Chicago >Food & Dining > Thai Bowl
1049 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060741.869383 -87.653092
Neighborhoods: West Side, University Village / Little Italy
Sure, the noodles and curries are tasty, but I can't get enough of the bubble tea here: Try the mango.
Great Take-Out – Thai Bowl gives generous portions that are always tasty and perfect for a night in. I especially like the Pad Thai. For quicker service, place your order over the phone before you leave.
ABUSIVE SERVICE! DONT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS RESTURANT! – I used to order from this place all the time and the service has never been good, but today it was unbelievably bad. The girl on the phone was SO RUDE it was like a comedy skit. She hung up on me after repeating “Oh God...” when I asked (politely) for the order to be repeated. When I called back to ask for the manager she said she was the manager, and the owner, but refused to tell me her name. Their food is only mediocre and the service makes it not worth the effort. I will never spend my money there again.
Quaint and good. – A lot of food for a small price. There's a great outside dining area and it's very quaint inside. I get the Pad Woonsen and i could have it everyday.
order from Thalia Spice!!! – The food here is great but the customer service is bad!!! They always cut off my sentences by hanging up, and the delivery time is 20-30minutes more of whatever they say.
Thalia Spice has better thai food and much better customer service...I would recommend ordering from there next time :-)
Servers are con artists – I gave this 3 stars b/c the food is really good. I always get the red curry and usually it's to go. BUT the last time I went with some work friends and ate outside the server added some kind of fee on the bill. I asked him if it was the tip and he said 'no'. When I asked again to explain what it was he just kept saying it was a kitchen fee. We told him we were taking it off the bill and he said that was ok. It was really suspicious. We felt too guilty to not tip him anything b/c we really weren't sure what had happened but I'm pretty convinced he just added a little extra on for himself and hoped we wouldn't notice.
im so done with this place – ive ordered from here several times because the food is good and i dont know of other thai places but im about to fix that. it has always taken about 65-75 min to deliver and they are about a mile away. its horrrible delivery. so i tried to order today way ahead of when i even wanted it so it wouldnt seem like forever. i order the same thing every time and suddenly my total is much higher than usual.. so im asking why and he says im too far! im like noooo i order all the time and he says you want food or not and said no cancel thinking maybe they would say ok fine charge me the reg delivery charge.. i asked if they understood my address and he yells 'you want cancel !'and then the foocker hangs up on me. its the worst customer service and i will never order from there again. ever. i will find a new thai place and spent my money there. maybe if no one orders anymore they will get their shite together. horrible horrible horribile
First bad impression and the last!!!! – I have never eaten thai food before but I had heard that the food was "ok" so I decided to go and see what they had to offer. I ordered something that tasted terrible, so I went up to them (because they never came to see if everything was ok) and asked if I could exchange my dish for something different. Instead of exchanging my food they showed me their "NO EXCHANGE NO REFUND" policy. They told me that if I exchanged my food they would charge me double!!! I told them that I had never been there before and wasn't familiar with the menu, instead they said that the food must be paid for because they take it out of their paychecks. They began accusing me that it was my fault for not knowing the menu. This place doesn't embrace the concept that the "Customer is Always right" I worked for a fast food restaurant for 3 years and I heard plenty of a-holes complaint of the smallest things, but we always gave out refunds and we did do exchanges in case someone misspoke or had no idea what they where ordering, to keep customers happy and to have them come back. This place will not ever make it big with their philosophy of conducting business, eventually this place will be closed down due to the lack of customer service. Apart from that mayhem the kitchen looks really crowded and dirty from where you order and most of the cooks where either not wearing gloves or hairnets, which only made me sick to my stomach.
Great value, very good food – I placed an order for delivery after hearing a positive feedback from friends. The order arrived after about 35 minutes. Everything was very satisfactory. Starting with a Green Garden salad, this consisted of an assortment of veggies such as bean sprouts, broccoli, baby corn and fresh peppers, with a warm peanut dressing. I was very amazed with the quality of the vegetables considering the reasonable price & the quantity of food. Second I had the Red Thai Curry with shrimp. It was a tasty traditional red curry, and I would definitely recommend it. Last, and in this case the least, is the Crab Rangoon. It had a cheep greasy fast food taste to it and could have stood to have been a little fresher. Maybe it was a bad day for the Crab Rangoons at Thai Bowl, however I would steer clear of this item.
Thai food for the Southwest Side is here.... – I have been coming to this Thai Retaurant for a while now. I beg to differ about the service, they are very friendly and the food is excellent. The portions are great and their Thai Iced Tea and Coffee. Wow.... Iam so glad that I don't have to travel far just to get Thai. This place is just perfect and I love the atmosphere, bit small but who cares. The food is great.
BEWARE OF THE SERVERS – Great food, but don't sit in... TAKE OUT!!! The food is great, as a THAI Food Lover I think their PAD SEE EW is one of the best I have tasted... as well as their PAD THAI... however their service is deplorable, I dont know if it is about tiping but you can question their enthusiasm and willingness...
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