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Bona Fide Thai Cuisine

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1500 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-7907
+1 309-807-9478
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“red curry” (5 reviews)
“thai food” (8 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
1500 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-7907
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

This is my favorite Thai place in Bloomington-Normal. They have a wide choice of Thai & other Asian food, which is nicely cooked & presented. Wait staff are helpful. The decor has a definite Asian feel without being overdone.

Thank Brent A
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I split the pineapple curry with chicken as takeout regularly. It's so tasty. They did mix up our order once and gave us a free meal next time, so that was fine.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Bonafide Thai has delicious food and warm, friendly staff. The other Thai place in town has a grumpy owner. You will have a much nicer experience overall at Bonafide. Trust me on this one; I've been to both many times and it's always nicer at...More

Thank Athena_Eng
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. Red curry was amazing. In appetizer we usually go in for chicken satay which is equally good.

Thank onecrazygroup
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Maybe not the fastest lunch spot but definitely delicious! Had the Pork Pad Khing (sp?). Great flavors. Slices of ginger really kicked the flavor up a notch. .

Thank gotmytoesinthewater
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Wait staff friendly. Owner is daughter of another local Thai restaurateur. Good for lunch. Nice hot pot dishes. Make surer you order the right dish otherwise you will be charged twice.

Thank nenf
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Everyone in there has always been polite and kind. Their yellow chicken curry is very good. Along with the naan bread.

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed February 18, 2016

My husband recently surprised me with a weekday lunch and drove me to the calming, beautiful Bonafide Thai. We didn't have time for a slow and lingering lunch, and the solid waitstaff seemed to understand. Soup came with the day's special, a variety of the...More

Thank normalwriter
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good service and delicious food! Long menu and conveniently located. You won't be disappointed!

Thank AnekaMaia
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Bona Fide Thai is one of the unique, local places where my wife & I like to return. We're sure to receive a delicious meal of exotic flavors in a place of simple, but evocative decor. A definite plus is no loud television to spoil...More

Thank Brent A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-7907
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-807-9478
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