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Thai Bowl

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University Village / Little Italy
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1049 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4224
+1 312-226-5865
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11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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3,161 reviews
2,471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thai Bowl is a non-Italian restaurant located at the east end of "Little Italy". We went during lunch, but we did find that the inside restaurant was very crowded with a lot of local students from the University of Illinois campus, which is steps away. We opted to take out the food and eat outside at a nearby park.... More 

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Thank Allen21096
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have not dined in here - I've only ordered for delivery/take out. I always order the same thing - Pad Thai (with chicken), Rama Chicken, and Cucumber Salad. The trick here is to add some of the sauce from the Rama Chicken (it's a delicious peanut sauce) to the Pad Thai. Amazing! Otherwise, to me, the pad thai doesn't... More 

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Thank 1999Talia
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the Shrimp Pad Thai, a lot of the food for the money. The restaurant is dark and gloomy, but very busy. I prefer to do takeout.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I went to Thai Bowl for lunch with a couple co-workers and it was a good experience, mainly because of the food. Thai Bowl is an old favorite of mine... I had the Pad Thai combination and it was delicious. I normally get the Asian Beef which is great too. Anyway, the food was great although it took a solid... More 

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Thank HoyasHC
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Not great Thai. We ordered Pad Thai. The flavor was a bit bland but what un-nerved me was that the food was room temperature. It was not hot. Don't think I would eat there again.

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Thank Jenn A
Chicago, Illinois
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367 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

Used to go here all the time you get huge portions and its reasonable priced it gets very crowded with students at times but all in all its good

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Thank luna6373
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a small neighborhood place, that's great in the summer for outdoor dining on Taylor street, The food is really good, especially the Tom Kha Gai and yellow curry. They can spice to your taste. If it's not nice enought outside for the patio dining area, I suggest you Take Out. The inside restaurant is really cramped, no atmosphere... More 

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Thank Joe_Traveler_K
Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Just as the reviews before, the staffs were very Rude. They don't care about the customers, really! Thailand is the land of smile. If you ever been to Bangkok or Phuket, this is indeed the case. You guys really disgrace that title. Luckily, they have great delicious food. I particularly love their Pad Thai. Nevertheless, I almost always ordered the... More 

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Thank Jay T
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Pros: 1. Great Food Cons: 1. Not So friendly Staff 2. Poor Ambience In spite of the great food and fast service, the staff is rude and sometimes absolutely disrespectful. The reason they get a 3 star is because of the delicious food at a decent price!

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Thank cbrdarsh
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I went there with my family yesterday and was very rudely asked to leave the outdoor patio because my 4yr old had a $1 Mario's lemonade even though I just placed a rather large food order. So when I asked for the manager (Ann) came out and was even ruder. It was unbelievible how angry the manager and waitress were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1049 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-5865

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