Restaurant Awards 2024: Best Thai Restaurants in Vancouver

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The Best Thai Restaurants in Vancouver 2024

Gold: Maenam

Chef Angus An has created a mini-empire of restaurants throughout the Lower Mainland (Longtail Kitchen, Fat Mao Noodles, Mekong) but his original,Maenam, never suffers for it. Maenam handily takes home gold again this year for bold dishes like sablefish curry with makrut lime and salty dried shrimp, or a gorgeous “snack” of miang-stuffed mussel wrapped in a betel leaf and topped with peanut and toasted coconut. Chef An is “eloquently and artfully balancing complex and layered flavours,” noted one judge.

1938 W 4th Ave.


Silver: Song by Kin Kao

In silver, Song by Kin Kao is “firing on all cylinders, really at its apex,” said another judge. “A place to recommend to anyone.” The fan-favourite pomelo salad is a fresh start to the meal, while the hearty duck confit curry sees a marinated, 18-hour-sous-vide, deep-fried Two Rivers Meats duck leg served on a rich red curry with Thai eggplants and potatoes.

317 E Broadway

Song by Kin Kao.

Bronze: Baan Lao

Richmond’s Baan Lao nabs bronze for flawless service and outstanding execution of high-end Thai dishes like pu pat phong kari, a yellow curried Alaskan king crab in a delicately crispy pastry.

4100 Bayview St., Richmond

Baan Lao

Honourable Mentions: Longtail Kitchen and Zab Bite

Longtail Kitchen’s elevated approach to counter-served fare and Zab Bite’s dedication to North-style Thai cuisine each win honourable mentions in this category.

Longtail Kitchen, 116–810 Quayside Dr., New West,
Zab Bite, 4197 Fraser St.,

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.