Plus Some Old Favorites ...

Tastes of Thailand in Central Texas

Plus Some Old Favorites ...

Little Thailand

4315 Caldwell Ln., Del Valle, 512/247-3855

Despite the sad passing of owner Dick Simcoe this summer, the oldest Thai restaurant in Central Texas remains open with wife Surin at the helm, offering the same great food and atmosphere.

Madam Mam's

2514 Guadalupe, 472-8306; 4514 West Gate Blvd., 899-8525; 2700 Anderson #419, 371-9930

Authentic Thai cuisine for the connoisseur, consistently among Austin's favorites. Best num tok around. The West Gate Boulevard and Anderson Lane locations have more parking.


3202 W. Anderson #205, 467-6731

Austin's first Pan-Asian cuisine outpost serves Thai specialties and unique creations, with a few dishes from the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Thai Fresh

909 W. Mary, 494-6436

Cooking instructor Jam Sanitchat serves delectable Thai home cooking made with locally sourced ingredients. Do not miss her incredible homemade ice creams!

Thai Kitchen

803 E. William Cannon, 445-4844; 3437 Bee Caves Rd., 328-3538; 3009 Guadalupe, 474-2575

All three locations lack decor and ambience, but the food is tasty, and you can take it to-go or have it delivered. The best dish names in town ("Never, Never Again").

Thai Noodles Etc. House

2602 Guadalupe, 494-1011

This quirky little noodle house serves a variety of quick one-bowl rice and noodle dishes to hungry campus crowds, and it offers many vegetarian options.

Thai Passion

620 Congress #105, 472-1244; 9041 Research #150, 832-9722; 300 S. I-35 Ste. A-400, 382-0057

This longtime favorite offers an ample menu and comfortable atmosphere at all three locations. The Southpark Meadows location is a welcome addition to far South Austin.

Thai Tara

601 W. Sixth, 236-0856

The menu features popular Thai favorites but not much out of the ordinary. The cozy back patio is a nice option for dining al fresco.

Thai Village

6406 N. I-35 #1550, 452-3888

This favorite spot for Thai food aficionados offers a varied menu of classics plus dishes found nowhere else in Austin that are served in a classy and comfortable atmosphere. BYOB.

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