Salt Lake City is home to many Thai restaurants, so we took it upon ourselves to figure out which ones are the best. It’s a tough job, right? Our guide to the best Thai food in Salt Lake City features old favorites that have proven to be consistently amazing year after year as well as some exciting new places with bold flavors and fresh takes. Because Thai food can easily accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, it’s a great option for pretty much anyone, and even the seemingly simplest of dishes pack a punch. From comforting noodle dishes to classic curries and flavorful soups, we are confident at least one of our top picks will quickly become your new go-to. With a valley full of tremendous options, it was no small feat narrowing our guide down to 12 favorites, but we know you are going to love every single one.
When you think of Thai food in Salt Lake City, chances are that Sawadee comes to mind. This award-winning institution has been serving authentic Thai cuisine downtown for years and for good reason. What makes Sawadee special is its dedication to the classic Thai dishes we know and love like pad thai, pad kee mao, curry puffs, and pineapple curry. If you don’t want to battle for parking on a busy weekend, Sawadee has a great weekday lunch special.
754 E South Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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11. Suzy Thai Food
Suzy Thai Food is not only one of the best food trucks in Salt Lake City but also one of the best options in the valley for Thai food in general. Suzy Thai Food is run by three sweet ladies all over the age of 60 and under 4’9″, all of whom you’ll want to befriend as soon as you meet them. With mango sticky rice that’s to die for, you’ll want to keep an eye on Suzy’s Instagram account to track them down once the weather warms up. If you’re looking for a savory option to go with your sticky rice, we also love their massaman curry with chicken. This rich curry is full of tender potatoes and chicken and is topped with crunchy cashews. It’s the kind of dish that just hits the spot every. single. time. We can’t wait for you to give them a try.
Suzy Thai Food
$ Thai, Food Trucks
4747 S Holladay Blvd, Holladay, UT 84117
10. Tuk Tuk’s
Tuk Tuk’s is a newer addition to the Salt Lake restaurant scene, but word is spreading that it is a must-try for great Thai food. Tuk Tuk’s has friendly service and does a lot of classic Thai dishes really well, but their pineapple fried rice is exceptional. While the presentation is striking, this fried rice is much more than initially meets the eye. The richness from the massaman curry powder pairs perfectly with the fresh pineapple, tender chicken, and salty cashews to create a dish that’s crave-worthy. The red curry and drunken noodles are also great options to round your meal out.
2222 W 3500 S b7, West Valley City, UT 84119
9. Aroon Thai
Located in Murray just off I-15 is hidden gem Aroon Thai. Also fairly new to Salt Lake, Aroon Thai excels at two of our favorite Thai dishes – boat noodles and pad ka pao. The boat noodles feature tender sliced beef and meatballs, vermicelli noodles, cilantro, bean sprouts, Chinese broccoli, and fried garlic all in a rich beef broth. It’s a year-round comforting soup similar to Vietnamese pho. If you are looking for a hearty stir fry, the pad ka pao is a popular street food made with house-made oyster sauce, bell pepper, chicken, and Thai basil. We love Aroon Thai for their authentic take on Thai classics, and definitely consider them to be one of the best Thai restaurants in Salt Lake City.
Aroon Thai Kitchen
$$ Thai, Noodles, Soup
548 W 4500 S, Murray, UT 84123
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8. Chanon Thai Café
When a craving for pad thai hits, head to Chanon Thai Cafe, which features our favorite pad thai and is one of the best Thai restaurants in Salt Lake City. This charming restaurant is full of heart and flavor. In the mood for soup? Chanon also serves a great spicy and sour tom yum that is packed with flavor. With a delightful and friendly staff and an atmosphere that feels comfortable, you can’t help but feel like part of the family.
Chanon Thai Café
278 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
7. Ekamai Thai
Located in Sugar House, Ekamai Thai is a long-standing Female Foodie favorite. What keeps us coming back to Ekamai is the consistently amazing food, attentive service, and overall ambiance of the restaurant. Start your meal at Ekamai with the curry dumplings, which are covered in a delicious green curry sauce. Next, we recommend the drunken noodles or khao pad to round out the rest of your meal. Pro tip: if the weather is nice, check out Ekamai’s outdoor seating for an even better dining experience.
