Opart Thai House Restaurant
4658 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
To me, there are very few places in Chicago that offer ""good"" Thai cuisine. Some places I've seen offer you a box of noodles or rice, throw in some meat and vegetables and sauce (along with a almost a half a cup of oil), and them calling it Thai food. It's NOT the case with this place. I've been going here since 98 when I was taking class from the ""Martial Arts"" school down the street and the ""grandmaster"" took us all to lunch as part of our ""training"" (notice the "" "" around the words; I don't consider them a ""Martial Arts school"" anymore, but that's another review). Anyway, since then I've always considered this place to be the standard for all Thai restaurants to follow. They just recently went through some remodeling and now the place looks better than before with new tabels and decor. The food though is still the same as I had it almost 9 years ago. Everything is good here, but I usually go for my favorites (chicken satay, spring roll, Tom Yum soup, Pad Thai, and/or beef Pad Si-ew). It is convient to get to as well being right at the Western brown line station and a metered parking lot accross the street. Don't let the exterior of the place fool you; once you step into the place, be ready to experience what Thai cuisine is all about.