SriPraPhai, one of New York City’s best Thai restaurants, has expanded into Brooklyn. As of Sunday, the Woodside, Queens restaurant has taken over the Qi Thai Grill space at 176 North 9th Street in Williamsburg for a third location for its popular fare.
Chef Sripraphai Tipmanee, along with celebrity chef Pichet Ong, had been involved in Qi Thai Grill since its 2013 opening, but the space is now solely dedicated to the spicy food of Tipmanee. The 100-seat space has a slightly pared-down menu with evolving hours of approximately 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. most days.
The expansion here makes SriPraPhai more accessible for much of NYC, bringing the restaurant much closer to Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan inhabitants. Signature dishes at the restaurant, often heralded as a pioneer in NYC’s Thai scene, include the Isan sour sausage and mango sticky rice, though the expansive menu also includes lots of larb, noodles, soups, curries, and more.