We methodically enjoyed the pork belly curry stew and their famous pork rib and blood vermicelli soup entrees. The noodle soup was infused with fish sauce, tomatoes, soy, meat and shallot herb broth flavor so well that I could've, would've breathed the whole thing in if I weren't in the presence of politeness. So I just went in for seconds and thirds, slowly of course. I cannot wait to eat in and have their jackfruit salad, heavenly wings and more literal bloody fare
5 of 5
Lamoon has a great n original taste of Northern Thai food. Since they called themselves the origin of Northern Thai, I'd say, clearly they are and even better than I thought.
Jackfruit salad is a hit. You can't refuse the combination from the juiciness of jackfruit, and herbals that spiced up this dish. With sticky rice it's heaven. lmao
Yum Jin Gai is an offer that you can refuse. sounds like a godfather but it's true. You can't resist the scent from number of herbals they put its in. Also the banana blossom and Vietnamese Coriander are most appropriate ingredients. I LUV THIS!
5 of 5
This is absolutely will be one of my favorite thai restaurant!
Came here at lunch time, they have a lunch special and i think it's a good deal. And the server was so friendly and nice. She asked me to check in on yelp to get a free drink , so nice
The food was delicious. Almost all that i ordered was so good.
My fave is their baby shrimp (kung pare) and the rice ball.
The portion is pretty good, not too much but not too small.
Will come back soon!!
5 of 5
Service was very good. Host came quick, talked to us with his big smile and carried the nice attitude all the way. Northern Thai cuisine seem to have somewhat dissimilar flavor compare to the Thai I'm used to here. Less salty and more sourness I would say.
Ordered the Thai Tea Pad Thai and was spiritually ready to suffer. End up it does taste sweet, but Lamoon had it balanced pretty well. My gf was satisfied with her dish as well. Will come back to try some more.
5 of 5
Stopped by on a weekday for lunch. The interior design is adorable with paintings on the walls. The service was outstanding. I ordered the Kanom Jeen Nom Ngeaw and my friend ordered the Khao Soi. I loved my dish because of how flavorful the broth was. The meat was tender as well. It definitely had a kick from the spices, so be cautious! The curry from the Khao Soi was not too thick and had a strong coconut flavor. We ended our meal with mango sticky rice. It was my friend's favorite dish of the meal.
5 of 5
The Tea infused chicken pad Thai had a sweet attractive kick to it. Unique and original. Pearl Pad see ew, although not on the dine in menu (present on online menu), also equally original and tasty. The quality is present and although costs slightly more-- you get what you pay for. Not really sure how northern Thai food is dissimilar than the rest of Thailand- but this place surely accentuates something different from a regular Thai restaurant
4 of 5
This is my first time to visit this place and though it's small space but clean and more natural lights from those wide windows... the food meet my standard as for Asian Cuisine and the Price is fair...
Our server is very helpful and the rest of the staff are welcoming... Probably I'm coming back here...
5 of 5
Love the menu, albeit limited, but flavors were outstanding. I didn't recognize a lot of the names of dishes offered but the ingredients and execution are authentic Thai. Did not bother with Thai tea pad Thai because I like authentic pad Thai (actually prefer the egg wrapped kind). You won't see generic dishes you normally see in Manhattan (like green curry and drunken noodles) but this is an excellent choice to try Thailand's many other good eats. The rainbow sticky coconut rice and mango was ok. I would go elsewhere for dessert. Savory items are outstanding
5 of 5
Wow!! The food here is fucking orgasmic! We ordered a few things we had the lemon grass chicken wings (i could live without it) the curry noodles is so tasty! You can see a picture of food baby eating it, what food baby likes we do too I had the stewed pork with Jasmine rice! YUM!! The coconut water was so dissimilar but tasty I highhhhhhly reccomend the crab egg omfg I hated that I had to share that I'd devour that all on my own, Thai food with an awesome twist is what I think of with lamoon
4 of 5
This is the new Thai in town, in an already busy Thai restaurant area on behalf of Northern Thai food. This is not the typical food when you think of Thai food since this is not central Thai cuisine. The restaurant is on the small side, so make sure to go near the beginning. Update, I have read some reviews with some commenting on the portion size of the dishes, I have been here 4 times now and as you can see from my pics, I tried a lot of the menu and never once did I think the piece size was small.
