SriPraPhai Thai Restaurant

Thai Restaurant$$$$
Woodside, Woodside
  • Kaoru K.
    "Try the crispy watercress salad and green curry with duck."(19 Tips)
    Aurora S.
    "Try the salads, drunken noodles and fried softshell crab"(23 Tips)
    Carol E.
    "Crispy soft shell crab + Crispy pork basil & chili = happiness"(16 Tips)
    Alaedeen K.
    "Try the Ground chili beef with coconut rice - Delicious!"(10 Tips)
326 Tips and reviews
  • Thai food
  • seafood
  • watercress salad
  • drunken noodles
  • authentic
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  • Mari T.
    This place is the real deal! Come here to experience true authentic Thai flavors. You won't be going back to your neighborhood Thai place again. The fried chicken/shrimp dumplings are everything!!
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Leila S.
    Leila SarvghadiApril 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Thai food outside of Bangkok. The menu is huge & intimidating but take your time and rest assured your food will be delicious. Best items: Crispy Chinese watercress salad & veg/tofu Penang curry.
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoSeptember 18, 2015
    The hype is real! Hands down the best Thai in all of NYC. Lunch special is of great value and everything tastes fresh/delicious plus comes out quickly. Salivate over the dessert menu!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 11, 2014
    Come to Sripraphai for a chance to try Isan Thai cuisine. Dishes are spicy, sweet, and bold - you've been warned. Order the somtum, the khao soi, and the crispy watercress salad.
  • Steven Thunder L.
    Steven Thunder LeeOctober 22, 2014
    I ordered Papaya salad, Northern Style sausage, Larry (ground meat with fresh mint, dry chilli and lime juice), Fried Red Snapper with mango sauce, fried soft shell crabs, fried watercress vegetable.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListFebruary 8, 2013
    Why? Spices are less muted & the herbs fresher than at most Thai restaurants. Boldly flavored dishes, try the sauteed "drunken'' noodles, the roasted duck salad, the pickled barbecued pork Read more
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidFebruary 5
    Been here 5+ times
    Where do I start? SPP is hands down the best Thai in NYC. Try the sautéed duck in basil and Massaman curry. Larp is also fantastic. Buy the chili shrimp paste to go and put it on everything!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Perhaps New York’s most famous Thai restaurant, packed nightly with locals and tourists, tackling fiery dishes such as whole fried red snapper topped with green mango sauce. Read more
  • Douglas Elliman
    Douglas EllimanJuly 24, 2014
    We great spot that is tucked away, for cheap prices and amazing service. We love how reliable and delicious the food is. For you noodle lovers out there we recommend the Northern Style Curry noodles.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try the crispy Chinese watercress salad. The star green in this salad is lightly battered and deep-fried to gently temper its bitterness. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more
  • Muriel V.
    Muriel VegaMay 15, 2014
    Get the lunch special. $13.99 for a lot of food -- appetizer, soup, entree AND thai tea. So good! If you don't like spicy, get your food mild.
  • Signs V.
    Signs VisualJuly 15, 2015
    This place has the most delicious Thai food, & the outside seating is so relaxing! ! Just remember not to make plans to go there on Wednesdays because they are closed. Read more
  • Elizabeth I.
    Elizabeth IrizMarch 17, 2014
    Not sure if you like watercress? Don't worry you will once you have the crispy watercress salad! Oh and everything else is delicious as well.
  • Yvette
    YvetteAugust 25, 2014
    This is the best Thai I have ever had ! The roasted dick salad was excellent but spicy!! Eyes watering and nose running hot! The chee-she shrimp was excellent ! Worth another visit !
  • Justin M.
    Justin MarksAugust 7, 2014
    Everything, but the papaya salad is especially worth dying for. If you're not into crazy spice, be sure to ask how spicy the dishes are and ask them to tone it down. Otherwise, you'll burn.
  • Tommy T.
    Tommy TammaMay 26, 2014
    Great friggin food and the menu has such a huge selection even the pickiest of eaters will find something. Also bring cash unless you want to end up washing dishes because they don't take cards.
  • Olivia B.
    Olivia BOctober 27, 2012
    I'm on the crispy watercress salad bandwagon. Also had the fried chicken and squid chili lime dumplings, which, if you like that flavor combo are incredible! Such an incredible dining experience!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BFebruary 24, 2014
    some flavorful stuff up in here. we ordered a lot. my favorites were the Panang curry, crispy pork belly, and the drunken noodles.
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Forget pokpok. THIS is the best, authentic Thai food you can get in New York. Try the raw shrimp or a salad for something tangy and spicy.
  • Bina K.
    Bina KijmedeeMay 24, 2011
    Best Thai Food in NYC and yeah I'm Thai. Try something that you can't get in normal American-Thai restaurants e.g. crispy catfish green mango salad, rice noodle with green curry, or any noodle soup.
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkJanuary 16, 2012
    I'm gonna keep this tip simple & plain -- SriPraPhai is the best Thai food restaurant in NYC. Not ONE of the best. THE BEST. Great portions, great prices, unbelievable flavors. 'Nuff said.
