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Thai dishes from Dee Dee
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15 Fantastic Thai Restaurants in Austin

Everything between curries and sticky rice

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Thai dishes from Dee Dee
| Grace C./Yelp

Thai cuisine hits all the right notes: rich, spicy, sweet, and deeply flavorful. The Southeast Asian country offers up coconut-laced curries, spicy seared meats and vegetables, satisfying noodles, plus those good ol pad Thai dishes, if that’s what you’re into. Top it off with sticky rice desserts and Thai iced tea, and you’re set.

Here is Eater’s guide to Austin’s top Thai restaurant destinations. From household staples like Titaya’s Thai Cuisine and Thai Fresh to casual eateries like Madam Mam’s and Sap’s, the city’s steadfast Thai food trucks like Dee Dee and newcomer Soursop, and a whole bunch of punny names. While some spots stick to traditional Thai cuisines, others add a bit of Texas heat.

For more Asian fare, check out Eater’s map to the best restaurants for South Asian and Chinese food, as well as the city’s spiciest dishes.

Everything below is unranked. Is your favorite Thai spot missing? Let Eater know in the comments, through the tipline, or over on the forum.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Titaya's Thai Cuisine

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5501 N Lamar Blvd Ste C101
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 458-1792
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This North Lamar favorite serves traditional Thai dishes along with Asian fusion options as well. Titaya’s classic favorites are front and center with options like the Ta-Lay Dancing, a spicy combination of stir-fried shrimp, squid, green mussels, and vegetables.

2. Wat Zab Thai

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5000 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

Wat Zab began in San Marcos a few years ago, and recently trekked to Austin, making Burnet Road its home. The menu includes dishes like egg rolls, curries, pineapple fried rice, and noodles.

3. Madam Mam's

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2514 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 472-8306
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The Austin Thai mini-chain is a favorite amongst Austinites. The menu, created by owner Chatfuang Mam, is a reflection of her food education, culinary knowledge, and generational methods. She was once married to Sap Apisaksari, but after the divorce, she kept the restaurant, and he opened Sap's.

4. Thai, How Are You?

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2100 A Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 482-8919
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Right on the Drag, Thai, How Are You? offers favorites like noodles, curries, and stir-fries, along with a lengthy sushi menu and bento boxes. The restaurant also has a food truck.

5. Mai Thai Restaurant

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207 San Jacinto Blvd #201
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8244
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The downtown Thai restaurant offers up lunch combinations with soup, salad, and a main dish, and a more extensive dinner menu with the usuals.

6. Coat & Thai

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1720 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
Phone number (512) 970-2154

Quirky name aside, this Thai food truck offers some of the city’s best Thai cuisine. Coat & Thai serves fresh, made-to-order dishes from chef Ninrat Kokpluai-Spurlock.

7. Yummy Thai

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75 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 736-6506

Located on Rainey Street, this food truck stands up to its name, ready for the hungry roamers of the busy street. Known for its larger portions, expect to find curries, noodles, and stir-fries.

8. Dee Dee

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1906 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX

Dee Dee translates into “good, good,” and that is exactly what the East Side food truck is, under the helm of Lakana Trubiana. The short but strong menu includes specials. Try the moo ping, Thai pork skewers, and see if mangos are in season for dessert.

9. Little Thai Food

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1207 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 567-9299

Despite its small size and name, the South First food trailer has an extensive menu offering dishes big in flavor. Enjoy classic plates like pad Thai, tom kha, fried, and more.

10. Sway Thai

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1417 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-1999
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Sway’s chic decor and open kitchen sets the right ambiance for a special occasion or night out, while offering modern take on Thai classics with Australian influences.

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11. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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Thai Fresh is a restaurant, café, and bakery that focuses on local, sustainable ingredients. The cozy South Austin spot offers traditional Thai dishes and homemade vegan and gluten-free desserts. The small market also sells hard-to-find Thai ingredients.

12. Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

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4514 West Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 899-8525
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Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine offers a diverse and extensive menu with curries, noodles, soups, and very spicy green beans. South Austinites can visit the West Gate location, and North Austin gets the Burnet Road one.

13. IM Thai

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5207 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley, TX 78745
(512) 892-2744
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IM Thai offers up everything from crunchy spring rolls, curries, noodles, to rice dishes. Look out for house specials like the Som Tum Gai Yang, a not-too-spicy dish that includes a papaya salad and Thai grilled chicken.

