Ayada Thai

Thai Restaurant$$$$
Elmhurst, Elmhurst
  • Rory P.
    "The drunken noodles may be the best noodle/pasta dish I've ever had"(11 Tips)
    Douglas Elliman
    "We truly think the panang curry duck is the best we have ever had!"(9 Tips)
    Jojo T.
    "- Duck Panang Curry, Papaya Salad, Pad See Ew my faves."(6 Tips)
    Jojo T.
    "Fried watercress salad is one delicious dish!"(7 Tips)
100 Tips and reviews
  • Thai food
  • seafood
  • spicy food
  • panang curry
  • drunken noodles
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  • Amy C.
    Amy ChinAugust 30
    Fried watercress salad is a destination dish.
  • Malin A.
    Malin Ali BeyAugust 10
    I'm sweating while eating just like in Pattaya. Service is fast and friendly. Portions generous and prices reasonable. Sriphraphai is better known and larger, but this place is the real deal.
  • Malin A.
    Malin Ali BeyAugust 10
    Fish Cakes and Drunken noodle
  • nova n.
    nova naomiMay 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything good here 😍
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillApril 5
    Legit spicy Thai. The Pork Larb, papaya salad, crispy catfish salad are stellar apps. Duck Penang curry a solid entree.
  • Tarnima S.
    Tarnima SabedNovember 30, 2015
    You cannot go wrong with the watercress salad and the taro custard is to die for
  • Pir G.
    Pir GranoffSeptember 18, 2015
    The Penang curry duck was outrageously good.
  • Tessa D.
    Tessa DomzalskiSeptember 13, 2015
    AMAZING!!! I'm giving it my Thai person stamp of approval.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonSeptember 4, 2015
    Papaya salad (warning: spicy!), panang curry, drunken noodles, sautéed Chinese watercress, and of course Thai iced tea
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanSeptember 4, 2015
    Spicy papaya salad is spicy😲😲😲
  • Fati H.
    Fati HussainJuly 10, 2015
    Get the tiger prawn here and papaya salad
  • kate k
    kate kJune 21, 2015
    Thai iced tea with milk
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJune 14, 2015
    Panang duck curry & drunken noodles!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiMay 25, 2015
    They have one of the best parang curry. For vegetarians do try the chive dumplings. The fried fish is a must order too. The staff is friendly and service is quick.
  • Winnie
    WinnieApril 13, 2015
    Everything is delicious, especially their mango sticky rice!
  • Christian P.
    Christian PattersonMarch 23, 2015
    Great food. Great service. We had our first visit today and will definitely be back. We tried the E-Sarn sausage, Larb salad and Panang curry with crispy pork. Everything was very, very tasty.
  • ines c.
    ines castroMarch 18, 2015
    Everything!! I always have the mango seafood salad...love it!! A must!!!
  • Rosa K.
    Rosa KMarch 15, 2015
    Not as good as before
  • Gabby F.
    Gabby FerrerMarch 9, 2015
    PAI THAI: the best.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessFebruary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The drunken noodles may be the best noodle/pasta dish I've ever had
  • Susana
    SusanaJanuary 20, 2015
    Everything but the drunken noodles and spicy papaya salad...delicious!
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaJanuary 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Thai spicy for your papaya salad. It was amazing, just like having it in Thailand.
  • Namu
    NamuSeptember 21, 2014
    Raw shrimp: despite nyt rec, not so great for someone who doesn't like sushi; panang curry and crab meat fried rice were awesome.
  • Sage
    SageSeptember 6, 2014
    This place gives Sripraphai a run for it's money for best Thai in the city. Everything is outstanding. Don't order a dish extra spicy unless you mean it.
    Upvoted Oct 30
  • Harry C.
    Harry CaliceAugust 28, 2014
    The basil fried rice is pretty good and the drunken noodles are also good.
  • Tharit T.
    Tharit TothongAugust 13, 2014
    Great catfish salad
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 11, 2014
    The small size of the restaurant often mean waits are inevitable, but dishes such as the raw shrimp, somtum, grilled pork, and fried red snapper are all tasty and reasonably priced.
  • Douglas Elliman
    Douglas EllimanJuly 22, 2014
    A very intimate décor with reasonable prices and great service. We truly think the panang curry duck is the best we have ever had! It was tender and cooked to perfection.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyJuly 20, 2014
    Get raw-shrimp salad, redolent of lime, garlic; panang duck curry, with its pinpoint calibration of sweet, sour, and spicy; crisp, lacy catfish salad; mango sticky rice, a dissertation in ripeness.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LiangJuly 20, 2014
    Authentic Thai eats in the heart of Elmhurst. Make sure to order a beer to cool down that tongue.
  • Lia K.
    Lia KooJune 24, 2014
    Crispy catfish salad -- that's where it's at. Order mild tho, it will still have some kick.
  • Jacky C.
    Jacky ChanJune 2, 2014
    Raw shrimp salad is so spicy but pretty good. Jungle curry is bland.
  • Vero P.
    Vero ProanoMay 8, 2014
    Coconut mojito really good.
  • Tippy V.
    Tippy VongMay 4, 2014
    Love the beef noodle soup!!
  • Jojo T.
    Jojo TizzlesMay 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried watercress salad is one delicious dish!
  • Jojo T.
    Jojo TizzlesMay 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    By far the best Thai restaurant in all of NYC. Better than Sripapaya and Spicy Shallot across the street can't even compete. - Duck Panang Curry, Papaya Salad, Pad See Ew my faves.
  • Noah V.
    Noah VadnaiMarch 16, 2014
    Duck Panang. Just do it. Thank me later.
  • Marie G.
    Marie Guia-CoronelFebruary 9, 2014
    Yummy Penang duck
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LamJanuary 13, 2014
    $15 minimum credit card
  • Ken H.
    Ken H.December 13, 2013
    Tendon soup is perfect for cold weather (get it dark-with blood), it is a bit sweet. Snapper special larb style was awesome! Eat the bones-like crispy fish doritos.
  • Georgelou T.
    Georgelou TNovember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the extremely spicy som tum with sticky rice and thai iced tea.
  • Sathana K.
    Sathana KitayapornOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    After more 20+ trip in past 3 years, I think it's the best Thai food in town.
  • Kid
    KidOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the pad see-ew
  • Aileen C.
    Aileen ChuSeptember 10, 2013
    If you trekked out this far from the city, Ayada was a much more satisfying meal than SriPraPhai. The fried snapper special reminded me of local meals on the beaches of Khao Lak and Mai Khao.
  • Doris k.
    Doris kSeptember 9, 2013
    Seriously,,,, the best chicken pad thai EVA!!!!!!!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 8, 2013
    Great Thai fare with an expansive menu. Some of the best dishes are hearty ones, like rice cooked with funky shrimp paste, Hainan chicken, or a fried watercress salad.
  • Kendra
    KendraAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Catfish and eggplant. OMG.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PanJuly 22, 2013
    The food is well flavored, albeit unapologetically spicy! I went with the highest of expectations, yet they had exceeded them. The NY Times review was well-deserved.
  • Patrice C.
    Patrice ChenJuly 17, 2013
    Actually the best Thai I've ever had
  • Journo G.
    Journo GirlJuly 17, 2013
    Compared to Sripaphai: smaller portions, a bit pricier w/ the duck, BUT BETTER TASTE! YUMMY! & the spice so good.
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