From fiery pad Thai to the rich and creamy green curry, from succulent BBQ chicken to zingy green papaya salads, our palette is slowly inclining to the vibrant cuisine of the Southeast Asian country of Thailand.
Asian Inspirations explores the 10 best restaurants in Australia to try out some tasty Thai food. Sit back, plan and discover the restaurants near you!
Home Thai, Sydney
Buckle up for an authentic treat at Home Thai, Sydney. From the comforting hot-and-sour prawn soup to grilled Isaan-style sausages and other mouthwatering delicacies, everything here is sure to leave your tastebuds craving for more.
Bangkok Betty, Sydney
Whether it’s dinner on a Friday night or a lunch on a Saturday, Bangkok Betty is where you should be. Light on your wallet with generous portions, this restaurant serves authentic massaman beef curry, sizzling stir-fries, and BBQ chicken and prawns that cannot be missed.
Chin Chin, Melbourne
Chin Chin in Melbourne is all about Thai, and Asian food. Their braised pork is a must-try and the gapi fried rice with caramelized chicken is out of the world. They’ve got another restaurant in Sydney, so make to hit that one up if you’re a Sydneysider.
Smile Thai Cuisine, West Melbourne
Delicious food at reasonable prices, Smile Thai simply makes you smile. They have an endless variety with an elaborate menu to offer. Try their green curry chicken and pad Thai with prawns.
Saowanee’s Place, Perth
Fresh and fiery, Saowanee’s Place in North Perth serves an authentic Thai fare that satiates the Aussie taste buds. With a calm and soothing ambience, their pad prik, panang chicken curry, chilli and basil beef stir fry, deep-fried fish in tamarind sauce and paw paw salad are a must-try.
Long Chim, Perth
Located in the base of the State Buildings, chef David Thompson’s Long Chim have a fun, modern take on all the beloved Thai street food classics. Gather a few friends, and share the chicken larb, cured pork sausage, roast duck and massaman beef curry. The desserts are pretty awesome too; try out the Thai tea ice cream.
Star of Siam, Adelaide
Star of Siam has been around in Adelaide for more than two decades and is a favourite among Asian food lovers. It serves authentic Thai green curry that is fresh, vibrant and loaded with herbs.The second best has to be the massaman beef curry that is slow-cooked, resulting in a brilliant depth of flavour.
Thai in a Wok, Adelaide
Thai in a Wok has authentic Thai dishes with a twist. Their elaborate menu has a fusion of Laksas as well making it a hot favourite. Don’t miss the drunken noodles and Thai laksa combination! It’s super yummy! They also have vegetarian options.
Heart Thai Food, Brisbane
This little Brisbane bistro, formerly known as My Thai Kitchen, serves authentic seafood red curry and chicken panang curry that is creamy and flavoursome. Also, try their unique grills and chicken satay.
Banana Leaf Thai, Brisbane
Banana Leaf Thai offers a pleasant dining experience with Thai movie posters in their interiors, and a menu that combines Eastern and Western technique without compromising on authentic Thai flavours. Your favourite dish here has got to be the pork belly puff pastry, alongside some fiery spiced calamari and baked herbed salmon.