5 best Thai restaurants in Amsterdam

Thai cousine is definitely one of my favorite ones. Part of this affection surely comes from my boyfriend’s mother who is from Bangkok; she taught me how to appreciate the complexity of sweet and sour combined together, the strength of chili pepper, the freshness of lime and the mystery of mixed spices. We often try Thai recipes at home, but more often we prefer to entrust someone who can cook much better than we do!

Here my five favorites Thai restaurants in Amsterdam!

Thai bird 

F a b u l o u s. Located in the heart of Chinatown, you can go either to the proper restaurant or to the snack-bar (in front of the restaurant) for a quick and easy meal. Bonus: the tom yam kung is amazing and there’s an interesting selection of vegetarian choices.

ADDRESS: Thai bird Zeedijk 72-74, Amsterdam

Thai bird interior

Thai bird interior © Thai bird

Ko Chang 

A very nice and big Dutch man and his Thai partner opened this restaurant, whose name comes from the Thai island near Cambodia. Original curry, fun atmosphere, perfect for a dinner with friends. In summer – or even in other seasons for brave people – you can have dinner at the tables outside.

ADDRESS: Ko Chang Westerstraat 91, Amsterdam

Outside tables at Ko Chang

Outside tables at Ko Chang © Ko Chang


Rakang is considered the most posh restaurant in Amsterdam and it’s always a guarantee of success. The noodles are great, but I always suggest to ask for advice to one of the very kind waiters. If you want to have this amazing food at home, you can! The take-away is the next door.

ADDRESS: Rakang Elandsgracht 29, Amsterdam

Valentine’s day at Rakang’s

Valentine’s day at Rakang’s © Rakang

Billy Thai’s Restaurant 

Everyone goes crazy for satay in Holland – seasoned and skewered meat served with peanut sauce – and this Thai restaurant, located on one of the main Amsterdam canals, is just the best for satay. The only cons of this place could be the intense smell of food, that’s why I recommend to eat outside!

ADDRESS: Billy Thai’s Restaurant Prinsengracht 358, Amsterdam

Billy Thai’s Restaurant tables

Billy Thai’s Restaurant tables © Billy Thai’s Restaurant

Sawaddee Ka 

I’m very fond of this restaurant because the first time I went there when I was having a bad day and I remember how much I felt better after a great pad thai! Specialized in Northeastern Thai dishes, a reliable delivery service is also available.

ADDRESS: Sawaddee Ka Overtoom 49, Amsterdam

Vegetarian dish at Sawaddee Ka

Vegetarian dish at Sawaddee Ka © Sawaddee Ka


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