Craving Thai? Here are 13 Birmingham Thai restaurants you’ll love

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Nori Thai and Sushi dumplings
One order of everything on the menu, please. Photo via Nori Thai and Sushi

Cold weather is the perfect time to grab Thai food—nothing’s more comforting than a bowl of pad thai or filling wontons, right? If you’re craving Thai food as much as I am, here are 13 Birmingham Thai restaurants + their recommended dishes.

1. Blue Pacific at Hoover Food Mart

Pad kee mao and pork dumplings from Blue Pacific at Hoover Mart - Birmingham Thai restaurants
I’ll be dreaming of these dumplings all week. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Blink and you’ll miss it: Blue Pacific is located at Hoover Food Mart on Lorna Road and serves amazing Thai food. When I picked up my dumplings and pad kee mao for lunch, I asked the cashier for his recommendations.

His answer? Pad thai. Someone else in line vouched for it—this was his second day in a row ordering the dish.

  • Note: Open for takeout
  • Recommended dish: Pad Thai or Pad Kee Mao if you’re craving something spicy
  • Location: 3219 Lorna Rd, Birmingham, AL 35216
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-2:30PM, 5-8:30PM
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2. Taste of Thailand

Chicken satay on skewers with peanut dipping sauce from Taste of Thailand Birmingham
This chicken satay with peanut sauce is calling my name. Photo via Taste of Thailand

If your ideal meal involves trying a little bit of everything, you’ll love the variety on Taste of Thailand’s menu. Try out the chicken satay or the vegetable curry with pineapple, or order multiple dishes so you have leftovers all week.

3. Masaman Thai Kitchen

Thai food from Masaman Thai Kitchen
Head to Masaman Thai Kitchen for your cold weather essentials. Photo via Masaman Thai Kitchen

Masaman Thai Kitchen is a Birmingham staple whether you want Thai chicken soup or spicy beef salad. I’m personally eyeing the panang curry for my next meal.

  • Location: 790 Montgomery Hwy #104, Birmingham, AL 35216 
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM; Friday 11AM-9:30PM; Saturday 12-9PM
  • Website | Facebook

4. Surin of Thailand

Dumplings from Surin of Thailand in Mountain Brook - Thai restaurants in Birmingham
One word: yum. Photo via Surin of Thailand

There are three different Surin locations in Birmingham, and we love them all for different reasons. Grab lunch at Surin of Thailand in Mountain Brook, then enjoy a walk around the neighborhood.

  • Recommended dish: Surin of Thailand in Mountain Brook features a special, Khao Mo-Kai
  • Surin of Thailand Location: 64 Church St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Surin of Thailand Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:15AM-2PM, 4:30-8:30PM; Friday-Saturday 11:15AM-2PM, 4:30-9PM
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5. Surin 280

Thai Noodles from Surin 280 in Birmingham
Your next favorite meal: the Thai Noodle dish from Surin 280. Photo via Surin 280

Surin 280 is one of my favorite spots to grab a bite to eat, and now they’re a perfect place to order takeout for a delicious meal at home. This is a classic Birmingham Thai restaurant with dishes you’ll absolutely love.

  • Recommended dish: Chicken Noodle Bowl is a Surin 280 all time favorite dish, but other popular options include Thai Noodle and Spicy Beef Salad
  • Surin 280 Location: 16 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Surin 280 Hours: Sunday-Saturday 11AM-2PM; 4:45-9PM
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6. Surin West

Bowl of hot dumpling soup
Hot soup is the perfect cold weather cure. Photo via Surin West

Sometimes, the only thing that will warm up a cold day is a hot bowl of noodles. Surin West will have you covered—whether you enjoy the beef noodle soup or their spicy spaghetti, you’ll keep coming back for more.

  • Recommended dish: Nom Tok beef or spicy garlic scallops
  • Surin West Location: 1918 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Surin West Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-2:30PM, 4:45-9PM; Friday 11AM-2:30PM, 5-10PM; Saturday 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5-10PM
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7. Shiki Homewood Thai and Sushi is one of my favorite Birmingham Thai restaurants

Thai ramen and pad thai from Shiki Homewood
This Thai ramen was the best meal I ate all week. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

If you and your loved ones can’t decide between amazing Thai dishes and delicious sushi, head to Shiki Homewood Thai and Sushi for the best of both worlds. I recently ordered their Thai ramen and it was the perfect choice for these chilly days.

