If you’re looking for authentic dishes filled with flavour you can’t go past a good Thai. Melbourne is home to a number of well-loved Thai restaurants, and we’ve compiled our top 5. Whether you’re looking for a fancy sit down restaurant or a hidden (literally) gem there’s something for everyone.
1. Jinda Thai Restaurant – Abbotsford
Jinda Thai serves classic dishes , in a warehouse style eatery with exposed brick walls, lanterns and huge windows. Since doors opened un 2013 the food is known to always be fresh and flavoursome, with generous serving sizes.
2. Ya Jinda Thai – Doncaster East
Ya Jinda Thai is the sister restaurant of the epic Jinda Thai in Abbotsford and just as excellent. The Take Away menu impresses with top notch curries, fried rice, stir fry, Pad Thai, Satay platter, Spring Rolls and other favourites. Dining in is also a delight with a stunning modern restaurant layout and superb service.
3. Cookie – Melbourne
Cookie has a reputation of one of the best Thai restaurants in Melbourne, known for food which blends the both the Thai and Australian way of life.
4. Longrain – Melbourne
The soul of south east asian cooking is the perfect harmony between four essential elements: hot, sour, salty & sweet.
5. Soi 38
Soi 38 is one of Melbourne’s best hidden-in-plain-sight eating spots. It’s down a laneway off Bourke Street, in an above-ground concrete parking garage. Soi 38 has lifted a piece of Bangkok and dropped it off in the middle of Melbourne. They are specialised in serving authentic noodles dishes for lunch and Thai street food for dinner.