5 of 5
A small but stunning and bright restaurant in Elmhurst, Lamoon provides flavors and ingredients that are definitely unique and delicious. Specializing in Northern Thai food, their menu is free of the generic Thai food that can be found around the city.
The standout was the Jackfruit Salad. Amazing spices, flavors, and textures that cannot be described in words. It must be knowledgeable to understand its flavor.
We also got the Brutal Spicy Spinal Cord dish - another absolutely delicious dish with succulent meat and amazing seasonings.
Overall the food was amazing and definitely worth a return visit. I highly recommend coming
5 of 5
Really tasty authentic northern Thai food
This is not your normal pad Thai
Each dish is considerately prepared
The rice balls for example were amazing
We had Yum Gin Gai and every savory spicy flavor sticks with you
Nice people and delicious food !
We have traveled to Changmai in past years and this like much of the food there really is delicious and made from the heart!
5 of 5
We came here the other day for dinner. It was a refreshing change from the old Thai restaurant that took up the space years ago. It was much brighter and friendly. It's a small space but they manage to pack people in contentedly. Upon sitting the staff let us know that if we checked in on yelp (only applicable on certain weekday dates I believe; not applicable on weekends from what I remember) we can get a free Thai Iced Tea or chrysanthemum tea. A very nice gesture. The menu has a variety of things to try.
The Kanom Jeen Nam Ngeaw (vermicelli with pork ribs, tomato, pig blood cubes in soup) was nice and flavorful. The pork ribs fell off the bone. The soup had a nice fragrant flavor and heat that sneaks up on you.
5 of 5
My husband and I have been here twice -- and each time we were very frightened by the delicious dishes and amazing service!
For appetizers, we had the fried lemongrass chicken wings and rice-balls. The former had a good zest to it and the meat was juicy. The rice-balls were done perfectly: crunchy on the outside and softer on the inside. Not sure what herbs were added, but I could almost certainly eat a bucket of them :)
Then for the main course, we've had the khao soi beef, glass noodles, and nam prik ong fried rice. Everything was delicious! Be sure to denote how spicy you'd like it to be though! I have a very low spice tolerance so mild was a bit spicer than expected.
5 of 5
One of the best thai restaurant in Elmhurst/Jackson heights. I walked by this place seeing the nyt articles about this place hanging on the wall a few times and lastly I walked in! The interior is very pretty, blue and while tone makes u feel like close to the ocean/nature.
I tried the 3rd thing on the special menu, I forgot the name but it has pork chops and blood curd in the noodle soup. Very tomato-ish flavor with a little luck of spicy. And the noodles are well cooked and soaked with the soup which is exactly the way I liked it!
For apps we got crab egg palm. The omelette is served with palm leaves and u can taste the palm tree with the eggs. It's a special flavor and absolutely worth trying.
5 of 5
A fairly new Thai spot in Elmhurst that I've been waiting to try out. Finally I got that chance & Lamoon surely didn't disappoint!
Lamoon brings all the brilliant flavors of northern Thailand in this casual hipster joint. From beginning to end, the taste of the dishes were wonderful! I ordered the kao soi while my friend had the tea flavored pad thai. Deliciousness in every bite without the flavors being too sweet or salty. We also ordered the fried baby shrimp pancake & mango sticky rice to share. I know, overkill for 2 people but we had to try it all! Needless to say, we left stuffed, gladly content.
4 of 5
report: A unique Northern Thai food restaurant whose menu vastly differs from all the other typical Thai places
Service: The waitresses working there are super nice and will do anything to put up you
Atmosphere: It is a small place so it's better for really small parties. The walls are cute and there is a cozy feel to the place
- Oh Liang: This is a milk based coffee drink. The taste was okay, but my bf liked it. It is more milk based than coffee
- Thai Ice Tea: This is wonderful and one of the prettiest Thai Ice Teas I've seen
- Fried Rice Egg Wrap: I really enjoyed this. The seasoning on this is perfect
4 of 5
Try this place today. And we try lunch special and $10 you got 1 app . Crispy pork app for lunch it's not my preferred but sup it's ok and pad kee mo it's good it's dissimilar and pad Thai it's good too and fried rice it's good . But dessert sticky rice with taro it's yummy sticky rice the have so many flavors. Definitely we will back to try different food
5 of 5
What you need to know:
- This restaurant specialize in Northern Thai cuisine, offering items that are not usually seen or experienced in other Thai restaurants. Lamoon makes food that is reminiscent of their home in Lampang.
