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Galanga

149 W. Fourth St. (Sixth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-228-4267 | Menu
Greenwich Village Thai eatery serves up staples that rate above the competition.
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Galanga Restaurant Review

: In a city where all the Thai cuisine seems to be of the same level, this Greenwich Village eatery takes it up a notch. And then some. The décor is airy, with light wood floors and intimate booths, and the prices are student-friendly, which is fitting for its proximity to NYU. The usual Thai standards are on offer (and all hit the mark), but we recommend the sliced charcoal beef salad with roasted chili paste, lime juice, shallot, cucumber and plum tomatoes or the seafood Phuket-style of roasted chili paste with salmon, shrimp, scallops, mussels, calamari, razor clams, bell peppers, carrots and sliced celery. Top it all off with a Thai iced tea and you’ll be back sooner than you think.

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Average rating    1.5
Reviews 1 - 2 of 21
Horrible
by Spinto10r on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:14 am
 
This place is horrible. The so-called "balance" of the food (upon which Thai food is created) is NOT present. It is all sour. Nothing more. The Duck Larb had 5 tiny strips of duck in it at a whopping $16.50 price tag. Full of sliced onions and cilantro and unbalanced acidic taste. It was awful. The "sticky rice" alongside it was nothing more than over cooked watered down saturated flavorless rice. I had to turn it back. The staff was unfriendly and rude. They grabbed plates before you were even finished. The salmon was flavorless except for the overly peppered topping. The interior had no flavor whatsoever. The Green Papaya salad was all lime and chili without any nuance or flavor that this dish typically offers. This restaurant is absolutely an insult to the Thai kitchen.
 
BEWARE
by Peter Nikolic on Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:19 pm
 
The reviews of this restaurant are all good. The food is certainly fresh and tasty. Except the Tom Yum noodle soup. I didn't like it here (although I've enjoyed this dish elsewhere). My wife, who is Filipina didn't like it either. It had a bitter taste, like green tamarind or too much fish sauce. So I immediately ordered something else. Then we had a battle over whether we should pay for the uneaten Tom Yum. I wouldn't have minded paying for it (after all, I chose it), but the waitress then spent the evening ignoring us (I had to order additional drinks from another waitress), claimed to intercede with the manager (who never showed their face) and finally conceded that we hadn't actually eaten the Tom Yum, took it off the bill and then asked me for a 15% tip! Beware. You had better like the food. Or else!
P.S. They only take cash, but this is not mentioned by the door.
 
Reviews 1 - 2 of 21
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