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alternative to Sripraphai?

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Treece Sep 15, 2007 12:59 PM

we were hoping to go this weekend but i just read on the boards that it's closed for vacation this week. super disappointed. do we have any delicious thai alternatives in queens??

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  1. Joe MacBu RE: Treece Sep 15, 2007 10:47 PM

    Chao Thai
    85-03 Whitney Ave (near Broadway), Elmhurst
    G,R,V to Elmhurst Av

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      Rocky2 RE: Treece Sep 15, 2007 11:07 PM

      Arunee Thai on 79th St just off the the NW corner of Roosevelt Ave

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        NYEpicuriosity RE: Rocky2 Sep 16, 2007 07:45 AM

        Gotta give a big second to Arunee (though granted since I've been going to Sri I haven't been back). It's really spicy while still maintaining some sense of flavor, very well balanced, easy on the wallet, and it's the real deal.

      2. hatless RE: Treece Sep 16, 2007 08:35 AM

        Zabb Queens (especially for the 40 or so "salads", not for noodles), Roosevelt around 71st or so, and another thumbs-up for Chao Thai in Elmhurst.

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          pynchoff RE: Treece Sep 16, 2007 09:13 AM

          Chao Thai is great and I also like Shallot on Woodside and 78th. Have to disagree about Arunee. The few times I've been there, it was nothing special.

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            bigjeff RE: pynchoff Sep 17, 2007 09:17 AM

            second on your chao thai thumbs up, and second on your arunee thumbs down too. Another alternative is My Thai in Elmhurst but that place is a bit overdone w/ the bamboo all over the place. given that chao thai is right nearby (and not always open), I'd rec that as a plan C. In fact, I'd make Chao Thai your plan A, Sri your plan B, and My Thai your plan C.

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            Treece RE: Treece Sep 17, 2007 04:35 PM

            Thanks for the good recommendations. We ended up walking over the Brooklyn Bridge into Chinatown. But we'll try some of these places in the near future.

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