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VIV Thai

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717 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7388
+1 212-581-5999
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a a small restaurant located on 9th avenue so it's within walking distance from Times Square. It has a lovely menu a wide choice of meals. We ordered our starter and main course and drinks we were served our starters which we shared the main course was served before we finished our starter mind it was the last mouthful.... More 

Thank Dawn B
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The picture could easily put you off, but try it for the food. There is a nice bar area in the front and a small restaurant in the back, very friendly waiters and an interesting take on Thai food, very tasty. I tried the pineapple rice, which came in a half a pineapple!

Thank weechancer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and service amazing. Had the Pad Thai which was great and had lot's of chicken and shrimp.

Thank Joachim K
Miami, Florida
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter it does not look a typical Thai restaurant and then you ask yourself... what type of Thai food do they serve? Answer is.. they serve something amazing! Don't look around... try it! And don't forget to ask for some red curry!

Thank Pokinatcho
Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Don't be deceived by neon lights at entrance! The food was fantastic and very good service - surprised by the value too! How I wish I lived nearer to this restaurant!!!

Thank Barros1968
Vancouver, Canada
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192 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The restaurant had great ambience and very good food! Perfect for sharing with a group. We didn't expect much when we were seated but was very pleased with the service and the food.

Thank F S
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Out Concierge recommended this and it was pretty special. Great New York Ambience. Fabulous food. Try the Satay sticks as an appetiser. Superb service.

Thank Minnsy_10
Pleasanton, California
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218 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The restaurant doesn't look like much from the street but it has a neon, industrial look once you're seated. The food is very, very fresh Thai food. And the portions are good. The broccoli dish was tasty but they use the stalk of the broccoli rather than the florets.

Thank Daryl C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Whenever I am in NYC I try to eat here. The duck tamarind is always tasty and very filling - big portion. Staff is always friendly and food usually comes quickly.

Thank Kaie W
West New York, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My husband and I walked by looking for a place for a drink and after our martini and sake, ended up staying for the food. The atmosphere is fun and shiny, the waitstaff friendly, chicly dressed and really on top of things. We ordered three appetizers and they ended up being possibly the best Thai food we've tasted. We sampled... More 

Thank Susan L

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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
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7388
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-5999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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