While there aren’t many places in Pittsburgh to get Thai food, there are a few gems out there. Fans of the spicy, curry-laced dishes can find a cure for their cravings at a few choice spots around town. When KDKA staffers get hungry for coconut milk, lemongrass and vegetable-laden creations, they turn to these restaurants.
Nicky’s Thai Kitchen
856 Western Ave.; North Side
Fans of Nicky’s Thai Kitchen love the atmosphere and the authentic, traditional Thai food. One KDKA staffer says Nicky’s serves, “The real deal.” This restaurant offers both lunch and dinner, as well as sit-down and take-out items. Patrons are also free to bring their own alcohol to dinner, and there is no corkage fee.
242 S. Highland Ave.; Shadyside
Located in Pittsburgh’s trendy Shadyside neighborhood, Typhoon has plenty of options to satisfy your craving for Thai cuisine. Their menu has something for everyone, including steak, chicken seafood, vegetable dishes and appetizers. One KDKA staff member says, Great food, plus, you’ve gotta love the name!”
5528 Walnut Street; Shadyside
1034 Freeport Road; Fox Chapel
12009 Perry Highway; Wexford
Thai Place has three extensive menus to choose from: a lunch menu, a dinner menu and a takeout menu. Patrons love their lunch specials; they come with a choice of soup or salad. Restaurant goers can tailor their meal to their own tastes by choosing the level of heat they want in their dish on a scale of 1 to 10. One KDKA staffer says, “My brother love to meet up here for lunch. The staff is friendly and the service is speedy. Haven’t had a bad meal yet.”
Thai Me Up
1925 E. Carson Street; South Side
If you’re in the mood for some spicy food, Thai Me Up is for you. While the dishes have a higher price point than some places, one KDKA staffer says, “Your entree will feed you for days.” Patrons love the Crab Rangoon and pad Thai.
5321 Butler Street; Lawrenceville
This restaurant offers great Thai food with a beautiful garden atmosphere. Fans rave about the beautiful patio for outdoor dining. Hanging plants create a beautiful, secluded atmosphere — perfect for a dinner date. One KDKA staffer says, “The food is great, the outdoor dining is super and the service is excellent!”