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New Thai Take Out - Jackson Heights

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Mike V Sep 14, 2010 11:14 AM

It just opened at 37th Ave & 72nd St. Thai Soup $1.50, Samosa 3 for $1 and 3 choices over rice both white & fried for $4.50. No sales tax. Just two small tables for seating. Very small, very clean. The choices are chicken dishes and vegetables dishes. No seafood or beef. I just took home the 3 choices over rice which will be tonight's dinner and Thai Soup. I did a little sampling and it's good. The 3 choices over rice is not very large but for the price good value. They also have spring rolls.

  1. Jeffsayyes Oct 20, 2010 07:11 PM

    I really like this place. I suggest everyone try it. It's homestyle, like what you would get at the thai temple. not comparable to any thai restaurant. there is nothing like this yet. It's just casual, steam table thai food. The lady is cooking stuff hotter lately. In the beginning, things weren't that hot, but I think she is just cooking and not thinking about the public lately. i like that.

    seriously, try it. then try it again.

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      bigjeff Oct 21, 2010 06:30 PM

      hopefully its open late; I might hit it tonight.

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        squid kun Nov 1, 2010 09:06 AM

        Had a nice meal here the other night: spicy pickled bamboo with chicken; hard-boiled egg in sweet/slightly hot sauce with chiles; stewed fish (kind of dried out) with vegetables. The bamboo and chicken had a decent kick, but she could've cranked it up a notch. Still, as you say, it's satisfying home-style chow. If I lived closer I'd definitely hit this place for takeout.

        The cafe's associated with the adjoining grocery. When I bought a bag of masoor dal later, the lady behind the steam table counter took care of the purchase on the market side.

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        Ambala Supermarket
        71-10 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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          cnut Nov 12, 2011 02:13 PM

          She unfortunately closed a month or so back.

          RIP.

      2. squid kun Sep 15, 2010 12:26 AM

        Appreciate the tip. Is the name of the place New Thai?

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          Mike V Sep 15, 2010 04:16 AM

          The Thai Takeout is on 37th Ave & 72nd St. Don't confuse this with the restaurants on Roosevelt & 72nd St. This is a very small take out that just opened. I don't even believe it has a name.. The food is good but certainly not on the level of Sri in Woodside or Zabb. This is a place for those getting off at the 74th St station who want to bring home food for dinner that's inexpensive.

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          Zabb Elee
          71-28 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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          cnut Sep 14, 2010 02:23 PM

          Signs had been up for a while, and I was beginning to think they'd never open. Curious to hear how you rate the food.

          Have you gotten anything from the karaoke place next to Zabb? They've put a new sign up billing themselves as The Playground, and look to have placed an English language menu by the door. The one time I was in there I don't recall being offered a menu or seeing anyone eating, but I was horribly bombed after having drank a few 40s in Chong Hap's parking lot. It was a desparate stop to try to use the toilet. I sort of failed to make it to the bogs in time and wound up soiling my trousers. Humiliating, but not humiliating enough to keep me from going back to sample the food.

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          Zabb Elee
          71-28 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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            Jeffsayyes Sep 14, 2010 03:32 PM

            Playground is open after 5pm and goes til all hours of the night. The owner was the original owner of zabb and owns the karaoke bar downstairs. It gets pretty bumping late at night. There's a menu on the outside if you want to check. Short but standard thai menu for elmhurst. I'm sure it would knock the socks off anything in manhattan, but for elmhurst? we'll see.

            I think the place the OP mentioned mentiosn like 4 south/east asian cultures on it's sign. I'm glad it's finally open.

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