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20 Best Thai Restaurants in Sydney [2023]

Thai Restaurant Sydney

Thai Restaurant Sydney
Thai Restaurant Sydney

Looking for the best Thai restaurant Sydney? Look no further! We have compiled a list of the 20 best Thai restaurants in Sydney, all of which are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From spicy curries to delicious Pad Thai, these restaurants will leave you wanting more! So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next night out at one of best Thai restaurant Sydney!

1) Joe’s Table

Joe’s Table - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Joe’s Table – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Joe’s Table)
Key ServiceServes Asian inspired Sandwiches & salads
Address1/28 Kings Ln Sydney, NSW, Australia 2010
Phone+61 2 8385 7110
Operating HoursMonday:
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Joe’s Table is without a doubt the finest. Joe Kitsana, the company’s creator and chef, creates some of Sydney’s most delectable South-East Asian dishes. Have you ever had pork hocks in your life? His stir-fried pork hock is out of this world, and don’t even get us started on his stir-fried prawns. It’s a fantastic place to unwind with a delicious meal and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves Asian inspired Sandwiches & salads
  • Fast serving
  • Has vegetarian options

Customer’s Review:

Fantastic food and really good service. Joe is a one-man show but you wouldn’t guess it as there’s nothing lacking despite the fact it’s a busy little restaurant. Something a bit different and one that absolutely worth checking out.

Peter van Beek

2) Boon Cafe

Boon Cafe - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Boon Cafe – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Boon Cafe)
Key ServiceBrunch-styled dishes
Address425 Pitt street, Haymarket Haymarket, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 9281 2114
Operating HoursDaily 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Boon Cafe is the ideal mix of Thai and Western cuisine. The cafe serves light meals during the day, such as brunch-style dishes, and hearty dinners that are a throwback to Northern Thai cuisine with more flavor and vegetables at night. Boon Cafe is all about paying tribute to Thai culture and eating authentically. They also have a variety of specialty cocktails that go great with every meal.

Key Differentiators:

  • Brunch-styled dishes
  • Wide range of speciality cocktails
  • Friendly staff

Customer’s Review:

My friend and I loved our breakfast there. We really enjoyed the crab congee, pandan custard croissant, and the bacon & sourdough. The egg dish wasn’t what we expected, but otherwise, it was worth visiting. I would definitely recommend this place!

Sarah Songcheng

3) Chin Chin

Chin Chin - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Chin Chin – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Chin Chin)
Key ServiceModern chic eatery
Address69 Commonwealth St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone(03) 86632000
Operating HoursMon — Fri: 12pm — 11:30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am — 11:30pm

Dining at Chin Chin is an exquisite experience. It’s a sleek, modern restaurant with a dark edge. Gogo, known as the “mistress” of Chin Chin, is the evening to the day for this eatery, with mood lighting transporting you into a world of exquisite cuisine. We adore their Chin Chin fried rice and the white fish green curry with apple eggplant. It’s also not overpriced, which is a plus in our books.

Key Differentiators:

  • Modern chic eatery
  • Delectable cuisine
  • Affordable prices

Customer’s Review:

Chin chin has always been my favourite place to visit. I loved the one in Melbourne and I love the one here in Sydney. The food is always delicious and the staff are so friendly, full of energy and very attentive.

Heba Sleitini

4) Long Chim

Long Chim - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Long Chim – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Long Chim)
Key ServiceFriendly and accommodating staff
AddressAngel Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Phone(02) 9223 7999
Operating HoursMon — Fri: 12pm —3pm (Lunch), 5pm — 10pm (Dinner)
Sat: 5pm — 10pm, Closed Sundays

Long Chim is the way to go if you’re looking for exceptional Thai cuisine. It isn’t only reasonable, but each dish is fantastic and incredibly fresh. This Thai restaurant understands how to provide the finest Thai cuisine in Sydney, from their fish cakes to their nong’s eggplant. They serve both a la carte and set menus that can meet your eating demands.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves the best fish cakes
  • Friendly and accommodating staff
  • Nice ambience

Customer’s Review:

So delicious and great service. Everything we ate was a mouthful of flavour. We had the pork skewers and beetle leaf prawns. Also pad Thai – best chewy noodles ever! Also pork belly curry! Can’t wait to eat here again. Also their ginger cocktail packed such a punch!

