Good Thai in Brisbane isn’t hard to find. The delicious South-East Asian street food is a favourite for many river-city locals, and for good reason. Its simple, quick and tastes amazing any day of the week. So to help you find the best Thai in Brisbane, we’ve made a list of 21 of the best Thai restaurants that we know you’ll fall in love with.
Table of contents
- 1. Boo’s Kitchen
- 2. Jumbo
- 3. Mons Ban Sabai
- 4. Phat Boy
- 5. Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant
- 6. Chai Thai
- 7. Phat Elephant
- 8. Thai Ways
- 9. Red Galanga
- 10. Kinn+Derm
- 11. Tarragindi Thai Restaurant
- 12. Thai Wi-Rat
- 13. Kid Curry
- 14. Heart Thai Food
- 15. Pawpaw and Pawpaw Asian Kitchen
- 16. sAme sAme
- 17. Mekhong
- 18. Golden Buddha
- 19. My Thai
- 20. Thai Kitchen
- General FAQs
1. Boo’s Kitchen
Fresh traditional flavours of northern Thailand are brought to Woolloongabba by Boo’s Kitchen. The menu is infused with features of Isan dishes from chef boo’s home in the northern region as well as lessons from Bussakorn aka boo and her family. With each dish carrying a little story, like the drunken noodles with prawns and scallops (allegedly created many years ago by a drunk chef) or the wagyu steak crying tiger (with an eye-watering spicy dipping sauce). Boo’s signature seafood dish is the soft shell crab with yellow curry (boo means crab in Thai), which is topped with shallots, onions and carrots and doused with yellow curry sauce.
Address: Shop 1/12 Annerley Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: 0426 395 515
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
With Thai chefs who ensure the menu is truly authentic while still experimenting with new flavours, Jumbo Thai has become a favourite for many Brisbane locals. The menu is packed full of all your favourite Thai feeds along with some potential new faves. From the signature purple butterfly pea dumplings to prawn tacos with shredded coconut and cucumber. but that’s not all, there’s the Southern Thai yellow curry with sand crab and vermicelli rice noodles or perhaps try the crispy pork belly vegetable stir-fry loaded with basil and chilli. There is also a great wine list features plenty of aromatic whites and light reds to complement the often full-on Thai flavours. and to add to the already authentic style of this restaurant they also offer Thai-influenced cocktails and imported Chao Siam Pale Ale on-tap.
Address: Level 1, Embassy Chambers, 214 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3477 6464
Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30 am – 9 pm, Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sun closed
3. Mons Ban Sabai
This iconic Brisbane Thai restaurant and cooking school is home to the city’s most awarded Thai food, voted Queensland’s best three years in a row. From is tasty entrees to flavourful mains this menu has something for everyone. From spring rolls and Thai fish cakes to tender beef and potato pieces in a thick sauce dotted with peanuts. why not give the Pla Lard Prik – juicy fish fillets in onion and sweet chilli sauce a go or try the Island curry with roasted duck, lychees and pineapple and many more.
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Address: 12A Martha St, Camp Hill QLD 4152
Phone: (07) 3843 5366
Hours: Mon- Thu 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Fri – Sat 5 pm – 10 pm, Sun 5 pm – 8:30 pm
4. Phat Boy
Phat Boy celebrates everything great about Thai cuisine. With entrees like duck spring rolls, crispy school prawns with kaffir aioli and crispy Thai noodles with bitter orange glaze, to mains like Kung Tung (a shareable seafood feast that is poured onto the table), duck and sweet potato yellow curry or classic Pad Thai served wrapped in an egg net. Phat Boy also has a carefully curated wine and beer list as well as delicious house-made cocktails like Tuk Tuk (gin, chilli-infused vodka, tequila, blue curacao, lychee pineapple and orange juice), Sawaddee Muang Thai (Hello Thailand) a delectable concoction of gin, vodka, ginger syrup and Thai iced tea, egg white, guava juice, star anise and cinnamon.
Address: 300 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3003 0281
Hours: Mon – Fri 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Sat 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Sun closed
5. Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant
Banana Leaf Thai restaurant serves authentic Thai food with all the flavours and colours you’ll expect, without the flight there. The menu boasts mouth-watering Thai dishes like prawns in hot-and-sour sauce, char-grilled satay chicken, slow-cooked pork belly with tom yum sauce and pan-fried barramundi with green-curry sauce and Kipfler potatoes. But that is not all, pad Thai and traditional jasmine fried rice dishes and stir-fries and curries are also available. You’ll be spoiled for choice here.
