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Uncle Boon's

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$$ - $$$
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7 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4224
+1 646-370-6650
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 03:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This little place is hopping! It's fun and funky (although there can be a wait), with killer food to boot. The khao soi was a particular favorite but everything was delicious and it's not just your typical American Thai dishes. I loved eating dinner here and often ordered takeout afterwards when I didn't have time to go there!

Thank travelmangiare
Sydney, Australia
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547 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here recently on a Saturday night - no booking - so was lucky to get a seat at the bar (on my own so not impossible to do in NYC if you try). I love Thai food - especially Thai food that builds on specific regions like this one seems to - Northeastern Thai. I had 2 dishes: The... More 

Thank LassiComeHome
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant where the majority of the clientele were locals. Not your usual Thai recipes on the menu. You won't find red curry or pad Thai you will find snails, frog legs and duck plus chicken dishes all freshly cooked and served by really friendly staff. I sat at the bar as it was busy so booking... More 

Thank Megan G
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Thai food should be relatively cheap compared to this place. The food is good but it's not out of this world good.

Thank Ern_H_can
State College, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Outstanding traditional Thai food, not your usual fare. Three of us had a variety of dishes to share: boneless beef ribs with curry, potato, onion and peanut, a small whole fish (dorone) with grilled leeks and dipping sauces, the spicy rotisserie chicken and banana flower salad (Yum Kai Hua Pli) were all excellent as were the pea shoots sauteed with... More 

Thank Tamarack97
Thousand Oaks, California
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196 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

"Uncle Boon's"?! First, how could it be any good. And second, doesn't that sound like a Cajun place or something?! Anyway, we came here on a Sunday night. You can call to get on the waiting list when you're on your way. Works great; they text with 10 minute warning asking you to confirm or cancel. No response means cancel.... More 

Thank GLennox
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1,018 reviews
772 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wow... this restaurant is well worth the wait! Uncle Boons has surpassed my expectations on so many levels with the high caliber of food and service in addition to its relatively affordable price point for a Michelin-starred restaurant. As a party of 4, we indulged in a vast array of options -- 3 small plates, 2 large plates, and 2... More 

Thank Tunaidi
Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

probably one of my favorite restaurant in NYC. It's tiny so you might need to wait a bit for a table but the food is absolutely amazing!!! They serve great cocktails too. The lamb salad and the noodles are so yummm I would really recommend them. Be careful most of the food is a bit spicy 😍

Thank Maryylise
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Uncle Boons was a treat. The food was a true authentic Thai experience a real relief from the common, bogus Thai cuisine that is to often encountered. The ambiance was wonderful and really put you into Thailand, the front door is basically a portal out of NYC. Will be returning soon to enjoy the authenticity of Thailands beautiful cuisine.

Thank Dinnerguru
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The sweetbread dish (Mee Krob) was superb. What's amazing about this dish is that all of the individual flavors and textures blend together well but are also distinguishable: sweet, salty, pungent, crispy, smooth/creamy (sweetbreads). It's truly a hole in one. This dish alone would be sufficient to give Uncle Boon's five stars. The garlic and soy marinated frog's legs were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4224
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 646-370-6650
Modern Thai

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighbourhood Profile
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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