Louise Seah

5) Spice I Am

Spice I Am - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Spice I Am – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Spice I Am)
Key ServiceFantastic customer service
Address90 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW — 2010
Phone(02) 9280 0928
Operating HoursTuesday to Sunday (Closed on Monday)
Lunch: 11:30am to 15:00pm
Dinner: 17:30pm to 22:00pm

Spicy I Am is where you’ll discover the finest Thai cuisine in Sydney. The beginning of their success was with their award-winning meals and mouthwatering explosions of taste. Saenkham is the head chef at Spice I am. He is progressive, inventive, and has a goal to offer genuine Thai cuisine. Try out their Thai eggplant stir fry; you won’t be disappointed.

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic and fabulous food
  • Fantastic customer service
  • Warm exotic flavours

Customer’s Review:

This is my heaven. Must say one of my favourite restaurants in the city. Flavours of everything that comes out from that little kitchen are dangerously delicious. Love how spicy food is. Be prepared for Food celebration if you visit this tiny but amazing restaurant.

Aleksandar Antic

6) Moon

Moon - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Moon – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Moon)
Key ServiceServes a mix of Thai and European cuisine
Address346 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
Phone(02) 9357 6084
Operating HoursWed – Sun

Moon Restaurant and Bar in Darlinghurst, ‘When traditional meets modern,’ is committed to the idea. Head Chef Aum wants you to experience pure pleasure with each bite of his Thai and European fusion meals. For $95, they provide a degustation menu that is well worth the money. You’ll get everything from fish to pork, beef, and much more.

Key Differentiators:

  • Traditional yet modern Thai cuisine
  • Serves a mix of Thai and European cuisine
  • Offers gift cards

7) Caysorn Thai

Caysorn Thai - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Caysorn Thai – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Caysorn Thai)
Key ServiceTraditional & modern Southern Thai restaurant
Address106/8 Quay Street Prince Centre Building, Level 1, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Phone+61 2 9211 5749
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–9:30PM

Caysorn is all about cooking with love. We want to bring you traditional Thai family-style meals that are packed full of delicious ingredients and flavour. We also offer a range of options for those with dietary restrictions, as well as traditional Thai desserts.

Key Differentiators:

  • With reasonable prices
  • Authentic Thai food
  • Casual, stylish restaurant with banquettes

Customer’s Review:

By far the most authentic Thai food in Sydney! They are famous for Southern Thai food which is super spicy, not for the faint hearted! The restaurant is located on 1st level of Prince Center along Quay St. We will definitely be back for more!

es L

8) Rice Pot

Rice Pot - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Rice Pot – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Rice Pot)
Key ServiceSmall, relaxed Thai restaurant
Address46 Hall Street Bondi Beach
NSW 2026
Phone(02) 9300 0555
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday:
12:00pm – 4:00pm
5:00pm – 9:30pm

For those looking for a delicious Thai meal who also happen to be in Bondi, this is the place to go. It’s usually lively and busy most evenings of the week. Inside, you’ll find colourful oriental umbrellas hanging from the ceiling, which creates a low and atmospheric lighting. The tables are packed in with more people spilling out onto Bondi’s Hall Street. Portions are generous here, fresh and full of flavour – definitely not your average run-of-the-mill restaurant food! Keep in mind that this establishment is BYO alcohol only though.

Key Differentiators:

  • BYO alcohol 
  • Large portions of fried rice and massaman curry
  • Low and atmospheric lighting

Customer’s Review:

We had amazing service they changed my dish to make it gluten free and it tasted amazing. Couldve had more vegtables but it was a huge serving.

guy hughes

9) Chat Thai

Chat Thai - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Chat Thai – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Chat Thai)
Key ServiceCasual Thai restaurant
Address20 Campbell Street Haymarket NSW 2000
Phone02 9211 1808
Operating HoursSun – Wed : 10AM – 10PM
Thur – Sat : 10AM – 12AM

Chat Thai is a Haymarket institution and must-try restaurant. Chat Thai has delectable dishes that won’t break the bank, much like Home Thai. Every dish is prepared with care, using fresh ingredients, and is designed to make you feel wonderful. Our favorites include their spring rolls, Gaeng BPU (yellow crab curry), chilli fried rice, and coconut ice cream. You only have to visit Chat Thai for a quick meal after a long day of shopping.

