23 Purvis Street, 188600
Asian, Indochinese, Thai
+65 63393123

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

$20 based on 75 submissions
Dinner (26 votes), Lunch (26 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (22 votes) ...

This corner eatery does a bustling business with flavourful Thai dishes. The menu has many rice and noodle dishes, as well as popular favourites like fish cakes, tom yum soup and green curry.

What others are eating here

Phad Thai
Phad Thai
Tom Yam
Tom Yam
Olive Rice
Olive Rice
Tom Yum Soup
Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Yum soup 9 votes
  • Pad Thai 7 votes
  • Pandan Chicken 3 votes
  • cereal prawns 2 votes
  • green curry 2 votes
  • olive rice 2 votes
  • Chicken with basil 1 vote
  • Durian with Glutinous rice (if they have it) 1 vote
  • Fish Cakes 1 vote
  • Fried Fish with Spicy Garlic Sauce 1 vote
  • Fried Kway Teow 1 vote
  • Green Curry Chicken 1 vote
  • Pad Thai & Pad See Eel 1 vote
  • Phad Thai 1 vote
  • Prawn Cakes 1 vote
  • Sort shell crab 1 vote
  • Thai Iced Tea 1 vote
  • chicken feet salad 1 vote
  • claypot tanghoon 1 vote
  • everything 1 vote
  • fried fish with chilli 1 vote
  • fried rice with seafood 1 vote
  • grapefruit juice 1 vote
  • mango salad 1 vote
  • omelette 1 vote
  • pinapple rice 1 vote
  • som tum 1 vote
  • spicy steam fish 1 vote
  • thai tangerine juice 1 vote

Latest Review for First Thai Food

Overall RatingBased on 64 reviews
Most helpful review:

Authentic Thai Cuisine By First Thai @ Purvis Street (Bugis)

Food/Drink 4 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 258

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Operating hours at First Thai is relatively short, and is packed with people most of the time! No reservation allowed, so come early if you want to avoid queuing.

Basil Chicken - Spicy, yet flavorful!

Green Curry - Very rich and creamy. Heavy with coconut base...a little less generous would had been perfect for me.

Panda Chicken - Fragrant and chunky, couldn't ask for more!

Phad Thai - One of the better ones around Singapore. Semi-wet and gooey (that's how I describe and prefer), balanced on the sweetness and generous with their garnishing.

Sea Bass in Thai Sauce - Some protein for our muscles! Very delicious and appetizing gravy/soup and the fish was fresh!

Overall, First Thai was priced a little above average but with good portions and taste. I guess that even things out.

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Good prices, good food, c*** service. but still recommended

Food/Drink 4 | Value 5 | Ambience 1 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 10

Fist first thai with an open mind
 Service here is negative 5. you will be rudely directed to your seat and during busy periods its an arm raising warfare between fellow customers.
 That said...
 The food is great! rich and delicious and almost exactly how casual thai cuisine should taste.
 The value is superb! you can easy get away with a nice meal for under 12 bucks and still have a bunch of coins to buy some extra glasses of iced water (30c) to wash down all that thai goodness.

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Not a customer friendly restaurant at all!

Food/Drink 3 | Value 2 | Ambience 1 | Service 1
Total Review: 1

You are not allowed to get a table even if the rest of your party is arriving in less than 5 minutes. And when asked to use less sauce on the basil pork, the manager in charge herself tells you that her restaurant is authentic Thai and they can't adapt to your request!?

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