It’s fair to say we really larb these Thai restaurants around Perth.
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It was a fortuitous few weeks that saw both Hunter Bread and Rym Tarng open in Bicton Central. The latter, helmed by former Long Chim, Wildflower and Hearth chef Art Bunraksa, is pumping out some pretty unforgettable Thai plates from the 16-seat restaurant. Pork and prawn donuts are enough of a reason to visit, but the signature pork jowl will certainly help seal the deal.
Shop 8, Bicton Central Shopping Centre, Canning Highway, Bicton
Market regular Bangkok Jump Street has made the leap to a brick-and-mortar location in Northbridge, and while Baan Baan means “comfort and simple”, that’s honestly a bit of an undersell. The menu is full of dynamic, exciting Thai street food, as well as home-style meals – but it’s all perfect for sharing. Let’s hope your date is as hot as some fresh Thai chilies.
72 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
S&T Thai Gourmet Cafe
As soon as the temperature starts to rise, we’ve gotta head to S&T for a papaya salad, stat. A side of crunchy Thai pancake doesn’t hurt, either. This Northbridge eatery is a long-time favourite, particularly for spice fiends who are happy to turn up the heat to 11. If you’re after something more hearty, their guay teaw num tok soup will warm even the coldest of hearts.
Shop 3, 347-349 William Street, Northbridge
Perhaps there’s something to be said about a doubled-up name – the Thai so nice they had to name it twice? Louder Louder continues the theme with big-impact flavours inspired by both the street food and home cooking of Thailand’s north east Isan region. Start with those tantalisingly crispy prawn cakes before diving into a whole fried barramundi or the succulently tender Mussamun beef ribs curry – or dive into one of those comforting hot pots when the weather cools.
47 Lake Street, Northbridge
If you’re in the inner north, you’re in luck, because it’s where you’ll find the lion’s share of Perth’s best Thai food. Sa-Lung opened back in 2018, and since then has been steadily gaining a loyal following for their signature combination of street food favourites and family recipes. While their duck noodle soup is a pretty unmissable winter warmer, they also serve a truly impressive array of vegan options!
382 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
The north end of Barrack Street might not be the most illustrious part of town, but the aromatic, tender temptation of Chuonkin’s slow-cooked lamb shanks would be enough to entice anyone. Sticky ribs, crispy prawns, vibrant curries – we know where our next lunch break will be.
137 Barrack Street, Perth
West Perth is really upping the lunch game. Gone are the days of the bleak lunch bar – instead, local office workers are treated to gems like Tim’s Thai. Just off Outram Street, this little lunch spot is easily overlooked, with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it exterior and size, but the line out the door every midday should be a good tip off that you’re in the right place. The menu is simple, with just a few options in each category, all at reasonable prices. Call us basic, but we can’t go past a plate of pad thai when we see it, plus some larb gai now that the weather is warming up. No need for jealousy though – Tim’s is open for dinner four nights a week, so you can give them a try even if you don’t work in the area.
1297 Hay Street, West Perth
Wok & Ladle
They might not win any awards for ambience, but Wok & Ladle is proof that looks aren’t everything. Punchy, fresh flavours are the name of the game here, from their oh-so-crispy chicken wings, creamy coconut and spicy tom yum soups, or the mouth-watering stir fried pork belly. While you’re waiting for a table, pop across the road for a bottle of wine to BYO, because, obviously, you have A+ time management skills.
8/232 Hay Street, East Perth
Full Moon Thai
Full Moon Thai’s intimate dining room is certainly memorable. This cosy Walcott Street restaurant is filled to the brim – and we mean floor to ceiling, covered – with Thai royalty memorabilia. And although the jewel-box interior is remarkable, you’ll leave thinking about the meal you just had. Crispy golden bags to start, plus rich, aromatic massaman beef and green curries will have you feeling like royalty yourself.
310 Walcott Street, Menora
Longlae Thai Cuisine
Tucked away down a residential Mount Lawley street, Longlae is an unexpected treasure. Specialising in Southern Thai cuisine, you can expect intense spice, flavour and authenticity. More adventurous diners will be intrigued by their specials, with dishes on offer like pickled bamboo shoot curry with fish eggs, or offal and pork blood soup.
104 Grosvenor Road, Mount Lawley
While we love things cheap and cheerful, Dusit Dheva by the Sea brings a bit more formality to this list – without the price tag. Suitable whether you’re stopping by for a quick lunch or getting the family together for dinner, the menu is packed with crowd pleasers and specialties alike, with plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians.
Shop 206, Sorrento Quay Boardwalk, Hillarys
Another inner north treasure, Khanom Thai makes a big impact despite its low-key appearance, particularly when it comes to showstopper dishes like the whole fried snapper. Their namesake, khanom, is Thai for the desserts which these guys specialise in – with service just as sweet.
219 Bulwer Street, Perth
A visit to Long Chim will always turn up the heat. The Thai street food mecca has become an institution of sorts since opening its doors in 2015 – and for good reason. Bringing a slice of Bangkok to the State Buildings’ basement, the menu practically slaps you in the face with flavour.
State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth
Scents of Siam
Suburban takeaways get a bad rap, but Scents of Siam is proof that your local can hold its own against the big hitters. Traditional Thai with a modern twist, you can expect bold flavours, fresh produce and beautiful presentation. If you’re really lucky, you’ll be able to score a jar of their tamarind dipping sauce or chilli jam to take home.
6/115 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup
Tucked away in Cockburn, you’ll find hidden gem Noot’s. No, we’re not doing our best Pingu impression – but we’d certainly like to toot a horn or two for Noot’s. Fresh and packed with flavour, as well as reasonably priced? We’re pretty jealous it’s not at the end of our street.
Shop 7/ 23 Junction Boulevard, Cockburn Central
Ma Kin Thai
Opening at the start of 2021, Ma Kin has become a fast favourite for Nedlands locals, serving up street-food inspired Northern Thai fare. We’d like to say we have a go-to, but the entire menu is so tantalising you’ll be wanting to try one of everything.
Shop 2, 10 Broadway, Crawley
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