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Where to Get Thai Food in St. Louis

St Louis is known for its famous arch, the Anheuser-Busch brewery, and baseball.

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But as the second largest city in Missouri, it has much more to offer.

Perhaps you’re visiting St Louis for its blues scene or burgeoning late-night activities.

It’s a fun place to spend an easygoing weekend.

Between your drinks, sporting events, and sightseeing, you might start craving Thai food.

Don’t fret! Though not known for it, there are excellent Thai restaurants all over St Louis.

I’m going to guide you to the best Thai food St Louis has.

Check out my list of the best Thai restaurants in St Louis, Missouri below!


Fork & Stix

549 Rosedale Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone: 314-863-5572
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Fork & Stix is in the lively University City area. You can go here after walking through beautiful Forest Park just two blocks away.

It’s also near the Mildred Lane art Museum if you’re looking for some culture.

This intimate space is perfect for a quick bite or food-to-go.

It’s very nice, just not very big, so finding a seat might be tricky.

The whole place smells great when you walk in.

I always hope for the scent of spice in the air when I want Thai.

Every dish is fresh and flavorful. The spring rolls were some of the best I’ve had.


King & I Thai Cuisine

3155-3157 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: 314-771-1777
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King & I Thai Cuisine is located just off the lovely Tower Grove Park in Tower Grove East here in St. Louis.

This park is beautiful for a stroll and occasionally has events, like live music, in the pavilions.

It’s a great place to hang out on a nice day.

The surrounding neighborhood has great bars for after-dinner.

This casual restaurant opened in 1980 as the first Thai restaurant in Saint Louis.

They’re a favorite for a reason.

The curry is the perfect balance of savory, salty, and even a dash of sweet.

The Pad Seafood stir-fry has everything you could want out of the ocean.


Pad Thai St. Louis

12676 Lamplighter Square Shopping Center, St. Louis, MO 63128
Phone: 314-843-0999
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If you find yourself in the Concord area, Pad Thai St. Louis is a perfect place to eat.

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It’s easy to find, located just off Tesson Ferry Road in the shopping center.

Spice levels can vary between Thai restaurants since everyone has their own recipes.

I’d say spice level 3 is just enough spice to taste authentic but won’t kill anyone.

If you’re unsure about your tolerance, your server will help.

For the appetizer, you must get the crab rangoon.

The duck curry was immensely flavorful and filling. The pineapple and curry blend was perfect.


Thai Country Cafe

6223 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-862-0787
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Thai Country Cafe is a quirky local chain.

This location is just off the lively Wahington Univesity Campus, easily accessible from the Delmar Loop Station.

It has an inviting laid-back feel, and is filled with knick-knacks and colorful accessories.

The college town location is inexpensive.

The fried fish cake appetizer was surprisingly good.

It’s not my usual dish, but I wanted the sweet and sour sauce it came in.

The sauce was superb, and the cakes were a perfect appetizer size.

If you like peanut sauce, Thai country makes a great one.


Blue Elephant Royal Thai Cuisine

7816 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-862-0500

Blue Elephant is located in Downtown Clayton, known for its architecturally stunning residential neighborhoods.

The Forsyth train station is just three blocks away if you don’t feel like driving.

Take a little walking tour on your own, before heading over to Blue Elephant for some straightforward Thai food.

I suggest going here for lunch since the lunch special is a good value.

If you’re into spicy food, then get the Thai Grilled Beef Steak.

The spicy sauce cut with the tomatoes, cucumber, and cilantro, made for a mouthwatering combination.

The mango sticky rice is a refreshing dessert after all of that heat.


Chao Baan

4087 Chouteau Ave #5, St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-925-8250
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Chao Baan is well-situated near Forest Park Southeast.

You can tour the nearby Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis before grabbing your meal.

Chao Baan neighbors some of the best bars and nightclubs in The Grove.

Once you’ve refueled, you can go to one of the many trendy spots along Manchester Ave for an excellent night out.

This family-style restaurant serves dishes mainly from the northeast (Esaan) and southern (Pak Tai) regions of Thailand.

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For a refreshing and tasty starter, get the cucumber salad.

If you like fish and meat, get the 4 Kings of Thailand.

The dish has shrimp, pork, chicken, and beef glazed in a sumptuous chili sauce.

Don’t forget to check out their excellent cocktail menu!


Sen Thai Asian Bistro

1000 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-436-3456
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If you’re only in town for a short while, you’ll need to go to Sen Thai Asian Bistro.

The food is amazing and the restaurant is well located in downtown St. Louis.

It is just a short walk from the riverfront, Busch Stadium, and the famous Gateway Arch.

The interior is bold and modern. Both the food and drink are beautifully presented.

My plate had a perfect balance of color and texture.

The menu is large, and they recently added a Japanese section and a gluten-free section.

If you want a suggestion, the Pad Ginger had so many perfectly balanced flavors.

The spicy calamari starter will wake up your palate.



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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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