With a perfect blend of spicy, sweet, sour and savoury, Thai cuisine has a unique combination of flavours that easily capture the heart of many and is undeniably one of the favourite cuisines among Malaysians. In today’s article, we have compiled a list of the best Thai places in KL for you, so you can indulge in authentic, delicious Thai delicacies to satisfy your cravings!
1. Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine
If you’re looking for a luxurious experience, Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine is the place you’ve been searching for. Come here to experience delicious classic Thai dishes, all while enjoying a refreshing view of their koi pond through glass walls.
If you ever get a chance to visit Rama V, be sure to try their thab thim krob, sticky rice with mango and steamed tapioca, among many others. You can check out what else this restaurant has to offer here.
Address: 5, Jalan U Thant, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 6:30 p – 11:00 pm daily
2. Nong and Jimmy Thai BBQ [HALAL]
Outside of the traditional classic Thai dishes, Nong and Jimmy Thai BBQ offers a large array of meals for you to dip your toe in and try. In particular, their mini chakoi with pandan kaya, BBQ crab, and signature tom yam soup will blow your expectations out of the water.
As the restaurant is located in an open Ampang neighbourhood area, the restaurant isn’t one to give you the fanciest of views. But if you’re one to value the food over the scenery, then Nong and Jimmy Thai BBQ’s array of rich Thai dishes will satisfy you to no end. You can look through their menu here.
Address: Lot 27363, Jalan Cahaya 3a, Taman Cahaya, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12:00 am – 11:00 pm daily
Erawan is one of KL’s top-rated Thai restaurants, and rightfully so. Expect to experience a myriad of authentic Royal Thai cuisine dishes and various innovative combinations as well. If you ever find yourself visiting Erawan, don’t miss out on their best-selling fiery-hot Royal Lotus Petals Delight appetizer. Never had edible lotus petals drenched in condiments before? Well, now you do.
Don’t be surprised if the restaurant is packed once you get there. I mean, it’s on our list for a reason!
Address: Lot L1-17-18, First Floor DC mall, Plaza DC Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily
4. Chang Thai Restaurant
Want to eat authentic Thai food, but you’re scared you won’t be able to handle the spice? Don’t worry, Chang Thai Restaurant has got you covered.
Come here to indulge in authentic tom yam soup and green curry, among many others, without having to burn your tongue off trying to tolerate the spice. Other spectacular dishes you HAVE to try at Chang Thai include their Thai fish cake and steamed fish. You can check out their menu here.
Address: Valenza Hotel & Café, Lot 118, Batu 3, Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm & 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm daily
5. Awet Thai
Awet Thai offers a selection of barbeque meats, grilled and marinated to perfection, as well as a hefty traditional Thai menu to satisfy your cravings. From Laab Moo and baked glass noodles to BBQ pork ribs and spicy steam fish with pickled lemon, you’re sure to find something that’ll fit your tastes here.
Expect to experience good quality and fresh ingredients when you take a bite of what Awet Thai has to offer. You can see what else you can expect from them here.
• Kajang: Lot 1283, Kolam Takungan, Taman Cahaya, Sg. Chua 43000 Kajang, Selangor.
• Cheras: No. 8, Jalan Kaskas 3, Taman Cheras 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
• Petaling Jaya: Lot 13544, Jalan Cempaka, Kampung Kayu Ara, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 11:00 am – 4.:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 12:00 am daily
6. BAAN 26
Directly translated as ‘House 26’, you’d be surprised at how little BAAN 26 resembles a house—because it isn’t one, it’s a home.
To be more specific, BAAN 26 is home to authentic Thai dishes, unique decorations, and excellent service. Come here to enjoy their Mieng Kam (a DIY Thai Salad)—something you won’t be able to find anywhere else in KL! As it’s both a restaurant and bar, this is the perfect spot to chill and catch up with friends way into the AM. You can find what BAAN 26 has to offer here.
Address: 26, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 5:00 pm – 3:00 am daily
7. Yen Wen Thai Food
With a Thai family managing this restaurant, you can’t get more authentic than Yen Wen Thai food! Come here for Thai food you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Their Hor Mok (Thai style otak otak) and Mango Kerabu Fish are uniquely delicious, with their flavourful tastes exploding in your mouth the moment you take a bite.
Unfortunately, most of their staff can only converse in Thai and/or Chinese, so speaking in English can be slightly tricky. But don’t worry, because their food is more than worth it. You won’t regret giving this restaurant a visit. We promise you!
Address: Lot 01-3813, Jalan Helang Merah, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm daily
Best Thai Places in KL
Now as you know the Best Thai Places in KL, you can go to these places without worrying about the food quality! If you enjoy Thai food, check out our recipes on various classic Thai dishes. Such as Thai Tom Yam Meehoon Soup, Thai Steamed Fish with Lemon and Chilli Sauce, and Thai Laksa with Green Curry, among many others.
But if you’re not in the mood to visit these Thai places in KL or cook Thai food for yourself, you can always order your Thai food fix on foodpanda instead! The foodpanda app offers a large variety of cuisines for you to choose from, and they deliver everything straight to your doorstep.