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Cornelius, Pineville, University, Cotswold Village (coming soon)
This Charlotte favorite with multiple area locations offers daily menu specials and specialties including duck panang and deep-fried pla radprig (whole fish).
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.
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.
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.
UPTOWN, DILWORTH & SOUTH END
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
In Ballantyne, try the Ginger Fish and Shrimp, Curry Duck (chef’s signature dish) and the basil duck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bonzai Thai Cuisine
4847 Shopton Rd.
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.
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.