Spicy Phad Thai, fragrant pineapple rice, tongue-numbing tom yum soup – there is no denying that Singaporeans absolutely love the taste of Thailand.
Ask “best Thai eateries” and Nahkon Kitchen might immediately come to most Singaporeans’ mind. However, the perpetual long and snaking queues at most of their outlets can be a major put off.
Thankfully, the selection of Thai eateries in Singapore is aplenty. Here are some of the best Thai eateries in Singapore so that you don’t have to queue for (a seemingly) 10,000 years at Nahkon!
1. Soi Thai Kitchen
Located in the foodie neighbourhood of Serangoon Gardens, Soi Thai Kitchen is one of the newer Thai eateries to hit our local Thai dining scene.
Prices range between a pocket-friendly price of between $6 and $15, with no service charge and GST.
Their mains include the classic Phad Thai and Pineapple Rice. Likewise, they also serve up a variety of tom yum soups, salads, seafood dishes, desserts and not forgetting the iconic Thai Milk Tea.
Fortunately, the dining space here is big enough to hold a large crowd. So you do not have to wait too long to tuck into their delectable Thai dishes!
Address: 58 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555954
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 12nn – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm; Sat to Sun 12nn – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm
2. Ah Loy Thai
Ah Loy Thai is indisputably another popular Thai eatery in Singapore. During peak periods, wait times here can stretch up to 45 minutes.
However, the trick here is to avoid the popular lunch and dinner crowd, and you’ll be able to snag a seat immediately.
Having been around for over a decade, you can expect consistently delicious Thai food at economical prices.
Be sure to order some their signature dishes such as Butter Calamari, Phad Thai and Tom Yum Soup!
Ah Loy Thai
Address: 9 Tan Quee Lan Street, Shaw Towers, #01-04, Singapore 188098
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 12nn to 3pm & 4.15pm – 8.30pm; Fri to Sun 12nn – 3pm & 4.15pm – 9.30pm
3. First Thai Restaurant
Amidst the plethora of cafes and restaurants along Dhoby Ghaut, you can still find some authentic and cheap Thai food here at First Thai Restaurant.
This no-frills Thai eatery serves some seriously good Thai dishes with prices that will give other eateries a run for their money!
Savour classic hot and fiery Thai dishes such as Gai Pad Gra Pow (Thai Basil Chicken) or Tom Yum Seafood.
If spicy is not your ideal taste palate, there are always safer options such as their Fried Prawn Cakes and Mango Salad (ask for non spicy).
First Thai Restaurant
Address: 23 Purvis St, Singapore 188600
Opening hours: Daily, 12nn – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
4. Gu Thai Noodle Café
Gu Thai Noodle Café has reinvented the conventional no-frills Thai eatery atmosphere into a more hipster and trendy one.
Open till the wee hours of the morning, here is where you can slurp up tantalising Thai boat noodles at only $1.90 each.
A bowl of Thai boat noodles is unlikely to satisfy your late-night hunger pangs.
Pair your boat noodles with their other recommended dishes such as Phad Thai wrapped with Omelette or Thai Spicy Vermicelli Salad.
Gu Thai Noodle Café
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-04, PoMo Mall, Singapore 188306
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 5am
At just under two years into the Thai F&B scene, Sixty6 is one of the under-radar Thai eateries that serves authentic and economical Thai fares.
It is conveniently located in close proximity to various schools such as Singapore Management University and School Of The Arts
Recommended dishes here include classic Thai fares such as Tom Yam Seafood Soup and Green Curry Fried Rice.
With pocket-friendly prices on top of their humble and authentic Thai fares, you know where to go for some chow after a long studying session!
Address: 1A Short Street, #01-03, Singapore 188210
Opening hours: Daily, 12nn – 3pm & 5pm – 10pm
5. Nana Thai Restaurant
Tucked amongst a plethora of Thai eateries in Golden Mile Complex, Nana Thai Restaurant stands out with authentic and humbly-priced Thai dishes.
Moreover, a major plus point is their 24/7 operating hours to satisfy your sudden Thai food cravings!
Their signature dish is the spicy Tom Yum Seafood, which you absolutely cannot miss.
However, if you cannot take the heat, fret not! They offer an extensive selection of Thai fares. You will certainly be able to find something that’s just right for you.
Nana Thai Restaurant
Address: Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, #01-51/52, Singapore 199588
Opening hours: 24 hours
6. Thai In Town (Permanently Closed)
Together with the line of cafes along the Upper Thomson stretch is this fuss-free Thai eatery – Thai In Town.
This relatively new kid on the block serves up some of Thailand’s famous eats and street food.
Prices here are relatively affordable, with portions that are largely catered to a single individual.
Their winning dish here would be the Ba Mee Kiao Moo Dang, otherwise referred to as the Thai Wanton Mee. Alternatively, here is where you can indulge in the quintessential Thai dessert – the sinfully-sweet Honey Toast with Ice Cream!
Thai In Town
Address: 244P Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574369
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 12nn – 12am; Sun 12nn – 10.30pm
Our undying love for Thai cuisine is clearly reflected in the proliferation of Thai eateries across our little red dot. These Thai eateries will certainly win over your hearts with their mouth-watering and authentic Thai dishes!
Thailand is said to be the Land of Smiles. And you will certainly be smiling all the way as you embark on your Thai epicurean journey at these fantastic Thai dining spots in Singapore!
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