Qi Asian Eatery
New York, NY 10011
Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Cuisine: Asian and Thai . New Age
- Meals Served: Dinner and Lunch
- Price Range: $$ ($9-$15)
- Reservations: Accepted . 1-day notice for Aura Treatment menu
- Alcohol: Full Bar
This West 14th Street storefront makes the heady claim of “blending Taoist and Hindu (ayurvedic) approaches to healthy eating.” Apologies to New Age fans, but your food usually doesn’t taste so great. Brown rice with tomato kefir sauce anyone? Luckily, Qi leans more toward modern Thai cooking than anything else. Stir-fried noodles and curries (red, green, panang) work well for quick lunches, as does a nice list of Asian sandwiches (tilapia with turmeric tartar; hoisin duck with sesame and asian mayo). Pumpkin curry, ginkgo rib eye and Nobu-licious Chilean sea bass with miso glaze are creative options for dinner. A five-course “Aura Treatment” menu is $39, but available only with a day’s notice. Exhale…don’t let the anticipation stress you out.