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85-03 Whitney Ave, Elmhurst, NY
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Ranked #11 of 132 Restaurants in Elmhurst
Price range: $5 - $10
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The small restaurant is located along Whitney Avenue near Broadway. It's well lit and spaceous enough to maybe seat 20 people. Restroom is small but clean. If you plan to have dinner here, be sure to arrive by 6:00pm so you can dine inside. By 6:30 to 7:00pm the place will be packed with regular customers. Expect to spend anywhere... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

OK, it is not fancy and also small. But the food packs a big "YES" when it comes to Thai cuisine! We were brought here by my partner's nephew who lives nearby and knows the neighborhood. Oh, if only I lived so close.... The steamed fish, whole or fillet, with spicy lemon sauce and the fried duck salad were big... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Love the thai food from here. Fried fish with mango salad was amazing! The price was decent. I would definitely go there again.

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Elmhurst, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Although the restaurant is small and looks a bit dingy, I was overwhelmed by the food here. The flavors are truly amazing and I left completely satisfied. This is our go-to Thai restaurant. We've tried other area Thai restaurants and none can compare.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Whitney ave location is the original place. A few blocks away on Dongan Ave off Broadway is Chao Thai Too where I found the food to be better although still a small restaurant, it does offer more seats than the Whitney ave spot. Check out my review for Chao Thai Too. I've had take out and dine in from... More 

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Flushing, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I heard great things about this restaurant and read a lot of fantastic reviews as well, so I couldn't wait to eat there. Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed. We ordered the fish balls and shrimp rolls for appetizers, and the Pad Kee Mao and Pad Kra Pow as our entrees. While they all had great flavors, what we consistently found was... More 

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Astoria, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

My wife and I go here at least once a month for the most authentic Thai food in NYC. My wife lived in Thailand for four years and we went there for a month on our honeymoon. We have been to many Thai food places in NYC and most disappoint. This is one place where the food is good and... More 

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Elmhurst, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Food from here definitely delicious. Almost the same taste from restaurant in Thailand...... they serve only 5-6 tables only also pick-up and delivery.... you should try one!!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We came here after reading its glowing food rating on Zagats. As expected we had to wait outside for one of the very few tables to become free. For us the Zagat rating was too high, the food is certainly not poor, more average to good in our opinion.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

Chao Thai is one of Elmhurst’s food treasures. It’s the kind of place that really makes Queens famous for having some of the best ethnic eats in New York City. This tiny eatery couldn’t be more than 200 sq. ft, but they sure have packed in some flavor into that small space. Chao Thai serves up the kind of authentic food you... More 

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Additional Information about Chao Thai

Address: 85-03 Whitney Ave, Elmhurst, NY
Phone Number: 718-424-4999
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Elmhurst
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Thai

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