Sticky Rice Thai Barbecue

Restaurants, Thai Lower East Side
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Sticky Rice Thai Barbecue

Contrary to what the name implies, the menu at this BYOB eatery from Diane Wongprasert (Pad Thai) offers curries, barbecue, soups and salads—with rice mostly as a side dish. Though the mismatched decor falters (red leather booths sit under an exposed-brick ceiling, while the mod bar area is pure early-’90s minimalist), the food succeeds. Firecrackers—shredded chicken, curry paste and basil wrapped in tofu skin—stand out as a starter, while vegetarian options like a grilled satay of portobello mushroom and tofu are refreshingly diverse.


Venue name: Sticky Rice Thai Barbecue
Address: 85 Orchard St
New York
Cross street: between Broome and Grand Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–11pm; Thu–Sat 11am–midnight
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average main course: $11. MC, V
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I keep trying to like this place, mostly because i live very close by and i LOVE thai food. However, time after time i keep getting disappointed. The food isn't bad - but i have tried almost every single dish and have yet to say "this is delicious."

In an area with so many amazing places to eat, there's just no point in coming here. For better dumplings/curries head to The Lucky Bee. For asian fusion, including some thai dishes, check out Zest. And if you want straight up thai food, check out One More Thai on Clinton St or venture to Nolita for Lovely Day/Uncle Boons.

Sticky rice is just meh.