Address: 4/121 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane QLD 4169
Phone: (07) 3392 1006
Hours: Mon closed, Tue – Sat 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm – 8 pm
6. Chai Thai
New Farm locals frequently visit Chai Thai and for good reason. The menu is stacked with many authentic and cherished recipes, from the Panang chicken curry and seafood laksa to salt and pepper calamari salad and the classic pad Thai. But that’s not all why not give the barramundi with shiitake mushroom, ginger and vegetables a try or maybe even the crispy tiger prawns with tamarind sauce. Chai Thai has something for everyone.
Address: 148 Merthyr Rd, New Farm QLD 4005
Phone: (07) 3358 2202
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm
7. Phat Elephant
This Thai eatery and bar has fast become one of Brisbane’s go-to for authentic Thai food and binge-worthy cocktails for over 8 years. Phat Elephant’s menu is full of flavour and has delicious dishes for everyone like the crispy pork belly, crispy barramundi with sweet and sour sauce, and coconut prawn. They also have a dedicated vegan menu with dishes like Pad See Eew and pineapple fried rice, as well as a gluten-free menu. The drinks menu is also full of choice from beers and wines to cocktails and traditional Thai drinks.
Address: Post Office Square, Shop 7/215 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3236 4454
Hours: Mon – Fri 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Sat 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Sun Closed
8. Thai Ways
Thai ways offer a wide range of authentic flavours. These include Pad Prig Khing, Choo Chee Curry, Pad Kanar Mu Grob. As well as a range of noodle mains and salads, meat, seafood, and vegetable curries and stir-fries. There’s something for everyone here.
Address: 346 Sandgate Rd, Albion QLD 4010
Phone: (07) 3262 4972
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
9. Red Galanga
Red Galanga is one of Brisbane’s nicest Thai restaurants in Brisbane, especially for dining in. At Red Galanga, the menu is full of all your traditional favourites to choose from what could go wrong. You can enjoy everything from red duck curry and papaya salad to Tom Yum and crispy pork belly with kailan or why not try Panang curry or mixed vegetables stir-fried.
Address: 3/112 Bennetts Rd, Norman Park QLD 4170
Phone: (07) 3398 1889
Hours: Mon Closed, Tue – Thu 5 pm – 9 pm, Fri – Sat 5 pm – 9:30 pm, Sun 5 pm – 9 pm
The menu includes a large number of dishes including DIY duck San Choy Bau, grilled pork ribs, crispy whole barramundi, chilli jam crispy soft shell crabs, pad Thai will king prawns, crispy whole snapper, pork ribs cashew nut noodle and Tom Kha Kai soup and Nam-Tok wagyu beef plus more.
Address: Shop 1-R63 Westfield Chermside, Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3350 3931
Hours: Mon – Sat 11:30 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 4 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm
11. Tarragindi Thai Restaurant
Tarragindi Thai offers a genuine dining experience, with indoor and outdoor dining available. The menu is peppered with flavourful delights like spicy duck curry, Moreton Bay bug salt and pepper, mango with sticky rice and many more tasty dishes.
Address: Unit 1/6 Gapap St, Tarragindi QLD 4121
Phone: (07) 3848 9940
Hours: Mon – Sun 11 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 9:30 pm
12. Thai Wi-Rat
Thai Wi-Rat has some of the most affordable yet tasty authentic Thai in Brisbane. With a huge authentic menu featuring Thai-style fried rice with pork salami and grilled whole Thai catfish, to minced-duck salad and steamed pork on rice. Plus crispy coconut prawns, Yum Neua Num Tog – grilled beef salad served with coriander, mint and lime as well as homemade Thai fish cakes. This restaurant will have you coming back for more.
Address: 270-292 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3257 0884
Hours: Mon – Sun 11 am – 4 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
13. Kid Curry
What began as an online takeaway shop to keep staff employed soon became a popular source of amazing foods, will now become a physical shop. The menu is said to have a simple selection of curries that took inspiration from across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The menu may also include fragrant salads and grilled street food that capture the flavours of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Address: 826A Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: 0421 981 882
Hours: Mon Closed, Tue – Sun 4:45 pm – 8 pm
14. Heart Thai Food
Natural and fresh authentic Thai food is what Heart Thai food is known for. They aren’t your regular Thai restaurant they’re MSG-free, gluten-free and preservative-free and they also offer vegan options and healthier dishes. From laksa, duck curry or wok-fried pad pak. there’s also tom yam and green curry noodles plus many more authentic dishes to choose from you’ll struggle to choose.
