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The 10 Best Thai Restaurants Near El Cerrito

Updated: October 6, 2021

Dreaming of an island escape? With khao soi and coconut curries, these great Thai spots offer an island escape in El Cerrito. This list of Thai options was created after an analysis of the best local sites and millions of diner and critic reviews. So if you have decided on some drunken noodles and Thai beer as your next meal try one of the El Cerrito eateries below.

Find the perfect spot

Sawooei Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, El CerritoThai, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Banana Leaf Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, El CerritoThai, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Imm Thai Street Food

Thai, $, BerkeleyThai, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

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  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

The Noodle, Thai Restaurant

Thai, $, BerkeleyThai, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

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    Hoodline
  • CBS

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Toss Noodle Bar

Asian, $, BerkeleyAsian, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

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    Hoodline
  • CBS

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    CBS

Lucky House Thai

Thai, $, BerkeleyThai, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

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    Hoodline
  • CBS

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    CBS

Chai Thai Noodles - Berkeley

Thai, $$, BerkeleyThai, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Thai Table

Thai, $$, BerkeleyThai, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Funky Elephant

Thai, $$, BerkeleyThai, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Michelin Guide

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    Michelin Guide
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Lucky Bird

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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    Eater

How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 28808 El Cerrito restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 El Cerrito restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Michelin Guide had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California, Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019). We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. 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.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair prawn curry with saffron lassi

    To elevate your prawn curry experience, we recommend some saffron lassi to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cold drink cools the palate between bites.

  • Viognier with your shellfish curry

    If your food palns include Curry, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Viognier, with its hits of peach-and-apricot, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect match for your butter chicken

    Experts suggest pairing a butter chicken with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.


Did you know?

  • The ideal 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.

  • The largest mango sticky rice from 2019

    9,921 pounds is the record for the biggest mango sticky rice. We hope people were hungry!

  • The most lavish curry

    Does $2,584 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive curry will cost you at Bombay Brasserie.

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in El Cerrito. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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