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  • Best Thai restaurants in every state
    1/ Creative Loafing Atlanta // Foursquare

    Best Thai restaurants in every state

    Whether you’re craving pad thai or something more adventurous — such as stir-fried alligator in a house-made chili paste — deciding on a truly delicious Thai restaurant can prove difficult since there are so many options these days. Cities have seen an influx in Thai restaurant openings during the past decade, making it harder to locate a genuinely good restaurant. The increase in restaurants is due to more Americans taking an interest in the cuisine in recent years. In the 1980s Thai restaurants made their dishes sweeter and more mild to fit the American palate, but Americans have been searching for more authentic options in recent years.

    If you’re among the people looking for something more authentic, we have you covered. Here at Stacker, we used Foursquare to analyze local ratings, check-ins, tips, and trends to curate the best Thai restaurants in each state. See what dishes are customer favorites and learn if you really should opt to go ‘Thai hot’ — this ultra-spicy option is only meant for the brave at some establishments. States are listed in alphabetical order; read on to find the best Thai food near you.

  • #50. Wyoming: Teton Thai
    2/ Stefan Thoss // Foursquare

    #50. Wyoming: Teton Thai

    Address:

    7342 Granite Loop Rd. (Teton Village Rd.)

    Teton Village, WY 83025

    Foursquare rating: 9.0

    Multiple diners agree that the price and the wait are worth it at Teton Thai. Visit when it’s warm out so you can sit outdoors with a view of the mountains.

  • #49. Wisconsin: Thai Kitchen
    3/ João Mendes // Foursquare

    #49. Wisconsin: Thai Kitchen

    Address:

    2851 N Oakland Ave. (Locust)

    Milwaukee, WI 53211

    Foursquare rating: 8.6 

    Enjoy fresh cuisine in a no-frills atmosphere at Thai Kitchen. Pick a curry and you won’t be disappointed.

  • #48. West Virginia: Surin of Thailand
    4/ Manika Jain // Foursquare

    #48. West Virginia: Surin of Thailand

    Address:

    912 3rd Ave.

    Huntington, WV 25701

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

    Succulent catfish, crab angels, and satay chicken are favorites at this Huntington-based eatery. Customers have also complimented the service and atmosphere.

  • #47. Washington: Little Uncle
    5/ Patty // Foursquare

    #47. Washington: Little Uncle

    Address:

    1523 E Madison St. (at 16th Ave.)

    Seattle, WA 98122

    Foursquare rating: 9.2

    Looking to enjoy “phad” thai but without the calories of the noodles? At Little Uncle, you can request it noodleless — and you won’t miss out on any of the flavor.

  • #46. Virginia: Taste of Thai
    6/ 育美 // Foursquare

    #46. Virginia: Taste of Thai

    Address:

    917 S High St. (at Logan Ln.)

    Harrisonburg, VA 22801

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    Taste of Thai has been serving Thai cuisine in Harrisonburg since 1999. The restaurant, which serves generous portions, is liked by undergraduate college students in the area.

  • #45. Vermont: Thai Basil
    7/ Suzi Simão // Foursquare

    #45. Vermont: Thai Basil

    Address:

    4940 Main St.

    Manchester Center, VT 05255

    Foursquare rating: 8.8

    Thai Basil is friendly to people with allergies — the menu notes which dishes are gluten-free or contain dairy, and states they can accommodate diners with allergies. The cocktails and massaman curry are notable choices.

  • #44. Utah: Sawadee
    8/ Kip Wilkins // Foursquare

    #44. Utah: Sawadee

    Address:

    754 E South Temple

    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    Foursquare rating: 8.7

    Opt for the Thai basil at this restaurant boasting outdoor seating. This family owned and operated establishment offers generous portions, so be prepared for leftovers.

  • #43. Texas: Titaya's Thai Cuisine
    9/ Yuuka // Foursquare

    #43. Texas: Titaya's Thai Cuisine

    Address:

    5501 N Lamar Blvd. Ste C101 (Koenig)

    Austin, TX 78751

    Foursquare rating: 9.2

    At Titaya's Thai Cuisine, the food is consistently good and you can’t go wrong with the curry and the noodle dishes. Start with the sweet taro corn fritters for a different but delicious appetizer.

