Sripraphai Thai Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 6413 39th Ave

    Woodside, NY 11377

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  • 718-899-9599

About Sripraphai Thai Restaurant

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Mon. - Tue., Thu. - Sun. 11:30am - 9:30pm;Wed. CLOSED

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I completely agree with the reviews posted by Madmags and David321. This restaurant has received some attention from the press and apparently those reporters/food critics either were paid a little something on the side to give such rave reviews OR they don't have a clue as to what is good Thai food.

My wife ordered the meatballs, same as Madmags and my description of that dish is exactly what Madmags wrote. Can we say mystery meat?! On top of everything else, one of the waiters had such bad BO that I thought there was a mangy dog somewhere in the courtyard with us. It smelled like a dog with wet hair that hadn't been bathed in weeks. My wife was feeling sick from all the disgusting smells permeating the entire place.

I don't know how this restaurant has received such notoriety. We will NEVER go back. The food and service are awful.

If I may, I'd like to suggest, Nusara. A small little Thai place on Broadway (corner of Elmhurst Ave) in Elmhurst, Queens. It's in the strip of restaurants next to the Chinese supermarket. Service is very good and food is very tasty.

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I completely agree with the reviews posted by Madmags and David321. This restaurant has received some attention from the press and apparently those reporters/food critics either were paid a little something on the side to give such rave reviews OR they don't have a clue as to what is good Thai food.

My wife ordered the meatballs, same as Madmags and my description of that dish is exactly what Madmags wrote. Can we say mystery meat?! On top of everything else, one of the waiters had such bad BO that I thought there was a mangy dog somewhere in the courtyard with us. It smelled like a dog with wet hair that hadn't been bathed in weeks. My wife was feeling sick from all the disgusting smells permeating the entire place.

I don't know how this restaurant has received such notoriety. We will NEVER go back. The food and service are awful.

If I may, I'd like to suggest, Nusara. A small little Thai place on Broadway (corner of Elmhurst Ave) in Elmhurst, Queens. It's in the strip of restaurants next to the Chinese supermarket. Service is very good and food is very tasty.

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Having read all the great reviews we decided to try Sripraphai last Saturday night. We were seated right away and ordered what we thought was going to be an excpetional meal. We started with the grilled "Beef" meatballs in a spicy plum sauce. The appetizer arrived and to tell you the truth I am not sure what kind of meat this was but it certainly was no beef we've ever eaten. The "meat" was so chewy that you couldn't even cut it properly and it had such an odd rubbery consistency that I could not eat it with dousing it in the sauce. My husband ordered the pad thai and I ordered the Red curry with beef. While both entrees were acceptable, the best thing about the entire meal was the $4 Thai beer. We got home and both had such upset stomachs that we probably won't be back. There are many other Thai restaurants that we enjoy more.

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★★☆☆☆

Having read all the great reviews we decided to try Sripraphai last Saturday night. We were seated right away and ordered what we thought was going to be an excpetional meal. We started with the grilled "Beef" meatballs in a spicy plum sauce. The appetizer arrived and to tell you the truth I am not sure what kind of meat this was but it certainly was no beef we've ever eaten. The "meat" was so chewy that you couldn't even cut it properly and it had such an odd rubbery consistency that I could not eat it with dousing it in the sauce. My husband ordered the pad thai and I ordered the Red curry with beef. While both entrees were acceptable, the best thing about the entire meal was the $4 Thai beer. We got home and both had such upset stomachs that we probably won't be back. There are many other Thai restaurants that we enjoy more.

Pros: Outdoor dining

Cons: Long waits

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Oh my gosh! what a terrible service in Sripraphai

On January 3rd, Sunday at about 8:45 we, two families, went to this restaurant. When we entered the restaurant we figured it out was almost empty. One of the waitress with a glasses( lately we found her name is Key) approached and put us, altogether 6 people, in the middle of the restaurant but we like to sit in the corner. She told us rudely that they were closing at 9:30 which was after 45 minutes. We were surprise why she was worried and at the same time we felt uncomfortable to sit at the middle of the restaurant but we console ourself. Again a waiter was chatting with a loud voice in a cashier counter which was annoying. Before we check the menu the same waitress came to take the order and unfortunately we don't know the menu. Meanwhile my wife was giving order, I found other server was bringing some food to our table and that was not our order. Then my nice liked to explain her but she got made with my nice. I requested my wife to match with her and do some additional order for take out and when we got that order, that was mistake too. So my wife was trying to figured it out why the mistake was happening one after another then the waitress Key exploded with my wife in the middle of the restaurant. When I interrupted to minimized with the waitress and asked her to send the manager and then she told me to go to cashier counter and talk to the manager because the manager is not coming to me. I never ever heard in my life this kind of answer from wait staff. Then one of the girl came to us and told us no need to complain about them and they will give the food on the house but we don't agree with her and pay the entire bill which was $156 along with gratuity. The same waitress, Key, was repeatedly screaming us and we felt so embarrass in front of other customers and also the manager never showed up. So far my understanding the management don't care about the service because the food is good and if the owner think the same way then I have nothing to say.

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★☆☆☆☆

Oh my gosh! what a terrible service in Sripraphai

On January 3rd, Sunday at about 8:45 we, two families, went to this restaurant. When we entered the restaurant we figured it out was almost empty. One of the waitress with a glasses( lately we found her name is Key) approached and put us, altogether 6 people, in the middle of the restaurant but we like to sit in the corner. She told us rudely that they were closing at 9:30 which was after 45 minutes. We were surprise why she was worried and at the same time we felt uncomfortable to sit at the middle of the restaurant but we console ourself. Again a waiter was chatting with a loud voice in a cashier counter which was annoying. Before we check the menu the same waitress came to take the order and unfortunately we don't know the menu. Meanwhile my wife was giving order, I found other server was bringing some food to our table and that was not our order. Then my nice liked to explain her but she got made with my nice. I requested my wife to match with her and do some additional order for take out and when we got that order, that was mistake too. So my wife was trying to figured it out why the mistake was happening one after another then the waitress Key exploded with my wife in the middle of the restaurant. When I interrupted to minimized with the waitress and asked her to send the manager and then she told me to go to cashier counter and talk to the manager because the manager is not coming to me. I never ever heard in my life this kind of answer from wait staff. Then one of the girl came to us and told us no need to complain about them and they will give the food on the house but we don't agree with her and pay the entire bill which was $156 along with gratuity. The same waitress, Key, was repeatedly screaming us and we felt so embarrass in front of other customers and also the manager never showed up. So far my understanding the management don't care about the service because the food is good and if the owner think the same way then I have nothing to say.

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Rated tops by Zagat and totally deserved, this is one of the best Thai food festaurant I have ever eaten at. Often packed, including with tour groups, but able to accommodate large crowds since their expansion. Thelarge menu, including many vegetarian options, offers the usual Thai fare, though the taste is definitely a cut above the usual, as well as less commonly served Thai dishes, each of which is a real taste treat.

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★★★★★

Rated tops by Zagat and totally deserved, this is one of the best Thai food festaurant I have ever eaten at. Often packed, including with tour groups, but able to accommodate large crowds since their expansion. Thelarge menu, including many vegetarian options, offers the usual Thai fare, though the taste is definitely a cut above the usual, as well as less commonly served Thai dishes, each of which is a real taste treat.

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The hype about this place prior to my first visit was overdone. The food was average and the service as lousy as could be. It took 15-20 minutes before a waiter/waitress even acknowledged us and that was after having to flag one down! It took 3 times to get our drink order right (all we ordered were soft drinks), and it took multiple requests to get us utensils to enjoy our soup, which was brought out in the wrong size originally. Then when the food was brought out, it was in peices leaving several people with no food while the rest of us were eating. The food wasnt terrible but it was not worth the trouble! Not once did the waitress come back and check on us through out the night and had to get the attention of another waiter to get our check. Once we received the bill, it wasnt even itemized and written out in Thai ,(HELLO THIS IS F-ING AMERICA) and had no idea what we were charged for. AVOID THIS PLACE, there are much better authentic thai restaurants with better food and service.

