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Thai dishes from Dee Dee
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.

Titaya's Thai Cuisine

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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.

Wat Zab Thai

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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.

Madam Mam's

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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.

Thai, How Are You?

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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.

Mai Thai Restaurant

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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.

Coat & Thai

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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.

Yummy Thai

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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.

Dee Dee

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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.

Little Thai Food

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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.

Sway Thai

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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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Thai Fresh

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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.

Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

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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.

IM Thai

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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.

Soursop

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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.

Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe

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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.

Titaya's Thai Cuisine

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.

Wat Zab Thai

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.

Madam Mam's

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.

Thai, How Are You?

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.

Mai Thai Restaurant

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

Coat & Thai

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.

Yummy Thai

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.

Dee Dee

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.

Little Thai Food

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.

Sway Thai

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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.

Travis Hallmark

Thai Fresh

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.

Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

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.

IM Thai

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.

Soursop

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.

Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe