New York Magazine Critics' Pick - Link
"Seductive, seriously good Thai food in Astoria"
The Thai and American couple behind this seductive Astoria spot have created
a restaurant that feels like a sexy lounge, with alluring lighting, red-and-black
walls, cushion-strewn blond wood banquettes, and a jazz soundtrack. The
output from the kitchen is equally artful. Plump seafood, delivered daily,
is wok-fried until just tender. Thai curries—red, green, massaman, jungle,
peanut, and Penang—emerge pungently seasoned. Fried rice is crispy and
flecked with basil; velvety coconut-chicken soup comes perfectly sweet-and-sour.
And the peanut-rich noodle classic, pad Thai, arrives with its ingredients
brightened by coriander and arranged side-by-side for the diner to mix
like a Cobb salad. Dishes are conservatively spiced, but you can always
request “Thai style” heat at your own risk—the results are fiery. — Karen
Time Out New York - Link
"...Wave Thai is a reliably delicious neighborhood spot. Smirking Buddhas co-exist harmoniously with ruby walls and the bathrooms’ showerhead faucets, but it’s the curries that stand out, especially the peanut and sweet potato combination in the Massaman. While appetizers like the tough crispy duck salad and mealy, chewy calamari disappoint, the bean vermicelli salad is delicate and complexly flavored. Even better is the moo yang—butter tender pork skewers coupled with a slightly sweet, vinegar-based house sauce that should be bottled and sold in groceries everywhere."