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The hype about this place prior to my first visit was overdone. The food was average and the service as lousy as could be. It took 15-20 minutes before a waiter/waitress even acknowledged us and that was after having to flag one down! It took 3 times to get our drink order right (all we ordered were soft drinks), and it took multiple requests to get us utensils to enjoy our soup, which was brought out in the wrong size originally. Then when the food was brought out, it was in peices leaving several people with no food while the rest of us were eating. The food wasnt terrible but it was not worth the trouble! Not once did the waitress come back and check on us through out the night and had to get the attention of another waiter to get our check. Once we received the bill, it wasnt even itemized and written out in Thai ,(HELLO THIS IS F-ING AMERICA) and had no idea what we were charged for. AVOID THIS PLACE, there are much better authentic thai restaurants with better food and service.

Pros: authentic food

Cons: poor service, does not deal with public well

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Kao Soy chicken was awesome. Recomended to lot of friends and they had the same great experience. Food is cheap and awesome.
The only problem is you need to pay only by cash.
Foodwise, one of the best Thai place I have been to.

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★★★★★

Kao Soy chicken was awesome. Recomended to lot of friends and they had the same great experience. Food is cheap and awesome.
The only problem is you need to pay only by cash.
Foodwise, one of the best Thai place I have been to.

Pros: Excellent food. Cheap.

Cons: Cash only. Parking outside restaurant.

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Very affordable, The main course OK; if you want more than OK Thai, your better bet is SEA in Williamsburg Bklyn

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★★★★☆

Very affordable, The main course OK; if you want more than OK Thai, your better bet is SEA in Williamsburg Bklyn

Pros: nice outdoor dining area

Cons: have had better

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the crispy watercress salad, the papaya salad, numerous pork, duck, eggplant dishes with basil and chili. you really can't go wrong with anything here except for the seafood dishes. they always disappoint in comparison to everything else. love love love this joint.

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★★★★★

the crispy watercress salad, the papaya salad, numerous pork, duck, eggplant dishes with basil and chili. you really can't go wrong with anything here except for the seafood dishes. they always disappoint in comparison to everything else. love love love this joint.

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: fish dishes

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The renovation was worth the wait; more space, nice decor and price remains very reasonable. The garden is just a wonderful addition. But... can't make too much noise coz the neighbors will complain.

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★★★★★

The renovation was worth the wait; more space, nice decor and price remains very reasonable. The garden is just a wonderful addition. But... can't make too much noise coz the neighbors will complain.

Pros: you get what you pay for and even more

Cons: some days the wait can be long

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This is what Thai is supposed to be. I come here every few months and the quality of the food is always exceptional, with no ups and downs. You can't go wrong with a dish here. The service is fine -rushed sometimes but generally attentive. With the addition in recent years of more tables and the outdoor patio, the customer turnaround is quicker and the wait a bit more bearable. Well worth the trip from Manhattan and other boroughs.

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★★★★★

This is what Thai is supposed to be. I come here every few months and the quality of the food is always exceptional, with no ups and downs. You can't go wrong with a dish here. The service is fine -rushed sometimes but generally attentive. With the addition in recent years of more tables and the outdoor patio, the customer turnaround is quicker and the wait a bit more bearable. Well worth the trip from Manhattan and other boroughs.

Pros: Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, consistent quality

Cons: No-reservations policy

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This is one of those places you just can't find in the city.
Everyone is thai, from the customers to the cooks and waiter/waitresses.... YOU KNOW its good Thai food is you see Thai customers in there. lolz I like to go when its beautiful out because there backyard is absolutely gorgeous amidst an area that is lacking... Parking isn't too bad either.

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★★★★★

This is one of those places you just can't find in the city.
Everyone is thai, from the customers to the cooks and waiter/waitresses.... YOU KNOW its good Thai food is you see Thai customers in there. lolz I like to go when its beautiful out because there backyard is absolutely gorgeous amidst an area that is lacking... Parking isn't too bad either.

Pros: the food, open garden area in the back

Cons: they close at 930 on the dot.

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The staff is exteremely attentive and caring. The dishes we ordered came quickly and were full of flavor and spice. This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a well deserved following.

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★★★★★

The staff is exteremely attentive and caring. The dishes we ordered came quickly and were full of flavor and spice. This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a well deserved following.

Pros: perfect food, great service

Cons: gets somewhat crowded at times

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The food is excellent, but ever since this very popular restaurant has expanded a few years ago, you don't feel treated as special as the smaller Thai establishments in Queens, and that makes a difference. It has sort of become an atmosphere close to a soup kitchen, they serve your food and bring your check as soon as possible.

That being said, it's still delicious and a good bet when things are not too crowded. They do not dumb-down the spicy dishes for non-Thais or sweeten everything like most in Manhattan. I also like to peruse their dessert case and grab something sweet for the ride home.

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★★★★☆

The food is excellent, but ever since this very popular restaurant has expanded a few years ago, you don't feel treated as special as the smaller Thai establishments in Queens, and that makes a difference. It has sort of become an atmosphere close to a soup kitchen, they serve your food and bring your check as soon as possible.

That being said, it's still delicious and a good bet when things are not too crowded. They do not dumb-down the spicy dishes for non-Thais or sweeten everything like most in Manhattan. I also like to peruse their dessert case and grab something sweet for the ride home.

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Kind of far from civilization, but near the 7 Train, but fortunately, not difficult to find. Be ready to wait to be seated at peak hours, so make reservations (it never really seems like they take these very seriously though) and GET THERE EARLY!

Must haves on the menu are as follows: SOFT SHELL CRAB (with Basil and hot peppers)---YUM. The Green Curry is brilliant. Drunken noodles are fantastic. Most dishes are spicy, and can be on the salty side, but is to be expected of Thai menus.

Tum Yum Soup is so sour it'll burn a hole in your stomach---but I think that's the way its intended to be.
Whole Fish can be a little dry, so, order both with caution.

The have a pretty large selection of rice choices which I found to be quite delightful: sticky, jasmine, coconut and brown.

ENJOY! MUST GO!!

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★★★★☆

Kind of far from civilization, but near the 7 Train, but fortunately, not difficult to find. Be ready to wait to be seated at peak hours, so make reservations (it never really seems like they take these very seriously though) and GET THERE EARLY!

Must haves on the menu are as follows: SOFT SHELL CRAB (with Basil and hot peppers)---YUM. The Green Curry is brilliant. Drunken noodles are fantastic. Most dishes are spicy, and can be on the salty side, but is to be expected of Thai menus.

Tum Yum Soup is so sour it'll burn a hole in your stomach---but I think that's the way its intended to be.
Whole Fish can be a little dry, so, order both with caution.

The have a pretty large selection of rice choices which I found to be quite delightful: sticky, jasmine, coconut and brown.

ENJOY! MUST GO!!

Pros: Fantastic food, worth the wait

Cons: Can be busy, crowded and slow serviced

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Food was excellent. (Chicken Basil: good and spicy; Chicken pad thai: great; Panang Chicken: incredible; curry puffs: good; spring rolls: good and a lot of them; tum yum soup: good and spicy).

The service could have been better. Our waitress was fine, however, our food was brought out all at once (our appetizers and one of our entrees and the rice). Secondly, when I asked one of the girls (she cleans tables, tends bar, and prints checks) who brought our check over if I could please have a tum yum soup order to go, she said it would be twenty minutes and pointed to the line of people waiting to get in. That was obviously a lie since our food had come out in ten minutes and all at once (therefore the food is already prepared), and really, it seemed like she just wanted us to leave so she could bring in the next group of people. Personally, I felt rushed by both the food coming out at once and the girl refusing to package an extra order of soup and simply adding that to our check.

Decor is fine. Nothing fancy but not shabby either.

Overall, excellent food with sub-par service. The food is just as good as another Thai place that's about ten blocks away, Arunee Thai.

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★★★★☆

Food was excellent. (Chicken Basil: good and spicy; Chicken pad thai: great; Panang Chicken: incredible; curry puffs: good; spring rolls: good and a lot of them; tum yum soup: good and spicy).

The service could have been better. Our waitress was fine, however, our food was brought out all at once (our appetizers and one of our entrees and the rice). Secondly, when I asked one of the girls (she cleans tables, tends bar, and prints checks) who brought our check over if I could please have a tum yum soup order to go, she said it would be twenty minutes and pointed to the line of people waiting to get in. That was obviously a lie since our food had come out in ten minutes and all at once (therefore the food is already prepared), and really, it seemed like she just wanted us to leave so she could bring in the next group of people. Personally, I felt rushed by both the food coming out at once and the girl refusing to package an extra order of soup and simply adding that to our check.

