If you’re in search of the best Thai food Dublin has to offer, you’ve landed in the right place.
It’s not just Coddle that’s famous in this town. Dublin has a rich and super tasty Thai scene, with restaurants covering the length and breadth of the city.
From well known Thai restaurants in Dublin, like Nightmarket, to often-overlooked spots, like Thai Garden in Blanch, there’s plenty to choose from.
In the guide below, you’ll find the best Thai food Dublin has to offer, with a little bit of something to tickle most tastebuds.
Our favourite Thai restaurants in Dublin
The first section of our guide to the best Thai food in Dublin tackles our favourite places to grab Thai food.
These are Thai restaurants in Dublin that we (one of the Irish Road Trip team) have munched away in at some point over the years. Dive on in!
Looking for an authentic Thai menu in Ranelagh, and want original and bold flavours that aren’t hampered in any way? With dishes that embrace a rich and diverse land, the team at Nightmarket will blow you away with their traditional approach.
‘In’ or ‘out’ their Hoy Shell Yang shouldn’t be missed, and Por Pia Sod is a must when dining in. Delicious food isn’t all, Nightmarket also mixes incredible cocktails, like their Cosmo, Sidecar, or Mulata Daiquiri.
Open every day from 4pm, except Tuesdays. There is a lunch menu available from 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, and of course an extensive everyday take-out menu. This is, in our opinion, one of the best restaurants in Dublin.
With various locations across the city, Saba is never far away. Whether you want to dine in, or order takeaway, their award-winning menu of authentic flavours will have you humming.
Their contemporary urban feel, matches their outstanding menu, with cocktails and desserts to match! Choose from either the a la carte lunch or dinner menu, but do not miss the curries or the noodle dishes!
Saba also has paleo and ‘western’ dishes available for those with special requirements, or tamer tastebuds. Open seven days a week, from 12pm until late, you won’t find a better Thai and Vietnamese restaurant in Dublin.
3. Thai Garden Restaurant
A quick drive northwest of Dublin to Blanchardstown, and you’ll find Thai Garden Restaurant. Specialising in ‘Royal Cuisine’, their authentic menu features dishes from central Thailand, and are elaborately prepared just for you.
With menus that cater for all, vegan, vegetarian, and almost fat-free, there’s something for everyone! Looking to warm up on a cold day? Then Thai Garden’s Tom Ka soup will fix what ails you.
Or perhaps a stir-fry Pad Gra Prow will refresh you on a summer’s evening. Open 7 days a week, from 5:30-late, and welcome parties, family gatherings, and special occasions.
4. Red Torch Ginger
Located not far from Dublin Castle, this up-market and contemporary Thai restaurant is sure to impress. With all the classics like Thai samosas, satay chicken, and crispy pork belly, everyone is bound to be happy.
But, if you’re looking for that something special, then you can’t go past their fiery Phad Khee Mao, or signature Crispy Duck Tamarind.
Catering for all occasions and groups of up to 40 in the Bangkok Room with its private bar. Red Torch Ginger is ideal for that special celebration, or a weekday lunch with a difference. Open 7 days a week until 9:30pm.
If you’re in search of Thai restaurants in Dublin to mark a special occasion, you won’t go wrong with an evening spent here.
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5. Chilli Banana
The Chilli Banana’s authentic Thai cuisine has been a local favourite since its opening in 2002. With an a la carte menu and extensive wine list, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.
Chilli Banana’s Green Curry or Panang Curry are both excellent examples of their chic style and dedication to regional flavours and are available on both eat-in and takeaway menus.
Situated on Upper Drumcondra Road in the northern suburbs of Dublin, Chilli Banana offers either dine-in or takeaway/delivery dining options. Open from Wed-Sun, 4-10pm, or order online through their website or Deliveroo.
Other popular spots for Thai food in Dublin
As you’ve probably gathered at this stage, there’s an almost endless number of great places to eat Thai food in Dublin.
