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‘Thai Origin’ Opens on Greenpoint Avenue

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Dec. 11, 2011 Staff Report

A little over a month since Gray Point Thai at 42-02 Greenpoint Ave. closed, Thai Origin has opened at the same location.

Thai Origin, which is owned by Alex Yimmongkol, held its grand opening on Saturday.

This is Yimmongkol’s first ever restaurant, he said, adding that he has been a chef in similar restaurants for 12 years.

Yimmongkol, who lives in Jackson Heights, said he knows Sunnyside well and has already been well received by residents.

Thai Origin, which does take out and delivery (347-617-1978), offers items such as pad Thai for $7:50, green curry for $7:50; and Chu Chee Crispy Duck for $13.

It offers a $6 lunch special between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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That’s because Natural Tofu is Korean… Never tried the pho there but why would I. Now that you mention it, a good Vietnamese restaurant wouldn’t be bad at all.


All I want for christmas is a vietnamese restaurant! There’s nowhere around here for me to get my pho fix (and don’t even get me started on the garbage that Natural Tofu tries to pass off as pho). Every time a new Thai restaurant or 99 cent store opens in the neighborhood I die a little inside.


Gee whiz, let’s give the guy a break and say something positive. Maybe the food is delicious and the service is friendly- I, for one, do not care about the awning. It’s better than a vacant storefront!


I need to call James Bray from Sunnyside Shines and have him call ny1 for a walkkng tour of green point and the blvd we need some publicity for our town…they( sunnyside shines) are suppose to market their bid area…so stores I hope will not go out of business.


How come 9 out of 10 Sunnyside storefronts have those ugly vinyl signs out front? A few would be OK, but when every store has them it ends up being a blight and is not helping new stores like this one stand out.

Get the feeling there is a company that makes these signs that has a LOT of clout of one sort or another.


My sentiments exactly. Not that I dislike Thai, but there are already a few good places. Sunnyside is missing a steakhouse, greek food, Spanish tapas, and a burger joint. Seriously, this is NYC. Astoria has Sunnyside beat in terms of variety.


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