Thursday, July 12, 2007

Topaz Thai Restaurant, Manhattan (Midtown)

On one of my trips to New York a few months ago, a family member of mine from Manhattan introduced me to what I think is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. It is called Topaz, and it is right in the heart of Midtown, though the street itself (West 56th) is relatively quiet. Topaz is a bustling place when people are getting ready to see shows nearby, but it isn't well known, and so it was that on a weekend night, the place was pretty quiet when we went.

The dishes at Topaz are often hot and spicy, with the Tom Yum Goong soup being particularly hot (but very tasty). The Bangkok fried rice entry is a good option to get there (especially if you don't want food that is overly hot). Some other options at Topaz include tamarind duck, pad Thai, drunken noodles, and lots of other dishes.

If you like Thai food and happen to be in the Midtown area of Manhattan, head over to West 56th Street to try this wonderful place. It is definitely a hidden gem that just happens to be in the heart of the country's largest city!

The address for Topaz is:
Topaz Thai Restaurant
127 W 56th Street
New York (Manhattan), NY, 10019

The phone number is:
(212) 957-8020

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