‘Cause nothing hits the spot like good ‘ol Thai food.
Confession: we’re pretty obsessed with Thailand. The islands, the mountains, the hip ‘hoods, the shopping and, of course, the food – we love it all. Since travel’s a no-go right now, tasty Thai fare is the next best thing. So if you need help narrowing down your choices (since we’ve got Thai restaurants in almost every corner of Singapore), bookmark this list right now.
Available for takeaway. Order online.
Pop by for a home-style feast at this halal eating spot that focuses on Southern Thai fare. The portions are generous and dishes like the clear tom yum soup and chicken basil with rice are well executed. Be sure to keep room for the steamed fish with ginger for the ultimate dinner treat.
Koh Nangkam, 4 & 6 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199261
Available for takeaway. Order online with a minimum spend of $50.
Find yourself in old world Siam at Sawasdee Cuisine, a long-time Thai restaurant in Singapore. Dine in elegance within its woody interiors adorned with wall art, ornaments and inscriptions on the pillars with royal golden drapes on the ceiling. Expect classics with a twist, like the grilled Kurubota pork collar, pan seared black Angus beef ribeye in green curry and Mao Shan Wang durian sticky rice.
Sawasdee Cuisine, 9 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188098
Time for Thai
Available for takeaway and online delivery with a minimum spend of $30.
Located in Bukit Timah, halal-certified Time for Thai is authentic as it gets. The menu includes all the classics you’re familiar with – think phad Thai, beef tendon soup and stir fry basil chicken – with unique ones we promise you’ll be excited about. We’re salivating just thinking about the dough fritters with sangkaya. The fried, doughty sticks dipped in creamy, pandan-infused custard is heaven on earth.
Time for Thai, 15 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599739
Korat Thai Cafe
Available for takeaways and direct delivery with a minimum spend of $20. WhatsApp your orders at +65 8280 8100.
Never mind its seedy location (Orchard Towers, ahem), this joint is one the best Thai eateries in town. For flavours that pack a punch, get dishes like basil chicken, clear tom yum soup, and stir-fry cashew nuts with prawns. If you don’t mind the calories, the super oily deep-fried omelette is a must-order – crispy around the edges and fluffy on the inside… just the way we like it.
Korat Thai Cafe, #03-28 Orchard Road, 400 Orchard Towers, Singapore 238875
Sabai Fine Thai Restaurant
Available for takeaway and delivery. Call +65 6535 3718 to place an order.
Overlooking the stunning view of the Marina Bay skyline, the dining experience at Sabai Fine Thai is a feast for the senses! The philosophy of this resto is underpinned by the belief that only the best ingredients can invoke a real Thai culinary experience, and it definitely shows in the dishes. Start off your alfresco dining experience with a dish of pat gaproa moo; the spicy pork, peppercorns, and holy basil leaves will leave you a little giddy with its potent taste. For dessert, try the kao niew durian nahm gati – essentially a scoop of durian served atop sticky rice. Its savoury taste is a welcome surprise!
Sabai Fine Thai, #01-02, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Available for takeaway and delivery with a minimum spend of $50. Call +65 6338 3880 / 6352 1446 or WhatsApp +65 9225 8852 to place an order.
Previously located at Funan Mall, the well-known Thai restaurant has moved over to [email protected] to continue serving their tasty offerings. If you’re feeling brave and in the mood for fiery chilli, the green beef curry will certainly rile your tastebuds. The morning glory stir-fry is also worth our praise, as is the delish dessert of mango with sticky rice – a perfectly sweet ending to any meal!
A-roy Thai, [email protected], #03-61, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
Available for takeaway, call +65 6824 8851 or email [email protected] to order; delivery also available via Foodpanda and GrabFood.
