Just discovered Poodam's on 46th and Broadway. I only recently moved to the neighborhood, but I hear there's been a chain of unsuccessful Thai restaurants at this location. Looks like they've finally hit their mark- I've eaten there a few times and have been thrilled! Really spicy, authentic Northern Thai cuisine. Try the duck with chilis off the specialty menu- might be too spicy for some, but I loved it.
Since it's a new place kind of off the main drag I wanted to spread the word- don't want this one going out of business!