Tucked away in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem is a delightful surprise—authentic Thai food that is mouthwateringly delicious. Thai Harmony is a hidden gem that everyone in the family will love!
Owners Aratporn and Nui Ruangrat are a mother-daughter team who are originally from Bangkok, Thailand. They have lived in North Carolina since 2001, with Nui originally attending Forsyth Tech for their MRI technician program. However, both women had spent years working in various Thai restaurants, including restaurants in Tennessee and Colorado, before deciding to open their own in December 2015.
Nui shared, “My mother has always loved to cook, and I love meeting the customers and getting to know them. We are just Thai people cooking Thai food. This is what we’ve done for years, and it’s wonderful to be able to own our own restaurant.”
While Nui handles the business and marketing part of the business, Aratporn is all about excellent cuisine and presentation. Thai Harmony has a beautiful dining room to be enjoyed, with large TVs that are perfect for watching Monday night football as a family! Or, enjoy letting Thai Harmony come to you through their catering or delivery service.
Thai Harmony offers nightly specials and drink specials. “Sushi and Appetizer” specials are available Sunday–Thursday nights from 5–6 PM. And Thai Harmony is the only Thai restaurant in the Triad that offers live jazz. Please check their website for dates and times.
But the best part—the food! Thai Harmony offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu, as well as a sushi menu and on Sundays, a brunch menu.
Their sushi is made with the freshest seafood imaginable; it is presented in a way that is almost too pretty to eat! The Ex-Girlfriend Roll is the restaurant’s most popular sushi, due in part to the creative name that sparks curiosity. It’s a well-seasoned sushi made with shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy crab, cooked shrimp, eel sauce, and topped with a honey mayonnaise. It’s a sushi-lovers dream!
But don’t miss out on the Rainbow Roll or Dragon Roll! Both of these beautiful dishes are decadent examples of authentic sushi that everyone in your party will love!
Pad Thai and Crab Fried Rice are two of the most popular items on the Thai Harmony menu! Pad Thai is everything you expect from this signature Thai dish, and the Crab Fried Rice is a popular choice for all age groups. While the Crab Fried Rice is available any day of the week, it’s a Tuesday lunch special, making it a special favorite for the lunchtime crowd!
For seafood lovers, Thai Harmony is a great option, simply because they are masterful at creating wonderful seafood dishes that incorporate a melody of flavors. The Seafood Salad is one such signature dish and is available through the fall. A mix of shrimp, scallops, mussels, and crabmeat, this salad of the sea is topped with a homemade Thai Chili Dressing with Crispy Kale.
Indulge yourself with the Lobster Curry—a fresh lobster tail served on a bed of zucchini and carrot noodles. What a wonderful way to trick the kids into eating some vegetables! They will never know they are getting something healthy!
The Beef Salad is another popular choice, with a combination of beef, cucumber, scallions, and it comes decorated with a flower-shaped carrot and a tomato wedge. This dish (actually, any dish!) can be made spicy or mild, depending on how much “heat” the diner wants in their dish!
It’s little wonder that Thai Harmony has become a downtown favorite. Walk-in dining is available, though reservations are encouraged for larger groups. Make sure you visit them soon and sample authentic Thai food you’ll want to sample again and again!
Thai Harmony is located at 102 W. 3rd Street in Winston-Salem. Call them at 336.842.5532 and visit online at ThaiHarmonyWS.com. The restaurant is open Monday–Friday from 11 AM–3 PM and 5 PM–10 PM; Saturday from 5–10 PM; and Sunday from 12 PM–9 PM. Thai Harmony validates parking from the Liberty Street Parking Deck. Delivery is available through TakeOutCentral.com.