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5951 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL (Thorndale)
CTA red line - Thorndale station
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lots of good choices

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Olga_W_1
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Large groups
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

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 

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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 !

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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 !!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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Whistler, Canada
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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 

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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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St. Clair Shores, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This restaurant was delicious. Only complaint would be portions are fairly small. Very flavorful dishes. Curry is tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This restraint is a really nice mix of southeastern and Japanese food with a great atmosphere and good value. When we got there there we got a seat on the quietier side of the place abd took a little while deciding what to order. We ended up with 6 plates of really great sushi and a starter of noodles to... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I happened to go to this restaurant while visiting family in the Edgewater neighborhood. It is a cute little place with very artistic decor. The sushi was excellent and they had a nice variety of choices as they serve sushi and thai dishes. When our dishes took a little longer than expected to prepare, the waiter kindly provided us with... More 

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Additional Information about Indie Cafe

Address: 5951 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Sushi, Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?