64-13 39th Avenue, Woodside, Queens, New York City, New York, 11377
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Singles, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness
Expert review of Sripraphai
It's hard to find an authentic Thai eatery in New York City. Most offer standard Thai dishes such as pad thai and basil chicken. Thankfully, New York City has two great authentic Thai eateries. The best of the two is Sriprathai. Yes, you have to head to Woodside, Queens, to try it and yes, they don't accept reservations. But the food is definitely worth the wait. You won't find the dishes anywhere else in the city.
The quality is top notch. From the crab legs to the chicken, it's all good pieces of meat. The restaurant offers a variety of Thai standbys as well as the odd dish or 10 that can only be found on the streets of Bangkok.
If you're adventurous, skip the usual and try the more unusual dishes such as the jumbo noodle soup with pig's offal and eggs, the soft shell crab in green curry or the steamed whole fish with garlic and lime juice. My favorite dish is the crispy catfish salad with mango shavings and cashews. It's big enough that I don't have to order an entree.
The restaurant is expansive. Thank God as the wait can be a bit interminable. Thai locals and visitors from Manhattan and Brooklyn are regulars. Even with the wait, you never feel as if they're rushing you to leave.
Service is attentive. If you have any questions, the staff are happy to help you choose something new and interesting. You may have to stress that you really want something spicy as they tend to keep things mild, in my opinion. Tell them you can really handle the fire.
On a busy street in Woodside. The line sometimes snakes around the block but it moves fast.
Most dishes are under $15 so it's a very affordable place to take a date or meet your friends.
More information on Sripraphai:
- Price guide:
- 64-13 39th Avenue, Woodside, Queens, New York City, New York, 11377
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sun 11.30am-9.30pm; closed Wednesdays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Great Thai food