Address: Shop 18 Milton Village, 36 Baroona Rd, Milton QLD 4064
Phone: (07) 3369 8555
Hours: Mon 5 pm – 9 pm, Tue – Fri 11 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm, Sat – Sun 5 pm – 9 pm
15. Pawpaw and Pawpaw Asian Kitchen
The menu of delicious Asian-inspired eats like chilli popcorn chicken, DIY duck pancakes or crispy fish tacos, canai curry served with roti bread, spicy pork-belly stir-fry, Thai fried rice as well as island duck curry, pad see ew and yellow potato curry. why not try the spicy pork belly, crispy fried fish fillet topped with tamarind or the red curry with roasted duck, tomato, capsicum, lychee and pineapple. There’s also a selection of refreshing beverages, both local and imported wines and beers are also available.
Address: 2/216 Riding Rd, Balmoral QLD 4171
Phone: (07) 3899 1691
Hours: Mon – Thu 5 pm – 8 pm, Fri – Sat 5 pm – 8:30 pm, Sun 5 pm – 8 pm
16. sAme sAme
sAme sAme is one Thai restaurant that people flock to for good reason, from its authentic style of Thai cuisine and fantastic drinks list to its amazing atmosphere. You’ll find all your favourites here as well as new ones to try. On the menu, you have the option of grilled pork neck served with toasted rice, spring onion, chilli and fish sauce or grilled chicken with lemongrass, turmeric, garlic, ginger and shallots. Other dishes include beef short rib and the som tum. they also have a 140-bottle wine list and a 110-bottle long list of tequilas.
Address: Shop AM3 Ada Lane 46 James Street Fortitude Valley, 4006
Phone: (07) 3188 1418
Hours: Mon 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Tue – Thu 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Fri – Sat 12 am – 3 pm, 5:30 pm – 11pm, Sun 12 am – 3 pm, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mekhong’s dishes are based on family recipes so you know they’re authentic. The menu includes vegetable and potato karri puffs, seafood keaw coco curry served in a whole young coconut, Kang pad ped red curry with roasted duck and chicken pad see ew. but that’s not all also on the menu is homemade Mekhong rolls, Thai-style Rice Balls, Chicken Salad and Daddy’s Kua beef curry.
Address: Shop 2/702 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD 4005
Phone: (07) 3254 2022
Hours: Mon – Thu 5 pm – 9 pm, Fri – Sun 5 pm – 10 pm
18. Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha is not your standard corner takeaway restaurant. This place is filled with fragrant dishes, fresh ingredients offering some amazing authentic Thai cuisine. From Tom Kha Gai, Barbeque Beef to Penang Curry and Pad Puk, you’ll be wanting more. Golden Buddha also offers cooking classes.
Address: D’Arcy Rd &, The Corso, Seven Hills QLD 4170
Phone: (07) 3902 0005
Hours: Mon – Sun 5 pm – 9 pm
19. My Thai
My Thai is one of Brisbane’s most exquisitely decorated Thai restaurants, just walking if you feel transported out of Brisbane. The menu also transports you out of Brisbane with must-try items include the fluffy fish cakes, the rich gaeng Kari (yellow curry), garlic chicken, lamb with sweet basil and the warm lemongrass salad with tiger prawns. if your feeling really adventurous why not give the big pineapple a try, filled with mouth-watering fried rice of tropical pineapple pieces, tiger prawns, sliced chicken breast, sultanas, peas and roasted cashew nuts.
Address: 113 Haig Rd, Auchenflower QLD 4066
Phone: (07) 3217 7277
Hours: Mon Closed, Tue – Sun 5 pm – 9 pm
20. Thai Kitchen
This inner-north Brisbane Thai restaurant has become popular for many reasons amazing food being the most important, there’s something for everyone on this menu. The family-run Thai Kitchen in Wilston is a favourite among locals for noodles, curries and stir fry as well as slow-cooked beef Massaman curry with potatoes or try vibrant curries.
Address: 102 Kedron Brook Rd, Wilston QLD 4051
Phone: (07) 3856 5031
Hours: Mon Closed, Tue – Sat 5 pm – 9 pm, Sun Closed
Boo's Kitchen would have to be one of the best Thai restaurants in Brisbane. Not only for the traditional family recipes but also for the amazing atmosphere, however, the real foodies will loveMons Ban Sabai. The eatery was awarded Brisbane's best Thai three years in a row.
Phat Boy would have to be one of the best places to get good Thai food in Brisbane's CBD. With such a large menu and variety you can't go wrong.
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