Tub Tim Thai

4.0
79 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(847) 675-8424
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
From Thailand chef.
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Catering
Party trays available for any occasion. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
niles ave.
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Parking details
FREE parking around downtown Skokie
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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 Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.4
ambience
4.3
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OT
4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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MB
4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Cute little place with great food

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OT
5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Amazing, authentic Thai food!

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OT
5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Very delicious food and a kind staff. Would definitely return.

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B
2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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OT
4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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CA
2.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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M
5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

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

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

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.

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N
5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

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M
4.0Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

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!

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S
5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

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

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y
5.0Dined on January 17, 2017

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

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OT
4.0Dined on December 1, 2016

The food was excellent, the ambiance lovely and the service excellent.

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P
3.0Dined on November 15, 2016

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..!!!

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MA
5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

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.

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D
4.0Dined on September 8, 2016

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.

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M
4.0Dined on July 19, 2016

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.

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N
4.0Dined on April 30, 2016

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.

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p
3.0Dined on February 10, 2016

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

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M
4.0Dined on December 15, 2015

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

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c
4.0Dined on October 24, 2015

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.

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c
3.0Dined on September 22, 2015

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.

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Q
3.0Dined on September 18, 2015

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.

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DD
4.0Dined on July 25, 2015

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 24, 2015

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. :)

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JK
5.0Dined on May 9, 2015

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 2, 2015

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!

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W
3.0Dined on March 2, 2015

Food is great and what I would expect. Curry is always a staple I like to try at any Thai restaurant. The Satay Kabob lacked that extra flavor to make it great, it was still good. No matter, would definitely visit additional times when around the area.

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P
3.0Dined on February 13, 2015

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 13, 2015

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

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OT
3.0Dined on February 13, 2015

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.

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J
5.0Dined on February 7, 2015

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!

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OT
2.0Dined on November 8, 2014

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

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D
5.0Dined on October 28, 2014

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.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 31, 2014

We love this place. Freshly prepared food at a reasonable price.

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