Best Places for Thai Food in KL

Best Places for Thai Food in KL

For meals that bring the heat, look to this trusty guide for some of KL's best Thai restaurants. From elevated Thai cuisine in Damansara to pocket-friendly street eats and Thai barbecue dinners with the fam, here are 8 spots for an appe-Thai-sing meal!
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Treat your partner to an exquisite Thai experience at this snazzy restaurant in DC Mall that's famed for top-notch service and elevated authentic nosh. Start with the refreshing Pomelo Salad (RM58) with plump, pan-seared scallops served with a roasted coconut dressing. For the main event, Burppler Jesuis Enamourez recommends the Steamed Fish (RM78) – seabass fillet with spicy garlic, chillies and lime juice that's steamed to perfection, as well as the signature Erawan's Omelette (RM38). Meat-lovers, a must-have is the Merger Beef Curry (RM68) that sees tender beef bathed in a savoury blend of Thai massaman curry and Indian curry. Pair all that with a bowl of Steamed Thai Jasmine Rice (from RM3).
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A long-standing community-favourite is this market-restaurant tucked away in Happy Mansion. Dive straight for the Pork Leg Rice (RM12) that sees soft and tender slices of pork leg served with a runny egg and brown rice. Also recommended is the signature Paku Salad (RM15), tossed with dried chillis, dried prawns and a spicy coconut-milk dressing which Burppler Sunita S says "will blow your mind". Alternatively, the no-fail Pad Thai (RM10) atop a layer of omelette is also good. Grab an order of Moo Ping (pork skewers, RM10) to share, alongside the sweet Mango Sticky Rice (RM10), and you're in for a delicious meal.
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Find this hidden gem tucked away along Jalan Helang Merah in Kepong (clue: look behind the bushy trees and spot the lilac-coloured walls.) Ask the friendly staff for recommendations or opt for the crowd- favourite Otak-Otak (RM25) that comes in a Thai coconut, chock-full with prawns and squid laced in the creamy otak-otak. Also good is the juicy and fragrant Pandan Chicken (RM20), Paku Salad (RM15) and the Kerabu Mango Salad (RM15). Wash it down with a creamy Thai Milk Tea (RM7).
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Whether you're coming in a big group or not, this popular restaurant in Cheras has got you covered! Ah Roy holds many specialties, including the Steam Squid (RM39) and Pandan Leaf Chicken (from RM19), featuring tender meat wrapped in fragrant pandan leaves, allowing the flavours to seep in thoroughly. Other crowd-favourites to share include the rich and aromatic Green Curry Chicken (RM28), and the spicy yet addictive Tom Yam Seafood (from RM29). Brilliant for solo meals is their Pineapple Fried Rice (RM13.90), stir-fried to golden perfection. Seal your delightful meal with an order of Thai Cendol (RM7.90) – shaved ice ladened with gooey gula Melaka.
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In the mood for street food? Pop by this no-frills eatery for their Grilled Pork Neck (RM14.90) featuring melt-in-your-mouth pork served with an amazing spicy and sour dipping sauce. Another fan-favourite is the Tom Sap Pork Ribs Soup (RM11.50), a slightly spicy broth that comes with a pleasant tang with every sip. On rice dishes, order the Thai Basil Minced Pork on Rice (RM7.90) that sees aromatic basil leaves stir-fried with ground pork paired with a glorious sunny-side up.
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Venture into this restaurant situated along Jalan Batai for modern Thai cuisine. Start your meal with a plate of spicy and refreshing Papaya Salad, filled with chopped raw papaya, dried shrimp and crushed peanuts. Keep the heat going with the sweat-inducing Tom Yam (RM20), or the rich and creamy Green Curry with Chicken (RM28). Order the Pineapple Fried Rice (RM24) – a perfect companion to the curry that sees fluffy yellow rice topped with runny fried egg and cashews. Cool off after that spicy meal with the Mango Sticky Rice (RM18). Pro tip: Pop in between 11:30am to 2:30pm for their value-for-money lunch sets!
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Pen down this popular hot spot in Kuchai Lama for authentic Thai food. The spacious venue is complete with an extravagant koi pond, quirky signboards and several karaoke rooms! Get the party started with the succulent marinated BBQ Pork Stick (RM4) or the silky Pad Thai (RM11) with tofu cubes and tender chicken slices. If you're with a big group, consider their seafood options to share. We recommend the Grilled Fish with Salt (RM55) and the Steam Squid with Lime Sauce (RM27.50), best enjoyed with a steaming bowl of rice. Pro tip: Head down before 7pm to beat the buzzing dinner crowd!
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This Ara Damansara joint is great for family gatherings over spicy Thai dishes to share as well as grilled-to-order meats and seafood. For starters, an order of the Grill Pork Stick (from RM11) is mandatory – think charcoal-grilled and juicy pork slicked in a sweet marinade. Begin your feast with signatures such as the Stewed Pork Leg (RM30), Red Tom Yum Chicken (from RM22) and Deep Fried Morning Glory and Mushroom Salad (RM25), which Burppler Sunita S suggests ordering as an appetiser to munch on while waiting for the rest of your orders. From the grill, the Salt Baked Fish (RM39) is a must-have to share with the table. End the fiery meal on a sweet note with a must-order Red Ruby Coconut Ice Cream (RM12) with fresh jackfruit.
Photo by Burppler Sunita S

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