1405 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
6. Dee Garden Thai Kitchen
Dee Garden is a family-run, authentic Thai restaurant located in West Jordan. The dishes served at Dee Garden have a certain home-cooked feel to them that we absolutely love – what is cozier than sharing a meal with someone in their home? We love a good massaman curry and Dee Garden executes the dish perfectly. Dee Garden also serves khao soi, a noodle dish from the Nong Khai region in Northern Thailand that features a luscious coconut broth over egg noodles and chicken, and it might be one of our new favorites. Their tom kha, a coconut and lemongrass soup full of vegetables and your choice of protein, is also phenomenal. One of the best Thai restaurants in the Salt Lake area, Dee Garden is worth the trip.
Dee Garden Thai Kitchen
7098 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84084
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5. Fav Bistro
On the outskirts of Holladay is Fav Bistro, one of four sister restaurants created by Anny Sooksri, and one of our favorite Thai restaurants in Salt Lake City. Sooksri grew up in Thailand and knows her Thai food inside and out. While Fav Bistro has a menu full of classic Thai dishes, the shining star is the Thai grilled chicken with papaya salad. The chicken is marinated in coconut milk and a special blend of Thai spices and is served with coconut rice and a green papaya salad. The papaya salad is bright, tangy, and balances out the rich and hearty chicken and rice beautifully. Portions at Fav Bistro are quite generous and perfect for sharing.
$$ Desserts, Breakfast & Brunch, Thai
1984 E Murray Holladay Rd, Holladay, UT 84117
4. Tea Rose Diner
Tea Rose Diner is an unassuming restaurant tucked away on a little side street in downtown Murray. The fact that it is always busy is by no means an accident – people drive from all over the valley to eat here. We love the hot and sour soup – it’s perfect for a cold day when a bowl of something cozy is the only thing that will do. The yellow curry and mango curry are also excellent. Be warned- Tea Rose is not messing around with spice. We love spicy food, but usually order our dishes level 0.5-1 out of 10. Look for the “Wall of Flame” which features those who were brave enough to order a level 10 curry and finish it off.
Tea Rose Diner
65 E 5th Ave, Murray, UT 84107
3. Laan Na Thai
Laan Na is the definition of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, and we love it all the more because of it. Located by some of our other favorite spots like Caputo’s and Bruges, it’s easy to overlook this mom-and-pop restaurant. Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior: Laan Na serves some of the best Thai food in the city. Specifically, you want to order the life-changing curry dumplings with the most incredible green curry sauce. The dumplings are somehow tender yet crispy, and we are here to shout from the rooftops that they are a must-try. We also love the drunken noodles and appreciate the side of lime and chile flakes for easy customization. Laan Na is no frills, so everything is served takeout-style. And while minimal seating is available, we recommend a picnic across the street in Pioneer Park instead.
Laan Na Thai
336 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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2. Thani Bowl Noodle House
Unlike other Thai restaurants in the valley, Thani Bowl specializes in noodle dishes over curries. Two noodle dishes stand out above the rest: the Bangkok Boat and Chiang Mai Hi. The Bangkok Boat is a street food favorite featuring pork broth, savory meat, bean sprouts, spinach, green onion, garlic, and rice noodles. It’s distinct and soothing and utterly cozy. Chiang Mai Hi is a curry noodle dish with curry broth, fall-off-the-bone chicken, pickled mustard greens, sliced shallots, flat egg noodles, and is topped with crispy fried noodles. You can’t go wrong with either dish, to be honest.
Thani Bowl Noodle House
$$ Thai, Noodles, Soup
365 W 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
1. Skewered Thai
We’ve been eating at Skewered Thai for years, and it continues to be consistently incredible year after year, which is why we have to name it the best Thai restaurant in Salt Lake City. We love Skewered’s take on yellow curry, drunken noodles, curry dumplings, massaman curry, pineapple curry, and mango sticky rice . . . so pretty much the entire menu. While everything we’ve tried here is 10/10, we urge you to try the basil stir fry with beef. Tender sliced beef and sauteed green beans and peppers in some kind of addictively good sauce have us wanting to lick our plate clean every time we order this dish. Skewered Thai is located in a charming little house that is inviting and warm. We know that you’ll fall in love with it just like we have.
575 S 700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102