January 05, 2018

5 Must-Try Thai Restaurants in Metro Manila

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  • Thai food is one of the best kinds of comfort food especially when you just want to feel better about everything in the world. The warmth and fragrance of a bowl of Tom Yum or the alluring melange of flavors and texture on a plate of Pad Thai can’t fail to give you the comfort you seek in food.

    If you are tired and uninspired, here are some of the best Thai restaurants you can visit in Metro Manila!


    Not only will you enjoy traditional Thai dishes at Azuthai but will you also feel comforted and relaxed with its airy, elegant, and cozy interiors adorned with Thai artifacts. The restaurant has a calming ambiance, which complements the exotic Thai flavors that make up each dish.

    Pad Thai with Prawns (Php 425)

    Azuthai is a perfect place to retreat to for people working in Makati Central Business District as it is just a stone’s throw away from Greenbelt.

    Address: Ground Level, Milkyway Bldg., 900 A. Arnaiz Ave. Cor. Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City
    Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Also read: AzuThai in Makati: Home-style Thai Cuisine

    Thai BBQ Original


    Starting in Los Angeles, Thai Original BBQ has been in the business of serving family-treasured Thai recipes for about four decades already. They have a wide range of menu offerings, from classic Thai favorites to modern concoctions that adapt to the local taste.

    Kaiyang BBQ Chicken (Php 530)

    Thai Original BBQ has been catering to BGC residents and working professionals since late 2016.

    Address: 28th St. Cor. 5th Ave., Fort Entertainment Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Operating hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Mon. to Sun.)

    Also read: Discover unique Thai flavors at Thai BBQ Original in BGC

    Basil Thai Restaurant

    Image may contain: table and indoorIMAGE BASIL

    Basil Thai Restaurant in BGC will serve you freshly prepared dishes that embodies true Thai cuisine in a soothing garden and nature-inspired setting. Like the restaurant name itself suggests, Basil uses a lot of herbs and spices that give their food the aroma and flavors that one can truly identify as Thai.

    Thai Style Fried Noodles (Php 360)

    Basil Thai Restaurant has a few branches around Metro Manila, with one conveniently located in BGC.

    Address: The Plaza at Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway Hills, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Mon. to Sun.)

    Also read: Basil Thai Restaurant in BGC

    Siam Thai BBQ and Sports Bar

    Siam Thai BBQ and Sports Bar in Pasig City is known for their “Mukata” style of Thai grilled meat which uses a special pot with a steel plate in the center. If you feel like veering away from the usual Pad Thai or Tom Yum, visit this casual restaurant for an enjoyable meaty treat served the Thai way.

    Thai BBQ Set (Php 390)

    As a sports bar, Siam Thai also offers imported and local beers to go with your Thai dishes. The restaurant can be found in Kapitolyo in Pasig City.

    Address: Pioneer Center, 8006 Pioneer St. Cor. United and Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City
    Operating hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Mon. to Thu.); 11 a.m. – 12 m.n. (Fri. to Sun.)

    Also read: Indulge in Thai favorites at Siam Thai BBQ and Sports Bar in Pasig

    Just Thai

    For people farther down south of the metro, Thai comfort food is not hard to find either! There is Just Thai in Alabang, serving traditional dishes which have been passed down from a famous restaurant chef in Bangkok. Compared to other Thai restaurants that usually adopt natural elements, Just Thai’s interiors are relatively more colorful and fancy.

    Gai Sate (Php 300)

    Just Thai is located at Molito Commercial Complex in Alabang.

    Address: Madrigal cor. Zapote-Alabang Rd., Molito Lifestyle Bldg., Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    Operating hours: 11 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm (Mon. to Sun.)

    Also read: Just Thai in Alabang: Your go-to Thai place in the South

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