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The 10 Best Thai Restaurants Near Orinda

Updated: December 9, 2021

Dreaming of an island escape? With khao soi and coconut curries, these great Thai spots offer an island escape in Orinda. 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 Orinda eateries now.

Find the perfect spot

Baan Thai Restaurant

Thai, $$, OrindaThai, $$Orinda
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

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Imm Thai Street Food

Thai, $, BerkeleyThai, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Noodle, Thai Restaurant

Thai, $, BerkeleyThai, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Toss Noodle Bar

Asian, $, BerkeleyAsian, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Lucky House Thai

Thai, $, BerkeleyThai, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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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
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Lucky Bird

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Anchalee Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, BerkeleyThai, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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How did we curate these results?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Michelin Guide. Yes, we even looked at 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) to pull this list together. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate 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.

  • Pair Pinot Noir with vegetable jalfrezi

    A nice red wine that will bring the most out of the spicy and tart flavors of your vegetable jalfrezi would be Pinot Noir.

  • The perfect match for shellfish curry

    Experts suggest pairing a shellfish curry with a glass of Viognier, a popular white wine.


Factoids

  • A long-held tradition

    When in Thailand it would be criminal not to try out the pad thai. GIve it a go so you can say you had the full experience.

  • A 2,996 pounds 1 ounce feast

    The 55 chefs of holds the world record for making the noodle soup, an impressive feat considering its weight of 2,996 pounds 1 ounce.

  • National Curried Chicken Day

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

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