Decor is fine. Nothing fancy but not shabby either.

Overall, excellent food with sub-par service. The food is just as good as another Thai place that's about ten blocks away, Arunee Thai.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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Sripraphai is simply the best Thai food restaurant in the city. I've eaten here more often than any other restaurant in the city--actually anywhere and it's never failed. If you're looking to order beyond the pad thai (which is great here) try these dishes: 1. Green Curry with fish paste, Thai eggplant. 2. Pork leg with mustard greens 3. Saute crispy pork with chili & basil leaves. For appetizers try these: 1. Fried Pickle pork 2. Sweet sausage with cucumber, onion, chili & lime 3. Grilled meatballs with spicy sauce
If you haven't been to this place yet. GO NOW!!!

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★★★★★

Sripraphai is simply the best Thai food restaurant in the city. I've eaten here more often than any other restaurant in the city--actually anywhere and it's never failed. If you're looking to order beyond the pad thai (which is great here) try these dishes: 1. Green Curry with fish paste, Thai eggplant. 2. Pork leg with mustard greens 3. Saute crispy pork with chili & basil leaves. For appetizers try these: 1. Fried Pickle pork 2. Sweet sausage with cucumber, onion, chili & lime 3. Grilled meatballs with spicy sauce
If you haven't been to this place yet. GO NOW!!!

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this place is excellent.foods just like you eat in Thailand.I am Thai and live in Connecticut.at least 3-4 times a month i go there. price is reasonable.

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this place is excellent.foods just like you eat in Thailand.I am Thai and live in Connecticut.at least 3-4 times a month i go there. price is reasonable.

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I hadn't been here in a while (before the renovations and expansion) but the food is still just as good. Calling in for some take out, we ordered the sweet sausage app, beef drunken noodles, duck green curry, and after asking for a suggestion for something I haven't tried before, they suggested the watercress salad. After getting home and taking out the contents, I was surprised that the watercress was fried and then you mix the contents of that into the cashews, shrimp, squid, chicken and lime. Crunchy, sweet and tart, it was the best thai dish I've ever had. even though we had 4 dishes, the rest were ignored as we ate 3/4 of that dish before we even touched the green curry and noodles. Sweet sausages was good but nothing special. The green curry over the coconut rice rice was excellent as well. The duck wasn't overcooked at all. I would have liked to see more fat from the skin rendered out though, but that's my personal preference as i don't like fat at all. The noodles were so fiery it couldn't be eaten without a few ice cold beverages. Very tasty though. The price was modest and the food excellent, what more could you want?

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I hadn't been here in a while (before the renovations and expansion) but the food is still just as good. Calling in for some take out, we ordered the sweet sausage app, beef drunken noodles, duck green curry, and after asking for a suggestion for something I haven't tried before, they suggested the watercress salad. After getting home and taking out the contents, I was surprised that the watercress was fried and then you mix the contents of that into the cashews, shrimp, squid, chicken and lime. Crunchy, sweet and tart, it was the best thai dish I've ever had. even though we had 4 dishes, the rest were ignored as we ate 3/4 of that dish before we even touched the green curry and noodles. Sweet sausages was good but nothing special. The green curry over the coconut rice rice was excellent as well. The duck wasn't overcooked at all. I would have liked to see more fat from the skin rendered out though, but that's my personal preference as i don't like fat at all. The noodles were so fiery it couldn't be eaten without a few ice cold beverages. Very tasty though. The price was modest and the food excellent, what more could you want?

Pros: The food

Cons: looked crowded

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They serve us red snapper in chili and basil leaves, which I did not order. So I told the waiter, that we didn't order the snapper. Then she told us that we were wrong and we had ordered the snapper. When we told her (again) that we had not ordered it, so she said, with an attitude in her voice, "So u don't want this right? The kitchen is closed, so you still won't get what you want if I take this back." So we figured fine, since we were hungry. The green curry came a few minutes later, we realized that there was no eggplant in it at all--it was just curry with fishpaste and basil leaves, bamboo shoots, and ginger. Again, NOT what we had ordered. Where was the eggplant? Then I saw our waitress taking orders at another table. Bad service is one thing. LYING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS is another. She must not have thought we would see her taking orders. I will never come back to this place. There are plenty of better Thai restaurants that have better food and QUALITY service.

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They serve us red snapper in chili and basil leaves, which I did not order. So I told the waiter, that we didn't order the snapper. Then she told us that we were wrong and we had ordered the snapper. When we told her (again) that we had not ordered it, so she said, with an attitude in her voice, "So u don't want this right? The kitchen is closed, so you still won't get what you want if I take this back." So we figured fine, since we were hungry. The green curry came a few minutes later, we realized that there was no eggplant in it at all--it was just curry with fishpaste and basil leaves, bamboo shoots, and ginger. Again, NOT what we had ordered. Where was the eggplant? Then I saw our waitress taking orders at another table. Bad service is one thing. LYING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS is another. She must not have thought we would see her taking orders. I will never come back to this place. There are plenty of better Thai restaurants that have better food and QUALITY service.

Pros: place looks nice

Cons: Bad Service,too expensive for food that not that great

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We trekked out to Queens from the city on a Saturday night based on a recommendation from a friend. There was a wait, but our party of 6 was promptly seated when a table became available. They have a pretty good number system in place. We ordered family-style and got to try quite a few dishes. Each dish was flavorful and authentic (according to my friends who just got back from Thailand). The wine was not over-priced and the coconut ice cream was probably the best I've had.

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★★★★☆

We trekked out to Queens from the city on a Saturday night based on a recommendation from a friend. There was a wait, but our party of 6 was promptly seated when a table became available. They have a pretty good number system in place. We ordered family-style and got to try quite a few dishes. Each dish was flavorful and authentic (according to my friends who just got back from Thailand). The wine was not over-priced and the coconut ice cream was probably the best I've had.

Pros: Authentic Thai food

Cons: Cash only

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If you know variety of real Thai dishes, you will like this place a lot. If you don't then I don't know you will find it different from other Thai restaurants.

I am a Thai girl, have lived in the states for 3 yrs.
I live in DFW Texas area. I always eat out and Thai food is definitely my preferred.

I tried as many new Thai restaurants as possible in DFW or when I'm on vacation. What I'm looking for is an authenticity of Thai food and that's what I found in Sripraphai. ( oh I also cook many Thai dishes sometimes.)
Sripraphai may not be the best Thai restaurant for everybody, however, if you love real Thai taste you will not be regret.

To enjoy Sripraphai the most, I recommend if you have Thai friends who can expose you to new delicious dishes other than RED/GREEN or Pad Thai or drunken noodles. Some of you who like plain Thai dishes that most restaurants adjust the western taste to it, you might not like Sripraphai.
This place suits people who want to discover new Thai dishes with rich and authentic taste.

I just visited Sripraphai in May 2008 here what I tried and you may want to order.

TRY fried red snapper with sour and spicy (and a bit sweet) mango sauce $18.00
or fried cat fish with the same sauce. $13.00
TRY Kang SOM with fried egg in it. (light soup( no coconut milk) with spicy and sour taste.) $8.00
TRY Nam Tok noodles soup. ( Dark Soup)
and when I say spicy and sour remember most Thai dishes always carry sweet taste, so don't be scared.

Oh The good quality Fish Cake or Shrimp cake supposed to be a bit chewy and bouncy, not just soft.
Shrimp cake was awesome.

I also had known tha t Sripraphai has secret Thai Tea recipe. ( I guess Thai coffe too.) It's good trust me, at least it's good for most Thai people. It was made fresh daily and to make it you need boiling water that's why when they serve it, it might not be cold enough. Just let the server know you need more ICE.

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★★★★★

If you know variety of real Thai dishes, you will like this place a lot. If you don't then I don't know you will find it different from other Thai restaurants.

I am a Thai girl, have lived in the states for 3 yrs.
I live in DFW Texas area. I always eat out and Thai food is definitely my preferred.

I tried as many new Thai restaurants as possible in DFW or when I'm on vacation. What I'm looking for is an authenticity of Thai food and that's what I found in Sripraphai. ( oh I also cook many Thai dishes sometimes.)
Sripraphai may not be the best Thai restaurant for everybody, however, if you love real Thai taste you will not be regret.

