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The 6 Best Thai Restaurants Near Kearny Mesa, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for the best Thai restaurants in Kearny Mesa? These are our top choices for sticky rice or shrimp cakes. To bring you only the best Thai in the area we analyzed top sites and incorporated millions of reviews for this list. Don’t fight the need for kae moe or chicken satay any longer! Head to one of these Kearny Mesa eateries now.

Find the perfect Thai restaurant

Koon Thai Kitchen

Thai, $$, Kearny MesaThai, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Thai Restaurants in San Diego, CA

    Three Best Rated
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Thai Food in San Diego Right Now

    Eater, 2020

Pear's Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Kearny MesaThai, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Thai Pepper Cuisine

Thai, $, Serra MesaThai, $San Diego, Serra Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Thai Time III

Thai, $, Clairemont Mesa WestThai, $San Diego, Clairemont Mesa West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

California Thai Cafe

Thai, $$, MiramarThai, $$San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen

Thai, $, GrantvilleThai, $San Diego, Grantville
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Thai restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 restaurants in San Diego, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 624 lists and articles from experts at Eater and Three Best Rated and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat Thai Food in San Diego Right Now and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Thai Restaurants in San Diego, CA. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai, Pear's Thai Cuisine, and Koon Thai Kitchen are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that serve breakfast in Kearny Mesa.

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai, Pear's Thai Cuisine, and Koon Thai Kitchen are vegetarian-friendly Thai restaurants in Kearny Mesa.

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai, Pear's Thai Cuisine, and Koon Thai Kitchen are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that are good for groups in Kearny Mesa.

There are 4 Thai restaurants in Kearny Mesa.

Mekong Cuisine Lao and Thai, Pear's Thai Cuisine, and Koon Thai Kitchen are some of the highest-rated late-night Thai spots in Kearny Mesa.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Chenin Blanc

    Experts often pair green sauce palak paneer with a glass of Chenin Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for prawn curry


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for prawn curry can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cold drink, particularly a glass of saffron lassi. This, sweet, cold drink balances the spicy prawn curry.

  • Pinot Noir with your vegetable jalfrezi

    The ripe berries flavor of Pinot Noir means that it is a good match for the spicy and tart flavor of vegetable jalfrezi. Try this pairing next time!

Fun facts

  • A classic dish

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In Thailand, pad thai is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

  • The ideal pairing

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Thailand, thai tea is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with tea, milk and sugar.

  • The world record from Thailand

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest mango sticky rice. Weighing in at 9,921 pounds there was more than enough mango sticky rices to go around!

Parking in the area

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Thai spot.

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