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23 S. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Excellent Thai food, especially Masaman Curry. BYOB and now has Sushi.

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For best experience, order carry out an hour ahead or eat in during an off peak time

I am a resident of Elgin and I love supporting the local restaurants. Toom Toom is run by a wonderful Thai women (Mama Toom) and her daughter (Tik Tik). The food is delicious (specifically crab fried rice and chicken rice soup). But I have witnessed (and read here) people being dissatisfied by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
DonJefe18
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Elgin, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Love coming to Toom Toom! The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is excellent. This is a true family run restaurant. Mama Toom does all the cooking and her daughter takes care of the customers. Not sure how they do it when it is busy. But we have always had great service and wonderful food. Love all the... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I am a resident of Elgin and I love supporting the local restaurants. Toom Toom is run by a wonderful Thai women (Mama Toom) and her daughter (Tik Tik). The food is delicious (specifically crab fried rice and chicken rice soup). But I have witnessed (and read here) people being dissatisfied by the service experience so I hope I can... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I order food from Toom Toom frequently. I stay with the favorite Thai traditional dishes and have never had a problem. They have really flavorful sauces and I am always pleased with the food. I always know exactly what I'm getting when I eat here. The average ranking comes with the diving in experience. A friend and I went for... More 

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Dundee, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've never been in a restaurant with such an UNPROFESSIONAL and RUDE customer service. The food I ordered was awful and I was literally screamed at because I complained about it. Worst restaurant experience ever. NEVER will go back there again.

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Nicollet, Minnesota, USA
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I arranged a business meal for 8 from another state. Toom Toom, the chef here, was very helpful. She let me call my order in early, before they opened, so it would be ready in time. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The Pad Thai was especially delicious. Their summer roll in rice paper was really interesting and fresh. And you... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I usually order ahead and pickup the order or when we want to celebrate a special occasion we will reserve a space ahead of time and give Mama Toom the parameters (food allergies, protein preferences, number of people). Our favorite is the green papaya salad (for this you should call in advance as she makes it special)

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Phoenix
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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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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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64 restaurant reviews
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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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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 S. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Excellent Thai food, especially Masaman Curry. BYOB and now has Sushi.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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