The 15 Best Thai Restaurants In Brisbane

Thai food is undoubtedly one of the most wholesome and delicious cuisines in the world.

Whether you are a weary traveller who is eager for the nostalgic tastes of Thailand or you are a local that is keen to try something new, you are guaranteed to find the best restaurant for you in the list below.

Read on to find out about the 15 best Thai restaurants in Brisbane.

15 Best Thai Restaurants In Brisbane

Jumbo

Opening our look at the best Thai restaurants in Brisbane with have Jumbo.

This Thai restaurant is both traditional and experimental. It has fast become a favourite amongst Brisbane locals for a reason. Their Purple Butterfly Pea Dumplings are utterly phenomenal and the Prawn Tacos with Shredded Coconut are equally as exquisite.

If you are looking for a more traditional option, then their southern Thai Yellow Curry with Sand Crab and Rice Noodles is to die for.

Excitingly, their wine list boasts an enigmatic range of aromatic white wines and airy reds to fully maximise the flavour sensation of these dishes.

If cocktails are more your thing, be sure to try their wide range of Thai-influenced beverages that will be sure to enhance your dining experience.

Location: Level 1, Embassy Chambers, 214 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30 am – 9 pm, Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sun closed

Boo’s Kitchen

This restaurant showcases all of the multifaceted, authentic flavours of Northern Thailand. The menu boasts a range of Isan dishes and each option carries its own story. For instance, the Drunken Noodles (with delicious prawns and scallops) were apparently crafted by an inebriated chef.

Isan cuisine tends to be fiery and the Wagyu Steak (with a beautifully spicy sauce) is enough to make your eyes water but it is undoubtedly worth it.

Their seafood dishes like the Soft Shell Crab with Yellow Curry Sauce is topped with onions and shallots and is highly recommended.

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Location: Shop 1/12 Annerley Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Opening Hours: Mon 11:30 am–2 pm and 5:30 pm –9:30 pm, Tues Closed, Wed – Fri 11:30 am–2 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sat 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sun Closed

Phat Boy

This restaurant showcases everything that is wonderful with regards to Thai food.

With Crispy Duck Spring Rolls to start alongside an option of Crunchy Prawns with Kaffir Aioli and Thai Noodles with a delicious citrus glaze, you will undoubtedly find the dish to suit you at Phat Boy.

Indulge in meals like the Kung Tung, a seafood feast that is ideal for sharing (if you really have to!) They also serve the classic Pad Thai that comes served wrapped in an authentically intricate egg net.

There is also an extensive selection of beer and wine available, making the venue the perfect spot for a great night out with friends and family alike.

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Location: 300 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Sat 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Sun closed

Mons Ban Sabai 

This restaurant is iconic for many reasons including the indisputable fact that it is the city’s most awarded Thai dining spot. So no wonder it’s made our list of the best Thai restaurants in Brisbane.

Their scrumptious entrees and wholesome mains hold something for every kind of eater. The Thai Fish Cakes are thoroughly recommended as are the Potato Pieces in a delicious sauce.

If seafood is more your thing, then the Plan Lard Prik is definitely for you: salivate over the mouth-watering fish fillets in a sweet chilli sauce.

Once you have visited this temple to authentic Thai cuisine, you will definitely come back time and time again.

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Location: 12A Martha St, Camp Hill QLD 4152
Opening Hours: Mon- Thu 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Fri – Sat 5 pm – 10 pm, Sun 5 pm – 8:30 pm

Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant 

This restaurant serves wholesome Thai food with all of the flavour that you could possibly wish for. If you are looking for genuine Thai food without the expensive flight to Thailand, then this is the spot for you.

The menu contains taste bud tingling Thai dishes such as the Prawns in a Hot Sauce, Slow-Cooked Pork Belly with Tom Yum Sauce and the all-time favourite Char-Grilled Satay Chicken.

If you are feeling less experimental, then there’s also a range of delicious stir fry dishes on offer. Banana Leaf truly has something for every palate.

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Location: 4/121 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane QLD 4169
Opening Hours: Mon closed, Tue – Sat 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Phat Elephant

This Thai restaurant has undoubtedly become one of the best spots in Brisbane for irresistible Thai delicacies.

The menu is packed full of aromatic dishes including Crispy Barramundi with Sweet and Sour Sauce, divine Pork Belly and an extensive range of vegan options including Pad See Eew with Pineapple Fried Rice.

There is also a gluten-free menu and as such, this is one of the most inclusive restaurants in the whole of Brisbane.

Finally, the drinks menu is also wide ranging serving cocktails, beers, wines and Thai beverages. 

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Location: Post Office Square, Shop 7/215 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Sat 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sun Closed

Chai Thai

15 Best Thai Restaurants In Brisbane

This is a hotspot for locals for a reason, the food is absolutely phenomenal. So good, in fact, that we had to put it on our list of the best Thai restaurants in Brisbane.

The menu is packed with as many authentic recipes as you can imagine ranging from the Seafood Laksa to the Salt and Pepper Calamari. And let’s not forget the unbeatable Pad Thai.

