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12241 S Harlem Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1431
708-448-9888
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is always great, but...

The food is always great here, never disappointing, but when the kitchen gets busy with take out orders, the dining room kind of takes a back seat on service. There is usually just the one person behind the counter taking calls, taking payments, and working the floor. Came 1 week ago, sat in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
mendozaFAM4
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food is always great here, never disappointing, but when the kitchen gets busy with take out orders, the dining room kind of takes a back seat on service. There is usually just the one person behind the counter taking calls, taking payments, and working the floor. Came 1 week ago, sat in the dining room for about 15min and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Milwaukee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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IL
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
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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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Chicago
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12241 S Harlem Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1431
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palos Heights
  • Phone Number: 708-448-9888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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