There’s no doubt Columbus, Ohio is a popular city to visit and explore. On top of that, it’s widely known this town is the center of the culinary scene in the state.
Though you may not guess that this city has a wide range of cuisines to offer, it is home to some of the best spots for global cuisine. Specifically, you’ll find some amazing Thai food in this town. I’ve put together a list of my favorite places to grab some, so you can try them too.
Whether you want the classics or Thai food with a unique twist, there’s a spot for whatever it is you’re in the mood for. I’ve included some casual restaurants as well as more upscale ones, so you’ll know where to go for every occasion. Keep reading to learn more about each restaurant!
Chi Thai Restaurant
5577 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH 43230
Phone: (614) 471-8988
If you’re looking for a laid-back spot to enjoy some great food, Chi Thai Restaurant is the place to be. Serving pan-Asian cuisine including Chinese and Thai dishes, there’s so much to enjoy at this spot. With a full bar and plenty of TVs, you can also enjoy a few drinks and watch the game.
Chi Thai Restaurant’s menu is full of tasty plates, many of which can be made gluten-free. We recommend the crispy gourmet duck, spicy pot of gold, drunken noodles, Chi Thai combination, or mala lamb. Be sure to sip on a couple of drinks, too!
Nida’s Thai on High
976 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 299-9199
Housed in a cozy, brick-walled interior, Nida’s Thai on High is another great spot to try some food in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood. Serving Thai cuisine with Japanese and Vietnamese twists alongside sushi, you’ll find everything you’re craving here.
The menu at Nida’s Thai on High is filled with all of your favorite dishes. Be sure to try the pad phong karee, sriracha fried rice, pad see ew, or heart attack roll. Don’t forget the mango and sticky rice for dessert!
Bangkok Grocery & Restaurant
3277 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: (614) 231-8787
With over 900 reviews on Google, Bangkok Grocery & Restaurant is obviously a fan favorite. Serving a combination of Chinese and Thai cuisine, this is the perfect place to broaden your horizons and try some new flavors. It’s also a great specialty grocery store!
There’s so many delectable dishes to sample at Bangkok Grocery & Restaurant. Try out the pad ka nar, pad kua hang, pho, or moo goo gai pan. Make sure to wash it down with a Thai tea, Thai coffee, or boba!
Bamboo Thai Kitchen
774 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 326-1950
Though it may be easy to miss hidden away in a strip mall, Bamboo Thai Kitchen is a spot you definitely won’t want to miss. This local restaurant serves Thai and Vietnamese cuisine you have to taste to believe. With a welcoming atmosphere and bamboo-focused decor, you’ll never want to leave.
Bamboo Thai Kitchen’s menu is complete with countless classic dishes. We recommend the nam prik poa, general tso chicken, bangkok noodles, or massaman curry. Be sure to check out the gluten-free and vegetarian options!
3589 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: (614) 237-9310
Featuring unique and eclectic decor, Erawan Thai provides a vibrant dining space in addition to delicious food. Serving some of the tastiest Thai cuisine in Columbus, you can bet each dish will be flavorful and authentic.
The menu can be a little overwhelming at Erawan Thai, so if you need help, be sure to try the kow piek sen, mee grob lad nar, pla chu chee, or ocean pineapple fried rice. Don’t forget to order some Thai coffee or boba to complete your meal!
Siam Orchid Thai Restaurant
7654 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: (614) 792-1112
With a 4.6 star rating, Siam Orchid Thai Restaurant is clearly a spot you have to try out. Serving classic Thai and Chinese cuisine, everyone is bound to love it here. With an exotic, Asian-themed dining room, you’ll be transported across the world.
Siam Orchid Thai Restaurant’s menu has a little bit of something for everyone, so you can bring the whole family here. Try out the happy family, strawberry chicken, wor barr, or mood phad prig khing. Make sure to order some dessert to finish your meal!
Jasmine’s Thai & Sushi
196 Clint Dr, Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: (614) 868-3132
Though lesser known, Jasmine’s Thai & Sushi is quite the competition when it comes to Thai food. This local restaurant not only serves Thai classics but also sushi rolls, so you have plenty to choose from. With a laid-back atmosphere, this place is perfect for every occasion.
You’ll find everything you’ve been craving on the menu at Jasmine’s Thai & Sushi. We recommend the peanut curry, paradise roll, yum talay, or salmon lover roll. Be sure to sip on a cocktail while you enjoy your food!
15 E College Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 865-4515
If you’re looking for the freshest food around, swing by Thai Grille next time you’re in Columbus. Serving Thai cuisine made from seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, you can count on this food being delicious.
Thai Grille cooks everything to order, so you can expect nothing but the best. Be sure to try the shrimp curry, ginger chicken, pad thai, or tofu satay. Don’t forget the fresh fruit smoothie or Thai iced tea to quench your thirst!
1268 Hill Rd N, Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: (614) 920-6005
Hoping to find a spot with drinks just as good as the food? We suggest Thai Paradise. Serving classic Thai food alongside unique cocktails unlike any other place. With an inviting atmosphere and traditional decor, there’s so much to enjoy here.
In addition to their Thai cuisine, Thai Paradise also offers some Chinese and Korean dishes, too. Try out the drunken noodles, curry fried rice, dak bokkeum, or island chicken. Make sure to grab a cocktail or some Thai tea!
Jiu Thai Asian Cafe
787 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 732-5939
Completing our list of Thai restaurants in Columbus is Jiu Thai Asian Cafe. This local cafe serves up Thai cuisine plus plenty of bubble teas. With a cozy space and an easygoing atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home here.
Though you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at Jiu Thai Asian Cafe, if you need help ordering, we recommend the biang biang noodles, liang pi, ox tail noodle soup, or lamb dumplings!
Are you getting hungry yet? I know I definitely am after reading about all of those restaurants. If there’s one thing that is clear, it’s that Columbus is one of the best spots to grab some Thai food and drinks.
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Which spot will you visit first? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you tell us about it and we’ll check it out!