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MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Thai House
Cornelius, Pineville, University, Cotswold Village (coming soon)

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This Charlotte favorite with multiple area locations offers daily menu specials and specialties including duck panang and deep-fried pla radprig (whole fish).

How to order: Order for pickup by calling each location, or order online for Pineville and for Lake Norman.

Thai Taste
Dilworth, University, Matthews

A favorite among Charlotteans, many flock to Thai Taste for pad Thai, tom yum soup and a variety of popular curry dishes with choose-your-own spice levels. Another favorite is the beef salad with vegetables and cilantro and Thai dressing.

How to order: Call 704.332.0001 for takeout orders.

Basil Thai
Uptown, Ballantyne

Specialties include basil duck, crispy red curry duck, and three flavored fish: deep fried whole fish, topped with a three-flavor sauce, which consists of sweet, sour, and spicy. 

How to order: Call your nearest location for takeout. Or, opt for delivery via DoorDash or Grubhub.

Co
Montford Park, Waverly

While diners have plenty of options spanning Asian specialties, favorites include drunken Thai noodles with chili nam pla and Thai basil and Thai green curry with lemongrass and coconut milk.

How to order: Order online for takeout, or check availability for Postmates, Doordash or Grubhub delivery.

UPTOWN, DILWORTH & SOUTH END

Rai Lay

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Your takeout order should include their Thai sausage or fried beef jerky, and possibly popular entrees including the Northern Thai Koa Soy or Thailand’s most popular street dish, spicy basil.

How to order: Order online for takeout. Deliver options include Postmates, Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub.

Thai Thai

This takeout-only spot in Dilworth offers curries and house specialties served with steamed jasmine rice from Thailand. Try the pud see ew: Pan-fried wide rice noodles with broccoli, egg, and soy sauce.

How to order: Call 704.347.8886 for takeout, or see delivery options on Grubhub.

Zen Fusion

At the corner of East and Kenilworth, Zen Fusion offers Asian specialities served alongside Spanish favorites. Try the Thai Shrimp Hot and Sour Soup, Thai Basil, Thai Red or Green Curry, and Pad Thai.

How to order: Call 704.358.9688 for takeout or check availability for delivery on DoorDash.

NODA & PLAZA MIDWOOD

Deejai Noodle Bar

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In NoDa, order ahead to enjoy classics like Pad thai or thai curries. Other favorites include Spicy Thai Pork Belly Taco and Boat noodles: Thai beef noodles soup with thin rice noodles, sliced beef, meat balls, bean sprouts, pork rinds, and herbs.

How to order: Call or order online for pickup. For delivery, check availability on Postmates and Grubhub.

SOUTHPARK/MYERS PARK

Thai Orchid

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Specialties include Gai Yang: Half grilled and sliced chicken marinated in Thai BBQ sauce, a unique blend of spices and herbs, as well as Thai Orchid poh tak: a seafood combination of shrimp, scallops, squid and mussels. Cooked with Thai herbs, and roasted chili paste, mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet basil and red onions served in a hotpot.

How to order: Call 704.364.1134 or order online for takeout. For delivery, check availability on DoorDash and Postmates.

Hibiscus

Near Park Road Shopping Center, try the Thai Crispy Duck Salad, soups and Basil Kai Dao at Hibiscus.

How to order: Call 980.256.4380 or check for delivery options on Postmates.

Deejai Thai

Favorites include larb, Thai beef jerky, and spicy lemongrass.

Another to try is the Mounatin Beef specialty: this dish originated from a northern tribe in Thailand. Marinated tender beef stir-fried with Thai style gravy sauce, with broccoli and carrots

How to order: For takeout, order online. For delivery, order via Postmates.

SOUTH CHARLOTTE

Thai First

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In Ballantyne, try the Ginger Fish and Shrimp, Curry Duck (chef’s signature dish) and the basil duck.

How to order: Call 704.541.9099 to place your takeout order. Delivery options include DoorDash, Postmates and Grubhub.

Viet Thai Noodle House

Thai curries and favorite noodle dishes including lard bar pan-fried rice noodles, pad kee mow sautéed rice noodles. Shrimp and eggplant entree with sautéed chili pepper and basil.

How to order: Call 704.544.1704 for takeout orders. Check DoorDash and Grubhub for delivery options.

Bahn Thai

Specialities at Bahn Thai include noodle dishes like Pud Thai, Pud See-ew and Pud Kee Mow, along with spicy basil fried rice and crispy duck with tamarind sauce.

How to order: Call 980.335.2313 for takeout orders. For delivery, check availability on Postmates.

Spice Asian Kitchen

In Kingsley, find a variety of Asian dishes including the Thai Kaw Pow, with sliced chicken breast, stir fried with a medley of seasonal vegetables and Thai basil, in a bold peppery sauce.

How to order: Call 803.548.6868 for takeout orders. View delivery options on Grubhub and DoorDash.

Wild East Pan-Asian Bistro

Start with an order of Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, then try the basil trio with stir fry vegetables and your choice of protein in a spicy Thai chili paste. Another favorite is the Bangkok Lover: Lightly fried shrimp and scallop with peppers, onion, fresh basil and cilantro in Thai chili sauce.

How to order: Start your takeout order by calling 704.341.2228. For delivery, browse DoorDash and Grubhub.

Chi Thai

Inside the Haris Teeter at the Arboretum, order a variety of Thai rice noodle dishes including Pad Thai, Pad See Yew and Pad Lad Nah.

How to order: View delivery options on Postmates or Grubhub.

Ahkahana, Fort Mill

In Fort Mill, try multiple Thai soups, Bangkok salmon, spicy basil, pad thai and more.

How to order: Call 803.548.0036 for takeout. Browse Grubhub for delivery options.

LAKE NORMAN

Thai Emerald

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This Huntersville family business offers house specialties including the Thai trio with chicken, beef and shrimp and veggies served on top of a crispy egg noodle basket. Other favorites include the royal chicken with a dark brown sauce and Bangkok chicken with dried chili peppers.

How to order: Call 704.896.7484 for takeout orders.

Sabi Asian Bistro

In Davidson, Sabi Asian Bistro offers spicy Thai red curry, basil Thai and sweet and spicy Thai mango chicken. You also won’t want to miss out on their lunch specials.

How to order: For takeout orders, call 704.895.5707. Delivery options include DoorDash and Postmates.

Phoenix Restaurant

Mooresville’s Phoenix Restaurant offers a Thai Noodle Salad, Ped Pik Paow, basil duck and more.

How to order: Call 704.929.2424 to place an order for takeout.

& BEYOND

Bonzai Thai Cuisine
4847 Shopton Rd.

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Favorites include the papaya salad, Thai shrimp salad and Thai noodle dishes including the Pad Woon Sen with Clear bean thread noodles, sautéed with eggs, broccoli, celery, carrots, onions, scallions, cabbage, and bean sprouts.

How to order: Call 980.207.4484 for carryout orders. View delivery options on Grubhub and Postmates.

Aroy Thai
5301 E. Independence Blvd.

Start your order off with Tom yum or Tom kha Kai soups, then choose from Options including Pad See Ew, Drunken Noodles, Green Curry and Pineapple Fried Rice.

How to order: For pickup, order online.