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Rice Avenue

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72-19 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11372 40.74668 -73.893351
nr. 72nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-803-9001 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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    9 out of 10


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Daily, 11:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

E, F, M, R at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave.; 7 at 74th St.-Broadway



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only



Delivery Area

58th St. to 82nd St., Queens Blvd. to Northern Blvd.


This venue is closed.

A funny thing happened when we visited this anomalously slick Thai joint in Jackson Heights, a distant (but recognizably related) cousin of Manhattan’s Spice chainlet. When the solicitous waiter asked how we wanted our food, we said "spicy," with the usual resigned skepticism, and we got spicy: tear-duct-activatingly, nose-clearingly, cheek-flushingly spicy. But tingly lips didn’t stop us from plowing through pungent pork larb, fiery green-curry fried rice, and deliciously crisp, fatty duck in basil sauce. Hurts so good, indeed.


Owner Juttana Rimreartwate wanted to create a restaurant that looks like Manhattan—where he's also a partner in the Spice chainlet—but tastes like Queens.

Lunch Special
Daily, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; $6.95

Recommended Dishes

Pork larb, $6.50; green-curry fried rice, $8; duck in basil sauce, $15