Zabb Elee

Row 1

75 2nd Ave (btwn E 4th & 5th)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-9533
$ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–11:30 PM

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  • "Zabb Elee" is a Thai saying used when a dish is extremely spicy (always in a good way)
  • Try the spicy and sweet kai tod, Asian fried chicken with a garlicky marinade, sweet chili dipping sauce and succulent flesh. Its one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
  • Winner of Best Use of Blood in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! The nam tok is a savory soup that makes amazing use of pigs blood for flavor.
  • Pad Ped Moo Korb for something hot. Larb Ped for something cool. Brace yourself for something amazing.
  • The Isan Thai fare here isn't as good as it used to be, but it's still some of our favorite in Manhattan.
  • Not sure why ppl say they have bad service, but I've been here multiple times and they're always super nice, attentive and helpful. Best Tom Yum soup ever.
  • Try the som tum with peanuts and dried shrimp, pork larb, moo yang (grilled pork), or chinese broccoli with crispy pork (kana moo korb).
  • Too spicy for Raphael Langenscheidt.
  • Kao Moo Dang: sweet glazed pork and sausage with rice, hard boiled egg, and cucumber. The trick is to cut up the egg and cucumber. Mix it up a bit. Pour a little sweet glaze over it all and chow down!
  • Larb Gai is super tasty - best I've had in Manhattan.
  • Medium spicy is pretty damn spicy
  • SeriousEats loves this place. Recommended dishes: Toam Zabb soup with chili, Pad Ped Moo Korb (stir fry), and Kra Pao.
  • Regional (northeast) Thai food. Best pork-liver larb in Manhattan! The sticky rice is traditional in northeast Thailand.
  • Best crispy pork with basil ever.
  • One of the few completely undiscovered gems left on the east side
  • Pad ped moo korb ftw
  • Food was extra salty :(
  • You can't come here and not get the Papaya salad to start! Pukk Boong Fai Dang and Moo Tod Kratiem are super flavorful dishes.
  • No Americanized BS here. Yes that means no mild curries, no sweetish, tomato-y creamy sauces. All round authentic spicy aromatic goodness that warms my tummy and soul.
  • Everything is spicy so prepare your tongues.