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The menu of this pretty little Thai restaurant attracts foodies citywide: Not only does it span the culinary regions of Thailand, but it includes some Japanese twists, too, thanks to the owners’ experience working in Bangkok’s Japanese hotels. Even if you skip the sushi-inspired dishes (like the oft-namechecked raw shrimp appetizer), the spicy, incredibly complex curries (around $7) are still a radical departure from most pad thai–pushing joints.
Venue name: Ayada
Address: 77-08 Woodside Ave

Cross street: between 77th and 78th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–11pm
Transport: Subway: G, R to Elmhurst Ave; E, F, G, R to Jackson Hts–Roosevelt Ave; 7 to 74th St–Broadway
Price: Average dish: $7. MC, V
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