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The ever-elusive Titaya's has pushed their opening back again, and at least a third of Austin is now desperately craving duck curry. Last week, Eater asked readers to share their favorite go-to Thai restaurants around town. From elevated Australian-style Thai at Sway to cheap and delicious eats at Thai Kitchen, check out these fifteen great options below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Thai Kitchen

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3009 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 474-2575
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Many readers cite Thai Kitchen as their go-to spot. One commenter notes "Maybe not the best, but they're cheap, open late, and they do great soups and curries." Another recommends the Thai hot and spicy Indian fried rice and their nussamum gai.

[Photo: Thai Kitchen/Facebook]

2. Sway Thai

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1417 S. 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-1999
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A number of Eater readers recommend swanky Sway as their favorite Thai restaurant. Several more wish they were rich enough to patronize it on the regular. Phrases like "that is if money wasn't an issue" and "if I was rich" accompanied half the recommendations of executive chef Alexis Chong's Australian-style Thai restaurant.

3. Madam Mam's

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2514 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 472-8306
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This campus classic is a go-to for many members of the UT community. Commenter bsbearden says, "Madam Mam's has been on the top of my list since it opened."

4. Little Thai Food

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1207 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 567-9299
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Commenter Aaron Hyman recommends this South First trailer, calling it "pretty amazing."

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5. Ka-Prow Restaurant

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1200 W Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 990-2111
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This north Austin restaurant offers a pan-Asian menu, but their clear speciality is Thai food. Commenter Adrian calls it his go-to.

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6. Thai Cuisine

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4101 W Parmer Ln, Ste F
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 835-7888
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Many, many readers recommend this North Austin Thai restaurant. A Facebook commenter Kristin recommends, "Guay Tiew Sub (stir-fried flat rice noodles with curry powder and gravy sauce) -- so good. A big bowl of Tom Jerd soup if I'm not feeling well, it hits the spot. Authentic and very well done"

[Photo: Oliva P./Yelp]

7. Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

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4514 W Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 899-8525
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Sap's is another Austin favorite, garnering mentions from numerous readers. One tipster recommends the pork spare rib stew because "holy shhhhhh." Sap's second location on Burnet Road is getting very close to opening as well.

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8. IM Thai

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5207 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley, TX 78745
(512) 892-2744
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Several commenters recommend this Sunset Valley Thai restaurant. Commenter Kristin says "get the Tiger Cry and Tom Ka." They also have a branch in Buda.

[Photo: Jose L/Yelp]

9. Chang Thai

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13000 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 491-8859
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Commenter Neil recommends this spot and says, "their yellow curry and pineapple fried rice are great with good sized portions."

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10. Thai Taste

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7010 W Highway 71, Ste 180
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 382-5263
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Commenter Casey has the lowdown: "It's a tiny place in the HEB shopping center at the Y intersection. We've been going there for years. The food is flavorful and they make the best Tom Kah I've had. The owner is really sweet. She also happens to be very good friends with Titaya and helped with the taste testing for the new menu."

[Photo: James F./Yelp]

11. Thai Passion

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620 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-1244
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Two different readers recommend this downtown Thai spot. Their offerings can be a bit uneven, but the fact that they're open until 3 a.m. definitely ups their go-to status. They also have a location in Southpark Meadows.

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12. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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This South Austin combination Thai restaurant/coffee house is helmed by Jam Sanitchat and Bruce Barnes, who focus on using locally-sourced ingredients. Santichat has written a book on Thai cooking, and frequently teaches classes. Lenoir's Todd Duplechan is a big fan.

[Photo: Katie O./Yelp]

13. Thamnak Thai

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200 Buttercup Creek Blvd, Ste 128
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 331-3810
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Cedar Parkians should check out this spot according to Twitter tipster Mike Lyons," who says he's a "fan."

[Photo: Nutchanat P./Yelp]

14. Thai Thani

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2101 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 574-6255
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Thai food is hard to come by east of 35, and this little yellow truck puts out reliably tasty curries and other classics in Cherrywood.

[Photo: Patthama M./Yelp]

15. Titaya's

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5501 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 458-1792
It is safe to say that Titaya's is a go-to Thai restaurant for many, many Austinites, especially those in the Hyde Park and North Loop area. Their new menu will maintain many of their classic offerings, so regulars should be able to still get their favorites.

[Photo: Mike Lyons/Twitter]

16. Little Thailand

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4315 Caldwell Lane
Del Valle, TX 78617
(512) 247-3855
Blogger RL Reeves highly recommends this out-of-the-way Thai spot made of several trailers. Check out his write-up here. [Photo: Little Thailand/Facebook]

17. A Touch of Fire

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343 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-5269
A reader recommends this little trailer on South Congress. Their menu covers the classics, and their pad thai is especially popular amongst the Yelp crowd.

