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foodieman Dec 29, 2007 07:12 PM

Native NY'er, been to many, including pongsri, sawoy, sala thai, wondee lost its edge in expansion, viang ping good, but only Thai Austin in Forest Hills blows me away. Problem is, I live in Manhattan. Does anyone have a winner up their sleeve???

  1. bobjbkln Dec 30, 2007 02:11 PM

    Foodieman, the subway goes from Manhattan to Queens. Sriprahpai, close in on the #7 line, is one of the best Thai restaurants in eastern North America. Do a search on the Outer Boroughs Board. You will not be disappointed.

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    1. re: bobjbkln
      jenniebnyc Dec 30, 2007 04:22 PM

      Agreed. Hop on the 7 and hit up Sriprahpai.

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      moymoy Jan 2, 2008 11:16 AM

      I like Thai Austin too (because I live in FH) but it's far from destination dining. Wondee used to be good but I haven't been in 3 years.

      Sriphaphai, as the others have suggested is arguably the leader of all thai restos in NYC. It's my fave resto. You have to try it and form your own opinion. They are closed Wed.

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      1. re: moymoy
        JSHAFT78 Jan 2, 2008 11:48 AM

        Sriphaphai is the best Thai I've had outside Thailand. About as good as you're gonna get without a ticket to Bangkok

        1. re: moymoy
          bobjbkln Jan 2, 2008 11:49 AM

          I just had a thought, if you absolutely insist on staying in Manhattan. There is now a Zaab Thai on East 13th St. I've never eaten there but the one in Queens is quite good.

          1. re: bobjbkln
            hamstrman Jan 2, 2008 07:10 PM

            What's the address of the Zaab Thai on 13th? I googled Zaab Thai and got nothing.

            Update: I guess it's Zabb Thai, but it still doesn't mention the new location. Is it the same management?

            1. re: hamstrman
              steeltowngrl Jan 2, 2008 07:58 PM

              It called Zabb City on 13th b/t 2nd/3rd. The menu is on meunupages.com. Pretty good, not Sriphaphai.

        2. jnk Jan 3, 2008 05:47 AM

          My favorite Thai restaurant in Manhattan is Topaz Thai on w.56 street. It's right behind Carnegie Hall. It's a bit on the small side, and if you go @ a popular time, you might have an issue with the wait, but it is delicious.


          1. biondanonima Jan 31, 2008 01:12 PM

            I sixth (or seventh) the recommendation for Sriphaphai. It's amazing. I am headed to Vegas this week and will be trying Lotus of Siam, which is supposedly just as good or better, and I will be sure to report back!

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