Top 5 must-visit Thai restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

If you are looking for some spicy, mouthwatering balance of flavor and heat, and available for delivery. Here is the list of top 5 Thai restaurants you could come and have some taste of Thai-ist, or take away.

1. Thai Street

  • 26 Thao Dien Road, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 (0) 28 6654 9525
  • 171 Calmette, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 (0) 28 6654 9525
  • Price range: 100,000 – 300,000VND
Thai Street

Thai street is one true, authentic, deliciously made Thai food that can be found in either District 1 or Thao Dien (District 2). Thai Street has all kind of popular regional staples for any tastes. You can find any dishes like Laap (minced meat with herbs), Peek Gai Thod (Thai-styled deep-fried chicken wings), Yum Pla-Grapong (Spicy sardine fish salad) or any other dishes in different sessions. Thai street offers both locals and expats with usual toned-down fare but still the best essence of the cuisine. The sessions in Thai street provide enough space for a big family or stand-alone tables. And most importantly, Chang beers are a must have on the table.

2. Anh Tukk

  • 23 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 (0) 28 3828 2288 | 
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sun / 08:00-22:00
  • Price range: 100,000 – 350,000VND
Anh Tukk

Guests are usually surprised at the quality and the tastiness of the Thai cuisine in the heart of Vietnam. Anh Tukk provides a very nice dinner experience, quiet, modern, upscale and delicious menu. The appetizers, the main courses were all delicious and nicely presented. The restaurant staffs are incredibly mannered, polite and helpful with suggestions. Overall, a nice dinner and pleasant experience at Anh Tukk is one of the best suggestions here.

Nestled at the river end of Saigon’s most fashionable street, and heart of the business district, ANH TUKK is an ideal location for business lunch or dinner with clients, or indeed a perfect break from a day of retail therapy.

3. Tuk Tuk Thai Bistro


  • 17/11 Le Thanh Ton St, District 1
    • Tel: +84 (0) 28 3521 8513 38 
  • Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1
    • Tel: +84 (0) 28 3823 1188 
  • 1/F Bloq, 19 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, District 2
    • Tel: +84 (0) 941 963 399 

Opening hours: Mon-Sun / 10:00-23:00

Tuk Tuk Thai Bistro

Tuk Tuk is one of the most famous among locals. The food from the restaurant offers the most authentic Thai cuisine with strong flavors of spices. Tasty dishes with slightly spicy and salty flavors as if you eat original Thai food anyway. Dishes are cooked with lots of chilies, coriander, onion, garlic, lemon leaves, and lemongrass. Tuk Tuk is a three-story building inspired by Western styles and the seats are also extremely comfortable, and spacious. Tuk Tuk has received a great number of compliments regarding the value, quality and attentive staffs.

4. Elephant Garden Restaurant

  • Location: 242, 232 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2
  • Tel: +84 (0) 93 269 47 69 
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sun / 11:00-22:30
Elephant Garden Restaurant

A lovely place in a lush garden with some old trees and romantic lights, great Thai food, friendly and smiley staff and very reasonably priced compared to most restaurants in Thảo Dien, this is a strong recommendation for Thai food lovers. This restaurant provides maximum convenience for its customer with spacious, romantic dining areas or they can take out or delivery. Unlike most other Thai restaurants, Elephant Garden is very generous with the number of prawns they include in their portions. Especially Tom Yum soup is everyone’s favorite. The location is maybe a little off the beaten track from downtown HCMC but definitely worth the trip. Do your self a favor and enjoy some of the best food you will have ever tasted.

5. MAYs Urban Thai Dine

  • Location: Level 2 , 2, 4-6 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 0868 818 284
  • Opening hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
MAYs Urban Thai Dine

Although Mays Urban Thai Dine has not been released for a long time, many Vietnamese have “fallen in love” with exquisite dishes to prepare for the golden pagoda. Tomyum, mango salad, pineapple rice and many more are not difficult to name the famous dishes of the golden pagoda loved by both Vietnamese people and expats. No need to fly all the way to Thailand, you can still enjoy local gourmet cuisine right in the heart of Saigon at the famous Mays Urban Thai Dine restaurant. The dishes at Mays are refined and cleverly prepared to bring a luxurious feeling but also very close and familiar. The highlight of most of the dishes here is the bold taste that is just right. The cozy atmosphere of Mays is very suitable for you to enjoy a relaxing dinner beside your family and friends. Here you can find delicious dishes like tom yum, Thai pad, pineapple rice, and tomato sauce mussels, which are delicious. In addition, Mays also has a vegetarian menu so make sure, the most fastidious diners will be satisfied with all dishes.


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