To enjoy Sripraphai the most, I recommend if you have Thai friends who can expose you to new delicious dishes other than RED/GREEN or Pad Thai or drunken noodles. Some of you who like plain Thai dishes that most restaurants adjust the western taste to it, you might not like Sripraphai.
This place suits people who want to discover new Thai dishes with rich and authentic taste.

I just visited Sripraphai in May 2008 here what I tried and you may want to order.

TRY fried red snapper with sour and spicy (and a bit sweet) mango sauce $18.00
or fried cat fish with the same sauce. $13.00
TRY Kang SOM with fried egg in it. (light soup( no coconut milk) with spicy and sour taste.) $8.00
TRY Nam Tok noodles soup. ( Dark Soup)
and when I say spicy and sour remember most Thai dishes always carry sweet taste, so don't be scared.

Oh The good quality Fish Cake or Shrimp cake supposed to be a bit chewy and bouncy, not just soft.
Shrimp cake was awesome.

I also had known tha t Sripraphai has secret Thai Tea recipe. ( I guess Thai coffe too.) It's good trust me, at least it's good for most Thai people. It was made fresh daily and to make it you need boiling water that's why when they serve it, it might not be cold enough. Just let the server know you need more ICE.

Pros: Authenticity

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I've ordered some dishes at Sripraphai that I've absolutely loved and I've ordered dishes that were practically inedible. However, I feel that the good outweighs the bad. They make the best beef satay that I have ever had. I especially love the peanut sauce. Other dishes I can recommend are the drunken noodles, massaman curry, and pad see ew. I ordered the garlic chicken (which I've eaten at dozens of other thai restaurants) and it was absolutely awful and salty. Overall I recommend Sripraphai if you know what is good. The food is so authentic and prices are great.

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★★★★☆

I've ordered some dishes at Sripraphai that I've absolutely loved and I've ordered dishes that were practically inedible. However, I feel that the good outweighs the bad. They make the best beef satay that I have ever had. I especially love the peanut sauce. Other dishes I can recommend are the drunken noodles, massaman curry, and pad see ew. I ordered the garlic chicken (which I've eaten at dozens of other thai restaurants) and it was absolutely awful and salty. Overall I recommend Sripraphai if you know what is good. The food is so authentic and prices are great.

Pros: some amazing dishes, low prices

Cons: servers can be unattentive, not all dishes are good

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This is my favorit thai restaurant in US! The service is good with reasonable price, the cook is handsome and talented, I love the food here, they are special and yummy just the same as the real thai food.Besides, the settings are cute and nice, I am sure u will never regret to have a try there

2
★★★★★

This is my favorit thai restaurant in US! The service is good with reasonable price, the cook is handsome and talented, I love the food here, they are special and yummy just the same as the real thai food.Besides, the settings are cute and nice, I am sure u will never regret to have a try there

Pros: taste of food, service, cook

Cons: too many choices

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This gem is only 15 minutes from my house. Drunken noodles with ground pork, fried soft-shell crab with mango salad, and green curry is my current order. Get the food as spicy as you can take. And wash it down with a Chang beer.

2
★★★★★

This gem is only 15 minutes from my house. Drunken noodles with ground pork, fried soft-shell crab with mango salad, and green curry is my current order. Get the food as spicy as you can take. And wash it down with a Chang beer.

Pros: Food Food Food

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I always check with city search before I go anywhere to eat. But this time city search disappointed me. I didn?t knew that they don?t take credit card....the overview of the restaurant on this site should have mentioned it. We didn?t had much cash with us so had to order accordingly. I liked their food. But the Pad thai seemed to have too much sauce which I didn?t liked. But I could feel that it is a popular spot for thai food lovers. We decided to go there again to try some of the items we couldn?t try this time.

2
★★★★☆

I always check with city search before I go anywhere to eat. But this time city search disappointed me. I didn?t knew that they don?t take credit card....the overview of the restaurant on this site should have mentioned it. We didn?t had much cash with us so had to order accordingly. I liked their food. But the Pad thai seemed to have too much sauce which I didn?t liked. But I could feel that it is a popular spot for thai food lovers. We decided to go there again to try some of the items we couldn?t try this time.

Cons: dont take debit or credit card

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I used to rate Sripraphai as #1 Thai food in NYC. My mother was Thai, and I grew up on great Thai food here and in Bangkok, so I'm not just talking out my you-know-what. I still love the bakery, but this place isn't what it used to be. Ever since Sripraphai was renovated and got all bistro-y, the food has gone slightly south. When I ate here this past spring, a waitress informed me that tofu could not go into the Penang curry for my strictly-vegetarian Hindu friend. This struck me as ridiculous, and it defies logic. So I ate the curry alone -- it was too oily, although the fact that it was far too spicy (full disclosure: I almost *never* think anything is too spicy) kind of masked the taste. I did stock up on Thai desserts from the fridge, and those are still great. If you're already dead-set on Thai food in Queens, you should consider taking a quick cab ride to Zabb for some food from NE Thailand, instead.

2
★★★★☆

I used to rate Sripraphai as #1 Thai food in NYC. My mother was Thai, and I grew up on great Thai food here and in Bangkok, so I'm not just talking out my you-know-what. I still love the bakery, but this place isn't what it used to be. Ever since Sripraphai was renovated and got all bistro-y, the food has gone slightly south. When I ate here this past spring, a waitress informed me that tofu could not go into the Penang curry for my strictly-vegetarian Hindu friend. This struck me as ridiculous, and it defies logic. So I ate the curry alone -- it was too oily, although the fact that it was far too spicy (full disclosure: I almost *never* think anything is too spicy) kind of masked the taste. I did stock up on Thai desserts from the fridge, and those are still great. If you're already dead-set on Thai food in Queens, you should consider taking a quick cab ride to Zabb for some food from NE Thailand, instead.

Pros: dessert, improved decor, food is still good

Cons: food used to be better!

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My first visit for a friend's bday was pretty no frills: the food was good, the atmosphere mediocre. This second visit was a completely different exp.! They sat us in the outdoor patio area that I didn't even realize was there! My atmosphere rating for this restaurant increased dramatically. In spite of the VERY slow service & more than an hr. of wait time for our entree, the food was still wonderfully redeeming. The crispy watercress salad was so delicious that I devoured the squid, something I'd normally shy from. It was better than the shrimp in the salad! The spring rolls are prob. the best I've ever had. Upon second try, the Pad Thai was even better than I remember it. My boyfriend got the Panang Curry. While it was hot enough to put hair on your chest, it was SO tasty! I kept stealing my boyfriend's coconut rice, which I suggested he get w/ his entree. Overall, this IS my fave Thai restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to dine in!

2
★★★★★

My first visit for a friend's bday was pretty no frills: the food was good, the atmosphere mediocre. This second visit was a completely different exp.! They sat us in the outdoor patio area that I didn't even realize was there! My atmosphere rating for this restaurant increased dramatically. In spite of the VERY slow service & more than an hr. of wait time for our entree, the food was still wonderfully redeeming. The crispy watercress salad was so delicious that I devoured the squid, something I'd normally shy from. It was better than the shrimp in the salad! The spring rolls are prob. the best I've ever had. Upon second try, the Pad Thai was even better than I remember it. My boyfriend got the Panang Curry. While it was hot enough to put hair on your chest, it was SO tasty! I kept stealing my boyfriend's coconut rice, which I suggested he get w/ his entree. Overall, this IS my fave Thai restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to dine in!

Pros: Affordable food. Best Thai I've ever eaten!

Cons: Slow service.

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I came from work in New Jersey to meet friends for dinner and it was well worth the trip. We had outdoor seating - which I recommend on a nice evening. The service was pleasant and attentive, without being pushy or bothersome. Our waitress seemed to be in a happy mood and was helpful and patient with us while ordering, as some of our party was new to Thai food. We ordered the chicken curry puffs, chicken satay and papaya salad - all were excellent. I had the Pad Thai, which was excellent. Our table also had the Drunken Noodle, which was done nicely. It was a pleasant atmosphere, with great food and all reasonably priced. It's the best Thai food I've had this side of Hoboken, NJ.

2
★★★★☆

I came from work in New Jersey to meet friends for dinner and it was well worth the trip. We had outdoor seating - which I recommend on a nice evening. The service was pleasant and attentive, without being pushy or bothersome. Our waitress seemed to be in a happy mood and was helpful and patient with us while ordering, as some of our party was new to Thai food. We ordered the chicken curry puffs, chicken satay and papaya salad - all were excellent. I had the Pad Thai, which was excellent. Our table also had the Drunken Noodle, which was done nicely. It was a pleasant atmosphere, with great food and all reasonably priced. It's the best Thai food I've had this side of Hoboken, NJ.

