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Spicy Shallot

77-01 Woodside Ave., Queens, NY 11373 40.74351 -73.887939
at 77th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-672-5266 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi, Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

spicyshallot.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-2am; Fri-Sat, 11am-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Prices

$8-$20

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Queens Blvd. to 35th Ave., Whitney Ave. to 65th St.

Profile

Jackson Heights does not lack for good Thai food. The cultish SriPraPhai, the zesty Zabb, and the popular Arunee are all within one #7 subway stop of Shallot. This pretty storefront competes by virtue of its seriously cheap tabs and its tranquil ambience: Pillow-laden banquettes and seashell-disk chandeliers that tinkle musically. Nevertheless, Shallot’s familiar Thai recipes come across as tame. While ingredients are impeccably fresh and presentations attractive, a one-size-fits-all approach seems to hold sway in the kitchen. Save for a lime-brightened spicy-basil seafood soup, which arrives as billed, dishes emerge timidly seasoned even if you beg for “super hot, very spicy Bangkok–style.” Diners who like their Thai chow as mild as Cantonese fare will be happy with Shallot’s output. But those who prefer their papaya salad to pucker and their tofu curry to tingle will have to doctor their dishes with a condiment rack of powdered chili and pickled jalapeños.

Recommended Dishes

Spicy basil seafood soup, $7-$13; crispy duck salad, $9; stir-fried rice noodle, $8; shrimp red curry, $11; Thai iced tea, $2.50

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