The 14 Best Thai Restaurants in Perth Packing a Flavoursome Punch

Craving some spice? The Western Australian capital lays on the zing factor with restaurants offering the best Thai in Perth.

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With southeast Asia closer to Western Australia than the east coast, it’s hardly surprising Perth has such an outstanding array of tasty Thai treats. From Northbridge to Fremantle, with a few surprising suburban eateries in between, Perth lays on the spice factor in abundance at our picks of the best Thai restaurants.

While practicing your chopstick skills, why not also check out our round-up of the best Japanese restaurants in Perth.

So without further ado, here are the 12 best Thai restaurants in Perth. Dig in! 

Long Chim

Just finding Long Chim in the basement of the restored and magnificent State Buildings is a journey in itself. This industrial chic eatery is so discreet, you could almost imagine you’ve wandered in off the streets of Bangkok. Led by fun-loving Australian chef David Thompson, the complex flavours never fail to initiate conversations about the spicy components and far-flung destinations. Bring your friends, the more the merrier, for the chance to try as many dishes as possible. Or sample the set Maa Long Chim Menu, where the difficult decisions are made for you… until you have to choose from the Thai-inspired cocktail menu, that is!

State Building, corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace, Perth

Baan Baan

One of Perth’s Thai dining hotspots, Baan Baan is Thai for ‘comfort and simple,’ used to express cravings for something delicious to eat. Serving up traditional home-style foods mixed with a few local produce twists, go for their steamed rice dumplings with prawn, radish and peanuts, signature chicken wings with tamarind, the crispy Thai pancake with mushrooms and bean sprouts, ginger and fried mackerel betel leaf, the Phuket style braised pork belly, their very popular Pad Thai, and a whole fried turmeric snapper with green mango sauce. Event wise, they’ve previously paid homage to WA’s coastal landscape with a Summer Feast Adventure, which includes some of the freshest seafood around (like the Akoya oysters with green chilli and coriander nam jim, seen above). 

172 Newcastle Street, Perth 

Ma Kin Thai

Ma Kin is serving up street-food style Northern Thai dishes – and it’s quickly become a Nedlands favourite. This is authentic flavours matched with fresh local ingredients, spice and traditional techniques – and Chef O’s dishes will trigger instant flashbacks amongst those who’ve already eaten their way around Thailand. From red duck curry to pad see ew, papaya salad to beef pad krapow, it’s hard to put a foot wrong here, menu wise.

Shop 2/10 Broadway, Crawley

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Long Lae Thai Cuisine

Long Lae Thai Cuisine is a fantastic Mount Lawley restaurant that boasts seriously fresh Thai food packed with flavour. If you love spice and BYO bevvies, this is the place for you!

Handpicked ingredients are cooked according to ancient techniques and recipes, resulting in authentic Thai dishes that are simply brimming with flavour. Specialising in Southern Thai cuisine, Long Lae’s spicy pork soft bone curry with lime leaf and coconut milk, and whole fish in a ginger, tamarind or pepper and garlic sauce are must-try.

104 Grosvenor Road, Mount Lawley

S & T Thai Gourmet Cafe

It’s going to hurt so good at this tiny restaurant in bustling Northbridge, located next to one of our Vietnamese favourites at Viet Hoa. The spicy papaya salad, larb and jungle curry at S & T Thai Gourmet Cafe are guaranteed to bring on the sweats – in the best way possible! Mercifully, there are also crunchy pancakes and stir-fries where you have more chance of controlling the spice factor, followed by some soothing mango with sticky rice for dessert. 

347 William Street, Perth

Rym Tarng

This tiny BYO restaurant in Bicton was opened in 2022 by a former Long Chim alumni – and it’s dishing up some fresh Thai street food eats. Move quick to snag one of Rym Tarng’s 16 seats, and get your fill of their titillating green papaya salad, rich massaman curry, Tom Kha (a coconut and galangal soup with mushroom, chicken, or prawn), the choo chee prawns, and other Thai classics. Zingy, delightful, casual dining, and one of the best Thai restaurants in Perth. 

