Dining Out 1 minute 12 February 2019

The Best Thai Restaurants in Chicago

Hit up these three spots the next time you're in the Windy City.

It seems like more and more people have been traveling to this Southeast Asian country in recent years. But for those of us not able to hop on a plane to travel across the world to sample Thai fare, here are three restaurants closer to home to enjoy the cuisine.


Designation: Bib Gourmand

What Our Inspectors Say: "In the sea of Thai restaurants that flank this area, elegant Herb stands out for its lovely wood and stone décor and service staff friendly enough to use your name. This is killer Thai, elevated and prepared with care."

Jin Thai

Designation: Bib Gourmand

What Our Inspectors Say: "In-the-know locals fill up on tasty Thai at this sleek corner hot spot, whose curving glass windows beckon many a passerby with views of and aromas from vibrant curries and spicy laab. Inside, a row of splashy pillows lends color and comfort to a wooden banquette, and woven placemats dress up dark wood tables."

Sticky Rice

Designation: Plate

What Our Inspectors Say: "Sticky Rice stands out—not only for its focus on Northern Thai specialties, but also for the quality and abundance of dishes made to order. Sunny and citrus-hued, it’s the kind of place where those who dare to step outside their satay-and-pad Thai comfort zone will be greatly rewarded."

Photo courtesy of Sticky Rice/Facebook.

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