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Aug 24, 2007 09:58 AM

Best Thai food on Long Island?

I am looking to take my girlfriend to the definitive "best thai restaurant" on the Island. Any suggestions? She loves spicy spicy spicy food, I personally have a much milder palate but will sacrifice my tastebuds for a truly authentic Thai dish. Thanks!

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  1. There is no best. All restaurants are bland and humdrum.You should travel the additional miles and go to Queens. Sorry

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    1. re: budcar

      Technically, Queens is part of Long Island, so...

      64-13 39th Ave.
      Woodside, NY

    2. I've had a good meal at Siam Lotus in Bayshore. For take out, Lemon leaf in Carle Place and Hicksville is not too bad. Jiaya is Hicksville has its moments, too.

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      1. re: GCGuy

        I heard good things about both Sripraphai and Siam Lotus...i think i might go the extra distance and venture to queens!

        1. re: foodieforthought

          The extra mile is so worth it. Another Queens favorite :
          Chao Thai
          85-03 Whitney Ave.
          Elmhurst, NY

          Once you give them a try, there's no looking back.

        2. re: GCGuy

          Lemon Leaf?????
          Worst Thai I've ever had. Doesn't deserve to be called Thai. It's Chinese food with some Thai flavoring. And not good Chinese food, but sweetened, Americanized Chinese, the worst of suburban blandness.

        3. Is Thai Gourmet in Port Jeff Station still good? I used to love the food there.

          Thai Gourmet Food of Thailand
          4747 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

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          1. re: L_W

            it's passable at best. fine for a local thai place, but definitely not worth going out of your way for.

          2. One of my friends had recommended Thai Station in Merrick. Is this any good? Any experiences?

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            1. re: foodieforthought

              Thai Station is part of the Lemon Leaf in". It's very tiny and always busy but that has no bearing on the authenticity of their food. The place is close by so we take in every so often. Scott R hit the nail on the head. The papaya salad was cloyingly sweet. This place like so many others on LI make a mockery of Thai food.I have never tried the place in Kings Park. It may or maynot be good. I'll stick with the sure thing and head into Queens.