The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park is the latest in a line of Thai restaurants to launch and then shutter in an oddly shaped corner spot on Main Street. The restaurant succeeded Sarin Thai (a short-lived spinoff of the still-open Greenvale original), Siam Thai and Chaophaya. Before that, the site hosted a string of other dining spots, the most memorable (and long-lived) being American Bistro, which was owned by cookbook author and TV chef George Hirsch during the early-to-mid-1990s.
Shortly after opening in 2013, Bangkok Pavilion received a two-star review for such dishes as pad see ew (flat rice noodles with broccoli and egg), drunken noodles, basil chicken and crispy Bangkok duck.