11 Authentic Thai Places in Manila for Affordable Meals as Low as ₱80!


Eat all the pad thai you want!

Thai cuisine is a sure favorite for many of us. With dishes like pad thai, chicken pandan, tom yum goong, and more, who can resist eating it all? No need to worry about your budget anymore, because we’ve prepared a list of the affordable Thai spots that serve meals as low as Php 80 and not more than Php 300!

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Make sure to save these restaurants on your ‘MUST-TRY’ list on the Booky app to never miss any bit of Thai goodness!

Basil – various branches

Basil serves authentic Thai cuisine in a garden-inspired restaurant guided by Tom McGue and Chef Al Brown. Must try dishes include their Pad Thai, Chicken Green Curry, and Tom Yum soup.

What to order: Thai Bagoong Rice – Khao Kluk Gapi (Php 298), Thai Papaya Salad (Php 255), Grilled Pork Ribs with Honey (Php 295)

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Just Thai – Alabang

Just Thai is a homey restaurant offering authentic Thai classics. All of Just Thai’s recipes were crafted with the expertise of a professional Thai chef. Their spices are imported from Thailand, too.

What to order: Som Tam (Php 220), Crispy Pork Noodle Soup (Php 220), Chicken Noodle Soup (Php 220),

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Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 808-4058

Pink Panda Manila – Poblacion

Pink Panda is a concept diner serving Southeast Asian cuisine with a modern twist. They opened in 2014 and is owned by celebrity chef and restaurateur,Erwan Heussaff.

What to order: Chicken and Dumpling Noodle Soup (Php 240), Laksa (Php 245)

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G/F Y2 Residence Hotel, 4687 Santiago St cor B Valdez, Poblacion, Makati
(0927) 728-8753

Sak Yant – Malate

Sak Yant is an underrated Thai spot that serves affordable dishes in huge portions.

What to order: Pad Thai (Php 125), Beef Satay (Php 125)

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Gourmet Garage, 1013 Estrada St, Malate, Manila

Songkran – BF Homes

Songkran is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that serves bang for your buck dishes. This is a favorite spot for those looking for a quick Thai food fix in between office hours. 

What to order: Pak Boong Fai Daeng (Php 135) Bagoong Rice (Php 185), Pad Thai (Php 205)

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249 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 403-4073

Crying Tiger Street Kitchen – Guanzon

Crying Tiger is owned by the same geniuses behind street Mexican restaurant El Chupacabra and Senor Pollo. This joint is ideal for late night drinks and after office dinners. 

What to order: Khai Nuk Kra Ta (Php 90), Pad Thai (Php 225)

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4986 Guanzon Street, Makati
(02) 894-1769

SOMS Noodle House – Poblacion

SOMS is one of the food pioneers in the now hip Poblacion neighborhood. It serves dishes like curries, Chili Crab, Grilled Chicken, and Thai Milk Tea.

What to order: Everything in their menu under Php 250

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5883 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0915) 260-3640

Erawan – BF Homes

Erawan at BF Homes serves affordable and authentic Thai street food such as pad thai, tom yum, chicken pandan, and more.

What to order: Thai Fried Rice (Php 80), Thai Crispy Pork (Php 120) Pad Thai (Php 200-215)

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J.B. Tan St., Casa California, BF Resort Village, Las Piñas
(02) 517-8024

Isha’s Little Thai Kitchen – Buendia

Isha’s Little Thai Kitchen from the Buendia Food by the Court serves specialty Thai cuisine, with familiar dishes like pad thai, chicken pandan, spring rolls, and more.

What to order: Khao Pad Kung (Php 130), Thai Seafood Noodles (Php 150)

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Buendia Food by the Court, Sen. G. Puyat Ave cor Bautista & Finlandia St, Makati
(0933) 357-4221

Siam Thai – Kapitolyo

Siam Thai BBQ is a new buffet restaurant and sports bar that offers unlimited Thai dishes, hot pot and grilled meats. Buffet prices start at P599 per person, which come with unlimited rice, soup, ice cream and softdrinks. Affordable lunch sets are also served. 

What to order: Chicken Satay (Php 180), Lunch sets with soup and potato salad (Php 190)

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Pioneer Center, 8006 Pioneer St cor United and Brixton St, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(02) 239-2866

Jatujak – various branches

Jatujak is a Thai restaurant named after Chatuchak (or Jatujak) weekend market, the largest market in Bangkok, Thailand.

What to order: Thai Fried Spring Rolls (Php 140-150), Tom Yum (Php 195), Pad Thai (Php 175-210)

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For more options, search for ‘THAI‘ in the Booky app to see the complete list of restaurants. Download Booky now to get up to P500 discount plus a free dessert on our 800 prime partner restaurants!

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