Wondee Siam II

Restaurants, Thai Hell's Kitchen
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Wondee Siam II
Wondee Siam II
Chowhounds rhapsodize about both Wondees with an enthusiasm that borders on mania. At the sit-down sibling to the original take-out operation, the food is deliciously authentic—a welcome change from standard satays and noodles. Spicy fried catfish is loaded with red pepper, basil, kaffir leaves and slices of Thai eggplant, while Shrimp on Fire is simply a literal description: Six impressive jumbos are doused with rum-and-tamarind sauce and set aflame.


Venue name: Wondee Siam II
Address: 813 Ninth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 53rd and 54th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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This is my go-to Thai lunch spot and my number one place for pad thai. Their pad thai is always moist (you know you've had that dry take out stuff) and flavorful with a sometimes heavy hand of fish sauce (hey that’s what makes it good!) and a balance of sweetness that I like to kick up a notch with some chili sauce. My other favorites here are the pineapple fried rice, pad si ew, karee puffs, and steamed vegetable dumplings. They have a decent lunch special for about $10 (depending on what protein you choose) that includes a set list of entrees and either soup/salad or spring roll. Speaking of no matter how hungry you are, do not throw the spring roll right into your mouth as soon as it hits the table, it comes out super hot but super crispy! You’re welcome, I just saved your mouth and the rest of your day. Food comes out quick but flagging down your server is sometimes a challenge especially when it’s packed and all you want is the bill. About 1 out of 5 times this place can be crowded during lunch, but if you take a later lunch (1pm and on) you can be seated right away, even if you come with a group.


Sub-par food and service and no longer a cool gay hangout. There are much better thai places nearby.