The Best Looking New Restaurant In Town

The Best Looking New Restaurant In Town

Smack in the middle of Times Square is a wonder of lamps, projections, shrines, crystal hangings, and more white than at Justin Bieber's last dental visit.

It's Qi, an ornate-looking Thai restaurant at 675 Eighth Avenue (between 42nd and 43rd streets), and the food is really good, too!

The other night, chef Pichet Ong brought over a tangy array of prawns, pork, salmon, and so on, all in rich and interesting sauces.

And the desserts! One with tamarind pudding was so good I was sure I'd died and gone to heaven -- a fact confirmed by the ultra-white surroundings and angelically dressed waitstaff.

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Ong told me he loves the Pacific Northeast because "you don't question where the vegetables came from."

I never question where anything's from anyway -- I just stuff it.

But on your way to your sustainable foods at Portland, stop first at Qi. (There's a more modest one on 14th Street, too.)

But wear your shades and your knee pads.

It's bright and laden with religious icons.

The Best Looking New Restaurant In Town
The Best Looking New Restaurant In Town
The Best Looking New Restaurant In Town

 


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