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“Hidden Thai Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tong Phoon

Tong Phoon
5900 N Illinois St, Fairview Heights, IL
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Cuisines: Thai
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Trenton, IL
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“Hidden Thai Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Located in busy Fairview, but "out of view" behind the Verizon Wireless store on Illinois 159. Great Thai food, excellent variety. Friendly service. Hardly ever a wait for a table, which is unusual for Fairview Heights. My favorite is the Pla Samros fish dish. They will spice it up just like you want it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Belleville, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Great service, very attentive. Lunch special is excellent. The curry was on par with the best I've had.

Visited December 2012
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food for a good price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This restaurant really surprised us. It is in an older strip mall but as you come in you are surprised by the cleanliness. "lucky" our waiter was awesome and brought us one of those wonton's a free appetizer that they serve there on regular basis. The food was fresh and delicious! What blew me away is that all their dishes are MSG free and that they have 10% military discount.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We wanted to try Thai food and we go by this place all the time. It is nothing much to look at, a little hole in the wall in an older strip mall but we were happily surprised. The place is clean and the staff was friendly. There is a good selection and even some non-asian dishes if you bring kids. The food was delicious. We tried 2 meals that we had never tried before and liked them both. The Pad Grappa was fantastic, if you like spicy try this with the 5 star heat. Not only are we going back but we have already been back, twice. Not sure how this stands up to other Thai restaurants but we like it a lot.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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