We like this Zen-oriented spot for its large menu, hip interior and full-service bar. The world tour of dishes wouldn’t be complete without its take on standard drunken noodles: angel-hair pasta and vegetables soaked in Thai basil-jalapeño oil. Other culture-confused items include honey chipotle wings and roasted red pepper and Thai basil hummus, but the curried chicken stays true to form with spicy red curry coconut cream sauce over jasmine rice.
1509 E 53rd St
|Cross street:||at Harper Ave|
|Opening hours:||Sun, Mon noon-10pm; Tues-Thurs 11:30am-midnight; Fri, Sat 11:30am-1am|
|Transport:||Bus: 6, 28, 55, 171. Train: Elec Main to 55th-56th-57th St.|
|Price:||Average main course: $13|