21 Delightfully Authentic Thai Food To Eat In Singapore

If your foray into the world of Thai cuisine has left you wanting for more distinctive sour, sweet, salty and spicy flavours—you’re in luck! Be it tom yum, green curry, pad thai, or mango sticky rice, here are the best places in town to get your Thai food fix.

1. Nakhon Kitchen

Source: Nakhon Kitchen

No stranger to any Thai food lover, Nakhon Kitchen enjoys long queues daily thanks to its scrumptious authentic fare. Hassle-free and no-frills in nature, it’s the place to go for Thai food as it should taste—without flavors tamed down to suit the local palate.

From the basil chicken to the green curry, the dishes are guaranteed not to let you down!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6256 9428 | +65 6469 6862 | +65 6260 1632 | +65 6443 6976 | +65 6286 8785
Location: Outlets at VivoCity, Holland Village, Tampines, Bedok 136 & Kovan
Operating Hours: Daily 10AM-10PM | Daily (Except Wed) 12PM-3PM (Lunch) 5.30PM-10PM (Dinner) | Daily 11AM-10PM | Daily 12PM-3PM (Lunch) 5.30PM-10PM (Dinner) |  Daily (Except Wed) 12PM-3PM (Lunch) 5.30PM-10PM (Dinner)

2. Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Source: Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Boasting of robust flavors that bring you straight to the Land of Smiles, Sawadee Thai Cuisine serves refined Thai delights made with ingredients imported all the way from Thailand.

Choose between a hot or mild flavor for the items on the menu—be it the tom yum soup, Miang Kham (betel leaf wrap), green mango salad, or the hearty duck curry.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6238 6833
Location: 9 Tan Quee Lan Street, TQL Suites #01-01, Singapore 188098
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-2.30PM (Lunch) | 6PM-10.30PM

3. Royal Thai Cuisine

Source: Royal Thai Cuisine

Serving up good quality Thai cuisine, Royal Thai is also a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Feast on Thai dishes like tom yum seafood, stir-fried mixed vegetables with curry and Thai prawn cakes as you admire the surrounding greenery.

Surprisingly enough, there’s even a plot of land nearby where they grow their very own herbs and spices!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 8376 2174
Location: 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-10PM

4. Patara

Source: Patara

Exuding the elegance of a world-class restaurant, Patara takes fine dining to the next level. Known for classic Thai dishes made with premium ingredients, the restaurant constantly innovates to fit diners’ evolving tastes with new additions to the menu.

While you’re there, be sure to check out Thai favorites like the Chor Muang (handcrafted flower dumplings), Khao Tang (Thai rice crackers), and the Yum Mamuang Punim (soft shell crab with salad)!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6737 0818
Location: 163 Tanglin Road, #03-14 Singapore 247933
Operating Hours: Daily 12PM-3PM (Lunch) | 6PM-10PM (Dinner)

5. A-Roy Thai Restaurant

Source: A-Roy Thai Restaurant

A family-oriented restaurant, A-Roy Thai Restaurant excels in serving authentic Thai fare in a comforting, homely environment. Famous for its uncompromising dedication authentic Thai cuisine, it’s rather popular with locals.

With much care and attention paid to every dish and ingredient, the Yum Tha Krai (lemongrass salad), Pla Krapong Nueng Ma Now (steamed seabass), and Kaeng Khiao Wan (Thai Green Curry) are certainly not to be missed!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6338 3880
Location: Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road #03-61/63, Singapore 307683
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-3PM (Lunch) | 5.30PM-9.30PM (Dinner)

6. Gin Khao

Source: Gin Khao

Providing an extensive variety of modern Thai cuisine, Gin Khao literally means “eat rice” in Thai—so get ready to stuff yourself! With extremely wallet-friendly prices, it’s stylish yet laid back setting makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

Tingle your gastronomic senses with popular signature dishes like the one-of-a-kind watermelon fried rice, crayfish with glass noodle, stir-fried squid with runny salted egg and more!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6570 2208 | +65 6532 2387 | +65 6226 0959
Location: Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way #01-12, Singapore 098375 | One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place #04-29, Singapore 0486616 | 1/A Tampines Street 92, #01-K2, Singapore 528882
Operating Hours: Mon-Thu 12PM-3PM (Lunch) 5.30PM-10PM (Dinner) | Mon-Fri 11.30AM-3.30PM (Lunch) 5.30PM-9.30PM (Dinner) | Mon-Thu 12PM-3PM (Lunch) 5PM-10PM (Dinner) Fri-Sun 12PM-11PM

7. Jai Thai

Source: Jai Thai

A perennial favourite amongst locals, Jai Thai offers authentic Thai cuisine at extremely affordable prices. Giving off the feeling of home-cooked food, it’s sure to satisfy your Thai food craving.

