9 Thai Restaurants For Pad Thai, Green Curry & Tom Yum Soup

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Aroy mak mak! What’s there not to like about Thai food? From an aromatic dish of pad thai to velvety smooth green curry, there’s something homely about Thai food that just gives you a great sense of comfort. If you’re looking for some of the best pad thai or tom yum soup, we’ve put together a guide to the best Thai restaurants in Singapore. Check out our top picks for Thai seafood, pad thai, and even Thai-style wanton noodles!  

For Thai seafood

1. RENNthai

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RENNthai restaurant has all the trappings of a first date — after all, the restaurant is situated just by the Singapore river with alfresco seating for you to enjoy the evening breeze. If your date is a fan of Thai seafood then this is one of the best Thai restaurants in Singapore you can bring him or her to. From deep fried fish and scintillating jumbo prawns grilled with Thai herb butter to assorted seafood barbeque platter (pictured above), we bet if not for anything else, you’ll leave with a happy belly.

Make the deal sweeter when you buy RENNthai $80 e-voucher (available on Shopee Digital Official Store) for just $58 and use it when dining in!

*Do note that the vouchers are only viewable on mobile

Address: 3D River Valley Road, #01-05 Block D, S(179023)
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 5pm – 11pm

For fusion Thai and Indonesian food

2. Bali Thai

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We don’t know about you but this fried rice with chicken wing bento set looks so mouth-watering! Food is almost always one of the top reasons travellers flock to Southeast Asia. Dishes are simply presented but the kaleidoscope of flavours are unmatched. Bali Thai is one of the best Thai restaurants in Singapore that has won customers over with its superb fusion of Thai and Indonesian food, making it a must-try for all! 

Apart from the yummy bento sets, this Halal-certified spot serves a very delicious tahu telur (fried beancurd with eggs that’s plated in a tower form) and satay Madura (a type of chicken satay sold in Jakarta). Pair these with mainstays in Thai cuisine like pandan chicken and their highly raved tom yum soup to enjoy the explosion of flavours.

Psst, buy Bali Thai $50 e-voucher (available on Shopee Digital Official Store) online at just $40 and enjoy more savings on your next meal at the restaurant!

Address: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-121A/121B, S(038983)
Check out other locations here
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm

*Do note that the vouchers are only viewable on mobile. Available for use only at Suntec City, Ngee Ann City and Waterway Point outlets.

For pad thai

3. Ah Loy Thai

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Ah Loy Thai should not be a stranger to fans of Thai food. Previously at Shaw Towers, they have since moved to a larger space at Bugis. The establishment is one of the most popular Thai spots for zi char style Thai food and has one of the best pad Thai in Singapore! The pad Thai here balances sweet and savoury perfectly with snazz of wok hei flavour. Paired with usual ingredients like small prawns, egg and some greens, this is one addictive pad Thai that you have to try out! Pro tip: other must-try dishes include their Thai pandan chicken, Thai fried glass noodles and butter calamari. 

Address: 9 Tan Quee Lan Street, #01-04, S (188098)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 8.30pm
Sat – Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.15pm – 9pm

4. Jai Thai

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Another famous establishment, Jai Thai is known for their yummy dishes at pocket-friendly prices — mains like rice and noodles start from less than $10! This is also the spot to go to if you want some of the best pad Thai in Singapore. Choose from chicken, seafood or prawn renditions (starting from $6 when you dine-in). Reviews of the pad Thai here have praised the dish for being flavourful while balancing the sweet and savoury notes perfectly without being too oily. If you take your pad Thai seriously, then this is the spot to hit up for consistently good pad Thai.

Address: An Chuan Building, 27 Purvis Street, #01-01, S(188604)
Check out other locations here
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Fri – Sun: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9pm

For Thai green curry

5. Soi Thai Kitchen

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Hands up if you’ve ever tried to make green curry at home! We have and although it was a pretty good attempt, it didn’t quite get to the same authentic levels at some of the best Thai restaurants in Singapore. The green curry at Soi Thai Kitchen won us over with its sweet, savoury and thick gravy with generous chunks of chicken and juicy eggplants. Good news for late night supper hunters, the Tampines outlet stays open past midnight!

