We keep reading that Sripraphai is an "authentic tasting" Thai restaurant, but what do we know. The last and only time we went to Thailand, Gothamist was just a wee youngin'. We can say, however, that Sripraphai is mighty tasty and the food isn't overwhelmingly sweet like some places we've eaten at (we're looking at you, Sea). Pronounced SEE-PAH-FYE, Sripraphai has been open for several years in its Woodside location. It's received a glowing review from Frank Bruni and we've read very few bad things about the restaurant. Frankly, that's not going to start here. A word to the wise though, the food at Sripraphai is mighty spicy, even for those that love the hotness. Unless you're packing the Zantac, we would recommend not going for the maximum spice option. Pictured above is the crispy Chinese watercress salad and the drunken noodles with pork.

Sripraphai is closed Wednesdays, accepts cash only and does not take reservations. For a few more photos, visit Tien's site. See also, NY Metro's listing, Citysearch's listing, and a menu on Bridge and Tunnel Club.

6413 39th Ave (7 local to 61st St-Woodside not that you can take that right now)
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 899-9599

Photos by Tien Mao