Our Guide to the 14 Best Thai Restaurants in Phoenix

September 1, 2022
Author : Laura Williams
Photo by Benjamin Sow on Unsplash

Thai cuisine is one of the most delicious and varied in the world. It is a rich and complex cuisine known for its vibrant colors, fragrances, and rich flavors.

The local Thai restaurants around Phoenix include some of the best in town! The food at these establishments reflects the expertise and attention to detail that goes into each dish. They offer a high-quality experience with authentic Thai ingredients prepared by their talented chefs in their kitchens.

There are many Thai restaurants in Phoenix and the Valley, and they don’t all taste the same. So we decided to compile a list of the places that serve delicious Thai food, so you don’t have to!


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14. Thai Thai Kitchen

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Thai Thai Kitchen – Photo Source

10639 N 19th Ave, Phoenix

602-870-7688

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We have been to many Thai restaurants in the Valley, and we tried this one first because it came highly recommended on Yelp. The meal was excellent and, in our opinion, what it should have been. The restaurant is located in a small strip mall (which is probably a good thing). It sits right next to a barber at the very end, so you can imagine how busy it can be on weekends. The decor is very basic Thai/Vietnamese with a few nice touches and some OK art.

The food was excellent — one of the best we have had anywhere — but the ambiance took away from the enjoyment. Aside from the bare decor, this place does not disappoint.


13. Sala Thai Restaurant

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Sala Thai Restaurant – Photo Source

10880 N 32nd St #29, Phoenix

602-971-1293

http://www.salathaiaz.com/

Don’t let the location fool you – the food at Sala Thai Restaurant is amazing! The coconut shrimp, bok choy curry, and red curry are all delicious, and the presentation of the food is beautiful. Sala Thai Restaurant is worth checking out if you’re looking for an amazing Thai dining experience! Don’t forget to try the Thai iced tea – it’s the best we’ve ever had!


12. Thai Long-An

4447 N 7th Ave, Phoenix

602-374-4430

https://thailong-an.com/

We’ve had Pad Thai at Long An for years, which is undoubtedly the best. The food is great, and the service is friendly. The prices are reasonable, too. Thai Long An has been in business for years and has grown from a secret tip to an institution.

The first thing you’ll notice when entering Long An is the amount of produce they use in most dishes. Thai Long An serves up an easy-to-eat assortment of Pad Thai (the traditional dish), Tom Yum (a noodle dish with coconut milk), and Moo Larb (chicken and beef cooked in spicy chili sauce), among other favorite dishes. Still, all come with generous portions and delicious flavors that will keep you returning for more time and time again!


11. Thai E-San

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Thai E-San – Photo Source

616 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix

602-297-8888

https://www.thaiesanphx.com

If you’re coming to Phoenix, add Thai E-San to your list of places to eat. This Thai restaurant is a little north of the heart of downtown Phoenix. The food is mouthwatering and very reasonably priced. The service is wonderful, and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. We particularly enjoyed their Pad Thai and Green Curry. Try also their Chicken Satay — it’s some of the best we’ve ever had!


10. Authentic Thai Kitchen

Tom Yum Goong Thai Shrimp Lemongrass Soup @ Authentic Thai Kitchen - <a href="https://authenticthaikitchen.com/">Photo Source</a>
Tom Yum Goong Thai Shrimp Lemongrass Soup @ Authentic Thai Kitchen – Photo Source

4500 N 12th St, Phoenix

602-277-5065

https://authenticthaikitchen.com/

If you’re looking for an amazing Thai dining experience, check out Authentic Thai Kitchen. This modern restaurant offers incredible food with few traditional details. They provide great service and generous portions, making it a perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal. Their popular dishes include yellow curry with chicken, egg rolls, and pad thai. You won’t be disappointed!


9. Thai Rama

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Thai Rama – Photo Source

1221 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix

602-285-1123

https://www.thairamaaz.net

This restaurant is a bit more upscale than the others on our list, but it’s still a great place to enjoy some delicious Thai food. The decor is elegant, and the service is attentive. The menu features classic Thai dishes as well as some interesting fusion options. We enjoyed their take on Pad Thai as well as the Massaman Curry. The prices are a bit higher than the other places on our list, but the quality of the food and service is worth it.


8. Reign of Thai 

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Reign of Thai – Photo Source

12032 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix

602-328-9000

https://www.reignofthaiphx.com/

Take out only! Impeccable service and some of the best Thai food in town. Their popular dishes include garlic shrimp, Massaman beef curry, and hot pot. They offer a welcoming and family-friendly environment perfect for anyone looking for an amazing Thai food fix.


