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Jan 20, 2007 03:40 PM

First time to Jackson Heights - lunch tomorrow

So, seeking less expensive real estate, we are venturing out to Jackson Heights tomorrow afternoon. While we've been to plenty of great places to eat in Queens, we've never actually made it out to JH. Anything really good to try? Any kind of food is fine. Thanks!

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  1. Deshi Biryani, 75-18 37th Ave, Thai Son (Vietnamese), 40-10 74 St across from 74th St subway station, Sabay Thai & Seafood, 75-19 Broadway, Pio Pio , 84-13 Northern Blvd, Uncle Peter's Continental, Northern Blvd & 83rd St (they have a sunset special for $21.95 which includes wine & dessert) before 6:30PM, Arunee Thai, 37-68 79th St, NOVO on 37th Ave & 78th St which has a cocktail hour from 4-6PM with special prices. Good food and nice atmosphere. Put this one at the top of your list.

    1. Have you been to Sripraphai? Just down the street...

      1. While Sripraphai is nearby, I don't know that I'd call it "just down the street." I guess it depends where in JH you're going to be.

        I haven't been yet, but the Burmese Cafe is getting raves on this board.

        1. Deshi Biryani would not be at the top of my list. They have had some pretty awful health department inspection scores (which you can view online) in the past.

          Sripraphai is technically in Woodside, but it's really not all that far, just a 10-minute walk west from the Jackson Heights subway/bus terminal. On the other hand, Arunee Thai is right in Jackson Heights proper, just off Roosevelt on 79th St. The few times I've been there, Sripraphai has tended to be much more crowded and the service more harried, whereas there may be only a few other diners with you at Arunee. The food at both is good though.

          You might also consider places in Elmhurst, which is not that much further east (10 minutes walking from the subway/bus terminal).

          1. If you want to stay in Jackson heights proper and youre in the mood for thai, Arunee is a great choice. If you are in the mood for Indian then you may want to do a search for that here, there are many many good ones and I do not have a strong opinion since this would not be my favorite cuisine. If you are in the mood for chicken, then head over to pio pio where there is ambiance and pretty good food. If you like street food then you are in luck. You can have tacos fom a cart on the street or taqueria coatzingo. You can also have arepas or fresh fruit . Good luck and have a great time apartment hunting. The apartments are an even much better find than the food.