The olive set, tom yum seafood, mixed platter and pad thai, in particular, are bound to leave you hankering for more!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6258 0228 | +65 6346 4940 | -65 6336 6908 | +65 6338 5766
Location: 7 Clover Way, Singapore 579080 | 205 East Coast Road, Singapore 428904 | An Chuan Building, 27 Purvis Street, #01-01, Singapore 188604 | Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, Dhoby X’Change, 11 Orchard Road, #B1-12, Singapore 238826
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-3PM (Lunch) 6PM-9PM (Dinner) (Open till 10PM on Fri-Sun, PH) | Daily 11.30AM-3PM (Lunch) 6PM-10PM (Dinner) | Daily 11.30AM-3PM (Lunch) 6PM-10PM (Dinner) | Mon-Thu 11.30AM-3PM (Lunch) 5.30PM-9.30PM (Dinner) Fri-Sat 11.30AM-3PM (Lunch) 6PM-10PM (Dinner) (Closed on Sun, PH)

8. Joe’s Kitchen

Source: Joe’s Kitchen

With a chef that’s actually from Thailand, Joe’s Kitchen is about as close to authentic as it can get—unless of course, you decide to travel all the way to the land of smiles.

Some value for money dishes you’ve got to check out include the Thot Man Goong (prawn cakes), green mango salad, stuffed chicken wings and the Khao Ob Saparot (rice baked in pineapple).

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6270 8484
Location: Blk 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-182, Singapore 150125
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-3PM (Lunch) | 5PM-10PM (Dinner)

9. Bali Thai

Source: Bali Thai

To truly enjoy the best of both worlds, Bali Thai is certainly a must-visit for fusion food lovers. Housing both Indonesian and Thai cuisines under one roof, it caters to the tastebuds of local food enthusiasts.

Signature dishes there include the tom yum soup, beef rendang, chicken satay, as well as the several variants of curry available.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6894 1363 | +65 6560 5660 | +65 6634 4633 | +65 6884 8862 | +65 6385 3630 | +65 6235 5125
Location: 1 Woodlands Square, #05-05, Singapore 738099 | 2 Jurong East St 21, #01-21, Singapore 609601 | 23 Serangoon Central, #02-13, Singapore 556083 | 26 Sentosa Gateway, #B1-221, Singapore 098138 | 83 Punggol Central, #B1-13, Singapore 828761 | Ngee Ann City Podium Blk 391A Orchard Road, #05-29, Singapore 238873
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-10PM (Except Resorts World Sentosa Outlet: Sun-Thurs: 11.30AM-10PM Fri-Sat 11.20AM-11PM)

10. Thai Express

Source: Thai Express

A restaurant chain that needs no introduction, Thai Express is easily accessible to Singaporeans thanks to the many locations islandwide. Serving a tantalising collection of dishes suitable for casual dining or group gatherings—there’s bound to be something for everyone.

This includes offerings like the Thai-style roasted chicken thigh, soft shell crab, and glass noodle claypot with crayfish. Why not end the meal with a sweet mango sticky rice dessert?

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6481 0857 | +65 6386 3961 | +65 6397 4347 | +65 6242 0722 | +65 6883 1490 | +65 6734 9708
Location: AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #02-26, Singapore 569933 | Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square, #02-30, Singapore 545078 | Joo Koon Circle, #01-40/43/46, Singapore 629117 | 78 Airport Boulevard, #03-223 / 224, Singapore 819666 | The Raffles Market Place, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-77, Singapore 179103 | 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-17, Singapore 329984
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-10PM (Except Fairprice Hub Outlet: Daily 11AM-9PM)

11. JJ Thai Cuisine

Source: JJ Thai Cuisine

With humble beginnings as a hawker stall turned restaurant, it’s simply a testament to the quality of food at JJ Thai Cuisine. With rather generous serving sizes, you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth!

Be sure to try out the lemon seabass—following a secret in-house recipe made with more than 10 different ingredients, as well as other dishes like the prawn cake and basil pork.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6484 4110
Location: Victory 8, 8 Jalan Legundi #01-10, Singapore 759274
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-10.30PM

12. Thanying Restaurant

Source: Thanying Restaurant

Serving the most exquisite Royal Thai cuisine fit for royalty, Thanying Restaurant has been around for over 3 decades. Meticulous effort is put into the preparation and presentation of each dish.

Some of its signature dishes include the pomelo salad, deep-fried boneless grouper topped with spicy and sour sauce, chilli prawn and the vegetarian pad thai.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6222 4688
Location: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road #02-00, Singapore 088539
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-3PM (Lunch) | 6.30PM-11PM (Dinner)

13. Sabai

Source: Sabai

With a name that translates to “fine” in Thai, expect the taste of genuine Thai fine dining. Helmed by a cook who had the honour of cooking for Thai royalty, the cooks at Sabai have perfected their cooking skills to a fine art.

A varied menu with plenty of vegetarian options available, explore the colorful flavors of Thai cuisine with the wing bean salad, creamy peanut curry and homemade coconut sorbet. Be warned—most of the dishes pack quite a punch!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6535 3718
Location: Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, #01-02, Singapore 049323
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30AM-1.45PM (Lunch) 6PM-9.15PM (Dinner) | Sat & PH 6PM-9.15PM

14. Lerk Thai Restaurant

Source: Lerk Thai Restaurant

For those looking for a variety of authentic Thai food in Singapore, look no further than Lerk Thai. It’s good news for those who can’t handle too much spice—toned down to suit local palates, you’ll taste more of the flavor rather than the kick.

