Senn Thai – New York

You won’t find pad thai at Senn Thai in New York’s Upper West Side.  In fact, they even have a sign inside the restaurant declaring this. You will find, however, great Thai food that will make you forget about that pad thai.

Sign apologizing for the lack of pad thai.

We wound up at here trying to grab an early dinner before seeing a play. Early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the Early Bird Special. For $15, you can choose an appetizer, an entree and either Thai iced coffee or iced tea. Considering the entrees are are around $11-13 alone, it’s a good deal.


We weren’t in the mood for Thai iced tea or coffee and ordered beers. The beer came in the glass jar mugs that seem to be everywhere in New York.


From the choice of starters, I got the Kao Keab Pak Mor, Northern Thai steamed pork dumplings with a beet root rice wrapper, pickled turnips, ground pork, topped with peanuts, garlic chip and coconut milk. My husband went with the traditional spring roll.

Pad Woonsen Pak – stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables

For the entree, I had the Pad Woonsen Pak, glass noodles stir fried with shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, celery, egg, tomato, bean sprouts and tofu.

Pad Mee Korat Goong – stir fried noodle with shrimp and soy bean paste

Even though Senn Thai doesn’t have pad thai, the Pad Mee Korat is a close cousin. With the tamarind sauce, the stir fried rice noodles with shrimp and soy bean paste, eggs and bean sprouts tasted quite similar.


Senn also has a $9 lunch special as well, with appetizer and entree. Service is friendly and efficient, and the food is tasty.  Even if you don’t take advantage of the lunch special or early bird prix fixe, you’ll still be a winner at Senn Thai.


Location – 452 Amsterdam Ave., New York, 10024.
Website –
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Pesco-Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes

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