Best Thai Food in Hoboken and Jersey City
Although cities such as Hoboken and Jersey City are primarily associated with Italian-Americans, New Jersey is one of the most ethnically diverse places in the United States. That fact is reflected in the state’s wide array of popular restaurants and cuisines, one of them being Thai food. If you’re a business traveler or you recently relocated, dining out is a great way to unwind, give yourself a break from cooking and challenge the monotony that frequent travel sometimes brings.
When you’re in the mood for some comforting Pad Thai or spicy red curry, here are five of the best casual Thai restaurants Jersey City and Hoboken have to offer.
1. T Thai in Hoboken
It’s hard to go wrong with T Thai, a small, affordable spot in Hoboken, NJ serving curries, noodles, and meat and rice dishes just two blocks from the Hudson River. Diners praise how much value and quality you get for the price, and are surprised that this inconspicuous restaurant serves up some of the best Thai food in Hoboken. The restaurant is also BYOB.
Try T Thai’s popular Green Curry entrée with eggplant, bamboo shoots, long beans and sweet pepper.
102 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
2. NoodleFan in Jersey City
If noodles are your thing, head to NoodleFan, a Jersey City Thai restaurant specializing in noodle dishes. The restaurant’s Bangkok-raised owner and executive chef, known as “Chef Oudy,” has over 25 years of Thai culinary experience and has cooked for the Royal Family of Thailand during their visits to the US. You’ll find wok noodle dishes and noodle soups, as well as curries, salads, fried rice and fish dishes. There are two NoodleFan locations in Jersey City.
2814 JFK Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
514 Central Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
3. Bangkok City Thai in Hoboken
Bangkok City Thai prides itself on creating some of the best Thai food in the neighborhood and delivering it with superior service. The menu is full of appetizers, soups, salads, meat and seafood dishes, authentic Thai beverages and a wealth of vegetarian options. Regulars in the Hoboken area love the restaurant’s pick-up only lunch specials, like Pad Thai, yellow curry or fried rice, which are each just $7.95.
335 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
4. Sawadee Thai Cuisine in Jersey City
Since 1983, Sawadee in Jersey City has crafted Thai food designed to stimulate the five tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Dishes range from the traditional, like Holy Basil Fried Rice, to the more adventurous, like Tamarind Duck. They even serve vegetable dishes with faux meat, like Vegetarian Duck Basil. The atmosphere is cozy yet upscale-feeling, each table adorned with a fresh orchid.
137 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
5. Sri Thai in Hoboken
Hoboken residents love Sri Thai for its classic, authentic dishes, outdoor seating and BYOB policy. They’re best known for their Pad Thai, which many online reviewers say is the best Pad Thai in New Jersey. Other favorites include Kai Gra Paw (sautéed sliced chicken with basil and chili) and Ga-ree Puff (curry puffs, or deep-fried pastries filled with ground chicken and potatoes). The restaurant is small and cozy, offering a casual Thai experience.
234 Bloomfield Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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