Looking around Schaumburg
I will be in the Schaumburg area next week for dinner and am looking for a Thai place.
Two places came up with a search of Thai restraunts using the yellow pages.
Suchada Thai Cuisine, Inc.
Any thoughts on these or some other palce in the area I should cosider?
I haven't been to either of those; if you go, please let us know how you like them!
Just north and west of Schaumburg in Hoffman Estates, I've been to Taste of Thai, on Golf Road. I thought it was pretty good. www.tasteofthaionline.com
Just north and east of Schaumburg is Arlington Heights, which has five Thai restaurants. I really liked AltThai, in downtown Arlington Heights, a lot. www.altthai.com The topic at www.chowhound.com/topics/481263 contains a recommendation by jlawrence01 for AltThai as well as Gumrai Thai and Bangkok Cafe, but I haven't been to those other two places. Another Thai restaurant in Arlington Heights, on Golf Road (which means it's close to Schaumburg) is Thai Little Home Cafe ( www.thailittlehome.com ); I've been to their former location on the north side of Chicago, and it's pretty good too.
Of the three of these that I've been to, I consider AltThai the best. However, it's a little further from the other two on Golf Road; either of those is still pretty good, if the convenience of the closer location is a big factor for you.
AltThai is far more hip than most Thai places. It has a very modern setting and the food is very solid and very reasonable.
Bangkok Cafe has pretty good food at a very reasonable price. I have to admit that my experience there was rather rushed as I had an hour to eat and get back to the train station. I would go back in a minute as the food was really tasty,
I have not been to Gumrai at this point but several have recommended it.
Personally, if distance matters (like if you are going by cab), Schaumburg has a lot of good Indian places along E. Schaumburg Rd.
jlawrence01-which, in your opinion, is the best of the Schaumburg Rd. places?
Also, I totally agree with your thoughts on AltThai and Bangkok. Gumrai, for me, is not a good option. But that's based on their lack of 'customer service'. The few times I've been, the attitude always seems like they really don't care about customer satisfaction. They don't adapt to any kind of changes, even as minute as having noodles added to tom yum soup....with the other two practically in walking distance......