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Lotus of Siam’s Nam Kao Tod with crispy rice mixed with sour cubed pork sausages, cilantro, green onions, grounded dry chili, ginger, peanuts and lime juice
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The Essential Thai Restaurants of Las Vegas

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Lotus of Siam’s Nam Kao Tod with crispy rice mixed with sour cubed pork sausages, cilantro, green onions, grounded dry chili, ginger, peanuts and lime juice
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Las Vegas comes up with a royal flush when it comes to Thai food. Order it by spice level, with protein as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes found in their own special sections on the menu. Stay out late, go for lunch or visit the James Beard Foundation award winner Lotus of Siam on the east side. Try tapas at Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen, authentic Thai food at Penn’s Thai House, or refined dining at Lemongrass at Aria. Each features food that varies significantly by region. And please, eat something besides pad Thai. Here, a look at 17 of the essential Thai restaurants in Las Vegas.

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1. Plumeria Thai Cafe

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6710 W Cheyenne Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 586-6667
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One of the best parts about Plumeria Thai Café are the prices. Almost all of the dishes ring in at less than $11, and the portions are generous. Popular dishes include the mango sticky rice flavored with sweet coconut cream, served with fresh mango and sprinkled with shredded coconut and yellow mung beans, and the yellow curry, served with carrots, bell pepper, onions, and potato. Both dishes are less than $10.

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2. Nittaya's Secret Kitchen

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2110 N Rampart Blvd #110
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 360-8885
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Nittaya Parawong dubs her secret kitchen a Thai tapas restaurant, but that just means that diners should feel free to order a lot of dishes. Try what’s called the "world-famous" spinach salad with crispy tempura spinach leaves mixed with ground chicken and shrimp, topped with a spicy lime dressing; a Saimese corn fritters dish with chicken and pork; or curry puffs filled with potato and curry.

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3. Pin Kaow

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1974 N Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 638-2746
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Pin Kaow continues to serve traditional Thai cuisine after many years in Las Vegas. The restaurant’s pad Thai — made with rice noodles and a choice of meat, topped with bean sprouts, green onions, egg, and crushed peanuts — is one of the most popular dishes, but adventurous diners should try the volcano chicken. There is also a second location at 9530 S. Eastern Ave.

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4. Le Thai

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523 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 778-0888
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Head downtown to Le Thai for dishes such as the three-color curry, a mixture of red, yellow, and green curry, served with mixed vegetables, steamed rice and a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, or tofu. Le Thai is also open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays for those who need a spicy bite to eat in between bar hopping. Le Thai’s smaller sister location, called Le Thai 2, is in the nearby medical district and focuses mainly on takeout.

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5. D E Thai Kitchen

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1108 S 3rd St
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 979-9121
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Hidden just away from Main Street in the Arts District, this tiny Thai restaurant offers just a few tables where patrons can order Bangkok street fare plus northern and southern Thai dishes while enjoying views of Downtown Las Vegas from behind plate-glass windows. The menu includes chicken curry puffs, coconut shrimp, and moo ping all priced under $10 plus drunken noodles, pad woon sen, and curry dishes. Entrees here tend to be on the spicier side.

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6. Chuchote Thai Bistro & Desserts

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4105 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102

This westside restaurant features crunchy organic Japanese tofu, Dungeness crab Rangoon, a selection of curries including pumpkin, plus tom kha and tom zaap soups and a familiar roster of pan-fried noodles. Entree specials include the $12.95 pad ped moo made with stir fried pork and string beans in homemade curry paste and the $15.95 kang som salmon cooked with vegetables in tamarind and chili broth, recommended to be paired with a Thai omelet.

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7. Weera Thai Restaurant - Sahara

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3839 W Sahara Ave Ste 7-9
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 873-8749
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Weera Thai specializes in southern Thai dishes. The restaurant has a West Sahara and a Chinatown location. Open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour, the restaurant is known for its crispy duck salad and rainbow fried rice made with pineapple, chili paste, cherry tomato, and avocado.

8. Komol Restaurant

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953 E Sahara Ave Ste E10
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 731-6542
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Since 1986, Komol has been serving up vegan and vegetarian Thai dishes with recipes that have been in the family for more than 60 years. Try the mushroom tom kha vegetable spring rolls and kang pa with zucchini, snow peas, carrots, mushrooms, baby corn, and bamboo shoots in red curry sauce with coconut milk.

9. Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert

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953 E Sahara Ave Ste E14
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(725) 222-4275
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Open daily, this modern Thai bistro and dessert shop features numerous sweet treats including cakes, custards, ice creams, and different sorbets. Try the earthquake, lychee sorbet, topped with dark chocolate spheres, tropical mixed fruit candies, hazelnut streusel, and drizzled with warm raspberry sauce.

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10. Thai St. Cafe

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3137 Industrial Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 462-9944
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Mixing classic with contemporary, the menu at Thai St. Café is anything but boring. Try the drunken noodles, flat rice noodles stir fried with basil, tomatoes, mushroom, onions, bell peppers, egg, garlic, pepper, and oyster sauce. Ask for the fresh coconut ice cream for dessert. This Strip-adjacent restaurant is open until 4 a.m., making it perfect destination for post-nightclub cravings.

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11. Lamaii

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4480 Spring Mountain Rd Unit 700
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 238-0567
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Bank Atcharawan, the former sommelier for Lotus of Siam and the creator of Patio Desserts & Drinks, is the driving force behind Lamaii. This Chinatown Thai restaurant marks the triumphant return of Atcharawan to the neighborhood following the closure of the beloved Chada Thai & Wine in 2018. Lamaii features an upscale setting with a touch of romance. Dishes include sai oui (grilled Northern curry sausage), moo ma now (spicy grilled pork jowl with lime), boat noodle soup, and fried red snapper with sweet fish sauce.

12. Block 9 Thai Street Eats

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10595 Discovery Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 331-1088
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With all items priced at less than $12, the menu serves chef Nittaya Parawong’s casual spin on Thai street fare. Choices include grilled pork skewers, basil chicken, Thai barbecue pork, and the red, yellow, green, and panang beef street curries. Wok fried noodles or rice options include drunken noodles and pad Thai with side dishes of soup, tofu fries, beef jerky, garlic spare ribs and the “world famous spinach salad” found at her original restaurant, Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen.

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13. Lotus of Siam

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620 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Perhaps one of the more famous eateries in the Las Vegas valley, James Beard Award winner, chef and owner Saipin Chutima’s Lotus of Siam continues to garner attention. The garlic prawns, deep fried to a perfect crisp, seasoned with garlic sauce and topped with ground black pepper, and the panang, a fresh curry made with coconut milk, Thai basil and chilis, with a choice of meat or tofu, are among the most beloved menu items.

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14. Lemongrass

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3730 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-7111
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On the Strip, Lemongrass at Aria stays open until 2 a.m. every day of the week. A tasting menu and an a la carte menu are both available, including dishes such as rib-eye steak with tamarind sauce and Dungeness crab with chili paste and yellow curry. Lemongrass features a dim sum cart every Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pad thai with shrimp
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15. Archi's Thai Bistro

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6345 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 870-5558
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Family-owned mini-chain Archi’s Thai Restaurant has four locations in Las Vegas with everything down to the curry paste and chili-garlic mix made in house. Order based on spiciness from 1 to 10, and look for dishes for vegetarians, gluten-free eaters, diabetics, and other special diets. The especially creamy panang curry with tofu is a popular choice here. Numerous locations inn Las Vegas.

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16. Penn's Thai House

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724 W Sunset Rd
Henderson, NV 89011
(702) 564-0162
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Located inside a strip mall, chef Penn Amarapayark makes everything from scratch, including her curries, at Penn’s Thai House. Start with the nam som, a salad of ground pork with ginger, onion, peanuts, and lime. Or start with Thai barbecued chicken with just a hint of lemongrass, and add the spicy papaya salad with shrimp.

17. Naga Thai Restaurant

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76 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #150
Henderson, NV 89012

Thai food in Henderson means Naga Thai, which translates to “water dragon” in English. Owners Scott and Nan (a native of Bangkok) Janko serve somewhat Westernized versions of Thai food including kra tong tong with pastry cups filled with minced chicken and veggies. Try the crab fried rice with onion, lime, cilantro, and fried egg. The rice even comes in the shape of a heart. Adorable.

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Naga Thai
Naga Thai [Official Site]

1. Plumeria Thai Cafe

6710 W Cheyenne Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89108
A close up image depicting a plate of fried rice with broccoli, onions, and carrots.
Plumeria Thai Cafe
Plumeria Thai Cafe/Facebook

One of the best parts about Plumeria Thai Café are the prices. Almost all of the dishes ring in at less than $11, and the portions are generous. Popular dishes include the mango sticky rice flavored with sweet coconut cream, served with fresh mango and sprinkled with shredded coconut and yellow mung beans, and the yellow curry, served with carrots, bell pepper, onions, and potato. Both dishes are less than $10.

