Food & Drink

Passion for Asian food is evident at Indo Thai in Pawleys Island

Indo Thai salmon sushi
Indo Thai salmon sushi

The food from island countries fits in well at the beach, so Indo Thai in Pawleys Island is a popular go-to place for those craving some sushi or something a little hotter. This restaurant in the southern end of the Grand Strand is the second of its name, with the first location in Myrtle Beach near the Grand Dunes Resort.

The conglomeration of Asian cultures in this restaurant is seen from the walls to the menu, which provides a lot of choices for customers. With multiple types of artwork hanging on the wall, the décor is lovely and fits in well with the theme. The Indo Thai in Pawleys Island also has outdoor seating, which will surely be taken advantage of as the weather warms up.

Lunch begins at noon when the restaurant opens its doors with a few Chef’s Suggestions offered at lunch time prices. This, of course, includes Indonesian food, Thai food, and some sushi. Guests can always order off the dinner menu should they prefer the greater variety that menu offers.

One of the lunch meals is the Sushi Lunch Combo and comes with four pieces of sushi that will be the chef’s choice, and one roll of your choosing. Tuna and salmon sushi will probably make regular appearances, but given how fresh the raw fish was, there were no complaints. The shrimp tempura roll was also delicious, with the perfect amount of sweet and savory, crunchy and creamy.

The Thai and Indonesian meals shouldn’t be missed out on either, with numerous vegetarian choices and some flexible options for those with specific tastes. This also includes the level of spiciness for some meals, like the Pad Ke Mow. This dish can be kept mild or made very spicy, but even the happy medium has a good kick to it.

Indo Thai also has an impressive collection of specialized cocktails as well as a decent wine and imported beer menu. A few types of sake are also available, so for adults of age so inclined, there is plenty to choose from.

Along with all the alcoholic beverages, there are more than a few deals to take advantage of during their Happy Hour, which is advertised on their Facebook page as lasting for four hours from 3-7 p.m. during the week. The appetizers and sushi prices alone are well worth a visit during Happy Hour if you’d like to try a lot of good food without breaking the bank.

Other deals are found on their Facebook page as well, including Happy Hour specials for locals.

All in all, there are a lot of good things going for Indo Thai in Pawleys Island. Whether you are at the Myrtle Beach location or the lovely southern location, the passion they have for Asian food and friendly service at Indo Thai is sure to “Thai” you up and pull you back.

If you eat

What | Indo Thai

Where | 47A DaGullah Way, Pawleys Island

Hours | Noon to 10 p.m. daily

Information |, 843-314-3543