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The Best Southeast Asian Restaurants in New York City

There is a lot more to Asian cuisine than Chinese or Japanese food. If you are looking to explore Asian cuisine further, we can help you find the best Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indonesian and Malaysian restaurants in the city. It is amazing that you can sample all these cuisines right in NYC without a 12+ hour flight. Here are Ahoy New York’s best Southeast Asian restaurants in New York City.

Thai Son – 89 Baxter St
Despite Thai in its name, Thai Son serves some of the best pho, (Vietnamese soup noodles) in Chinatown. Their pho is loaded with a range of delicious cuts of meats like brisket, tendons, beef meatballs etc. and it is all tied together with an amazing broth.

Pho Hoai Restaurant – 1906 Ave U, Brooklyn
Pho Hoai in Sheepshead Bay is another good place for pho but they also make an excellent rice vermicelli noodle dish called bun. Unlike pho, bun is not served with broth and it is great with their juicy stir fried marinated beef and vegetables.

Pongsri – 106 Bayard St
Our go to place for Thai food has to be Pongsri. You can sample some of their delicious pad see ew and chicken pra ramm on our food tour of NYC. Also if you love Thai food, be sure to check out our favorite Thai restaurants in NYC.

Nyonya – 199 Grand St
Nyonya is a Malaysian restaurant that serves all the favorites. To start you must try the roti canai served with their tasty curry and after you can’t go wrong with their clay pot noodles with chicken, shrimp, squid, various vegetables, mushrooms and an egg. It is packed full of flavor.

Sanur – 18 Doyers St
Sanur is an Indonesian and Malaysian restaurant in the heart of Chinatown and they serve authentic, interesting and delicious delicacies with everything from chicken and beef satay to Indonesia fried rice. They also have a number of curries that you must try.

Maharlika – 111 1st Ave
If you looking for some Filipino food, Maharlika is a great option. They have a fresh modern take on many classic Filipino flavors, like say their Filipino fried chicken and Ube waffle. If you are an adventurous eater, balut is on the menu.