Fresh vegetables, lots of herbs & spices and flavorful sauces; the Thai cuisine is a favorite amongst many all around the world. Amsterdam has a lot to offer when it comes to this far East Kitchen. From street food café’s to fine restaurants for a full dining experience. We’ve selected the 9 Best Thai Restaurants in Amsterdam for you, where you can indulge in authentic dishes served with genuine friendliness!
Authentic cuisine at Maenaam Thai
There are not a lot of Best Thai Restaurants in Amsterdam lists that don’t have Maenaam Thai on there. Located in the city centre, this is your go to if you’re in search of friendly service and quality food for a good price. Their menu is huge, so you mind find it hard to choose what to go for. From the starters the Fish Cakes and the Fried Butterfly Shrimps are highly recommended, followed by stir fried Pork, Chicken or Beef with vegetables in oyster sauce. The Grilled duck filet with bamboo, long beans in red curry sauce with coconut milk and Thai sweet basil leaves is another favorite. But whatever you go for here, you’ll be in for a treat.
Winner of Best Thai Restaurant: Bird
Bird has been around in Amsterdam since 1998 and they are still known as one of the best Thai restaurants in town. Located on the Zeedijk in the Red Light District, this is the perfect spot to go to after a day of sightseeing or before heading into Amsterdam’s nightlife. From the interior to the chefs and staff, it’s all authentic. Their menu offers dishes from different culinary regions in Thailand, from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and Phuket. You might have to wait in line before you’re able to get a table here, but the food is worth the short wait! Good to know: they also have a Thai snackbar across the street if you’re in for a quick bite.
Elegant dining: Take Thai
Take Thai isn’t your average Thai Restaurant. When walking in you’ll be surprised by their clean white interior and perfectly set tables. Expect authentic dishes in a contemporary atmosphere. And if you like, accompanied by a good glass of wine. The menu let’s you choose a la carte or between several set menu’s. The spicy prawn soup is one not to miss out on, as well as the dim sum with crab, prawns and chicken as a starter. From the mains our pick is the fried beef with black pepper or the prawns in take thai sauce for seafood lovers. Any room left after that? Their banana fritters in a honey custard sauce dessert is finger licking good!
O-cha: A trip to Thailand for the night
O-cha is a tiny place offering some of the best Thai dishes you’ll taste in Amsterdam. The flavors, the service and atmosphere all give you the feeling you’re in Thailand for the moment. The restaurant is small, so you’re practically seated at your neighbors table, but this only contributes to the experience even more. Everything on the menu is worth the try, from the delicious warming soups to the spicy curries and jummy Pad Thai with prawns. If we had to choose one dish? The fried Tilapia in North East Thailand sauce.
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Street food style Thai: Boi Boi
Boi Boi is an affordable street food style restaurant with locations on the East and West part of town. Their Isaan-style dishes are created with fresh ingredients from the nearby market and they serve a huge selection of craft beers from local and Thai brewers. Want to know what to order? The Monkeyballs and their New Crispy Pad Thai. Or, ask about their “Daily Dish”, that is yours for just €10! It’s the perfect spot for a fun night with friends in a relaxed and vibey atmosphere.
A perfect night out at Rakang
Rakang is situated in the popular Jordaan area, and guarantees a good night out. They are all about fresh ingredients and dishes that are made to share with friends and family. The best way to start your dining experience, is with the Five Buddies platter that comes with chicken satay, chicken wrapped in pandan leaves, deep fried Thai fish cake, Thai spring roll and crispy shrimp wanton. The crunchy prawns marinated in a special homemade tamarind sauce, garnished with shallot & garlic oil, Thai coriander and roasted chilies is amazing. Or, if you’d rather go for meat the crispy stir-fried chicken fillet with a sweet shrimp paste, mushrooms, onions and roasted cashew nuts is a good one. And, they have a Coconut Brûlée!
Thai Food Café Soi74
Thai Food Cafe SOI 74 brings Thai street food to the streets of Amsterdam de Pijp area. Expect fairly priced tasty dishes that are commonly found on the streets of Thailand. All prepared with authentic ingredients and served with the same smile. From the different curry’s to Thai ribs in Hoisin sauce and Chiang Mai sausage. You’ll want to come back for more! Located on the East part of town? Their 2nd location, SOI 66, is situated on the Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 66.
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City Centre Gem: Thai Putakun
Thai Putakun is located near Rembrandt Square in the city centre of Amsterdam. Head there for their homey ambiance, friendly service and even friendlier priced delightful dishes. Their Khaaw Phad Ruammit is perfect if you can’t choose between the protein you want in your meal. This fried rice dish comes with vegetables, squid, chicken, beef and prawns! The Green Curry with eggplant, bamboo, basil, and coconut milk is another must try. And of course, most dishes can be ordered vegetarian as well!
Bringing the land of the smiles to Amsterdam: Ko-Chang
In the heart of of the bustling Jordaan area you’ll find Ko-Chang. A small restaurant offering traditional dishes from all over Thailand. The chefs use Thai herbs, spices and vegetables that are flown in every week, to ensure authentic flavors in all dishes. From the delicious specialty Beef in with coconut, potatoes and peanuts, a spicy Isaan salad from the Northeast, to a milder Massaman curry from the south. Their aim is to bring a piece of the land of smiles to Amsterdam, and in our opinion they succeeded!
We hope you enjoy all the Thai cuisine has to offer using our 9 Best Thai Restaurants in Amsterdam Guide. Want to find out what other Asian restaurants the city has? Have a look at our list for the Best Japanese cuisines and Best Chinese restaurants!
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