Casual Thai

Hoboken, New Jersey

3.6 / 1 vote

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vegan-friendly Thai restaurant

Casual Thai is your typical Thai restaurant offering various noodle and rice dishes which can be made vegan if you get tofu and/or vegetables and request no fish sauce. Most entrees are around $9 but they offer "casual lunch" specials 7 days a week for about $6 (smaller portions of their dinner items, in addition to a simple soup or salad).

The restaurant is decorated with real and artificial plants and Thai statues and memorabilia.

Added by Cass Danger on May 14 11 (last updated May 14 11)

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I was really happy to see that Casual Thai offers their lunch specials on the weekend, something I'm not accustomed to in NYC. I went with the pad see ew (spelling?), which is broad rice noodles with basil, bell peppers, and tofu (no fish sauce!) This dish wasn't even listed on the lunch menu, but when the bill came, I saw they had given it to me at the lunch price (and likely in lunch portion). Fantastic!

The noodles were delicious - perfectly spiced, fresh veggies, and firm, fried tofu. The soup that it came with was rather bland, mostly consisting of slightly flavored hot water with a few pieces of carrots and bean sprouts. Nothing to brag about, but it came free with the lunch and was better than nothing.

Casual Thai offers plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and the food is really good and really affordable. What I found odd, and slightly annoying, however, was the music selection. The restaurant was decorated like your typical Thai restaurant so I was expecting some traditional Thai music, or perhaps some generic "Asian" music or even "easy listening". However, what we got were a few Mexican cumbias (which I LOVE), followed by a few hyper electronic pop songs and an entire Elton John album. How random!

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11am - 11pm
noon - 10:30pm

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