10 Best Thai Restaurants in KL 2023

Being listed as one of the Top 10 places with the Best Food Culture in the World by CNN Travel, Thailand has been producing some of the most craving-inducing food and fascinating cuisine on this planet. Indeed, Thai food is as unique and polarizing as they come when it comes to flavour profiles: a perfect blend of spicy, sour, sweet and savoury. Lingering in the Malaysia food culture for the past few decades, Thai food is undeniably one of the best picks of cuisine among Malaysians. Here now, the 10 essential Thai restaurants of KL for you to read on.


Top 10 Thai Restaurants in KL

1. Tiffin’s by Chef Korn

This critically acclaimed Thai restaurant presents authentic flavours in a cosy setting. Set in Mid Valley, this award-winning restaurant is a perfect place for shoppers and family to dine in and satisfy their Thai food cravings. Their ala carte dishes will be served in tiffin carriers, hence allowing you to step up your foodporn game. Discover a harmonious blend of Thailand flavours which will leave you craving for more. Their aromatic pork knuckles, green curry and sukiyaki are definitely worth feasting on!

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Address: T068&T069, 3rd Floor, Mezzanine (North Court), Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 10.00 am-10.00pm daily
*This is not a pork-free & alcohol-free restaurant.

2. Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

The restaurant is a refurbished bungalow at a posh location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Elegance and quality are the names of the game here. The cooking at this fine Thai restaurant will blow you away – literally and metaphorically. Their signatures include their pandan chicken, basil chicken, green curry chicken and roast duck red curry with lychee. Don’t miss the thab thim krob, sticky rice with mango and steamed tapioca. Grab a spot at the back of the restaurant for views of a koi pond through glass walls. During special occasions, you can even choose to reserve a private chalet to enjoy the great ambience along with their good food.



Address: 5, Jalan U Thant, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 12.00pm-3.00pm, 6.30pm-11.00pm daily
*This is a Halal restaurant.

3. Erawan

Erawan’s popularity shows no sign of waning, as patrons continue to flock to this restaurant for their fill of authentic Royal Thai cuisine. Indeed, Chef Korn Yodsuk has never attended culinary school. It’s his hard work on self-learning from his grandmother who worked in the Palace of King Rama VII, which made him a standout among other Thai chefs. All dishes are punchy, no flavours get dumbed down and your taste buds will be held at gunpoint. Their dining room is often packed and it remains a cut above several local establishments. 

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Address:Lot L1-17-18, First Floor DC mall, Plaza DC Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 12.00pm-10.00pm daily
*This is a pork-free restaurant.


4. Absolute Thai

“Cook with your heart and you can’t go wrong.” This was a belief of the founder of Absolute Thai- Mr. Thanee Laivarintr, who once given up on his career in architecture, and started anew due to his undying passion for Thai culinary arts. In fact, his belief is evident by his 20 years of hard work since then – Absolute Thai is now one of the greatest Thai food establishments in Malaysia. Feast on their authentic Thai dishes and you’ll agree that all are absolutely Thailicious!

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One Utama: LG 351, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
IPC Shopping Mall: G.20 & G.A20, IPC Shopping Centre,No 2 Jalan PJU 7/2,Mutiara Damansara,47800 Petaling Jaya.
My Town, Cheras: L1-022, Mytown Shopping Centre, No 6, Jalan Cochrane, Seksyen 90, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Berjaya Times Square: Block D, G.08 & G.09, No. Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya.
Main Place: Lot 1F-17, First Floor, The Main Place, Jalan USJ 21/10, Persiaran Kewajipan, 47630 Subang Jaya.
Wangsa Walk: G-03A,Ground Floor,Wangsa Walk Mall ,Wangsa Avenue, No.9 Jalan Wangsa Perdana 1, Bandar Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
IOI City Mall: LG-67, Lower Ground Floor, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City,62502 Putrajaya, Sepang, Selangor.
Sunway Putra Mall: LG 18, Sunway Putra Mall 100, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 10.00am-10.00pm daily
*This is a Halal restaurant

