• Hi Thai

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Small Thai restaurant with veggie options. The owner speaks English and understands what vegan means. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm. Closed Monday.

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15 Reviews

First Review by ShannonTran


Points +1323

10 Apr 2023

Unfortunate find in food

Originally, I was thinking, this place is a 5! It is centrally located, has super cute atmosphere decorated with a framed artsy khaosan road picture, surfy decore and more, friendly staff, clearly marked vegan menu items-

The food came. I tucked into my pad thai and my table-mate their green curry, seriously enjoying the flavors.. until..

Now I normally wouldn't balk at finding a hair in food persay as it is not as gross as omnivore food inherently is, but we weren't sure what kind of hair it was, tucked into the curry-- it looked pretty bad-- and it was hard to go on from that moment. So it went from a would-be 5 to a 2 in a millisecond. We did tell the staff, and they apologized and gave us a free glass bottled beer, to go?

Unfortunately, I wouldn't visit again.



Points +124

20 Dec 2022


Wish I could give 5 stars (the app won't let me). Their vegan curry is to die for! I also enjoy the noodle dishes. They make tofu taste so good! The owner and servers speak English and they have an English menu with clearly marked vegan options. You can also ask for take out and they package the food in plastic (and reusable!) containers.

Pros: Amazing food , Affordable

Cons: Small place so might not get seated right away


Points +152

10 Oct 2022

Must-visit in Daegu

I very much enjoyed the Pad Thai and the spring rolls. My friend's food arrived much later than mine so they offered her a free tea. As others mentioned, if all seats are taken you can order food outside and get seated later with your food ready.

Pros: Open kitchen, Organised & attentive staff

Cons: Small


Points +158

29 Sep 2022

Thai food for the soul

The pad thai, the curry, and the vegan appetizer were amazing and flavourful. The owners were very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.


Points +39

18 Sep 2022

Would give 5 stars

Had the Pad Thai, was super delicious. The staff is super friendly and attentive. I would recommend.

Pros: Super nice and English speaking staff, Vegan options marked on the menu, Great atmosphere, delicious food


Points +84

30 Aug 2022

Best pad thai I ever had

We took the green curry tofu and the pad thai tofu as well. Both were amazing. Good quality of food for sure. The waiter directly knew we were vegan and proposed to make everything vegan for us.

Pros: Strong taste, Staff speak really good english

Cons: Litteraly nothing


Points +1476

20 Jan 2022

I enjoyed thai food

The plates are really delicious.


Points +24

09 Oct 2021

Friendly staff and great food

A friend and I went there for lunch, we got the spring rolls, vegan phad thai and green curry. The food was delicious, the staff are friendly and understand English. They rven asked us if we wanted to split the bill.

Pros: Friendly staff, Tasty food for a reasonable price


Points +16

01 Aug 2021

Hit the spot

I liked the atmosphere (very small and intimate) and the staff was very kind. We ordered the Pad Thai, spring rolls, and the green curry and it all had a nice kick of spice to it. Would definitely go back.


Points +116

15 Jan 2020

A lot of fun!

I took some work colleagues here who have a range of diets. All were impressed and satisfied. We ended up ordering a second round of entrees to share. I wish they could make all menu items vegan. We’ll see what the future holds. Phat Thai was amazing in all variations our table tried. Green curry was very sweet, but interesting. Non-vegans raved about the Tom Yum.

Pros: Flexible menu, Friendly, mutli-lingual staff, Chill ambience

Cons: Small - recommend off peak visit if possible , Papaya salad and tom yum don’t have vegan version, Needs a HappyCow sticker in the window!


Points +17

17 Oct 2019

Tasty, Friendly & Flexible

A small and cozy restaurant. The owner speaks good English and is very kind. The first night we went there we had to wait outside, but not too long and we got a menu so we could decide what we wanted. I got the green curry with rice, all vegan with tofu. Very generous portions. The second time I went for take out, but I could wait inside. Again I got the green curry with rice, but he ran out of tofu. I was off gluten too, so I wasn’t sure what I could eat instead and I didn’t mind he didn’t have tofu so I asked if I could still order it without tofu. He was surprised but said he would add some more vegetables instead. I also ordered a green papaya salad, which was with fish sauce, he had to ask the chef if it was possible to do it without, and it was. When he gave it to me he said that if I didn’t like the salad, I could come back next time and he’d give me something else. Very sweet. I didn’t stay long enough in Deagu to go back again, but if I did have the time I would definitely go back, the salad was great, as was the rest of the food!

Pros: Flexible in making a dish vegan, Generous portions, Very tasty


Points +614

22 Jun 2019


I have been two times, and I had the phat thai, green curry, and vegetable spring rolls. I was able to get all of my dishes made vegan. For example, the meat and cow milk could be omitted, and coconut milk and tofu could be added. The owner speaks fluent English. The restaurant is very small with only a few tables so during peak hours there could be a long wait. If there is a wait the owner will give you a menu and take your order in advance so when you sit down the food will likely be ready.

Pros: Vegan options and substitutions

Cons: There can be a long wait sometimes.


Points +72

24 Apr 2019

Yummy, quick, polite and flexible

Similar to previous two reviews here, there was a short wait, as restaurant is small. But owner was very friendly and fluent in English, which made it easy to vegonise our pad thai and green curry. Portions seemed average (neither large or too small), so perhaps they've reviewed portion sizes since last reviewer visited. All in all, a positive experience! For Korea, it's a good Thai option, compared to larger ones I've tried in Seoul and Busan. Hope they expand soon!~^^

Pros: Vegan options, owner friendly, flexible, fluent in English

Cons: Small, so sometimes a short wait (10-20mins)


Points +67

10 Apr 2019

Amazingly delicious.

Basic thai food options, but one of the best thai restaurants in Korea. I hope they can find a bigger place in the future.

4 veganizable menu options.

Pros: Amazing food.

Cons: Very small. Seats 16-20 people at most.


Points +202

14 Jul 2018

Yummy Thai food

Really delicious and authentic tasting. Big portions and the owner was incredibly friendly. He can speak English well and there are vegetarian options on the menu for every dish. There is always a wait outside as the building is small, but they take your order as you wait so when you’re seated the food is ready!

Pros: Big portions

Cons: Always a wait outside

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