5 best Thai restaurants in Charlotte – and sexy Pad Thai photos

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This article was originally published on February 9, 2017.

Obsessed with Thai food? Here are top five Thai restaurants in Charlotte and two honorable mentions.

Thai Taste

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Your server will ask you for your spice level (1-5), answer correctly.


Hibiscus

  • Neighborhood: Montford Park
  • Vibe: Located at ParkTowne Village (aka restaurant graveyard). There is a decent bar inside and solid booth seating in the back.
  • Backstory: Same family as Thai Taste.
  • Agenda Pro Tip: If you need a drink, Hibiscus has tastier craft cocktails that you’d think and they’re $8 on Tuesdays.
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Lunch special comes with edamame at Hibiscus.


Basil Thai

  • Neighborhood: Uptown
  • Vibe: Upbeat and busy.
  • Agenda Pro Tip: Your entire group needs to be there in order to grab a table.
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Pad Thai comes with chicken and shrimp


Rai Lay Thai

  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Vibe: Laid back.
  • Agenda Pro Tip: Favorite Thai spot of foodies.
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Rice noodles, bean sprouts, eggs & cilantro, served with peanuts – $12 at lunch with chicken and/or shrimp.


Monsoon Thai

  • Neighborhood: Sedgefield
  • Vibe: Located in a strip mall, it’s old school inside.
  • Agenda Pro Tip: Ask for the sauces.
  • Drink Specials: $2.50 beers on Wednesdays and $15 bottles of wine on Tuesdays.
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$8.95 Pad Thai lunch special – includes soup and spring roll


Honorable mentions

Deejai Thai in Myers Park.

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Thai Thai Takeout in Dilworth

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