Restaurant reviews: Atit Thai offers cultural cuisine to New Rochelle area


Picture courtesy of Luis Lopez

Atit Thai is one of New Rochelle’s hidden gems. 

Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

Located near Iona University in New Rochelle are a wide variety of restaurants with delicious foods that students can enjoy by dining in or ordering out. With this series of articles, my goal is to highlight some well-known and not so well-known establishments. A few places immediately come to mind when thinking about food around Iona, especially a Thai food restaurant called Atit Thai, located at 134 North Ave. It is easy to get—you can either get it delivered to you or take the Gael Express shuttle.  

For those who don’t know, Thai food originates from Thailand and can be described, in simple terms, as a cuisine with strong aromatic components and a spicy flare. Atit Thai is a blink-and-you will-miss-it restaurant, but this is one you don’t want to miss out on. Anyone new or familiar to Thai food should try it out. I stumbled upon the restaurant a few years ago when looking for new vegan restaurants to go to with my friends and have been going often ever since. The restaurant is vegetarian and vegan friendly and very accommodating to any kind of food allergy. I’ve tried many of their dishes over the years; some noteworthy items on their menu include pad see ew, pad-Thai and sriracha fried rice.  

Pad see ew is my favorite item on their menu— it’s a dish consisting of stir-fried noodles with egg, Chinese broccoli in brown sauce and a protein like beef or pork. The texture of the noodles in pad see ew is best described as smooth, and the dish is packed full of flavor with a crunch from the Chinese broccoli.  The dish culminates into a very enjoyable meal. The flavors make it stand out amongst other noodle dishes. Their vegetarian and vegan options include dishes such as tofu triangles, edamame, Atit Thai salad, vegetable summer rolls and much more. They also offer dishes with vegan meat supplements, like tofu and vegetables to go alongside a dish containing rice or noodles.   

The price of their food typically ranges from $15 to $20 for an order, and their soft drinks are about $1. Their signature drinks range from $4 for small to $6 for large. Their selection of soft drinks includes your typical sodas, and their beverage selection extends to iced teas including their signature Thai iced tea and Thai iced pink tea. These teas are made from black tea and spiced with their own ingredients and served with ice. They also have a good selection of desserts such as taro custard, pumpkin custard and fried bananas with honey. My personal favorite items on the menu are their fried rice with pork and my quality go-to meal: pad see ew with pork, which pairs perfectly with their Thai iced tea. Thai food is an uncommon delicacy in New Rochelle, so you will enjoy trying Atit Thai’s food for the first time. This restaurant’s rating is a 4.5/5; it’s always a good Thai at Atit Thai.