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Top10 Best Thai Restaurants in Hobart

While you were drooling over Melbourne’s dining scene, sleepy Hobart became happening Hobart, with a serious foodie scene that’s likely to satisfy whatever tickles your fancy. Hankering for pad Thai between the Salamanca Markets and MONA? This list of the top Thai restaurants in Hobart has you covered.
Elizabeth Fenech - March 2015
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This is Asian fusion cuisine done right and with a view, to boot. The Mai Ake dining room is encased in glass so you can enjoy its stunning location on Murray Street Pier. The kitchen’s red duck curry is one of the best in the business and there’s an impressive wine list, too. Try some mod Asian dishes with a Thai twist, like roasted duck pancakes and squid money bags.
It’s got a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shopfront on Elizabeth Street, but once you give Ivory Cafe a go, you’ll never walk past it again. Sure, the decor’s nothing to write home about, there’s plastic menus and a drinks fridge in the corner, but all your Thai favourites are available and the kitchen is conscious of making its dishes healthy, so you’ll find they’re less oily than other places and easy on the sugar, too.
Here’s a restaurant that uses Tasmanian ingredients, but flavour that is all Thai. Cut through the saucy, sweet mess that plagues most Thai restaurants in Hobart and try something authentic at All Thai. It’s cheap, tasty and will make you re-think what your go-to Thai favourite is supposed to taste like.
This modern Asian restaurant brings the signature flavours of Thailand, Indonesia and India to South Hobart. There’s a fairly extensive menu and the Thai dishes are offered on their own menu, so you know exactly what flavours you’re getting.
One of Hobart’s trendiest little retail nooks, Bank Arcade, is home to Thai Veggie Hut, where you can get a veggo meal that’s guaranteed to be delicious and nutritious. Not only is this is a meat free zone perfect for vegans and the gluten-averse but you can fuel up and get change from a $20 bill, which is becoming a rarity in Hobart. Order one of the fabulous soups, salads or stir fries, all packed with market fresh veggies.
Monsoon is located in historic Old Hobart Town at Battery Point. The “fusion” in its moniker refers to the restaurant’s owners - one carnivorous Aussie and his vegetarian Thai partner, which means you’re guaranteed a great meal, whether or not you’re a meat eater. The kitchen’s specialties include twice cooked duck in plum sauce and market fresh Tasmanian seafood prepared with Thai traditions in mind.
Monsoon is located in historic Old Hobart Town at Battery Point. The “fusion” in its moniker refers to the restaurant’s owners - one carnivorous Aussie and his vegetarian Thai partner, which means you’re guaranteed a great meal, whether or not you’re a meat eater. The kitchen’s specialties include twice cooked duck in plum sauce and market fresh Tasmanian seafood prepared with Thai traditions in mind.
North Hobart’s Elizabeth Street has become a foodie hub and Royal Thai Hobart just a couple of blocks up from where the hip restaurants cluster. The dishes here are tasty and satisfying and it’s quite a bit cheaper to take away than to dine in, so it’s a dependable option when you feel like having a munch in front of the telly. In house, the serving staff do the sweet Thai thing with ease.
When you’re really cool, you don’t give a damn about how you look. So look past Cool Thai’s fluoro lighting and the typical take-away joint dining room - this kitchen dishes up some of the best Thai on the island. There’s a succinct menu, which keeps things fast, simple and fresh. Bring your own bottle of red (there are no drinks for sale) and get get ready to chow down.
The Thai and Japanese staff at Secret Beginning Cafe offer diners a true taste of authentic Asian dishes, in heart of Hobart’s CBD. The pad Thai is topped with bits of fluffy egg and huge, juicy prawns and the tom yum is perfect: hot and sour and great for the sinuses. This is also one of the city’s best spots for tasty, super-cheap bento lunch boxes to pick you up from the workday slump.
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