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Zabb Elee

Map & Directions 75 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003
  • Thai
  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

In New York City, and especially outside of Queens, it's hard to find food from Thailand's Isan region. That is, until now. Zabb Elee has just opened an East Village outpost in what was formerly Le Da Nang. The colonial chic-ish décor remains exactly the same, but the formerly bland fare now blazes with life and spice. Pla goong, or steamed shrimp with lashings of chiles, lemongrass, and herbs, is a must-order, as are the delicious larbs, a/k/a ground meat salads (try the duck or catfish), and som tum papaya salads.

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  • Time Out New York on 10/05/11

    Try the spicy and sweet kai tod, Asian fried chicken with a garlicky marinade, sweet chili dipping sauce and succulent flesh. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.

  • Nina Y. on 05/11/11

    "Zabb Elee" is a Thai saying used when a dish is extremely spicy (always in a good way)

  • Noah W. on 05/10/11

    SeriousEats loves this place. Recommended dishes: Toam Zabb soup with chili, Pad Ped Moo Korb (stir fry), and Kra Pao.

  • Village Voice on 11/14/11

    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.

  • Raja L. on 04/08/12

    Pad Ped Moo Korb for something hot. Larb Ped for something cool. Brace yourself for something amazing.

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