The top 3 from Avenue Calgary's 2014 Best Restaurant Awards.
Kaffir lime. Lemongrass. Fish sauce. Garlic. Chilies. Coconut. Galangal. The confluence of these straightforward ingredients creates complex flavours that are part of every perfect Thai dish. From an equally uncomplicated restaurant comes the best Thai food for the second year in a row. Red curry with eggplant, Tom Yum and stir-fried bamboo shoots showcase the rich, uncompromising flavours of the region, without weighing down your palette.
1808 19 St. N.E., 403-464-8558, whiteelephantcuisinecalgary.com
One of the city’s newest Thai restaurants has become the centrepoint for adventurous 17th Avenue carousers, often attracting dessert lovers with its sticky rice mango dessert.
1314 17 Ave. S.W., 587-353-2668, khaosanthaikitchen.ca
3. Thai Sa-on
A cozy space just outside of the downtown core, Thai Sa-on has been serving satay, curried fish and other favourites for more than 10 years and has a stellar wine list to boot.
351 10 Ave. S.W., 403-264-3526, thai-sa-on.com