Thinking about hopping on a plane to grab some authentic Thai food? We’ve got great news for you: you don’t have to go that far for some of the best Thai dishes on the planet. Austin’s famous culinary scene is stacked with amazing Thai restaurants that offer dishes from pad thai and green papaya salad to tom yum, khao soi, and phat kaphrao. Give your taste buds an exotic vacation without leaving Texas with this list of the best Thai food in Austin.
The Best Thai Restaurants and Food in Austin
1. Madam Mam’s
26th Nueces St – Formerly at 2514 Guadalupe St
Madam Mam’s is a fantastic Thai restaurant serving up everything from appetizers like satay, spring rolls, and edamame to entrees featuring fried rice and stir-fried noodles.
2. Titaya’s Thai Cuisine
5501 N Lamar Blvd Suite C101
Titaya’s serves up a blend of classic Thai dishes and Asian fusion meals. Try one of their Titaya classics — our favorite is the Hor Mok Talay featuring a housemade red curry soufflé with white fish, shrimp, green mussels, and squid.
3. Tuk Tuk Thai Café
5517 Manchaca Rd
Tuk Tuk Café offers casual, contemporary dining featuring authentic Thai food. Each meal is lovingly crafted and backed by three generations of Thai culinary experience. The menu is packed with curries, stir-fries and vegetarian specials, ensuring a great dining experience for all tastes. Don’t miss their Thai tea — a delicious iced blend you won’t soon forget.
4. Dee Dee
4202 Manchaca Rd at Radio Coffee & Beer – Formerly at 1906 E. Cesar Chavez St
This food truck specializes in Northeastern Thai street food like the kind you find in Thailand’s countryside. Born and raised in Thailand, owner Lakana’s dishes are the real deal when it comes to Thai food. Try the pad kra pow or for something a little smaller, opt for the Mango and sticky rice dessert.
5. Mai Thai Restaurant
207 San Jacinto Blvd #201
Located in downtown Austin, Mai Thai is the perfect spot to go if you’re craving Thai food while exploring the sights of Austin. The menu features a wide spread of the classic Thai dishes and the curries have just the right amount of spice. People rave about the tom yum and the Panang curry.
6. Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine
4514 West Gate Blvd | 5800 Burnet Rd
Sap’s Restaurant offers everything from Thai chicken wings to get you started to sweet sticky rice with Thai egg custard to wrap things up with a sweet treat. For main entrees, you’ll find a long list of noodle soups, sweet and sour stir-fries, and fried rice meals.
7. East Side King
1618 E 6th St | 2310 S Lamar Blvd | 10710 Research Blvd | 4701 183A Toll Rd.
East Side King is a Japanese street food truck that serves Asian dishes including some popular Thai favorites. Try the Thai Chicken Kara-Agé — a gluten-free meal —
That is sure to deliver thanks to the perfect blend of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty flavors.