Where to Eat the Best Thai Food in Bugis
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Where to Eat the Best Thai Food in Bugis

Singapore’s large Muslim community has led to the rise of halal-certified Thai restaurants serving dishes that adhere to Islamic dietary laws. This means anyone with a craving for this cuisine can have it practically anywhere in the Lion City.

From aromatic curries to fiery stir-fries and indulgent desserts, Bugis is a Thai food lover’s paradise waiting to be explored. Let’s see what this bustling community has to offer your palate!

Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Address: 9 Tan Quee Lan St, Singapore 188098 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6562386833

Hours: Daily, 11 AM–2.30 PM and 6–10 PM

Price: $$


Sawadee Thai Cuisine, a recipient of the SELECT Signature award from the Royal Thai Government, offers authentic Thai cuisine. With a recent upgrade to its interior and branding, it now caters to a more mid-end clientele. 

Portions are suitable for sharing here, and the flavours are exquisite. The menu includes rare Thai dishes like the ‘Mieng Kham’ betel leaf wrap, a traditional street food featuring betel leaves wrapped with a savoury mix of condiments.

Pro-tip: The restaurant also offers a special vegetarian menu with a wide variety of options. The meatless Thai red curry is especially yummy! 

Aroy-Dee Thai Kitchen

Address: 127 Bencoolen St, Singapore 189637 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563368812

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM – 6 AM

Price: $$


The must-try dishes at Aroy-Dee include the phat thai (stir-fried rice noodles) and pineapple fried rice. Despite their simple presentation, these dishes shine with flavourful ingredients. 

The pineapple fried rice, with pork floss and plentiful prawns, has a subtle sweetness. Meanwhile, the phat Thai offers a perfect complementing flavour.

The tom yum (spicy and sour) soup also delivers a satisfyingly sour and spicy kick, while the kang kong (water spinach) boasts a delightful chilli-infused tang.

Pro-tip: It’s open until 6 in the morning if you like your breakfast hearty and spicy!

Jai Thai

Address: 27 Purvis St, #01-01 Ann Chuan Building, Singapore 188604 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563366908

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–3 PM and 6–9 PM

Price: $$


Jai Thai offers an extensive menu spanning appetisers, curry, tom yum, seafood, beef, chicken, vegetable, rice, and noodle dishes. Each category offers ample choices for every palate.

We recommend the beef tang hoon (glass noodles) and prawn pancake. The tang Hoon is bursting with flavour, and the beef slices are tender, while the prawn pancake is perfectly fried, moist inside, and crispy outside.

Pro-tip: Prices at Jai Thai are generally budget-friendly, ranging from S$5 to S$8 for most small portions, though steamed fish may be priced slightly higher.

Zenso and Thai Mookata

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Address: 91, #01-16 Bencoolen St, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6568849660

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 AM – 10.30 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 11 AM – 10 PM

Price: $


Located in Sunshine Plaza, Zenso and Thai Mookata (Thai BBQ grill) looks to be a hit among students who go to school nearby. 

Our order included green curry beef, mee goreng chicken, Thai tea, and steamed rice with the bill hardly making a dent in our wallet. The standout dish was the green curry with its satisfactory richness. 

The restaurant caters well to solo diners or groups, whether dining individually or sharing dishes à la carte.

Pro-tip: Most dishes are customisable for vegetarian options!

Thai Gold Food

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Address: 91 Bencoolen St, #01-14/22 Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6568831575

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM – 9.30 PM

Price: $$


With an all-Thai staff, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal! We proved this as we had authentic Thai cuisine in the heart of Bencoolen at Thai Gold Food.

We started with crispy rolls that were bursting with flavour. There was also a perfect balance of spice and tanginess in the tom yum soup. 

Meanwhile, its pad Thai featured silky noodles and tasty tofu, while the Thai green curry had a creamy and fragrant tanginess. 

Pro-tip: You can request your order to be less spicy if you can’t handle too much heat.