Pros: outdoor seating, efficient service, great food for a reasonable price

Cons: dessert choices were limited

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Been here a few times to get the real scoop. On weekend evenings, expect a wait before sitting down, but not too long, say 10-15 mins. Tasty food, decent portions, nothing earth-shatteringly good, very salty. Decor is nothing special. The rooms, loud and crowded. Some might say "festive"; others, too loud. Entrees are $7.50 to $14+. WATCH OUT for overcharges on your bill--they've done that to us every time we've gone. It's intentional, since it's happened a few times. (Don't know about you, but in an all cash business, it really ticks me off to be nickeled and dimed.) Worst of all was our service. We waited 40 mins. for our dishes, while our waitress served her later-arriving "regulars" first. No one apologized, our waitress never returned to our table--not for water, nothing. We paid our bill through the busboy and left unthanked, unlike the regulars who departed (before us!) amidst smiles and thank yous. Very disappointed. We'll try Jackson Heights for comparable food, better service, and cheaper prices. They shouldn't treat newcomers like this or they won't have any more regulars.

1
★★★☆☆

Been here a few times to get the real scoop. On weekend evenings, expect a wait before sitting down, but not too long, say 10-15 mins. Tasty food, decent portions, nothing earth-shatteringly good, very salty. Decor is nothing special. The rooms, loud and crowded. Some might say "festive"; others, too loud. Entrees are $7.50 to $14+. WATCH OUT for overcharges on your bill--they've done that to us every time we've gone. It's intentional, since it's happened a few times. (Don't know about you, but in an all cash business, it really ticks me off to be nickeled and dimed.) Worst of all was our service. We waited 40 mins. for our dishes, while our waitress served her later-arriving "regulars" first. No one apologized, our waitress never returned to our table--not for water, nothing. We paid our bill through the busboy and left unthanked, unlike the regulars who departed (before us!) amidst smiles and thank yous. Very disappointed. We'll try Jackson Heights for comparable food, better service, and cheaper prices. They shouldn't treat newcomers like this or they won't have any more regulars.

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This was some of the best Thai that I have had. Their curries are spectacular and their appetizers are fantastic. The Fried Pork and Crab roll was really good and the Thai salads are outstanding. The appetizers are reasonably sized, but you better bring your appetite for the entrees, because you are going to get more delicious food than you can handle.

On nice evenings ask to be seated in the garden. Being outdoors helps to suppress some of the volume of the other diners. The occasional sound of the 7 train doesn't detract from the ambience. Just get there early if you want to get a table, or get together with lots of friends as they will take reservations for five or more. We finished dinner on a Saturday night at about 9:15 PM and the place was still packed and there were over 50 people waiting on the sidewalk for a table. The kitchen closes at 9:30PM so I hope they all got a seat.

As for price, this is perhaps one of the best bargains around. Dinner for four with four appetizers, four entrees, four beers and two thai ice teas with tip came to $110. This is a cash only restaurant.

Only minor annoyance was that they forgot to bring out two of our orders, but when we reminded them, they pleasantly brought it to us. The service was friendly and helpful and there was no problem with substitutions or requesting spiciness levels.

So Manhattanites, hop on the 7 and Brooklynites travel north to get one of the best Thai experiences around.

2
★★★★★

This was some of the best Thai that I have had. Their curries are spectacular and their appetizers are fantastic. The Fried Pork and Crab roll was really good and the Thai salads are outstanding. The appetizers are reasonably sized, but you better bring your appetite for the entrees, because you are going to get more delicious food than you can handle.

On nice evenings ask to be seated in the garden. Being outdoors helps to suppress some of the volume of the other diners. The occasional sound of the 7 train doesn't detract from the ambience. Just get there early if you want to get a table, or get together with lots of friends as they will take reservations for five or more. We finished dinner on a Saturday night at about 9:15 PM and the place was still packed and there were over 50 people waiting on the sidewalk for a table. The kitchen closes at 9:30PM so I hope they all got a seat.

As for price, this is perhaps one of the best bargains around. Dinner for four with four appetizers, four entrees, four beers and two thai ice teas with tip came to $110. This is a cash only restaurant.

Only minor annoyance was that they forgot to bring out two of our orders, but when we reminded them, they pleasantly brought it to us. The service was friendly and helpful and there was no problem with substitutions or requesting spiciness levels.

So Manhattanites, hop on the 7 and Brooklynites travel north to get one of the best Thai experiences around.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Price, Service

Cons: Location, Noise Level Inside, Occasional 7 Train sounds

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I never really been a fan of Thai food unless it's the satay. My friends and I decided to try it last saturday.
I'll give it props for being one of the more authentic Thai cuisines but I don't think it's the best out there. Their prices are relatively high for a place in Woodside, Queens (You'd think you're eating in the east village). If you want better food, go to Bangkok House on 46th St./ Restaurant Row or Spice near NYU. Their meals were much better and reasonably priced.
I ordered their drunk noodles w. chicken. The portion was puny for an entree, chicken was crumbly like ground pork particles, and they burned the chilis and noodles. I had a Longan drink but the longan looked old and tasted funny. The Thai Iced Tea was warm even with ice in it. Both drinks probably came right out of the can and unrefrigerated!
My friends also had tiny portions and were not satisfied by the food. I did like their chicken satay but it wasn't the best satay and not worth the price.
They were slow with some of the orders and got my friend's order totally wrong. Only the young lady pouring us water seemed pleasant.
Definitely not impressed by the food and service but there were a lot of people there having dinner.
Try it for yourself but I would've been happier eating at Pizza Boy II, New China III, Stop Inn Diner, Subway's or even McDonald's, which are MUCH better places in the neighborhood.

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★★☆☆☆

I never really been a fan of Thai food unless it's the satay. My friends and I decided to try it last saturday.
I'll give it props for being one of the more authentic Thai cuisines but I don't think it's the best out there. Their prices are relatively high for a place in Woodside, Queens (You'd think you're eating in the east village). If you want better food, go to Bangkok House on 46th St./ Restaurant Row or Spice near NYU. Their meals were much better and reasonably priced.
I ordered their drunk noodles w. chicken. The portion was puny for an entree, chicken was crumbly like ground pork particles, and they burned the chilis and noodles. I had a Longan drink but the longan looked old and tasted funny. The Thai Iced Tea was warm even with ice in it. Both drinks probably came right out of the can and unrefrigerated!
My friends also had tiny portions and were not satisfied by the food. I did like their chicken satay but it wasn't the best satay and not worth the price.
They were slow with some of the orders and got my friend's order totally wrong. Only the young lady pouring us water seemed pleasant.
Definitely not impressed by the food and service but there were a lot of people there having dinner.
Try it for yourself but I would've been happier eating at Pizza Boy II, New China III, Stop Inn Diner, Subway's or even McDonald's, which are MUCH better places in the neighborhood.

Pros: They had a TV and lots of people during dinner to suffer the same fate

Cons: Terrible small-portioned food, bad service, Not worth the price and not worth going back

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Be forewarned you'll probably have to wait for a table but trust it is completely worth the wait. The food is authentic and fresh and their service is pretty good as well. Their menu is extensive and has everything from noodles to rice dishes to curry, fish, soups. Lots to choose from and everything was quite good. The catfish salad is a good and unusual appetizer but it's incredibly spicy (and I usually eat spicy but it was so spicy I had to stop eating it). Excellent - green curry was homeade and fresh and I could taste the different flavors of lime, curry, cilantro, chicken, etc. Some places just add lots of sugar and curry but this place balances all the flavors very well. One negative comment is that it was a bit oily (but I was able to ladle it out before eating). Their cocunut rice is PERFECT. Their drunken noodles are excellent as well. Pad See Yew is standard but you're better off getting more flavorful dishes. Cheap prices (better than the city). Decent wine list and beer selection. They've renovated and it looks between a family queens shop and semi-trendy manhattan eatery. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

