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Thai Taste

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Chinese, Thai, Chicken Wings
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100 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901
+1 618-457-6900
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11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Thai Taste has been proudly serving authentic Thai food alongside...
Thai Taste has been proudly serving authentic Thai food alongside contemporary American and Chinese-inspired dishes since 2004! We offer an intimate and comfortable dining experience in the historic New Brush Building in downtown Carbondale and convenient takeout options for customers on the go. Each dish on our menu is a unique family recipe, including our famous Pad Thai and our "Voted #1 in Southern Illinois" chicken wings! We're happy to accommodate all diners, with many dishes having vegetarian and vegan options available. During lunch hours we offer a select menu of our most popular dishes to ensure quick and accurate service. During dinner hours we expand our menu to include all available appetizers, entrees, and desserts. For those 21 and up, don't forget to pair your favorite dish with your favorite drink! We offer both local and craft beers, along with a selection of local wines that are sure to complement your tastes. Thank you for reading a little bit about our restaurant. We hope to serve you soon!
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Entertaining clients

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The BEST Thai Food!

I've had Pad Thai many places and nothing beats the dish at Thai Taste! It's authentic flavor and quality of ingredients is the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Cathi C
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've had Pad Thai many places and nothing beats the dish at Thai Taste! It's authentic flavor and quality of ingredients is the best!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Service was excellent. Drinks kept coming. For the price I believe the food was pretty good. Made a reservation on a Friday night and didn't have to wait. 😄

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Tam R, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Taste, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had great service, drinks, and food. Also great to hear you were able to get in without too much trouble, Nevin. Hopefully we've earned your business for many meals to come! :) More 

Hershey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We started eating here in college when it was still a delicious secret. The American Thai fusion is executed perfectly with bold delicious flavors and we try to stop in here everytime we return to Illiniois.

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Tam R, Public Relations Manager at Thai Taste, responded to this review

We're not the secret we used to be, but we're still delicious! Thanks for the great review, Xarata. Hope to see you next time you're in town. :) More 

Canton, Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Thai taste was recommended by the Holiday Inn staff as a great place to eat and it was. I had the yellow shrimp curry, at a heat level of 5. It tasted great, a little light on the shrimp but overall good. Service was great. A note on the heat levels, 1-10. I like spicy and I opted for a... More 

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Tam R, Public Relations Manager at Thai Taste, responded to this review

We can load the spices on, sometimes. Sorry if we burned you out, Beachman, but we're glad you had an overall good experience. Come on by whenever you're back in Carbondale. We'd love to host you! More 

Murphysboro, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thai Taste sits on "The Square" in Carbondale. The menu offers fairly typical Thai fair. It is a small but comfortable corner restaurant overlooking one of the busier intersections in town. In terms of value, the lunch menu can't be beat. For $8-$9 Thai Taste offers a lunch special of soup, an egg roll, a bowl of rice, and an... More 

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nice small place with the owner usually doing the cooking. I have been coming here since it opened. The spice level is not consistent across dishes as each one has a different blend. I love their fresh rolls and although I am not a vegetarian really enjoy their tofu. I almost always go for lunch as you get soup and... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I have lived here for 2 years and just decided to try Thai Taste. I am so happy we did, yet so sad we waited so long. We had the egg rolls for an appetizer which were delicious! The dinners are enough to eat for two meals and wonderful! For dessert we had the fried cheesecake. The... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I asked them to keep out fish sauce from pad thai & they said chef insisted on fish sauce. Mediocre one flavor-oily taste to other dishes. Thai-D in Marion best Thai food in area.

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Tam R, Public Relations Manager at Thai Taste, responded to this review

Sorry we weren't able to accommodate on your last visit, Kathy! We do have limitations with certain dishes when meeting vegan and vegetarian needs. We do our best to meet customer requests. If there are questions we can answer before your next visit please feel comfortable giving us a call. We'll gladly work with you in regards to what dishes... More 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Thai taste has good, authentic Thai food, but a limited menu, especially when compared to other Thai restaraunts in the area, namely Thai D. The food is rather expensive for what it is, and it's a small, usually crowded space. Wait times for tables are usually wrong. Over all, good, but not stellar.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have been here many times. Have improved a lot since they first opened. Good Tom Yum soup, good Pad Thai. Make sure that you ask for the spice level that suits you, 4 is a little spicy not too hot, 8 is really pretty spicy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-457-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Thai Taste has been proudly serving authentic Thai food alongside contemporary American and Chinese-inspired dishes since 2004! We offer an intimate and comfortable dining experience in the historic New Brush Building in downtown Carbondale and convenient takeout options for customers on the go. Each dish on our menu is a unique family recipe, including our famous Pad Thai and our "Voted #1 in Southern Illinois" chicken wings! We're happy to accommodate all diners, with many dishes having vegetarian and vegan options available. During lunch hours we offer a select menu of our most popular dishes to ensure quick and accurate service. During dinner hours we expand our menu to include all available appetizers, entrees, and desserts. For those 21 and up, don't forget to pair your favorite dish with your favorite drink! We offer both local and craft beers, along with a selection of local wines that are sure to complement your tastes. Thank you for reading a little bit about our restaurant. We hope to serve you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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