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The 9 Best Pad Thai Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: May 2, 2022

Pining for Pad Thai? These Charlotte restaurants serve the best Pad Thai on the mainland. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Pad Thai spots in Charlotte. So if hand-pulled rice noodles, fresh cilantro, bean sprouts, and peanuts sound like a good time visit one of these stores now!

Find the perfect Pad thai spot

Rai Lay Thai

Thai, $$, DilworthThai, $$Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    8 best Thai restaurants in Charlotte —and sexy Pad Thai photos to prove it

    Axios Charlotte, 2018

Thai House - University

Thai, $$, University City SouthThai, $$Charlotte, University City South
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    8 best Thai restaurants in Charlotte —and sexy Pad Thai photos to prove it

    Axios Charlotte, 2018
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Thai Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

    Three Best Rated

Deejai Thai

Thai, $$, EastoverThai, $$Charlotte, Eastover
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    8 best Thai restaurants in Charlotte —and sexy Pad Thai photos to prove it

    Axios Charlotte, 2018

Basil Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Fourth WardThai, $$Charlotte, Fourth Ward
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    8 best Thai restaurants in Charlotte —and sexy Pad Thai photos to prove it

    Axios Charlotte, 2018
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Thai Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

    Three Best Rated

Hawkers Asian Street Food - Charlotte

Asian, $$, WilmoreAsian, $$Charlotte, Wilmore
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now

    Axios Charlotte, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    12 Places to Pick for a Non-Boring Lunch in Charlotte

    Eater, 2019

Viet-Thai

Thai, West Sugar Creek-W T Harris BlThaiCharlotte, West Sugar Creek-W T Harris Bl
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Deejai Noodle Bar

Thai, $$, North CharlotteThai, $$Charlotte, North Charlotte
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Bahn Thai

Thai, $$, WhiteoakThai, $$Charlotte, Whiteoak
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Thai 1st

Thai, $$, ProvincetowneThai, $$Charlotte, Provincetowne
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best Pad thai in Charlotte. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5501 restaurants, and 145 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, Axios Charlotte and Three Best Rated. For example, we considered Eater - 12 Places to Pick for a Non-Boring Lunch in Charlotte, Axios Charlotte - The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Thai Restaurants in Charlotte, NC as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. If your next meal is in any of these ten restaurants, the Pad thai aficionado in you will rejoice.

Common questions

Zaika Express, Aroy Thai, and Rai Lay Thai are the highest-rated pad thai spots for dinner in Charlotte.

Rai Lay Thai and Thai Taste are the highest-rated vegan pad thai places in Charlotte.

Zaika Express, Aroy Thai, and Rai Lay Thai are the highest-rated pad thai spots for take-out in Charlotte.

Zaika Express, Aroy Thai, and Rai Lay Thai are the highest-rated vegetarian pad thai spots in Charlotte.

Zaika Express, Aroy Thai, and Rai Lay Thai have outdoor seating and pad thai in Charlotte.

Drink pairing tips for Pad thai

  • Riesling with your prawn laska

    Riesling is dry and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

  • The ideal pairing for chili garlic noodles

    Experts recommend pairing a chili garlic noodles with a glass of Guava Collins, a popular cocktail.

Factoids about Pad thai

  • All about noodle

    To celebrate their passion for noodle, people in The United States decided to hold an annual National Noodle Day every October 6.

  • Celebrating Pad thai

    The United States celebrates their appreciation for Pad thai in style with the annual NOODS NOODS NOODS Festival. Expect all things Pad thai at this popular event.

  • Once upon a time

    Does the name Plaek Phibunsongkhram ring a bell? They invented pad thai for us all to enjoy in Thailand !

Parking tips

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