  • #42. Tennessee: The Smiling Elephant
    10/ Oanh Lu // Foursquare

    #42. Tennessee: The Smiling Elephant

    Address:

    2213 8th Ave. S

    Nashville, TN 37204

    Foursquare rating: 9.0

    The Smiling Elephant features a daily curry with your choice of meat and jasmine rice. Customers have praised the red curry, so make sure to stop by on a Friday to sample it.

  • #41. South Dakota: Coco Palace
    11/ Matt Fickbohm // Foursquare

    #41. South Dakota: Coco Palace

    Address:

    1900 N Maple Ave. (Knollwood Dr.)

    Rapid City, SD 57701

    Foursquare rating: 6.2

    Coco Palace also serves sushi and Chinese food, in addition to Thai cuisine. There’s even a section of the menu for vegetarians.

  • #40. South Carolina: Basil
    12/ Beth Mark // Foursquare

    #40. South Carolina: Basil

    Address:

    460 King St.

    Charleston, SC 29403

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    Basil is gluten-free friendly and offers customers outdoor seating. The dishes are bursting with both color and flavor.  

  • #39. Rhode Island: Thai Star
    13/ Myron White // Foursquare

    #39. Rhode Island: Thai Star

    Address:

    1088 Chalkstone Ave.

    Providence, RI 02908

    Foursquare rating: 8.5

    The crab rangoons and pad thai are two favorites among customers. The restaurant serves an extensive menu and offers a weekday lunch special that’s less than $10, including soup or salad.

  • #38. Pennsylvania: Nicky’s Thai Kitchen
    14/ John Obeid // Foursquare

    #38. Pennsylvania: Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

    Address:

    856 Western Ave.

    Pittsburgh, PA 15233

    Foursquare rating: 9.1

    Head over to Nicky’s Thai Kitchen in Pittsburgh for reasonable prices and delicious crab rangoons. Previous customers have also recommended it as a great date spot.

  • #37. Oregon: PaaDee
    15/ Henry Kim // Foursquare

    #37. Oregon: PaaDee

    Address:

    6 SE 28th Ave. (at E Burnside)

    Portland, OR 97214

    Foursquare rating: 9.1

    Enjoy comforting food, such as pad see ew, in a casual setting. Customers say the food is authentic and the service is spot-on.

  • #36. Oklahoma: Panang Thai
    16/ JR Hehnly // Foursquare

    #36. Oklahoma: Panang Thai

    Address:

    9022 S Pennsylvania Ave. (89th St.)

    Oklahoma City, OK 73159

    Foursquare rating: 8.7

    Expect generous portions for low prices at Panang Thai. The food is cooked with fresh ingredients, which is reflected in the flavor.

  • #35. Ohio: Thai Grille
    17/ Alberto Marquez // Foursquare

    #35. Ohio: Thai Grille

    Address:

    15 E College Ave.

    Westerville, OH 43081

    Foursquare rating: 9.0

    Slurp on shrimp and chicken noodle soup, or dive into fried rice at this cozy spot. If you like it hot, they’ll turn up the heat for you.

  • #34. North Dakota: Thai Hot Sushi and Thai
    18/ Thai Hot Sushi and Thai food // Facebook

    #34. North Dakota: Thai Hot Sushi and Thai

    Address:

    01 Central Ave, W

    Minot, ND 58701

    Foursquare rating: 7.6

    Opt for the fried rice selections at this Thai establishment that also offers sushi. Customers agree the service is fast and the wait staff is accommodating.

  • #33. North Carolina: Sawasdee Thai Restaurant
    19/ Mouse C57BL/6 // Foursquare

    #33. North Carolina: Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

    Address:

    6204 Glenwood Ave. (at Pleasant Valley Rd.)

    Raleigh, NC 27612

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    Tucked away in a strip mall, Sawasdee Thai Restaurant serves flavorful and delightful Thai cuisine. If you’re in the mood for ramen instead, try the tonkotsu ramen.

  • #32. New York: SriPraPhai
    20/ QQ // Foursquare

    #32. New York: SriPraPhai

    Address:

    64-13 39th Ave. (btwn 64th & 65th St.)

    Woodside, NY 11377

    Foursquare rating: 9.3

    Multiple customers swear by the watercress salad at this Queens-based restaurant. Boasting more than 120 dishes, SriPraPhai offers a variety of foods to represent the many different regions of Thailand.

