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since 1990

Sala Thai has been serving Thai Cuisine in San Diego

who we are

Since 1990, Sala Thai has served San Diego, and pledged itself to uphold the high standards, traditions, and integrity of Thai cuisine. All our dishes use the freshest spices, herbs and produce. From our famous pad Thai to a large variety of spicy curries, with every bite, you will taste our passion for cooking .

You will feel like a part of the Sala Thai family when you relax in our comfortable atmosphere, and try our traditional home-style recipes, passed down for generations.

Just under a mile from SDSU, we make for a quick, delicious and affordable meal for any college student before or after class. Come in to Sala Thai today and experience Thai food like no other.

Awards and Media

See why people love Sala Thai

1. World Record Food Tasting
Voted Best 100 Thai Restaurants in the U.S.A 2007
2. Spotlight on Dining
“A visit by you will also pay dividends as you’ll be treated to wonderful flavors so prevalent is dishes from Thailand”
3. City Eat
“I’m forever indebted to my friend for introducing me to Sala Thai”
4. The Summit 2008
“It should be an unforgettable experience”


A few words from our diners

Best curry in town!!! I have been going here for months. I always order the red curry with tofu. The ingredients are always fresh, including the tofu! The customer service is always fast and super friendly. I swear I don't go any where else in San Diego, and I have tried a ton of other thai places. This is by far the best!! The food is always on point and a great place of you're veggie! Even meat lovers too -Gee C.(Yelp.com)
I've been going here since I was in my mothers tummy. They are so so nice and the food is amazing !! Gotta love that yellow curry -Rose I. (Yelp.com)
The service is very friendly and the food is always great quality with a reasonable serving size! I fell in love with their chicken coconut soup (Tom Kha Gai)!! Also nice ambiance if you're going on a date or with a small group of friends. -Jilian C. (Yelp.com)
This is by far the best Thai food in San Diego. The tom ka chicken soup is absolutely awesome. Curry duck is excellent as well. The service is spot on and the owners are very sweet. Please visit this restaurant, you won't be disappointed. -Christopher L. (Yelp.com)
Sala Thai is one of the best thai restaurants in San Diego. Its cheap (I'm a college student on a tight budget), great service and great food. It's located right by SDSU, in the Ralph's shopping center, so it's super convenient for any students like in the state area. -Whiteny B (Yelp.com)
This is THE best Thai Restaurant that I've been to by far in San Diego. I lived in the college area when going to SDSU in the early 2000's and Sala was my "go to" Thai food restaurant. The servers are very friendly and the atmosphere is great. My favorite Thai dishes are Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup), Pad Thai Noodles and Panang Curry (my wife's fav) and all are absolutely delicious! The only knock on the place is that it's a bit on the smaller side and becomes an issue when busy. I haven't been in years only because it's a bit of a drive from Eastlake! -William M. (Yelp.com)