Thai night? Try these local spots!

By: Katie Goncalves | October 17, 2022

Most of us have a hidden gem Thai food place that’s the best in your area. You know the one: they make your order just the way you like it every time, they have the best sauce you’ve ever had, and it’s comfort food on a plate. I believe the best part about knowing a hidden gem is telling everyone about it, especially when it comes to Thai food. These are the best spots for Thai food in and around Detroit.


Bangkok 96 

2450 South Telegraph, Dearborn

Genevieve Vang’s love of Thai food began when her family moved to Thailand. She opened Bangkok 96 in 1996 and has been thriving ever since, being voted as one of the top Thai restaurants in the area. You can also check out the stall at Detroit Shipping Company, Bangkok 96 Street Food, which offers handheld options and bowls.

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Bangkok Sala Cafe

27903 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills 

Bangkok Sala Cafe has been a family-owned and operated staple in the area since 2000. Their food is fresh and authentic and they offer a wide variety of options on their menu. 

Lue Thai Cafe

22215 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

While the menu options seem familiar at Lue Thai Cafe, there is something unique that sets them apart from the others. This spot offers gluten-free, vegan, and Halal options for those with dietary needs as well as Americanized choices for kids.

New Bangkok Cuisine 

250 North Center Street, Northville 

The chef at New Bangkok Cuisine has over 20 years of experience making Thai food. Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers’ markets when possible. You’ll especially want to try anything from the Chef’s Special column on their menu. 

Pi’s Thai Cuisine

24940 John R. Road, Hazel Park 

Pi’s Thai Cuisine has been around since 1986 and there’s a good reason why: the food is simple and delicious. Be prepared, it’s hard to get through to order on the phone because it’s so popular, they only take cash, and their food is on the spicier side. 


736 South Washington Avenue, Royal Oak 

Primarily a take-out and delivery restaurant, SHINthai is a hotspot for consistently great Thai food. Ordering is simple: choose an entree from their list of almost two dozen options, pick lunch or dinner size, select a protein, and finally a spice level ranging from no spice to x-hot. 


2520 Michigan Avenue, Detroit

If you’re looking for a Thai spot with an incredible atmosphere, Takoi is a must-try. They offer traditional Thai dishes alongside some fusion plates including their famous fried chicken sandwich. 

Thai Street Kitchen 

42805 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills

Chef Ann is committed to fusing Michigan and Vietnamese flavors together at Thai Street Kitchen. The meats are all organic, antibiotic and cage-free chicken and eggs, and no MSG. Most dishes here can be prepared vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.