Thai food isn’t hard to come by in Chicago — with such an abundance of selections to choose from, your cravings can be fulfilled by a number of different restaurants. But which are the best? Here at Menuism, we made it our mission to find first-rate Thai restaurants that set the standards in quality and service. Applying the knowledge of popular food bloggers, Gino Williams of Chicago Alphabet Soup and Maris Callahan of My Daily Find Chicago, we put together a list of Chicago’s best Thai restaurants. Happy eating!
Anong – 2532 N California
“Anong does not boast an interior designer’s success story. But you do get the best Thai you can find in Logan Square. At 2532 N. California Avenue between Fullerton Avenue and Logan Boulevard, you enter into a moderate size café with an open kitchen that serves up authenticity that makes most neighboring Thai restaurants seem like they send microwaved dinners to the table. The service is ten notches past outstanding and there is a guarantee that if you love really good Thai cuisine, you will teeter away a satisfied customer.” –Gino
Opart Thai House – 4658 N Western Ave
“Of the dozens of Thai restaurants in Chicago, it’s hard to know which ones will be hits or misses. Opart Thai House Restaurant, conveniently located across from the Western Brown Line station, has some of the best pad thai in Chicago.
Although the cozy neighborhood spot is known for its signature appetizer, Tiger Cry (a skewer of tender beef served with homemade hot sauce), the stir-fried thin rice noodles with fried tofu, bean sprout, eggs, green onions, and ground peanuts win me over every time.” –Maris
Siam Country – 4637 N Damen Avenue
“If you are a fan of spicy Thai, your search is over. Siam Country, at 4637 N. Damen Avenue, is a Thai lover’s oasis. Family owned and operated, there isn’t one dish that will not wow you. Fans of Thai curries will love the panang, red curry, yellow curry, and green curry dishes. Every dish is fresh, all the time, and because the flavors are tempered to your taste, those who opt for dining in true Thai fashion will return on a regular basis. And to make it all the more enjoyable, the family is the most engaging, which makes it easier to have Siam Country become an option for your Thai craving.” –Gino
Thai Addison – 74 W Lake St
“It may be a drive out of Chicago, but those in the west suburbs may find the drive…a worthy one. Nothing comes to the table immediately, which means there is time in thorough preparation. The taste of the food is even more indication of authenticity. Being a fan of Thai curry, all of them have a wow factor greater than 10. When I start speaking in Thai, that means it’s very good. All of the dishes are aroy, ‘delicious’.” –Gino
Marisa Miyasaki loves to mix and match different cuisines and believes Korean Tacos are just about the coolest thing ever invented. She is a devout foodhist and has a borderline-crazy obsession with taking pictures of nearly everything she eats. As Menuism's Community Manager, Marisa hopes to share her passion for food with the world- one hungry foodie at a time.