The Six Best Thai Restaurants in St. Louis

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        Pla Song Kruang. | Ian Froeb

Basil Spice Thai Cuisine
(183 South Grand Boulevard; 314-776-1530)

Indeed, pla song kruang might be best described as a salad that just happens to be served atop fried fish. The colorful jumble includes slivers of green apple, red onion and carrot as well as cilantro and whole cashews in a dressing of fresh lime juice spiked with a mild chile heat. (You can crank up that heat, if you like, though I don't think this dish needs it.)

The dressing is exceptionally tart, a smack to the palate, yet the dish as a whole maintains a lovely balance of sweet and sour, sharpness and savor.

-- Ian Froeb

Read the rest of the original post here: #42: Pla Song Kruang at Basil Spice Thai Cuisine

Pearl Café
(8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-831-3701)

This little gem has gained accolades for its "King of Spice" challenge: a series of four dishes, ranked from "Level 25" to "Level 100," each spiked with an increasingly more potent blend of hot chilies (including the fearsome, scorching ghost pepper). With a mouthful of fire, you might want to down a craft beer from the impressive tap list. But beyond spice, this is a terrific restaurant that offers popular dishes and house specialties -- from the straightforward red and green curries to the feisty "Drunken Noodles" to the Thai chili squid -- each expertly prepared and beautifully presented.

Location Info

Fork & Stix

549 Rosedale Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Blue Elephant

7816 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant

Basil Spice

3183 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Pearl Cafe

8416 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Florissant, MO

Category: Restaurant

Thai Pizza Co.

608 Eastgate Ave., University City, MO

Category: Restaurant

Simply Thai

2470 N. Highway 67, Florissant, MO

Category: Restaurant


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16 comments
Vinnie Watts
Vinnie Watts

Basil Spice Thai Cuisine should NOT be on this list. The food tastes like microwave meals.

bbmp6685
bbmp6685

I don't know how you can skip Thai Kitchen in Maryland Heights. Best Pad Thai in St Louis. 

Laynie Alison
Laynie Alison

Kanomtian Tiyawan too bad you aren't here to try these Thai restaurants!

Harrison Elfrink
Harrison Elfrink

Pearl Cafe is the best of them, I'm one of my friends recommended me that place. If you're up for it, try the 100 star spiciness challenge, you get a free t-shirt if you eat all your entree!

Zac Nevill
Zac Nevill

Hello Thai Café on the loop. not a better spot in town

Mandey Jackson
Mandey Jackson

Sen Thai in downtown Saint Louis should definitely be on this last. I've tried many thai restaurants in different cities and Sen thai has been the best!

Jon Wilson
Jon Wilson

Three flavor fish at Pearl Cafe is my friend!

jcarter14
jcarter14

What about Zen Thai? Make the trek to Crestwood! The drunken noodles are great!

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