  • #31. New Mexico: Orchid Thai Cuisine
    21/ Matthew Tom-Wolverton // Foursquare

    #31. New Mexico: Orchid Thai Cuisine

    Address:

    4300 Central Ave. SE (at Graceland Dr. SE)

    Albuquerque, NM 87108

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    From green curry to pineapple curry, Orchid Thai Cuisine will satisfy any curry cravings you have. The head chef, Chef Bounnome, has had a long career cooking and even trained under master Thai Chef Willa Pan.

  • #30. New Jersey: Bangkok Garden
    22/ Laurentius Torrealta // Foursquare

    #30. New Jersey: Bangkok Garden

    Address:

    261 Main St.

    Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Foursquare rating: 8.7

    If you like it hot, you’ll get your spice fix here — there’s even a spice rack so you can add as much as you please. The steamed mussels and papaya salad are customer favorites.

  • #29. New Hampshire: Thai Chili
    23/ Tammy // Foursquare

    #29. New Hampshire: Thai Chili

    Address:

    473 S Broadway

    Salem, NH 03079

    Foursquare rating: 8.3

    Don’t skip the Thai coffee at this Salem establishment. If you get the drunken noodles, make sure to ask for the special spicy sauce.

  • #28. Nevada: Archi’s Thai Bistro
    24/ Bobby Paul // Foursquare

    #28. Nevada: Archi’s Thai Bistro

    Address:

    6345 S Rainbow Blvd. (W Sunset Rd.)

    Las Vegas, NV 89118

    Foursquare rating: 9.2

    With so many dining options in Las Vegas, it can be difficult to settle on a good spot to eat at. Head on over to Archi’s Thai Bistro for vegetarian and vegan-friendly dining.

  • #27. Nebraska: Blue Orchid
    25/ Muneeb Ahmad // Foursquare

    #27. Nebraska: Blue Orchid

    Address:

    129 N 10th St. (btw O & P)

    Lincoln, NE 68508

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    Customers praise the curries at Blue Orchid — the panang curry and the yellow curry won’t disappoint. Their cocktails are also worth trying, especially the spicy lemongrass cocktail.

  • #26. Montana: Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
    26/ Jenni O. // Foursquare

    #26. Montana: Lemongrass Thai Restaurant

    Address:

    2695 King Ave.

    West Billings, MT 59102

    Foursquare rating: 8.7

    Dig into pineapple fried rice served in a hollowed-out half pineapple at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant. If you’re looking for a classic comfort dish, the drunken noodles hit the spot.

  • #25. Missouri: Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop
    27/ Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop // Foursquare

    #25. Missouri: Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

    Address:

    2030 Central St. (at W 21st St.)

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    Boasting street food, wok dishes, curries, and more, this restaurant offers a variety of options to meet any of your cravings. Drop in during happy hour to sip on cocktails and enjoy small plates.

  • #24. Mississippi: Surin of Thailand
    28/ Nic Lott // Foursquare

    #24. Mississippi: Surin of Thailand

    Address:

    3000 Old Canton Rd. Ste 105

    Jackson, MS 39216

    Foursquare rating: 8.6

    In addition to Thai cuisine, the menu at Surin of Thailand also offers sushi, martinis, and an extensive wine list. Make sure to stop by during happy hour for discounted sushi.

  • #23. Minnesota: On’s Kitchen Thai Cuisine
    29/ Taylor Skye // Foursquare

    #23. Minnesota: On’s Kitchen Thai Cuisine

    Address:

    1613 University Ave. W

    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Foursquare rating: 8.7

    The food at On’s Kitchen Thai Cuisine has a home-cooked feel and you can taste the flavors of northern Thailand. The restaurant is family-owned and the head chef began cooking in Thailand when she was just 8 years old.

  • #22. Michigan: Thai Orchid
    30/ Eric Rae // Foursquare

    #22. Michigan: Thai Orchid

    Address:

    60 Cherry St.

    Mount Clemens, MI 48043

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    Start with the Thai pockets at this restaurant that prides itself on serving traditional cuisine. And make sure to finish your meal with something sweet by ordering the coconut ice cream.

