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1479 First Ave. (E. 77th St.) Send to Phone
Low-lit neighborhood Thai restaurant serving dependable pad thai and strong lemongrass and litchi martinis.

Lunch & Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sa-woy Restaurant Review

: Sa-woy, a low-lit, orange-hued restaurant with hibiscus flowers and lacquered tables, has a welcoming feel, typical of a neighborhood restaurant. The bar, equipped with temple bells and the blessings of a Buddha, serves strong lemon grass and litchi martinis. The green papaya salad, prepared with palm sugar, roasted peanuts, cherry tomatoes and hot chile dressing, suggests a healthy and fresh start. Exotic mango-flower dumplings, claiming to be the royal Thai appetizer, are essentially chicken dumplings atop ginger-soy and mango sauce. Other signature dishes include firecrackers---spicy seasoned chicken in a crispy shell---and the triangle spring rolls with apricot plum sauce. The menu has an adequate selection for vegetarians and most dishes can be prepared to various levels of spiciness. Be sure to try the railroad fried rice, which is marinated in a red sauce. Coconut rice ice cream soothes the taste buds, the rice lending texture to an otherwise creamy dessert. The staff, like the food, leaves a sweet aftertaste.
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