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Tub Tim Thai

4.0
4
68 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 675-8424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    From Thailand chef.

  • Catering

    Party trays available for any occasion. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Neighborhood

    Skokie

  • Cross street

    niles ave.

  • Parking details

    FREE parking around downtown Skokie

  • Public transit

    yellow line stop at Oakton st. and Skokie blvd. or take 97 to the front of restaurant

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. RB

    RebeccaB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was amazing- we were informed as each dish was brought to the table if it was vegan or gluten free. Plus, I wanted crab Rangoon- no one else did- the waitress (probably the owner) brought me 3 pieces as her treat because she knew I wanted that appetizer - we will be back - food was good too
  2. MB

    MBAChi

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Cute little place with great food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing, authentic Thai food!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food and a kind staff. Would definitely return.
  5. B

    Babs

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Sadly, this place is not what it used to be. Service was so slow. The waitress had to look at the menu to confirm what we were ordering. 1 of 4 dinners didnt arrive until much much later than rest; then that Pad Thai wasn't worth the wait. Was it the kitchen or front of the house? Took a long time til 2 of 4 desserts arrived; they explained it took extra time to prep the toddy cake. Almost seemed they didn't know how to prep it. On a Sat night only 3-4 tables were filled.
  6. AT

    AnnieT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Great food except paad ki maw dish was messed. Everything else was unique and delicious!
  7. CA

    ChicagoAmy

    Chicago

    102 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Spotty service, mediocre food, confused wait staff. Nothing tasted quite as it should. Going elsewhere for Thai food.
  8. M

    Makakilo

    Chicago

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite Thai restaurants especially for lunch. Excellent cuisine, service, and ambiance. Love their sweet sticky rice and mangos for dessert.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The Thai food was delicious! There were photos of some dishes in the menu, which was helpful when I was not familiar with it. Service was a little slow. One had to wave the server down. If you are not in a rush, it's a relaxing atmosphere where one can spend time with friends and good food in a clean Thai restaurant.
  10. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thai food, so many good things! Yummy. We had a selection of appetizers and salads, all were excellent
  11. t

    theatreguy

    Chicago

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I had not been to a Thai restaurant for many years and since this one was on open table and walking distance to the Skokie Theatre (where I was headed), I made the reservation. Interesting menu choices and attentive service: I have no complaints about the place.
  12. M

    Makakilo

    Chicago

    209 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent ambiance and cuisine and our server made this an even nicer dining experience. We especially enjoyed the taro custard and the sticky rice & mango desserts.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Food and Service!!! Would recommend for the whole family. Vegan and vegetarian options and kids loved it too!
  14. m

    missyp

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was extremely fresh and tasty. You can't beat the lunch deal, a choice of appetizer and an entree for $8 and the lunch deal is offered Monday - Saturday. Our waiter was really nice and attentive. Portion size of the entrees was very generous. The restaurant was very quiet and nicely decorated.
  15. ES

    EstherS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining the items on the menu. The appetizer and dinners were great. Everything is fresh. This is going to be one of my favorites for Thai food now. We will definitely be going back more regularly. And it's BYOB which is always a plus!
  16. S

    Share221

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing. High quality - pineapple fried rice and basil seafood were the best. You won't regret it!
  17. y

    yummy

    Chicago

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cozy deeelish restaurant The food hot green tea and even a dessert were all yummm at TUM TIM THAI WE WILL BE BACK SOON
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the ambiance lovely and the service excellent.
  19. P

    Pinky

    Chicago

    208 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were pleasantly surprised , the decor was nicer than other people described. The food was excellent and there is a lot of things to experiment with. We have to go back to try the other items. The waitress was very nice and helpful to us. The portions are large and we shared two entres which the waitress said was enough for the two of us. Definitely will return in the near future..!!!
  20. MA

    MarciaA

    Cleveland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in town visiting family and wanted a place to go to near the hotel we were staying at. I looked on Open Table and saw that this restaurant was very close by. We didn't even look at the reviews. We were very happy with our choices as well as the waitress. We had crab fried rice and a beef dish as well as soup and appetizer. We would definitely return if we were in the area.
  21. D

