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Bangkok Cafe

17 N Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1430
+1 847-398-1989
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (6 reviews)
“basil chicken” (2 reviews)
“red curry” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
17 N Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1430
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Full disclosure, we have been friends of the owner since we started going to their earlier location about 15 years ago. They have always maintained their high standards and now their restaurant is in the heart of Arlington's "restaurant row". It's charming, low key and...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Came here with a few friends for dinner and we were joking about the face that we felt like we were at a loving aunt's house. They take such good care of you here and make you feel like a part of the family. The...More

Thank Lina L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have visited this cute little thai food multiple times for both in-house and carry out dinner. The food quality is good and portion is big. The service is very friendly and quick.

Thank travel b
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wonderful waitstaff. The food is reminiscent of what I imagine it may be like to eat at a Thai family dinner. Generous proportions. I highly recommend the grilled calamari and handcrafted desserts. Deserts take a while to prepare as they are cooked to order.

Thank ProteusF
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The above comment is a bit misleading. We visited the restaurant with long-standing friends of the owners, so when one of the sisters came and sat with us at the table (the weather was awful, so business was slow) it should not have been a...More

Thank gamelville
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had an absolutely delicious dinner tonight. Very generous portions at very reasonable tariffs. We enjoyed pad Thai and a delicious basil chicken. I had asked them to turn up the heat a little and my mouth enjoyed a pleasant tingle. Gracious service in a...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Seven of us made dinner reservations on a Saturday night, and a table to the side was waiting for us even though they were busy and we were at least five minutes late. One of the owners was our server, and she was very sweet...More

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 10 November 2016

First, let me state that we have become friends with the owners after years of dining at the Bangkok Cafe. The food is wonderful and beautifully presented. If you haven't tried Thai food try it here, they often can adjust the seasonings to your taste....More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We returned to the Bangkok Café in downtown Arlington Heights after a long hiatus and it still remains our go to place for Thai food. This place was started by, and I believe is still run by five sisters that give this restaurant a friendly,...More

Thank ERPriest
Reviewed 4 October 2016

While we have several Thai restaurants in downtown AH, this one is probably the most cozy and easy to have conversations while enjoying delicious food. Our waitress was excellent and eager to please. We came in at the end of the evening and they were...More

Thank Janice T
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Tricia G
20 April 2017|
Response from occdocbill | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure I had Thai beer there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 N Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-398-1989
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