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Dao Thai Restaurant

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230 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3265
312-337-0000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dao Thai Restaurant Combining fresh, premium quality ingredients with...
Dao Thai Restaurant Combining fresh, premium quality ingredients with expert preparation and artful presentations, Dao Thai Restaurant offers an extensive menu and features Thai favorites such as Tom Yum and Pad Thai. Entrees can be ordered to suit your tastes- form mild to spicy or vegetarian-style. From dine in business lunches to family feasts delivered at home; Dao Thai Restaurant caters to an assortment of dining tastes, occasions, and events. Dao Thai is located at 230 E Ohio St, in the heart of the streeterville, and one and a half block east of magnificent mile.
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 14
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Thai in downtown Chicago near Magnificent Mile

Authentic, fresh Thai food within walking distance of most downtown hotels. A varied menu in a nice setting. The papaya salad is spicy and outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Authentic, fresh Thai food within walking distance of most downtown hotels. A varied menu in a nice setting. The papaya salad is spicy and outstanding.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I really like this restaurant because it features a pretty standard Thai menu, fair service (there's one rude waitress), and drink selection. I like their Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, appetizers, and mostly everything. By far my favorite chicken Massaman curry, a must try!

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South Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Plenty of seating and speedy service. This is one menu that never disappoints. It's our "go-to" for Thai in Chicago.

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Sarasota, Florida
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We walked a block from our hotel and found Dao. The front desk employee at Doubletree recommended it. We were lucky to find an outside table 7pm on a Saturday night. The weather was great and it was nice that they have this little elevated patio dining area. All the employees seem to be Thai. It was a little hard... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Being a big fan of Thai cuisine, we were looking for a nice Thai restaurant to stop for lunch. Did not take long and we found Dao. There were not a lot of people in this restaurant which is usually not a very good sign but in the end we figured out we were a little early. The restaurant has... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner with fast/friendly service. The food had a very fresh quality to it that all of us enjoyed. The Dao Thai Restaurant is on par with other very good Thai restaurants. Give the Thai iced tea a try for a unique beverage experience. One of us loved it and one didn't. Oh well, to each... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Service was great, very attentive and nice. Meal not so great, rice noodles were a mixture of old and over cooked and a lot of broken pieces, salad was a little too crunchy with great spicy flavor. I've never seen food come out soooo fast, didn't sit well with me. I don't see me giving them another try when I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Don't know where they found the chef, but this was the worst thai I have ever tried. Had 3 starters. Pre-made overcooked and bad taste. A discrace to thai cooking!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. Food was delicious. Service was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended. Easy on the wallet.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were headed to another restaurant on a cold summer night recently that we decided against because it was outdoors and we were cold, so we tucked in here just to get warm. We had not heard of this place and didn't check tripadvisor because Thai Food. We felt really lucky to have stumbled in here. The decor was charming,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3265
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-337-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Dao Thai Restaurant Combining fresh, premium quality ingredients with expert preparation and artful presentations, Dao Thai Restaurant offers an extensive menu and features Thai favorites such as Tom Yum and Pad Thai. Entrees can be ordered to suit your tastes- form mild to spicy or vegetarian-style. From dine in business lunches to family feasts delivered at home; Dao Thai Restaurant caters to an assortment of dining tastes, occasions, and events. Dao Thai is located at 230 E Ohio St, in the heart of the streeterville, and one and a half block east of magnificent mile.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.