We were back in the East Village yesterday to see Besharet by Chana Porter at 9th Space Theatre (which I’ll be reviewing here tomorrow) and we stopped in at Thai Terminal at 349 East 12th Street for lunch. The restaurant is small and isn’t much on ambience: it’s furnished like a diner or a waiting room in an airport terminal (whence the name, I imagine). But the food is excellent and reasonably priced and the service was very good, which made it all worthwhile.
Each "Lunch Special" consists of a salad, an appetizer and an entrée – all for about $9. Sue had the salad, followed by two pieces of crab and shrimp roll as an appetizer, and then the shrimp pad thai as an entree. I had the same salad, followed by four pieces of chive pancake as an appetizer, and then a bowl of red curry with beef over rice. It was all first rate and we expect to eat there again.
If you’re in the area and in the mood for Thai food, here's a place I’d recommend.