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Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Thai Food

Published August 15, 2016

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Thai Food

The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of magazine to help you, our beloved readers, find the very best places this little city has to offer. You can use the info to plan your schedule, or even as a fun experiment to see how your tastes align with those of ours.

Best Thai Food

Ban Thai 

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Ban Thai has won this section for over half a decade. It’s another rare thing in Iceland: a specialty food place that manages to keep quality despite the difficulty in obtaining high quality ingredients. Their spicy dishes manage to give the fresh, piquant flavour of southeast Asia. It’s also the only restaurant Russell Crowe visited while in Iceland. What does that mean? Try it and find out.

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Runners Up

NaNa Thai

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Nana Thai is a worker’s lunch spot in Skeifan. Do not be fooled by this location. Yes, it’s lost in a sea of stores and parking lots. The decoration style might be called, generously, “minimal.” If you find yourself in the area, it’s a tasty meal.

Pad Thai 

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Pad Thai is a four-seater restaurant that only makes pad thai in three variations: vegetables, chicken and shrimp. It’s greasy. It’s comforting. It’s the best sit-by-yourself-and-think-about-your-future restaurant, and one of our guilty pleasures.

Pad Thai Noodles

Past Winners

2015: Ban Thai
2014: Ban Thai
2013: Yummi Yummi
2012: Ban Thai
2011: Ban Thai

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