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Taste of Thai Town, Chicago, IL

Taste of Thai Town

3.7
3.7
16 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
As Thai descendants, we are privileged to honor the Great King by bringing great food of Thailand to share with you. If he lived to see it today, he would surely love to share it with the world. What he loved best is exactly what we do. How could anyone refuse good food? We shall follow good example from the beloved King. Let's begin by exploring Taste of Thai Town! Come to Taste of Thai Town to explore the true taste of Thailand. Come to experience authentic Thai taste that will be so memorable without having to travel ten thousand miles!
We are now serving beer and wine!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of operation
    Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 299-7888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Arun Sampanthavivat
  • Neighborhood
    Albany Park
  • Cross street
    W Sunnyside Ave
  • Parking details
    Parking is available south of the building.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Wine
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What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

16 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went because this restaurant was on Chicago's Best, but it wasn't. Service started out good but was seated in a freezing back room. All of us got our entrees except one of us, and we had to ask for that. Good was just so, so, something that you would get at a chain restaurant. Disappointed.

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  2. whitbea

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unpleasant and slow service. Not worth the trouble. Food was ok so if you are in the area and want decent basic Thai.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I requested a Thai dish called Larb that was not on the menu and they prepared a delicious, perfectly seasoned dish for us.

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  4. evanstondiner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation, had it confirmed, then found out it was closed when we got there. Winter hours, not on website.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly don't go there for thai food. Not up to what they promised to be authentic (I've been to Thailand a few times so I tried a lot of real thai food) and lacking favor/quality. Even some other thai joints in the city are better.

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  6. CamilleJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was poor. The servers were not friendly or attentive.

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  7. Joyful

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrific Thai food in a restaurant without atmosphere. The decor doesn't begin to match the excellence of the food.

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  8. Bosley

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went to the restaurant with a reservation last Saturday night. We had to wait 15 minutes to be seated since no one really acknowledged we were standing there waiting while our table was ready. It took even longer to get water. It was a very bad night for them. Once we gave our entire order right away, tiny pot stickers arrived 20 minutes later and they ran out of crab ragoon. How does that happen at a Thai restaurant. Three of our four dinners arrived and mine took another 10 minutes. The food was good but the presentation I was looking for was not there. No one would know that this is the new restaurant that is owned by Arun's owner. My green tea never arrived and dessert was an afterthought for them when I asked what they recommended. It probably needs to be given another chance but not sure I will.

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  9. YolandaN

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to Arun's and now Taste of Thai ---- The food is amazing and the service is exceptional. This is a visit well worth it

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  10. Vegitoboi

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Me and my family went on Mother's Day to obviously celebrate mom and also my aunt's birthday. We heard about this place from the Chicago's Best tv show as well as word of mouth that it was owned by the same guy who owns Arun's. The place was actually the old police station before they moved down the street (and you kind of have the feeling it still is just by the layout). But, they really did a good job decorating the place. We ordered a couple appetizers, noodle dishes, and beef curry. But when we got the dishes...well, the size of the dish didn't match the price. No doubt, the food was good. But, I feel like I can go to my main Thai restaurant and get more food for the buck. I guess that's one philosophy that was transferred over from Arun's restaurant.

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  11. Beetky

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the casual eatery by Arun, who owns a very fancy, very good Thai restaurant. Taste of Thai Town has some unique dishes and many of the favorites. We especially enjoyed the Masaman Curry and the Scallop Kabob. The food is very good, the service amazing, so it was hard to understand why they were not busier. If you like Thai food, this place is a great choice.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, excellent value. Extensive menu offerings - something for everyone - event the pickiest in the group.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For fans of Arun's this is a great place as it has most of the same dishes available at the high-end restaurant as well as a number of additional items. My wife and kids and I loved it.

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  14. Gioco

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been to ToTT twice. Both times, loved the food. This past trip, we were with a friend who has been to Thailand several times, and knows the food. She thought it was outstanding, and very authentic. I've had whole fish both times, each time was terrific. Appetizers, including spring roll, crab rangoon, wings, etc, all great. Noodle soups seem most authentic.

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  15. Brad

    Chicago

    115 reviews

    2.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When I first heard of a Thai cultural center being opened up in a large, former police station, I heard rumors of multiple restaurants -- fast food, upscale, etc. Instead, the massive space is filled with room after room dedicated to a single restaurant that generally competes with some of the more authentic Thai restaurants in town (Aroy, Rainbow, Rosded, Andy's Thai Kitchen, In-On Thai, etc). The dining rooms vary dramatically in temperature, the one we were first seated in was about 20 degrees cooler than the main room, and we were moved to a third room (the main one was full - only 7 or so tables) which was still a bit cool but not as cool as the second room. There seemed to be a massive fourth room in back not being used. Ultimately, a lot of empty space. We seemed to be the only group not seated in the main dining area. Service was very friendly. Note however that while they were byo early on, they are no longer byo. And given that their beer/wine lists are not the least bit interesting, this makes Taste of Thai Town prohibitively more expensive than other local Thai restaurants that are byo, assuming you would like to drink alcohol. As for the food, it was generally decent but I've had better versions of every dish we tried. Green curry with fishballs featured a slightly diluted green curry and the housemade fishballs seemed a tad grainy. Pad thai was a little too sweet, though I appreciated the whole fried egg on top. Taro egg rolls were tasty, hot, crisp and not very greasy at all. I liked the gentle sprinkling of fish sauce in the potstickers. Yum woon sen a little lacking in flavor. Desserts were pretty good-taro with coconut and taro custard. Unfortunately, portions seem smaller and prices a little higher than other Thai restaurants in town and the food didn't measure up to the best Thai places I list above.

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  16. diner2

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just OK. I was expecting much more because the chef/owner also owns Arun. The prices were a bit a high and the food was just OK.

    1 person found this helpful

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Taste of Thai Town is rated 3.7 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Taste of Thai Town

4461 N Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W Sunnyside Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Albany Park
  • Hours of operation
    Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available south of the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Arun Sampanthavivat
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Wine
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