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The 5 Best Thai Restaurants Near Santee

Updated: May 2, 2022

Craving Pad Thai and papaya salads? Eat the best Santee 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 Santee eateries now.

Find the perfect Thai restaurant

Thai Thai

Thai, $$, SanteeThai, $$Santee
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Signature Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, La MesaThai, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat in La Mesa

    Eater, 2020

Hug Thai Express

Thai, La MesaThaiLa Mesa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Phra Ram 9

Thai, $$, La MesaThai, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Pick Up Stix

Asian, $, La MesaAsian, $La Mesa
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best Thai restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Eater - Where to Eat in La Mesa as we sourced this ultimate list. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

The highest-rated Thai restaurants for delivery in Santee are Gor Gai Thai Kitchen - Santee, Thai Thai, and Leela Thai Cuisine.

Gor Gai Thai Kitchen - Santee, Thai Thai, and Sab-E-Lee are the highest-rated Thai restaurants for a quick lunch in Santee.

Gor Gai Thai Kitchen - Santee, Thai Thai, and Sab-E-Lee are the highest-rated Thai restaurants for take-out in Santee.

Thai Thai, Sab-E-Lee, and Leela Thai Cuisine are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that are good for groups in Santee.

Gor Gai Thai Kitchen - Santee, Thai Thai, and Sab-E-Lee are some of the highest-rated late-night Thai spots in Santee.

Drink pairing tips

  • 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 complement to vegetable jalfrezi


    Experts recommend pairing a vegetable jalfrezi with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

  • Chenin Blanc with your green sauce palak paneer

    That herbaceous green sauce palak paneeryou’re thinking about would be beautifully complemented by a dry white wine, like Chenin Blanc!

Interesting facts

  • A delicious 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.

  • Once upon a time

    Oh, where does pad thai come from you ask? Well from Thailand of course! The dish first made an appearance in the 1930s.

  • All about seafood

    Do you like seafood enough to dedicate a day to it? If you answered yes, then you should probably know that October National Seafood Month is National Seafood Month.

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Santee. 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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