Somtum Der

Row 1

85 Avenue A (btwn E 5th & E 6th St)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 260-8570
$ $
Mon–Sun: Noon–11:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Better than uncle boons AND you don't have to wait two hours for a table. Seriously, come here and get the duck larb and tell me I'm wrong.
  • Great new Thai restaurant in the neighborhood. Try the many varieties of Papaya Salad (Somtum) - the original is my favorite!
  • The somtums and larbs are the strongest sections of the menu. Mushroom larb is fantastic, as is the grilled pork neck somtum. Skip the rice and noodle dishes (other than the sticky rice, order that!)
  • Glory, glory, Hallelujah! Best Thai in NY
  • Chicken thigh/papaya salad lunch combo is a good deal. All the noodle/rice lunch combos are good but standard. Be adventurous.
  • Would you believe me if I said you couldn't order wrong?
  • Most authentic Thai place in NYC! You can tell by the spiciness. This place will not water-down a spicy papaya salad for the "farangs"!! Try the salads and pork larb, just like in Thailand!
  • Try a salad where the fruit is tossed with tomatoes, chiles, fish sauce and lime in a wooden mortar and pestle. Add a salted egg if youre feeling daring.
  • Get the Tum Thai (original style papaya salad).
  • My favorite Thai restaurant in NYC! Isan style & several variations of Som Tum salad. Portions are for sharing and very authentic!
  • crab pad thai, FTW
  • The food was excellent. I feel like any Thai restaurant I've visited before this has been a sham. The food was very spicy though, so make sure you can tolerate it or you'll be in for a long night.
  • Delicious. Spicy. Refreshing
  • Spicy pork cartilage soup and duck larb!!! Get some sticky rice to soak up all the sauce at the end!!!
  • Outpost of a Bangkok issan spot. Somtum poo plara, catfish soup, anything fried.
  • The pork fried rice with Thai basil (comes with a fried egg), the deep fried chicken thighs, and the mushroom larb are all delicious.
  • Authentic Isaan Thai food. Closest to the real thing I've tried since moving to NYC from Bangkok!
  • Make a reservation. Larbs and somtums are excellent.
  • Holy crap so spicy. Your lips will be numb for an hour after, so good if you like that kind of thing. Dishes are legit and the cocktails tasty and boozey.
  • Crab pad Thai is unique and have lots of crab chunks on top. On the pricier side though but expected ($15)