Dig into Thai foods like the mini spring roll, tom yum seafood rice noodle soup, and the soft-shell crab with black pepper sauce. Sweet tooths definitely should try out the mango with pomelo and sago dessert!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6760 2282
Location: 900 South Woodlands Drive, #01-07, Singapore 730900
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-10PM

15. Blue Jasmine

Source: Blue Jasmine

Located within Park Royal Farrer Park, Blue Jasmine is sure to impress with its authentic Thai fare and chic contemporary setting.

From live cooking stations at breakfast to full meals served at lunch and dinner, awaken your senses with a myriad of delectable and aromatic Thai dishes such as the crisp Cha-Om fried egg, yellow river prawn curry and Thai fried kway teow.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6824 8851
Location: Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5, Singapore 217564
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-10PM

16. Bangkok Jam

Source: Bangkok Jam

Drawing inspiration from the vivacious Bangkok, Bangkok Jam offers a modern twist to traditional Thai fare for diners seeking a contemporary culinary experience, even while retaining the authenticity of the world’s beloved cuisine.

Be sure to try out the boat noodles with pork balls, pandan anchan, pulled pork, som tum rolls—and end the meal with a refreshing cup of Thai iced green tea!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6369 0897 | +65 6765 8839 | +65 6732 4523 | +65 6338 6632 | +65 6341 9188
Location: 210 Victoria Street #04-08, Singapore 188067 | 1 Jelebu Road #02-18, Singapore 677743 | 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-127, Singapore 237994 | 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-105B/C, Singapore 039594 | 68 Orchard Road #03-85, Singapore 238839
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-9.30PM (Except Marina Square Outlet: Mon-Thu 11.30AM-3.30 PM (Lunch)  5.30PM-9.30PM (Dinner) | Fri-Sun 11.30AM-9.30PM)

17. Soi Thai Soi Nice

Source: Soi Thai Soi Nice

Paying homage to the Thai culture of warm hospitality, Soi Thai Soi Nice stays true to the essence of the land of smiles. An extensive menu that’s skillfully executed by a team of native Thai chefs will leave you spoilt for choice.

Go with family or friends and feast on the royal Thai hot pot, deep-fried pork belly, waterfall seabass, cha-om omelette and more! Cool off your tongue with the butterfly pea sticky rice with coconut ice cream.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6339 1391 | +65 6581 2190 (Reservations: +65 9295 6488)
Location: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd #03-21, Singapore 608549 | 33 Sengkang West Ave #01-29/30, Singapore 797653
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-10PM | Daily 11.30AM-10PM (Except Sat-Sun & PH: 11AM-10PM)

18. Jim Thompson Restaurant

Source: Jim Thompson Restaurant

For fine dining with a view, look to Jim Thompson. The upscale establishment features some 80 authentic Thai and Western dishes, making for a perfect infusion of cultures.

From sweet and sour tones to creamy coconut curries, boat noodle soup to tom yum goong and a selection of signature cocktails and classic desserts—be spoilt for choice even as you admire the luxurious collection of Thai artefacts and decor.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6475 6088
Location: Dempsey Hill, 45 Minden Road, Singapore 248817
Operating Hours: Daily 12PM-3PM (Lunch) | 6PM-12AM (Dinner) (Opens till 11PM on Sun)

19. Thailand Street Food

Source: Thailand Street Food

With its brightly-colored signage and simple, yet homely furniture, Thailand Street Food is a cozy eatery that will make you feel right at home. The prints of Thailand street food and scenery are bound to whet your appetite for the real thing.

Some foods to order are the Thai handmade prawn cakes, pandan chicken, tom yam fried rice, fried egg salad and the quintessential pad thai.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 9699 5959
Location: Junction 9 Shopping Mall, 18 Yishun Avenue 9, Singapore 768897
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-3PM (Lunch) | 5PM-10PM (Dinner)

20. Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant

Source: Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant

Situated in the little Thailand of Singapore—better known as the Golden Mile Complex, Diandin Leluk Thai has humble origins tracing back to selling packed lunches at to Thai workers at construction sites.

Dishes like the tom yum soup, green curry chicken, Thai mango salad and steamed Thai otak have won over the taste buds of both the Thai and local communities in Singapore. Finish off your meal with desserts like red ruby or bobo chacha.

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6293 5101
Location: Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, #01-67/68/69, Singapore 199588
Operating Hours: Daily 24 Hours

21. Time for Thai

Source: Time for Thai

Lovers of Thai street food can finally rest easy once they’ve found the hidden gem that is Time for Thai. A suitable place for dinner or supper, it’s opened even in the wee hours of the night.

Signature items include the glass noodle claypot with crab, beef noodles soup, homemade crab cakes, and pineapple fried rice. For dessert, make sure to have the dough fritters with sangkaya!

Company Website:
Contact Number: +65 6909 3903
Location: 15 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599739
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM-3AM

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