Serves meat, veg options available. Can substitute tofu in all dishes. Cook is happy to accommodate. Please confirm if the vegan options are good enough to keep this listing on HappyCow. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Thai, Take-out, Non-veg
23 S Grove Ave
Elgin, Illinois 60120
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by VeganValerie
  • vegan

Good food, nice people

Posted on 02 / 02 / 2015

We were just passing through and stopped for dinner. Google maps couldn't seem to find it, and if it weren't 10F outside it wouldn't have been so challenging to walk around the small riverfront area!

Don't be too put off by the look of the place when you walk in, the seating is around the corner and the simple, is nice enough. Don't expect haute cuisine ambiance.

I had the Panang noodles. Great sweet, coconutty sauce with subtle spice (mild on their 4pt scale), broccoli, peapods, green beans, braised tofu, and nice big chewy rice noodles. Loved it. Also shared a simple cucumber salad with a very simple but good sweet vinegar dressing. My husband had musamun with tofu and really liked.

The service was very friendly and helpful with only a minor language barrier. Meals arrived very quickly. Asked for everything without fish sauce and was assured it was so.

Dinner for two was $30. They are closed on Tuesdays...otherwise we'd be headed back for lunch tomorrow before hitting the road. Major bummer! The have build-your-own soups that look great. And always want to compare Padthai between places.

Pros: Curry dishes, Very friendly
Cons: Uninviting entry-way, No mock duck
  • vegan

Great Thai Food By Thai People

Posted on 02 / 16 / 2013

This is a great place with plenty of vegan options. I had the Curry Vegetable Stir Fry with Tofu, it was delicious! It had the perfect amount of spice, which they will tailor to your taste. The owner and chef, Toom Wiitanen, is a wonderful woman and she is eager to please her mostly vegan, vegetarian clientele. Her daughter is the perfect, attentive waitress.
My husband can't have gluten which was not a problem here either. We both enjoyed our meals very much and we will be returning!
They are closed on Tuesdays, but open on Mondays.

Pros: Great food, Large variety, Wonderful staff


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Last updated: 2012/01/20


Added: 2012/01/18


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