Who doesn’t love a good pad thai, tom yum goong or green curry? We’ve found the tastiest Thai restaurants in Wan Chai to tick off your list!
From lunch spots in Sai Ying Pun to the best burger restaurants and French fine dining, the culture of eating in Hong Kong is a vital part of the city’s identity. And, we at Honeycombers Hong Kong couldn’t be happier to learn more about the city, and to try and taste every cuisine and restaurant that we can. Recently, we’ve been getting our kicks at the best Thai restaurants in Wan Chai, so get over there stat to enjoy some mouth-watering Thai food, ASAP.
We love these Thai restaurants in Wan Chai
We are big fans of this vibrant joint on Ship Street that offers a wonderful al fresco terrace for you, your friends, and your pets. Sample a selection of delicious Thai dishes here, including skewers, curries, soups, and more, and don’t miss out on the tasty brunch offering that makes our list of best brunches in Hong Kong.
Ruam, Shop 9, 1/F, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai (entrance on Ship Street), Hong Kong, p. 3160 8535
Head over to Samsen, Hong Kong’s authentic Thai noodle house located next to Wan Chai’s iconic heritage building – The Blue House. Created by Chef Adam Cliff and Bella Kong, the restaurant celebrates the bold savoury, sour and spicy flavours of Thai street food, and we are big fans of the rustic interior design. Enjoy your pad Thai noodles with tiger prawns alongside a Thai beer, Thai-style milk tea or a young coconut drink; you’re probably going to need to queue up for this one, folks.
Samsen, G/F, 68 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2234 0001, 灣仔石水渠街68號地下
3. Thai Farmer
When it comes to Thai restaurants in Wan Chai, Thai Farmer is a humble and small restaurant that serves affordable Thai food – you won’t be able to miss the bright green sign above the entrance. Enjoy classics from the Southeast Asian country including fresh raw prawn salad, steamed lemon fish, spicy garlic crab, and sweet treats like the iconic mango sticky rice. We like the no-fuss setting here.
Thai Farmer, No. 98B, Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2520 6607, 灣仔駱克道98B
Located on Ship Street in Wan Chai, Thaiwan serves a range of Thai and Taiwanese nibbles and specialty snacks. The bar has a relaxing atmosphere, which allows you to sit inside or outside with a nice glass of wine or a cold local or international craft beer. Enjoy a sharing platter of Thai-inspired chicken wings or baos and while the night away at this lovely Thai restaurant in Wan Chai.
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Thaiwan, Shop 3, G/F, Greatmany Centre, 31 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3709 6595, 灣仔船街31號智群商業中心地下3號舖
5. Sawali Club
Sawali Club is technically a members-only private Thai kitchen, but it has been serving both authentic and innovative Thai food to everyone in Hong Kong for over 10 years. Run by a lovely group of Thai ladies, order snacks, soups, stir-fried noodles, seafood dishes and desserts – and expect large portions. Indulge in deep fried tilapia with green mango in a spicy and sour sauce; Thai-style stir-fried vermicelli with vegetables; Thai-style sausages with lime juice and chili; and wash it all down with with some Thai-style iced coffee. Sawali Club also does MSG-free meals and has loads of vegetarian options, which we think is great.
Sawali Club, 2/F, Wing Cheong Building, 18-20 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2811 2360, 灣仔軒尼詩道18-20號永昌大廈2樓