Shop 8, Bicton Central Shopping Centre, Canning Highway, Bicton

Sala Thai

Sala Thai has been open for so long, that it might well be one of the longest-running fine-dining Thai restaurants in Fremantle, if not Perth. Years of refinement have earned a fan base from all corners of the metropolitan area. Harmonious in seamless service and flavour, their whole fish dishes have been the star of many a spread, accompanied by soup, spicy salad and curry in the heart of the bustling port city.

22 Norfolk Street, Fremantle

Spice Market                 

Initially, robot servers might draw you in to Spice Market, but once they’ve delivered your food, it’ll be the extensive menu that draws you back again, to continue your flavoursome journey around Thailand. Located in the fancy Karrinyup Shopping Centre and in Fremantle’s tourist precinct, this vibrant Thai eatery takes diners on an exotic break over street food and tom yum cocktails.

Shop GT7, 135 High Street Mall, Fremantle; Shop FCO203 Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup

Dusit Cottesloe

After serving Bangkok classics in Northbridge for years and then relocating to Hillarys Boat Harbour, Dusit’s dedicated fans have now followed them to Cottesloe, where they’ve set up a temporary home since April this year. That alone gives you some idea of the calibre of their dishes and resilience, further enhanced by the number of awards they’ve won. Our picks include the seared Shark Bay scallops with apple and herbs, twice-roasted pork belly with papaya salad and their famous roast duck red curry.

5/7 Station Street, Cottesloe

Tim’s Thai

Quick, friendly and oh so tasty, Tim’s Thai is an unassuming Perth Thai restaurant with sidewalk tables that’s whipping up a satisfying array of fried rice, curries, noodles and meat dishes. With super friendly service, you know that the authentic, homemade style dishes here are cooked from the heart; there’s a reason why it’s one of West Perth’s most popular restaurants. We’re particularly partial to the Thai green curry, the ever popular Pad Thai, and the gorgeously unctuous beef massaman curry. 

Outram Centre, 1/1297 Hay Street, West Perth 

Little B

The noodle range at Mount Lawley’s Little B is next level good. Cosy and super friendly, this Perth Thai restaurant is bringing modern techniques to traditional flavours, so that you can enjoy yummy Thai cuisine with a new aspect and appreciation. They use fresh local ingredients and delicious flavours to make amazing meals that are both Insta-yum and thumbs-up delicious, and will transport you straight to the streets of Bangkok. Curry puffs, larb gai, Thai red curry, lime leaf and peppercorn prawns, steamed barramundi in ginger and sesame sauce, and the egg noodles with wonton crisps and fish balls… the Thai eats hit different at Little B. 

Beaux Lane, Shop 4/609 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley 


Authentic and well-priced Thai food can be found at this local Floreat favourite. Welcome to Thaitation, where scrumptious dishes like crispy chicken with chilli and basil, bao buns, duck red curry, and drunken noodles get the beautifully homemade treatment. Fresh ingredients ensure that the zesty, sweet, sour and spicy flavours of each plate sing. 

5 Howtree Place, Floreat 

Louder Louder 

An unassuming Thai restaurant serving a range of Issan-Thai inspired classics and contemporary dishes, Louder Louder speaks volumes with its fresh, fun and flavourful approach. The menu is expansive and best shared amongst friends and family, with their signature massaman beef rib curry and slow cooked pork knuckle both must-try. Add to your order the steamed whole barramundi with chilli, garlic and lime, a spicy Tom Yum hot pot, piled high Pad Thai and spicy raw prawn salad, and make sure to try on of their delectable mango and sticky rice cocktails. Delicious doesn’t even begin to cover it; do we need to say it any louder, LOUDER for the people in the back? 

47 Lake Street, Northbridge

Khanom Thai

Don’t judge a book by its cover at this unassuming Thai restaurant in Perth. Instead, judge Khanom Thai on its glorious merits – an absolutely delicious menu and the friendliest hospitality. Enjoy succulent Thai red duck curry, scrumptious stir fried squid, tender beef massaman, and spectacular tom yum lobster. Come hungry – you’ll want to try every dish!

The Bulwer Plaza, 219 Bulwer Street, Perth

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