124 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cuisine: Thai Cuisine & Sake Bar
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ Good
Cards: All major, Cash Only for delivery
Hours: Daily, noon-midnight
Booze: Beer, Wine, Sake and Sojou
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
NY Mag says:
A collaboration between a Japanese architect and his French-trained Thai-chef wife, Chai is a stylish, soft-spoken David to Williamsburg’s entrenched Thai Goliaths, Planet Thailand and SEA. The field might be crowded, but there’s always room for keenly seasoned grilled-beef and roast-duck salads, served on artisanal Thai pottery. Sweet Chinese sausage, Thai pork chops, and vegetarian duck add to Chai’s Pan-Asian appeal.
Time Out NY says:
Apart from its water-lily pool, Chai’s decor is simple. And the prices are rock-bottom: Plump, crunchy peanut dumplings are $1.50 apiece, and most curry, noodle and meat dishes cost less than $10. Chef Amornrat Aksaranan flavors his Thai recipes with subtle twists: The khao pad lychee is a toss of light,fluffy fried rice with fleshy bits of the eponymous fruit; chicken bathes in an unusual floral-perfumed yellow-curry sauce. Lean, smoky slices of barbecued beef are a stellar choice, particularly when accompanied by the green-papaya salad.