Places For Thai Food That You May Want To Check Out In Penang

Thai Food

We can all agree that Thai food is one of the most flavorful cuisines out there. If you love Thai food, then you have come to the right place. We have 10 places that you can check out on this island. While some of these places have been around for quite some time, however, they’ve been around for so long for a reason…they serve some really good dishes.

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1. Chok Dee Thai

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Most Penangites will probably be familiar with this place but if you’re not, fret not. Chok Dee Thai serves Thai food that is suitable for the local’s taste buds. However, this place is slightly on the pricier side but you’re definitely get the quality that you’ve paid for. Moreover, spaces are limited here hence we recommend booking in advance to avoid any disappointment.

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Address: 231-D, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

2. Thai Shop

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Having a meal here will definitely give you the vibe of having a meal in Thailand. From the metal stools and wooden benches, it is pretty similar to the coffee shops in Thailand. Moreover, the people who run this business are Thai so you’re definitely getting authentic Thai street food. Besides that, the price here is quite reasonable. We recommend trying out their BBQ pork skewer.

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Address: 102B, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operation hour: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (Closed on Monday)

3. Khun De Thai

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What’s the next best thing to great food when it comes to dining in a restaurant? If your answer is the ambiance then this place is great for you. However, Khun De has various branches in Penang and we’re currently talking about their branch in Gurney Paragon. This branch has an amazing view that you can enjoy while having your authentic Thai food.

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Address: 163D-2-34 Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Dr, 10250, Penang

Operation hour: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Daily)

4. Tree Monkey

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This back-to-nature dining concept is definitely somewhere that you’ll definitely want to check out. Besides that, you can get a panoramic sea view which will be perfect for some photo-taking session while waiting for you food to arrive. With a wide range of dishes for you to pick from, you’ll be having a great time here. Here are some of the recommendations from our editors.

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Address: Lone Crag Villa Lot 595 Mkm2 Teluk Bahang, Penang

Operation hour: 10.30 am – 10.30 pm (Daily)

5. Krung Thep Thai Restaurant

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A humble restaurant that serves authentic Thai food. It’s definitely a taste of Thailand with a wide range of dishes for you to pick from. Moreover, their food is definitely at an affordable price. Some of the recommended dishes are Thai Fried Rice, Glass Noodles, and Pad Kha Pao. Besides that, the service is great here as well.

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Address: 118, Lorong Selamat, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operation hour: 12pm – 3 pm, 6pm – 10pm (Closed on Wednesday)

6. Chang Thai Restaurant

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This underrated restaurant is a place that you need to check out! They serve drool-worthy Thai dishes at an affordable price. As the name suggests, you should pair your meal with a Chang beer (if you’re of legal age, of course). Moreover, parking won’t be too much of a problem here which is a relief and good news for all the drivers out there.

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Address: 6G-1-15 & 6G-AF1-15, All Seasons Place, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, 11500 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

Operation hour: 11am – 3:30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Daily)

7. Thóng Thai Fusion

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Thóng Thai is quite a new spot in town. You will be spoilt for choices here with authentic Thai dishes such as Gaeng Som Fish, Pad See Eu, Green Curry, Bitter Gourd Omelette, and many more! Moreover, the owner-cum-chef who is preparing the dishes is equipped with 12 years plus of experience so you can imagine the quality of dishes that you’re having.

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Address: 59 Lebuh Cintra Georgetown, 10100 George Town

Operation hour: 10:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Closed on Wednesday)

8. Somkid Food Corner

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This humble-looking restaurant serves really flavorsome Thai dishes. You may have walked past this place a couple of times and doubting about their food, well, we can assure you that you’re missing out if you’ve not tried it. Moreover, the price that they are charging here is pretty reasonable and parking won’t be too much of an issue for you as well. So if you’re still wondering, wonder no more. Add this restaurant to your list or maybe check it out for your next meal.

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Address: Prima Tanjung, 98-G-39, Jalan Fettes, Kampung Belachan, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Operation hour: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Daily)

9. Wang Thai Restaurant

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With an affordable price, great service, and even better dishes there’s not much you can ask for when dining at Wang Thai. Some recommendations would be the pandan chicken, clay pot ‘tanghoon’ with prawns, and glutinous rice with mango.

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Address: 294, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operation hour: 11am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Closed on Wednesday)

10. Sebaidee Thai Restaurant

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While this place may be on the pricier side, they do serve a wide range of pretty delicious Thai dishes. However, parking may be slightly a hassle but you can be sure that it is worth spending a little more time searching for one to dine here. Don’t forget to try their Triple Flavored Siakap Fish, Fried Chee Cheong Fun, and of course the ‘thapthim krop’. 

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Address: No.1 Lintang Batu, Jln Masjid Negeri, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operation hour: 11am – 11pm (Daily)

Do you know anyone who loves Thai food? Don’t forget to tag them in the comment below! Besides that, if you have any Thai restaurants to recommend, leave them in the comment section below as well!

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