Best Thai restaurants Paris

5 of the Best Thai Restaurants in Paris

These amazing Thai restaurants in Paris are a must do if, like me, you love the cuisine from Thailand. Incredibly aromatic, diverse and flavourful, Thai food is popular all around the world and for good reason. From stir fries to fiery curries, the cuisine is so enjoyable and luckily there are a whole host of fantastic Thai restaurants in Paris. So read on to discover our favourite spots to enjoy awesome, authentic Thai food in the city of light.

Where to Find Incredible Thai Food in Paris

Characterised by a balance of sweet, sour and salty, Thai food is one of my favourite cuisines. The emblematic national dish of Thailand, Pad Thai, is always a favourite and there are plenty of great spots to Paris to eat it. The following Thai restaurants in Paris are listed in no particular order and are our favourites from experience.

Lao Siam

Lao Siam is without doubt an institution in the Belleville area and a must visit if you’re in the quartier. This family run restaurant was founded by 35 years ago by the parents of the current owner. Their parents immigrated to France from Thailand and Laos and brought their love for the two countries’ cuisine to Paris. Recently refurbished it’s got a lovely open, unpretentious dining space with low lighting creating a particularly welcoming ambiance.

The food is what hungry in-the-know Parisians come for and boy is it good. You’ll frequently see queues outside during peak times and especially during weekends but trust me – it’s worth the wait. The menu is on the larger side and can be a little confusing at first but the extremely helpful staff are on hand to advise if needed. I’d recommend ordering the Laotian sausages which are incredible and have an awesome lemongrass flavour. Their papaya salads are always good and I’m a big fan of their grilled pork collar and tamarind sauce. Finally I’d recommend getting at least 3 mains for 2 as well as two noodle or rice sides. Prices are very reasonable with mains coming in at between €9-12.

What to know before you visit

  • You can’t reserve
  • Expect to queue during peak times
  • Open daily for lunch and dinner
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Address: 49 Rue de Belleville, 75019
Tel: 01 40 40 09 68

Thaï Spices

Just next to the River Seine on the right bank lies a gem of a Thai restaurant, Thaï Spices. Deservedly featured in the Michelin guide, Chef Willy Lieu (Jacques Chirac’s personal chef) produces fantastic, authentic Thai food. The restaurant space itself is small, friendly and very cosy.

On the menu are all the Thai classics that you’d expect. I really like the fact that their appetizers/starters include Tom Kaa and Tom Yam soups with different choices of protein. They’re well spiced and have a perfect level of heat. There’s also a delicious chicken satay as well as classic Thai salads to choose from. The mains include green & red curries which have some real kick to them. Their Pad Thai’s are fantastic with a beautiful balance of flavours and the portions are decently sized.

What to know before you visit

  • You’ll need to call to reserve
  • Closed on Sundays

Address: 5-7 Rue de l’Ave Maria, 75004
Tel: 01 42 78 65 49

Bien Bien

Bien Bien is a cracking Thai cantine-style family restaurant that’s been open since 1988. Located just next to the Bonne Nouvelle metro station, it’s perfectly situated to get some moreish Thai food after hitting the bars in the Grands Boulevards area.

The menu is extensive with all the classics well respected and served in a generous and authentic way. Their Pad Thai is awesome and comes in at only €13 for the chicken version or €14 with prawns. I also absolutely love their Phad kee mao phed yang (‘drunk’ noodles with duck) which is well seasoned as packs a spicy punch. They’ve also got a large vegetarian selection and 4 seabass dishes that looked absolutely delicious.

What to know before you visit

  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Closed on Sundays
  • You can book online

Address: 30 Bis Rue Bergère, 75009
Tel: 01 48 24 14 42


Kapunka is a great modern Thai cantine restaurant with 3 locations in the city. These casual restaurants are a spin-off from the main Maison Kapunka bistro which has a higher-end offering. Kapunka is a great spot to grab a quick lunch or dinner whilst enjoying genuinely good, spicy Thai food.

Specialising in gluten free & home made Thai food, their menu is on the smaller side yet there are plenty of options. To start there’s satay chicken, Tom Yam soup, crunchy spring rolls and a papaya salad to choose from. On the main front, there’s Pad Thai and Green, Red and Yellow Thai curries. All their mains have different protein options and even have a Vegan and Vegetarian option.

What to know before you visit

  • Vegetarian & Vegan friendly
  • Gluten free
  • You can book online


51 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002
32 Rue Delambre, 75014
139 Rue Cardinet, 75017


Baan Issan

A few minutes walk from the Place d’Italie in the 13th and you’ll find Baan Issan – a great traditional Thai restaurant. It’s unpretentious kind of spot that won’t appear like much as first but the food is killer. The Chef originates from South West Thailand (Issan).

The menu is on the larger side with all the usual suspects well covered. Chicken stir fried with Thai basil was one memorable dish for me – it was well seasoned and had some lovely background heat. The major of dishes have a lot of protein choices including duck, squid, prawns and minced pork. The massaman curry that I tasted was also very good and it’s no doubt a dish I’d try when I go back!

What to know before you visit

  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • You can book online

Address: 12 Rue Véronèse, 75013
Tel: 01 77 15 83 19

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