Birmingham Restaurant Review: Surin

I love a good Thai restaurant. We had a fantastic one in Montgomery (Ala-Thai, if you’re interested) that we frequented, and I was just certain I wouldn’t be able to find one in Birmingham to top it.

And then I discovered Surin.

Birmingham Restaurant Review Surin

Surin’s menu has a ton to choose from, even more so than Ala-Thai, and they have a complete menu dedicated to sushi to boot. Once again, I used to gag at the idea of sushi (I know, I’m a crazy person), but, thanks to Neil, I’ve moved past the hate to find myself in love with a good piece of sushi. I’m partial to the Spicy Tuna Roll, but I bet anything you choose would be delicious.image1Surin’s sushi is made in-house, and, depending on where you sit, you can actually watch the chef make your sushi if you want to (my girls love watching them make it).


Each lunch entree comes with their signature coconut soup, and you do not want to pass this up. Trust me. I’m not a huge fan of coconut flavored things, but this is not overwhelmingly coconut. It’s creamy and delicious. Caroline even makes us order her a bowl now because she loves it so much! Not pictured are the mushroom slices it comes topped with (I’m not a mushroom fan personally). Maybe one day I’ll get brave enough to try it.


I ordered their “Thai Noodles” entree that comes with noodles, chicken, 2 pieces of shrimp, chopped peanuts, and a great Thai sauce to bring the dish together. I’m going to have to break out eventually and try a different dish, but this one is my absolute favorite so I usually end up defaulting to it. Neil likes to add “Thai spice” to his dish to make it even hotter, but I prefer mine to be more mild than spicy.


Multiple Locations

If you’re looking for a great Thai place in Birmingham, look no further than Surin. They have 3 locations in Birmingham. One is located downtown at the corner of 11th and 19th Street, another is located on Church Street in the Crestline Village of Mountainbrook, and the location our family frequents the most is called “Surin 280” (it’s right off interstate 459 on highway 280).

Have you tried Surin yet? What’s your favorite Thai dish?

4 Comments on “Birmingham Restaurant Review: Surin”

  1. i’m not a fan of sushi, but I’d visit this place just for the coconut soup – thanks for the info!

    1. Angie, they have so much more than sushi! If you’re a fan of Thai food, this place is a must!

  2. This place reminds me of our favorite takeout place that has an entire menu dedicated to sushi but also other Asian dishes. YUM!

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