Good Thai food hits the spot every time, and I’m not just talking about the cuisine’s signature spice.
There’s just something about Pad Thai, curry, and hot and spicy soup that never disappoints.
You wouldn’t think of Colorado as being home to many deliciously authentic Thai restaurants, but the capital city is a hotbed (pun intended) of spicy goodness.
The Mile High City has you covered- from spring rolls to sweet sticky rice. Here are some of the best Thai restaurants in Denver.
1201 E Colfax Ave # 102, Denver, CO 80218
Lucky Noodles is a hip Thai street food restaurant that has a welcoming atmosphere that’s easy to relax in while enjoying your food.
I recommend enjoying the neighborhood on the outdoor patio if the weather is nice. I have to mention how good the curry is here.
But if you’re only in town for one night I say go with the Street Noodle Soup.
The rice noodles in a meat and vegetable mixed broth with fried garlic, steamed bean sprouts, cilantro, and scallions are delicious.
Throw in your choice of chicken, shrimp, tofu, or veggies, and you’ll be slurping down in no time.
You also can’t go wrong following up your meal with their mango sticky rice for dessert.
2637 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Ros Siam serves its delicious Thai cuisine from an adorable converted house located in a quiet residential neighborhood outside of Downtown Denver.
You can walk in and eat in the restaurant, which has the feel and smell of being in a Thai grandmother’s kitchen, or you can go outside and sit on their quiet and laid-back patio to enjoy your food in the fresh air.
You’ll enjoy the food whether you eat inside or outside. The more difficult choice is deciding what to eat!
You can’t go wrong starting with their shrimp rolls and spicy mayo sauce.
Ros Siam’s menu features a wide variety of Thai staples, but I recommend trying one of their curry dishes.
They make everything from red and green curry to pineapple and pumpkin, so you shouldn’t have an issue finding something to match your cravings.
4122 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
9 Thai Restaurant is a small restaurant with a hole-in-the-wall vibe that usually means good food is being served inside.
That’s the case in this Thai restaurant located less than 10 minutes from the Denver Zoo.
It’s difficult deciding what to eat when looking at a menu featuring pork dumplings, curry, and pad Thai – but I have to recommend the tom yum soup here.
This hot and sour soup comes with mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves with your choice of chicken or shrimp.
It’s important to remember that 9 Thai Restaurant serves most dishes spicy.
If you’re not a fan of an above-average amount of fire, I recommend communicating that with your server.
There’s a blurb on their menu that says let them know “if you need your spice controlled.”
2134 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Aloy Modern Thai offers contemporary Thai cuisine paired with an extensive offering of craft beer, cocktails, and wine.
This restaurant is located in the Five Points neighborhood within easy walking distance of Coors Field for those who also want to catch a Colorado Rockies game.
Lots of red brick and huge windows are among the first things you notice when you walk into Aloy. Lovers of bright, open, and modern will enjoy this establishment.
The entrees here are great, but the laid-back and hip feel of this place lends toward appetizers and a good drink.
I recommend going with the Chill AF Tofu or pot stickers to eat while enjoying one of their draft beers from a Colorado brewery of the week!
1700 Platte St Suite 140, Denver, CO 80202
Daughter Thai Kitchen and Bar screams trendy and fun from the moment you enter – and it’s amazing.
You can easily immerse yourself in the feel of this restaurant which features large paintings, eye-catching woodwork, and red lanterns that give off a modern Thai feel.
I recommend trying the Bangkok Ribs if you’re dining during lunch.
The stewed ribs are glazed with honey palm sugar black soy sauce for a unique flavor you’ll love.
The dish also includes bok choy and crunchy noodles.
I also recommend trying out one of their cocktails if you’re able to partake in an afternoon drink with your lunch.
The Butterfly Bubbles is a favorite, crafted with vodka, lime, guava, Thai basil, Aperol, bubbles, and butterfly tea.
1842 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231
J’s Noodles and New Thai is located just outside the Dayton Triangle neighborhood.
This area features a variety of international restaurants and markets so once you’re done enjoying some amazing Thai food, you can take a short trip to the local Asian grocery to get the ingredients to try making your own.
The noodles are the obvious attraction at this Thai place – it’s the in the name after all.
I recommend going with the simple design, but wonderfully complex in flavor Country Pad Thai.
This dish features a combination of chicken, tofu and shrimp on top of rice noodles, bean sprouts, egg, green onions, and peanuts.
This flavor-packed dish will have you ordering seconds to-go.
98 Wadsworth Blvd #117, Lakewood, CO 80226
Farmhouse Thai Eatery sits just outside Denver in the suburb of Lakewood.
You’ll enjoy the nice warm tones and modern feel of the restaurant when you walk in, but at first glance, it doesn’t seem much different from your average nice restaurant.
And then you try the food.
I know salads aren’t usually the recommended item from most menus, but Farmhouse puts together some of the best I’ve seen.
