feel free...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tunaidi
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in NYC celebrating her birthday. We had been to Samtun Der in Bangkok a couple years ago, so we decided to give it a try again. Flavours were very close to what we remembered from Thailand. Papaya salad and crab...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fabian B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The dishes are Thai in the spiciness but there is lack of imagination and surprise in the dishes. A bit too oily everything. The papaya salad was OK, the pad seeu less.. I took a lemongrass martini which was awful. But the least he service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shukile
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is not your usual Thai fare with red, green, panang, massaman curries. But precisely why this place is such a treat. My favorite dishes on the menu are House special grilled marinated pork/beef. I also love the Original styled Thai spicy papaya salad. My...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Shivani T
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been lucky to have eaten so many great meals in Thailand. However, it has made it difficult to find the same authentic quality locally. Thank goodness for Somtum Der with their extensive menu of flavorful offerings. If you don’t enjoy spicy foods, better let...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 317maim
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Surprised Michelin recognizes this place as they miss most places with this kind of pricing. The papaya salad was one of the best things I have ever eaten. There seemed to be some crab innards or something that I've never tasted in papaya salad before...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Marinite2
Reviewed 30 May 2018

As someone who lives in Thailand visiting NYC somtum der offers very original Thai food that is identical to the food you would expect to get on the streets of Bangkok. Same dingy greasy restaurant feel just like Bangkok. Same food served up in plastic...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BritinBangkok
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Reservation recommended Great service Great food selections Choose your spicy level Food comes quick, hot and yummy

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank strawberrythailand
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Located near NYU, easy to find, although not so closed to subway station. The somtum or papaya salad here is delicious as the name it bares. Atmosphere is not bad. The coconut satay is soaking with coconut sauce alright, too much to the point it...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lexter266
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Located in the East Village a few blocks south of Thompson Square Park, Somtum Der features wonderful and exciting dishes from the Northern region of Thailand. The dishes are divided into mango salads, rice and noodle salads, soups,deep fried and grilled main courses and rice...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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