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First Thai

23 Purvis St, Singapore 188600, Singapore
+65 6339 3123
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“mango salad” (9 reviews)
“thai food” (17 reviews)
“green curry” (5 reviews)
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23 Purvis St, Singapore 188600, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Came back here for lunch recently with a visiting colleague. When we visited the place was absolutely packed - a little surprising as it was only shortly after 12 and this is Purvis street and not Raffles Place. But we were able to share a...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The place to have your Thai cravings fix. My friends and I come at least once a month. Expect longer food waiting time during weekend. Staff try their very best to serve all customers.

Thank RinaLoveslife
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is in reality a no frills restaurant as claimed ( printed on menu card)!! The restaurant on Purvi road serves authentic Thai food ,has no AC, closes after lunch at3pm and opens for dinner at 1730.The seating is simple ,the service staff is dressed...More

Thank Vayu43
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

First Thai restaurant is situated at Purvis street in Singapore .Restaurant is very simple with no show business but the Thai dishes are excellent and very tasty.I love this place and I will recommend to taste-Steamed fish with spicy lemon sauce, Olive rice and in...More

Thank 1,361,103
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Came back to this place for lunch today after quite a long absence. We ordered the Pad Thai, a green chicken curry, shredded pork with basil leaves and a mango salad. Together with 2 drinks the bill was around $40. Efficient service and tasty food....More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I came here with some friends. A very simple restaurant. No frills. But boy was the food delicious! Even the lemongrass drink was refreshing. Quite reasonable as well. If you're looking for Thai food but don't want to burst your wallet, First Thai is the...More

Thank shernellt
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing else to add! Special highlight for the cashewnut chicken and the Pandan chicken! Don't judge the place on the external appearance it's very clean and ideal for a diner with friends!!! No need to make a reservation. Only Cash accepted. Closed on Monday.

Thank achenriot
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We got a good range of dishes, kang kong with garlic, steamed fish with soya sauce, basil pork, some fried rice, and a few other things. Overall the food is too sweet. Would be cool if the chef cools it with the sugar.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A great option if you are by the area. Everything that we have tried was excellent. We really loved the pandan leaves chicken. Do not expect though, a fancy place. If you want to stay under the AC or pay with a card (only cash)...More

Thank Paloma J
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Duck Noodle Soup (S$8) is available in both spicy and non-spicy versions. I didn't like the spicy version as the tart flavour of the vinegary chili sauce overwhelmed the flavour of the spices in the aromatic broth. Opting for the non-spicy version, the tasty...More

Thank Karen W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Purvis St, Singapore 188600, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6339 3123
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