Key Differentiators:

  • Quick and friendly service
  • Cool space with exposed brick
  • Stir-fries, soups, satay skewers and street food

Customer’s Review:

Consistently delicious Thai food. Absolutely loved the prawn, pepper and garlic dish I ordered. Service was quick and friendly despite being a Sunday lunch.


10) Yok Yor

Yok Yor - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Yok Yor – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Yok Yor)
Key ServiceContemporary, industrial-style Thai restaurant
AddressShop G06, 323 Castlereagh St. Haymarket Sydney 2000 NSW
Phone0415 817 099 / 02 9280 0001
Operating HoursSunday – Thursday 11:30am to 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am to 12am

Yok Yor in Sydney, which was launched in 1982, is a fine and precise Thai cuisine restaurant. Every morsel of food at this eatery reflects the importance of traditional cooking methods. Their Pad Thai and Som Tum Pu Pla Ra are two of our favorites. Yok Yor is a great casual Thai dining place near you, located on the junction of Castlereagh Street.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serving traditional dishes
  • Traditional family recipes
  • Outdoor seating

Customer’s Review:

Tasty affordable street Thai food! The staff are friendly and the food got ready quickly. They have tables indoors and outdoors. So if you have a dog, you can sit at the outdoor tables with your dog. Will definitely come back here again!

Shirin Heidari

11) Chubby Cheeks

Chubby Cheeks - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Chubby Cheeks – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Chubby Cheeks)
Key ServiceModern Thai-inspired restaurant
Address437 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021
Phone(02) 9332 1886
Operating HoursLUNCH
Friday – Sunday
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday – Sunday
5:30pm – 10:00pm

Chubby Cheeks is a new Thai restaurant on Oxford Street, and it does not disappoint. Huge thanks to the crackling pork belly bun with pickled veggies and sriracha kewpie, it’s the sort of dish you’d want to order regularly. Do they make one of the finest black sticky rice puddings in Sydney? Yes, we’d bet on that.

Key Differentiators:

  • Contemporary dishes with influences from Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine
  • Thai food and great cocktails
  • Perfect location for group functions

Customer’s Review:

Exquisitely delicious. Some of the best flavours ever encountered In a Thai restaurant. The beetle leaf appetiser was sensational. The aged beef was deemed to be the best of in a lifetime. Many dishes were just incredible. My duck salad was good but not one of the stunner dishes. Overall great value for some amazing delights.

Dov Frazer

12) Khao Pla

Khao Pla - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Khao Pla – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Khao Pla)
Key ServiceEfficient and friendly Thai restaurant
AddressShop 7/370-374 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone+61 2 9412 4978
Operating HoursMON – SUN 11:00 – 22:00

Khao Pla is a favorite eatery of ours, and it’s not difficult to see why when you look at their amazing menu. The Issan steak tartare with chilli flake and lime juice is a must-try, as is the kingfish sashimi with prawn floss and red chilli mayo, and the dessert menu does not disappoint with caramelised puffed rice, coconut sticky rice, roasted chilli, and spiced anchovy with smoked coconut sorbet.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers Thai milk tea
  • Modern takes on Thai dishes
  • Cosy hangout with low-hanging lights & decoupage walls

Customer’s Review:

Nice Thai foods in Chatswood. The pork belly is cooked perfectly and really crispy. The massamman beef is tender and full of flavors. Love the vibe.

C Zhao

13) Home Thai

Home Thai - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Home Thai – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Home Thai)
Key ServiceTraditional Thai restaurant
AddressShop 1-2, 299 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone02 9261 5058
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–8:30PM

This restaurant is insanely popular, and for good reason. What’s the story behind it? Because there’s no such thing as a bad meal at Home Thai (we’re not even joking). Just a word of caution: most Sydney residents get really hooked on this place, so be sure to return the next night. You’ll love everything from dumplings to duck larb topped with deep-fried duck at this spot.

