Went out with a large group to Sea Thai in Williamsburg. The place is huge, with a pool and a huge dj booth, very trendy and quite gaudy. They dont take reservations and they told us the wait would be 20 minutes. We sat down more than an hour later. I usually don't mind service issues at restaurants if the food is good. Well I knew I was in for problems when I tried the bbq beef salad. Tough cheap tasting over cooked beef over soggy sweet greens. yuck. The satays were also made up this institutional tasting meat. In fact every dish was low quality and sickingly sweet. I ordered a whole fish that was sweeter than candy and soggy with almost no flesh. The red curry tasted more cherry sauce and the shrimp w/ glass noodles was an over cooked mess. The pad thai noodles were greasy lumpy and sweet. T"e pad prik mixed vegetaables were so sweet that they heart my throat. The servers also forgot to bring us dishes and even gave some of our orders to the table next to us.
Stay far away from this hell hole, sodom bt the sea in Williamsburg. I was shocked to find out that Thai people run this place. I struck up a few conversations with some servers who agrred with me that the food was Americanized shit and they admitted that the kitchen was pandering to western tastes. They too eat at Sripraphai. In this day in age, in one of the most sophisticated cities in the world one would think tastes and respect for cooking would be on a higher level mthan this. All I can say is this place makes Lemongrass look good.
A disgrace to Thai cuisine, one of the most sophisicated and lovely foods.
And Zagat gave this joint a 22!
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