You may remember Tai Shan, but then again, you may not. The short-lived Thai restaurant at 2224 Avenue U (and East 23rd Street) closed several months back before most people knew it even existed.

Well, fellow Thai lovers, rejoice! Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, only way less spectacular, Tai Yuan has recently opened on the location. With a menu of both Thai and Chinese favorites, the “Aisian” restaurant is aiming for the take-out crowd. We haven’t tried it yet, but we’d love to know if their Thai cuisine is any better than their spelling.

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  • brooklynq

    Tai Shan sucked. Tai Yuan sucks more.

  • egyptchick7

    Wondering if it is better than Siam Orchid…

  • Ray Johnson

    I ate at the one that closed and the one dish I tried wasn't too bad. As for the spelling, well it is the English version of a word from another language, so they have some leeway.

  • jo

    i've been there once, a little over a year ago. not too impressed. i like siam orchid better. they have decent thai

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Has anyone actually looked at the menu? I saw one at the car service and I didn't see any Thai food options…..it was all regular chinese…

  • Gary

    I would rather walk few more blocks and eat at PHO HOAI. Th e food in this thai place sucks!

  • elinanulman

    I actually used to eat at Tai Shan when it was still Tai Shan, quite frequently. They had amazing Thai Ice Tea…I'm not sure about this new place…A really good Thai place is Siam, on the Bay. I love to sit by the fishies and stare them down.

  • http://twitter.com/arikatt Ari B.

    I loved Tai-Shan. Ate there all the time. I'm eager to try the new place. Well, the old place. New place. STOP CONFUSING ME.

  • http://twitter.com/arikatt Ari B.

    I avoid Pho Hoai like the plague.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    What's your problem with Pho Hoai? I love both the Vietnamese places on Avenue U (which I think are owned by the same people). But that being said, Vietnamese is different from Thai, and we need another good Thai restaurant in the area.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Yes, I've looked at the menu. There are thai dishes.

  • PayPaul

    Thai Yuan? To transliterate the name here it sounds like a great place to tie one on.

  • PayPaul

    The people who run or own on Pho Vietnam are not even Vietnamese according to the hostess over there. The food isn't bad but I can't tell if the prices are good or not. It seemed reasonable enough.
    What I find really unusual is the Chinese that run taco places.

    Prince of Pizza on U is owned and run by Mexicans and they make an excellent ground beef slice. The only complaint I have with them is that the soda fountain never seems to in operation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=36503488 Stefanee Rivera

    I was really excited when we got a Thai place in the area. However, Tai Shan sucked big time. Gave them more than one chance but they failed. Poor excuse for Thai food.

    Too bad we don't have any Indian in the area.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=36503488 Stefanee Rivera

    I was really excited when we got a Thai place in the area. However, Tai Shan sucked big time. Gave them more than one chance but they failed. Poor excuse for Thai food.

    Too bad we don't have any Indian in the area.

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  • Animo916

    I used to eat at Tai Shan frequently. Never had a problem with the taste or quality of the food. They were there for over a year, but never really seemed to pack them in. The owners sister was pregnant last time I went, and they said she was going back to China. I think they all went.

  • Rachel H.

    I tried them too, they were phenomenally bad. It really was a poor excuse for Thai Food. There used to be a good Malaysian place on Avenue U, but I think it’s now gone (I know the original place — Laksa House changed over).

    Indian food would indeed be nice … although I think I know of a Pakistani place, near Brighton Beach.

    As for Siam Orchid — to the one or two folks that think they’re GOOD … are ya kidding? I’ve never found them to be anything other than mediocre. Every few years I try them agin, and every few years, I’m disappointed.

    The best Thai I know in Brooklyn is Rice Thai Kitchen, in Park Slope. Haven’t been there in a while, though.