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Toom Toom

23 S. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL
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Ranked #21 of 175 restaurants in Elgin
Cuisines: Thai
Description: Excellent Thai food, especially Masaman Curry. BYOB and now has Sushi.
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Description: Excellent Thai food, especially Masaman Curry. BYOB and now has Sushi.
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Phoenix
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Had a great dinner with a lot of spice at Toom Toom. The server is the daughter of the owner/chef and is very nice. She suggested the a special desert that was purple rice with banana pudding. Recommend this restaurant when in Elgin on a cold winter night.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

The only way to describe our experience at Toom Toom was unmemorable. When we arrived our first view was the bar. It was cluttered with junk. The hostess ushered us into the dining room which had the ambiance of an opium den. She informed us that they don't have a liquor license so my wife and I had hot tea,... More

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Chicago, Il
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has potential, but ..there are some cons.Firstly, they have no liquor license and i like a glass of white wine with my Thai food. The vegetable egg rolls were good, but tiny and the dipping sauce was less than a skimpy portion. My husband and i both ordered pad thai with chicken. It was good, but not memorable.... More

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Sycamore, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Have eaten at this restaurant in the past and it has been pretty good. Ate there last evening and was highly disappointed...Portion size for price especially for appetizers was poor. Vegetable mix was odd-couldn't even offer green or red bell peppers-only banana peppers. The standard mix is cabbage, carrot, pea pods, thin sliced zucchini (took a while to figure this... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The place really has potential. Not that long ago, this place had a sensible BYOB policy. My friends and I would come here quite a bit for dinner to try out different white wines and pinot noir with their unique dishes. This was one of the appeals of Toom Toom, but then the policy vanished without an explanation. It's too... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I LOVE Toom Toom Thai! I go frequently and I am NEVER disappointed. The food is always WONDERFUL! Fresh, large portions and they are always willing to make substitutions. The BEST part of this quaint little restaurant is the service and people. Chef Mama Toom is the sweetest lady in the world and her daughter, Tik Tik, always serves you... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Updating from my last review - I incorrectly thought it was BYOB. It would be incredible if it can eventually be BYOB as sweet white wines would go great with this delicious food. Toom Toom and Tik Tik treat you like you are guests in their home. Call ahead (at least one day) and you can special order the tom... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

If you like an amazing Thai meal, don't miss this jewel in downtown Elgin. Just don't be in a big hurry, food is made to order. Love it.

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River Forest, Illoinois
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145 reviews 145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is perfect for a meal before or after an Elgin Symphony performance, since it is only a few blocks from the Hemmens Center in Elgin. Although not perhaps up to the very finest Thai restaurants in Chicago, it is closer than one might expect. The waitress asks you how spicy you like the spicy dishes, and since we do,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

My wife is Thai and I have spent the last three years in Bangkok. Together we make it a point to check out various Thai restaurants hoping we find the real thing. Toom Toom is it! The food and service were outstanding and authentic except maybe toned down a bit in spice (heat) for the typical American palate. The place... More

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