Want to have some quality Thai food in Budapest? Read our article to learn about the best Thai restaurants in the city.
Without a doubt, Asian cuisine is as diverse as it is popular. With so many variations such as Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and, this article’s focus, Thai, one can easily eat staple Oriental dishes for a whole week without having the same meal twice. Like all big cities, Budapest, too, has its fair share of Asian restaurants. We’ve already told you all about our favorite Chinese places, so it’s time to turn to another popular Asian cuisine and let you in on where to go if you’re craving some yummy Thai food in Budapest.
Thankfully, Thai cuisine has received a lot of attention in Budapest lately as well, and as a result, if you want to wolf down a bowl of yummy Pad Thai or sip on some delicious Tom Yum soup, you have plenty of options. From old timers to new wave hip places, here are the best Thai restaurants in Budapest:
Situated on Andrássy Street, just a stone’s throw from the city’s main transportation hub, Deák Ferenc tér, Tom Yum is one of, if not the best Thai restaurant in Budapest. Tom Yum’s impressive menu boasts 50 Thai specialties to treat Thai food lovers right: from soups and appetizers through rice and noodle dishes to salads and desserts, you’ll find the best of Thai cuisine here. According to Tom Yum’s mission statement, their goal is to get locals and tourists to know and love the original flavors of Thailand, which is probably part of why they offer 300 combinations of their standard dishes in their authentic-looking restaurant.Copy text here.
In addition, Tom Yum is also a member of the Thai Life Budapest group, which includes two more Tom Yum restaurants (one a bit further out in the 9th district and one in Budakeszi, a town in the Budapest metropolitan area), as well as Andrassy Thai Hotel, a massage parlor named Chichaya Spa & Thai Massage, and more.
If you’re looking for traditional Thai flavors in an authentic Thai atmosphere, Bangkok should also be high on your to-go list in Budapest. Located in the south area of the inner city, this gem of a restaurant is determined to satisfy long-time Thai food lovers and people who wish to get familiar with Thai cuisine alike. Copy text here.
Whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or seafood enthusiast, Bangkok’s amazing range of appetizers, soups, main courses, and desserts offer you plenty of options to choose from. What’s more, the restaurant’s daily lunch deal menu offers visitors an appetizer and a main course of their choice every day until 3PM for 2000 forints (less than €6).
The third item on our list of Thai restaurants in Budapest is a refreshing combination of successful restaurant chains and modern, sleek restaurants. With over 10 establishments country-wide, it would be an understatement to say it’s easy to spot Buddha Original restaurants in Budapest, yet the chain has managed to preserve a hip, classy-ish feeling that doesn’t have ‘franchise’ written all over it.
As for the restaurant’s assortment, Buddha has no reason to be shy: the hefty menu offers a wide range of meals from the staples of Thai cuisine through customizable rice and noodle dishes to sushi, and more.
- Budapest, Papnövelde u. 10, 1056 Hungary
- Budapest, Király u. 24, 1061
- Budapest, Nagymező u. 28, 1065
- Budapest, Teréz krt. 46, 1066 Hungary
- Budapest, Teréz krt. 1, 1067 Hungary
- Budapest, Wesselényi u. 18, 1077
- Westend Mall, Budapest, Váci út 1-3, 1062
- Arena Mall, Budapest, Kerepesi út 9, 1087
Padthai Wokbar is probably the most exciting thing that’s happened to Budapest’s Thai food scene lately. In the last few years, this hip, youthful Hungarian venture has opened establishments one after the other across the Hungarian capital, further expanding the city’s range of Thai restaurants, as well as turning more and more people into Asian food enthusiasts. With 9 locations scattered all over downtown Budapest and some outer districts at present, Padthai Wokbar is one of city’s most successful and popular Thai restaurant chains, so wherever you are in the inner districts, there’s a good chance at least one establishment is in walking distance from you.
As the name suggests, Padthai’s main focus is Thailand’s classic Pad Thai dish the ingredients of which you can mix and match completely to your taste when you order: first you choose what type of noodles you want (you can also opt for rice or even vegetables), then you choose the toppings, and finally, you pick the sauce you crave the most. As soon as you’ve finalized your order, the chefs start preparing your Pad Thai in the restaurant’s open kitchen. In addition to the eatery’s titular dish, Padthai’s menu also boasts Tom Yum and Tom Kha soups, as well as a number of healthy desserts, snacks, and homemade lemonades.
- Budapest, Október 6. u. 4, 1051
- Budapest, Papnövelde u. 10, 1056
- Budapest, Teréz krt. 62, 1066
- Mammut Mall, Budapest, Lövőház u. 2-6, 1024
- Gozsdu Courtyard, Budapest, Király u. 13, 1075
- Árkád Mall, Budapest, Örs vezér tere 25/A, 1106
Located in the heart of downtown Budapest, Sawasdee offers healthy and delicious dishes with authentic Thai flavors to its guests. In their own words, Sawasdee promises nothing less than taking their customers on a culinary adventure that matches up to having a meal in Thailand, and looking at their photo menu, they might not be exaggerating after all.
So, if you’re in the area and craving some tempura tiger prawns, curry coconut milk soup, or Pad Thai, set course for Sawasdee, one of the best Thai restaurants in Budapest.
Monta’s Kitchen is an authentic Thai restaurant in the 6th district, within arm’s reach from Budapest’s Grand Boulevard, so if you’re in the area and craving some Thai food for lunch, look no further! Monta’s Kitchen offers a wide range of rice and noodle dishes that you can have with any meat you like (or none), making it an excellent place for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. In addition, you can also choose from a number of yummy soups, curries, appetizers, and desserts, making it a perfect place for filling up on delicious Thai food.
As for the place itself, Monta’s Kitchen is quite modest in floor area, but boasts two stories, and the bright, colorful walls will surely liven up your day.
If you’ve had all the Thai food you wanted, try some of Hungary’s staples as well – you’re in Budapest, after all! For a full list of the most traditional Hungarian dishes, check out our article on Hungarian cuisine, but we also encourage you to try lángos, Hungary’s staple street food. And while we’re at it, have you heard of the country’s famous sweet dessert wine, Tokaji Aszú? If wine’s your thing, you should also consider going on a wine-tasting experience at one of our trusted partners.
- What are the best Thai restaurants in Budapest?
- Budapest has great options if you crave some authentic Thai food flavors while out and about. From Tom Yum through Buddha to Padthai Wokbar, the city is filled with long-established, tried restaurants, franchises, and hip new places.
- What are the best Thai restaurants in downtown Budapest?
- Wherever you are in central Budapest, districts V, VI, and VII have an abundance of Thai restaurants such as Tom Yum, Bangkok, Buddha, Padthai, and more.