Sticky Rice

This Thai restaurant on Orchard Street is part of a Manhattan mini-chain. If you like your food spicy, be sure to tell the waiter. Dishes tend to be on the mild side. No alcohol served.

85 Orchard, near Broome

212-274-8208

Mon-Fri, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-10:30pm

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Kuma Inn

Photo by Michael Harlan Turkell

Chef King Phojanakong’s Thai/Filipino tapas destination is one of the neighborhood’s most interesting dining experiences. A few examples from the inventive menu: drunken spicy shrimp finished with sake, kalamansi and thai chilies, deep–fried pork belly lechon kawali with atchara, steamed and fried rice crepes, kuma bolognese. Extra bonus: they deliver! Expect to wait if you are not lucky enough to score a reservation. The place is BYOB. Cash only.

113 Ludlow, near Delancey

212-353-8866

Open Sun-Thu, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-midnight

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Hi Thai

The sleek Ludlow Street spot offers all of the Thai standards – curries, wok sauteed entrees, spicy chicken wings. Lunch is a bargain.

123 Ludlow, near Rivington

212-677-7624

Hours Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, 2pm-10:30pm

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