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Near North Side
0.5 km from The Magnificent Mile
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Star of Siam serves healthy, delicious, great value food. Star of Siam is the best choice for anyone who loves Thai food. Menu highlights include Padthai Noodles, Cashew Chicken, Tomyum (hot & sour lemongrass soup), Satay with signature peanut sauce and cucumber salad, and authentic tasty curries. Star of Siam is a convenient place to escape from the bustle of downtown.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pad thai spring rolls green curry chicken soup great thai food prices are very reasonable spicy dish
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ordered take out at the star of Siam. One order was shrimp wrapped in rice paper and then deep fried. The shrimp wasn't almost non-existent. We ordered pad Thai and what came was a takeout bowl of gelatinous noodles, all stuck together and six...overcooked shrimp. There was no sauce in with the noodles. Frankly it was revolting and impossible to serve.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ordered a few dishes of which one was good. Thai basil fried Rice. All others were less than ok. The fried whole fish, had a fishy smell. Definitely should have gone elsewhere.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the menu from the sidewalk on a dreary day, the fairly lengthy soup options initially drew us in. The restaurant is casual and attractive and the service attentive. Two of us shared a large bowl of chicken rice soup that would have easily...served 4. It smelled and tasted delicious, topped with cilantro and green onions. We moved on to chicken and vegetable gyoza that was pretty good. The least impressive item was the tempura, with batter so thick that some of it was still raw inside. I’d definitely go back, but probably stick to soup and try an entree.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take out was fantastic! Good sized portions and everything was delicious! I went back again later because this is one of the best Thai places in the city; highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We vacationed in Chicago as soon as travel opened back up. We were staying downtown and stumbled upon this restaurant. Out of exhaustion from walking, we decided to give it a try. We were NOT disappointed. The food was excellent and you'll leave with leftovers....I can't even remember everything we ordered but at least I took pictures! The Pad Thai noodles were excellent. Service was a bit slow but the restaurant just returned to normal working operations because of the pandemic.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 June 2021 via mobile

We were a group of 13 ladies. We had resevations at 7pm on a Friday. We were seated around 7:20ish. The manager came out to greet us. He stated that he would start us out with 3 dishes of papaya salad and 3 dishes of...chicken, since they were shirt staffed that night, and then we could order off the menu. We were thrilled. We thought that was great customer service to give us complementary food. We were wrong. Next, the waitress came out and gave us a piece of paper and pen. She asked that we take our own orders, to help her out, since she was so busy. We were happy to comply. BIG mistake. When the food started coming out, we were getting the wrong orders, left and right. My sister ordered some kind of chicken (it was a Thai name that i can't remember). A waiter came out and kept asking whi orderd the basil chicken. We kept telling him no one did. He asked our waitress who pointed to my sister. When she said she ordered a dish by a different name, the waitress explained that they were the same dish, just different names. How the heck were we suppose to know that? But, that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the food we ordered. We just kept getting the wrong food. And we kept getting yelled at for not knowing what we ordered, even though the wait staff wouldn't use the correct names for th dishes. To top it off, we were told we had to pay for the papaya salad and chicken. That it was a misunderstanding. That really upset my group. The only good thing was our poor waitress who was so overwhelmed, but, very nice and professional. And the food was very good. But, everyone in my group agreed that we would never return.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 March 2021

Spring rolls Vietnamese style made with thick cheap lettuce and stuffed with mystery meat which felt like rubber. Beef penang curry was the absolute worst I ever had. Tasteless with tough meat. Had to ask for sauce to add flavor. Place was empty but we...kept having to get up to get their attention. Hadn't been in years. Total deterioration.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

While visiting Chicago a while back, we stopped and had some Thai at the Star of Siam. It was delicious them and it was delicious again for our second visit. The atmosphere is warm and pleasant. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We both...had the Pad Thai with chicken, the same thing we had the first time. It’s delicious. The flavor has a slight sweetness to it and everything seems very fresh. The dish will run you just under $11 and you will be full. We will definitely go again the next time we are in Chicago.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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SocialResponse, Agency / Consultant at Star of Siam, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2020

Thank you for stopping by. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Nice place, couldn't hear the music overheard, but it didn't sound Thai. We ordered Tom Yung soup along with red curry with chicken plus a large serving of rice. Soup was good and so too was the curry, although it tasted more like an Indian...curry rather than Thai. Also, the chicken had very little taste. Service was good. Bathroom clean. No wifi. Why? Meh.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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SocialResponse, Owner at Star of Siam, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

Hello, Thank you for sharing your views with us. We regret that you weren't fully satisfied with the experience you got here and we apologize for it. We take it as feedback and learning to improve upon the points that you've addressed here. Please note...More

Reviewed 19 December 2019

There are so many good things to say about Star of Siam restaurant. The location is very city central. The atmosphere and decoration, music are great 👍. We ordered pad Thai, green papaya salad, star chicken and sticky rice with mango. The portion is big...and the food are very tasty. I’m happy with the food and service experience. Highly recommended & would love to be back! Thank you!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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SocialResponse, Owner at Star of Siam, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking out time to let us know how we're doing. We're delighted to see that we were able to hit the mark for you in terms of the atmosphere, service as well as the food you tried. Customer satisfaction...More

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Yes, Star of Siam offers takeout services.

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Star of Siam is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4