Petaling Jaya is a vibrant city in Malaysia that offers a variety of food options, including Thai cuisine. Thai food is known for its unique flavors and ingredients, which combine sweet, sour, salty, and spicy elements. If you’re a fan of Thai food, here are the 10 best Thai food restaurants in Petaling Jaya that you shouldn’t miss.
Why fly all the way to Thailand for a classic taste of Thai street food, when you can enjoy it at Streat Thai, itself. Not only are their dishes delicious but they are also reasonably priced. Everything over here is freshly made so if you’re in the mood for some Thai street food, you know where to go.
Address: 100-G.001 The School No. 72A Jalan Universiti, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11.30am-10pm (Weekdays), 11.30am-11pm (Friday-Saturday), closed on Sundays
Frame Thai (Non Halal)
This small restaurant may not seem appealing to the eyes, but when it comes to their dishes – they certainly know what they’re doing. It seems to be one of the places where you can find Thais enjoying their home cuisine. If the locals are there having a meal, then it must be worth the shot. If you’re into spice, then you should go for the Spicy Basil Chicken Rice that is served with a fried egg on the side.
Address: AG-3, Ground Floor,Block A, Happy Mansion, Jaya, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 10am-8pm, closed on Wednesdays
Ban Rao (Non Halal)
Some nights — rainy ones especially — call for a comforting pot of Tom Yam soup. What started off a simple Thai food stall in a coffee shop, is now expanded to having their own restaurant. Ban Rao is helmed by a Thai-Chinese family and every dish here is absolutely authentic. There may be a language barrier when ordering dishes but it’s absolutely worth it as you’ll get to taste one of the most authentic Thai food in town.
Address: A109-110, Block A, Mentari Business Park, Jalan PJS 8/5, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya
Hours: 4pm-2am, daily
Thai Hou Sek (Non Halal)
When translated in Cantonese, it simply means “too delicious” and by the looks of their dishes, you’ll know why. Thai Hou Sek specializes in serving Thai-Chinese fusion dishes and it’s one of the few examples of “Fusion Done Right”. Aside from that, if you’re a pork lover, you’re surely going to love this restaurant. Think Siu Yuk Tom Yum, Siu Yuk Fried Rice, Pork-ilicious Green Curry, Chocolate, Bacon & Baileys and lots more.
Address: Lot S132, 2nd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No.1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama 47800 Petaling Jaya, 47800 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 10am-10pm, daily
Pim’s and The Rama
Pim’s and the Rama is a Thai restaurant that is also owned by the boss of Pim’s Thai. It is a restaurant located in Petaling Jaya. The restaurant’s design is based on the “Theme of King” concept. Besides, to show their respect to the King of Thailand, the restaurant is full of Thailand King’s pictures. Environment over there is comfy and the food is tasty with an affordable price. They have a birthday special where a free cocktail (waterfall) is served for the birthday person.
Address: 22 Jalan PJU 1/43A, Aman Suria Damansara Petaling Jaya, PJ, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47301, Petaling jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11:30am-11pm, daily
Kompassion Thai Fusion Food
Even though the Chef from KomPassion hails from the Northern district of Chiangmai, but his dishes also have a tinge of flavour of other Asian as well as Italian dishes . Their signature dish, the Double Cooked Pork Belly and Soft Shell Crab with Cucumber Salad is truly one of a kind! The pork skin is nice and crisp and the meat -so tender and succulent. The umami sauce dressing with splattering of black sesame sure does add that zest that balances the richness of the pork belly and soft shell crab.
Address: 5, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11am-3pm; 5pm-10pm, Monday and Tuesday closed
Para Thai @ Citta Mall
Para Thai @ Citta Mall has a menu that has been designed by Chef Bunmee Chanthima and his expert team of Thai nationals. Experience the intense spices and fragrance of fresh herbs laced and lavished in each dish at ParaThai.
Address: G-18 & G-19 (Ground Floor), Citta Mall, Jalan PJU 1a/48, Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Hours: 11am-10pm, daily
Erawan Classic Thai & Fusion
Run by two siblings, Anan and Chef Korn, the unique name of this restaurant comes from the name of the Elephant God in Thai; and indeed what majesty and beauty does it reflect in its ambience! Taking into account every detail from the elegant cutlery to the porcelain wares and jade like plates and even their table mats. Expect nothing but the extraordinary as they are known for their unique dishes that fuses Western ingredients without compromising on traditional Thai flavours! Among the many tasty dishes, do try their Lemon Grass Chicken. The chicken is not only well marinated but is roasted well to perfection. Dip away into their sauces which are made from scratch and be lost in your own world!
Address: 22-1, Jalan PJU 5/16, Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11:30am -10pm Monday – Saturday; 5pm -10pm Sunday
Thai Syok (Non-Halal)
Thai Syok has just recently opened its doors in early 2016 at Sunway Mentari, creating a hub for all Thai lovers and students who are always broke. Standing right in front of it, the restaurant does have that sense of invitation, perhaps from the banner, or maybe just the simple and warm interior – nobody knows. What everybody can be certain of is the food. Each plate that comes right out from the kitchen is made to order, on top of the choices of fresh ingredients and the excellent skills of the chefs. Most of what’s available are well packed with flavour, so if your tongue is feeling a little bland, do give them a try.
Address: No 15, Jalan PJS 8/18, Dataran Mentari, Bandar Sunway, 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm; 4:30pm-10:30pm Daily
If you’re looking for a rather fancy Thai restaurant, then you might want to give Busaba Thai a try. Located in the Sunway Resort Hotel, Busaba Thai is a modernly designed restaurant with great ambience and service, guaranteed to make your stay a little more pleasant. On top of that, they also offer a wide range of Thai classics that everyone simply loves. Majority of their dishes here are well packed with flavour from the blend of spice, and all of them are plated beautifully. So if you’re looking for a place to celebrate an occasion, or simply to have a company lunch, do try them out!
Address: Lobby Level, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 12pm-3pm; 5pm-10pm, Tuesday closed