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Senn: Thai Comfort Food
Sometimes even the most hardcore food adventurers need to take a break from the palate thrill-seeking that has made Elmhurst and Woodside the go-to destinations for enthusiasts of authentic Thai cuisine. For Upper West Siders looking for something a little simpler and a little closer to home, Senn Thai Comfort Food fits the bill. Located on Amsterdam Avenue next door Land Thai Kitchen, this under the radar spot is typically less crowded and more low-key than the long-time neighborhood favorite. Outfitted with corrugated metal walls, a large communal table and a shady bathroom that seems to be forever occupied, the restaurant has a rustic, unpretentious feel that is a marked contrast to the over the top glitz of many Thai establishments in Manhattan. That same simple aesthetic shows in the menu as well, which serves up unpolished home-style fare that might not be as glamorous as Chiang Mai khao soi or eye-opening as Isaan som tum, but can still please in its own way. This being a neighborhood spot in an area not otherwise known for on-trend Asian dining, you're not likely to find the type of pungent flavors that have endeared Northern Thai cooking to so many foodies, but there are a few hidden gems to be found. The crispy rice salad, yum kao tod ($8) is a must-order starter. While there were no signs of the advertised crispy fish described on the menu, the crackling sheets of deep-fried red curry-rubbed rice tossed with herbs and ginger are still an addictive symphony of spic
Venue says: “If you love Thai food, you will love Senn Thai! Stop by for our varied menu & Thai Comfort Food! Join us for Restaurant Week (April 22-29)”