Thai classics and street food staples are what Blue Jasmine is known for, with a menu of communal plates brimming with fresh flavours. Signatures include phad kee mao seafood and cha om fried egg. For a fuss-free meal, get the bento boxes and savour a little bit of everything. The pad Thai set features prawns, Thai fish cake, cha om fried egg, fried spring roll and a scoop of mango sticky rice. For a dish with a kick, try the basil chicken krapao set that comes with butterfly pea flower rice, fried prawn spring roll and fresh veggies. Oh, and vegans can get in on the action with the basil krapao set consisting of plant-based OmniMeat.
Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park, L5, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564
Took Lae Dee
Available for takeaway. Place your orders via WhatsApp at +65 9451 3782.
Bangkok’s famous Thai restaurant has arrived on local shores. Meaning “cheap and good”, Took Lae Dee has the most pocket-friendly prices in Singapore. Its star dish is pad krapow: minced chicken or minced pork tossed with fragrant Thai holy basil leaves. Other classics – like the sweet pad Thai – come with chilli flakes on the side to kick up the spice level. But if you’re looking for a mouthwatering, feisty dish, order the papaya salad to start.
Took Lae Dee, multiple locations including 18 Tai Seng Street, Singapore 534119
Noodle Cafe – Thai Boat Noodle
Traditionally sold by boat hawkers in Thailand’s floating markets, Thai boat noodles can be found right here in Singers. At this tiny little spot, prices for a bowl start from $1.90 (yes, really!) and you can customise your order the way you like it (your choice of meat, soup or dry, level of spiciness).
Noodle Cafe – Thai Boat Noodle, #B1-08 Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588
Located smack in between Bugis, City Hall and Promenade, First Thai is a favourite for office workers looking to sate their lunch (and dinner) chilli cravings. We recommend the chicken and basil stir-fry. Though be warned, there’s no scrimping on the chilli at First Thai – this dish is fiery! If you’re feeling less adventurous, the fried prawn cakes are beautifully crisp.
First Thai, 23 Purvis St, Singapore 188600
Available for takeaway.
A personal fave, Jai Thai offers all the dishes one needs for a quintessential Thai feast. We’re fans of the fish dishes. Available in tilapia and sea bass, they come with bags of flavour of sweet and sour and tamarind. Jai Thai even has a halal arm (called Jai Siam) to cater to Muslim diners.
Jai Thai, multiple locations
New Udon Thai Food
Mookata (aka Thai barbecue steamboat) is the main idea here so don’t expect anything too fancy or glamorous. Grill well-marinated meats like chicken and pork on a lard-greased metal skillet and cook other ingredients (like the glass noodles) in the soup. Prices are a bit steep for a Mookata joint (approximately $45 per set of meat, vegetables, eggs, and noodles), but trust us when we say it’s worth it.
New Udon Thai Food, #01-55 Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588
It’s all about old-world charm – think high ceilings, candle-lit wall lamps and exquisite antiques galore – at this chic Thai resto perched atop Labrador Nature Reserve. Housed in a stand-alone restored colonial bungalow amidst lush greenery and quiet waters, Tamarind Hill serves up a mix of traditional and contemporary tantalising Thai dishes like lamb shank curry.
Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189
Find Nakhon Kitchen and its incredibly delicious (and affordable) Thai plates in the heartlands of Singapore (Bedok, Hougang and Tampines). Practically every dish is flawless; mango salad, prawn cakes, tom yum, green curry, mango sticky rice… you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Nakhon Kitchen, multiple locations
Available for takeaway and online delivery with a minimum spend of $30.
One of the largest Thai restaurants in Golden Mile Complex, Diandin Leluk has been a crowd favourite for the longest time. Order dishes like the pandan chicken, claypot prawns with tang hoon, and hotpot oyster omelette to share with your pals. The place is open 24/7, so you could always drop by at 2am for that much-needed late-night supper.
Diandin Leluk, #01-67/68/69 Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588
Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen
Aroy Dee is a great little outlet on Middle Road that does amazing classics like pineapple fried rice and green curry. What we like about them is that they don’t hold back when it comes to the spices, so if you can handle the heat, order items like the clear tom yum soup and say “extra spicy” for a real kick.
Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen, 262 Middle Road, Singapore 188989