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Ethnic(indian, thai, malaysian) : sat night, leisurely,group of 4

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Hi,

We are looking for an alternative to Penang(Original, Broadway, Queens) because we've been there too much.

Sripraphai would be harried, rushed and a long wait.

Any favorites?

S

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SriPraPhai
64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

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  1. Ayada! plenty of reviews/threads, usually a nice leisurely experience every time.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/580023

    can't think of worthwhile malaysian places in queens (big overstatement of course

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    Ayada
    77-08 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11373

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    1. re: bigjeff

      good!! Top of list right now.. Steamed fish sounds good..

      1. re: suetibu

        Haven't tried Ayada but Nusara was really good. Cannot say if it is always leisurely but it was when was there.
        Southern Spice for Indian, I have only been to the buffet but I based on that I believe the remainder of the praise. Not nice digs but I am sure you will not be rushed.

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        Nusara Thai Kitchen
        82-80 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373

        Ayada
        77-08 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11373

        Southern Spice
        1635 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

        1. re: suetibu

          we've had some really big meals there and . . . the steamed fish was aight. for a group of 4:

          + salt crab with mango salad
          + papaya salad (or yum woon sen)
          + dark beef tendon soup!!
          + sour curry
          + maybe catfish curry with thai eggplant
          + maybe a pork larb?

          haven't had much of their regular curries, haven't had much of their noodles; I tend to stick to their salads, that tendon, and whatever else seems interesting. their apps aren't too different from other places, satays and such.

          meals are always nice there, they may even have the heated bench seat against the wall up and running by now; service is good and because the place is still slightly under the radar, it is never rushed, never jam-packed.

          1. re: bigjeff

            Ayada it is!! Thank you!!

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            Ayada
            77-08 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11373

      2. Has anyone been to Banana Leaf in Flushing lately. We went a couple of years ago and had a good experience. I could eat roti canai every day! There is also another Malaysian place on Prince Street that's been closed and reopened a couple of times ( across the street from the parking lot ) but I can't remember the name.!!

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        Banana Leaf
        13360 41st Ave, Queens, NY 11355

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        1. re: johnk

          Sentosa

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          Sentosa
          39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

          1. re: csabi26

            Not Sentosa. I should have said the municipal parking lot about one block north of Sentosa on the other side of Prince Street.
            At one time ( 10-15 years ago?) I believe it might have been a Penang location.
            A couple of places north of where the octopus man used to set up his hibachi.
            JK

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            Sentosa
            39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

          2. re: johnk

            Unfortunately, Banana Leaf closed some time ago.