From curries, noodles, spring rolls, fried rice, and fresh veggies, Thai Food is a wide variety of fresh, colorful ingredients that create a delicious medley of flavors on your plate. In Thailand, eating alone is bad luck, and part of why these dishes are best-served family style (sharing plates). The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Thep Lela (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Thai Food picks see below.
Our 2023 Dining category sponsor is Rodney Strong.
Because there are so many great ones, we’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, and Northern Marin.
This downtown favorite serves up more than just popular dishes like pad Thai and vegetarian Siamese rolls, the menu runs deeper into regional Thai flavors with offerings like a fermented tea leaf salad and soft shell crab curry.
47 Caledonia St, Sausalito, 415.729.9395
Did you know you can get the famous Comforts Chinese chicken salad in Sausalito? You can at this home-style family-run restaurant that’s been in town for over 20 years. Aside from that it features California-inspired favorites like lettuce cups stuffed with chicken and almonds, soft spring rolls and an assortment of perfectly balanced curries and noodle dishes.
3001 Bridgeway, 415.331.0390
From the owners of My Thai in Mill Valley, San Rafael and Fairfax comes Sausalito’s own Thai spot. The nautical-themed restaurant offers Bangkok street favorites like sriracha wings, pad thai and barbecued meats.
1001 Bridgeway b1, Sausalito, 415.331.8007
Mill Valley, San Rafael, Fairfax
With over 40 years of Thai Food Making experience, My Thai brings the fresh and flavorful tastes of Thailand to Mill Valley, San Rafael, and Fairfax.
721 E Blithedale Ave B, Mill Valley, 415.381.1800
At this tucked away spot in the back of Strawberry Village, the kee mao noodles, pad thai, and fresh rolls stuffed with beets and herbs have a dedicated following as does the extensive bar menu (try the Amazing Mai Tai).
615 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley, 415.383.3444
It’s all here, from curries and Thai barbecue to noodle dishes and the classic tom kha (coconut lemongrass soup). For an indulgent treat, try the fried sweet potato appetizer in their cozy indoor setting or patio by the Corte Madera Creek.
1000 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, 415.925.0599
Known for its mango sticky rice, crispy corn cakes and The Baan Thai salad, new menu items like fresh spring rolls and steamed dumplings and old favorites such as the tom kha soup entice with fresh flavors and just the right amount of sweet heat. The outdoor patio is heated on chilly days and evenings.
726 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.457.9470
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Bay Thai Cuisine is a go-to for authentic Thai lovers. Whether getting take-out or dining in, make sure to bring cash as they don’t take card.
809 4th St, San Rafael, 415.458.8845
Royal Thai focuses on quality, fresh, and delectable food. Using fresh veggies from local markets, their large variety of vegetarian options are popular choices for everyone.
610 3rd St, San Rafael, 415.485.1074
Thai Smile brings a small slice of Thailand to San Rafael with its traditional style of cooking and Thai decor. Call to dine in for lunch, dinner, or take out and bring the tastes of Thailand home.
534 4th St, San Rafael, 415.454.2626
For your curry, noodle, salad, soup, or satay fix, Thailand Novato serves up delicious Thai dishes to satisfy your cravings.
5800 Nave Dr, Novato, 415.883.1899