Fodor's Expert Review Ayada Thai

$$ Jackson Heights Thai Fodor's Choice
There are plenty of great Thai restaurants in Elmhurst, but Ayada tops them all (in fact, it announced plans to open a branch in Manhattan's Chelsea Market). Operating out of two storefronts directly next to each other (you go wherever there's a table, and it can get quite packed), Ayada serves up fiery, flavorful Thai favorites as well as some dishes you've never heard of before. A favorite appetizer is raw shrimp served with a slice of garlic, bitter melon, and chili paste that will knock your socks off, and the aromatic E-sarn sausage, eaten sliced with ginger and peanuts. For a table of four, the succulent whole fish is a bargain.
Thai Trendy Sceney Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

78-03 Woodside Ave.
Queens, New York  11373, USA


Known For:
  • Spicy options for whole fish
  • Raw shrimp salad
  • Foodie and local favorite means longish wait times for a table

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