Kitchen 79 has a massive menu with dishes from both northern and southern Thailand, including noodles, curries, and a very wide selection of other options - like a whole red snapper cooked in lime and chilis that you should definitely eat. Aside from the food, the string lights, full bar, and top 40 radio music make this a fun choice for a meal with friends or a casual weeknight dinner.
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Papa’s Kitchen in Jackson Heights is a classic Filipino spot that serves excellent ube pancakes during weekend brunch.
At Arepa Lady in Jackson Heights, you eat arepas. They make up the majority of the menu here, and you should get at least one arepa de queso.
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Authenticity is the name of the game at Somtum Der, an East Village restaurant with one other location – Bangkok. Follow our Food Rundown to navigate the huge menu and avoid the mediocre dishes.
LOOK by Plant Love House
If you’re looking for Thai food in Prospect Heights, go to Look by Plant Love House, and start with the big papaya salad tray.
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SriPraPhai is a Woodside favorite that’s been serving some of NYC’s best Thai food for over two decades.
Lhasa Fast Food
Lhasa Fast Food is a tiny Tibetan restaurant hidden behind a cell phone store in Jackson Heights. Stop by for a quick meal, and order some momos.
Khao Kang is a counter-service spot in Elmhurst where you can get some of the best Thai food in NYC.
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