If you're thinking that the number of Thai restaurants in your area has increased in recent years, you're likely correct. The population of Thai individuals in the U.S. has more than doubled in just the past 15 years or so. As a result, more restaurants than ever before are serving up delicious, authentic cuisine. Known for its bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and filling dishes, Thai food is perfect for a date night, a family meal, or some tasty takeout when you're feeling like a cozy night in.
Indianapolis offers no shortage of Thai restaurants, but some are certainly better than others. With GiftYa virtual gift cards, you can treat a friend or family member to a delicious meal of tasty Thai favorites they'll love. Add a personalized note, hit send, and they'll be digging into Pad Thai, curries, or Drunken noodles in no time!
If you're ready to find the perfect spot to purchase a gift card to, keep reading to learn the top 7 Thai restaurants in Indy!
735 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (https://www.thaitaniumindy.com)
This trendy, modern restaurant is among Indy's most popular local spots. You'll find all of your Thai favorites on their large menu, each cooked fresh and with authentic ingredients and spices. To top off your meal, Thaitanium also offers a full bar, and their staff will be happy to help you pair your noodles or curry with the perfect glass of wine.
"Would eat there weekly if I lived closer. Excellent service with amazing taste. Definitely a go-to for Thai food." -Yelp Review
137 W Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (https://www.thaiparadiseindianapolis.com/rs/index_home.action?pageType=D)
This quirky, colorful restaurant is as much about the experience as it is about the food! As soon as you arrive at Thai Paradise, you're greeted by friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. Head inside to enjoy the colorful wall art, or ask for a seat on their patio to watch passersby and enjoy the sunshine. Alongside their normal menu, they also offer a rotating menu of specials that are great for mixing things up.
"I go to this place almost every time I'm here (for work). They are fast and polite. The place is always clean. Tofu is cooked really well here. I like their noodle dishes best but the curry is also a go to." -Yelp Review
5353 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250 (https://www.thaitasteindy.com)
This traditional Thai-American restaurant is a favorite among locals looking for authentic cuisine. Diners rave that it's the best Thai food you can get without visiting Thailand! While it's currently not available due to COVID-19, Thai Taste once offered a popular lunch buffet that was great for a cheap bite or for trying out a few new Thai dishes.
"Best Thai in greater Indianapolis are. I have been to Thailand and this is the only place outside of Thailand i have tasted such authentic meals." -Yelp Review
A fun twist on Thai food featuring street food favorites
5645 N Post Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216 (https://www.phayathaistreetfood.com)
The next restaurant on this list is unique in that it specializes in serving classic street food favorites, just like you'd find in Thailand's favorite markets, served by street vendors. While you'll find plenty of classics that other options on this list feature, like Pad Thai or curries, Phaya Thai Street Food's laid-back vibe and casual atmosphere make this a great spot for a quick lunch or a fun dinner with friends or family. The bright dining room is inviting, and you can even watch the chefs prepare your food from behind a small barrier.
Locals rave about the fresh, delicious food, which is plated in a neat, modern way that makes the experience almost as great as the taste. They even offer gluten-free and vegetarian options for those with special diets. Portions are large and prices are affordable, so it should come as no surprise that you'll find a crowd during the lunch and dinner rush.
"Wow! Best Thai food I have ever had! We had the Spicy Basil, Red Curry, Spring Rolls, Salad, Pineapple Fried Rice (we all agree...THE BEST fried rice from anywhere!) and the sticky rice & mangos. Everything was fresh and absolutely delicious." -Yelp Review
1237 S High School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46241 (https://www.thaitownindy.com)
While there are plenty of indulgent options on the menu, the owners of Thai Town are quick to tout the many health benefits of Thai cuisine. From the herbs and spices to loads of veggies, many of the dishes you'll find here are definitely a healthy choice. This large, no-frills restaurant is a favorite among families, who keep coming back for the friendly service and tasty food. You'll find all of your favorite, authentic Thai dishes like Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, fresh-made spring rolls, and more. While it may not be fancy enough for a special date night out, Thai Houses' affordable prices make it the perfect weekly staple.
"Great no-frills Thai food that is pretty close to the real thing. I have been to Thailand on several occasions, and while there are definitely fancier options out there available in Indianapolis, the flavors here are great and the prices are good." -Yelp Review
A small hidden gem specializing in tasty take-out
2445 E 65th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220 (https://thaicastlecuisine.com)
Thai Castle may get rave reviews from diners for its food. But the friendly staff certainly doesn't hurt either! In fact, one reviewer touted the location as the "home of the singing chef!" Whether you stop by to order or call in, the friendly staff will be more than happy to help you find exactly what you're looking for, even if you're new to trying Thai cuisine. Don't let the strip mall location fool you; this is a must-visit for locals and visitors to the area alike.
While you can dine in, the dining room at Thai Castle is very small, with just a couple of tables. However, they specialize in fast, hot, and delicious carry out that is great for taking your meal home or back to your hotel to enjoy with a movie or while relaxing with friends and family. Because they specialize in carry-out, they know how to expertly wrap and package your order so that it gets to its destination in-tact and steaming hot.
"Home of the singing chef. Walk in here and you'll certainly be greeted with a hearty "Hiiiiiiiii!"" -Yelp Review
275 S State Rd 135, Greenwood, IN 46142 (https://indyhouseofthai.com)
Whether you opt to dine in or take your order to go, House of Thai is always a great choice. This simple, no frills restaurant cooks up authentic Thai favorites like Pad Thai, Basil Chicken, and a variety of curries. Food is always served fresh and piping hot. Their affordable prices, and particularly their lunch specials, make this a great spot for families dining out on a budget, or anyone looking to try out Thai cuisine for the first time. Their modern dining room is a fun and inviting space great for celebrating a special occasion with friends or family members.
"This is our favorite Thai restaurant on the south side. We get carry out most weeks. Have not come across a curry here that wasn't great. Veggie delight is great as well." -Yelp Review
Whether you're new to Thai food or looking for your new favorite spot for an evening out or tasty take-out, you can't go wrong with one of these awesome Indianapolis restaurants!