Tub Tim Thai
Tub Tim Thai

Tub Tim Thai

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tubtimthai.com/
  • Phone: 8476758424
  • Hours of Operation:
    *Lunch: *

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    *Dinner: *

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm


    *Closed Sundays*
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Party trays available for any occasion. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: niles ave.
  • Public Transit: yellow line will be done soon and stop at oakton st. or take 97 to the front of restaurant
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Only 10¢ per hour and after 6pm is free around downtown Skokie
A word from Tub Tim Thai
Tub Tim Thai Restaurant offers Chicagoans and Chicagolanders alike a gateway to unique and authentic Thai food in thriving downtown Skokie. Opened in August 2005, it is already known for its casual yet luxurious atmosphere, and loved for its menu featuring not only Thai favorites but regional specialities. We are a Michelin Guild Recommendation restaurant for 2012, as well as on an ABC 7 Hungry Hound.
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Tub Tim Thai reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (2)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love this place. Freshly prepared food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast, high-quality, great service
    MoldyFoodie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, despite handling multiple phone orders while we were in the restaurant. Our water glasses were never empty for long. The food came out quickly and was plated well. The portions are ample and the flavors were unique. Some Thai food is just greasy noodles, but Tub Tim Thai is several cuts above the norm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Different Thai Experience
    BillVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This was our first visit to this Thai Restaurant. The menu had a variety of offerings and we enjoyed trying some new dishes for us as suggested by our server. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Tub Tim Thai reviews archive.
  • Great little restaurant!
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Noise level was high due to several families with kids. We did dine a little early so not sure about how it would be around 7pm or so. Great food! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great selections, wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Great selections, wonderful flavors! Delicious! Service was very good! Tops on the list of Thai food favorites!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thai Food in Skokie
    Carrie
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Who would have thought you could get great, authentic Thai food in Skokie? It's right at Tub Tim That, with a diverse selection of entrees - noodles or rice, chicken, beef, tofu. The Thai iced tea was a great new experience, too. Service is friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite North Suburban Thai Place
    AlonaVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    This is our favorite north suburban Thai restaurants. We come often because the food is great, the service is consistently good, and they honor our reservations no matter how crowded they are.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thai Food in Skokie
    Reviewer34567VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This is a great place to go before going to the Northlight Theatre or the North Shore Center. There are complete dinners for 2 for $35. We ordered ala carte and enjoyed the green curry, healthy rice (a must!), crispy crepe, and yum woon sen salad (delicious!). There are interesting seafood options as well. Try any of your old favorites or something new. Portions are generous and ingredients are fresh. There are lots of interesting, refreshing deserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brilliant, as ever!
    Ann2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Brought in friends for first visit. One requires glutein-free and soy-free food. She was happily accommodated, and reported having a lovely meal. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    PaulB
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I have been to Tub Tim Thai many times and can't say anything bad about it. Try the Thai crispy crepe and the sizzling salmon curry! It is a neighborhood gem for a long time and will continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the punch I used to expereince
    SweetWillie
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Our family has been to Tub Tim Thai quite a number of times. Almost every dish we've tried has hit the mark for our tastes. This last time every dish was off, just not the pop/punch that we used to experience. We will return, hoping that it was just an off night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top quality ingredients and
    goog
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Top quality ingredients and preparation go into the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    EatThai2
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Their food is not drenched in sauce, like other restaurants. The staff are friendly. They ask you how hot you want your food. My family has been going there for awhile and love the paad Thai. Can't wait to go back again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    EatThai2
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    The excellent food here, reminds me of my recent trip to Thailand. Not overloaded with hot sauce, servers ask you how hot. Go with number 2. Lots of traditional food, different curries, and Thai beer. I will come back again and again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tub Tim Thai
    Nickname
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Very good Thai. Nothing you'll rave about for days but a stand up place w/decent portions, reasonable prices & quite tasty. Sea scallops were excellent. You'll leave glad you went but I'd not drive out of my way for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You've come to the right place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    With its modest storefront, along a busy suburban-Chicago village street, you might not think much of Tub Tim Thai. But when you enter, and look around, noticing the neatly set, cloth covered tables, you feel you're in for a Thai treat. Picking up the menu, you know this will be so! And looking over the variety of traditional Thai offerings, your mouth begins to water as you make your selection. And as you enjoy your meal, you will be most pleased that you came to the right place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok.
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    The food is on the sweet side. I have had many Thai dishes even in Thailand and they were not as the dishes we had in Tim Tim Thai. I prefer my savory dishes to be salty not sweet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TubTimThai-riffic !
    TolerBear1VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Great authentic food, big menu, great service (pleasant, accommodating, & quick), cool ambience. Cost-friendly too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One server during lunch. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    One server during lunch. Very slow. Others seemed to be available but no one helped the server.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Suburban Favorite
    PhoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Generally, we think that north suburban restaurants are average at best. Tub Tim Thai, however, is one of the exceptions. We love this place. It is such a little gem! The decor is not fancy. The food is well presented and always delicious. Portions are decent and are always full of fresh herbs and garnished with fresh vegetables. We started by splitting a shrimp salad with a vinaigrette. For dinner, we had the scallops...One of their smaller entrees. Also had the chicken Penang curry and the chicken basil fried rice. Both were loaded with chicken. The curry was nicely spiced with a little heat and nicely complemented the scallops. The staff is very friendly and kind. The food is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    Lori
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    My son took me out for a Mother's Day dinner and we had a wonderful evening. This was my third time at Tub Tim Thai, and as always, I really enjoyed their signature appetizer. My green curry entree was also excellent and my son's beef with peanut sauce was good as well. The service was helpful and expedient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed my lunch and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Enjoyed my lunch and the service was great. Really enjoyed that it is a quiet restaurant for lunch, something not easily found these days. Read the review in Chicago magazine and did not agree with the comment about the decor. It's a neighborhood restaurant and quite nicely decorated -- love the peach walls. The only disappointment was the Pad Thai. Chicago magazine raved about it, but it was not what I expected. Otherwise would recommend it to anyone in the area. Will go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for big groups!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Great place. We had a group of 13 people for dinner, and the people there were very accommodating and helpful. Food come pretty quick too, and was delicious. I saw families and couples at other tables, so it's a pretty good spot for lots of types of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great Thai restaurant
    IdoLVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Very good Thia food! Fresh ingredients. Tasteful and special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresher, a little more upscale
    BigTerVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Fresher, a little more upscale than most Thai food in this area. We'll definitely be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was okay. Not bad for
    Roma
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    It was okay. Not bad for a little place like this, but wasn't impressed as I thought I would be. I've had better Thai food at other places to be honest, but for Skokie, it wasn't bad. Service was very good, portions were decent for the money paid. Food taste was alright, but nothing to get thrilled about..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and moderately priced
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    Excellent and moderately priced Thai food. A place that actually gives you very spicy food if you ask for it. Actually, they ask you to rate how spicy you want it on a five point scale.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Though a neighborhood restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Though a neighborhood restaurant, the quality, taste, and appearance of the food was comparable to, if not better than, other Thai restaurants in fancy locations with higher prices. The ambiance may have been on the plain side, but the cooking was great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love Thai food and this
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    I love Thai food and this is the most mediocre Thai food I have ever eaten. My spring rolls were served in thick, tasteless tortilla-like wrap; the plum sauce was an unappetizing gray color and the beansprouts were also gray, probably old. My main dish of tofu and vegetables was blah. I won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Busy Night!
    LovelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    We were there on a promotional night (20% off your bill) so they were super busy, and seemingly not prepared for the crowd. Every table was taken and people kept coming. Usually they're not this busy, so I forgave the slower, less than attentive service. The food was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is probably the best
    InvernessFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    This is probably the best Thai food I have ever had. The restaurant is listed in the Michelin guide, enough said. Don't miss out on this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food seemed very authentically
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    The food seemed very authentically Thai and that was quite enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our go to Thai
    LovelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Tub Tim Thai has become a regular spot for my daughter and me when we want Asian, and specifically Thai. It is minutes from our home, with great prices and quality, well prepared dishes. The sizzling salmon is my favorite entree. I've had it many times and it's always equally delicious. Definitely a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real find for Thai Food! Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Tub Tim Thai is a find for us! Some friends too us there, and we were happy to introduce our cousins to it, so we are repeaters. Some of the best Thai food around, the server made modifications to some of the dishes with a smile, service was fast the everything was delicious. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Thai food. Service spotty-we
    DrjayVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Good Thai food. Service spotty-we all got our meals at different times. We've eaten there before and this was the first time this happened, so would give them a second chance.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New restaurant (to us)
    LovelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    This place has been here 5 years, but for some reason I didn't know about it. I was pleased to see that the Hungry Hound had been there, and we ended up trying two of his recommendations, which were great! Will definitely be back...soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Yummy Rice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Tub Tim Thai is the perfect dining location to take a poetry judge out to dinner after a local competition. The food is always fresh and delectable, and includes many healthy options. The new "healthy rice" is worth the extra $2 per serving. It's a tangy blend of red and brown rices, cooked to a just right chewiness. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They handled my reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    They handled my reservation perfectly as requested. The food was great and the service was polite and prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a delightful find, in
    Bird1218VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    What a delightful find, in Skokie! Delicious dishes, beautifully presented!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate