Ayada Thai Restaurant

77-08 Woodside Ave.
Flushing, NY 11373


  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • BYOB, No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Ayada presents the food of Thailand's glittering capital, and much of it is not like the Thai you're used to. Take the raw shrimp appetizer--eight gray beauties pinwheeled around the plate and mobbed with a green cilantro-and-chile relish, clearly influenced by Japanese cuisine. The curries alone are worth a special trek to Elmhurst, featuring several varieties that omit the overly rich (and overly calorific) coconut milk. These include a kang som sour curry bobbing with shrimp and swatches of omelet, and a marvelous prikh-king curry of sautéed pork and shreds of fiery hot pepper. Other recommended dishes: pork larb salad, stewed beef tendon (with pig blood or without), and pork leg with mustard greens over rice.

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