This Just In…

October 1, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Apparently the Thai Cafe at 925 Manhattan Avenue (which is owned by the same folks who operate Planet Thailand in Williamsburg) has been closed by the Department of Health. As some of you are probably aware this is the second time this establishment has been shut down in the last 12 months.

That is all…

for now.

Miss Heather


8 Comments on This Just In…

  1. Liz on Wed, 1st Oct 2008 9:12 pm
  2. Can’t say I’m surprised! Last time I went there I ordered chicken pad thai for take out. When I ordered I specifically asked if it had oysters sauce or anything shellfish related, cause I’m allergic. They said no. Normally it doesn’t so I took they’re word for it. To make a long story short that night I had to use my epi-pen SO I WOULDNT DIE! Cause I went into anaphylactic shock. I decided that place was a no go long ago!

  3. missheather on Wed, 1st Oct 2008 9:14 pm
  4. YIKES! I go to Ott myself.

  5. digitalfront on Thu, 2nd Oct 2008 9:03 am
  6. Most of the restaurants on Manhattan Ave. don’t have enough storage space on the ground floor so they use the basement to hold food that WE end up eating. None of these places care enough about their customers to actually create a clean food storage environment. Just go down the line of inspection reports for Greenpoint and you will see most of them have

    “3.) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.
    4.) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.”


    Yeah Sakura might have a great space but they also keep everything below ground, and I have already heard stories that they have rats in their basement.

    And for Thai Cafe to get shut down is just unbelievable. With the crap they let these restaurants get away with in the first place, it means they had to have to serious fucked up shit going on in there for the city to care enough to make them do something about it.

  7. d on Thu, 2nd Oct 2008 12:16 pm
  8. I went there once and was seriously underwhelmed. I liked Ton Kao II for take out but they are gone. erb was okay, I did takeout from Ott, but I miss pineapple fried rice.

  9. bitchcakes on Thu, 2nd Oct 2008 1:39 pm
  10. I’m sad to hear this- they are still my favorite. But I will admit that I recently re-tried Ott since it was the only Thai place open late on a Saturday night and the food was much better than the only time I ate there previously – it was so oily the first time that I hadn’t been back. I was pleasantly surprised.

    I hope Thai Cafe can get their act together, I really like them.

  11. rowan on Thu, 2nd Oct 2008 2:53 pm
  12. I’ve tried Thai Cafe once and it was just OK. OTT has good food, they’re just a little slow with service. Plus I think they’re cheaper than Thai Cafe. The allergy situation is alarming – being allergic to certain foods myself, I always ask about ingredients. If the staff are this ignorant or misinformed about their own recipes, that is cause for concern.

  13. Brendan on Thu, 2nd Oct 2008 10:10 pm
  14. Wait, what?! Ott is good? You’ve got to be kidding. I’ve lived in Greenpoint now for 6 years and Ott was one of the first thai food places I tried. It sucked major donkey balls then and it still sucks. You pay a lot for small portions of crappy food. Thai cafe was great and has maintained over the years. Erb and Amarin come in tied at second for thai.

    Just for kicks here’s a list of some of the great offerings of our local restaurants:

    Divine Follie: pizza bianca (get it with red sauce)
    Papacitos: fish tacos
    Habitat: fried ham & chess empanadas
    Red Star: the hot wings
    CoCo 68: the oysters and burgers
    Paloma: most entrees are very tasty
    Lamb & Jaffy: again, most entrees are very tasty
    Karczma: the pickle soup
    Pio Pio Riko: the civiche
    Acapulco: authentic mexican breakfasts
    Erb: chicken rama, coconut soup, papaya salad, pad see-ew
    Amarin: BBQ chicken, basil squid
    Sapporo Haru: naruto maki, suki yaki, spicy tuna
    Casa Mon Amour: the cubano
    Russ Pizza: good standard pizza
    Sakura: lunch bento box specials

  15. digitalfront on Sat, 4th Oct 2008 10:34 am
  16. So the last couple of days I saw guys in hazmat suits with respirators entering Thai Cafe’s basement and unleashing a mushroom cloud of vermin death. As I passed by I witnessed an unfortunate fellow stop to peer inside the basement door and get hit by a plume of that shit. He stumbled around a little and starting coughing up a storm. The next day they had both basement traps sealed with plastic bags and duct tape.

    Fellow Greenpointer’s, I implore you NOT to give this establishment any more of your money. When they got shut down the first time, they obviously didn’t learn their lesson. And further more, they show total disdain for their clients safety and well being. And nothing will change this time around either. Once all the rats and roaches that were climbing around in the curry and chicken die off, the inspectors will come in and let them reopen and this place will go back to NOT GIVING A SHIT. See you all in twelve months at the next closing!

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