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Spoon Thai

4608 N Western
Chicago, IL


The thoroughly average façade and decor at this storefront, along with the low prices and lettuce-leaf-garnished platings, belie the excellence of the food. The translated Thai menu holds the real finds, despite some overlap with the by-the-numbers regular menu. Dishes such as jerky-like beef strips with tamarind dipping sauce or a one-bite salad of dried shrimp, peanuts, and toasted coconut show attention to balancing sweet, sour, and umami. Boat noodles ($9) easily feeds two, but even splurges like soft-shell crab ($16) are generous. Skip dessert.

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Dishes We Liked

Neua daet diaw/jerky beef ($7.95), muang kham/one-bite salad ($6.95), kuay tiaw reua/boat noodles ($6.95), soft-shell crab ($15.95)

Additional Information:

Price: $10-$19
Cuisine: Thai
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
Noteworthy: BYO (up to $5 corkage)
Child friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L & D daily.
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