Address: Blk 824 Tampines Street 81 #01-28, S(520824)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 2am

Other locations available at JCube, Jurong West and Serangoon Gardens. Contact Soi Thai Kitchen for more information.

For Thai pandan leaves chicken

6. Nakhon Kitchen

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Pandan leaves chicken is not probably as well known as the other Thai dishes but its lesser-known status is in fact, what makes it even more special. The chicken is marinated before being encased in pandan leaves and then deep fried. To eat it, all you have to do is gently peel off the pandan leaves before digging into the chicken which by now would have been infused with refreshing, aromatic flavours.

Nakhon Kitchen is one of the best Thai restaurants in Singapore that’s known for cheap, authentic Thai Food. The pandan leaf chicken is just one of the many signature dishes on the menu — juicy and oh-so-yummy! Other must try dishes include tom yum soup and green curry.

Address: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, B2-23C, S(098585)
Check out other locations here
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm

For tom yum soup

7. Joe’s Thai Kitchen

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If there is one dish that we have to order at any Thai restaurant, it has to be tom yum soup. The word, ‘tom yum’ is made up of two words — ‘tom’ which refers to the boiling process and ‘yam’ which means mixed. What you’ll get is a boiling pot of soup mixed with seafood and tastes a little bit sweet, sour and sometimes very spicy! 

Joe’s Thai Kitchen tucked away at Bukit Merah is one of the best Thai restaurants that serves authentic Thai food. Their rendition on tom yum soup is a clear broth, going at just $7.50. Choose from seafood, prawn, sliced fish, fried fish and chicken when ordering! We personally love the tom yum soup here — it’s piquant with just the right amount of spiciness to not leave you reaching for your glass of water after every spoonful.

Address: Blk 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-182, S(150125)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am- 3pm, 5pm – 10pm

8. 87 Just Thai

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87 Just Thai is another hidden gem on this list. The flagship outlet at Pasir Panjang easily earns a spot on our roundup of best Thai restaurants in Singapore. Dishes are inexpensive and the establishment serves up delicious Thai food, justifying its long queues on most days. While almost all the dishes are praise-worthy here, the tom yum soup (choose from clear or red, both $8) is the dish that drives it home for most customers. The tom yum ‘goong’ (meaning prawns) has a sour kick to it with a tinge of spicy. You can also add some carbs to your soup by going for the tom yum noodle soup on the menu — the perfect meal for a rainy day!

Address: 87 Pasir Panjang Road, S(118510)
Opening Hours: Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sun: 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm

A second outlet is available at Killiney. Contact 87 Just Thai for more information.

For Thai wanton noodles

9. KinMoo

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Have you ever tried Thai wanton noodles? Thai style wanton noodles or ba mee is almost the same as the local wanton noodles except that this dish is made with pork lard oil which gives it a distinct aroma. If you’ve yet to try this dish, KinMoo is the place to head to! Their signature Thai wanton noodles feature springy egg noodles, dumplings, pork collar char siew and tossed in pork lard. It’s topped with coriander and Thai garlic and is almost as close as what you’d get back in Thailand. Apart from being one of the best Thai restaurants in Singapore to serve ba mee, KinMoo is also known for other Thai style noodles like braised pork noodles and tom yum soup noodles!

Address: 190 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #01-516, S(310190)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 9.30pm (last order at 9pm)

Enjoy a taste of Thailand at the best Thai restaurants in Singapore

Grab a buddy and tick off these restaurants on your next food trail around our island! From the best pad thai in Singapore to recommended spots for green curry or for a taste of Thai wanton noodles, we hope we’ve tickled your tastebuds enough. If these places are not new to you, then turn to this roundup of the best mookata places in Singapore or the best Golden Mile Thai food — we’re sure there’s some place you’ve yet to discover!

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