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Nov 16, 2010 06:42 PM

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

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.

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  1. 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

      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

    2. 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. 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

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

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

        2. Thai - Thai Sookdee in Evanston is my favorite.

          Indian/Nepalese - Mount Everest in downtown Evanston.

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          1. re: nsxtasy

            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