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The 12 Best Thai Restaurants Near Pacific Beach, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for the best Thai restaurants in Pacific Beach? These are our top choices for sticky rice or shrimp cakes. We analyzed articles, review sites, and top local publications to give you the Best Thai options in the area. So if you have decided on some drunken noodles and Thai beer as your next meal try one of the Pacific Beach eateries below.

Find the perfect Thai restaurant

Lanna Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Pacific BeachThai, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Thai Food in San Diego Right Now

    Eater, 2020

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

World Curry

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

Tweety Thai Cuisine

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

If you travel further

J&T Thai Street Food

Thai, $, MorenaThai, $San Diego, Morena
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Thai Food in San Diego Right Now

    Eater, 2020

Soi OB

Thai, Ocean BeachThaiSan Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

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

Thai Time III

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

Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen

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

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Thai restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 10162 San Diego restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 San Diego restaurant reviews, and 624 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - Where to Eat Thai Food in San Diego Right Now. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Coconut Girl Kitchen, Lanna Thai Cuisine, and Hot or Not Thai are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that serve breakfast in Pacific Beach.

Coconut Girl Kitchen, Lanna Thai Cuisine, and Hot or Not Thai are some of the highest-rated late-night Thai spots in Pacific Beach.

The highest-rated Thai restaurants for delivery in Pacific Beach are Coconut Girl Kitchen, Lanna Thai Cuisine, and 55 Thai Kitchen.

Coconut Girl Kitchen, Lanna Thai Cuisine, and 55 Thai Kitchen are the highest-rated Thai restaurants for take-out in Pacific Beach.

Coconut Girl Kitchen, Lanna Thai Cuisine, and Hot or Not Thai are vegetarian-friendly Thai restaurants in Pacific Beach.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for prawn curry

    Knowing what to pair with 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 and 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!

  • The perfect match for prawn laska

    Experts suggest pairing a prawn laska with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.


Did you know?

  • A belly full of shrimp

    Joey Chestnut knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 12 pounds of shrimp, setting a world record in the process!

  • For the love of curry

    Can’t get enough curry? Neither can The United States. The country celebrates National Curried Chicken Day every year on January 12

  • The biggest noodle soup

    The 55 chefs of Vietnam is the proud world-record holder of the largest noodle soupt, an impressive feat considering its weight of 2,996 pounds 1 ounce.

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Pacific Beach can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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