The Original Boat Noodle

Address: 200 Victoria St, #02-46 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6566650246

Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sundays, 11.30 AM–8.30 PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 11.30 AM – 9 PM

Price: $$


Halal-certified The Original Boat Noodle serves boat noodles in small bowls customisable to suit any appetite. It’s our go-to place when one of us feels snacky and the other has full-on hunger pangs.

We recommend the Pathumthani beef noodles with its rich and slightly sweet broth over rice noodles for a delightful experience. You can smell the delicious aroma of the noodles being cooked which will whet your appetite further.

Pro-tip: The tables are small, perfect for solo dining but can accommodate two people if needed.

Ah Loy Thai

Address: 9 Tan Quee Lan St, #01-04 Bugis, Singapore 188098 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6584886528

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11.30 AM–3 PM and 5–8.45 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 11.30 AM–2.30 PM and 4.15–9.15 PM

Price: $$


Ah Loy Thai’s space is efficiently utilised without feeling overcrowded, even during peak dinner hours. Even better—there’s no service charge or GST at this place!

The standout dish for us was the green curry, which, despite its paler hue, boasted remarkable flavour. The unique combination of chicken and fish balls added a delightful texture, complementing the tasty gravy that paired perfectly with the white rice.

Pro-tip: Arrive early or visit during off-peak hours. Otherwise, expect to wait in line.

Sabai Fine Thai On the Bay

Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #01-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6565353718

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–2 PM and 6–9 PM

Price: $$


Sabai Fine Thai offers delicious Thai cuisine with a stunning panoramic view of Singapore’s city skyline and Marina Bay Sands

While the prices are higher due to its prime location, it’s a great spot for special occasions, especially if you’re craving authentic Thai flavours.

Our favourites include the tangy, sweet, and spicy pomelo salad with roasted coconut and peanuts. And don’t forget to try excellent red curry with perfectly cooked prawns and bright citrusy notes from the kaffir lime.

Pro-tip: A separate vegetarian menu is available with a wide selection of appetisers (we love the fried sweet corn cakes!), mains, soups, and desserts.

Koh Nangkam

Address: Jln Kledek, 4 & 6, Singapore 199261 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563922172

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 AM–9 PM; Fridays, 11 AM–1 PM and 2–9 PM; Saturdays, noon–11 PM; Sundays, 11.30 AM–9 PM

Price: $$


Koh Nangkam has been serving halal-certified Thai cuisine since 2007. It specialises in dishes from the Patthalung province.

Our family enjoys its best-selling steamed sea bass. The dish boasts rich flavours from simple and fresh ingredients like ginger and herbs, and it’s our treat and break from weekly processed fare.

If it’s a hot day out, the staff will likely recommend the refreshing coconut nectar drink which is like coconut water, but with a surprisingly rich aroma.

Pro-tip: Ask to be seated on the second floor if you’re in a bigger group of diners.

YhingThai Palace

Address: 36 Purvis St, #01-04, Singapore 188613 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563371161

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–2 PM and 6–10 PM

Price: $$$


For a Michelin-rated Thai dining experience in an elegant setting, YhingThai Palace is a top choice. Recipient of the Michelin Bib Gourmand for six consecutive years, it offers unique dishes like spicy mixed seafood mousse and steamed grouper. 

The menu also offers familiar favourites like Thai papaya salad, lemongrass fried chicken, Thai green curry, tom yum soup, pineapple rice with prawns & pork floss, and pad Thai.

Pro-tip: End things on a sweet note; the tapioca dessert with creamy coconut milk is quite good!

Pratunam PLUS

Address: 201 Victoria St, #04-09 Bugis+, Singapore 188067 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6565094790

Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sundays, 11.30 AM–9 PM; Friday to Saturday, 11.30 AM–9.30 PM

Price: $


Pratunam PLUS appeals to a younger, trendier crowd with its vibrant interior decor. It promises authentic Thai street food at budget-friendly prices starting from $6.90 for mains and $1.20 for skewers. 

The restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu from classic rice and noodle dishes to Thai-style grilled skewers and bubble teas. Highlights include the seafood-rich tom yum soup and the delectable prawn omelette fried rice.

Pro-tip: Pratunam PLUS offers beer priced at just S$5 every day, all day.