The 9 Best Thai Restaurants in Connecticut!

If you’re a fan of spices, coconut milk, and rice, you’re probably already an aficionado of Thai food. The always-popular cuisine can be found all across the country, but there are plenty of great examples of restaurants serving up tasty Thai dishes here in Connecticut. So the next time you want a tasty curry and a cold Thai iced tea here in the Constitution State, why not check out one of these fine establishments?

1. Somewhere in Bangkok, 1103 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489

If you're in Southington and somebody asks where you want to go for dinner, the response "Somewhere in Bangkok” is not an outrageous choice! Artfully prepared and presented dishes make this top rated destination among the most popular in the whole of Connecticut. The coconut curry comes particularly highly recommended.

2. Mae Kong Thai Resteraunt, 26 Main St. New Britain, CT 06051

Founded by the married team of Oumaphone and her husband Phoukhong Siboriboun, Mae Kong is dedicated to providing an authentic Thai experience to New Britain residents through fresh ingredients and an attention to detail that can only be provided by lifelong experience with preparing Thai food. Oumaphone and Phoukhong previously operated a grocery store in New Britain, so they are quite familiar with how to source the best ingredients for their dishes.

3. Puket Café Thai Cuisine, 945 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

This Zagat rated dining option offers a unique dining room with bamboo furniture and high ambiance. An extensive menu features all of the mainstays of Thai cuisine popular with an American audience. Puket Café strives to provide guests with a truly international dining experience.

4. East-West Grille, 526 New Park Ave. West Hartford, CT 06110

If you're looking for a fusion of American tastes and Thai recipes, West Hartford's East-West Grille is an example in more than one way. The building was originally a classic American diner, complete with Formica counters and old-fashioned stools. Don't let the surroundings fool you though; this is no place for a burger and a milkshake, only the freshest and most authentic Thai food is served up here.

5. Rainbow Thai Restaurant, 5 Bridge Sq, Westport, CT 06880

Very few meals are not improved by the addition of a beautiful view and the already great offerings at Rainbow Thai are no exception. The Sambal and drunken noodles both come very highly recommended by guests, as does the view of Westport's downtown across the gentle Saugatuck River. Be sure to time your visit so that you can watch as the setting sun turns the river all shades of crimson and gold.

6. Thai Taste, Hotel Duncan, 1151 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511

Is Thai food brain food? The answer to that might be unclear, but the fact that Yale students grabbing a filling meal to fuel their pursuit of a higher education frequent Thai Taste, the prognosis is good. Located just a stone's throw away from the Ivy League campus on the ever trendy Chapel Street, Thai Taste is also an excellent place to start or end a night out on the town, even if you're not a college kid.

7. Thai Spice, Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, 345 Main Avenue #2, Norwalk, CT 06851

Located in a shopping plaza on busy Route 7, from the outside Thai Spice is an unassuming place. Inside, however, you will find trendy décor, high, molded ceilings, and some of the best Thai food in Norwalk. Generous portions come artfully arranged in this little hole in the wall establishment. Having a soup as an appetizer and another as an entrée is entirely a viable option at this well kept Fairfield County secret.

8. Thai Basil, 95 Railroad Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

Just a stone's throw from the Greenwich railroad station and across the tree-lined street from the movie theater, Thai Basil offers visitors a relaxing and delicious meal in beautiful downtown Greenwich. Small town charm is matched with international appeal as a selection of imported East Asian beers complement popular favorites like drunken noodles. The extensive menu also features some great deals through a number of specials.

9. Sukothai Restaurant, Manchester Mall Shopping Center, 841 Main St, Manchester, CT 06040

Sukothai is a family owned establishment in downtown Manchester that has been serving delicious dishes prepared in traditional styles for the past five years. Try the highly recommended basil fried rice in a relaxed atmosphere. Popular with young couples and a favorite destination of people from East Asia feeling a little homesick, it's hard to go wrong having dinner at Sukothai.

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