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Aug 6, 2007 06:16 PM

Spoon Thai or Thai Spoon?

Have noted several good posts for Spoon Thai on North Western Ave. Today I saw a restaurant on the corner of Harrison and Polk (I believe), a few short blocks from Amarit Thai on South Dearborn (ate lunch there) which had both Spoon and Thai on its signage and awning. Not sure if it is Thai Spoon or Spoon Thai. If it is Spoon Thai, is it likely to be similar or related directly to the North Western Ave restaurant? Or is it just a similar name? As a famous Thai or Siamese once said: "is a puzzlement!" Can someone enlighten me?

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  1. Not related. Do try Spoon Thai if you get the chance.

    1. I love Duck Walk on Belmont! Amazing!

      3 Replies
      1. re: thericker

        Aww....amazing!!! Duck walk makes my salivary glands go crazy.

        1. re: Stilettosinthekitchen

          If you want thai food, don't bother with Thai Spoon or Duck Walk. The best you'll do there is mediocre amerithai.

          Here's the real spoon thai:

          Spoon Thai Restaurant
          4608 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
          (773) 769-1173

          1. re: gleam

            Can anyone tell me if Spoon Thai changed ownership since all the raves have been posted here, or did I just have a random dreadful experience? I was in Lincoln Park for a workshop and went to Spoon Thai because it was around the corner and I remembered the name being brought up here. The waitress seemed to be more interested in talking to the kitchen guys than waiting on customers. The kitchen guys seemed to be having trouble getting a few orders together, and I overhead the waitress telling one of them: "No. That's still raw....". I was running out of time, so I just ordered soup and dumplings. The dumplings were just greasy and not very flavorful. The Tom Kha soup was okay, but took so long to come that I only got a few spoonfuls down before I had to dash back to class. I was really let down by the experience, because I love Thai food and had been looking forward to trying out the options in the area.

            The next day I walked the extra block, went to Opart, and was verrrrrry well pleased. Mmmmmm.