Oh, lovely Thai food, that beautifully balanced, tantalizing combination of salty, sweet, sour and bitter...ranging from sinus-clearing spicy to delicately flavored. Thai meals are made for group sharing and experimenting with wonderful fresh flavors—plus any leftovers only improve overnight for a next-day snack. Fayetteville is full of authentic Thai restaurants to satisfy even the most seasoned (pun intended) foodie, and we’ve got several to recommend.
Open seven days a week, Sala Thai offers generous portions of every classic Thai dish a person could want. We especially hear raves about their steamed chicken dumplings, but everything we’ve tried at this casual restaurant has been spot on. Sala Thai does a solid carryout business, so if you’re looking for something delicious on the go, call ahead to arrange for a quick pick-up.
1241 W Martin Luther King Boulevard
A Taste of Thai
Serving very happy customers since 2000, A Taste of Thai covers all of the bases with dine in, carryout and catering—and they are happy to accommodate vegan, gluten free and food allergy-related requests. Before heading into the beautiful main dining room and charming little patio, visitors should always check the specials board located just outside the entry. Excellent pad thai and beef salad (yum nur.)
31 E Center Street, Suite 100
Serving both lunch and dinner, Thai Diner boasts an extensive menu of Asian fusion dishes. With options ranging from traditional Thai favorites to some uniquely inspired items created in their own kitchen, diners especially brag about the curry and coconut soup. For those who love Japanese cuisine, Thai Diner features an impressive array of rolls, sushi and sashimi.
514 N College Avenue
Thai E San
This casual dine-in or carryout restaurant is a regular stop for many locals. Thai food lovers especially brag about Thai E San’s curry, noodles and dumplings—and if you’re looking for a warm-up on a chilly day or a way to clear a stuffy nose, try one of their delicious soups. Plenty of vegetarian options are available, and their extensive menu also includes a sampling of Vietnamese cuisine.
2334 N College Avenue
Authentic and fresh, the folks at Thai Wok offer a wonderful range of generously portioned dishes at great prices. Located near the University of Arkansas, this is a favorite and convenient spot for many looking for flavorful sustenance—and delivery is available through DoorDash. If you are all about the spicy burn, look no further than Thai Wok’s hotter-than-Thai-hot…and order your food Hmong hot!
2227 W Martin Luther King Boulevard
Thep Thai Restaurant
Bragged on by scores of return customers, Thep Thai has been feeding lunch and dinner to regulars for years. Located in south Fayetteville, this spot has a comfortable main dining room as well as an outdoor seating area. Expect to receive enough food for a second meal to take home, and if you’re making a stop midday, their reasonably priced dine-in lunch special entrées come with a tasty egg roll and soup.
1525 S School Avenue
Win, lose or Thai…Fayetteville’s got your craving covered!