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The 12 Best Thai Restaurants Near Raleigh

Updated: June 30, 2022

Craving Pad Thai and papaya salads? Eat the best Raleigh has to offer at these Thai eateries. We analyzed articles, review sites, and top local publications to give you the Best Thai options in the area. Raleigh boasts some great food offerings and these are the best of the best for your tom yum fix!

Find the perfect Thai restaurant

Bida Manda

Asian, $$, RaleighAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Raleigh's top 5 Asian fusion spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • City Seeker

    Best for Groups in Raleigh/Durham

    City Seeker

Ni Asian Kitchen

Asian, $, RaleighAsian, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Asian Restaurants In Raleigh, North Carolina

    Trip 101, 2021

Red Pepper Asian

Asian, $$, RaleighAsian, $$Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Asian Restaurants In Raleigh, North Carolina

    Trip 101, 2021

Lemongrass Thai Restaurant

Thai, $$, RaleighThai, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Thai Restaurants in Raleigh, NC

    Three Best Rated

Bangkok Thai

Thai, $$, RaleighThai, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Thai Villa

Thai, $$, RaleighThai, $$Raleigh
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Thaiphoon Bistro

Thai, $$, RaleighThai, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Champa Thai & Sushi Restaurant

Thai, $$, RaleighThai, $$Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Thai Restaurants in Raleigh, NC

    Three Best Rated

ShabaShabu

Asian, $$, RaleighAsian, $$Raleigh, Six Forks
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Thai House

Thai, $$, RaleighThai, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Red Bowl Asian Bistro

Asian, $$, RaleighAsian, $$Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Sakura 8

Asian, $, GarnerAsian, $Garner
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Thai restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 3295 restaurants in Raleigh, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 212 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline, City Seeker and Trip 101 and more. All with some boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Here are Raleigh's top 5 Asian fusion spots, City Seeker - Best for Groups in Raleigh/Durham and Trip 101 - 10 Best Asian Restaurants In Raleigh, North Carolina. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

Bida Manda, Ni Asian Kitchen, and Red Pepper Asian are the highest-rated Thai restaurants for a quick lunch in Raleigh.

Bida Manda, Ni Asian Kitchen, and Red Pepper Asian are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that serve breakfast in Raleigh.

Bida Manda, Ni Asian Kitchen, and Red Pepper Asian are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that are good for groups in Raleigh.

Bida Manda, Ni Asian Kitchen, and Red Pepper Asian are vegetarian-friendly Thai restaurants in Raleigh.

The highest-rated Thai restaurants for delivery in Raleigh are Bida Manda, Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, and Bangkok Thai.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best 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.

  • The perfect complement to vegetable jalfrezi


    When ordering vegetable jalfrezi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

  • Chenin Blanc and green sauce palak paneer


    A white wine and some nice, tasty green sauce palak paneer - specifically a Chenin Blanc - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the herbaceous in your food, trust us!

Fun facts

  • The United States's National Noodle Day

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate October, October to celebrating National Noodle Day.

  • The Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood 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

  • A whole lotta vindaloo curry

    one pound of vindaloo curry is the crazy amount that Rhys Bain ate in2 minutes.

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for 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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