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“What a gem!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Spoon Thai

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Spoon Thai
Ranked #4,543 of 9,494 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating
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“What a gem!!!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

I was on vacation in Chicago ad was staying with friends in Lincold Square. Thai sounded great or dinner especially since it seemed EVERY restaurant worth going to downtown was booked solid. Honestly I wasn't expecting much but Spoon Thai was fabulous!!!

The menu had a lot to offer including the Americanized Thai food, Pad Thai, Pad See Eue, etc. but in the back of the menu were really authentic Thai dishes!!! We ordered one, the Thai sausage, as an appetizer and it was delicious! The yellow curry and the Ban Me pork noodles were also outrageous!

Considering I was disappointed about not going downtown I could not have been more pleased with where we ended up. The service wasn't the best but the food certainly made up for it. I look forward to visiting it again on my next trip!!!

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English first
chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Best crab Rangoon in the state of Illinois, large servings of Food at a very reasonable price. Very small place off a busy street, has Thai chefs cooking.

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Cary, NC
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“The food tasted fine”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Not a fancy place, but I thought the food was fine (and I've eaten not-dumbed-down-for-foreigners food in Thailand).

I can recommend the banana blossom salad, fish in garlic and chili and shrimp with tamarind curry.

  • Visited April 2012
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Chicago, IL
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“OK Thai”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

So Spoon Thai has you're everyday run of the mill Thai food. Yep, nothing special. Nothing to write home about. Got take out from here two times (different things each time) hoping to find a home run and it didn't happen so probably won't be going here ever again. The pad thai tasted just like pad thai from anywhere else and the green curry basil with chicken was super runny and didn't have much flavor. Overall though the food isn't bad, it's just the same kind of Thai food you can find pretty much anywhere else. If it's nearby and convenient then sure have at it (although there are a few places about a block away in any direction) but don't go out of your way for this place.

  • Visited March 2011
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“It is a small place with attentive service. The duck salad appetizer was good with lots of meat and onions. The hot...”
Reviewed May 21, 2010

It is a small place with attentive service. The duck salad appetizer was good with lots of meat and onions. The hot & sour Tom Yum soup with shrimp and mushrooms was excellent and a great bargain. I would highly recommend the soft shell crab curry special. Another reviewer mentioned the duck curry. I didn't pay as much but if you are concerned about pricing, definitely ask.

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