Maybe you can’t squeeze in a trip to Thailand but with these Thai restaurants, you can satisfy those cravings with some delicious Thai food right here in Hong Kong!
Thai food offers a unique combination of ingredients, fresh herbs and spices not found in other cuisines. With a range of distinct flavours, a balance of sweet, sour, spicy and salty, the whole family is sure to find a dish to suit their palate. Most kids will love a Khao Pad (fried rice) or Pad See Ew or Pad Thai noodles – all typically served with a protein of choice and vegetables (yay!). For the more adventurous eaters, a Tom Kha Gai (coconut milk soup) or a Massaman Curry (a no-go for those with a nut allergy though!) are both hearty and delicious. Of course, the sweet and creamy dessert of Mango Sticky Rice cannot be missed!
Here’s a guide to the best Thai restaurants in Hong Kong that are child-friendly. Whether that be they are easily accessed with a stroller, have convenient parking nearby, have high chairs or perhaps are located close to some of the fabulous family-friendly attractions Hong Kong has to offer, gather up the troops and grab a small piece of the Land of Smiles this weekend.
Sip Song — Beachside Thai restaurant in Repulse Bay
Ideally located overlooking Repulse Bay beach, Sip Song is a pet and kid-friendly Thai restaurant in a colourful, botanical setting that has you believing you are sitting by a beach in Koh Samui. The ‘Don’t Tell Mom’ Roti Pancake, with BBQ pork neck, chilli jam, fresh herbs, and crispy shallots is worth the trip to the Southside!
Orange Elephant Thai Restaurant — Authentic Thai food in Kowloon City
After exploring Kowloon Walled City Park, wander into ‘Little Thailand’ and discover the spacious Orange Elephant Thai Restaurant. Each day they offer different menu items for $1! Who can pass up deep-fried prawn cake or yellow chicken curry for only $1! They also have two other locations in North Point and Tai Kok Tsui.
Orange Elephant Thai Restaurant, 31-33 Kai Tak Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2718 1088
Mak Mak — Tasty Thai food in Central
Trying to have the kids eat more vegetables? Mak Mak is the place to go! With an extensive range of vegetarian and sometimes vegan dishes and no artificial additives, the vegetables, herbs and spices shine in all the dishes. Located in Landmark, you can’t miss the retro Thai shophouse storefront.
CoCoNuts Thai Bar & Grill — Deep Water Bay Thai Restaurant
Watching the sunset and indulging in some delicious asado-style grilled Thai food after a day spent at the beach with the family sounds idyllic. Located right at Deep Water Bay beach with convenient parking, the menu also caters to kids with an aversion to Thai food with Margherita pizza and ice cream scoops on offer.
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Baan Rao — Female-owned Thai restaurant in Mui Wo
This Thai restaurant offers gender-neutral toilets, stroller-friendly access and free Wifi. The delightful staff will happily recommend dishes (including tailoring to vegetarian options) and they will even try to convince your kids to draw so their artwork can be displayed in the restaurant!
Koh Tomyums — The go-to Thai restaurant in Discovery Bay
After building sandcastles, chasing waves and having a playground adventure in Discovery Bay, grab a young fresh coconut and a table on the terrace overlooking Tai Pak Beach. This casual Thai restaurant is great for kids serving snacks like fish cakes, spring rolls and satay sticks.
Koh Tomyums, 1/F, Shop 105B, D’Deck, 8-12 Plaza Lane, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, 2987 0767,
Ruam — Thailand vibes in the heart of Wan Chai
Ruam’s lush, tropical garden terrace is located above Wan Chai’s Ship Street and offers all the Thai market favourites. Ruam means ‘gather’ in Thai and gather you shall, for the ‘Feed Me’ family-style sharing menu with signature snacks, salads and main dishes.
Golden Thai Food — Easily accessible Tseung Kwan O Thai restaurant
Stroller-friendly with banquette seating and high chairs at the ready, this TKO restaurant is just a 10-minute walk from Po Hong Park and its multitude of playgrounds. The banquet menu for two and the lunch specials are amazing value for money.
Golden Thai Food, Metro City Plaza, Shop 2016, 8 Yan King Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2744 4518
Kok Kok — Order the Boat Noodles at this Kam Tin Thai restaurant
If you are venturing to Hong Kong Wetland Park or Kam Tin Country Club for strawberry picking with the kids, be sure to drop by Kok Kok. Its Thai Boat Noodles have been voted some of the best in Hong Kong. If the menu looks familiar, the owner is the grandson of the family who used to run the iconic Chaophraya in Kowloon City.
Kok Kok, 90 Shing Mun San Tsuen, Kam Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 9889 8579
Camp Krapao — Quick and easy Thai food in Central
“Mummy, I’m hungry”. Looking for a quick bite in Central, head over to Basehall at Jardine House and you will find Camp Krapao ready to fill those hunger pangs. Serving all the Thai classics and with a combo set that includes a main, a side (hello mango sticky rice!) and a drink, you cannot go wrong here.
Camp Krapao, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, www.campkrapao.com
Amporn Thai Food — Unassuming stall in the Kowloon City cooked food centre
Are the kids up for something a little different? Wander into Kowloon City’s cooked food centre and discover Amporn Thai Food on the third floor. Known for some of the most authentic flavours (and affordable!), grab a table and order your favourite dishes while indulging in some people-watching.
Amporn Thai Food, Shop 9, 3/F, Kowloon City Market and Cooked Food Centre, 48 Hau Wong Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2383 1700
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Bamboo Thai — Modern Thai restaurant in Tuen Mun
Boasting three locations in Hong Kong, the Tuen Mun restaurant is conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from Tuen Mun Park and Reptile House. Kids will delight in creating their own smoothie from a range of fruit and base flavours while devouring some Thai fried rice.
Mint & Basil — Family-friendly Thai restaurant in Tung Chung
Hailed as a Pan Asian restaurant, the menu here is dominated by Thai dishes (with some Indian curries and Vietnamese pho thrown in!). The spacious outdoor beer garden is a welcome option for families with strollers and high chairs are available. They also have a second location in Sai Wan Ho.
Thai Dao — Spacious Thai restaurant in Sai Kung with sea views
With spacious outdoor seating right on Sha Ha Beach, the kids can run wild building sandcastles on the beach while the rest of the family enjoys the sea breeze and dreams of Thai beach holidays. The dishes are a little more than what you’d normally pay for Thai food, but certainly do satisfy. The Signature Shrimp and Pork Spring Rolls and Deep Fried Barramundi with Chili Lime Sauce are firm favourites with regulars.
Thai Dao, 9 Sha Ha Village, Tai Mong Tsoi Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2792 6189
Cambo — Convenient Thai food in Tsim Sha Tsui
Originally located in Kowloon City (so you know it is authentic!), Cambo can now be found in The ONE shopping mall opposite Kowloon Park and is easily accessible via MTR. The soft-shell crab in green curry is served with a hunk of baguette, ensuring you can scrape every last mouthful of the delicious sauce!
Cambo, Shop L403, 4/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2718 6022
Dockyard — Harbourview Thai eats in Hung Hom
While not strictly a Thai restaurant, Dockyard offers unbeatable harbour views that will keep the kids entertained spotting junks and ferries while adults sit back in the open, airy industrial space. Picky eaters are well catered for with prawn cakes, grilled satay sticks, pineapple fried rice and fried noodles.