7. Krachai Thai Kitchen

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Krachai Thai Kitchen – Photo Source

3361 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix

602-942-0504

http://www.phoenixbestthaifood.com

Krachai, located near Deer Valley, is a Thai restaurant with an excellent selection of Thai foods and a full bar. Our pick: Krachai’s Pad Thai, served with fresh hot sauce and crunchy peanuts. You can also find other solid Thai dishes like Massaman Curry, Green Curry, and Tom Yum Soup. The service is good, and the atmosphere is casual yet inviting. Prices are about average for Thai food in Phoenix.


6. Golden Thai Kitchen

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Golden Thai Kitchen – Photo Source

1820 N 75th Ave #110, Phoenix

623-849-9301

https://www.goldenthaikitchenaz.com/

Golden Thai Kitchen is a great place to enjoy a delicious Thai meal. The restaurant is comfortable, and the service is friendly and fast. The curry is great, and the prices are very reasonable. It’s an amazing experience that you won’t want to miss. Try their Pad Thai, and it’s some of the best in town.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic restaurant the next time you’re in Phoenix!


5. Smile Thai Cuisine

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Smile Thai Cuisine – Photo Source

2107 South Rural Road, Tempe

480-894-5495

https://ordersmilethaicuisine.com

Smile Thai Cuisine is a great place to eat. Not only is it a modernly designed restaurant, but the service is also always impeccable, and the food is always delicious. The prices are reasonable, and they offer a wide selection of choices. You are guaranteed to find something to please all tastes at this restaurant. The staff is friendly and helpful. Their Panang curry is one of the best we’ve ever had. If you enjoy Thai food, you must try Smile Thai!


4. Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery

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Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery – Photo Source

8787 North Scottsdale Road, #104, Scottsdale

480-778-1999

https://scottsdale.soifour.com/

If you want an authentic experience or want to learn more about this awesome cuisine, then Soi 4 Bangkok is a great place to start. You can choose from various dishes, including Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, and what seems like every kind of curry imaginable. They have a wonderful variety of lunch specials as well too! If you haven’t tried their Pad Thai yet, you should try it at least once. It is great and SO delicious! We also recommend Tom Yum for an authentic experience.


3. Glai Baan

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Green Curry @ Glai Baan – Photo Source

2333 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix

602-595-5881

https://www.glaibaanaz.com/

If you’re looking for an excellent selection of authentic Thai food, a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect service, and delicious food, check out Glai Baan. This restaurant offers a wide variety of classic Thai dishes and unique fusion options. We enjoyed their Panang Curry and Kao Pad Pu. The portions are large, and the prices are very reasonable. You can’t ask for more than that!


2. Yupha’s Thai Kitchen

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Yupha’s Thai Kitchen – Photo Source

1805 East Elliot Road, #115, Tempe

480-839-0576

https://yuphas.com/

Yupha’s Thai Kitchen is a great place to go for Thai food in Phoenix. Not only does the restaurant have a great menu, but it also has an amazing staff and atmosphere. We recommend going to Yupha’s because of it. The restaurant is located in Tempe and is family-owned and operated. The owners are originally from Thailand and make sure that their food tastes like it too.

The menu has all your favorite Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai, Red Curry, and more. If you are looking for an authentic Thai experience, Yupha’s is the place to go. The service is outstanding, and the prices are very reasonable. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Thai food.


1. The Wild Thaiger

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The Wild Thaiger – Photo Source

2631 N Central Ave, Phoenix

602-241-8995

https://www.wildthaiger.com

Anybody who’s been to Phoenix and tried Thai food knows that the best Thai restaurants in town always are compared to The Wild Thaiger. It’s located north of downtown Phoenix and is considered one by far the best Thai restaurant in town. The Wild Thaiger has a reputation for being an upscale restaurant with its menu. However, it is still generally considered a place for people looking for something a little more casual than a sit-down dinner. It also has some of the better decors in town. The hot pot is something you should try. The food here is fresh, flavorful, and made with quality ingredients. The service is also very good. This is the place to go if you’re looking for an unforgettable Thai dining experience.


Phoenix is a great city to visit for food, but finding a good Thai restaurant can be a little tricky. We’ve compiled a list of the top 14 Thai restaurants in Phoenix, AZ, and hope this guide might help you find your next favorite spot.

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