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64-13 39th Ave., Queens, NY, 11377
nr. 64th St.
Sooo Good, Everyone needs to try this amazing place
By jimsreviews on 12/14/2006
Best Thai food ever, great prices, and after their renovation this place looks amazing..look forward to their garden in the spring, fresh flowers, and the staff are very polite...always a good experience to go there...everything on the menu is worth trying, the flavors of the food are very intense and they always leave you wanting to come back for more on the next day..
Food isn't everything
By GoodFoodie on 5/5/2007
Been here a few times to get the real scoop. On weekend evenings, expect a wait before sitting down, but not too long, say 10-15 mins. Tasty food, decent portions. Decor is nothing special. The rooms, loud and crowded. Some might say "festive"; others, too loud. Entrees are $7.50 to $14+. WATCH OUT for overcharges on your bill--they've done that to us every time we've gone. It's intentional, since it's happened a few times. (Don't know about you, but in an all cash business, it really pisses me off to be nickeled and dimed.) Worst of all was our service. We waited 40 mins. for our dishes, while our waitress served her later-arriving "regulars" first. No one apologized, our waitress never returned to our table--not for water, nothing. We paid our bill through the busboy and left unthanked, unlike the regulars who departed amidst smiles and thank yous. Very disappointed. We'll try Jackson Heights for comparable food, better service, and cheaper prices. They shouldn't treat newcomers like this or they won't have any more regulars.
My top thai recommendation anywhere outside Thailand.
By Fastdrum on 6/26/2007
Look. I've been to Thailand, ate for a whole week the real Thai food â€“ not the sterile restaurants in Bangkok â€“ but in the countryside, where noone speaks english and you buy your breakfast and lunch for 50Â¢ in little plastic bags, and it's the best food you'll find in all of Thailand. Only one restaurant I've been outside Thailand is comparable to that, and it's Sripraphai in Queens. The far train ride from my home in Clinton Hill (G+7) gets more than compensated by with the delicious Lapkai and curries, fishes and everything else. It'll make your day.
By dropo59 on 4/28/2008
On my first visit, I was rushed by my waitress because they were "busy," told that several items were not available, and then had to wait 40 minutes for a dish that the waitress had insisted that I order, and that turned out to be an utterly generic chicken-cashew stirfry. I agree with some other reviewers that the experience here is probably much different if you are a regular than if you are a newcomer. Which is great if you're a regular, but really good restaurants try to impress everyone. I actually got the impression that the better food, as well as the better service, was being saved for more special customers.
Average food, below average service
By harpo on 4/28/2008
Based on some of the reviews, I was expecting excellent food. My dish was a very average Panang. The sauce was quite oily and it was very mild, despite my request for spicy. I have had much better in most other Thai restaurants that I have been to. One of my companions had a very good beef dish. The other was served a crispy chicken dish that could not have held it's own against your neighborhood chinese takeout. Service was very poor - we were rushed to give our order and then ignored for more than 30 minutes. Overall, not worth a second trip.
By BillC on 6/6/2008
I've been a couple times, with larger groups and on dates and it was always a pleasant experience. The food is always good and honest - this place is pretty cheap - and never attempts to conjure fancy presentations, unlike many other - hipper - Thai restaurants in the city like to do. It is fairly authentic mainstream Thai, which is hard to find at this quality anywhere in the US and the menu is substantial, so there is something new to try every time you go. Don't expect a wine list, you'll do better drinking beer... The service is rushed, yes, but the place is always packed, so they try to be as efficient as possible, it makes sense. Expect to wait when you get there, but usually it doesn't take more than 20 minutes and then you are in for a delicious treat! Enjoy...
A horrible story,worst service in my life
By cubbyw86 on 6/22/2008
They serve us red snapper in chili and basil leaves, which I did not order. So I told the waiter, that we didn't order the snapper. Then she told us that we were wrong and we had ordered the snapper. When we told her (again) that we had not ordered it, so she said, with an attitude in her voice, "So u don't want this right? The kitchen is closed, so you still won't get what you want if I take this back." So we figured fine, since we were hungry. The green curry came a few minutes later, we realized that there was no eggplant in it at all--it was just curry with fishpaste and basil leaves, bamboo shoots, and ginger. Again, NOT what we had ordered. Where was the eggplant? Then I saw our waitress taking orders at another table. Bad service is one thing. LYING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS is another. She must not have thought we would see her taking orders. I will never come back to this place. There are plenty of better Thai restaurants that have better food and QUALITY service.
Great Thai Food
By wine_sear31 on 7/11/2008
Sripraphai is an amazing Thai restaurant. Each dish contains a number of flavors which you can taste individually. Not one is ever overpowering. I can't eat at any other Thai place in NYC without wishing I were actually at Sripraphai. The decor is plain, and the service is sometimes a bit rushed but remember you are there for the food. Focus on the freshness and complexity of taste, and just have fun. It's also an easy place to order outside of your comfort zone because the dishes are modestly priced.
By eugenialai on 7/29/2008
even though the food is good, the service is the worst in the city. the waitstaff and the manager act like they are paying you to eat there. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO GO THERE. there are too many good restaurants in NY to choose from. no need to be treated like garbage.
Best Thai Ever
By theslopeisdope on 8/11/2008
We tried about 6 appetizers, pork tenders and catfish salad were both awesome. Curry puff was the only disappointment. It tasted good but could have used more chicken and less potato. Beef tendon soup was great. Jungle curry was really hot and really good. Fish with chili and basil was also really great. They have Chang beer, better than Singha, but for some reason its not on the menu. All you have to do is ask though. Service was friendly and quick.
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