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The 5 Best Thai Food in Houston

The 5 Best Thai Food in Houston
  • Authentic food options: Thai food is universally known for having that distinct taste that only Thai people and fans alike know. That’s why we’re on the lookout for Thai food in Houston that can give Houstonians that legit Thai food kick!
  • Good menu variety: There’s so much more to Thai food than just Green Curry and Pad Thai - so the best Thai food in Houston should have a good variety of food options!
  • Affordable prices: What we like the most about Thai food is just how much food you can get for such a low price. So, the best Thai food in Houston should have affordable prices along with authentic flavor!
  • Fresh food with the right spice: What is Thai food known the best for? Their spicy, fresh flavor of course! That’s why we’re on the lookout for restaurants that use fresh food that has that signature spicy flavor we all know and some love!
  • Good beverage options: The best Thai food in Houston should also have great beverage options for you to choose from to balance out all the spiciness of their food, too!

1.) Asia Market Thai Lao Food

Asia Market Thai Lao Food Homepage

Credit: Asia Market Thai Lao Food

Website: Asia Market Thai Lao Food

Address: 3620 N. Main St.,  Houston TX 77009

Contact info: 832-968-4559

[email protected]

Operating hours:  Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Score Consistency4.7/5


  • Plenty of Thai and Lao food options
  • Affordable pricing
  • Customizable food for a few extra dollars
  • Food can be modded to vegetarian/vegan 


  • Some food items may be unavailable due to popularity

A Thai food stop in Houston that doubles as a market where you can shop for food, Asia Market Thai Lao Food really is a two-in-one place where you can enjoy authentic Thai and Lao food AND buy some seasonings, too! 

We liked how you can buy exotic Asian seasonings right after you scald your tongue with Asia Market Thai Lao Food’s spicy food. You can even get a spicy mayo Sriracha for a limited time as of the time of writing, and that’s always a good one to have!

Their food isn’t half bad, either! They’re all super spicy while retaining their flavor, which is always a welcome touch. You should get their Signature Lemongrass Chicken Nuggets as an appetizer – it has this unique taste that both kids and kids at heart love!

They also have plenty of main food options, too. Our top picks are their Red Curry if you want something spicy, and the Thai Lao Bowl if you want something meatier and milder. 

The Red Curry has that spicy kick that we’re all familiar with while keeping the chicken soft, and the rice can help dial down the curry’s spiciness. The Thai Lao Bowl, on the other hand, uses Udon Noodles which gives them that really nice texture.

Though we love their food, we’re bummed out that it can be on a “first come, first served” basis, especially the Thai Lao Bowl. The Thai Lao Bowl is an extremely popular menu item, and you can miss out if you’re not fast enough! 

But if you can get authentic, top-notch Thai food for around $15, which can be modified to remove/add vegan and vegetarian options for less than $5, then we get why it’s popular. 

2.) Songkran Thai Kitchen

Songkran Thai Kitchen Homepage

Credit: Songkran Thai Kitchen

Website: Songkran Thai Kitchen

Address: 1101 – 08 Uptown Park Boulevard Houston, TX 77056

Contact info: (713)-993-9096

[email protected]

Operating hours:  Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 9 PM 

Friday 11 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 10 PM

Saturday: 12 PM – 10 PM 

Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5


  • Gift cards available
  • Alcoholic beverages available
  • Plenty of exotic food options
  • Limited-time events are good 


  • More “posh” compared to other Thai restaurants

Very much unlike what springs to mind when mentioning “Thai restaurant,” Songkran Thai Kitchen is a stellar example of what an upscale Thai food in Houston should look like. Posh, with delicious food to boot.

The first sign that it’s a more upscale place is that you can give out Gift Cards worth $100 to your friends and family alike. And with their well-curated menu, you can really make use of the Gift Card!

Our top picks on the menu would be their Thai Ceviche, and the Pu Krob (Soft-shell Crab). The Ceviche’s raw fish is marinated well and goes with the coconut milk, and the Pu Krob tastes so good, though it’s spicier than we expected.

But if it all gets too hot for you to handle, then it’s okay since they do offer drinks, too! They have plenty to choose from, but their Thai Iced Coffee is our top pick. It’s not too strong and is just the right amount of sweet, so it can help with their spicy food.

And if you want something with a little bit of buzz, then their specialty cocktails are the way to go. Their Carajillo might sound like a 4Loko recipe, but trust us – it’s a good mix of coffee and mojito that can help you wake up.

Now, we did mention that Songkran Thai Kitchen is more posh compared to other Thai food joints in Houston. And that means that their food’s price is higher compared to other establishments.

But their prices are well worth it, especially considering that they have holiday events that you can participate in, too! They’re all very fun and have this wonderful vibe to it, which made us anticipate their next event. 

As of time of writing, they have a New Year event on the 31st from 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM, where they have a set menu and even a Champagne toast at midnight, and we’re excited to take part in it! 

