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Bangkok Cafe

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17 N Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1430
+1 847-398-1989
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wonderful waitstaff. The food is reminiscent of what I imagine it may be like to eat at a Thai family dinner. Generous proportions. I highly recommend the grilled calamari and handcrafted desserts. Deserts take a while to prepare as they are cooked to order.

Thank ProteusF
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The above comment is a bit misleading. We visited the restaurant with long-standing friends of the owners, so when one of the sisters came and sat with us at the table (the weather was awful, so business was slow) it should not have been a surprise. The food was delicious and ample. I value delicate flavors in oriental food, and... More 

Thank gamelville
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754 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had an absolutely delicious dinner tonight. Very generous portions at very reasonable tariffs. We enjoyed pad Thai and a delicious basil chicken. I had asked them to turn up the heat a little and my mouth enjoyed a pleasant tingle. Gracious service in a very nice downtown setting .

Thank jfadds
La Crosse, WI
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369 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Seven of us made dinner reservations on a Saturday night, and a table to the side was waiting for us even though they were busy and we were at least five minutes late. One of the owners was our server, and she was very sweet and attentive throughout the meal. We all tried different things, and though I have had... More 

Thank occdocbill
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

First, let me state that we have become friends with the owners after years of dining at the Bangkok Cafe. The food is wonderful and beautifully presented. If you haven't tried Thai food try it here, they often can adjust the seasonings to your taste. Charming place on "restaurant row" in downtown Arlington Heights and the sisters will welcome you... More 

Thank Julie K
Inverness, Illinois
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We returned to the Bangkok Café in downtown Arlington Heights after a long hiatus and it still remains our go to place for Thai food. This place was started by, and I believe is still run by five sisters that give this restaurant a friendly, family owned feel. They use fresh herbs and a light touch with their food and... More 

Thank ERPriest
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

While we have several Thai restaurants in downtown AH, this one is probably the most cozy and easy to have conversations while enjoying delicious food. Our waitress was excellent and eager to please. We came in at the end of the evening and they were out of spring rolls- so we decided on the veggie potstickers ( we are vegitarians).... More 

Thank Janice T
Chicago, IL
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The ladies who run this restaurant are wonderful. And the food is light and delicious. The prices are great as well! This is a regular lunch spot for me and my colleagues.

Thank Corinne A
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My husband and I love Thai food especially since we have traveled to Thailand. We love Alt Thai and Gumrai Thai in Arlington Heights and decided to try Bangkok Cafe. We went once and will never return. The food seemed like something we'd get from a cheap Chinese restaurant.

Thank JThor84
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Food was the best of any Thai restaurant I have dined at. The staff was friendly, so much so, that I felt I was a family member.

Thank thad12016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 N Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-398-1989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?