  • #21. Massachusetts: Brown Sugar Café
    31/ Hachikaoru // Foursquare

    #21. Massachusetts: Brown Sugar Café

    Address:

    1033 Commonwealth Ave. (btwn Alcorn & Babcock)

    Boston, MA 02215

    Foursquare rating: 8.8

    Brown Sugar Café boasts quick service — perfect if you’re in a hurry while dining in or looking to pick up food quickly while on the go. The food is spicy, so be prepared if you prefer your meal on the milder side.

  • #20. Maryland: Ruan Thai
    32/ Yee Lau // Foursquare

    #20. Maryland: Ruan Thai

    Address:

    11407 Amherst Ave. (at University Blvd.)

    Silver Spring, MD 20902

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    The dishes at Ruan Thai are full of flavor — especially the watercress salad. The restaurant also gives new life to traditional Thai dishes.

  • #19. Maine: Boda
    33/ Greg Strom // Foursquare

    #19. Maine: Boda

    Address:

    645 Congress St. (State St.)

    Portland, ME 04101

    Foursquare rating: 9.2

    Sample a variety of dishes with the tapas option at Boda. The quail eggs, sticky rice ball, and Brussels sprouts are not to be missed, and neither are the craft cocktails.

  • #18. Louisiana: Song Phi Nong
    34/ Jarvis Hebert // Foursquare

    #18. Louisiana: Song Phi Nong

    Address:

    279 Enterprise Dr.

    Houma, LA 70360

    Foursquare rating: 9.1

    Multiple customers agree—you can’t go wrong with anything at Song Phi Nong. The crab puffs are hailed as a must-try item.

  • #17. Kentucky: Planet Thai
    35/ Alyona Z // Foursquare

    #17. Kentucky: Planet Thai

    Address:

    2417 Nicholasville Rd. (at Dennis Dr.)

    Lexington, KY 40503

    Foursquare rating: 8.8

    Enjoy reasonably priced food at Planet Thai. The restaurant prides itself on serving high-quality and healthy food — but if you feel like being unhealthy, try the spaghetti kee mao or Planet Thai noodles.

  • #16. Kansas: Hot Basil Thai Cuisine
    36/ Arun Nair// Foursquare

    #16. Kansas: Hot Basil Thai Cuisine

    Address:

    7528 W 119th St. (at Riley St.)

    Overland Park, KS 66213

    Foursquare rating: 8.8

    Much like its name suggests, Hot Basil Thai Cuisine is known for its basil — everything from basil wings and Thai basil sauce to basil fried rice. Try the basil sauce with the catfish or the beef and you won’t be disappointed.

  • #15. Iowa: Exotic Thai
    37/ Varun Hariwan // Foursquare

    #15. Iowa: Exotic Thai

    Address:

    2303 E 53rd St.

    Davenport, IA 52807

    Foursquare rating: 9.0

    Chef Mun Luangruang learned how to prepare Thai food at an early age, and she brought her knowledge with her to Exotic Thai. The restaurant has been in business since 2002, and boasts an array of options for diners who are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free.

  • #14. Indiana: Thai Spice
    38/ Muge // Foursquare

    #14. Indiana: Thai Spice

    Address:

    2316 E County Line Rd. (St. Peter St.)

    Indianapolis, IN 46227

    Foursquare rating: 9.2

    Don’t miss out on the red curry at Thai Spice. Like its name suggests, they don’t skimp out on the heat — so proceed with caution.

  • #13. Illinois: Thai House
    39/ Mikey Berner // Foursquare

    #13. Illinois: Thai House

    Address:

    805 Morrissey Dr.

    Bloomington, IL 61701

    Foursquare rating: 9.3

    If you order the duck with fried rice, make sure to try the sauce it comes with. The pineapple curry is another must-try, along with the classic pad thai.

  • #12. Idaho: Pad Thai House
    40/ Joe Rowett // Foursquare

    #12. Idaho: Pad Thai House

    Address:

    1473 S Five Mile Rd.

    Boise, ID 83709

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    Pad Thai House has been in business and serving delicious food since 2002. Warm up with some pho or try the green curry — both are customer favorites.

  • #11. Hawaii: Opal Thai
    41/ Nathan Kam // Foursquare

    #11. Hawaii: Opal Thai

    Address:

    1030 Smith St.

    Honolulu, HI 96817, United States

    Foursquare rating: 8.7

    This restaurant recently moved from Haleʻiwa to Honolulu, but brought all the great flavors with it to the new location. Tell the waiter your meat and spice preferences, and get a custom meal.

