Best Thai Food In Austin

Between spring rolls, pad thai and Thai teas galore - get ready to embark on an extra spicy journey where no rice gets left behind.
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Best Thai Food In Austin

Thai food isn’t the first thing you think of when looking to chow down in Austin, but to much surprise, we’ve actually got some killer options. Between spring rolls, pad thai and Thai teas galore – get ready to embark on an extra spicy journey with the best Thai food in Austin where no rice gets left behind.

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DeeDee Austin


Craving mangos, eggs and all things rice? Dee Dee is a trailer in East Austin that serves up Northern Thai food with a spicy kick. Best Thai food in Austin? That’s what the foodies are saying. They’re open Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Ready, set, go.

WHAT TO ORDER: Pad kapow, Om Gai, and mango sticky rice.

906 E Cesar Chavez St,




Located at St. Elmo Brewing Company, Soursop is my idea of a perfect Friday night with my perfect friends (lol jk). Tour the brewery, grab a couple brews, and indulge in Southeast Asian cuisine.

WHAT TO ORDER: Sambal wings, panag eggplant, tiki tteok, roti & curry, and shrimp chips.

40 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste G2,


Thai Kun


Treat your date to an authentic Thai meal that’s almost like going to Thailand (almost). Thai Kun serves traditional Thai dishes like papaya salad, larb, fermented pork sausage, and pork rib soup that’s spicy but so good. Correction, the papaya salad is the spiciest thing on the menu and they’re not kidding around with those Thai chilies.

WHAT TO ORDER: taro crisps, larb with extra sticky rice, and whole fish.

11601 Rock Rose #100, Austin, TX,

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I’m a creature of habit, so I’ve been eating Madam Mam’s fried rice with their housemade chili oil since college. To be honest, I don’t know what else is good on the Madam Mams menu. Their chili oil is crack. Students starting stealing the chili oil so they bottled that stuff up and sell it by the jar now.

WHAT TO ORDER: fried rice with extra Madam Mams housemade chili oil.

*3 locations in Austin,



I’ve been traveling in and out of town this year and the one thing I’m craving when I’m back in town? Pad see eiw from Titayas. I place my order right when I get off the plane, pick it up, go home to take a hot shower, and hop on the couch with my pad see eiw.

WHAT TO ORDER: Pad see eiw, Gang Garee curry, Kao Soi 360, Pad basil eggplant, and mango sticky rice.

5501 N Lamar Blvd # C101,

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East Side King


It’s midnight and you’ve had a couple of drinks, and you’re starving. Where do you go? East Side King. Brussels sprout salad with the liberty rice is one of my favorite meals in Austin – whether I’m drunk or not.

WHAT TO ORDER: Thai chicken karaage, Brussels sprout salad, poor Qui’s buns, beet home fries, and liberty rice.

1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702,


Sway Thai


For birthdays, anniversaries, and date night, I recommend Sway for a fancy Thai meal that’s sure to impress. Be warned that the tables are communal so the restaurant can get really loud. Sometimes too loud to the point you can’t hear your own date.

WHAT TO ORDER: Son in law, tiger cry, whole crispy fish, blue crab fried rice, and Thai tea affogato.

1417 S 1st St,

  • You’re right, Jane! SO MUCH good Thai food in Austin! 😀 I’ve loved my meals at all of these restaurants. I would add Thai Fresh to the list – great food PLUS Thai cooking classes!

  • Ooh, totes didn’t list East Side King in my round up! How did I forget?

  • Jessica Denis

    Hey Jane! Have you tried Thai Cuisine up north austin ? It is off Parmer and Mopac. If you haven’t, I would recommend going during lunch on Monday or Wednesday so you can try their potstickers from their appetizer buffet ! Their potstickers are the in my opoinion!! Would love to know what you think!

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