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“Best Thai food experience I've had. ”
Review of Royal Thai

Royal Thai
Ranked #2,146 of 9,614 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Linclon Ave
Description: The large attractive dining room seats about 30 comfortably, and the kitchen cranks out fresh vegetable dishes and spicy seafood entrees daily. Try the Royal Thai prawns or vegetable dumplings for an appetizer and the ginger chicken for an entree. Other dishes include kee mow (stir-fried noodles, lettuce, carrots, onions, bell peppers, bean sprouts, tomatoes and basil leaves), green curry, and Royal Thai Tofu. Lunch specials include an appetizer of your choice, soup (try the Tom Yum) and an entree today. Come to Royal Thai tonight for a charming, delicious BYOB Thai experience.
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best Thai food experience I've had. ”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

I really enjoy Thai food and seek it out whenever and am lucky enough to have this spot near home. It's a smaller cozy place with a good combo of 2 and 4 seat tables that they'll combine for larger groups. Service is always quick and very friendly. It's not fancy but that's what makes it special. This is a BYOB place and they accommodate any type of adult beverage you bring with ice buckets, bottle openers and corkscrews. I can say that I've almost tried their entire menu offerings at this point and haven't found a dish that disappoints so I'll talk about those that really stood out to me. The pot stickers and spring rolls are top notch. The Royal Thai noodle is fantastic and their sesame chicken is like none other. The sesame chicken sauce is a little thicker and sweet while the chicken is very tender with a light breading. Their soups rival some of the other joints that are known for their broth based soups I've been to...
We've even tried the whole fish snapper and wow was that amazing.
The sticky rice for dessert is a must if you have the room.
It's just a fantastic place to go for Thai at a casual, comfortable low cost place.

Thank DestressedA
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
“Delicious and good service.”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

They had great food and fast service. You may want to call ahead for reservations because the location is very small, only 9 or 10 tables. While we were sitting there eating dinner, about three parties were turned away due to a lack of space during dinner time on a Saturday night.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Nathan M
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Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cozy little place with great service and amazing food!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Great food! Stopped in on a walk visiting lincoln square. Had the cashew chicken and the flavored were great. Service was quick and very polite.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Alankford11
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North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food and service.”
Reviewed 1 December 2012

We were very hungry and found this restaurant while exploring the neighborhood. The pot stickers were excellent, as was the scallops and the golden noodles. The BYOB option would be nice for special occasion dinner.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank happilyretired64
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Quick Thai Fix”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Me and my husband just happened to be walking past and thought it was perfect for our lunch time craving. The atmosphere is intimate and I love small places like that, they always have the best food and they did not disappoint. We started with the crab rangoon and it had a lot of filling instead of just a ton of fried wonton, the flavor was refreshing. Then I had the sesame chicken, which was not as heavy as most sesame chicken dishes I had and I could really taste the zest from the oranges. Moderately priced too.
I think their lunch menu has some good bargains, BUT the waitress did not inform us of any such menu even though everyone else who came while we were there did get presented one. Not a fan of inconsistency, but otherwise I was pleased.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Hannah L
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