Thai Break: 10 of NYC's Best Southeast Asian Eateries

by Julie Besonen, 11/17/2010

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  • National 
    723 Fulton St., 718-522-3510, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

    Cobble Hill Thai hotspot Joya has a new branch in Fort Greene, featuring the same menu but a different name. National has a contemporary, industrial design, with an open kitchen where chefs busily stir up noodle and rice dishes in flaming woks. Classic soups (hot and sour tom yum), salads with spicy Thai vinaigrette, several varieties of curry (red coconut, green coconut, panang) and a wide selection of beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes make it appealing for a range of tastes. Both staff and clientele are young and hip, and the music playlist is appropriately progressive. The liquor license is pending.

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