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Star of Siam

Thai Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Missy T.
    "Can't go wrong with the Pad Thai either!"(8 Tips)
    DJ Z
    "My favorite Thai place!! Pad See Eiw FTW"(2 Tips)
    James W.
    "Without a doubt, the BEST Thai food in Chicago."(2 Tips)
    Olivia G.
    "The pot stickers here are amazing!! Definitely give then a try."(4 Tips)
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  • Albert T.
    Albert TiotuycoMay 30, 2013
    The som tum is a killer! It's delicious but too damn spicy. I was sweating after a few bites. Be sure your tongue is prepared! if you are a true Thai this may be mild for you! Hahaha
  • Missy T.
    Missy TurkJune 13, 2015
    My all time favorite thia place. We love the service, atmosphere, and cannot get enough of the Mild Yellow Curry. I recommend doing it medium spicy. Can't go wrong with the Pad Thai either!
  • Jon S.
    Jon StoutDecember 25, 2010
    Great food for reasonable prices. The Mossamon Curry is best I've ever had. And to drink, you can't do much better than the Pomegranate-Lychee Martini, with a big ol' lychee at the bottom. Delicioso!
  • Tim M.
    The place looks much nicer from the inside than you'd tell from the outside. We've tried the spicy rice noodles and a curry and were very happy with our choices.
  • Megan A. K.
    Megan A. KrumwiedeAugust 8, 2014
    So. My guy and I were in the city trying to dig up the glorious hidden jems buried within the grand central station of all tourism (aka. Chicago as a collective). And stumbled upon this. Def. worth it
  • Cheese C.
    Food tastes not bad, my Thai friend told me it's quite authentic! Curry chicken is good and kinda spicy. Great portion btw.
  • Doug W.
    Doug WolcottSeptember 1, 2013
    Curry fried rice is excellent. Plum wine is good, but only 1 glass will do. Chicken satay is also excellent. Can't beat this restaurant
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoOctober 7, 2012
    Chicken (both in curry and in noodles) was dry and tough. Curry and noodles need more salt. Good fish cakes and squid salad. So far, I'd say go with the seafood and avoid the pedestrian Thai dishes.
  • Beth M.
    Beth MoonMarch 21, 2009
    Excellent and inexpensive Thai food here and at sister restaurant Dao in Streeterville. Try the Panang Nue - chicken, beef , or tofu. Favorite dish in the city.
  • Rachel N.
    Rachel NitzkinJanuary 19, 2014
    I could drink the peanut sauce, it's soooo good! Also very strong and reasonably priced drinks. Highly recommend!
  • Rafael C.
    Rafael CYLZAugust 9, 2013
    Great Pad Thai! You have to be over them to be seated, their seating system is useless...
  • Jackie E.
    The Pad See Eiw is amazing! Cheap and fast, some of the best athai I've ever had ! I'll be back!
  • Evan B.
    Evan BellJuly 24, 2014
    Borderline-unbelievable value. Delicious, straightforward menu in awesome location. Great vibes.
  • Kaleb R.
    Kaleb RatcliffAugust 4, 2013
    Some of the best crab rangoon I've ever had! Not too sweet, with a very cheesy flavor.
  • Meara D.
    Meara DaileyFebruary 14
    Really you can't go wrong with any choice. They have great curry though.
  • Ellia K.
    Ellia KassoffMay 19, 2013
    First time here and loved it. Such a hem next to all the over-priced places in the area.
  • Melody L.
    Melody LeggeJune 30, 2015
    Love the chicken curry. Tod Mun Pla appetizer (fish cakes)are delish.
  • @EdmundCruz
    @EdmundCruzAugust 25, 2010
    One of the better Thai restaurants the city has to offer. The prices are great and so is the food!
  • Donna S.
    Donna SchultzAugust 15, 2013
    Curry was great, but a bit more hot-spicy than I'm used too. Great service too!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BulandrJuly 14, 2012
    The naem sod is the best. Ask for a side of rice, the hot and cool mouth feel is great.
