15 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY 10017
Samui brings homestyle Northeastern Thai cuisine from the Isan region to the Navy Yards in true Brooklyn fashion: From within a decked out converted warehouse covered in a mural of bright and bombastic geometric shapes. Four-tops are fitted with Saarinen-esque armchairs, where you can eat tumeric-garlic chicken wings to the bone with an order of mango-coconut sticky rice before chicken-bamboo curry or, yes, pad thai. Thai-ified sips like cucumber-ginger sangria and pickled-pepper martinis are served at a bookend bar framed by ceiling-high (and the warehouse ceiling is high) icy blue geometric projections.