2
★★★★★

Be forewarned you'll probably have to wait for a table but trust it is completely worth the wait. The food is authentic and fresh and their service is pretty good as well. Their menu is extensive and has everything from noodles to rice dishes to curry, fish, soups. Lots to choose from and everything was quite good. The catfish salad is a good and unusual appetizer but it's incredibly spicy (and I usually eat spicy but it was so spicy I had to stop eating it). Excellent - green curry was homeade and fresh and I could taste the different flavors of lime, curry, cilantro, chicken, etc. Some places just add lots of sugar and curry but this place balances all the flavors very well. One negative comment is that it was a bit oily (but I was able to ladle it out before eating). Their cocunut rice is PERFECT. Their drunken noodles are excellent as well. Pad See Yew is standard but you're better off getting more flavorful dishes. Cheap prices (better than the city). Decent wine list and beer selection. They've renovated and it looks between a family queens shop and semi-trendy manhattan eatery. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Pros: Affordable, Excellent Thai Food

Cons: Wait for table

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A great place for Thai food. Their menu has some of the most traditional trademarks of the Thai cuisine, but also includes lots of dishes that you won't find at most Thai restaurants in the city. The place is always packed with people, and can be noisy. The staff isn't the most attentive; however food is usually served promptly. Some of my favorite dishes are the papaya salad with dry shrimp and peanuts, the green mango salad, the pad see ew, the shrimp with curry sauce and mushroom (very spicy!) and the steamed tilapia with soy sauce ginger and scallion. The restaurant is a couple of blocks away from an express stop on the 7 train which makes it very easy to access. Sripraphai is definitely worth a quick trip to Queens.

2
★★★★★

A great place for Thai food. Their menu has some of the most traditional trademarks of the Thai cuisine, but also includes lots of dishes that you won't find at most Thai restaurants in the city. The place is always packed with people, and can be noisy. The staff isn't the most attentive; however food is usually served promptly. Some of my favorite dishes are the papaya salad with dry shrimp and peanuts, the green mango salad, the pad see ew, the shrimp with curry sauce and mushroom (very spicy!) and the steamed tilapia with soy sauce ginger and scallion. The restaurant is a couple of blocks away from an express stop on the 7 train which makes it very easy to access. Sripraphai is definitely worth a quick trip to Queens.

Pros: Great authentic Thai

Cons: Noisy

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We went to this place to see what all the hype was about. It turns out that the reviews are ridiculously over-rated. The food was terrible and the service was no better. Sure, the prices are great, but I guess you get what you pay for. The Pad Thai Noodles was bland and dry, the Massaman Curry Chicken was cold, the Fried Fish Cakes (appetizer) was like rubber and extremely difficult to cut into. The service was terrible and the waitresses were extremely rude. It's as if the 9.3 Citysearch rating has gone to their heads, because they were very arrogant. We have eaten at several Thai restaurants, and there is no way this place is the best in NYC. Sea Thai in Brooklyn is 10 times better. Bangkok Cuisine or Thai Austin in Forest Hills is also better than this place. We were very dissapointed with Sripraphai. Don't believe the hype.

1
★★☆☆☆

We went to this place to see what all the hype was about. It turns out that the reviews are ridiculously over-rated. The food was terrible and the service was no better. Sure, the prices are great, but I guess you get what you pay for. The Pad Thai Noodles was bland and dry, the Massaman Curry Chicken was cold, the Fried Fish Cakes (appetizer) was like rubber and extremely difficult to cut into. The service was terrible and the waitresses were extremely rude. It's as if the 9.3 Citysearch rating has gone to their heads, because they were very arrogant. We have eaten at several Thai restaurants, and there is no way this place is the best in NYC. Sea Thai in Brooklyn is 10 times better. Bangkok Cuisine or Thai Austin in Forest Hills is also better than this place. We were very dissapointed with Sripraphai. Don't believe the hype.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Food & Service

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I love the place.
Great thai food, like no other Thai restaurant I've been to in New York. And cheap. Appetizer, entree, drink, tip for $20.
It does get crowded. I was there the other night and all tables were filled. I was seated promptly though. Service is a bit slow, but not too bad. Food is great. I especially like the picture menu. There are soooo many choices on the menu, you surely can find something you like.

2
★★★★★

I love the place.
Great thai food, like no other Thai restaurant I've been to in New York. And cheap. Appetizer, entree, drink, tip for $20.
It does get crowded. I was there the other night and all tables were filled. I was seated promptly though. Service is a bit slow, but not too bad. Food is great. I especially like the picture menu. There are soooo many choices on the menu, you surely can find something you like.

Pros: food, price

Cons: not many cons!

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I've heard a lot of good things about Sripraphai but after the dinner I had there I really can't agree. The food is good - but it is by no means the best in the city. Presentation is seriously lacking and the service needs to improve ASAP. We waited a very very long time for our 3 dishes (one came at least 20min before the other two...) and we had much difficulty in communicating with our waitresses. One waitress even had the nerve to ask us if we were "waiting for more food" as my family and I sat talking and digesting the meal we had just eaten... perhaps something was lost in translation but servers need to be mindful of not making their customers feel rushed. As for the food: My father and I are vegetarian and our dishes were pretty good but perhaps the dishes that people rave about so much are not (though I can't say my mom was in love with her duck dish either)... Another thing about the place is that it is CRAZY busy - thankfully the restaurant has two rooms and it seems that one is generally quieter than the other. When you walk in, head to the room on the right if you want to be able to have a peaceful meal and one that you can hear whoever you're dining with.

2
★★★★☆

I've heard a lot of good things about Sripraphai but after the dinner I had there I really can't agree. The food is good - but it is by no means the best in the city. Presentation is seriously lacking and the service needs to improve ASAP. We waited a very very long time for our 3 dishes (one came at least 20min before the other two...) and we had much difficulty in communicating with our waitresses. One waitress even had the nerve to ask us if we were "waiting for more food" as my family and I sat talking and digesting the meal we had just eaten... perhaps something was lost in translation but servers need to be mindful of not making their customers feel rushed. As for the food: My father and I are vegetarian and our dishes were pretty good but perhaps the dishes that people rave about so much are not (though I can't say my mom was in love with her duck dish either)... Another thing about the place is that it is CRAZY busy - thankfully the restaurant has two rooms and it seems that one is generally quieter than the other. When you walk in, head to the room on the right if you want to be able to have a peaceful meal and one that you can hear whoever you're dining with.

Pros: average thai food, big restaurant (good for a large party)

Cons: really slow service, noisy, poor presentation

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I first visited Sripraphai after they opened several years ago. The dirty linoleum floors and plastic lawn chairs are gone, but it still manages to serve up some of the best and most authentic Thai food I have tried in NY (I lived in Bangkok and consider myself a fair judge of Thai authenticity). The food is preiced well enough for you to over-order and try several plates. There is also a fridge with precooked items in case you are in a rush. Highly recommend.

2
★★★★★

I first visited Sripraphai after they opened several years ago. The dirty linoleum floors and plastic lawn chairs are gone, but it still manages to serve up some of the best and most authentic Thai food I have tried in NY (I lived in Bangkok and consider myself a fair judge of Thai authenticity). The food is preiced well enough for you to over-order and try several plates. There is also a fridge with precooked items in case you are in a rush. Highly recommend.

Pros: The food is incredible. Priced really well.

Cons: I wasn't very fond of the soft shelled crabs

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i love this place! i went for the first time almost a year ago and go back again and again. this is saying a lot since i don't even live in Queens! the staff is always great, and even though they have expanded the restaurant, the quality has not decreased in the slightest. my favorites are their duck salad, pretty much any green curry, and the steamed fish. Try to go earlier in the evening to beat the long line though. I went this past Saturday around 6:45pm and only had to wait a few minutes, so the key is to beat the prime time rush that starts at 7ish.

2
★★★★★

i love this place! i went for the first time almost a year ago and go back again and again. this is saying a lot since i don't even live in Queens! the staff is always great, and even though they have expanded the restaurant, the quality has not decreased in the slightest. my favorites are their duck salad, pretty much any green curry, and the steamed fish. Try to go earlier in the evening to beat the long line though. I went this past Saturday around 6:45pm and only had to wait a few minutes, so the key is to beat the prime time rush that starts at 7ish.

