Even though Perth is not as well-known as Sydney or Melbourne as a foodie destination, this is changing at a rate of knots.
Not including its own beautiful, local produce, Perth’s close proximity to the Indian Ocean (and Asia) means that it has easy access to a plethora of ingredients and to exotic cuisines and cultures.
Although there are plenty of cuisines to consider, this article highlights the 15 best Thai restaurants in Perth right now.
Wok & Ladle: Thai Eatery
The first entry on our list is a restaurant that places authenticity of flavour and atmosphere above all else.
Although it has a relatively small menu, Wok & Ladle has been commended by patrons for serving authentic, fuss-free food and has been made famous by their signature crispy pork belly stir-fry dish.
What is great about this place, is that you have the option to build your own curry or stir-fry to your preference.
For the less adventurous soul, their menu offers a range of traditional Thai classics like Masaman, red, green and yellow curries, Tom Yum soup, larb and Pad Thai noodles to choose from.
Wok and Ladle is renowned for its friendly service, making their customers feel right at home in their restaurant.
Location: Carlton Centre 8/232 Hay St, East Perth WA, Australia.
Opening hours: Monday- Friday: 11 am – 2.30 pm, 4.30 pm- 8.30 pm.
Saturday: 4 pm- 8.30 pm.
Although they don’t have a website, they regularly update their Facebook page.
Louder Louder is one of Perth’s most popular Thai joints, offering a contemporary take on classic Northeastern Thai cuisine (or Issan-Thai cuisine).
This is accomplished by combining authentic Thai dishes and cooking techniques with Australia’s finest ingredients and pairing dishes with Australian wines and beers.
Favourites out of the Louder, Louder kitchen include their Tom Yum noodles, beef ribs Massaman Curry and slow-cooked pork hock with rice… not to mention their huge array of cocktails, wines and beers.
If you find yourself in Northbridge, we strongly recommend this place!
Location: 47 Lake Street , Northbridge ,Perth, Western Australia 6003.
Opening hours: Monday- Sunday: 11 am – 10 pm
Also known as Perth’s hidden gem, this Thai-inspired tapas eatery is literally tucked away behind an entrance. Once you cross the threshold into the venue, you will find it to have beautiful decor and an intimate atmosphere.
The menu is filled with enticing small plates including noodle wrapped prawns, hot pot soup, pok pok chicken wings and of course a wide range of curries.
When you visit, remember to bring along your own alcohol as they have a “Bring Your Own” policy for alcohol which is a plus for a lot of diners.
Location: The Mint House, 21/326 Hay St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Opening hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 6 pm – 9.30 pm
Friday- Saturday: 6 pm- 10 pm
Sunday- Tuesday: Closed
Directly translated to “come and taste”, Long Chim serves food inspired by the markets and street food of Bangkok, and boy does it deliver!
It is highly recommended to book ahead to get a space but once you are in, the service is of a high standard and is friendly.
Portions are designed for sharing and giving recommendations on what to eat is challenging because everything is delicious and are authentic representations of Thai Street Food; transporting you back to the bustling streets of Bangkok through taste and flavour alone.
Be sure to check them out.
Location: State buildings, Barrack St &, St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 12 pm – 9.30 pm
Friday- Saturday: 12 pm- 10.30 pm
Sunday- Monday: Closed
BAAN BAAN serves up familiar home-cooked foods and is the epitome of its name directly meaning “comfort and simple”. This is another Thai restaurant where bookings are highly recommended which can be easily done on their website.
BAAN BAAN is a cosy, homely establishment and is famous for its fish wrapped in banana leaves and turmeric pork dishes, nevermind their other classics like papaya salad and Pad Thai.
There are just so many options to choose from; it would probably be beneficial to visit them multiple times!
Location: 172 Newcastle St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Opening hours: Monday- Tuesday: Closed
Dinner: Wednesday- Sunday: 5.30 pm – 10 pm
Lunch: Friday- Sunday: 11.30 am- 2.30 pm
This 2021 born Thai-Japanese fusion restaurant is passionate about using locally sourced ingredients to deliver the best food and keeping customers happy.
Their lunch and dinner menu is small but does not disappoint with mouth watering classics like Tom Yum soup and chicken and cashew nut stir-fry; it is no wonder that this new kid on the block is fast becoming one of Perth’s go to restaurants.
