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Where to Find Authentic Thai Flavors in San Antonio 

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Whether you're craving Thai noodles, curry or fried rice (or maybe something slightly less traditional), you're bound to find what you're looking for at these 20 San Antonio restaurants.
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Bangkok 54 Thai Cuisine
2515 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 822-5454,
While there are plenty of Thai restaurants in SA (obviously), you’ll want to come to Bangkok 54 for homemade dishes. Using family recipes, this joint has fun options like crying tiger steak lovers and crispy duck.
Photo via Instagram / kristi.tansilia
Thai Hut
Multiple locations,
With three locations across SA, Thai Hut takes pride in being the first of its kind, opening back in 1982. Whether you want a quick lunch or hearty dinner, this is the place for you.
Photo via Instagram / wayne_lunsford
Thai Taste
5520 Evers Rd, (210) 520-6800,
Where do we begin? You’ll want to rush down Evers to enjoy this awesome joint. They serve all the pad Thai you’ll ever want, and offer plenty of fun specials just for the hell of it. Coffee lovers will also want to stop by to try the Thai coffee.
Photo via Instagram / nightmarebetty
Jasmine Thai
4065 Medical Dr, (210) 615-6622,
f you’ve got a sweet tooth, then this is your spot. Chef Boonthin Srisoongnern and company dish out homemade coconut ice cream (with and without sticky rice), fried banana, and sweet sticky rice. Of course, you can also choose from the Thai tea or bubble tea.
Photo via Instagram / ceruleanscars
Tong’s Thai
1146 Austin Hwy, (210) 829-7345,
You’ll score here with classic and creative mash-ups and Thai and Chinese dishes that are prepared fresh daily. The Thai options here most commonly come from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Fun fact: Tong’s claims to be the first spot in SA to ever offer bubble tea.
Photo via Instagram / notorioushuyig
Chongco Thai Rice and Noodles
8503 Broadway St, (210) 826-2288,
What you see is what you get – rice and noodles. Plenty of vegetarian-friendly options can be found here as well as varying levels of spice. Be sure to try the favorites here, like the crispy dumpling and Thai noodle soup.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
Baitong Thai
6934 W Military Dr, (210) 354-7677,
With seven years experience, owners Peter and Sunee have got this whole restaurant biz down. You’ll have plenty of options from the traditional noodle and curry options, which you can even get stir-fried.
Photo via Instagram / jessaperez
Thai Lao Orchid
116 Broadway St, (210) 442-8110,
Offering Thai and Vietnamese fare, the Thai menu here offers crispy egg rolls, pad Thai, and four types of curry! Just don’t try to pack it all into one visit.
Photo via Instagram / rambunny
Sawasadee Thai Cuisine
6407 Blanco Rd, (210) 979-9110
We’re gonna put it to you straight. Don’t underestimate the heat at this Thai spot. You’ll want to go all out, but be sure to play it safe and pile on the heat yourself. And for all you vegetarians – there’s a dedicated portion of the menu just for you.
Photo via Instagram / holadeya
Thai Hot
8333 Culebra Rd, Suite 205, (210) 314-4508
Those on the Far West Side will want to take advantage of this spot being on Grubhub. Whehter you dine in or take it to go, Thai Hot has it all – Tom Yum and Kha soups, fried noodles and rice, and even Haw Moak.
Photo via Instagram / primadonnah01
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Yaya’s Thai
Multiple locations,
Since 2010, Yaya’s has opened a number of locations to bring Thai fare to a family-friendly setting. Go with the classic noodles or opt for the Thai curry or maybe even a Thai salad. Just be sure to get a refreshing Thai tea or bubble tea.
Photo via Instagram / naruemonsahang
Thai Lucky
711 S Pine St, (210) 774-9650
Whether you want to order to-go or stay and get cozy at this East Side spot, you’ll enjoy what you find here. Go with the pho and see how spicy you can handle, just don’t forget the gyoza – it’s just the right amount of crunchy.
Photo via Instagram / lonestarfoodie
Thai Dee
5307 Blanco Rd, (210) 342-3622,
This one is a favorite for a reason: it’s BYOB. Oh, and it has delicious and authentic fare. So pick your poison and stop by for regional dishes that will taste even better with a buzz. Though the lunch specials are tempting, maybe it’s better to visit for dinner.
Photo via Instagram / safood.e
Thai Topaz
2177 NW Military Hwy, (210) 290-9833,
A past winner in our Best Of San Antonio poll, Thai Topaz is the go-to Thai place in Castle Hills. If you want a true deal, stop by on Wednesday night for the 2 for $22 special. You’ll get an appetizer (the fried spring rolls are solid) and two appetizers.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Mon Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar
4901 Broadway St, (210) 822-3253,
If you find yourself downtown, venture a bit north and stop by Mon Thai for your Asian fare fix. Chef Amonrat “Mon” Shirley holds it down by marrying traditional Thai cuisine and delicious sushi options – meaning you’ll have both hot and cold options.
Photo via Instagram / foodratersusa
Thai House
4114 Rittiman Rd, (210) 657-9126
Whether you want your pick of vegetarian options or go hard with some satay beef, you’ll love this Rittiman spot. Take advantage of online ordering and get it delivered if you so choose.
Photo via Instagram / s_vered
Saeb Thai & Noodles
226 W Bitters Rd #124, (210) 545-3354
You want a big ass bowl of soup? You got it. Stop by for a bigger-than-your-head bowl of duck noodle soup. Or opt for the roasted duck? Don’t worry there’s plenty to choose from aside from duck options.
Photo via Instagram / chomp_app
Taste of Thailand
9502 Potranco Rd #101, (210) 647-7400,
Stop in and cool down with a refreshing Thai iced tea. And while you’re there, go ahead and order up some grub. This spot may look cozy and quiant, but you’re in for a whirlwind of flavors thanks to the chef having more than 30 years of experience.
Photo via Instagram / efrain_mata87
Manola’s Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine
7212 Blanco Rd, (210) 348-9071,
You may be tempted, but try not to get full of of the appetizers. There’s plenty to choose from here – from garlic edamame and chicken satay to curry puffs and miso soup. Pace yourself and enjoy the feast you’re bound to have here.
Photo via Instagram / sherrthepilot
Chaba Thai
3154 SE Military Dr, (210) 333-9955
Southsiders don’t have to go far to get their Thai fix. Over at Brooks City Base, Chaba Thai serves up all the dishes you’re craving as well as bubble tea that you’ll appreciate on those sunny days. If you’re looking for something fun, you’ll want to get the pineapple fried rice or pad eggplant.
Photo via Instagram / ezmama33
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Bangkok 54 Thai Cuisine
2515 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 822-5454,
While there are plenty of Thai restaurants in SA (obviously), you’ll want to come to Bangkok 54 for homemade dishes. Using family recipes, this joint has fun options like crying tiger steak lovers and crispy duck.
Photo via Instagram / kristi.tansilia

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