Part of what makes Atlanta such a great city to live is the availability of cuisines from all over the world. And lucky for Thai food lovers, there are countless top-notch spots all around Atlanta whether you’re craving a tasty Pad Thai, flavorful Tom Yum, or savory Massaman curry.
Chai Yo Modern Thai is the place to be for a modern spin on Thai cuisine, all served in a sexy, elegant Buckhead atmosphere. Renowned Chef Dee Dee Niyomkul blends Thai flavors with modern cooking techniques to create mouthwatering dishes. Their cocktail service is also excellent.
Top Spice is a great spot for your weeknight Thai cravings, available on most delivery apps and with locations in Midtown, Toco Hills, and Akers Mill Square. They do a solid job on all the Thai classics–pineapple fried rice, panang curry, pad thai, and pad see ew. End your meal with their mango sticky rice or delicious kaya pancake, a sort of Malaysian roti pancake served with a sweet custard and vanilla ice cream.
Sri Thai is an everyday sort of Thai spot that’s perfect when you just need your fix of Thai curry and noodles. Their papaya salad is excellent and spicy, and they’ve also got extensive sushi offerings. Locations in Duluth, Snelville, and now Atlantic Station.
Silom Thai is a new addition to the Buckhead dining scene, with a chic dining room that makes this place perfect for a date night. Their Tom Kha Gai is especially flavorful, and the Pad Thai some of the best we’ve ever had. Their seafood hot spots are real show stoppers.
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You can’t talk about Thai food in Atlanta without talking about Niyomkul family. Nan Thai Dining is upscale Thai food excellence, having served up food excellence since 1997. Chef Nan Niyomkul, the mother of Chef Dee Niyomkul of TukTuk and Chai Yo, is the woman behind the menu that’s as much about elegant presentation as it is about authentic Thai flavors.
The drunken noodles pack just the right amount of heat, and their pineapple boat is deliciousness served in style. You can enjoy a meal on their spacious patios in Midtown or Lindbergh. Another great reason to support them? They’ve been tirelessly donating meals to frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bangkok Station is a solid Thai food option in the heart of Buckhead. We recommend that you try the Pearls of Bangkok appetizer sampler to try a little bit of everything. The decor is elegant and while their outdoor patio is closed at the moment for remodeling, there are plans for it reopen again quite soon.
New to the Summerhill dining scene, Talat Market started out as pop-ups all over the town before opening up their very own brick & mortar spot. They’re operating as takeout only at the moment with an ever-changing menu with both old standbys and deeper cuts of Thai cuisine you may be unfamiliar with–Hoi Thawt Talay, a seafood pancake, and Yum Wun Sen, a glass noodle stir fry are on the menu for example. You can also grab one of their cocktail kits to enjoy at home!
Tuk Tuk, named for the roaming rickshaws popular in Thailand, recently celebrated 10 years serving outstanding Thai cuisine in Atlanta. Chef DeeDee Niyomkul created this restaurant’s menu using her grandmother’s recipes and as a nod to the foods you can find in the streets of Bangkok from local vendors. Order the beef jerky, fried snapper, and Hoy Tod for the perfect meal.