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany SJuly 3, 2011
    The Crazy noodles are VERY good but beware of the spicy green pepper! It was a real experience.
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon AndreenJanuary 12, 2012
    Amazing Miso soup, Crazy Noodles with the green chilies, and Pom-Lychee Martini!
  • Nehanda L.
    Nehanda LindseyJuly 25, 2012
    Go with a large group and try everything! Awesome food and prices!
  • Hillary C.
    Hillary ChandlerMay 2, 2013
    The pad see ewe is some of the best In the city. Get it with beef.
  • John K.
    John KhuuOctober 13, 2014
    I go here too much. They know me by name. Best downtown Thai place for the price/portions!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GranvilleJuly 3, 2013
    The prices are excellent. They have the best crab rangoons I've ever eaten.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KleinerMarch 10, 2015
    Good prices + fast & somewhat healthy in the area. I had the surf/turf glasnoodles. They were alright.
  • Danny R.
    Danny ReynosoMay 13, 2012
    Great service! Food is spectacular! Try the Pad Prik with shrimp!
  • Oneil W.
    Oneil WilliamsSeptember 24, 2015
    You must try the deep fried red snapper! Delicious! 😛
  • Lewis
    LewisFebruary 22, 2013
    Jack talks Thai? Oh yeah, Jack talks Thai.... Jack talks Thai reaaaal well.
  • General K.
    General KafkaOctober 22, 2009
    Great Thai food, at great price in an innovative setting. My tongue is still burning
  • Todd B.
    Todd BaileyNovember 3, 2013
    Cool setting and great Thai food. They also have Beerlao.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 9, 2014
    Good for lunch, nice prices, good menu selection. Not too heavy.
  • Carol F.
    Carol FowlerSeptember 30, 2012
    Was in a party of 15 - good service for groups. Awesome pad Thai
  • Leonardo W.
    Leonardo WanderleyNovember 3, 2013
    Nice food at a good price but be aware of the lipsticks on the glasses they serve with tap water !!!
  • Olivia G.
    Olivia GillisonJuly 28, 2013
    The pot stickers here are amazing!! Definitely give then a try.
  • Natasha B.
    Natasha BlairAugust 14, 2015
    Must have - thai iced tea, cucumber salad and mussaman curry. Skip the eggplant, it's mediocre.
  • Grace Y.
    Grace YoungerOctober 15, 2012
    Such a pleasant surprise! Awesome Thai food- try the chicken pad ped
  • Kris C.
    Kris CortezNovember 4, 2012
    The. BEST. Crab Rangoon in the city!
  • Kseniya M.
    Solid Thai, great pricing for the neighborhood
  • Michael P.
    Michael PlasmeierJanuary 4, 2012
    Good food at good prices! Skip those nearby chain restaurant!
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannAugust 18, 2015
    If you're looking for inexpensive yet authentic Thai food, this is your place
  • MockingshoE
    MockingshoEJuly 11, 2010
    NOM TOK! Have had that sooo many times, especially with Mee Krob. If only my phone didn't die whenever I go here!
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorOctober 11, 2011
    Quick, great and for the area, cheap Thai food Read more
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinMarch 24, 2015
    By far my favorite Thai food in Chicago
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StineSeptember 1, 2015
    Excellent food. Our service was terrible but it was a busy night...
  • Ricardo M.
    Best Thai in Chicago. The curry is VERY spicy
  • Krystal P.
    Krystal PetrovskisMay 19, 2012
    Most friendly staff ever!! Great food, great atmosphere, reasonable prices!!
  • Bruce M.
    Bruce MedlerJanuary 6, 2012
    Inexpensive and authentic thai food. Good atmosphere .
  • Selene P.
    Me encanta! Las empanadas de cangrejo de entrada están riquísimas, y el lugar está increíble!
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