03/13/2015 05:22 EDT | Updated 05/13/2015 05:59 EDT

Time To Thai One On Edmonton!

With so many tempting Thai restaurants in town, the delicious debate over who's serving up crave-worthy curry or the most phenomenal Pad Thai has been raging on in River City for some time now. When you provide savoury, sweet, spicy and serious sensuality all in one meal, Thai may just be the total culinary package. So ditch doing the dishes tonight, and just say "Phuket, let's do Thai." It's a good day to live free and Thai hard, Edmonton.

Lan's Asian Grill

A true cult favourite amongst YEG Yelpers, Lan's owner Tom and his partner Trudy, truly bring something special to this NAIT neighbourhood resto, and that something special is love. Famed as much for the home made limeade as they are for the Tom Yum soup and green curry dish.

Numchok Wilai

It's easy to get curried away at this yelpy 124th Street hot spot! Check out the daily lunch special -- 12 different menu items like Pa-Nang chicken or beef, with lemongrass soup, veggie spring rolls and rice, all for only $12.95. That is Thai-no-mite my friends!

Thai Orchid

Slurp up the sensations of Siam in this quaint south side spot. From captivating Barbie dolls at the front counter dressed in traditional Thai outfits, to the menu created from family recipes, Thai Orchid is something special. Try out a jay (vegetarian) dish or two, so good even the biggest carnivores love them.

Boualouang Laos & Thai Cuisine

Oh so spicy, but so darn tasty! Boualouang has a reputation for tasty Thai that is hot, hot, hot! If you can't take the heat, you'd better stay out of the kitchen. Well, even if you can take the heat, you probably shouldn't enter the kitchen. Just make sure to save room for their coveted mango ice cream with sticky rice for dessert.


This family run business is based on sharing the wonderful culture that the Mounma family grew up with: one that is centered on incredible food and a strong sense of community. And now with two locations, (Viphalay, near the Stadium, and now downtown), there is twice the spice and the love for this Laos and Thai eatery. Make sure to order the coconut rice with whatever dish you get, Yelpers all agree -- it's en-Thai-cing.

Thai Flavours

Who says there's no Thai in the Wild, Wild West-end? Thai Flavours has brought some serious heat to the suburbs. With daily specials like Massamun and Panang curry for $12.95 all day long, a slew of stir fries, and even a Thai inspired Caesar on the cocktail menu, this place has got it going on!

Syphay Restaurant

From mixing exotic ingredients to create incredible flavours, to combining their first names to come up with the business name, owners Sye and Phay's dynamite establishments are definitely an E-town fave. Go a little crazy and swap your usual rice out for their pineapple fried-rice.

The King & I Thai Cuisine

For over 17 years, Edmontonians have been tickling their taste buds at this Whyte Ave dining room. Serving upscale eats with tantalizing dishes like regional curries in a plethora of colours, and tiger prawns that are so big, jumbo just barely describes them. This place is definitely fit for a King... & I!

This article was compiled by Jennie Marshall, Community Manager for Yelp Edmonton, @yelpedmonton.