Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri, 11:30am-10pm; Sat, noon-10pm; Sun, noon-9pm; Wed, closed
7 at Woodside-61st St.
For years, Sripraphai has been the defiantly delicious rebuttal to complaints that you can't get good Thai food in New York. A recent, relatively glitzy expansion gave some pauseŚwould a dressed-up Srip become a watered-down victim of its own success? Not at all: Crispy dried catfish, fiery beef panang, and minced pork with chilies, peanuts, and lemon juice are as good as ever. The pad might be fancier, but not the pad Thai.Recommended Dishes
Crispy Thai catfish salad, $10; sauteed pork with chili and basil, $9