[Photo: Jason M./Yelp]

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1. Thai Kitchen

3009 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Many readers cite Thai Kitchen as their go-to spot. One commenter notes "Maybe not the best, but they're cheap, open late, and they do great soups and curries." Another recommends the Thai hot and spicy Indian fried rice and their nussamum gai.

[Photo: Thai Kitchen/Facebook]

3009 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

2. Sway Thai

1417 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
A number of Eater readers recommend swanky Sway as their favorite Thai restaurant. Several more wish they were rich enough to patronize it on the regular. Phrases like "that is if money wasn't an issue" and "if I was rich" accompanied half the recommendations of executive chef Alexis Chong's Australian-style Thai restaurant.
1417 S. 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704

3. Madam Mam's

2514 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
This campus classic is a go-to for many members of the UT community. Commenter bsbearden says, "Madam Mam's has been on the top of my list since it opened."
2514 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

4. Little Thai Food

1207 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Commenter Aaron Hyman recommends this South First trailer, calling it "pretty amazing."

[Photo: Bacon E./Yelp]

1207 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

5. Ka-Prow Restaurant

1200 W Howard Ln, Austin, TX 78753
This north Austin restaurant offers a pan-Asian menu, but their clear speciality is Thai food. Commenter Adrian calls it his go-to.

[Photo: Jim C./Yelp]

1200 W Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78753

6. Thai Cuisine

4101 W Parmer Ln, Ste F, Austin, TX 78727
Many, many readers recommend this North Austin Thai restaurant. A Facebook commenter Kristin recommends, "Guay Tiew Sub (stir-fried flat rice noodles with curry powder and gravy sauce) -- so good. A big bowl of Tom Jerd soup if I'm not feeling well, it hits the spot. Authentic and very well done"

[Photo: Oliva P./Yelp]

4101 W Parmer Ln, Ste F
Austin, TX 78727

7. Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

4514 W Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
Sap's is another Austin favorite, garnering mentions from numerous readers. One tipster recommends the pork spare rib stew because "holy shhhhhh." Sap's second location on Burnet Road is getting very close to opening as well.

[Photo: Jeff S./Yelp]

4514 W Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745

8. IM Thai

5207 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
Several commenters recommend this Sunset Valley Thai restaurant. Commenter Kristin says "get the Tiger Cry and Tom Ka." They also have a branch in Buda.

[Photo: Jose L/Yelp]

5207 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

9. Chang Thai

13000 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78753
Commenter Neil recommends this spot and says, "their yellow curry and pineapple fried rice are great with good sized portions."

[Photo: David M./Yelp]

13000 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78753

10. Thai Taste

7010 W Highway 71, Ste 180, Austin, TX 78735
Commenter Casey has the lowdown: "It's a tiny place in the HEB shopping center at the Y intersection. We've been going there for years. The food is flavorful and they make the best Tom Kah I've had. The owner is really sweet. She also happens to be very good friends with Titaya and helped with the taste testing for the new menu."

[Photo: James F./Yelp]

7010 W Highway 71, Ste 180
Austin, TX 78735

11. Thai Passion

620 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Two different readers recommend this downtown Thai spot. Their offerings can be a bit uneven, but the fact that they're open until 3 a.m. definitely ups their go-to status. They also have a location in Southpark Meadows.

[Photo: Riketa C/Yelp]

620 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

12. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704
This South Austin combination Thai restaurant/coffee house is helmed by Jam Sanitchat and Bruce Barnes, who focus on using locally-sourced ingredients. Santichat has written a book on Thai cooking, and frequently teaches classes. Lenoir's Todd Duplechan is a big fan.

[Photo: Katie O./Yelp]

909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

13. Thamnak Thai

200 Buttercup Creek Blvd, Ste 128, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Cedar Parkians should check out this spot according to Twitter tipster Mike Lyons," who says he's a "fan."

[Photo: Nutchanat P./Yelp]

200 Buttercup Creek Blvd, Ste 128
Cedar Park, TX 78613

14. Thai Thani

2101 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
Thai food is hard to come by east of 35, and this little yellow truck puts out reliably tasty curries and other classics in Cherrywood.

[Photo: Patthama M./Yelp]

2101 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722

15. Titaya's

5501 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751
It is safe to say that Titaya's is a go-to Thai restaurant for many, many Austinites, especially those in the Hyde Park and North Loop area. Their new menu will maintain many of their classic offerings, so regulars should be able to still get their favorites.

[Photo: Mike Lyons/Twitter]

5501 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751

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16. Little Thailand

4315 Caldwell Lane, Del Valle, TX 78617
Blogger RL Reeves highly recommends this out-of-the-way Thai spot made of several trailers. Check out his write-up here. [Photo: Little Thailand/Facebook]
4315 Caldwell Lane
Del Valle, TX 78617

17. A Touch of Fire

343 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
A reader recommends this little trailer on South Congress. Their menu covers the classics, and their pad thai is especially popular amongst the Yelp crowd.

[Photo: Jason M./Yelp]

343 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

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