A few decades ago, there were no Thai restaurants in Prague. Today, it’s a different story, with Thai restaurants dotted throughout the city. Most are run by locals who are married to Thais or who have been to Thailand and brought their love of Thai food back with them. Try NOI—The Art of Taste or Lemon Leaf, a hit amongst locals and tourists alike.
If you have had enough Czech filling dishes, this is probably one of the best choices in Prague to head to for affordable Thai cuisine. With its helpful and accommodating staff and tasty meals, this nice restaurant interior was recommended by the Thai Embassy in Prague for its authenticity and high quality in 2012. Most mains are around 200 CZK.
Address: Myslíkova 14, Prague 2; www.lemon.cz
Thai and Japanese dishes are served in this restaurant located in a back street between Charles Bridge and Malostranske Square. Simple interior, polite service, and rather a quiet atmosphere – but still a very good choice for those looking for good Thai food at reasonable prices. There is a Thai chef in the kitchen, and Thai dishes are obviously much better than the below-average sushi or sashimi. Although meals could be more authentic and spicy, they are probably adjusted to locals’ taste, which nonetheless does not diminish their rating. Recommended are pad thai noodles and som tam or green curry.
Address: Josefská 1, Old Town; www.bangkokrestaurant.cz
The orange moon is mostly a Thai restaurant but also serves other Asian cuisines. Situated in the food court of the shopping mall Flora, on the menu, you will find typical dishes like Tom Yum, Kaeng Phed Kai, Phad Thai Kung, and also Malaysian or Indonesian curries.
Address: Flóra Shopping Mall, Prague 3; www.orangemoon.cz
Located in the Lesser Town district, just a few hundred metres from Malostranske Square, NOI is a nice Thai restaurant with a Zen interior that feels a bit like a club. When you enter the restaurant, you will feel the super-stylish but chilled-out, Far Eastern atmosphere with Buddha statues, lanterns and lotus blossoms all accompanied by music (which some might find a bit too loud). You will find classic Thai rice and noodle dishes such as Pad Thai, Som Tam Thai, Kang Phed Moo, and soup Tom Yam Koong on the menu. Mains range from 150 to 300 CZK, or you can opt for the NOI full set menu for two people for 850 CZK.
Address: Újezd 409, Prague 1; www.noirestaurant.cz
Located close to and between the Palladium and Bila Labut shopping malls (hidden up a passage beside a department store), this place has quite a simple décor and doesn’t look very promising. But don’t get confused by the interior – if you are up for good Thai food at a reasonable price, prepared by Thai cooks, this is the place to go. Most mains are under 200 CZK.
Address: Na Poříčí 21, Prague 1; www.siamorchid.cz
On the menu are traditional dishes from Thailand and fresh sushi. Once you enter the restaurant, you will not be greeted by luxury, but the Thai chefs will make you feel like you have flown to Thailand. Soups are under 80 CZK, while most mains are under 200 CZK.
Address: Jaromírova 186, Prague 2; www.thaioishi.cz
This slick, stylish, and very popular noodle bar is ideal for a quick lunch or even dinner and a splash of Singha beer. A wide range of Thai stir-fry noodles, Thai salads, and red, green and yellow Thai curries are available. They have two locations, both centrally located – one in Jindrisska 5 and the other in Spalena 29. Mains range from 170 to 280 CZK.
Address: Jindřišská 5, Prague 1; www.modryzub.com