The Best Thai Restaurants in Long Island City, Queens

A Thai dish
A Thai dish | © xegxef / Pixabay
Julia Goicochea

As a part of Queens, New York City’s most diverse borough, Long Island City offers a thriving food scene. Cuisines from all over the world, including Thai, are represented in this neighborhood. Curries, noodles, and, at one spot, spicy fried frog legs make for some memorable meals. Here are our picks for the best Thai restaurants in Long Island City.

Loved by over 40s

Tuk Tuk

Restaurant, Thai

Named for Bangkok’s iconic three-wheeled taxis, Tuk Tuk promises to transport patrons to the Thai capital. Classics such as fried rice and curries (brave the heat and try the spicy Green Curry bowl) join house specialties, including the baked crunchy duck in pineapple coconut curry, and vegan options on the menu at this bright, clean space.

House of Thai

Restaurant, Thai

A Thai noodle dish
© cattalin / Pixabay
House of Thai is a family-owned restaurant serving up signature dishes such as Thai-style fried hot chicken and the savory Southern Thai pastry appetizer. Other staples include pad Thai, green curry, and Thai iced tea.

Mamu Thai

Restaurant, Thai

With a Queens-based food truck and brick-and-mortar restaurant, Mamu Thai makes it easy for diners to get their Thai food fix. The restaurant, modeled after an uncle’s Bangkok noodle shop, has a menu comprised mostly of family recipes. House specialties include duck thigh noodle soup and khao soi, or egg noodles cooked in curry sauce and a secret spice blend.

Enthaice Thai Kitchen

Restaurant, Thai

© Enthaice Thai Kitchen
© Enthaice Thai Kitchen
Enthaice Thai Kitchen offers a taste of Northern Thailand cuisine. The menu, which features “Chiang Mai cooking (with a bit of Phayao thrown in),” features classics such as homestyle grilled branzino with Thai salsa, Northern-style minced pork with fried lemongrass and mint, and Northern Thai sweet pork shoulder with Hung Le paste. Tip: Don’t miss any of Enthaice’s duck dishes made with Long Island duck.

Arharn Thai Restaurant

Restaurant, Thai

At the family-owned Arharn Thai Restaurant, delicacies are served alongside classic dishes. Entrées such as fried frog legs with chili peppers are available to be ordered as readily as beef, pork or chicken. For dessert, try ordering banana in warm coconut milk. Sample all of Arharn’s extensive menu in the restaurant’s warm and inviting dining room.

Pye Boat Noodle

Restaurant, Thai

A Thai specialty dish
© huahommag / Pixabay

New York foodies with wanderlust can satisfy their cravings for “Thai hawker food” at Pye Boat Noodle. Thailand’s famous street food, including crispy wonton skin-wrapped quail eggs and fried, salted, and split wings, is available on the menu. During the summer, the restaurant’s frozen lychee drink and chocolate shaved ice are refreshing choices.

SriPraPhai Thai Restaurant

Restaurant, Thai

SriPraPhai is a premier Thai restaurant in New York City. Its original Queens location, established in 1990, continues to be its most popular, thanks to its loyal neighborhood following and award-winning green curry and drunken noodles. The restaurant also operates in Williamsburg and Williston Park.
culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.