In 1972, the first "Pongsri" Thai Restaurant launched in the heart of Chinatown, New York City. At that time, many people wondered how we could compete with Chinese food. Twenty some odd years later we are still standing in the very same location, and have since expanded to two more branches throughout Manhattan. The public knows our place as much as they know Thai food.
Khun Pongsri and her husband Khun Prasit Tangchakkrachai started cooking real authentic Thai cuisine ever since then until now that's the only reason why they stay successful in the business. Over the years anyone and everyone came for a good Thai food in all four locations, many famous people movie stars, prime ministers, ambassadors including the royal family "Pongsri" catered to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the queen of Thailand and many royal princesses so many occasions both state visits and private visits. It's easy to say that the most famous Thai restaurant like "Pongsri" is definitely a goodwill ambassador who put Thai cuisine on the world map.