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Indie Cafe

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5951 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL (Thorndale)
CTA red line - Thorndale station
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

I ordered the Almond Monkey Sushi, Thai Ice Tea, and Chocolate Moki Ice Cream. Everything was really good. The delivery came very fast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Alexandra H
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I ordered the Almond Monkey Sushi, Thai Ice Tea, and Chocolate Moki Ice Cream. Everything was really good. The delivery came very fast.

Thank Alexandra H
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A very good friend of ours lives in this neighborhood. When we were visiting Chicago, she suggested we walk from her place to Indie for dinner. The menu is extensive:everything from sushi to pad thai and everything in between. The only negative was having to choose from so many wonderful sounding dishes. The coconut soup is fabulous! Everything we ordered... More 

Thank Roz_and_CJ
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and this is one of my go to places for Thai food. I enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

Thank ELGee2011
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We especially liked their robata-grilled pork, beef, and eggplant. Get the pad kee mao (aka drunken noodles) crispy--it's yummy. Standards like pad thai and massamun curry are also excellent.

Thank Olga_W_1
Park Ridge, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in on a Thursday afternoon because she loves this restaurant and wanted to share it with me. We ordered from the lunch menu and there are lots of great choices. I order the Basil Chicken Rice dish, and she had the Pad Thai with Chicken. The portions were just right for a late lunch, and... More 

Thank CAB113
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Don't miss this place if u look for a very special dinner. Love their food .. Tasty .. yummy ... Can't wait to go back there again !

Thank Eden N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The restaurant is very trendy ! The food was great ! The service was so friendly .... Love their creative japanese dishes.. Tasty yummy !! Will go back there again !!

Thank airskyShinny
Boulder, Colorado
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Seven of us met here for dinner on a Saturday night. The food was amazing! My favorite was Panang chicken but all dishes were yummy. The atmosphere is calm and hip and the wait staff was super friendly and efficient.

Thank Becky R
Whistler, Canada
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have lived in Rogers Park for almost six years and have seen Indie go from an unknown BYOB to getting their liquor license. Even with all of the changes the one thing that has remained consistent is the quality of their food. They have amazing sushi, seriously I kid you not it is by far the freshest in the... More 

Thank Cathleen_Messina
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I love Thai and Sushi. Their food was simply the second best we've had in Chicago in 3 years after trying the ones in Wrigleyville, Arlington Heights, Ukranian Village, Bucktown, and River North. It was the best when you compare Price with the food though. Spiciness is on point, flavor profiles are there, and location has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5951 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
  • Public Transportation: CTA red line - Thorndale station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?