i think that Yajai in astoria is quite nice. it's a new place, mostly takeout, on 30th avenue. not quite as good as the best thai i've had -- living in seattle has ruined me forever to bad thai. but one of the best i've had in new york. (have n't been to Sripraphai yet but i'm counting the minutes.)
any other opinions?
ps. if you are downtown in seattle at lunchtime, do eat at mae phim at 1st and columbia.