We sure hope so. Sure, Greenpoint’s Amarin is okay, but given the sheer number of places it’s ridiculous how mediocre the food is in north Brooklyn. (And let’s face it, despite its popularity, Sea sucks.) The last time we had good Thai in the neighborhood was when Planet Thai was in its original location on Bedford Ave. That’s why we’re excited about this news:
The owners of the Qi Thai restaurants are branching out with a third location slated to open in Williamsburg next week. Chef Pichet Ong created dishes for the Midtown location, and he will do the same for the new Brooklyn restaurant. But perhaps more intriguing is that the owners have also enlisted the talents of Sripraphai Tipmanee, of the beloved Sripraphai in Queens. Half the menu will be Ong’s dishes, and the other half will be Sripraphai’s dishes. The restaurant will seat 200 people.
The new location of Qi, dubbed Qi Thai Grill, will open next Wednesday at 76 N. 9th Street in Williamsburg.