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NYCFORKER Oct 10, 2011 07:55 AM

Hi there, we are looking for some recommendations for places in Queens and Brooklyn to bring the kids for a Sunday dinner when we are on our way back to the city. Kids love all types of foods( Korean, Thai, Vietnamase, Chinese, Italian, middle eastern, Greek etc......)so any recommendations appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

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    ForestHillsFresser Oct 10, 2011 08:18 AM

    You can't go wrong at the New World Mall food court in Flushing. There are 25-30 mostly Chinese hawker stalls with selections that will suit anyone's tastes. After dinner, treat the kids to a Snopo, one of the stalls there that serves great desserts.

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    New World Mall
    40-21 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

    1. johnk Oct 10, 2011 04:05 PM

      Sripraphai in Woodside.
      Regards,
      JK

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

      1. missmasala Oct 11, 2011 09:24 AM

        Hi, just saw this and it's probably too late for you, but I eat out in ethnic places with my kids a lot, and here are some recs:
        Queens:
        thai:
        sripraphai, ayada, and thailand centerpoint are all good. Sri used to be super nice to the kids, but they're so busy these days they aren't quite as friendly. The other two tend to be super friendly. If your kids like spicy food, though, be sure to insist on that when you order. Otherwise, they tend to tame the spicing down if they see kids at the table.
        Uncle Zhou in elmhurst: this place is really nice to kids and v cheap, so it's easy to let your kids try something that they may or may not like.
        Little Pepper: I find this sichuan place to be friendlier than spicy and tasty, the other one we go to in queens. Especially friendly if the owner is there.
        ganesh temple canteen: lots of families here, particularly on weekends. Decent to very good south indian veg food
        korean food: I do bring my kids to korean places (unless they seem to be primarily drinking establishments) i don't find them to be extra kid friendly, but there have never been any problems. Took my kids recently to sol hyang lee, a chinese-korean place in flushing and they enjoyed it--can be fun for older kids because you barbecue your own meat skewers over charcoal at the table.

        Brooklyn:
        Any of the mexican or chinese or vietnamese places in sunset park are totally find with kids. No place stands out as being particularly friendly (except Ba Xuyen, the vietnamese sandwich shop), but they are all fine and you won't get any raised eyebrows.
        Italian: Most of the old-school italian-american places are kid-friendly, i think, particularly for a sunday dinner. Frankie's in Carroll Gardens get a lot of kids on sundays and the food is good.

        Not so friendly: Russian and Uzbeki places. I have brought my kids to these restaurants, but it hasn't always been welcoming. Of course, sometimes these places aren't welcoming even w/o kids, so can't say that the kids are the problem.

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        Ba Xuyen
        4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

        Ganesh Temple Canteen
        45-57 Bowne St, Queens, NY 11355

        Frankies 457 Spuntino
        457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        Spicy & Tasty
        39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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

        Thailand's Center Point
        63-19 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

        Ayada
        77-08 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11373

        Sol Hyang Gee
        136-73 41st Ave, Queens, NY 11355

        Little Pepper
        18-24 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11356

        Uncle Zhou
        83-29 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373

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