The name Nav used by the restaurant Nav Modern Thai Cuisine is the diminutive for Naval, the surname of two of the partners, young siblings Marlo and Janus—a non-Thai name quite !tting for the restaurant’s unusual take on the usual Thai food, as well as for the inspired creations by Nav’s third partner, Chef Francis Lim, formerly of People’s Palace. Nav, a relatively new haunt in the Kapitolyo area, is already known for its Thai fare reliables like Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Thai Sticky Rice, and Wok Fried Squid, as well as its twists and variations such as the Nav’s Pomelo Salad, Grilled Stuffed Squid with White Shrimp, Whole Crispy Tilapia with Chili Spiked Tamarind Sauce, and the favored Son-in-law Eggs. Part of the varied menu are two of Chef Lim’s original creations, Lemongrass Pork and Yellow Crab Curry. The spiciness of the dishes may be eased to suit individual preferences. Some dishes are slightly tweaked to suit the Filipino’s sweet tooth. Nav’s compact interiors—with its clean, modern lines and blackboards listing the best-sellers and the day’s specialties— promote casual, comfortable dining. A mezzanine can accommodate an additional 25 to 30 diners. Plus points are the big servings, Thai-inspired cocktails, extensive bar list, free WiFi and parking.
16 United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City
NAV - Modern Thai Cuisine
Sun to Thurs: 11am to 11pm
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