Key Differentiators:

  • Bustling, industrial-style restaurant
  • Loft seating
  • Authentic Phad Thai

Customer’s Review:

I absolutely love the Phad Thai, it’s as authentic as what you can get in Bangkok too. The pineapple fried rice is good too!

Quak Yong Sheng

14) Alphabet Street

Alphabet Street - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Alphabet Street – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Alphabet Street)
Key ServiceSmart Thai restaurant
Address8 Kingsway Shop 5, Cronulla, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Phone+61 2 9544 0756
Operating HoursLunch (Fri – Sun)
From 12:00 pm
Dinner (Mon – Sun)
From 5:30 pm

If you’re familiar with Thai cuisine, then you know that the perfect beverage to pair it with is a cocktail. And these guys have figured it out. They have an extensive starter menu consisting of items like betal leaf with smoked trout and chicken wings with chili dipping sauce that are delicious and will leave you wanting more. Plus, they offer all of the standard curry dishes and seafood options too. But trust me, the cocktails are worth trying – they’re amazing!

Key Differentiators:

  • Friendly and attentive staff
  • Beautifully presented meals and amazing flavours
  • Best for dumplings & curries 

Customer’s Review:

First time here, and definitely will be back. From the first bite to the last the food was amazing! Would highly recommend. Great service, the staff are attentive and helpful.


15) DoDee Paidang

DoDee Paidang - Thai Restaurant Sydney
DoDee Paidang – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: DoDee Paidang)
Key ServiceStraightforward Thai restaurant
AddressWestfield Chatswood , Opposite Betty’s Burgers
Shop 330-331, 1 Anderson St, Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone02 9419-5341
Operating HoursDaily 11.30am – Late

Come to DoDee Paidang and try their delectable noodles for yourself. Their most sought-after dish is the Tom Yum soup, which has been made fresh using a 30-year-old recipe. What makes DoDee Paidang’s food so special is that it’s steeped in history, family and tradition. And if you still have room after your meal, be sure to sample some of their desserts or Asian beers on tap.

Key Differentiators:

  • Lots to pick from the menu
  • Authentic flavours
  • Thai meat, seafood & noodle

Customer’s Review:

Nice authentic Thai restaurant. Food and drink are delicious, and service is quick. There’re so many choices of noodles and at different spicy level. You can choose smaller portion of food so that you can try more dishes at the same time. Will definitely come back.


16) Blue Monkey

Blue Monkey - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Blue Monkey – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Blue Monkey)
Key ServiceFresh, fine, flavorful Thai dishes
Address39 Perouse Road, Randwick, 2031
Operating HoursDaily 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM

From traditional family recipes to new and exciting dishes, Blue Monkey has something for everyone. The head chef learned how to cook at a young age and brings his passion for food to every dish he creates. With fresh ingredients and bold flavours, you won’t be disappointed with anything on the menu. Our personal favourites are the garlic lamb and grilled salad.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great choice of food/options
  • Good ambiance
  • Carefully compiled menu 

Customer’s Review:

Great Thai food. The Duck in Plum Sauce with Spices was delicious.

Fiona McKenzie

17) Lucky Thai & Lao

Lucky Thai & Lao - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Lucky Thai & Lao – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Lucky Thai & Lao)
Key ServiceHighly recommend the Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup
AddressShop 3 134 Edensor Road, Bonnyrigg NSW 2177, Australia
Phone+61 2 8786 1997
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
11:00 am – 01:45 pm
Monday – Saturday
04:30 pm – 09:00 pm
04:30 pm – 08:45 pm

The epitome of a hidden family restaurant is Lucky Thai & Lao, which prioritizes taste and home cooking. While the location isn’t particularly ornate, the huge and flavorful dishes make up for it – delivering everything a great Thai restaurant should. The establishment also provides photo menus so you can preview exactly what you’ll get before placing an order.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable prices
  • Carefully prepared food with fresh ingredients
  • Mouth-watering dishes

Customer’s Review:

Delicious Thai local restaurant. Make sure to let them know if you don’t like your food sweet! Will make this a regular spot.

