9 Must-Try Thai Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

Sam EllefsonNovember 17, 2020
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The Valley boasts amazing Asian cuisine. If you know where to look, you can easily find some authentic, delicious food. Take, for example, these nine mouth-watering Thai restaurants in the greater Phoenix area.

The Wild Thaiger

Located in the heart of midtown, The Wild Thaiger is a family-owned restaurant operated by head chef and owner Olashawn Hasadinratana-Weaver. Family culinary traditions meet a lively dining experience at The Wild Thaiger, and the restaurant is open for dine-in, curbside pickup or delivery via DoorDash or Postmates.
2631 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
602-241-8995, wildthaiger.com

Chanpen Thai Cuisine

With two locations in the Valley, Chanpen Thai Cuisine has a 4.8-star rating and over 1,000 reviews on Google. The restaurant offers traditional dishes and unique creations to customers, ranging from creamy curries to crispy satay. Both locations are located Southwest of the I-10 and are open for dine-in and takeout.
2727 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, 2700 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe

Sa Bai Modern Thai

While Thai cuisine is typically lumped together into one umbrella category, Eric and Holly Willis, owners of Sa Bai Modern Thai, pull inspiration from the four distinct culinary regions of Thailand for their restaurant. Try the pad see ew or the salmon in green curry.
Three Valley locations

Thai E-San

Thai E-San is located in an unassuming building off of 7th Avenue in Phoenix, but it has some delicious delicacies from the Isan region of Thailand. Owners Rodger and Pui Pongtratic took over the restaurant in 2011 and have grown it into a perfect spot to devour some Thai cuisine. Hand-picked produce and natural palm sugar and spices, imported from Rodger’s hometown of Phetchaburi, are used to ensure the highest quality meals. Thai E-San is open for dine-in, takeout and delivery.
616 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

Thai Basil Signature Downtown Phoenix

While Thai Basil has numerous locations around the Valley, this spot is nestled between skyscrapers in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. Located on the corner of Adams and 1st Avenue, Thai Basil offers authentic Thai dishes and a quaint interior for dining in. If you’re currently cautious about COVID-19, try takeout or delivery.
114 W. Adams St., Phoenix
602-759-8736, thaibasilaz.com

Sala Thai Restaurant

Sala Thai has numerous locations across the Valley and offers delicious Thai dishes with modern twists. Start with crunchy tempura with a larb salad and move on to one of the many entrees, curries and noodle dishes through dine-in, takeout or delivery.
10880 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 8278 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy., Peoria

Thai Long-an

Close to Steele Indian School Park, Thai Long-an is a traditional Thai restaurant in a modest building off of 7th Avenue in Phoenix. Stop in for some fried tofu, Thai fish cakes and a silver noodle soup. Thai Long-an also has some sweet desserts, offering different flavors of sticky rice, coconut ice cream and F.B.I (fried banana and ice cream).
4447 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix
602-374-4430, thailong-an.com

Thai Lahna

Open only for takeout, Thai Lahna is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving the Phoenix community for over 35 years. Thai Lahna was the first Thai restaurant to open in Phoenix and has since become renowned for its homemade chili paste and delicious takes on Thai cuisine. The restaurant has an extensive menu and is a perfect takeout spot for a group with a range of taste buds.
3738 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
602-955-4658, thailahna.co

Krachai Thai Kitchen

Headed by chefs Kham Khounsavan and Kittipong Meesri, Krachai Thai Kitchen provides Phoenix residents with authentic Thai food. Family-owned and -operated, Krachai Thai Kitchen puts service and taste at the forefront of its dining experience. If you don’t feel like dining in, grab an appetizer combo and a curry to take home or have delivered.
3361 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix
602-942-0504, phoenixbestthaifood.com