A new Thai restaurant just opened at 126 West 72nd Street (formerly occupied by Lime Leaf). Thai 72 has a dimly lit interior and very cool ambiance. Plus their bar looks awesome. Hopefully it will stick around for a while!
So far they have nine 5-star reviews, so definitely worth checking out.
One reviewer says:
“A hidden gem on the Upper West Side! I recently found this spot tucked away on 72nd St on my way home from work, and I’m in love! Relaxed atmosphere, spectacular and friendly service, delicious food, and affordable prices. I tried the Spicy Lychee Martini, the Fried Calamari, and the Drunken Noodle with chicken, and each dish was exceptional. Thai happens to be my favorite food, so I’m always looking to try out new spots and I think I’ve found a great one. If you are looking for a great Thai restaurant to try out locally, this is the one!”
Here are some pics from their Yelp page.
Other new Asian restaurants in the neighborhood include the Panda Express near Columbia University, Grand Sichuan replacement Lily’s 74, Latin-Asian fusion restaurant Zen Taco, and the high-demand Jing Fong UWS.