In 2002, when Galanga Thai Cuisine opened in downtown Tacoma, the city had only a few Thai restaurants. However, Tacoma was a GREAT place for a new Thai restaurant to put down roots.
Southeast Asian immigrants had arrived decades earlier, launching grocery stores that sold (and still sell) all the fresh ingredients a Thai restaurant needs. Local residents proved eager to try new things and to support a homegrown, family-run business. Downtown Tacoma brimmed with an energy that would soon draw assets including a world-class glass museum, performing arts high school, expanding light rail, new hotels and apartment buildings and much more.
Through these years and developments, Galanga Thai Cuisine’s goal has been consistent: to be the Thai restaurant in Tacoma that brings together the amazing spices, herbs and fresh ingredients of Southeast Asia into truly memorable meals. We serve classic Thai dishes in a setting that is bright, clean and attractive – and hopefully as welcoming to the first-time visitor as to local folks who dine here once – or more – per week.
We hope that you can join us soon! We are at 1129 Broadway (see finding us).
Right now, we are offering takeout service only, and our hours are 4 PM to 9 PM, Monday through Saturday.
For delivery, we are on the DoorDash, UberEATS, GrubHub and Postmates apps.