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Thai/ Southeast Asian Cuisine

AppeThaizing has been providing the University Hill community with a Southeastern Asian alternative to the pizza and subs of Marshall Street since it opened in 2006.  The cleverly worded restaurant often grabs students walking through Campus Plaza, on their way to the post office, or  at night, Chuck’s.  While the name inevitably shows up in the appetizers (appeThaizing shrimp, appeThaizing rolls) the restaurant offers enough options to satisfy any adventurous palate.

When to Go: The lunch menu is served for the first five hours of business, and the dinner menu wraps up the final five. Just don’t plan on going on a Sunday, or for lunch on Saturday, when the restaurant is closed. During the school year, about half of AppeThaizing’s business is made up of take-out orders and deliveries from the thousands of students on the hill.  The lunch and dinner menus are complemented by daily chefs’ specials. Bottom Line: Lunch and dinner each offer great options.

On Tap: Choose from nine different wines and eight different beers.  Those looking for a taste of Thai in their beer can try Singha, imported straight from Thailand. The restaurant also carries Sapporo, a Japanese Beer. Bottom line: Give Thai beer a try.

Blue Plate Special: Don’t be worried if you’ve never had Thai before. The friendly and  efficient staff there will point you toward some of the most recognizable Thai dishes. Pad Thai, (“The most famous Thai noodle,” the menu exclaims,) is rice noodles, egg, bean sprouts, chives and fresh ground peanut sautéed in tamarland sauce.  Red and green curry, Ga Prow (a sautéed meat and vegetable dish) and Kow Soi are all good options. Bottom line:  Bring an open mind and a taste for spicy food, and the rest will fall into place here.

The Scene and crowd: The restaurant straddles the line between casual and upscale, with soft lighting, comfortable chairs and red painted walls. Many doctors and businesspeople from the medical campus next door frequent the place for lunch, while dinner caters to the college crowd.  Bottom line: Dress up. Dress down. It all fits in here.

The prices:  The average lunch costs about $9, while the average dinner costs around $11. It’s hard to spend under $8 on a main entrée, but over $14, too, for dinner. Bottom line: It’s affordable, and a nice meal out.

The Deets: Those looking for something other than the standard campus pizzeria or sub shop would be quite happy here.  Bottom line: College is for new experiences. Give this restaurant a try.

Monday- Saturday: lunch 11-4 pm, dinner 4-9 pm, Closed Sundays

Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Off Campus Meal Plan

Delivery  is available within business hours to main campus residence halls only.

Review by Brian Hayden


727 South Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 2952200

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