My previous post was a review on Nok’s Kitchen and it got me thinking about the other great Thai restaurants in Edinburgh.
Sam introduced me to Street Box and it’s now my go to Thai takeout. My favourite dish is the Panang curry, which is both sweet and spicy – but not too hot! The menu has a good range of starter options, as well as a varied curry and noodle list. The Thai prawn crackers from here are very moreish and come with a delicious chilli oil.
Bluerapa is a restaurant I only discovered last year at a family meal. It was booked because it was close to Haymarket, but we had a great dinner here. It’s BYOB, so it’s a great restaurant for groups who are looking to share some wine with their food.
The food options are quite large, but I was distracted at the start of the menu by the Yum Salad. This consisted of crispy fried seabass with mangoes, shallots, apples, cashew nuts, coriander with a mint and chilli dressing. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it’s one of the best Thai dishes I’ve had. We visited again this year and I had the seabass fillet, which was cooked in a medium Choo Chee sauce, with coconut milk, peppers and basil. Again, I really enjoyed my meal; it has a nice kick, but it wasn’t too spicy.
Ting Thai Caravan
One of the first Thai restaurants in Edinburgh that I heard of and visited was Ting Thai Caravan. It’s incredibly popular and they don’t take reservations, so I would recommend coming here as a couple or a single diner; there’s a bench at the window, which suits individuals perfectly.
The menu revolves around Thai street food and this matches the relaxed atmosphere. The potato crispies and coconut rice are a fantastic side to the Panang Nua!
Chaophraya is a large restaurant with fantastic views over Edinburgh. I’ve only been to Chaophraya once as part of the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival’s Moveable Feast in 2016. The setting is brilliant and it’s a huge restaurant, which means it’s ideal for parties or groups. We shared a selection of main courses that were all very tasty.
Time 4 Thai
I visited Time 4 Thai as a group of 6 and I thought it was ideal for his. The restaurant is quite big, so there was plenty of space for us a group. I didn’t love the service here, but the atmosphere was lovely for a Friday night and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal – the fish cakes and stir fried beef were yummy!
Saving the best ‘til last, Nok’s Kitchen is my favourite Thai restaurant in Edinburgh and you can read all about my experience here. The setting and food at Nok’s is fantastic and I would recommend eating here for a date night or special occasion because the small restaurant has a very intimate feel.
I loved everything I ate, but I recommend giving the golden basket and soft shell crab yellow curry a try.
One Thai Restaurant I haven’t visited yet is Dusit and I really need to! I’ve heard great things from multiple people, so I’m hoping it’s worth the wait…