6710 W Cheyenne Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89108

2. Nittaya's Secret Kitchen

2110 N Rampart Blvd #110, Las Vegas, NV 89128
A close up image of glass noodle salad
Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen
Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen/Facebook

Nittaya Parawong dubs her secret kitchen a Thai tapas restaurant, but that just means that diners should feel free to order a lot of dishes. Try what’s called the "world-famous" spinach salad with crispy tempura spinach leaves mixed with ground chicken and shrimp, topped with a spicy lime dressing; a Saimese corn fritters dish with chicken and pork; or curry puffs filled with potato and curry.

2110 N Rampart Blvd #110
Las Vegas, NV 89128

3. Pin Kaow

1974 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
A Thai beef dish resting on a kitchen line inside a restaurant
Pin Kaow
Pink Kaow [Official Site]

Pin Kaow continues to serve traditional Thai cuisine after many years in Las Vegas. The restaurant’s pad Thai — made with rice noodles and a choice of meat, topped with bean sprouts, green onions, egg, and crushed peanuts — is one of the most popular dishes, but adventurous diners should try the volcano chicken. There is also a second location at 9530 S. Eastern Ave.

1974 N Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89108

4. Le Thai

523 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
A bowl of pad Thai on a white surface
Le Thai
Le Thai [Official Site]

Head downtown to Le Thai for dishes such as the three-color curry, a mixture of red, yellow, and green curry, served with mixed vegetables, steamed rice and a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, or tofu. Le Thai is also open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays for those who need a spicy bite to eat in between bar hopping. Le Thai’s smaller sister location, called Le Thai 2, is in the nearby medical district and focuses mainly on takeout.

523 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

5. D E Thai Kitchen

1108 S 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Restaurant exterior showing a neon sign that says D E, a cloudy sky at dusk and a city sidewalk
D E Thai Kitchen
D E Thai Kitchen/Facebook

Hidden just away from Main Street in the Arts District, this tiny Thai restaurant offers just a few tables where patrons can order Bangkok street fare plus northern and southern Thai dishes while enjoying views of Downtown Las Vegas from behind plate-glass windows. The menu includes chicken curry puffs, coconut shrimp, and moo ping all priced under $10 plus drunken noodles, pad woon sen, and curry dishes. Entrees here tend to be on the spicier side.

1108 S 3rd St
Las Vegas, NV 89104

6. Chuchote Thai Bistro & Desserts

4105 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
A Thai dessert consisting of jackfruit with sticky rice and durian
Chuchote Thai Bistro & Dessert
Chuchote Thai Bistro & Desserts/Facebook

This westside restaurant features crunchy organic Japanese tofu, Dungeness crab Rangoon, a selection of curries including pumpkin, plus tom kha and tom zaap soups and a familiar roster of pan-fried noodles. Entree specials include the $12.95 pad ped moo made with stir fried pork and string beans in homemade curry paste and the $15.95 kang som salmon cooked with vegetables in tamarind and chili broth, recommended to be paired with a Thai omelet.

4105 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102

7. Weera Thai Restaurant - Sahara

3839 W Sahara Ave Ste 7-9, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Weera Thai specializes in southern Thai dishes. The restaurant has a West Sahara and a Chinatown location. Open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour, the restaurant is known for its crispy duck salad and rainbow fried rice made with pineapple, chili paste, cherry tomato, and avocado.

3839 W Sahara Ave Ste 7-9
Las Vegas, NV 89102

8. Komol Restaurant

953 E Sahara Ave Ste E10, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Since 1986, Komol has been serving up vegan and vegetarian Thai dishes with recipes that have been in the family for more than 60 years. Try the mushroom tom kha vegetable spring rolls and kang pa with zucchini, snow peas, carrots, mushrooms, baby corn, and bamboo shoots in red curry sauce with coconut milk.

953 E Sahara Ave Ste E10
Las Vegas, NV 89104

9. Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert

953 E Sahara Ave Ste E14, Las Vegas, NV 89104
A Thai dessert of Young Coconut Pandan Cake sitting in the center of a white plate
Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert
Arawan Thai Bistro & Dessert/Facebook

Open daily, this modern Thai bistro and dessert shop features numerous sweet treats including cakes, custards, ice creams, and different sorbets. Try the earthquake, lychee sorbet, topped with dark chocolate spheres, tropical mixed fruit candies, hazelnut streusel, and drizzled with warm raspberry sauce.