If you’re still not sold on any of the previous choices, the section below is packed with some more highly-reviewed Thai restaurants in Dublin.
1. Baan Thai
With exclusive indoor dining, Baan Thai in Ballsbridge is an unforgettable dining experience. Deeply passionate about both Thai and Irish cultures, Baan Thai restaurant’s owners are involved with The Thai Ireland Association.
The restaurant features the very best authentic Thai cuisine and traditional values. The Ballsbridge menu harnesses the five keys to memorable Thai cooking; spicy, salty, bitter, sweet, and sour, which encompasses traditional Arharn cooking.
Sample from their ‘Little Dishes’ or dive right into with their Signature Crispy Half Duck. Open 7 days a week from 5:30-10:30pm, delivery and collection available, on-street parking outside the restaurant.
2. Thai Spice
Eat inside or outdoors in their spacious beer garden. Maybe takeaway or even delivery suits you better. No matter what your preference, Thai Spice has you covered!
With an industrial urban vibe, this restaurant has a strong focus on authentic Thai flavours that won’t disappoint.
Be sure to check out their Thai Spice Platter for Two, and their Tom Yum Gai for a knock your socks off soup. Located just over the River Liffey, and a short walk from The Customs House, Thai Spice is open 7 days a week from 5-10pm, and 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
3. KOH Restaurant
Located a quick 2-3-minute walk from both the Ha’penny or Millennium bridges, or just around the corner from the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland, KOH is tucked away off the beaten path. But don’t let the location fool you, their extensive menu is impressive.
The Koh Massaman curry or well-known Pad Thai noodles are not to be missed. Both are made to traditional standards and have a jaw-dropping presentation.
Don’t miss out on their stunning cocktails, they’re true works of art by the Koh mixologist. Order online for takeaway or delivery, they’re open Wednesday to Sunday, 4-9pm, with vegan and vegetarian options available.
4. Neon Asian Street Food
Let the hunger-inducing aroma from Neon Asian Street Food lead you to their door. Situated near the corner of Cambden Street Lower and Cambden Place, you’ll be hard-pressed to miss the urban-rustic restaurant with its glowing pink doorway.
Neon’s setting is a relaxed and informal affair, suitable for any casual occasion, or a quick and convenient dinner collection. Be sure to try their Nasi Goreng or Crispy Honey Beef, both of which are outstanding.
You can order online for takeaway or delivery, and they’re open Wednesday to Sunday, 5-10pm, with classic dishes available in vegan and vegetarian alternatives. If you’re looking for a place to grab Thai food in Dublin with a group, this is an excellent option.
5. Siam Thai Restaurant
Open every day from 12-9.30pm, Siam Thai in Dundrum is available for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery. The Dundrum location has a more formal setting, with brown leather seating, and dimmable lighting. Their dish presentation is outstanding with hints of nouvelle cuisine infused with traditional Thai authenticity.
Be sure to try their in-house recipe for Pork Ribs or a fiery bowl of Tom Yum soup to really get your palate going.
For the main course you won’t go wrong with the Laab Gai, or Siam Sweet and Sour for vegetarians. Don’t miss the extensive drinks menu, with perfect wine pairings for every dish, and a sumptuous cocktail to enjoy while you wait.
The best Thai restaurants in Dublin City and beyond: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to grab Thai food in Dublin from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the finest Thai food Dublin has to offer
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Where does the most authentic Thai food in Dublin’ to ‘What Thai restaurants in Dublin are the fanciest?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best Thai restaurants in Dublin?
Our favourite places for Thai food in Dublin are Nightmarket, Saba and Thai Garden Restaurant in Blanchardstown.
What are the fanciest spots for Thai food in Dublin?
When it comes to fancy Thai restaurants Dublin has plenty, however, it’s hard to beat Red Torch Ginger, Baan Thai and Neon Asian Street Food.