Everyone’s got a favourite Thai restaurant, because EVERYONE likes Thai. #amiright
And everyone who loves Thai knows that you can never ever judge a Thai restaurant by its décor, location or otherworldly (what is that?) façade. No siree! Because if you do that, you’d miss out on some of the best Thai restaurants on the Sunshine Coast, and that, would be an utter disaster for you, your stomach, your tastebuds, your dining out buddies…etc. etc. Capeesh?
Flush with Thai restaurants, every way you look, we’ve done the tricky deed and narrowed it down to a list of the best Thai restaurants on the Sunshine Coast. These are the ones that kept on popping up:
Siam Spicy Thai | Peregian Beach
Overlooking Peregian Beach Village Square it’s pretty obvious you’re not dining in Thailand at Siam Spicy Thai. But the power of taste is rather deceptive and once you wrap your lips around a forkful of duck pad thai or the new-to-the-menu massaman lamb, you’ll be a hot mess trying to figure out where you are. Thai this good, on the little ol’ Sunny Coast? You betcha! Hot tip: these guys do doggy bags, so if you’re feelin’ full, stop now and you’ll have lunch tomorrow.
Where: 3/8 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach
Contact: 07 5471 2680
Blue Orchid | Caloundra
Caloundra locals are some of the lucky ones, with one of the best Thai restaurants on the Sunshine Coast within reach for any occasion. Birthday dinner, tick. Anniversary, tick. Lazy night on the couch scoffing Thai takeaway, tick. Having almost received as many awards as the menu has dishes, the Blue Orchid is our Bulcock Street pick!
Where: 22 Bulcock Street, Caloundra
Contact: 07 5491 9433
Thai Thai Restaurant | Noosaville
With a water view,,fresh and tasty menu and BYO booze, the only problem you’ll have with Noosa fave Thai Thai, is deciding between the scrumptious dishes on offer. Oh and maybe getting a park along the river in the holidays—in which case, you can order online and takeaway. Problem solved!
Where: 1/235 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5455 5393
Spirit House | Yandina
The fanciest, must-book-months-ahead-or-you’ll-miss-out Thai restaurant on the Coast, anything we say about Spirit House will be an understatement. So we’ll keep it short—you’ll dine in a stunning rainforest setting on innovative Thai dishes that will blow your mind with flavour sensations you’ve never tasted before. Much cheaper than a holiday, a visit to this renowned restaurant will whisk you away someplace seriously spesh and put you in the very very good books, if you know what I mean.
Where: 20 Ninderry Road, Yandina
Contact: 07 5446 8977
Sukhothai | Maleny
Sukhothai in Maleny is adored by the mountain-folk for plating up authentic Thai cuisine and being BYO-friendly (hell yeah!). In-the-know coastal dwellers know that it’s totally worth the drive too, making this a little Thai bustling hive. Our tip? Don’t skimp on the entrées—the chicken satay is divine!
Where: Corner of Landsborough-Maleny and Mountain View Road, Maleny
Contact: 07 5494 3515
Som Tam Thai | Maroochydore
If you’re hanging about Alex or Maroochydore with a craving for some darn tasty Thai food, Som Tam Thai is your restaurant! Serving up fresher-than-fresh favourites, with a fair sprinkling of spice if you like ‘em hot, there’s also a few chef’s specials for the more adventurous eaters.
Where: 39 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore
Contact: 07 5479 1700
Thai Frenzy | Buderim
This small-but-bustling Buderim joint is a local go-to when those gotta-get-Thai feels take over. Dishing up authentic Thai at its finest, it’d be downright cruel to deny your tastebuds a serving of Thai Frenzy‘s sweet and spicy green curry.
Where: 3 Ballinger Road, Buderim
Contact: 07 5445 3844
Thai Mangoes | Maroochydore
Generous portions, packed with loads of fresh ingredients make Thai Mangoes a bangin’ BYO Thai restaurant. You’ll leave with a fully belly and plenty of coin left in your monthly fun budget. Just make sure you book, as this place is cosy.
Where: Shop 4, 59 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore
Contact: 07 5443 5166
Tuk Tuk Thai | Noosaville
Cheap and cheerful is Tuk Tuk Thai in a nutshell. Sitting across the road from Noosa River, this little restaurant is more of your pop in and out place, then the ultimate anniversary dinner location. But that’s why we love it! Lunch specials are where it’s at with their chicken pad thai, beef Penang curry, and a bunch of others, ringing in at under 11 bucks. Easily one of the best cheap eats on the Sunshine Coast.
Where: 187-193 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5455 5539
Pum’s Kitchen | Maroochydore
Need Thai takeaway fast? Get over your food court hang-ups and head to Big Top in Maroochydore. Tucked just inside the sliding doors that front Ocean Street, you’ll find Pum’s Kitchen—a little shopfront selling some of the best Thai on the Coast. There’s loads of authentic Thai dishes on offer but we can’t go past the Pad Kae Maow, a spicy stir-fried noodle dish loaded with vegies. Mmmm!
Where: Big Top, 12-20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Have we left your favourite off our best Thai restaurants on the Sunshine Coast list? Give us a nudge, and tell us. We’re keen to keep eating our way across the region!
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