Pros: Great food, thai iced coffee, quality

Cons: there can be a long line (but it's worth it)

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I had gone to Sripraphai about a year ago, before renovations and had longed to return. This time I went w/ a big group. Luckily, we were able to make a reservation - not sure if they typically accept reservations, but it's a good thing we did. When we arrived, there were hordes of people outside and inside waiting for tables on a Sunday night. Almost everything we ordered was freshly prepared and just perfect. Dishes that stood out: Crispy Watercress w/ Chicken, Shrimp, and Squid (sounds weird, but is really good), Roast Duck Salad, Crispy Pork w/ Chinese Broccoli, Pork leg w/ mustard greens, and the best were the Chinese Watercress and Chinese Broccoli - so fresh and the seasoning was perfect! A dish that I wouldn't order again: Whole fried Red Snapper - this was overdone. This would probably be great steamed. The only reason I'm not giving this a higher rating was b/c they had forgotten 3 of our dishes and had to be reminded 3 times :( We were still very pleased w/ our meal (and its low price) and will definitely go back to try the rest of the menu!

2
★★★★★

I had gone to Sripraphai about a year ago, before renovations and had longed to return. This time I went w/ a big group. Luckily, we were able to make a reservation - not sure if they typically accept reservations, but it's a good thing we did. When we arrived, there were hordes of people outside and inside waiting for tables on a Sunday night. Almost everything we ordered was freshly prepared and just perfect. Dishes that stood out: Crispy Watercress w/ Chicken, Shrimp, and Squid (sounds weird, but is really good), Roast Duck Salad, Crispy Pork w/ Chinese Broccoli, Pork leg w/ mustard greens, and the best were the Chinese Watercress and Chinese Broccoli - so fresh and the seasoning was perfect! A dish that I wouldn't order again: Whole fried Red Snapper - this was overdone. This would probably be great steamed. The only reason I'm not giving this a higher rating was b/c they had forgotten 3 of our dishes and had to be reminded 3 times :( We were still very pleased w/ our meal (and its low price) and will definitely go back to try the rest of the menu!

Pros: Authentic Thai Food - Fresh Veggies

Cons: Poor service, but good attitude

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Being a vegetarian, I've come to appreciate Thai food as a cuisine that offers more varieties than most others.The food here was amongst the best Thai food I've tasted; since this seems to be a high-volume,low profit margin joint, there is the inevitable trade-off in efficiency- not the best service, longer waits etc.I went in just before the purported closing time, had prompt service by a cheerful chap.So NO COMPLAINTS! Would highly recommend this place for folks looking to eat good Thai without shelling out too much.

2
★★★★★

Being a vegetarian, I've come to appreciate Thai food as a cuisine that offers more varieties than most others.The food here was amongst the best Thai food I've tasted; since this seems to be a high-volume,low profit margin joint, there is the inevitable trade-off in efficiency- not the best service, longer waits etc.I went in just before the purported closing time, had prompt service by a cheerful chap.So NO COMPLAINTS! Would highly recommend this place for folks looking to eat good Thai without shelling out too much.

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The one thing I miss most about living in NYC (and Queens) has to the this restaurant. The food was inexpensive, the staff was friendly, the taste was not watered down to meet the needs of people who cannot really tollerate spiece, the flavor was authentic and delicious, the service was fast and seating was almost always available. I have yet to find any Thai restaurant that even came close to the quality of food and service they had. For a restaurant that great the price is unbelievable! The location is a bit out of the way unless you live near the area, but it's definitely worth the ride on the 7 to get to.

2
★★★★★

The one thing I miss most about living in NYC (and Queens) has to the this restaurant. The food was inexpensive, the staff was friendly, the taste was not watered down to meet the needs of people who cannot really tollerate spiece, the flavor was authentic and delicious, the service was fast and seating was almost always available. I have yet to find any Thai restaurant that even came close to the quality of food and service they had. For a restaurant that great the price is unbelievable! The location is a bit out of the way unless you live near the area, but it's definitely worth the ride on the 7 to get to.

Pros: Great food, great quality, great service

Cons: Not a good spot for a romantic date

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this used to be a hole in the wall that my thai friends recommended a couple years back. i do remember the food being good though uncomfortable since the ambiance wasnt as nice. we havent been back for awhile and we were shocked with the major renovations they made. it changed 360! i can honestly say that this has to be the BEST THAI FOOD IN NYC if not THE BEST IVE EVER HAD. it is absolutely yummy!! the servers barely spoke english but this is what even makes it more special and authentic. the food was also affordable and inexpensive. its a must go for THAI!!

2
★★★★★

this used to be a hole in the wall that my thai friends recommended a couple years back. i do remember the food being good though uncomfortable since the ambiance wasnt as nice. we havent been back for awhile and we were shocked with the major renovations they made. it changed 360! i can honestly say that this has to be the BEST THAI FOOD IN NYC if not THE BEST IVE EVER HAD. it is absolutely yummy!! the servers barely spoke english but this is what even makes it more special and authentic. the food was also affordable and inexpensive. its a must go for THAI!!

Pros: AUTHENTIC INEXPENSIVE THAI FOOD

Cons: in woodside queens and CASH ONLY

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I went to Sripraphai Thai based on the recommendation of a co-worker who grew up in Thailand. He's actually American, and his parents still live there. He said that even in Thailand natives say this is the ONLY restaurant in NYC to get good home cookin' Thai food. With a recommendation, who could say "No"? The menu is the size of a potboiling romance novel. Complete with pictures and descriptions in English. When my friend and I went there they had just gotten a license to serve wine and beer. We split a bottle of Thai wine. It went down easy, but packed a wallop. We both ordered appetizers and entrees to suit our respective tastes. I like it spicy hot, and that's what I got. For some of the reviewers here, if you want it hotter, or less hot, just say so. The waitress couldn't have been more accomodating. Also, perhaps because it was daytime, the clientle appeared to be all Asian. We ate like Ugly Americans, took leftovers home, and the whole shebang, including wine, was around $70 bucks before tip. We were never hurried. It was a delicious experience. I've since returned, and never had a meal I didn't like. All I can say is if you show up with a huge party one hour before closing you're pretty inconsiderate. If you show up expecting great Thai food, are willing to read the bookish menu, ask questions, you'll have a great dining experience.

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★★★★★

I went to Sripraphai Thai based on the recommendation of a co-worker who grew up in Thailand. He's actually American, and his parents still live there. He said that even in Thailand natives say this is the ONLY restaurant in NYC to get good home cookin' Thai food. With a recommendation, who could say "No"? The menu is the size of a potboiling romance novel. Complete with pictures and descriptions in English. When my friend and I went there they had just gotten a license to serve wine and beer. We split a bottle of Thai wine. It went down easy, but packed a wallop. We both ordered appetizers and entrees to suit our respective tastes. I like it spicy hot, and that's what I got. For some of the reviewers here, if you want it hotter, or less hot, just say so. The waitress couldn't have been more accomodating. Also, perhaps because it was daytime, the clientle appeared to be all Asian. We ate like Ugly Americans, took leftovers home, and the whole shebang, including wine, was around $70 bucks before tip. We were never hurried. It was a delicious experience. I've since returned, and never had a meal I didn't like. All I can say is if you show up with a huge party one hour before closing you're pretty inconsiderate. If you show up expecting great Thai food, are willing to read the bookish menu, ask questions, you'll have a great dining experience.

Pros: Food, food, food

Cons: No parking, tough to find if you're not from Queens

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I was there this weekend with my family. There were 10 of us. I respect their on time policy, and everyone got there by 9pm as per our reservation. First of all we were stuffed into a booth, good enough for only about 7 or 8 people. The service was horrible - it took about 15mins before ANYONE even came over to our table for drink orders, to which we took the opportunity to order dinner as well. The wait service was very rude.
There were three duck dishes, all of them mostly skin. My sister ordered a noodle dish, that tasted spoiled. There were several other things we ordered, like simple rice, that they didn't have, which we didn't find out about until dinner was all served and we asked for it. By the way there was at least 5-mins in between where every order was brought out. To top it off the dishes that they had no more of, were on the bill - the audacity of these people. There were bottles of Mondavi on the counter, but when we tried to order a glass, they said there was no more. Pad Thai noodles, which seem like the simplest order was far from good. Anyway, least to say I DO NOT RECOMMEND...

