Thai food is famous all over the world, known to be a mix of spicy, sour, sweet and savoury elements. There are also Thai curries which make for a hearty meal or salads for something refreshing on a hot day! If you’ve got a craving for Thai food, we totally understand. Here’s our list of the best Thai restaurants in the city!
Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine at reasonable prices in a polished and comfortable restaurant located in Taipa. The high quality dishes are prepared by Thai chefs using a selection of fresh and natural ingredients. For our experience on what to order and why we liked dining here, read about it here. Check their Facebook page as well.
Papermoon Thai 539 Avenida Olimpica, G/F Fa Seng Lei, Taipa +853 2883 1173
Papermoon Bistro 97-103 Avenida do Governador Jaime Silvério Marques, Macau, +853 2872 4343
Tuk Tuk is one of the most popular and recommended Thai restaurants in Macau. Experience genuine, exotic, and rich Thai flavors such as fried prawn cakes—crispy on the outside and juicy inside—with sweet and sour sauce, and generous servings of pad thai and tom yum gong soup, which are among our favorite dishes to order here. Their restaurant is always packed, but worth the wait for a great dinner with friends and family. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Tuk Tuk 38A Estrada Coelho do Amaral, Three Lamps District, Macau, +853 2894 4444
GF Pou Choi Building, 49 Rua da Bacia Sul, Fai Chi Kei, Macau, +853 2883 8308
275 Rua do Regedor, Taipa Village, +853 2882 7768
A full-on cultural immersion located at Macau’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Talay Thai has an alfresco dining area as well as indoor dining and private function rooms. Perfect for big group gatherings or a romantic lake view date at night, they have traditional dishes like tom yum gong soup and pineapple fried rice, which are both must-tries.
Talay Thai Avenida da Amizade e Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau, +853 2872 7207
Thai Candy Cafe
Thai Candy Cafe offers a variety of mains, clay pot, soups, pizzas, sandwiches, snacks, salads, desserts, drink choices and more. We like sharing their Thai snack platter that includes chicken sticks, spring rolls, shrimp cakes, and chicken wings accompanied by three dipping sauces and their popular pad thai. No good meal is complete without dessert. Try their caramelized mango with ice cream. Our tip: sprinkle a bit of the chili-sugar-salt on your mango, to bring out the sweetness of the tropical fruit. Other popular dishes include their coffee short rib, with beef so tender and the coffee flavor in balance with the coconut rice, seaweed shrimp cake, and mango sticky rice. They also have lunch and afternoon tea sets. Visit their Facebook page to drool over their menu!
Thai Candy Cafe 69A Rua da Barca Santo Antonio, Hongfa Building, Macau, +853 2835 0619
Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, Saffron has won awards for its authentic Thai cooking. With a savory blend of herbs, spices and ingredients native to Thai cuisine and expertly cooked, an evening’s meal within Saffron’s elegantly contemporary décor is an experience to remember. Their menu offerings are sure to delight such as the refreshing larb tuna—spicy yellow fin tuna tartar, crisp cracker, string bean and cucumber salad, or hearty gaeng kiew waan gai— gentle braised chicken green curry, apple eggplants, sweet basil leaves with crispy fish and salted egg. Find out more about their wonderful food by visiting their website.
Chiang Rai Kam Ok
This is a simple and welcoming Thai restaurant which boast an international and authentic atmosphere. The staff are friendly, speaks Cantonese, English and Thai. Prices are reasonable for traditional food and the area is quite inviting if you are thinking of having a stroll or a cocktail afterwards in Taipa Village, which gives it an even better vibe! Check some of their dishes on their Facebook page!
Chiang Rai Kam Ok 30 Rua das Virtudes, Taipa, +853 2882 7232
Naam Thai Restaurant
Boasting one of the best alfresco seating areas in town, Naam Thai is a great place to have Thai food whether rain or shine. With a view of the pool, it could not be more intimate and a good option for a friends gathering! Their signature dishes are stir-fried lobster in red curry sauce, steamed red snapper fish with assorted Thai herbs or spicy lime chili sauce and the red curry with roasted duck and fruits. Check their website to see their full menu.
Opening hours: Tuesday—Sunday: 12:00pm–2:30pm; 6:30pm–10:00pm
Naam Thai Restaurant Grand Lapa, 956-1110 Avenida da Amizade, Macau, +853 8793 4818,
This article was originally written on August 17 2017 by Bel, updated on February 11 2019 by Leonor.