12 Terrific Thai Restaurants in the East Valley

Drunken Noodles, Pad Thai, Som Tum… what’s your favorite Thai dish? We asked for restaurant suggestions from local Thai food lovers, tried a few ourselves and the list is available below.

We love that many of the ingredients and spices in Thai food, like cabbage and ginger, make the dishes both healthy and delicious. The enticing flavors of saffron, lemon grass, coconut milk and cilantro really make this Far Eastern cuisine something to look forward to. Spice-wise, choose your heat level and enjoy! Takeout is available at all restaurants.

Thai Patio
Popular dishes include Pad Thai, Yellow Curry, Red Curry, Pad See Ew and Drunken Noodles, with delicious spring rolls. Locals report they take out-of-town guests to Thai Patio to enjoy the traditional Thai cuisine. The Jungle Curry with peppercorns is excellent.

1929 N. Power Rd., Mesa
15 miles from Cadence

Tum Nuk Thai
Delicious food, fair prices and a diverse menu. We’ve tried the Massaman Curry, Panang Curry and Pad  Kee Mow, all with delicious results. Small, casual atmosphere.

2060 S. Power Rd., #102, Mesa
9 Miles from Cadence

Yupha’s Thai Kitchen
Although located 25 miles from Cadence, many locals favor this Thai restaurant, naming their Drunken Noodles, Panang Curry, Massaman Curry and Pra Ram some of the best in the Valley. Friendly, open environment.

1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
25 miles from Cadence

5 R Cha Thai Bistro
5R Cha Thai serves high-quality, traditional Thai dishes and offers to replace meat with tofu or vegetables, making the dishes gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Locals give it high marks for excellent food, fresh seafood and efficient service. The Crying Tiger plate, which is marinated ribeye steak with Thai BBQ sauce sounds great.

2011 N. Recker Rd., Mesa
13 miles from Cadence

Soda Bun Thai Food
Delicious food and amazing staff make Soda Bun Thai Food worth a try. Both traditional dishes and unique dishes, like Swimming Angel white fish and Long Life Noodle, are exceptional. Family-owned, small, casual eatery located in a shopping center.

2740 S Alma School Rd Unit 5, Mesa
20 miles from Cadence

Thai Basil
Great portions, excellent service and delicious food, with the Thai Fried Rice, Shrimp Spicy Noodle, Shrimp Pad Thai and Spring Rolls recommended. Consistent quality food and service over the years make it a favorite of many.

Locations in Tempe, Ahwatukee, Chandler and Phoenix

Café de Bangkok
Café de Bankok serves delicious, authentic Thai food such as Basil Fried Rice, Duck Curry and Pad Thai. Family owned, with owner serving recipes created by his mother. Natural gluten-free choices, recommended dishes are any of the curry dishes and the Pad Thai with veggies on the side.

1111 N. Gilbert Rd., Sukite #101-103, Gilbert
15 miles from Cadence

Thai Spices Bistro
This popular family-owned bistro always has fresh food because they are near the Mekong Asian market where they source many of their fresh ingredients. Offering good service at reasonable prices, try the Stir-Fry Eggplant with pork or beef, or the Three-Flavored Fish, topped with tangy, salty and sweet sauce and steamed vegetables.

66 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa
22 miles from Cadence

My Thai Bowl
Authentic food, small interior, decent pricing and choice of spicy levels from 1 to 5. We tried the Vegetable Delight and Cashew Chicken and loved both.

1065 E. Baseline Rd., #104, Gilbert
15 miles from Cadence

Nunthaporn’s Thai Cuisine
Located in Downtown Mesa, locals love the food, with their Pad Khing dish included on a list of 100 Favorite Dishes by Phoenix New Times. Four levels of spiciness, friendly service, vegan dishes available and willing to customize dishes.

17 W. Main St., Mesa
20 miles from Cadence

Tottie’s Asian Fusion
It’s worth the trip to travel a bit further to Tottie’s Asian Fusion, with two locations in Scottsdale. The owner, Tottie Kaya, grew up in a family of professional cooks and many of the specials such as Pad Thai, Vietnamese egg rolls (called Tottie Rolls), Pork Dumplings and Shanghai Pan Fried Noodles are superior dishes to try. Serves Thai/Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine and voted Best
All-Around Asian Restaurant by Phoenix Magazine. Try a fresh-fruit based cocktail with your meal.
7901 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale or 6204 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
About 30 minutes from Cadence


Malee’s on Main
Also in Scottsdale, Malee’s is a fun, upscale place with a nice ambiance for all varieties of customers, from those who love the hottest dishes to those on the milder side, plus good choices for vegetarians and gluten-free individuals. They even offer Thai cooking classes! Try the Tamarind Fried Chicken with pineapple, the Thai Peanut Salad or the Coconut Shrimp.

7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale
30 minutes from Cadence

Enjoy good dining as you try these local Thai restaurants!

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