3.) Aim Thai Restaurant

Aim Thai Restaurant Homepage

Credit: Aim Thai Restaurant

Website: Aim Thai Restaurant 

Address: 9734 W Montgomery Rd Ste B Houston, TX. 77088

Contact info: 832-230-3330

Operating hours:  Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.6/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.4/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5


  • Family-owned business
  • Cheap prices
  • Good flavor profile on food
  • Fresh coconut is a must-try


  • Food options are more cliche

Family-owned with an established name in Houston, Aim Thai Restaurant proves itself why they’re one of the better Thai food establishments in Houston with its good food and even better prices..

Their food is amazing! Everything that we ordered has a unique flavor profile that really sealed the deal for us. If you’re around, you should give their Fried Chicken and the Tiger Cry a try. 

The Fried Chicken is seasoned well and comes with a spicy dipping sauce that compliments the flavor of the chicken well, The Tiger Cry is also nicely grilled and the tamarind sauce isn’t too sour and suits the beef well.

The best part? You won’t have to spend lots of money – the Fried Chicken costs $9 for 7 pieces of chicken, and the Tiger Cry is $12, $14 if you want to add brown rice.

Though their food is good, it is relatively more cliche compared to other Thai restaurants in Houston. Granted, they have a lot and they all taste unique – but if you’re on the lookout for rarer menu options then you should look elsewhere. 

Oh, but we do have to mention their drinks selection, too! The cream of the crop by far for us is their fresh coconut which you can buy for $5. It’s fresh, and if you’re ballsy, then you can take a small spoonful of the coconut meat inside, too.

4.) Naam Khao Thai Kitchen & Bar

Naam Khao Thai Kitchen & Bar Homepage

Credit: Naam Khao Thai Kitchen & Bar

Website: Naam Khao Thai Kitchen & Bar

Address: 1420 Eldridge Pkwy Houston, Texas 77077

Contact info: 281-506-8069

Operating hours:  Lunch schedule: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dinner schedule: Monday – Friday: 2:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Sunday: 3:30 PM – 12 MN

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.9/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.6/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5


  • Spice levels can be controlled
  • Curries are nicely seasoned 
  • Plenty of food options
  • Appetizers has good flavor profile


  • No set prices

If you find Thai food to be way too spicy (and who can blame you), then you should definitely give Naam Khao Thai Kitchen & Bar a visit! 

The thing that stands out about Naam Khao Thai Kitchen & Bar is how you can set your food to a spice level that you can manage. You can set your food to the safe level 0, or if you’re like us, then you can fork over $2 for the level 6 Yai Hot. And trust is – it’s SPICY.

Though there’s plenty of food that you can choose from, we strongly recommend their Gaeng Karee (Yellow Curry) and Gaeng Jued Woon Sen (glass noodles). 

The Gaeng Karee has a good flavor profile, and you can still taste the seasoning even with the incredible Yai Hot spiciness. The Gaeng Jued Woon Sen has a great chicken broth base and has good toppings and chewy glass noodles, which we love.

We also liked their appetizers, too! Our top pick would be their Thai Nam – it’s this cured sour meat mixed with plenty of spices and aromatics. Yes, it sounds weird, but it has this good flavor profile which can put you in the mood for their spicy food!

If we do have a problem with Naam Khao Thai Kitchen & Bar, it’s that you can get the final prices for their food after you’ve called and confirmed your order. It’s inconvenient, but understandable since they still need to check for availability.

5.) Thai Jin

Thai Jin Homepage

Credit: Thai Jin

Website: Thai Jin 

Address: 2753 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77080

Contact info: 713-939-4999 

[email protected]

Operating hours:  Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Google Reviews Score4.2/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.7/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.1/5
Total Reviews3.9/5
Score Consistency3.9/5


  • Authentic flavor on food
  • Fusion restaurant
  • Good for Japanese/Thai food cravings
  • Affordable pricing


  • Not a lot of Thai food options

A unique fusion restaurant, we liked how Thai Jin marries traditional Japanese and Thai cuisine while retaining that authentic flavor that we all know them for, while keeping their prices affordable, too! 

They have plenty of food options to choose from, especially if you’re craving for either Thai or Japanese food – or maybe even both! We especially recommend their Pad Thai and the Hokkaido roll. 

The Pad Thai’s stir-fried noodles complement the sauce nicely, and even those with peanut allergies can enjoy it since the peanuts are served on the side. The Hokkaido Roll also has this smoked salmon that suits the shrimp tempura well.

And the best part? They offer their food for a reasonable price, since most of their menu items start at $12. Though you’d have to pay more if you want to add meat or modify your Pad Thai, you’ll still only spend $19. 

However, we do have to say that though Thai Jin is a good fusion restaurant, you’ll be disappointed if you’re on the hunt for exotic Thai cuisine since their Thai options are the more cliched options like the aforementioned Pad Thai and curries. 

But that’s not a bad thing per se – especially since all of their Thai food offerings are top-notch for us! And word from us – you should try their House Salad. It’s fresh and the dressing is perfect for the salad.

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