64-13 39th Avenue,
Phone: (718) 899-9599
If you’re looking for a good excuse to visit Queens, Sripraphai is unequivocally it. New York may not have tons of great Thai restaurants, but we do have one of the best in the country. The menu is so long it would take you months to get through it, so you’ll never tire of it and the food consistently delivers, from the Mango Salad to the Jungle Curry and Drunken Noodles. One of our favorite ways to start the meal is with their Roasted Duck Salad. The duck meat alone is outrageously succulent and tender, but it’s the mingling of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors and textures — addition of chili peppers, fresh squeezed lime juice, pineapple, mango, onion, ginger, and crushed peanuts — that make it unforgettably good. Admittedly, Sripraphai isn’t the easiest restaurant to get to, but it’s more than worth the trek. Plus, with most dishes on the menu costing between $10 and $15, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. So what are you waiting for?