  • #10. Georgia: Little Bangkok
    42/ Creative Loafing Atlanta // Foursquare

    #10. Georgia: Little Bangkok

    Address:

    2225 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE

    Atlanta, GA 30324

    Foursquare rating: 9.2

    Don’t miss out on the basil rolls at Little Bangkok. In addition to the Thai menu, the restaurant also offers a Chinese menu.

  • #9. Florida: Thai Lanna and Sushi Bar
    43/ Travis Moffitt // Foursquare

    #9. Florida: Thai Lanna and Sushi Bar

    Address:

    10022 Cross Creek Blvd. (at Kinnan St.)

    Tampa, FL 33647

    Foursquare rating: 9.1

    The panang curry and Thai iced tea are recommended at this Tampa restaurant. If you’re not in the mood for Thai food, sushi is also an option — try the crunch roll.

  • #8. Delaware: Ubon Thai Cuisine
    44/ Jody Milburn // Foursquare

    #8. Delaware: Ubon Thai Cuisine

    Address:

    936 Justison St. (at The Wilmington Shipyard)

    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

    Enjoy views of the Christina River while dining at Ubon Thai Cuisine. The lunch specials are reasonably priced, and some dishes can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request.

  • #7. Connecticut: Thai Basil
    45/ Diana Salazar // Foursquare

    #7. Connecticut: Thai Basil

    Address:

    95 Railroad Ave. (btwn Doran Ct. & Greenwich Ave.)

    Greenwich, CT 06830

    Foursquare rating: 9.1

    Try the mango curry or the lunch boxes at this Greenwich establishment. If it’s cold out and you’re searching for a dish to warm you up, the tom yum soup or duck soup will hit the spot.

  • #6. Colorado: Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant
    46/ Kevin Green @MySOdotCom // Foursquare

    #6. Colorado: Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant

    Address:

    399 W Littleton Blvd.

    Littleton, CO 80120

    Foursquare rating: 9.1

    You can’t go wrong with anything on this menu, according to multiple customers. This spot is a favored Thai restaurant in the Denver community, and the owner makes sure guests are well taken care of.

  • #5. California: Lers Ros Thai
    47/ Mango Con Chile// Foursquare

    #5. California: Lers Ros Thai

    Address:

    730 Larkin St. (btwn Ellis & O'Farrell St.)

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Foursquare rating: 9.2

    From rabbit and venison to alligator and frog, this San Francisco restaurant serves authentic and eclectic cuisine. If you’re not feeling too adventurous, the crispy pork belly is a customer favorite.

  • #4. Arkansas: A Taste of Thai
    48/ Hao // Foursquare

    #4. Arkansas: A Taste of Thai

    Address:

    31 E Center St.

    Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    The spring rolls and curries are among the top favorites at A Taste of Thai. If you like it spicy, ask for your food ‘Thai hot’ and you won’t be disappointed.

  • #3. Arizona: Yupha's Thai Kitchen
    49/ David O. // Foursquare

    #3. Arizona: Yupha's Thai Kitchen

    Address:

    1805 E Elliot Rd. (at S McClintock Dr.)

    Tempe, AZ 85284

    Foursquare rating: 8.5

    If you can’t decide what to order, Yupha's fried rice, drunken noodles, and pad thai are customer favorites—but only go ‘Thai hot’ if you’re brave. If you’re craving something more authentic, opt for the curry with chunks of beef or crispy fried tilapia with Thai chili sauce.

  • #2. Alaska: Lahn Pad Thai
    50/ Alex Cameron-Sinclair // Foursquare

    #2. Alaska: Lahn Pad Thai

    Address:

    2101 Abbott Rd.

    Anchorage, AK 99507

    Foursquare rating: 8.2

    Boasting a large menu, Lahn Pad Thai serves up fresh Thai cuisine in Anchorage. The staff is accommodating and will help meet your dietary and taste needs.

  • #1. Alabama: Kati Thai
    51/ Kati Thai Cuisine // Facebook

    #1. Alabama: Kati Thai

    Address:

    102 Eble St.

    Gadsden, AL 35904

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

    The drunken noodles are a must at this small, family-owned restaurant. Stop by during the lunch special hours to enjoy authentic cuisine at a reduced price.

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