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23 S. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 13
    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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Elgin, Illinois
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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111 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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