For those sad-eyed travellers who are missing the flavoursome tastes of Thailand, this place will be a source of joy. If you are looking to try something new, then definitely go for the barramundi with shiitake mushrooms. Yum!

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Location: 148 Merthyr Rd, New Farm QLD 4005
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm

Thai Ways

This restaurant offers an extensive range of faithful dishes ranging from Pad Prik King, Pad Kanar Mu Grob and Choo Chee Curry. They also boast a wider range of noodle-based mains, seafood and veggie curries. There is something to suit every appetite Thai Ways.

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Location: 346 Sandgate Rd, Albion QLD 4010
Opening Hours: Mon – Tue 4:45 pm – 9 pm, Wed – Fri 11:30 am–2 pm and 4:45 pm – 9 pm, Sat – Sun 4:45 pm – 9 pm

Red Galanga 

Red Galanga is one of the finest Thai eateries in the whole of Brisbane and is the perfect spot for dining in. The menu is packed with traditional dishes and their sublime Red Duck Curry is highly recommended. And then there’s the delightfully Crispy Pork Belly which is also pretty memorable.

For those vegetarians out there, the Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables are just as tasty as the meat options.

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Location: 3/112 Bennetts Rd, Norman Park QLD 4170
Opening Hours: Mon Closed, Tue – Thu 5 pm – 9 pm, Fri – Sat 5 pm – 9:30 pm, Sun 5 pm – 9 pm

Thai Wi-Rat 

Next on our look at the best Thai restaurants in Brisbane we have a place that is both affordable and delicious.

And with a menu that boasts some of the most authentic Thai in the whole city, you will be spoilt for choice. Try the Thai-Style Fried Rice with Pork Salami or the Catfish to tantalise your taste buds.

Alternatively, the Minced Duck Salad is equally as beautiful for those who are seeking a (slightly) lighter option. The much-loved Coconut Prawns are beautifully prepared and as such, this restaurant will leave you feeling glad to visited.

Location: 270-292 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11 am – 4 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kinn+Derm

This menu boasts a wide range of moreish meat dishes including the Grilled Pork Ribs and Duck San Choy Bau. If it’s fish that you’re looking for ,then wrap your jaws around the Soft Shell Crab with their exquisite Chilli Jam or try some juicy King Prawns.

The Nam-Tok Wagyu Beef is also thoroughly recommended for those diner who like punchy seasoning.

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Location: Shop 1-R63 Westfield Chermside, Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 4 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm

Tarragindi Thai Restaurant 

Boasting a truly authentic dining experience, Tarragindi Thai Restaurant has a point of difference from many of the other establishments on this rundown of the best Thai Restaurants in Brisbane. It has an outdoor dining area. This makes it the perfect location for the summer months.

Whilst there, you should definitely sample the delights of their flavoursome Duck Curry, or the Mango with Sticky Rice.

This place is totally worth a visit next time you get Thai food cravings.

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Location: Unit 1/6 Gapap St, Tarragindi QLD 4121
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 9:30 pm

Kid Curry

Do not be fooled by the name, this Thai food store is no longer a little guy in Brisbane’s Thai scene. Although it began as a small online takeaway, it has now expanded into the physical realm due to its outstanding popularity.

The menu boasts simply yet delicious Thai curries and delicate, succulent seafood – taking inspiration from across Southeast Asia.

This hotspot is definitely one to try.

Location: 826A Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Opening Hours: Mon Closed, Tue – Sun 4:45 pm – 8 pm

Heart Thai Food

If you are looking for a wholesome Thai experience in a restaurant that is renowned for using only the fresh ingredients, then Heart Thai is the destination for you.

They’re also undoubtedly one of the most inclusive restaurants on this list as they only serve gluten-free, MSG-free and preservative-free food. Better still, they also offer a generous range of vegan options and pride themselves on only serving the healthiest dishes.

But have no fear. Flavour is definitely not compromised and you can indulge in a Duck Curry, Laksa, or Wok-Fried Pad Pak of the highest quality. In fact, you will be spoilt for choice.

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Location: Shop 18 Milton Village, 36 Baroona Rd, Milton QLD 4064
Opening Hours: Mon 5 pm – 9 pm, Tue – Fri 11 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm, Sat – Sun 5 pm – 9 pm

Pawpaw And Pawpaw Asian Kitchen

At this fine Thai restaurant, you can indulge in delights like the Chilli Popcorn Chicken that is lovingly prepared alongside other wonderful dishes including Duck Pancakes, Canal Curry and a beautiful Pork-Belly Stir-Fry.

There is also an extensive range of alcoholic beverages on offer and they showcase local wines as well as imported wine and beer. This is the perfect spot for a date night or a gathering of friends and family.

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Location: 2/216 Riding Rd, Balmoral QLD 4171
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 5 pm – 8 pm, Fri – Sat 5 pm – 8:30 pm, Sun 5 pm – 8 pm

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