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Help with finding good Asian restaurants in Northern Evanston/Wilmette area (Thai, Indian, Japanese, etc)

cybera97 Nov 16, 2010 06:42 PM

I live in the Northern Evanston and am looking for good Asian food in the northern Evanston/Wilmette area. I enjoy all types of Asian food.

Thanks in advance for your recommendation.

  1. nsxtasy Dec 13, 2010 02:16 PM

    Thai - Thai Sookdee in Evanston is my favorite.

    Indian/Nepalese - Mount Everest in downtown Evanston.

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    1. re: nsxtasy
      skokieam Dec 14, 2010 02:04 AM

      One of our favorites is Hana Bistro. Wide range of very nice food, from sushi to Mongolian. Attentive service, distinctly non-mall ambiance.

      Hana Asian Bistro
      9434 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077

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      Iberic Nov 17, 2010 07:55 AM

      In addition to the cuisines listed, here are some goodies in the vicinity:

      Indonesian - Angin Mamiri on Touhy in West Rogers Park

      Vietnamese - Hoanh Long at the trisection of Lincoln/Kimball/McCormick

      Korean - honestly, anywhere in the towns due west (Glenview, Skokie, Morton Grove) or in the part of the city bordering Lincolnwood (dunno the specific neighborhood?)

      Alas, the only decent Chinese food in these parts is Mei Shung in the city limits (Edgewater) - unless you like bastardized kosher stuff.

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      1. re: Iberic
        Iberic Dec 17, 2010 08:22 AM

        Woo, I take back the dearth of quality Chinese assessment.

        Cafe 527 in Evanston has some MAD good Taiwanese beef soup and pork-rice!

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        dlpens Nov 17, 2010 04:43 AM

        Add my recommendation for Akai Hana and Ruby of Siam. My wife and I have eaten at both restaurants more times than I can remember and we still love going back for more.

        Ruby of Siam
        170 W Washington St Fl 1, Chicago, IL 60602

        Akai Hana
        3223 Lake Ave Ste 17C, Wilmette, IL 60091

        1. weinstein5 Nov 16, 2010 07:57 PM

          For Thai - I would recommend Thai Sookdee and Siam Splendoor in Evanston and Ruby of Siam in Skokie.

          For A mix of cuisines Joy Yee in evanston is also very good

          For Japanes I like Akai Hana in Willmette, Sea Ranch in Evanston which has a $20 all you can eat special and if you are willing to go a bit further north there is Kamehachi in Northbrook IMO one of the best in the Chicago area

          Joy Yee's Noodle Kitchen
          519 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

          Sea Ranch
          518 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202

          Thai Sookdee Restaurant
          1016 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201

          1320 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

          Ruby of Siam Skokie
          9420 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077

          Akai Hana
          3223 Lake Ave Ste 17C, Wilmette, IL 60091

          Siam Splendour
          1125 Emerson St, Evanston, IL 60201

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          1. re: weinstein5
            crispachu Nov 16, 2010 09:01 PM

            Completely second the Ruby of Siam and Siam Splendor suggestions. They actually used to both be Ruby of Siam, and have a third location downtown on Washington near Lasalle.

            Ruby of Siam
            170 W Washington St Fl 1, Chicago, IL 60602

            Lasalle Cafe
            712 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654

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