Midtown Global Market welcomes new restaurants

MIDTOWN — Two new restaurants are now open at the Midtown Global Market, adding Cambodian, Thai and Italian to the global menu. 

Aaron Kong, a manager at  Sabbai Cuisine, said the upstairs residents are flocking to the new restaurant.

“They are so happy to have a Thai restaurant now,” he said. 

So far, seven out of 10 customers choose the made-to-order Pad Thai, Kong reported. Sabbai’s menu includes fresh-made sesame balls, fried spring rolls and orange chicken.

The new Fresco’s Pasta Bar is just around the corner from Sabbai, featuring build-your-own pastas and salads. Cannolis sell out immediately. Everything on the menu is homemade, tested over the course of six-plus years at the founder’s catering business. 

According to staff, early favorites are the habanero shrimp pasta; sausage, potato and kale soup; and the pancetta mac and cheese. 

More changes are in store for the Global Market. The central plaza is growing to provide more seating, more event space, and new farmers’ market stands.