5. Nong and Jimmy Thai Bbq

Operating for 24 years till now, this place offers a barbeque menu filled with seafood and meaty delights. It’s unlike other Thai eateries in KL which only serves the typical traditional dishes – and that’s impressive. The flavours will blow your mind. On that note, we can recommend their mini chakoi with pandan kaya, BBQ crab, BBQ squid and butter prawns. Exquisite seafood indeed. The venue is a casual semi opened-air hang-out spot, perfect for enjoying a relaxed evening with family and friends.


Address: Lot 27363, Jalan Cahaya 3a, Taman Cahaya, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hour: 12.00am-11.00pm daily
*This is a Halal restaurant.

6. BAAN 26

In the popular enclave of Changkat Bukit Bintang, there’s this restaurant serving top Thai flavours in an intimate and cosy dining environment. We love BAAN 26 for its great attentive service, quirky decorations and their special Mieng Kam – a special type of DIY appetiser that you can’t find in any other Thai restaurants. Once it’s on your radar you’ll certainly be back for more.



Address: 26, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 5.00pm-3.00am daily
*This is not an alcohol-free restaurant.

7. My Elephant

Quirky name aside, this restaurant offers some of the city’s best Thai cuisine. Set in a cosy and elegant ambience, they serve exquisite food which is even better than some high-end restaurants. If you’ve arrived during the dinner rush hour expect to be waiting at least 45 minutes or longer for a table. Try their Thai chicken with basil, green curry chicken and Miaeng Kum for a taste of authentic Thai food!


Address & Operating Hour:
Section 17: Block C-G4, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Section 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. | 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm daily
Sri Hartamas: No. 20-G1, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia | 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm daily
*This is a pork-free restaurant.

8.  Awet Thai

Their short bbq menu focuses on hefty chunks of meat marinated and grilled to perfection so as to be ludicrously tender and pleasantly charred. Not to mention their traditional Thai menu. Laab Moo, baked glass noodles, BBQ pork ribs, spicy steam fish with pickled lemon, crispy trotter, fried fish or prawn cake dumplings, Kaeng som and fried spicy pork with kafir leaf… All dishes display a clear respect for quality ingredients.

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Kajang: Lot 1283, Kolam Takungan, Taman Cahaya, Sg. Chua 43000 Kajang, Selangor.
Cheras: No. 8, Jalan Kaskas 3, Taman Cheras 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Petaling Jaya: Lot 13544, Jalan Cempaka, Kampung Kayu Ara, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 11.00am to 4.00pm, 6.00pm to 12.00am daily
*This is not a pork-free restaurant.

9. KomPassion

A fusion restaurant which offers top-notch Asian dishes with a menu that bounces between traditional and the more extravagant. Their staffs treat their customers spanning every age group with congeniality.  Do sample some of the restaurant’s more unusual dishes, along with stalwarts like tomyam and pad thai – all stylishly presented. Their signature pork belly with soft shell crabs and Nasi Campur are definitely their standouts.

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Address: 5, Jalan SS 20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.00pm-9.30pm daily
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

10. Surisit The Thai Kopitiam

A favourite amongst Malaysians. Despite its humble looking setting with no extravagant, Surisit Thai Kopitiam does have a reputation for its tasty cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff. Enjoy classic plates like pad Thai, tom kha, fried, and more, prepared by Chefs who came all the way from Phuket. They do offer made-to-order dishes too if you make your reservation three days in advance. Their authentic Thai dishes are all big in flavour and will surely whet your appetite!

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Address: No. 17, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 11.30am – 3.00pm, and 6.00pm – 10.00pm daily, closed on Tuesday
*This is not a pork-free restaurant.


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There are many other delicious Thai restaurant in KL. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comment below.

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