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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Thai just off Michigan Avenue

This is a great place for authentic Thai food just off of Michigan Avenue. They have a very extensive menu and the food is very solid. Service is good and the decorations make you feel like you are in Bangkok. I am fond of the noodle dishes and Sue almost always gets the salmon curry. We always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
John D
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place for authentic Thai food just off of Michigan Avenue. They have a very extensive menu and the food is very solid. Service is good and the decorations make you feel like you are in Bangkok. I am fond of the noodle dishes and Sue almost always gets the salmon curry. We always start with a... More 

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Thank John D
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve eaten numerous times at the Dao since it opened many years ago in Streeterville. This large restaurant, decorated with beautiful art reflecting Thailand, continues to provide locals and tourists with a great eating experience for lunch or dinner. From the moment you walk in, staff are attentive. Seating options are worth noting—either at standard tables & chairs OR on... More 

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Thank Whitesocks2014
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a take out on Saturday evening. It was quick! I liked the ambiance probably looked to me like more traditional Thai. We had Pad Thai noodles and cashew chicken. Pad Thai was really yum with crunchy peanuts, didn't find cashew chicken too appealing.

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Thank san_trip12
Edmonton, Canada
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Hubby and I were starving after a night out on the town and Dao Thai was open yay! The food was absolutely gorgeous and such a bargain. The service was fast and friendly. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Michelle250
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

DO NOT GO HERE PLEASE! I had an awful experience tonight. I found a metal STAPLE inside my PAD KEE MAO. When I told the waiter about this he became very nervous and said "um what should I do? what can I do?". As a physician myself, I have seen esophageal partial tears secondary to swallowing such things. I had... More 

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Thank IJP21APRIL
Seville, Spain
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

It had been some time since we last had a Thai meal and the reviews of Dao Thai were promising. We weren't disappointed and enjoyed a tasty filling late lunch (almost an early dinner!) after a busy day of tourism in the city.

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Thank mabinho
California
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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Nice menu selection with lots of choices, tasty food, attentive service, good value. Everybody else's food looked great too. 12 year old twins loved it.

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Thank VivaRiva
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has nice ambiance, good rather Americanized Thai cuisine, excellent, quick service and is reasonably priced, especially if you consider the pricy nature of the neighborhood. The iced coffee is sweetened, and tastes far more like the Vietnamese style than the bitter Thai style. The spicy beef sticks are lean, dry and tasty, almost a beef jerky.

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Thank Barry L
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Was looking forward to some good tasting big sized noodles but that was not to be. The setting is great with options to sit on the 'floor' or normal chairs. Average though if you ask me

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1 Thank laroden
Gillette, Wyoming
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I live in the middle of nowhere and LOVE getting a wide noodle when I travel. I stumbled upon Dao Thai and was hoping for some delicious Pad Kee Mao. The sauce had no flavor and the beef was a tad chewy; on the plus side the bottled beer was cold and the service was nice.

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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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.