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Thai Smile

12241 S Harlem Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1431
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Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- May 13, 2014
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16 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

People always rave about Cida Thai and rightfully so. My Cida Thai friends all have agreed that Thai Smile is a notch better. Chef Don always cooks fresh and delicious food. The spicy Pad Kra Paw is my favorite dish here. The beef and chicken are always top quality meat and the basil leaves are outstanding. Don occasionally adds bamboo... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a family dinner here while visiting our son at his college nearby. The service was great and the food was very good. It was a snowy night and I was surprised at how busy the place was. The food was very tasty (I had "green curry") and they had a nice menu of items if you weren't a... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

i always get the shrimp pad see yoo. (sp?) they get it right every time, its about the best place around the south suburbs for thai food. they do have seating but we get it to go.

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Palos Park, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I took my grandson to Thai Smile based on reviews I've read and I am shocked that this place is getting such good reviews. I don't think this place even remotely compares to other Thai places in Chicago or Oak Park. The Pad Thai had a strange smell that lingered as an aftertaste. My chicken pieces were dry and rubbery... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I have been searching for a great Thai restaurant in the south suburbs of Chicago and as of yet hadn't found any. That is until I stumbled across Thai Smile in Palos Heights. I have driven past the restaurant (which is located in a strip mall) but never gave it a second thought. I was looking through TripAdvisor and found... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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153 reviews 153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We have been eating here for several years--when we have a taste for Thai, we grab of bottle of chilled white wine and head to the Thai Smile. The Ginger Chicken and the Basil Chicken are the entrees we usually order. The Thai Egg Rolls are also great. The waiter named "ME" is an excellent waiter and very friendly. When... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A nice, quaint restaurant with Asian decor located in a strip mall. Entrance in front and back. They make my special order - gluten-wheat-egg and dairy free. I order the Wide RIce Noodle, no soy with Beef and vegetables....always very good! The owner is very nice and personable.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

What a great bargain being a BYOB with no corkage fee. This is a great place to take a group of friends and share some wine. Make reservations since the dining room does not have a lot of seating. The food is good. I typically get the shrimp shumai appetizer and the chicken pad thai.

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Chicago, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Great Chicken Pad Thai-ask for a little spciy. The owner is very pleasant and the service is always prompt.

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

Call and ask when a waiter named "Me" is working. He is the best waiter we have encountered in a while. It's BYOB and they will supply all the glass ware and such. This is easily a once a month place to go. I would recommend the "chili spicy" dish but every dish is made with the freshest ingredients.

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