We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sala Thai

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
36 South Fair Oaks Ave., Madison, WI
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid curry chicken

My GF and I stopped here on a whim and were very pleased. I had curry chicken and a spring roll. I was quite pleased. We will definitely go here again. We get there early (5ish) and by the time we were done there were people waiting to get a table. It's not a very big place and it's lights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
PaperTiger67
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My GF and I stopped here on a whim and were very pleased. I had curry chicken and a spring roll. I was quite pleased. We will definitely go here again. We get there early (5ish) and by the time we were done there were people waiting to get a table. It's not a very big place and it's lights... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed dinner here Saturday night. Very comfortable atmosphere and the food was terrific. All freshly made and authentic. Arrive early as it's a local favorite. Heads up - only cash and checks accepted.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Madison has a history of Thai students at the UW. There is a Thai pavillion in Olbrich Gardens and great Thai food. Of the many Thai restaurants this is my favorite. Hidden away from the busier areas this quaint little restaurant serves great food. Great curry if you like that.This is the place for relaxed conversation, authentic atmosphere, and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here last weekend. It's a smaller place decorated with lots of Thai stuff, especially pictures of Thai royalty. Different, but I liked it. We started with a sampler appetizer. The usual- egg roll, crab Rangoon, wan tons, pot stickers. We liked it but it wasn't fabulous or anything. I had curry chicken and liked it. It was the perfect... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longwood, FL
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Went to Sala Thai on the recommendation of a co-worker while in town on business. It is obvious everything is made as ordered, except the rice (sitting in two huge rice steamers out front), as it takes a while to receive each course. I started with the fried pot stickers (yum). For dinner I tried Panang Peek Gai, boneless chicken... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Sala Thai is lovely. The atmosphere is great, the food is wonderful, and you can get some unique imported beers. If you are looking for a quick meal than this is not the place for you, you can expect a long wait since they're cooking everything from scratch. I highly recommend Sala Thai if you have an evening to lounge... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a quaint neighborhood gem, full of character and wood features that brings back memories of northern Thailand. Curries and noodle dishes are uniquely different than other local SE Asian restaurants (some hits and some misses). The Green Papaya Salad with grilled chicken and sticky rice was out of this world...I'll order it from now on. Note that it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great layers of flavor in everything they make. One night there were five of us and we all loved each meal we shared. The pot stickers and the soup, oh so delicious ! Favors of curries you dream about .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Decided to try something different in Madison for lunch today and it was excellent. The service was friendly and prompt, the food was excellent, and the prices were reasonable. Will recommend to anyone that is looking for something different to try!

Was this review helpful? Yes
NJ
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

In all our travels, we make it a point to visit a Thai restaurant and try the pad thai. So far, I've been disappointed and this one falls in that category. The other dishes my family ordered were alright and could be better. Make sure you have cash as they do not accept credit cards.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Sala Thai also viewed

 

Been to Sala Thai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 South Fair Oaks Ave., Madison, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sala Thai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?