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7708 Woodside Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373
718-424-0844
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great Thai restaurant in a crowded field.

Queens, especially Emhurst, has no shortage of excellent Thai food. Yet Ayada stands out and you have to visit it to see why. Its a small intimate space with a cook who takes great pride in her fare and what you get has her very distinct touch. The whole fried fish with a mango topping that we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Queens, especially Emhurst, has no shortage of excellent Thai food. Yet Ayada stands out and you have to visit it to see why. Its a small intimate space with a cook who takes great pride in her fare and what you get has her very distinct touch. The whole fried fish with a mango topping that we had was superb... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place offers a big choice of authentic Thai food. They also had 3 specials. Fish cake was yummy, same style as you would get in one of the many small restaurants in Bangkok. Main was tiger prawns Penang style which was fantastic. The crispy catfish salad was good, but it did not hit the spot. Yet overall highly recommended.

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Merrick, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've heard that the food is good at Ayada Thai Restaurant so we gave it a shot. The restaurant is a small hole in the wall restaurant. Don't expect to see a fancy set up. It's down to earth plain decor and wooden tables chairs. Now for the most important topic.... the food. The food is very good. Not to... More 

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Hong Kong
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207 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went there for lunch and tried Chicken Wings and Pat Thai. The chicken wings were very deep fried and did not taste good. The Pat Thai tasted OK but was quite messy and did not look as a Thai dish from Thailand. Try Thainy instead. Will not come back.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a treat to find this Thai storefront eatery. The small and unassuming decor, and the somewhat surly staff were soon forgotten once we sank our teeth into the Mango Seafood salad [hot hot hot], fried calamari [which looked like octopus legs"]. The choices and combinations are extensive. We had Tamarind Duck, crispy, not a drop of fat, sweet and... More 

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Almost everything that I have had here is great. The noodle dishes are awesome as it the green papaya salad and the curries. The good news is that they deliver (see seamless)!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I came last night with a couple of friends and I'm so impressed with the quality and price they have. The flavors are very authentic and very well balanced! All dishes are so well done!. Try the Pad cha with crispy duck and the coconut pudding. Definitely coming back here!

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New York, NY and India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This has become our default restaurant on weekends, and since we dine out only once a week, that means a lot! You are basically turning down many restaurant options in NY to go here. On another note, my teenager, who is a pad thai fiend, never even bothers to order it here...there are many more exciting options. The panang curry... More 

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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Ayada is the original thai restaurant in Elmhurst. The food is great, ask for the duck it is amazing. The pad thai is great and so are all the appetizers. They only accept cash, and during the evening lines extend out the door. The service can be spotty during busy nights.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I grew up in this neighborhood and had been living out of the country the past 8 years. I was pleasantly surprised to see the many great eats that have popped up in the area. This one in particular is a standout. I ate there 3 times in that week that I was in town! First solo, then the other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7708 Woodside Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Elmhurst
  • Phone Number: 718-424-0844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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