New York is filled with many restaurants that it can be overwhelming sometimes. But when you find that gem people tend to keep going back. Pure Thai Cookhouse in Hell’s Kitchen is that gem and it’s definitely a “go-to” spot. Hell’s Kitchen is already saturated with excellent restaurants, but we think that Pure Thai Cookhouse is one of the best in this neighborhood.
What makes this place amazing is that it’s known for its home-style Thai cuisine. It also features hand-made noodles and an excellent lunch menu that’s easy-going on the wallet. The only down-side is the space, so we suggest going right before or right after the lunch rush.
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The Essence of Thailand at Pure Thai Cookhouse
When you enter this “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant, you get a sense of coziness because of its limited space and that’s not necessarily bad. The Pure Thai Cookhouse NYC features wooden interiors that give it this rustic feel to it. Also, the staff is friendly and inviting which makes the experience that much better.
We ended up going during lunch and the restaurant was a little busy, but luckily we were seated right away. From their lunch menu, we needed something simple and quick. We got their Basil with Beef (their server recommended we substitute the chicken with beef) and it came out within 5-10 minutes. We also had their Thai iced tea and finished lunch with their dessert of the day which was pumpkin custard on top of coconut sticky rice.
The beef dish had a little kick (spiciness) to it and the Thai iced tea leveled it out. Also, The dessert was wrapped in banana leaves which gave the dish a nice touch.
Overall, the meal was amazing. The best part was, that it all came out really fast. For more information on this restaurant, please visit their website here.
Other Restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen NYC
Like we said in the beginning, Hell’s Kitchen is saturated with a lot of excellent restaurants. If you’re not in the mood for Thai, you can grab Japanese Ramen at Totto Ramen, or right across the street from Pure Thai Cookhouse is Empanada Mama. All of these are excellent choices and will not disappoint.
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