Feeling like trying something different for dinner? Tired of all your usual places? Why not try Thai? While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind for many, Edmonton’s Thai food scene is growing quickly and making a name for itself – so check out one of the places below!
Thai Restaurants in Southside Edmonton
1. Thai Valley GrillFamily-owned Thai Valley Grill uses family recipes to provide truly authentic homestyle meals. It’s the winner of the 2019 Star Metro Edmonton’s Best Thai Restaurant, so you know you’ll be getting something delicious. From curries to stir fries, you’ll want to try it all.
Address: 149 4211 106 St
2. Thai House Restaurant
With fresh and flavourful ingredients, Thai House Restaurant put’s their own twist on traditional recipes. You’ve got to try the spicy basil eggplant chicken or the mango chicken. They’re open late Friday and Saturday, or take it to go.
Address: 6234 99 Street
3. Kaeng Thai Bistro
Right in the heart of Old Strathcona on Whyte Ave, Kaeng Thai Bistro offers up Thai food that has the locals coming back again and again. The whole menu is delicious, but make sure to try the Chef’s stir fry or the sweet and sour pad preaw wan.
Address: 10152 82 Ave
Thai Restaurants in Edmonton West End
1. Thai Flavours
Thai Flavours offers truly authentic Thai cuisine. From pad Thai to sticky rice with mango, they do it all and will have you coming back again and again. Eat in for the whole experience or take it to go to eat at home.
Address: 2570 Guardian Road
2. Bangkok Kitchen
Cook Sawat Panyo learned to cook from her mother and has taken these lessons into the kitchen at her restaurant to share the family recipes with Edmonton. Every dish uses the best quality ingredients, including spices and seasonings straight from South East Asia.
Address: 15726 100 Ave NW
3. Pho TastyPho Tasty is ready to welcome you and introduce you to your next favourite meal. After trying their pad thai, stir fry, or vermicelli creations, you’ll soon be back for more. Check out their menu online before going in – you’ll want the extra time to narrow down your selection.
Address: 18485 Stony Plain Rd
Thai Restaurants in North Side Edmonton
Lan’s combines the comfort of a mom and pop diner with the delicious and exotic flavours of Thai cuisine. From the handwritten specials on the board to the friendly faces that greet you when you arrive, you’ll immediately feel welcomed. It’s perfect for the whole family.
Address: 11828 103 Street
2. Noi Thai Restaurant
From the extensive menu to the authentic recipes, discover a taste of Thailand right in Edmonton. You’re sure to discover old favourites or something new to try. Note that they are closed on Mondays and only open in the evenings on weekends – but it’s worth scheduling a trip to Noi Thai when you can!
Address: 10724 95 Street
Thai Restaurants in Downtown Edmonton
1. Numchok Wilai RestaurantNumchok Wilai knows eating a Thai meal is all about the experience, and with that in mind, they encourage you to try something new, be open to new flavours, and spend the time eating with friends and family. Don’t forget that they’re closed on Sundays, so make sure you go earlier in the week.
Address: 10623 124 Street
2. Bua Thai Restaurant
Thai food, cooked to perfection so delicious you won’t soon forget how good it was. From Thai barbeque chicken to banana leaf wrapped halibut, their unique twist on traditional dishes has quickly helped them make a name for themselves on the downtown food scene.
Address: 10049 113 Street NW
Boualouang will make you feel like you’ve travelled across the sea for authentic Thai and Lautian food. It’s so popular that there’s often a line up out the door for a table, so try to call before you go. Don’t worry – there are lots of vegan and vegetarian options to suit everyone.
Address: 10569 97 Street
By: Sarah Chestnutt
Sarah Chestnutt is a freelance writer and editor, working in the field for over 10 years. She calls Edmonton, home and loves to share its stories.