Neung Roi - 4.0

Finally Delhi - Say Sawdee to Some Good Thai !

After Ban Thai closed down, Delhi was left with a serious void for a Thai restaurant. I am not sure If I ever thought all that much of it, but at least we had something that went beyond a few speckles of adulterated pad thai and colourful curries that numerous "multi-cuisine" or "pan-asian"restaurants offered. It always baffles me how a cuisine so close to our palate; almost unanimously loved by all here, is represented so negligibly.

Anyway, enough of mourning something we can finally celebrate, the arrival of good, authentic Thai food, at Neung Roi. Of course there is a catch, there always is don't fool yourself; it is tucked away not so conveniently at Radisson Blu, yup all the way by the airport. But don't let that deter you for too long because I'm not entirely sure how long their wonderful Thai Chef Yenjai Suthiwaja, is there for. So chop, chop!

Like most places it seems, there were some hits and some misses. It by no means was a flawless meal, but what was reassuring was that the things that worked, worked really well. With an extensive menu divided in to regional Thai cuisine, I am sure with a little bit of trial and error my next meal has the potential to be an all round success. And let's face it, it is still miles ahead of any of that diluted Thai you are bound to try around town.

What they could work on however is the ambiance. Surprisingly, outdated tackiness for a place as new as this. And the odd plastic floors squeak with every footstep, almost causing one to tip-toe as if guilty. Overall, the drab and dark setting don't make it an ideal choice for a day of leisurely dining - so you are going solely for the love of Thai food.


Budget: Moderate to Expensive

Alcohol: Yes

Delivery: No

Outdoor Seating: No

12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11:45 PM

011 2677 9191
Radisson Blu Plaza, Block R, Mahipalpur Village, Mahipalpur, New Delhi

*This review was paid for and conducted anonymously*

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