Best Thai food in Salt Lake City 2021

Thai food has to be one of the biggest International food success stories of the past two decades. It’s expansion and infusion into dining markets across the globe has been dramatic. Chances are, ask the person next to you where you can grab a Thai green curry or pad Thai – they’ll not only know what you mean, but have a couple great tips. Thai food in Salt Lake City is no exception, here are some of our picks.

Mano Thai

Mano Thai Diner - grilled chicken
Mano Thai Diner – grilled chicken

Formerly Bon Appe Thai, the restaurant re-branded to the somewhat less punny Mano Thai Diner in 2014. You can read my full review under the former name here for the Salt Lake Tribune. The restaurant offers a range of classic Thai dishes, but is also remarkable for being the only restaurant on our list with a drive thru window! That’s right, you can call your order into Mano Thai, and rain or shine drive right up to the window, and drive away in comfort.

41 W 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(801) 485-1209

Skewered Thai

This refined Thai restaurant is located just opposite Trolley Square on the edges of downtown SLC. The exposed brick interior affords a contemporary cool space to enjoy dinner, not least with an impressive wine list. Perhaps the best of any Thai restaurant in the state.

575 700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 364-1144

Chanon Thai

Just a hop skip and a jump from the trendy center of the 9th and 9th neighbor is this authentic Thai restaurant. Chanon Thai routinely tops best of Thai restaurant lists for its impeccably on point cuisine. Side note, if you’re looking for authentically hot, these guys have you covered.

278 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 532-1177

Thai Spoon

Thai Spoon - khao soi. Credit Joshua Shimizu
Thai Spoon – khao soi. Credit Joshua Shimizu

You’ll find picture perfect Thai food at this Murray restaurant. Not only that, but the menu features a range of dishes not seen everywhere like the pictured khao soi.

6657 State St, Murray, UT 84107
(801) 590-8085

565 Firehouse

565 Firehouse - chicken and ribs. Credit, Trent Nelson and SL Trib.
565 Firehouse – chicken and ribs. Credit, Trent Nelson and SL Trib.

Wait…that’s not Thai food, that’s BBQ, what gives? Well, at this Sugar House restaurant you’ll find a fusion of both American BBQ classics and authentic Thai curries. And yes, yes you can get that brisket in your yellow curry. In fact they encourage the fusion.

565 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 268-3374

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