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Chao Thai

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8503 Whitney Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373-3646
+1 718-424-4999
11:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

It was very difficult to communicate with the staff as they don't speak English at all although they decided to put a business in an English speaking country. Food is not so wow.

Thank mydecember28
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Authentic Northern Thai food. The food was excellent. The staffs were friendly. Definitely come back again. Must try northern sausages.

Thank Anothai07
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

I have had a lot of Thai food, and this restaurant is by far the best ever. Sea bass with spicy lemon sauce was our favorite.

Thank jen_berube
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

As we walked in there was a question whether we made the right choice, but when the food arrived things got tasty. Really enjoyed the spicy shrimp and vegetables, curry chicken and rice. Just tell them what you want and they will prepare it for you. Lunch was about $27 for 2.

Thank Airplaneride
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Exterior & Interior of restaurant does not looks nice. Especially brown-color wall paint does not make you appetite. However food taste, price, and very attentive servers makes it worth to visit.

Thank Eugene S
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank dr_iriscarpio
Ajijic, Mexico
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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 

Thank Rebmex
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

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

Thank ChloeJay
Elmhurst, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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.

Thank yan w
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8503 Whitney Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373-3646
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Elmhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 718-424-4999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?