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    When the summer nights are hot, there’s nothing better than dishes like fried snapper drowning in chili sauce or bowls of fiery green curry- the roasted duck salad alone may be worth the subway ride. Read more
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenApril 13
    some of the best Thai food i've had in NYC. great service, portions, price, and ambiance. 34 page menu. get everything spicy!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WooMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been here 10+ times & have tried 12 dishes. LOVED: 1) Crispy Watercress Salad (w Shrimp, Squid, Chicken) 2) Fried Shrimp Cake. See Top 10 dishes on Foodmento: Read more
  • John W.
    John WJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ignore talk of "pilgrimages" & "worth the trip." The best ethnic food is always where immigrant folk actually live. Over 20 yrs old Sri has kept true to its flavors from when it was a hole in the wall
  • Linda K.
    Linda K.February 8
    Get the crispy watercress salad. It comes with a sweet and sour lime juice dip that has seafood, cilantro and chili sauce for a refreshing zing.
  • Mat B.
    Mat BrownJanuary 4, 2014
    The watercress salad, chicken & shrimp dumplings, pad thai, panang curry, drunken noodles, and Chinese broccoli with pork belly are delicious. I cannot vouch for anything else.
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorAugust 24, 2015
    The menu has an incredible variety (it is 34 pages long!) I followed the tips here and had the Watercress Salad and the Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Pork and wasn’t disappointed.
  • Amit K.
    Amit K.August 19, 2012
    Cash only. Glad this place is still going strong and walking distance from me. Great food, and the outdoor area with fountain out back are a great during the warmer months.
  • ivy♥
    ivy♥May 29, 2011
    Try a) Gang Tai Pla (Southern; spicy) b) Sautee sator (Southern; smelly) and c) Gang Liang (Central). As for fish, Thai people generally order it fried with no topping or steamed w/ chili & lime juice
  • Chris
    ChrisJanuary 3, 2015
    The crispy watercress salad is a good appetizer, and paired with a dish you will be stuffed, even if you share the appetizer. Note: "mild"= spicy and "spicy"= hardcore spicy
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanFebruary 12, 2015
    Cheap, excellent Thai food in the heart of Queens. Flavors are delightful. Don't expect great customer service. Just go for the food. And be brave to try them all.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 18, 2010
    As far out as the Eater 38 ventures. Worth the trip, given that this Thai food is considered to be the best in the five boroughs. If you don't know, now you know: see-PRA-pie. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    Expect fiery curries, eggplants that look like miniature watermelons, and cases full of snack food. Our fave: catfish in spicy sauce. Read more
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungJanuary 17
    Enjoyable Thai. Som tum isn't as good as som tum der as its a bit too sweet for my tastes here. But the pad see ew, green curry and pork jowl app were very tasty. Place is full of thais eating too.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 8, 2013
    Iconic Thai restaurant known best for its spicy, multidimensional curries.
  • New York Post
    New York PostMay 30, 2013
    Many consider it the city’s best Thai food for peanuts (most dishes on the mile-long menu are $10 or less). It’s even more wonderful that you can have it outdoors in a simple but pretty garden. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousNovember 21, 2014
    Serves the same gloriously unrestrained food, which is as close to what you'd get in Bangkok as you'll find on the East Coast. Read more
  • Shiri L.
    Shiri LaraFebruary 5
    Loved the Khao soy. It's massive and I ate the leftover the very next night. I wish it lasted all week long. 😓
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 24, 2010
    The decor may be a bit off-putting at first, but you will only have eyes for the scrumptious food once it arrives. Love heat? Ask for the salads "Thai spicy." Like it mild? Duck noodle soup's for you!
  • Marlo G.
    Marlo GOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Thai! Be ready to wait on weekends & holidays; feed the meter. Cash only. Closed Wednesdays. A gawker's delight with great acoustics if you want to hear others' conversations.
  • robin
    robinJune 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Thai in NYC. Pass on Papaya salad and go for the Crispy Ground Catfish. Not what you expect but it's a seriously flavorful dish, and highly addicting.
  • Victoria R.
    Victoria RainertJune 3, 2014
    Lovely garden. Drunken noodles were good. The chicken satay was dinner portion size. Scallion dumplings, papaya vegetation salad and curry puffs were also good.
  • ✨Pun B.
    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨December 2, 2012
    I'm Thai. This is the best Thai restaurant in NY. Get the fried catfish floss salad. Any curry you get will likely be the best you've ever had.
    QNS MADEJanuary 17
    Our favorites are the watercress salad and BBQ Chicken combo (comes with a side of mango salad). Make sure to try their authentic desserts too!
    Examiner.comJune 2, 2011
    The fried soft shell crab had the perfect crunch, served with the option to add a mildly spicy flavors of the mango sauce. This dish was incredible—crunchy, spicy, and tasty. Read more
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJanuary 22, 2011
    Try the crispy watercress salad with seafood, pork larb, drunken noodles with chicken, sauteed chinese broccoli with crispy pork, green curry with duck and pineapple, and coconut rice.
  • Helen S.
    Helen SJanuary 25, 2012
    they have a noodle dish that's only served before 5pm, that has blood in the broth. the most intense thing i've ever tasted! one of my thai friend's fave dishes.
  • SavoredSpoon
    SavoredSpoonJanuary 18, 2015
    Authentic thai food with the heat turned up 🔥😋 and a separate vegetarian menu to pick from 👍🌿🍅 The Penang curry is my absolute favorite
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TamJune 8, 2012
    GREAT foodddd! Believe all the hype about fried watercress salad and soft shell crab. But it may be a little too heavy of a meal if you order them together.
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