953 E Sahara Ave Ste E14
Las Vegas, NV 89104

10. Thai St. Cafe

3137 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A plate of fried rice with bell peppers
Thai St. Cafe
Thai St. Cafe [Official Site]

Mixing classic with contemporary, the menu at Thai St. Café is anything but boring. Try the drunken noodles, flat rice noodles stir fried with basil, tomatoes, mushroom, onions, bell peppers, egg, garlic, pepper, and oyster sauce. Ask for the fresh coconut ice cream for dessert. This Strip-adjacent restaurant is open until 4 a.m., making it perfect destination for post-nightclub cravings.

3137 Industrial Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. Lamaii

4480 Spring Mountain Rd Unit 700, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Bank Atcharawan, the former sommelier for Lotus of Siam and the creator of Patio Desserts & Drinks, is the driving force behind Lamaii. This Chinatown Thai restaurant marks the triumphant return of Atcharawan to the neighborhood following the closure of the beloved Chada Thai & Wine in 2018. Lamaii features an upscale setting with a touch of romance. Dishes include sai oui (grilled Northern curry sausage), moo ma now (spicy grilled pork jowl with lime), boat noodle soup, and fried red snapper with sweet fish sauce.

4480 Spring Mountain Rd Unit 700
Las Vegas, NV 89102

12. Block 9 Thai Street Eats

10595 Discovery Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
A restaurant interior featuring a brick wall covered in colorful graffiti that references Bangkok
Block 9 Thai Street Eats
Block 9 Thai Street Eats/Facebook

With all items priced at less than $12, the menu serves chef Nittaya Parawong’s casual spin on Thai street fare. Choices include grilled pork skewers, basil chicken, Thai barbecue pork, and the red, yellow, green, and panang beef street curries. Wok fried noodles or rice options include drunken noodles and pad Thai with side dishes of soup, tofu fries, beef jerky, garlic spare ribs and the “world famous spinach salad” found at her original restaurant, Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen.

10595 Discovery Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135

13. Lotus of Siam

620 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Close up image of a plate of fried rice with basil and lettuce
Lotus of Siam
Amelinda B Lee

Perhaps one of the more famous eateries in the Las Vegas valley, James Beard Award winner, chef and owner Saipin Chutima’s Lotus of Siam continues to garner attention. The garlic prawns, deep fried to a perfect crisp, seasoned with garlic sauce and topped with ground black pepper, and the panang, a fresh curry made with coconut milk, Thai basil and chilis, with a choice of meat or tofu, are among the most beloved menu items.

620 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

14. Lemongrass

3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Pad thai with shrimp
Lemongrass
MGM Resorts [Official Site]

On the Strip, Lemongrass at Aria stays open until 2 a.m. every day of the week. A tasting menu and an a la carte menu are both available, including dishes such as rib-eye steak with tamarind sauce and Dungeness crab with chili paste and yellow curry. Lemongrass features a dim sum cart every Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3730 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89158

15. Archi's Thai Bistro

6345 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118
A close up image showing a bowl of chicken curry beside white rice, crispy wonton and sweet and sour sauce
Archi’s Thai
Archi’s Thai [Official Site]

Family-owned mini-chain Archi’s Thai Restaurant has four locations in Las Vegas with everything down to the curry paste and chili-garlic mix made in house. Order based on spiciness from 1 to 10, and look for dishes for vegetarians, gluten-free eaters, diabetics, and other special diets. The especially creamy panang curry with tofu is a popular choice here. Numerous locations inn Las Vegas.

6345 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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16. Penn's Thai House

724 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89011

Located inside a strip mall, chef Penn Amarapayark makes everything from scratch, including her curries, at Penn’s Thai House. Start with the nam som, a salad of ground pork with ginger, onion, peanuts, and lime. Or start with Thai barbecued chicken with just a hint of lemongrass, and add the spicy papaya salad with shrimp.

724 W Sunset Rd
Henderson, NV 89011

17. Naga Thai Restaurant

76 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #150, Henderson, NV 89012
A restaurant interior depicting red and black walls and several tables against a wall
Naga Thai
Naga Thai [Official Site]

Thai food in Henderson means Naga Thai, which translates to “water dragon” in English. Owners Scott and Nan (a native of Bangkok) Janko serve somewhat Westernized versions of Thai food including kra tong tong with pastry cups filled with minced chicken and veggies. Try the crab fried rice with onion, lime, cilantro, and fried egg. The rice even comes in the shape of a heart. Adorable.

76 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #150
Henderson, NV 89012

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