Piquant, energizing and unabashed – what’s there not to love about Thai Food? Under normal circumstances, countless Singaporeans flock to the country to bask in its glory every year. Unfortunately, that has since become a luxury amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.
Regardless, we take comfort in knowing that there is no shortage of authentic Thai food right here in Singapore. Here are the ten best Thai restaurants to get your cravings fixed!
1. Soi Aroy
Upon entering Soi Aroy, you’ll be greeted by friendly staffs and a cosy atmosphere. Beyond its affable front, the family-ran business is ranked as the number 1 Thai Restaurant on TripAdvisor.
Besides the usual fiery mains, the joint specializes in a flavourful collagen soup base for its noodles, slow-boiled for twelve hours and free of MSG. The broth coats the carbs with a silky film, and your mouth with an endearing stickiness. On top of that, indulge in popular street food like pork skewers and grilled pork cheek. The latter boasts a charred aroma from being grilled with open flames.
Now, you can have the mouthwatering selection delivered to your doorstep via Deliveroo and Foodpanda. Whatsapp them for the full menu and delivery rates!
- Available for delivery on Deliveroo and Foodpanda
- Collagen broth that is slow-boiled by twelve hours
- Juicy roasted meats
|Address||Sim Lim Square: 1 Rochor Canal Rd, #02-08, Singapore 188504
SMU: 80 Stamford Rd #B1-66 Singapore 178902
|Contact number||Sim Lim Square: +65 9641 8988
SMU: +65 8121 6866
|Business hours||11 AM – 8 PM daily|
2. Ah Loy Thai
Ah Loy Thai is a no-frill Thai restaurant with an inviting environment. The food typically costs more than S$10 due to the huge portions intended for sharing.
Recommended by many, the Pandan Chicken is a fragrant and juicy crowd-pleaser. For those with a more nuanced palate, allow the Thai Garlic Pork to impress you with its appetizing pungency.
At peak hours, Ah Loy Thai is absolutely busy and lively. Utilize their mobile queuing service to get a queue number before going. In addition, make a reservation on their website to avoid disappointment.
- Free in-house delivery available with a S$70 minimum order
- Large portion, ideal for sharing
- Pre-order for self pick-up or get queue number via mobile services
|Address||9 Tan Quee Lan St, #01-04 Bugis, Singapore 188098|
|Contact number||+65 8488 6528|
|Business hours||11.30 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 8.30 PM (Mon – Fri)
11.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 4.15 PM – 9 PM (Sat – Sun)
Despite spanning across three storefronts and offering plenty of seating, Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant can still become crowded during lunch hours. Its frequented by employees of offices located in its proximity.
The restaurant serves up gratifying, pared-down dishes that fill you up without hurting your wallet. For lunch, there are set meals featuring a main course, a drink, soup and dessert. Be spoiled by the wide variety of stir-fry and competitive prices!
As a bonus, Diandin Leluk is open 24 hours from Tuesday to Sunday. The next time a longing for Thai food strikes at midnight, you know the place to go.
- Set lunch available at only S$8.90
- Open 24 hours
- Wide variety of stir-fry
|Address||Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, #01-67/68/69 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588|
|Contact number||+65 6293 5101|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours (Tue – Sun)
12 AM – 9 PM (Mon)
Another contender from the Golden Mile Complex, Nana Original Thai Food has the heartwarming quality of a caring grandmother, who aims to stuff you with generous portions around the clock. It is similarly liberal with spices, so be prepared to have your senses stimulated.
True to its name – Nana translates to “diverse” – the unassuming eatery serves a multitude of Thai fares. These include 18 different types of salad and 26 protein-based dishes.
Nana Original Thai Food is available for delivery on Deliveroo and Foodpanda. It has also penetrated the heartland market with shops in Clementi and Yishun. Nonetheless, the one at Golden Mile Complex remains the favourite among its devotees.
- Open 24 hours daily
- Generous portion
- Vast selection of salads and meats
|Address||Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, #01-51/52/66A, Singapore 199588|
|Contact number||+65 6297 8498|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours daily|
Originally a chef at Parkway Thai Restaurant for 6 years, founders Joe and his wife decided to set up their own restaurant in 2006. Since then, they have continuously blessed Singaporeans with earnest, delectable Thai food.
Take a gastronomical trip to The Land of Smiles with the chef’s signature Claypot Crab with Vermicelli. A whole crab perches enticingly atop sleek, dark vermicelli. Note that it requires an advance order at least one to two days prior. Alternatively, sample the succulent Stuffed Chicken Wings: a specialty that takes great patience and skills to debone and pack with fillings.
|Address||#01-182 Block, 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150125|
|Contact number||+65 6270 8484|
|Business hours||11 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 10 PM daily
Closed on Thursday
6. Blue Jasmine
Situated on the fifth floor of Park Hotel Farrer Park, the Halal-certified Blue Jasmine is one of Singapore’s more premium Thai food providers. The dishes are inspired by the bustling street food culture in Thailand, from where the restaurant imports herbs and spices.
