Since 2005

Serving great Thai food in White Bear Lake

Ban Thai prioritizes the use of ingredients that are MSG-free and gluten-free in their recipes. Additionally, the effort to make most items vegan is a great way to cater to a diverse range of dietary preferences and requirements. This approach not only aligns with the growing demand for healthier and more inclusive dining options but also reflects a commitment to providing a menu that is mindful of various dietary needs.

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What Our Customer Say About Us

Absolutely, mind-bogglingly delicious food, excellent service, and a welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Jill Stafki
Jill Stafki
Fresh and delicious, vegan-friendly, great flavors, great people!
Peter McDermott
Peter McDermott
Thai restaurant that has been insitu for more than 17 years. All food is prepared fresh with authentic tastes of Thailand by a chef that learned at her skills at her mother's side before coming to U.S.A. Since covid main concentration is on takeout with dine in available.
Luke Dittmann
Luke Dittmann
Best Curry in the Twin Cities. Addictively good curry, I find myself eating massive amounts of it. Plus its a family operation and authentic thai curry. I drive 45 minutes just to get this Curry.
Cindy Mamie
Cindy Mamie
Awesome place!
Cora Haugen
Cora Haugen
The food is amazing and their service is top notch! The egg rolls and the pad Thai are the best that I’ve ever had anywhere!! The owner makes all of the meals fresh and you can really tell!! She is so sweet and so talented! Do not miss out on this little gem in downtown White Bear Lake!!
Kirk Duffy
Kirk Duffy
A longtime favorite for great takeout Thai food and nice owners.
Drew Alexander
Drew Alexander
Great Thia food! If you want American spicy just do 2. If you want Thia spicy 3 if you want hot 4.
Dining Excellence

Our Exclusive Menu

Ban Thai restaurant has received significant recognition and awards for its excellence in the culinary field. Being voted as the bestAsian and stir-fry restaurant by the Annual Best of White Bear Lake numerous times over the last 19 years is a testament to the restaurant’s consistent quality and popularity in the local community.

 Authentic Thai food incorporates a wide variety of fresh vegetables and Asian spices. Thai food is not always hot, rather there is an emphasis on wonderful flavors.

Dinning Excellence

Most of Ban Thai’s delicious recipes are from the Marid family cookbook. Ban Thai’s recipes are made fresh on a per order basis with no MSG. This assures all of Ban Thai’s dishes to be fresh and delicious.

Time tested family

Traditional Thai Recipes

Ban Thai restaurant is a traditional Thai restaurant located close to St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The English translation of Ban Thai means Thai house. We wish to make everyone feel like they are eating fresh Thai food in a traditional Thai home in Thailand. The owner, Pornouma Marid was born in the small coastal town of Rayong on the Gulf of Thailand. The Marid family has owned and operated Thai restaurants for over 75 years in the Bangkok/Rayong areas.

Organise With Us


Ban Thai offers catering services for a variety of events, including corporate functions, holiday gatherings, and family events. Providing advance notice for availability and pricing is a practical and helpful approach for both the restaurant and potential customers. This allows for better planning and customization based on the specific needs of the event.

Inspiring Creations

Our Story, Our Chef

The translation of “Ban Thai” to “Thai house” reflects the desire to make patrons feel as though they are enjoying authentic Thai cuisine in a setting that captures the warmth and hospitality of a traditional Thai home.

Take A Sneak Peak

Good Food, Good Life

Plan an Unforgettable Experience in Ban Thai Today!

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No MSG and we can make almost every item gluten free. Always made to order!

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