Location: 9/265 Walcott St, North Perth WA 6006, Australia
Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday: 11 am- 3 pm, 5 pm- 8.30 pm
Monday: 11 am- 3 pm
With its fusion between Thai and Cambodian cuisine, it would be a sin to leave Mae Khong Thai off of the list. This family run restaurant is all about bringing together the community through good food with the best quality local ingredients.
Some customer favourites include any and everything with their Satay sauce, Pad Thai and Green Curries. Customers also have commented on the wonderful hospitality of the owner who really goes out of their way to make you feel at home.
Location: 56 Walter Rd W, Bedford WA 6052, Australia
Opening hours: Monday- Sunday: 5 pm- 10 pm
Full Moon is another family owned restaurant and is located a few blocks away from the main cafe strip in Perth, known for a delightful all-round dining experience. Bookings are not just recommended, but essential.
Even though it is a long-standing establishment, locals scramble to get a seat to enjoy their unpretentious Green and Red curries, golden bags, crunchy spring rolls and satay chicken.
Location: 310 Walcott St, Menora WA 6050, Australia
Opening hours: Wednesday-Monday: 5 pm- 9 pm
Open since 2013, the Royal Siam Kitchen boasts dishes demonstrating attention to detail that harness the five senses to create the ultimate culinary experience.
The recipes in this family run kitchen have been passed down from generation to generation but have been adapted to accommodate the Western palate.
Some of their best dishes include their Massaman and Green Curries as well as their Pad Thai and Cashew Nut Stir Fry. It is an oldie, but a goodie- check it out if you can.
Location: Eastbrook Village Apartments, 33/82 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia
Opening hours: Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: 5 pm- 9 pm
Wednesday- Friday: 11 am- 2 pm, 5 pm- 9 pm
This family business’ second restaurant venue is located in the old post office in Leederville- giving a Thai atmosphere in a beautiful Australian building.
Their dishes are crafted to incorporate both cultures into the dining experience by serving the food on what looks like old, Victorian leaflets and newspapers.
The food comes in sizable portions and some of the favourites include their duck curry and papaya salad. A definite must to try out.
Location: Old Post Office Leederville WA 6007, Australia
Opening hours: Monday- Friday: 11 am- 3 pm , 5 pm- 9 pm
Saturday: 12 pm- 2 pm, 5 pm- 10 pm
Located away from the city centre and in the Hillarys Boat Harbour, is the award-winning Dusit Dheva By the Sea Restaurant. Their experienced chef has created a menu, designed for sharing, of street-food inspired Thai food.
People come from all over to experience this inspired, modern take on Thai cuisine which promotes the quality seafood on its doorstep. If you are keen to explore the coastline surrounding Perth and have a hankering for Thai food, this is the place to try.
Location: Shop 206 Hillarys Boardwalk, Hillarys WA 6025, Australia
Opening hours: Wednesday- Sunday: 11.30 am- 3 pm , 5 pm- 8.30 pm
Monday: 5.30 pm- 8.30 pm
In the heart of Perth CBD you will find Soi Shafto with a menu overflowing with classic options like Massaman Curry, Pork Chilli and Basil Stir-fry and Papaya Salad each served with a unique twist.
The interior of the restaurant is modern and cosmopolitan with great turnaround times for a quick bite for lunch.
Location: Shop 15 Shafto Ln, 876 Hay St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Opening hours: Monday- Friday: 11 am- 2 pm
Friday- Saturday: 5 pm- 9 pm
Garden Thai Cuisine
East Victoria Park
This open-plan kitchen restaurant has a beautiful location and even better food. The chefs there tailor the meals to your heat preference and it is a no-brainer why many locals choose this as their go-to-Thai.
Their fishcakes come highly recommended and their staff are always accommodating and friendly. Other dishes to try out include their Panang curry and Tom Kha soup.
Location: 975 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101, Australia
Opening hours: Thursday- Sunday: 11 am- 2 pm, 5 pm- 8.30 pm
Wednesday: 5 pm- 8.30 pm
Monday- Tuesday: Closed
Although they don’t have a website the menu can be found here.
This Northbridge Thai restaurant has generous portion sizes and delivers on authentic Thai flavour. Their green curry, Tom Kha soup and jumbo rice noodle soup (the lunch special) is raved about by customers.
Thailicious also is a great place for families to eat and their staff and service is friendly and efficient. It is a safe option for lunch and dinner as you know you are bound to have a great dining experience here.
Location: 160 James St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia
Opening hours: Monday- Sunday: 11 am- 9.30 pm
Although they don’t have a website the menu can be found here.