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Bona Fide Thai Cuisine

1500 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-7907
+1 309-807-9478
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“red curry” (5 reviews)
“thai food” (9 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1500 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-7907
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Food was good, but service was lacking. We had a reservation for our group of 15+. There were 2 people taking care of servicing the whole restaurant for a busy lunch hour. 2 waiters broke our tables up and took our orders, the one half...More

Thank mpmjem
Reviewed 9 October 2017

2nd visit, We had the pineapple curry and pineapple fried rice, Both dishes were great but, the curry was exceptional. Enough food for two meals. Had an exceptional waitress who was very attentive, polite and helpful. Neither visit did we have the poor service that...More

Thank kbbradford
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I have not been to Bonafide Thai since the name change/ not sure if also a change in owners, but I do plan to return again for the lunch specials. The dining room is clean and restful. Service was good. The lunch menu features many...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is my favorite Thai place in Bloomington-Normal. They have a wide choice of Thai & other Asian food, which is nicely cooked & presented. Wait staff are helpful. The decor has a definite Asian feel without being overdone.

Thank Brent A
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I split the pineapple curry with chicken as takeout regularly. It's so tasty. They did mix up our order once and gave us a free meal next time, so that was fine.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Bonafide Thai has delicious food and warm, friendly staff. The other Thai place in town has a grumpy owner. You will have a much nicer experience overall at Bonafide. Trust me on this one; I've been to both many times and it's always nicer at...More

Thank Athena_Eng
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. Red curry was amazing. In appetizer we usually go in for chicken satay which is equally good.

Thank onecrazygroup
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Maybe not the fastest lunch spot but definitely delicious! Had the Pork Pad Khing (sp?). Great flavors. Slices of ginger really kicked the flavor up a notch. .

Thank gotmytoesinthewater
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Nice atmosphere. Wait staff friendly. Owner is daughter of another local Thai restaurateur. Good for lunch. Nice hot pot dishes. Make surer you order the right dish otherwise you will be charged twice.

Thank nenf
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Everyone in there has always been polite and kind. Their yellow chicken curry is very good. Along with the naan bread.

Thank Carrie B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-7907
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-807-9478
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