The secret to Thai cuisine is the harmonious blend of five flavors; sweet, sour, spicy, salty and bitter. And the result of these dynastic dishes is teary, addicting and fiery. We’ve always been in love and we’re also evil enough to get you on board with us well BWAHAHA. So let us lure into the Top 10 Thai Restaurants in Penang you should check out soon or maybe right away 🙂
Top 10 Thai Food in Penang
Anyone Thai food lovers here? Allow me to take you on a joyride to your favourites
1. Kun Thai @ Butterworth
If you’re aware of Thai food, then you’re clearly aware of Kun Thai, the maternal home to Thai Restaurants in Penang. Serving you the best dishes in town under the palapas and as romantic as it can get as the sun sets, the drive from the main island is worth every penny. Got to try: Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad), Tom Yam (DUH) and their freshly caught Lalas cooked with some of their magical lime.
Address: 104, Permatang Tengah of Jalan Raja Uda, 1300 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 11.00am-12.00am
Parking: Ample free parking spaces
2. Somkid Thai Food Corner @ Fettes Park
Do not be fooled by the dull settings as they truly believe in more than meets the eye. This is the corner you definitely want to stop by for a hearty spicy (spicier upon request) Thai meals at a very decent price. Boy oh boy, their signature Cha Yen tea does the trick or what for this heat stroking weather.
Address: Prima Tanjung, 98-G-39, Jalan Fettes, Kampung Belachan, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang
Bussiness Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm (Sun-wed)/ Closed on Tuesdays
3. Aroi Thai @ Jalan Burma
Dedicated to serving quality through their authentically flavored Thai menu, disappointments are left at the front door before entering and satisfaction is guaranteed as we exit this Thai Restaurant. Got to order: Green chicken curry for the basil lovers, Thai fish cake and the finishing touch with their mango and sticky rice.
Address: 387, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang.
Business Hour: 11.00am – 2.30pm (lunch); 6.00pm – 10.00pm (dinner)
Closed on every Tuesday .
Phone Number: 04- 227 6771
4. Chok Dee Thai
Aimed to suit the taste buds of the local, Chok dee meaning ‘Good luck/fortune in Thai is one way to get lucky. Trust us. Recommended booking in advance as this is a crowd-pleasing Thai restaurant even with a steeper than usual price. You know what they say; you get for you pay for. Stressing on that, we opt for their Tom Kha, a mild coconut soup paired with their signature deep-fried pork knuckle, cha-om omelet, Kang kong ( eat your veggies) ending the evening sweetly with coconut milk and water chestnuts. Yassssssss
Address: Chok Dee Thai Restaurant @ Burmah Road No: 231-D, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang.
Business Hr : 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm . Closed on Monday.
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5. WhatSaeb Boat noodle @ Saw Emporium
Sometimes, you wanna keep it light and not go all Chu Char on them dishes. We feel you and so does the owner who is about to baptize you in their heavenly signature boat noodles. Deeply rooted back to the original preparation of it, their boat noodles are so rich in flavors of cinnamon, garlic, and paprika among others. It’s a whole other level of indulgence at this Thai Restaurant
Fun facts: Back in the days, there was a merchant who sold noodles on a boat. Between the paddling, preparing, and serving all by himself big bowl just wouldn’t do so he began serving it in a smaller bowl for convenient purposes and that became a thing 🙂
Address: The Saw Emporium, 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: 12 pm to 11 pm (Thurs-Sun)
Contact Number: 016-597 7711
6.Krung Thep Thai Restaurant @ Lorong Selamat
Unknown to the hype crowd (yet) this underrated Thai Restaurants needs some love. ATTENTION to all the cheapos and adventure seekers out there. This might be the type of street foods you’re looking for.
Serving you ample of dishes to choose from, one can get a full meal in less RM10 (no kidding) Just a name a few examples of the kind of dishes that might interest you. Thai Fried Rice, Glass Noodles (3 BIG prawns), Pad Kha Pao? Address right here.
Address: 8, Lorong Selamat, 10450, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Fridays.
Contact Number: N/A
7. Sebaidee Thai Restaurant @ Batu Lanchang
Simply home-styled from their ambiance to the meals they prepare, you’d feel just like home with a Thai mum ready to serve you any minute. Serving freshly caught aquatic ingredients and cooked to melt in the mouth, it’ll be a day of no complaints and pure indulgence.
Need to try: Pad thai cooked with the right amount of sweetness, spiciness, and savoriness stir-fried to non-greasy goodness. This is what dreams are made of.
Address: 1, Batu Green, Taman Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 3:30 pm ⋅ Reopens 5 pm
Phone: 04-656 8891
8. Annathai @ Pulau Tikus
It really comes off as shocking at how slim Thais’ waistline are. The varieties are endless and we are envious. Well not really. Who cares about waistline (sniffs) when we food is BAE. And in Annathai, regrets are thrown out of the window and sense are taken for a ride.
Serving you nothing but home cooked vibes, the Tom Yam prepared just like in Hatyai and served in a casual cafe in Penang will set your tongue on fire. You can certainly wash it all down with a nice Tam Tim Krab.
Address: Annathai-Kitchen Jalan Moulmein, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Contact Number: +60 4-227 7599
9. Thai Shop @ Jalan Kimberley Penang
Ever wondered what it feels like to stroll along the land of smiles while snacking on some Thai food. You have the chance to experience that right here in Jalan Kimberly, Georgetown Penang. Expected more than a few Thai stalls side by side and having the option to dine outdoor and indoor in a space known as ‘Thai Shop’ this could be your next dating or family adventure to be unveiled.
Address: 257, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours- Tues- Sun (12pm to 3pm/ 6pm- 9’30pm)
Phone: 012-741 1868
10.Tree Monkey (Boujee @ Tanjung Villa)
Beautifully designed space, perfect view at dusk, welcomed by an in-house team who are well-versed in Thai gastronomy which comes with a reasonable price range for the quality assured and suited to the luxuriousness ambiance. It’s an all-rounder at this Thai Restaurant!
Address: Tree Monkey @ Tropical Spice Garden Lone Craig Villa, Lot 595, Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11100 Penang.
Telefax: 604-881 3494
Business hours: Sun-Thur 9am-11pm / Fri-Sat 9am-midnight
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