  • Recommended dish: Spicy Thai coconut ramen, hot and spicy fried whole golden pompano, or their famous spicy beef salad
  • Location: 300 19th St S Suite 109, Homewood, AL 35209 
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday, Sunday 11AM-2:30PM, 5-9PM; Monday, Saturday 5-9PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Nori Thai and Sushi

Fried rice with vegetables and chicken from Nori Thai and Sushi
My weekend plans. Photo via Nori Thai and Sushi

Nori Thai and Sushi is a popular Thai spot in Birmingham serving up a wide variety of mouthwatering options, like spicy miso ramen and spicy tuna rolls. Order curbside pickup or choose delivery for the perfect easy meal.

  • Recommended dish: Tonkotsu ramen is perfect for this cold weather. They also recommend coconut soup and spicy beef noodles (aka Drunken Noodles).
  • Location: 4704 Cahaba River Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday, Sunday 11AM-9PM; Saturday 12-10PM
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9. Yum Yai Thai Takeout 280 is an amazing Birmingham Thai restaurant

Platter with Thai appetizers of chicken satay, spring rolls, dumplings, and sauce - Birmingham Thai restaurant
This small bite set has a taste of everything you’re craving. Photo via Yum Yai Thai Takeout 280

Yum Yai Thai Takeout 280 is a great Birmingham Thai restaurant if you’re tired of cooking and want to get out of your comfort zone. Pick up one of their delicious dishes like the chicken satay or crispy wonton pad thai, and enjoy your meal all week—or in one sitting.

  • Recommended dish: Chicken satay with roti, Massamun Curry with Beef, and the small bite set with your favorite appetizers in one platter
  • Location: 5426 US-280 #9, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Hours: Tuesday—Sunday 11AM-2:30PM, 4-8:30PM
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10. Thai Basil & Sushi Restaurant

Sushi roll from Thai Basil and Sushi
Thai Basil and Sushi also serves delicious sushi. Photo via Thai Basil and Sushi

Thai Basil and Sushi combines Thai and Japanese for a delicious dinner option in Trussville. Try one of their curry dishes or a savory chicken noodle bowl for a meal that wows.

  • Location: 445 Main St #121, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Hours: Sunday-Saturday 11AM-2PM, 4:30-9PM
  • Website | Facebook

11. Alloy Thai

Alloy Thai focuses on local, seasonal ingredients so that every meal is fresh and delicious. Check out their Facebook page to see weekly menus and events to order your meal.

  • Recommended meal: Chinese broccoli with crispy pork or khao soi, a Chiangmai chicken noodle soup with a paste made from scratch
  • Location: 4753 Maryland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, 35210 
  • Hours: Pickups typically from 5-6PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram | Eventbrite

12. Pinto Thai Chelsea

Basil ground chicken from Pinto Thai Chelsea - Birmingham Thai restaurants
This basil ground chicken looks amazing. Photo via Pinto Thai Chelsea on Facebook

Pinto Thai Chelsea is a Birmingham Thai restaurant with delicious dishes like coconut soup and basil ground chicken with fried egg. Patrons also rave about their sushi, so try out a roll with your order.

  • Location: 16712 US-280, Chelsea, AL 35043 
  • Hours: Monday 4:30-9:30PM; Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-9:30PM
  • Website | Facebook

13. UMAMI is a Birmingham Thai restaurant coming to Lakeview soon

Lakeview street view
UMAMI, a new sushi and Thai restaurant, is coming to Lakeview. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

We’ve got a lot to look forward to in 2021, but one of the things I’m most excited about is all the new restaurants coming to Birmingham. I loved visiting Babalu in Lakeview, but I’m excited to check out UMAMI, a new restaurant from the owners of Nori Thai and Shiki. This sounds like a dream duo and I can’t wait for it to open.

  • Opening: March 2021
  • Location: 2808 7th Ave S, #117, Birmingham, AL 35233

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