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Ayada Thai

  • 78-03 Woodside Ave. Map It
  • Elmhurst
  • Thai
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

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

Published 07/20/2008

Fodor's Review

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.

Restaurant Information


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

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Published 07/20/2008


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