You can’t go wrong with their basic Thai Garden Salad, but if you want something special I advise you to try their Duck Salad.
Duck meat tossed with cucumbers, shallots, tomatoes, and grapes, and topped with a Thai lime dressing will have you telling your friends about the best salad you’ve ever tasted.
301 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209
This restaurant may be in Denver, but the vibe and experience are similar to what you’d get walking into a place off the streets of Bangkok.
Let’s just say I felt like saying “Hey, Bangkok!” when I walked in.
Hey Bangkok! has that simple off-the-street feel that makes it so you know the food is going hit just right.
I recommend going all out for the full experience. Start with some crunchy fried tofu before digging into their Kaw Soy Curry.
This curry dish features either rice or egg noodles, pickled cabbage, and more smothered with a just-right spicy curry.
Enjoy a hot or cold sake with your meal to complete the experience.
1015 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
SUPIVA Thai Food took over a vacant restaurant building located in a strip mall of various Asian-owned businesses in 2014.
The previous tenant was a local favorite, but SUVIPA has more than filled the void with its delicious Thai fare.
Catfish isn’t a Thai restaurant staple, but SUVIPA serves up a mouthwateringly Thai take on the American South standard.
The catfish is prepared with ginger, celery, bell peppers, garlic, green and yellow onions, soybeans, and mushrooms, and is served with a great house sauce.
I also recommend balancing the spice from your meal with a dessert of sweet rice with Thai custard.
1014 S Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80012
Thai Flavor Restaurant has that causal family-friendly feel that hasn’t changed in decades.
You can’t help but be reminded of going out with your parents as you walk in and see the yellow walls, red chairs, green tablecloths, and old fish tanks.
Thai Flavor is about more than nostalgia however, it’s also about good food.
The variety of heat options is one of the most notable things about this laid-back restaurant.
I recommend the Panang Curry served with basil and lime leaves, bell peppers, and coconut milk, but I’ll leave the spice level up to you.
Your server may smile if you’re feeling adventurous and ask them to make it as spicy as they can, because they know there’s a good chance you may regret your decision.
102 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Thai Monkey Club is another one of those hole-in-the-wall places that prove some of the best authentic cuisine is found in unassuming locations.
This Downtown eatery serves up food that makes you question if you’re in Denver or Bangkok.
You have to start with their homemade Esaan sausage.
A couple of bites of this spicy pork sausage will have your mouth tingling and ready for the main course.
Thai Monkey Club has plenty of great offerings from spicy soups to amazing noodles, but I recommend trying their Basil Crispy Duck.
The meat is served with Thai basil, bell peppers, onion, bamboo, green beans, and spicy chili sauce.
Enjoy some of their refreshing coconut juice if the spice gets to be a bit much.
1350 S Colorado Blvd #191, Denver, CO 80222
The first thing you do when you enter Thai Pot Café is look up. You can’t help it.
The ceiling is decorated with dozens of brightly colored paper umbrellas that give this establishment a uniquely delightful look.
Yeah, that’s a bit flowery, but it is nice to look at. But you remember why you’re there when you take your eyes off the ceiling and look at your menu.
There’s a reason this restaurant is considered one of the best Thai restaurants in Denver.
The extensive menu showcases a wide variety of appetizers, entrées, and dessert options.
They even have a great drink menu. No matter what you decide as your main course, I recommend following it up with their banana rolls.
This dessert wraps a banana in a wonton wrapper, fries it, and tops it with powdered sugar and your choice of honey, chocolate, or caramel.
1468 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223
Khan Toke is a family-run restaurant featuring a young chef and his parents who bring a taste of their homeland to Denver.
The first thing you have to know about Khan Toke is it’s a ghost kitchen.
This means it’s run out of a commercial kitchen where chefs can make their food but don’t offer traditional seating.
This means you have to order your food to go or order through a delivery app. I recommend ordering the Pad Kaprao.
This dish comes with your choice of protein served with string beans, crushed garlic, bell peppers, basil leaves, and steamed jasmine rice.
Because ordering online is your only option, Khan Toke’s website is streamlined for a user-friendly experience that makes ordering a breeze.
Denver is a city worth visiting for Thai food lovers. You can find many authentic dishes served from hole-in-the-wall street food eateries to fancy fine-dining restaurants.
And with many restaurants located near entertainment venues such as the Denver Zoo, Coors Field, and the Denver Mint, you won’t lack things to do before or after your meal.
Be sure to check out some of our favorite Mexican restaurants as well!
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- Lucky Noodles
- Ros Siam
- 9 Thai Restaurant
- Aloy Modern Thai
- Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar
- J’s Noodles & New Thai Restaurant
- Farmhouse Thai Eatery
- Hey Bangkok!
- SUVIPA Thai Food
- Thai Flavor Restaurant
- Thai Monkey Club
- Thai Pot Cafe
- Khan Toke Authentic Thai