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Phayathai in Ronkonkoma

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Has anybody been here? An acquaintance of mine swears by this place. He says they really turn up the heat, and cook authentically. I took him to Sripraphai in Williston Park and he had just the drunken noodles. He likes them better at this place. He mentioned to the owner of Phayathai that he tried Sripraphai and asked him what he thought of it, and the owner said he has them beat. I find it hard to believe, and I have not had a chance to go out east and try it, but curious if anyone else has had it.

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  1. I've never been to Phayathai, but I don't think I would take the owner's word as a reliable estimate of its worth compared to Sripraphai (as an aside, a place I like a lot).

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    1. re: Scott_R

      I agree about not taking the owners word on whether its good or not, or authentic or not. As I had said the only dish he had as Srip is the drunken noodles, and I am not sure what he eats at Phaytathai besides the drunken noodles. I like the drunken noodles at Srip, but they aren't my favorite version I've had of them. I've tried showing him some of the odder things on the menu at Srip, but he didn't have them on the quick lunch trip we went on. Can somebody post a copy of Phayathai menu?

      1. re: jpf1980

        I used to work in Ronkonkoma and went to this place frequently.

        Always enjoyed my meal, drunken noodles with Chicken was my meal of choice.

        Just the right amount of spice...

        Thai Tea very good too.

        My girl enjoyed their salmon dish.

        This is not an expensive place either...

        hope it helps......

        1. re: jpf1980

          Here's a link to the menu: http://www.phayathai-li.com/

          1. re: dixdiner

            hey, thanks for that link, i've never been able to find their menu. Obviously based on a menu you can't tell if the food is good or not, but it's definitely more like your standard Thai restaurant, and doesn't get into the things you see on Sripraphai's menu that you don't see on any other Thai restaurants menu here in LI.

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            SriPraPhai
            280 Hillside Ave, Williston Park, NY 11596