Venture into less-charted territories with the Tom Yum Poh Tek, featuring chunks of fried sea bass in a fiery soup. Furthermore, delight in the fluffy Cha-om Fried Egg, which is paired with fresh vegetables and prawn paste-based nam prik kapi dipping sauce. Wrap up the meal with the Mango & Blue Jasmine Sticky Rice that partially lent the restaurant its name.
- Vegetarian options available
- Certified Halal
- Instagrammable Mango & Blue Jasmine Sticky Rice
|Address||Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road Level 5 Park Hotel, Farrer Park, 217564|
|Contact number||+65 6824 8851|
|Business hours||11.30 AM – 10 PM daily|
The food at A-Roy Thai comes with a slightly heftier price tag. Nevertheless, that hasn’t deterred its customers, who return for original, scrumptious Thai cuisines.
The restaurant has a handful of specialty dishes. The Ho Mok Maphrao Aon, or Seafood Otah in Coconut, is especially coveted for its rich, creamy goodness.
Ah Loy Thai strives to take care of vegetarian diners with an extensive vegetarian menu. In particular, the plant-based Green Curry with tofu and vegetables could satisfy even the most avid of meat lovers.
- Extensive vegetarian menu
- Great service
- Creamy Seafood Otah in Coconut
|Address||Central: Velocity@Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road #03-61/63 Novena Square (Velocity, E Coast Rd, 205, 307683
East: 205 East Coast Road Singapore 428904
|Contact number||Central: +65 6338 3880
East: +65 6970 5028
|Business hours||11.30 AM – 3 PM, 5.30 PM – 8.45 PM daily|
Nakhon Kitchen has multiple outlets on the island, including in VivoCity and Tampines’ Century Square. However, the ones at Compass One and Kovan are the most popular, where queues are a common sight at dinner time.
The food group insists on traditional Thailand cooking methods to deliver authentic cuisines. Their efforts are well recognized, winning the SME of the Year Award for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015.
Though some customers complain about the less-than-satisfactory portion, Nakhon Kitchen makes up for it with a modest price tag and superb taste. Kick off your meal with the light, greaseless Thai Prawn Cakes. Then, complement your main course with the Clear Tom Yum Soup: exceptionally cheap, endlessly moreish and lavishly filled with seafood.
- Affordable, no service charge imposed
- Authentic Thai cuisines
- Gregarious ambience
|Address||Compass One: 1 Sengkang Square #02-30 Singapore 545078
Kovan: 212 Hougang Street 21, #01-341, Singapore 530212
|Contact number||Compass One: +65 6962 2010
Kovan: +65 6286 8785
|Business hours||Compass One: 11.30 AM – 9.30 PM
Kovan: 11 AM – 10 PM daily
Located right next to one of Nakhon Kitchen’s Bedok outlets, the two often draw comparisons. Apparently, some customers prefer Nangfa Thai Kitchen for their superior flavours, concocted with fresh ingredients and an expert measure of spices. The trait can be attested by the gorgeously glazed Honey Chicken, which is deliciously marinated and irresistibly tender.
Apart from that, Nangfa consistently manages to leave an impression and incite loyalty through a dish as ubiquitous as Tom Yum Soup. So, rest assured that the food will be worth the queue, which is guaranteed to be present during peak hours.
- Islandwide delivery available from S$6
- Affordable hawker prices
- Recommended by many as the best Thai restaurant in Singapore
|Address||Bedok North Ave 3, #01-166 Blk 136, Singapore 460136|
|Contact number||+65 6245 5548|
|Business hours||11.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 5.30PM – 10 PM daily|
In 1999, Ms. Suchana, daughter of Mr. Swang, came to Singapore to secure Jai Thai Restaurant’s first offshore outpost. Hailed as the most value-for-money Thai restaurant, its success is evident in its expansion with three more outlets. Among them, the ones at Dhoby X’Change and SingPost Centre are certified Halal.
The chain receives a fair share of praise for most of its dishes, but customers seem to have developed a special liking towards the noodles. If you’re planning to visit, give the Fried Tang Hoon and Phad Thai a try!
- Certified halal at the Dhoby X’Change and SingPost Centre outlets
- Catering services available
- Fried Tang Hoon and Green Curry
|Address||Clover Way: 7 Clover Way, Singapore 579080
Dhoby X’Change: 11 Orchard Road, Dhoby X’Change #B1-12 Singapore 238826
SingPost Centre: 10 Eunos Road, 8 SingPost Centre #B1-147 Singapore 408600
An Chuan Building: 27 Purvis Street #01-01 Singapore 188604
|Contact number||Clover Way: +65 6258 0228
Dhoby X’Change: +65 6338 5766
SingPost Centre: +65 6346 4940
An Chuan Building: +65 6336 6908
|Business hours||Clover Way:
11 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 9 PM (Mon – Thu)
11 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM (Fri – Sun, PH)
Dhoby X’Change & An Chuan Building:
11.30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM daily
11.30 AM – 3 PM, 5.30 PM – 9.30 PM (Mon – Thu)
11.30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM (Fri)
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays
Of course, there are many more Thai food restaurants that we didn’t cover but are equally amazing. But, if this isn’t your thing, perhaps Japanese food would be more up your alley. Take a look at some of the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore here.