14. Soursop

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440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste G-2
Austin, TX 78745

Austin’s Thai newcomer can be found in the city’s newest craft brewery, St. Elmo. The truck mixes traditional Thai cuisine with at-home Texas flare. Soursop offers brunch and dinner and its menu includes dishes like omelet rice and pho-tine, a dish featuring herb-seasoned fries with pho gravy and a take on cheese curds.

15. Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe

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5517 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 326-1619
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Tuk Tuk Thai Café has a reputation for tasty cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff. All dishes are made-to-order, use fresh ingredients, and are backed by three generations of experience. Check out the chef’s special available for weekday lunch.

1. Titaya's Thai Cuisine

5501 N Lamar Blvd Ste C101, Austin, TX 78751

This North Lamar favorite serves traditional Thai dishes along with Asian fusion options as well. Titaya’s classic favorites are front and center with options like the Ta-Lay Dancing, a spicy combination of stir-fried shrimp, squid, green mussels, and vegetables.

5501 N Lamar Blvd Ste C101
Austin, TX 78751

2. Wat Zab Thai

5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Wat Zab began in San Marcos a few years ago, and recently trekked to Austin, making Burnet Road its home. The menu includes dishes like egg rolls, curries, pineapple fried rice, and noodles.

5000 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

3. Madam Mam's

2514 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

The Austin Thai mini-chain is a favorite amongst Austinites. The menu, created by owner Chatfuang Mam, is a reflection of her food education, culinary knowledge, and generational methods. She was once married to Sap Apisaksari, but after the divorce, she kept the restaurant, and he opened Sap's.

2514 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

4. Thai, How Are You?

2100 A Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Right on the Drag, Thai, How Are You? offers favorites like noodles, curries, and stir-fries, along with a lengthy sushi menu and bento boxes. The restaurant also has a food truck.

2100 A Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

5. Mai Thai Restaurant

207 San Jacinto Blvd #201, Austin, TX 78701

The downtown Thai restaurant offers up lunch combinations with soup, salad, and a main dish, and a more extensive dinner menu with the usuals.

207 San Jacinto Blvd #201
Austin, TX 78701

6. Coat & Thai

1720 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Quirky name aside, this Thai food truck offers some of the city’s best Thai cuisine. Coat & Thai serves fresh, made-to-order dishes from chef Ninrat Kokpluai-Spurlock.

1720 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

7. Yummy Thai

75 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Located on Rainey Street, this food truck stands up to its name, ready for the hungry roamers of the busy street. Known for its larger portions, expect to find curries, noodles, and stir-fries.

75 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Dee Dee

1906 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX

Dee Dee translates into “good, good,” and that is exactly what the East Side food truck is, under the helm of Lakana Trubiana. The short but strong menu includes specials. Try the moo ping, Thai pork skewers, and see if mangos are in season for dessert.

1906 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX

9. Little Thai Food

1207 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Despite its small size and name, the South First food trailer has an extensive menu offering dishes big in flavor. Enjoy classic plates like pad Thai, tom kha, fried, and more.

1207 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

10. Sway Thai

1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
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Sway’s chic decor and open kitchen sets the right ambiance for a special occasion or night out, while offering modern take on Thai classics with Australian influences.

1417 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

11. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704

Thai Fresh is a restaurant, café, and bakery that focuses on local, sustainable ingredients. The cozy South Austin spot offers traditional Thai dishes and homemade vegan and gluten-free desserts. The small market also sells hard-to-find Thai ingredients.

909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

12. Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

4514 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine offers a diverse and extensive menu with curries, noodles, soups, and very spicy green beans. South Austinites can visit the West Gate location, and North Austin gets the Burnet Road one.

4514 West Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745

13. IM Thai

5207 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745

IM Thai offers up everything from crunchy spring rolls, curries, noodles, to rice dishes. Look out for house specials like the Som Tum Gai Yang, a not-too-spicy dish that includes a papaya salad and Thai grilled chicken.

5207 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

14. Soursop

440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste G-2, Austin, TX 78745

Austin’s Thai newcomer can be found in the city’s newest craft brewery, St. Elmo. The truck mixes traditional Thai cuisine with at-home Texas flare. Soursop offers brunch and dinner and its menu includes dishes like omelet rice and pho-tine, a dish featuring herb-seasoned fries with pho gravy and a take on cheese curds.

440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste G-2
Austin, TX 78745

15. Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe

5517 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745

Tuk Tuk Thai Café has a reputation for tasty cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff. All dishes are made-to-order, use fresh ingredients, and are backed by three generations of experience. Check out the chef’s special available for weekday lunch.

5517 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78745

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