Thai Restaurants in Alexander City

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Local meats, fresh veggies, and imported spices enhance the traditional Thai and Japanese food at Surin of Thailand. Chefs manipulate yellow, red, and green curry dishes with splashes of coconut milk, citrus juice, or peanuts, and they marinate select meats overnight before slow-roasting them until they’re tender enough to fall apart when looked at. To ensure a sushi menu that’s just as authentic as the Thai dishes, many of the restaurant’s chefs train in Japan under the tutelage of sushi masters. The result is a menu of more than 20 varieties of sushi and nigiri, many of which feature pan-Asian flourishes such as plum sauce and drizzles of panang curry.

16 Perimeter Park S
Birmingham,
AL
US

Wasabi’s menu is a massive meld of traditional Japanese sensations and tasty Thai creations. Tako su (steamed octopus, $5.95) and yaki ebi (shrimp teriyaki skewers, $4.50) bait anxious appetites before reeling them in for a main course of tuna, salmon, and shrimp nigiri (two pieces, $3.75–$3.95). Try one of Wasabi’s chef-special rolls, such as the Midnight Fantasy, with shrimp, crab, tuna, yellow tail, seaweed salad, and fish egg ($12.95), or fall back on old favorites, such as the california ($4.20) and rainbow ($7.95) rolls. Palates will experience a flavor implosion from the Dynamite Roll's deep-fried salmon, crab, and asparagus ($6.20). The Rock 'n' Roll packs a mouthwatering wallop of shrimp tempura, fish egg, cream cheese, and crab, similar to pressing your tongue against a stack of Marshall amps ($5.50). Pad thai (tofu or chicken, $7.65; beef or shrimp, $7.95) and kaeng phet curry ($11–$15) are nice for a bit of spice, and pineapple fried rice ($8.95–$9.95) and sweet-and-sour chicken or shrimp ($11) satisfy mellower Thai cravings.

1639 Bradley Park Dr.
Columbus,
GA
US

Thai Heaven enraptures palates with a plentiful menu of authentic dishes served in a stylish, exotic setting. Color-coordinate outfits with traditional specialties such as green curry—a spicy concoction of bell peppers, green beans, basil leaves, and bamboo strips—and mild yellow curry, with potatoes and onions ($7.74+ lunch, $10.50+ dinner). The drunken noodle entree—rice noodles fried and stirred with jalapeños, onions, bell peppers, and sweet basil—weaves enticingly around the room before stumbling headfirst into diners’ mouths ($7.74+ lunch, $10.50+ dinner). Thai Heaven's Virginia Avenue location complements cooked fare with a wide-ranging sushi menu, allowing mouths to house fishy inhabitants such as the Super Crunch, tempura topped with smoked salmon and eel sauce ($8.50), the spicy tuna roll ($8.50), or pieces of nigiri and sashimi ($3.95–$6).

214 Newnan Crossing Byp
Newnan,
GA
US

Founded in Harahan, Louisiana, by a trio of restaurateur pals in 1997, Zea Rotisserie & Grill champions the tastes of the American South across its 11 locations. Barbecued ribs and étouffée join the restaurant's signature rotisserie entrees, which slow-roast chicken, rib eye, and a rotating selection of pork, veal, and beef slathered with herb glacés or au jus. A specialty menu takes Zea's roots-centric recipes even further, revisiting classic New Orleans meals of pasta jambalaya, fried catfish with remoulade, and battered Mardi Gras beads. Zea Rotisserie & Grill also caters special events.

595 Brookwood Vlg
Birmingham,
AL
US

Tin Drum's expert chefs serve up a menu of healthful Asian street fare packed with Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese flavors. Diners can warm up taste buds with hot-and-sour soup ($3.00), and then move on to solid offerings such as street-style teriyaki-chicken tacos ($2.75) as spicy as the workplace romances at a pepper-making factory. Diners can devour the eatery's self-titled Tin Drum dish, a creamy helping of chili-garlic-coconut curry sprinkled with toasted peanuts and blanketed over a bed of crispy tempura chicken ($7.75). Chefs craft fried rice with pineapple ($7.75) and fire up a wok to stir-fry classic pad thai ($7.75). Customers enter or playfully tickle their orders into the interface of a self-serve kiosk, which grants the power to plan meals by caloric content and dietary preferences such as gluten-free or vegetarian.

214 Summit Blvd
Vestavia,
AL
US

Asian Rim Sushi Company brings the best of Thai, Sushi and Asian fusion to Birmingham, but it is not just the food that people love. A locally owned restaurant, diners are greeted with a beautiful atmosphere as well as beautiful food. Appropriate for a nice night out or a family gathering, Asian Rim has a diverse menu of traditional Asian food, Asian inspired dishes, and familiar American cuisine. Diners can try a seaweed salad, followed by a certified Rib-Eye, and finish it off with southern-inspired bread pudding. There is also, of course, the sushi selection, which includes over 30 different crunchy or traditional rolls.

3419 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham,
AL
US