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23 Purvis St, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6339 3123
Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded by quite a few chicken rice restaurants on Purvis St. in Bugis, First Thai is a refreshing change. We went on a weekday night and quickly got seated. The wait staff were very efficient and friendly. We got the Mango Salad, Kang Kong, Pad See Ew, and Deep Fried Fish with Garlic Sauce. Although I usually don't like fried... More 

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Thank Joyce J
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Tom Yum, Thai Veg Omelette, Stir fried Kang Kong n Steamed Seabass in lemon sauce. ... Overall ok food ... Tom yum was a little disappointing as flavors were not as I'd expect for an authentic thai restaurant.. The Thai Veg Omelette (Cha Om Omelette ) ...The kapi (shrimp paste) dip was not too tasty for thai standard.... More 

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Thank Luvself
Singapore, null, Singapore
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

well, yes, it is not a full scale restaurant but an eatery serving nice and tasty Thai. no air con. no frill. right taste. it amazes me to see some comments referring to pricey place. i guess they compare to hawker stalls. we were delighted with our experience, mango salad, green Curry, chicken with basil leaves which came with a... More 

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Thank 645DavidS
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

From a self-confessed foodie, if you want excellent authentic Thai food, this place is for you. We have been eating at First Thai for over 10 years and have never once been dissatisfied. The pork Pad See Ew is the best I have ever had. The Tom Yam soup, either chicken or seafood, is to die for. There is nothing... More 

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Thank sgphotomom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Gonna be there early if not there you might need to wait for quite a while. Nice thai food @ reasonable pricing.

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Thank Madeline Y
Jakarta
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very good place if you want delicious Thai food and are not too worried about the decor of the restaurant. The restaurant is "functional" rather than well fitted out, but the staff and the food are great. What more can you want , great food , modest cost, and helpful staff.

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Thank IndoOne
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I paid another visit to this place last week for lunch with a colleague. We chose the pad Thai, mango salad and a green chicken curry with rice and shared the dishes. We also had a drink each. Service was efficient and the food reasonable. Price was fair at $33 SGD all in.

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Thank KGB777
Geneva, Switzerland
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Quick and no-nonsense service. Decent food, and cheap beer. What more you want? There is no luxury but clean plastic tables, no air-co, open to the street. Efficient staff, not overfriendly.

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Thank Jeremarkus
whittier, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Tried half a dozen Thai restaurants in Singapore (there is a story there but it's for another time), and First Thai by far the best. Nice and clean, owner was a real Thai (not always the case in Singapore), food was very good even if the hours are not the most convenient.

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Thank edward v
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

As authentic Thai food as you can get in Sg without going Bkk. Pretty good taste and reasonably priced. Seems like it is run by a Thai family which explains the taste.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Purvis St, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6339 3123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?