    Deee

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First experience eating Thai I loved the crisp coating on the Thai shrimp. The chicken was moist, flavorful and tender in the Garlic Chicken. The portions were generous and the menu had great variety and options.
  22. M

    Makakilo

    Chicago

    209 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, comfortable environment , and very good Thai cuisine. We especially liked their pad siew and basil chicken. Next time we'll try one of the tempting desserts as well.
  23. N

    Naura

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Stopped in for lunch on a rainy afternoon, and had a wonderful lunch! The lunch specials are a great value, and the quality of the food was excellent and tasted delicious! Restaurant is a great lunch spot or quick and easy dinner. The decor was a bit quirky, with extension cords, scotch tape, and wires, and a lot of random knick-knack, dust-collecting decor.
  24. p

    prehistoric1

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2016

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The waiter had no clue what he was doing and knew nothing about Thai food.
  25. M

    Mars

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Consistently excellent food with good service. Not much atmosphere, but we are never disappointed with the quality and taste of the food.
  26. c

    cityplace

    Chicago

    305 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    305 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We hadn't been here in awhile. Food is beautifully presented and delicious. Loved the vegetarian egg rolls, the salmon in curry sauce and the pad thai. The fried banana dessert was delicious. Very reasonable and delicious.
  27. c

    chidiner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    No one greeted us as we walked in. There was some confusion as to our order. The different dishes looked the same. It used to be a friendly place. The owner use to greet everyone as they came in. I remember the same dishes to be a lot better.
  28. Q

    Quilter

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The food was bland. The Tom Yum soup had more of a lemon flavor than coconut milk and not spice. The service was slow and due to that the food was lukewarm.
  29. DD

    DiningDiva5

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We needed a place where we could talk, dine, and relax. We found it at Tub Tim Thai. The service was friendly and helpful and the food was good, some of it even great. And, the restaurant is very reasonably priced.
  30. NG

    NancyG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tub Tim Thai is a lovely spot in Downtown Skokie with fantastic flavorful food. We had the chicken satay, sizzling curry salmon, pad see you, & garlic shrimp. The service was excellent and our gluten-free friend was graciously accommodated. The Thai beer also hit the spot. :)
  31. JK

    JanetK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like going out on Saturday nights with a few friends and we usually look for a low cost, good food, not fancy restaurant and Tub Tim Thai fits the bill! Local folks, casual dining at the right price.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying this place out, very quiet and located near the downtown area. Food was exquisite and I would definitely go back to try it again!
  33. P

    Phoebe60093

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Want great Thai food? Don't care to much about the atmosphere? Eat here! You will not be disappointed. The food is absolutely delicious with many fresh spices. Portions are generous. Staff is friendly. Always good. Very Casual.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!!! One of the best Thai places I have eaten at. I highly recommend it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Tub Tim claimed to have no affiliation with Open Table. Therefore, they said they do not take reservations and we're not prepared for us when we arrived.
  36. J

    Jenny

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a great little spot for very good Thai food! Authentic food, generous portions, and reasonable prices. It's a nice atmosphere but can get a little loud when it gets crowded. The wait staff were very attentive, friendly, and quick! I will return anytime I get the chance!
  37. AH

    AdrienneH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2014

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Neighborhood restaurant for families who have favorite dishes or drop in...no ambience...not what I expected on open table...more like a coffee shop
  38. D

    Diningout

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This time we had lunch. I gave an overall 5 star rating for dinner the last time we dined here. It still rates 5 star for lunch and service.
  39. MF

    MoldyFoodie

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    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.
  40. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.

FAQs

Tub Tim Thai does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tub Tim Thai also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 675-8424.

Tub Tim Thai is rated 4 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    niles ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Skokie

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    FREE parking around downtown Skokie

  • Public transit

    yellow line stop at Oakton st. and Skokie blvd. or take 97 to the front of restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    From Thailand chef.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 675-8424

  • Catering

    Party trays available for any occasion. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.

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