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Indie Cafe

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5951 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL (Thorndale)
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good, not great. I had the Chirashi, which I always get at Japanese restaurants. Decent sushi but not a lot of variety or any sides that typically come with this dish. Again it was good but not great for the price.

Thank Jeff P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Indie is a perfect Thai and Japanese restaurant. I love Drunken noodles, Pad See-Ew, and sushi, the Emperor combination, fresh and reasonable price as always, plus nice atmosphere. Indie is a warm and relax restaurant. We will come back again.

Thank iggy a
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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470 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I mean this place was 4/5 across the board, kinda funny. Modern nice place inside - we went on a friday night only had to wait 10 minutes for a table. They have lots of different kinds of asian food - we all went with Thai and it was good not great. Pricing is very reasonable. I would go again

Thank ilovecorndogs
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Food was outstanding service was exceptional. Love Thai food. Would go for date night or friends. Great music as well.

Thank ktb0035
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We keep coming back to Indie Cafe because they always do a wonderful job. No matter what we have ordered, the food is fresh, prepared to order, delicious and beautifully displayed every time. The staff is helpful, charming and attentive. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing. It's a great value, everything considered...our go-to place for Thai!

Thank merrill e
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

I ordered the Almond Monkey Sushi, Thai Ice Tea, and Chocolate Moki Ice Cream. Everything was really good. The delivery came very fast.

Thank Alexandra H
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

A very good friend of ours lives in this neighborhood. When we were visiting Chicago, she suggested we walk from her place to Indie for dinner. The menu is extensive:everything from sushi to pad thai and everything in between. The only negative was having to choose from so many wonderful sounding dishes. The coconut soup is fabulous! Everything we ordered... More 

Thank Roz_and_CJ
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

I live in the neighborhood and this is one of my go to places for Thai food. I enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

Thank ELGee2011
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

We especially liked their robata-grilled pork, beef, and eggplant. Get the pad kee mao (aka drunken noodles) crispy--it's yummy. Standards like pad thai and massamun curry are also excellent.

Thank Olga_W_1
Park Ridge, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in on a Thursday afternoon because she loves this restaurant and wanted to share it with me. We ordered from the lunch menu and there are lots of great choices. I order the Basil Chicken Rice dish, and she had the Pad Thai with Chicken. The portions were just right for a late lunch, and... More 

Thank CAB113

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5951 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
  • Public Transportation: CTA red line - Thorndale station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?