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Things to do in Elmhurst, Queens

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Largest shopping center in NYC with many of your favorite stores and restaurants under one roof, only 20 minutes away!”
  • 72 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Not a diner, but a nice (and famous) neighborhood Indian restaurant. Great lunch buffet. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“amazing and unpretentious bar that hosts music every night, and has an open jam every Sunday that is crazy to witness. Lots of world-class musicians from other parts of the world just kinda drop-in after they land at the airport…”
  • 19 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is the real Thai food restaurant! And all neighbors around this restaurant is the real Thai food area. Their Papaya salad and Green curry are my favorite! They just opened the second location at Chelsea Market in Manhattan.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best Vietnamese Sandwich place in Queens! My recommend are Beef Bulgogi sandwich and Kimchi Fries.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“After decades of serving wonderful Colombian style arepas at nights from a cart on Roosevelt Ave, there's finally a brick and mortar shop with an expanded menu of arepas and other items. Still, the arepa de queso and the arepa de chocolo are the things to get. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
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“There are a ton of places to get Mexican food in Queens, but this longtime institution is still churning out some of the best al pastor tacos, and their Puebla specialties are solid. The lengua is also highly recommended.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“If you are feeling adventurous with your gastronomy, Himalayan Yak is the place to be. The Chicken tikka masala comes with jasmine rice. The accompanied sauce is very flavorful and juicy.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“If you're staying in Queens, it would be a waste to not try Colombian food. If you head on the 7 a few stops to the 82nd street station, you'll find yourself in Little Colombia - this restaurant is the quintessential place to have this amazing cuisine ”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“The best quick and authentic buffet-style Thai food I've had. They have 3 levels of spicyness, and I can only handle the first level (green). Good luck!! You won't be disappointed if you're looking for a quick lunch treat. Very tasty and authentic desserts too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Awesome Thai restaurant. Not just meal, they have some great alcohol to choose from also.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
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“Arguably the best Malaysian restaurant in NYC. The Hainan chicken rice alone is worth the visit.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Looking for tasty Asian soup noodle bowl? This is it! Their Vietnamese Pho noodle is good price and perfect for cold day.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“This Elmhurst mainstay is where you'll find anyone homesick for good Taiwanese cooking. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Largest shopping center in NYC with many of your favorite stores and restaurants under one roof, only 20 minutes away!”
  • 72 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Not a diner, but a nice (and famous) neighborhood Indian restaurant. Great lunch buffet. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“This is the real Thai food restaurant! And all neighbors around this restaurant is the real Thai food area. Their Papaya salad and Green curry are my favorite! They just opened the second location at Chelsea Market in Manhattan.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best Vietnamese Sandwich place in Queens! My recommend are Beef Bulgogi sandwich and Kimchi Fries.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“After decades of serving wonderful Colombian style arepas at nights from a cart on Roosevelt Ave, there's finally a brick and mortar shop with an expanded menu of arepas and other items. Still, the arepa de queso and the arepa de chocolo are the things to get. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
“There are a ton of places to get Mexican food in Queens, but this longtime institution is still churning out some of the best al pastor tacos, and their Puebla specialties are solid. The lengua is also highly recommended.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are feeling adventurous with your gastronomy, Himalayan Yak is the place to be. The Chicken tikka masala comes with jasmine rice. The accompanied sauce is very flavorful and juicy.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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