- Hip and modern ambiance, but their food is traditional Lanna cuisine, from the Lanna kingdom of Northern Thailand.
- Accepts credit cards
- Small and intimate, with about 20 seats.
What we ordered:
- Khao soi with chicken price $12 - Khao soi might be the most well known Northern Thai dish among foreigners. It is easy to see why, it is sweet and creamy from the coconut milk, it is not overly spicy, it has egg noodles and crispy noodles for crispy texture and it includes a chicken drumstick (and who doesn't like drumsticks?). This dish comes with pickled mustards, lime and red onions - make sure you include all these in the dish! I just wish that this khao soi was a little more spicy!
4 of 5
Delivery order: Very fast and tasty food!
I really want to try this place since they open because its just in my neighborhood and I'm glad they have a delivery through yelp.
We got thai iced tea for our drinks and it was a little to sweet. For appetizer we got the crispy papaya salad with shrimp and squid. Wow! wonderful . Its my first time to try crispy papaya and surprisingly it taste really good. The sauce is great too. For food I got the jor pak kad- its pork soup with vegestable. Its perfect! Very good for cold weather and you can match it with rice. Taste so tasty and similar to one of our filipino soup dish.
4 of 5
It's been a while since I've written a review but since I had Lamoon last night, it's fresh in my mind!
I came with one other person around 730-8pm and it wasn't too busy so we with no trouble got a seat. It's definitely a cute little spot and they also have a bathroom in the back just in case you're wondering since you won't see it when you walk in.
The water they give looks like water but it's actually pandan water! Interestingggggg! Also, our server was super nice.
For an hors d'oeuvre, we ordered:
Hnam Kadook Moo: grandpa recipe homemade fried fermented pork ribs
- Loved how crispy it was on the outside and it was pretty garlicky but I felt like there was flavor missing. Maybe cause it's not a lot of meat around the bone so it was a little more on the dry side.
4 of 5
I saw Lamoon opening up a few months ago and actually wanted to try it out! They have such a beautiful interior with a huge mural on the walls. The space isn't that big. They have a huge wooden communal tables that's actually pretty with a bunch of other seating on the side. The day I came in there was 2 added make shift tables in the back which is where I sat. The place was crowded so I'm pretty sure these tables for just a last resort because they were the kind of tables you have in your backyard for a BBQ but you cover up with a table cover because it's not the prettiest.
For the menus it was on a clipboard and looked pretty used since they were just using normal paper so some of the menus were folded or dirty. I started off with their Thai Ice Tea which was really good! My group ordered a bunch of stuff to try and example everything. We ordered their Mango Salad, Nam Prik Ong, Nam Prik Ong Fried Rice, and Khao Soi. All the dishes were fairly big and easy to share.
4 of 5
Authentic Thai food always has a twist from the generic Asian fusion cookie cutters. The spices pop in your mouth and the decor and experience is always unique. The service was quick and the food was tasty. The portions seem small but rest assured it is very filling. It is also very convenient as it is right in front of of the subway entrance so you don't have to worry about walking in the cold during those brisk breezy NYC deep cold winters
5 of 5
So I came across this northern style thai place in Elmhurst. If you've never tried northern style thai, I will say go check them out, it's a very dissimilar taste and everything we ordered was very good.
It's a very small place so I cant really tell you if there is a wait on the weekend or during the dinner hours. They are known for their pork dishes but like my usual self I always like to try the stuff they are not known for. I'll let the pictures do the chatting. Check them out if you are in the area.
4 of 5
I heard good things about Lamoon from a friend and was intrigue by a photo of their rainbow sticky rice on her Instagram, so I came here with my brother to check it out. I love checking out the growing quantity of Southeast Asian spots run by Southeast Asian immigrants and their descendants. I'm a fan of mainstream Thai food, but it's nice to see restaurants trying to showcase Thai food from different regions.
My brother and I got the Thai tea pad thai, the kang hung ley, sai aua, rainbow sticky rice, kung pare, and a khao tod (rice ball) to share. The khao tod was interesting but not particularly remarkable, and the sai aua had a strong, somewhat acquire taste that neither my brother nor I appreciated.
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