We love Thai food thanks to a number of holidays in the country and many fabulous meals, but we had yet to find our ‘go to’ restaurant here in Busan, but I think we may now have found a winner!
Dal Thai is a cute little restaurant in the popular neighbourhood of Dalmaji, nestled in amongst a host of other eateries and coffee shops. The area receives a lot of hikers and fitness fanatics taking on the hilly roads and, of course, pulls quite a crowd in Cherry Blossom season.
The decor and sheer colour of the place will hit you the minute you walk in the door with statures, lanterns and artwork bringing a lot of warmth to the restaurant.
The menu is presented basically, but has a really good selection of true Thai dishes. Side dishes start from 11,000 KRW and include specials such as Somtam. For their main dishes they offer a variety of fried rice dishes, Tom Yum, Pad See Ew and, needless to say, a host of typical Thai curries. Beverages available include fresh orange juice, sodas, and a small selection of wine and beer. While the prices may have seen slightly elevated, the food is pretty authentic and the portions are large.
The restaurant is midway along Dalmaji, on the infamous Moontan Road, conveniently located just opposite the small car park. The nearest metro station would be Jung-Dong but that would then need a brisk walk up the hill to find the restaurant on the left-hand side.