Arunee Confirmed for Old Novo Space in Jackson Heights


The Thai restaurant Arunee has marked its territory at 7823 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, the former location of Novo. A tipster snapped the above picture of the liquor license notice posted on the window. Novo closed this spring, and recently we wondered what would move into the space. Commenters on Jackson Heights Life had suspected Arunee, currently located at 37-68 79th Street off of Roosevelt Avenue, planned to open up here. And now it’s confirmed! Excited?

What’s Moving Into the Old Novo Space in Jackson Heights? [Brownstoner]
Novo? [Jackson Heights Life] GMAP

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  • Totally excited about the news – Arunee is great! But I fear they’ll be losing their authentically homey charm in terms of decor. So many Thai establishments are slick and shiny – anyway, we shall see!

  • Arunee is a really good Thai restaurant, so it’s exciting to see they’ll move into a more prominent location. On a wintery night, try the plainly named but delicious pig leg. (It’s a braised dish with a bitter green.)

  • It’s no Ayada in Elmhurst, which is the most formidable Thai restaurant in NYC since the original Planet Thai in Williamsburg (and superior to even the amazing Sripraphai), but great to see a really solid restaurant entering that space. I can’t wait to go! Go JH.