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The 12 Best Thai Restaurants Near La Jolla, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Craving Pad Thai and papaya salads? Eat the best La Jolla has to offer at these Thai eateries. This list of Thai options was created after an analysis of the best local sites and millions of diner and critic reviews. Don’t fight the need for kae moe or chicken satay any longer! Head to one of these La Jolla eateries now.

Find the perfect Thai restaurant

Turmeric Thai Kitchen

Thai, $$, La JollaThai, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

AROI Thai

Asian, $$, La JollaAsian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen

Thai, $$, La JollaThai, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Thai Gulf Restaurant

Thai, La JollaThaiSan Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Lanna Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Pacific BeachThai, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Coconut Girl Kitchen

Asian, Pacific BeachAsianSan Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

55 Thai Kitchen

Thai, $, Pacific BeachThai, $San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Thai Village

Thai, $, Pacific BeachThai, $San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Thai Time III

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

World Curry

Asian, $, Pacific BeachAsian, $San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

AAHARN at University City

Thai, $$, University CityThai, $$San Diego, University City
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0

Tweety Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Pacific BeachThai, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Thai restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across San Diego, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat Thai Food in San Diego Right Nowwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Turmeric Thai Kitchen is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Thai restaurant in La Jolla.

Turmeric Thai Kitchen, AROI Thai, and Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that serve breakfast in La Jolla.

Turmeric Thai Kitchen and Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen are vegetarian-friendly Thai restaurants in La Jolla.

Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen is the highest-rated Thai restaurant for dessert in La Jolla.

Turmeric Thai Kitchen and Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen are the highest-rated Thai restaurants for take-out in La Jolla.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pinot Noir with vegetable jalfrezi

    Looking for a new pairing to match the spicy and tart flavour of vegetable jalfrezi? Try Pinot Noir with its ripe berries flavour next time.

  • saffron lassi with your prawn curry

    When considering how to best enjoy your prawn curry, we would highlight how well a glass of saffron lassi complements the dish as it cools the palate between bites.


  • The perfect match for butter chicken

    Experts often pair butter chicken with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • A fast eater

    Are you a fan of vindaloo curry? The current record for eating the most vindaloo curry is one pound! Do you love vindaloo curry enough to beat this record?

  • The biggest noodle soup ever

    The 55 chefs of holds the world record for making the noodle soup, an impressive feat considering its weight of 2,996 pounds 1 ounce.

  • October = Thai festival

    If you’re a big fan of Thai, then you should definitely consider visiting the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festivale in California, The United States

Parking info

La Jollais notorious for tricky parking. 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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