As one of Birkdale’s best Asian restaurants, Thai Emerald Palace – not to be confused with Thai Emerald Restaurant in Alexandra Hills – has made a name for itself throughout the Brisbane area. Offering fresh cuisine and a lovely atmosphere, it’s without any wonder that the restaurant is so busy every day of the week. Found next to Snap Fitness on Birkdale Court, Thai Emerald Palace is found just moments from Birkdale station and conveniently located for residents of Thorneside, Wellington Point, Capalaba and even Brisbane proper. Popular dishes at Thai Emerald Palace include the larb chicken salad, the BBQ crispy duck with vegetables, the black pepper stirfry and the pad pong ka-ree, lightly battered soft shell crab fried served with Thai chilli paste, curry powders, eggs, milk and vegetables. There’s even a kids menu, so bring along the little foodies for a fun dining experience at Thai Emerald Palace – make sure to book in advance!