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★★☆☆☆

I was there this weekend with my family. There were 10 of us. I respect their on time policy, and everyone got there by 9pm as per our reservation. First of all we were stuffed into a booth, good enough for only about 7 or 8 people. The service was horrible - it took about 15mins before ANYONE even came over to our table for drink orders, to which we took the opportunity to order dinner as well. The wait service was very rude.
There were three duck dishes, all of them mostly skin. My sister ordered a noodle dish, that tasted spoiled. There were several other things we ordered, like simple rice, that they didn't have, which we didn't find out about until dinner was all served and we asked for it. By the way there was at least 5-mins in between where every order was brought out. To top it off the dishes that they had no more of, were on the bill - the audacity of these people. There were bottles of Mondavi on the counter, but when we tried to order a glass, they said there was no more. Pad Thai noodles, which seem like the simplest order was far from good. Anyway, least to say I DO NOT RECOMMEND...

Cons: Terrible service...

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This is place is just for food- not for ambience, a beautiful dining experience or relaxation. The waiters will keep you constantly alert - orders get messed up, no attention is paid to the table at all, some dishes take unusually long and come when everyone else is already having desert. I'm not sure the food makes up for that but it certainly distracts you while an order or two are being redone. Everything is very good, some things simply delicious. The thai iced coffee with condensed milk is the best I've tried. Coconut chicken soup is done perfectly- the right amount of sourness, rich sweetness and spice make it a meal in itself. Seafood is fresh, drinks are wonderful. I would definitely recommend trying this place out at least once and deciding for yourself if bad service vs. great food is a fair deal.

2
★★★★☆

This is place is just for food- not for ambience, a beautiful dining experience or relaxation. The waiters will keep you constantly alert - orders get messed up, no attention is paid to the table at all, some dishes take unusually long and come when everyone else is already having desert. I'm not sure the food makes up for that but it certainly distracts you while an order or two are being redone. Everything is very good, some things simply delicious. The thai iced coffee with condensed milk is the best I've tried. Coconut chicken soup is done perfectly- the right amount of sourness, rich sweetness and spice make it a meal in itself. Seafood is fresh, drinks are wonderful. I would definitely recommend trying this place out at least once and deciding for yourself if bad service vs. great food is a fair deal.

Pros: great thai, inexpensive

Cons: bad service, no ambience, crowded

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We saw our waitress twice the whole night. She didn't speak english, didn't apologize for our extended wait to eat, and pretended not to see us when we signaled her from across the room. Our water glasses were actually refilled until some of our meal finally showed up at which point we never were offered another drop (or anything else for that matter). The first food to arrive took over an hour to make it from the kitchen to our table. And this was with a half empty restaurant. Even the curry and rice took an hour to arrive from the kitchen, go figure.

But maybe they brought the whole meal at once and that's why it took so long? Not at all... half our meal didn't arrive for another 30 minutes after the curry (that's an hour an a half total).

All the Thai families around us, even those seated well after us, received their food long before us. As every review has stated already, the food here is top notch. However, the service is atrocious and after last night's debacle I'll be sticking to take out.

1
★★★☆☆

We saw our waitress twice the whole night. She didn't speak english, didn't apologize for our extended wait to eat, and pretended not to see us when we signaled her from across the room. Our water glasses were actually refilled until some of our meal finally showed up at which point we never were offered another drop (or anything else for that matter). The first food to arrive took over an hour to make it from the kitchen to our table. And this was with a half empty restaurant. Even the curry and rice took an hour to arrive from the kitchen, go figure.

But maybe they brought the whole meal at once and that's why it took so long? Not at all... half our meal didn't arrive for another 30 minutes after the curry (that's an hour an a half total).

All the Thai families around us, even those seated well after us, received their food long before us. As every review has stated already, the food here is top notch. However, the service is atrocious and after last night's debacle I'll be sticking to take out.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Abysmal service, Replaced byob

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This is hands down the best Thai food I have had in NY and well worth the trip to Woodside. We ordered a variety of dishes for a group and everything was delicious and the perfect degree of spicy (i would recommend that those who like spice but have never experience 'Thai spicy' start with 'medium spicy'). The mango salad with squid, chicken and shrimp was refreshing and absolutely delicious. Great drunken noodles and curry dishes, delicious hot soups and absolutely attentive and friendly service. And, best of all, is very inexpensive. For summer days, there is a great outdoor garden area.

Definitely take the trip to Woodside if you really want authentic and inexpensive Thai food.

2
★★★★★

This is hands down the best Thai food I have had in NY and well worth the trip to Woodside. We ordered a variety of dishes for a group and everything was delicious and the perfect degree of spicy (i would recommend that those who like spice but have never experience 'Thai spicy' start with 'medium spicy'). The mango salad with squid, chicken and shrimp was refreshing and absolutely delicious. Great drunken noodles and curry dishes, delicious hot soups and absolutely attentive and friendly service. And, best of all, is very inexpensive. For summer days, there is a great outdoor garden area.

Definitely take the trip to Woodside if you really want authentic and inexpensive Thai food.

Pros: Authentic and delicious food, inexpensive, great service

Cons: Far away

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Sripraphai is probably the most popular Thai restaurant in Queens. You know you've made it big when foodies trek in from Manhattan just for your delights. I've also seen tour groups eating there. I've been going to Sripraphai even before the current Woodside location. It just to occupy only 1 store front, but they have since expanded to 3 and updated the store with a modern look. They offer the best selection of Thai desserts, either to eat at your table or take away. Some dishes that I like are: all things yum like yum woon sen (vermicilli noodle salad), tod mun goong (shrimp cakes), grapow gai/moo (chicken/pork stir fried with basil), soup naw mai (bamboo shoots salad located by the desserts shelves). The restaurant is BYOB. If you like it Thai spicy, be aggressive about telling them to make it REALLY spicy

PROS: good thai eats, extensive selection of thai desserts
CONS: service not too personalized since they're so busy and big (now)

5
★★★★★

Sripraphai is probably the most popular Thai restaurant in Queens. You know you've made it big when foodies trek in from Manhattan just for your delights. I've also seen tour groups eating there. I've been going to Sripraphai even before the current Woodside location. It just to occupy only 1 store front, but they have since expanded to 3 and updated the store with a modern look. They offer the best selection of Thai desserts, either to eat at your table or take away. Some dishes that I like are: all things yum like yum woon sen (vermicilli noodle salad), tod mun goong (shrimp cakes), grapow gai/moo (chicken/pork stir fried with basil), soup naw mai (bamboo shoots salad located by the desserts shelves). The restaurant is BYOB. If you like it Thai spicy, be aggressive about telling them to make it REALLY spicy

PROS: good thai eats, extensive selection of thai desserts
CONS: service not too personalized since they're so busy and big (now)

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I would think so, anyway. And you can order enough to take home plenty, without breaking the bank! Their seafood is fresh-- have their fried soft-shell crab, or their whole fish with red chiles and basil. I'm fond of the green curry with duck, but all curries are quite good. You can also ask to modify the spice level of your food-- and if you ask for it to be really spicy, well, be prepared!

On warm nights, eat in the now fixed-up space in the back.

No longer BYOB-- the place has had its liquor license for several months now. They offer an average-at-best selection of wine (with an expected focus on whites) and a few different beers.

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★★★★★

I would think so, anyway. And you can order enough to take home plenty, without breaking the bank! Their seafood is fresh-- have their fried soft-shell crab, or their whole fish with red chiles and basil. I'm fond of the green curry with duck, but all curries are quite good. You can also ask to modify the spice level of your food-- and if you ask for it to be really spicy, well, be prepared!

On warm nights, eat in the now fixed-up space in the back.

No longer BYOB-- the place has had its liquor license for several months now. They offer an average-at-best selection of wine (with an expected focus on whites) and a few different beers.

Pros: Inexpensive, Authentic, Spicy food

Cons: Neighborhood, Cash only

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Among the 5 waitresses running around, no one took our dinner order for a while until we flagged one down. The jungle curry we were served smelled unusually funky, and we suspected that there was something wrong with it. However, after explaining this to our server, she simply said, "We have a no refund policy. It's not our fault, right?" Incidentally, the dinner did not sit well in my stomach afterwards. Their philosophy must be "the customer is never right".

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★★★☆☆

Among the 5 waitresses running around, no one took our dinner order for a while until we flagged one down. The jungle curry we were served smelled unusually funky, and we suspected that there was something wrong with it. However, after explaining this to our server, she simply said, "We have a no refund policy. It's not our fault, right?" Incidentally, the dinner did not sit well in my stomach afterwards. Their philosophy must be "the customer is never right".

Pros: cost

Cons: service, service, service

 

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