Felicity Vuong

18) Holy Basil

Holy Basil - Thai Restaurant Sydney
Holy Basil – Thai Restaurant Sydney (Credit: Holy Basil)
Key ServiceKnown for its fried ice cream
Address233A Canley Vale Rd Canley Heights NSW 2166
Phone(02) 9727 7585
Operating HoursLunch:
Mon-Fri 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Mon-Thu 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Weekends open throughout
Sat 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun 12:00pm – 10:00pm

The food at this Thai restaurant is a reflection of the family’s South East Asian roots, with authentic Thai dishes complemented by lovely Laotian tastes. Fresh fried snapper served on a bed of green mango salad drenched in the restaurant’s own sauce is the signature dish. Make sure you finish it with their famous fried ice cream; ice-cream wrapped in pastry, fried, and topped with caramel and coconut crunchies.

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide range to choose from the menu
  • Fruity and refreshing cocktails
  • Lovely customer service

Customer’s Review:

Always a pleasure to dine here! Lovely customer service! The quality of all the food is amazing. The cocktail was also really fruity and refreshing. Definitely your go to for all things Thai and Laos. The high quality of food and service never disappoints.

Jane D

19) Green Peppercorn 

Green Peppercorn - Thai Restaurants Sydney
Green Peppercorn – Thai Restaurants Sydney (Credit: Green Peppercorn)
Key ServiceTraditional Thai and Lao street food restaurant
Address1/3 Hamilton Rd, Fairfield NSW 2165
Phone02 9724 7842
Operating HoursMonday – Thursday
12:00PM – 9:45PM
12:00PM- 10:45PM
12:00PM – 8:45PM

Traditional Thai and Lao flavors come together on this restaurant’s menu, which uses only the freshest ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. The meals are served in a casual setting, allowing the food to be the true star. Mouthwatering options include classic curries as well as more unique items like Banana Flower Salad (thinly sliced banana flower salad tossed with chicken, spices, coconut cream, and aromatics) and Crispy Pork Belly (stir-fried Asian water spinach with garlic chili topped with crispy pork belly).

Key Differentiators:

  • Buzzy space with birdcages hanging from the ceiling
  • Polite and attentive staff
  • Delicious fried ice cream

Customer’s Review:

Great experience from Green Pepper Corn. I usually go for a standard Pad Thai but the menu was too good to miss out on. Serving size is generous for what you pay for and the staff are polite and attentive. A must try is the pork belly, the green peppercorn stir fry and the delicious fried ice cream. Happy eating folks.


20) Bangkok Bites

Bangkok Bites - Thai Restaurants Sydney
Bangkok Bites – Thai Restaurants Sydney (Credit: Bangkok Bites)
Key ServiceGenerous Thai street food dishes
AddressG5/30 Kingsway
Cronulla NSW 2230
Phone8539 3374
Operating HoursThu-Sun 11.30am-3.30pm
Mon-Sun 5pm–10pm

Bangkok Bites allows Sydney a taste of Thailand with its authentic street food that is cooked fresh toorder. The centre stage of this restaurant, the open kitchen, fills the room with smells and noise as dishes sizzle on the hot stove-tops. Seating flows out onto where you can people watch as Bondi locals go about their day.

Key Differentiators:

  • Love outdoor seating
  • Good food plus nice fast service
  • Vibrant, swanky spot 

Customer’s Review:

They have the best Thai food with variety of options to choose between the sauce for you noodles. I personally like drunken sauce as it is spicy.

Neha ramta sunshine

Thai Restaurant Sydney

The Thai restaurant Sydney that we’ve reviewed is all worth a try. With their affordable prices and delicious food, you’ll want to visit each one of them at least once! If you’re looking for the best Thai restaurant Sydney has to offer, be sure to check out our reviews on The Noodle Bar, Chin Chin, Long Chim, Spice I Am, and Moon Restaurant and Bar. Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoy your Thai food experience in Sydney!

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