In Arverne, and the Rockaways in general,, it’s always welcome when a tasteful, year-round newcomer sets up shop at the shore. Locals couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Thai Kitchen by the Sea to the neighborhood, with its delicious and authentic take on Thailand’s cuisine. Its relaxed atmosphere and stylish ambiance is perfect for everyone, whether out for a romantic evening, or looking for a new spot to dine with the family in the Arverne By The Sea restaurant scene.
What’s on the Menu?
While the website isn’t much to look at –yet- the fact of the matter is that Queens residents, and Arverne By The Sea foodies, have never been ones to judge a restaurant by its online presence. In fact, a large percentage of the very best neighborhood joints probably have never even considered putting up a webpage. Count on sit-down service with authentic specialties like Pad Thai, drunken noodles, chicken satay, pineapple fried rice, and warm coconut pudding. Surprising touches straight from Thailand like Thai iced teas really take the dining experience to the next level. For a complete menu (found in the photos section) and updates on openings and closings, check out the restaurant’s Facebook page.
When to Stop By
The best time to stop by is for lunch or dinner, with the lunch menu served until late afternoon (around 3:30pm). Keep in mind that at the time this was written, the restaurant was closed on Mondays during the winter season, so make a date for mid-week until summer comes again. If you aren’t up for the 10 minute walk or 1 minute drive (as from Arverne by the Sea, the area’s most popular residential development), why not order delivery? With a $20 minimum order, you can dine at home with expertly crafted, free-delivery Thai cuisine.
Important Info for Families
If heading to Thai Kitchen by the Sea with little ones, it’s best to bear in mind that as of yet, the restaurant does not have a kids’ menu. That is in no way to say that it’s not a great environment for kids to dine in! Choices like the pineapple friend rice and chicken satay are perfect for little mouths and hands, and not too spicy. Desserts like the fried banana or coconut pudding are also not tough sells, even for picky little diners!
Check out some of the top picks from each of the menu’s sections, but keep in mind that there is so much more to offer on the menu when you visit Thai Kitchen by the Sea!
Appetizers- Gai Satay (Chicken Satay), Hoi-Jor (Crab cake with plum sauce), Baub Todd (Golden crispy zucchini with plum sauce)
Soup- Tom Kha Gai (Chicken with coconut milk, galangal, and lime juice)