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Magic Kitchen Thai Restaurant

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4112 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702-1123
+1 217-525-2230
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Galena, Illinois
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102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of someone I met at a business conference. When I walked in, the aroma coming from the kitchen was promising. The staff was really attentive and friendly. The food was rather average and not nearly as hot as Thai food that I've had in major cities, kinda a let down. Safe bet for those new... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I can honestly say I have tried most everything on the Magic Kitchen menu, and each appetizer, soup or entrée has been delicious! It is nice to come to this casual, friendly restaurant and enjoy a variety of dishes. Service is helpful and pleasant. The discerning diner knows that there are a variety of ways to prepare Thai food, and... More 

Thank skipador
Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is by far my favorite Thai restaurant in Springfield. This is a quirky little building, not fancy and cold in winter, but the food is amazing and warms you right up. The other great thing about this place is you can bring your own beverages. So, bring your favorite bottle of wine or cooler of beer, and hang out... More 

Thank tippymicrocat
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I've been here many times and I don't know whether to give this place five stars or two stars because sometimes the food is phenomenal and other times it's just sub-par. I don't know if it's just different cooks or what, but that's been my experience. More often than not the food is at least decent - it's just frustrating... More 

Thank Stephanie T
Springfield, Illinois
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place go to for Thai. I have Thai food all over the USA & none compare to Magic Kitchen. My wife usually get Pad Se Ewe. They have 4 levels of spiciness: medium, mild, mild plus, & HOT. Hot will melt your earwax. The menu is very wide & everything is good. They do not... More 

Thank Charles H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was told this was a good Thai restaurant before I tried it, and it was very good, but my entire experience was surprising. I was not aware that they were cash only, which I think is ridiculous given that so few people really carry cash on them anymore. I was very lucky I had cash in my wallet. The... More 

Thank Colleen F
San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visiting Springfield for the 3rd time... and decided to try something different. Looking for a non-chain alternative, we were pleasantly surprised. Enjoyed the lemon grass soup, egg rolls, and the red curry chicken dish (ordered "medium" heat) with all being quite tasty. While we we'd seen the overall reviews score on TripAdvisor, we'd missed the number of notes of CASH... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for fancy or elegant, do not go here. The Magic Kitchen is a tiny house converted into a restaurant. The decor is pre-90s. Most weekends are very busy. You should expect to wait. So, why go? The experience! The food is great. It is a bring your own alcohol kind of place. The people watching can't... More 

Thank Kre8vLJ_travels
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place thanks to friends who live in the area, and a big part of why we came to Springfield was because our 10 year old requested Magic Kitchen for his birthday! The place is a serious dive, and is in an old route 66 Diner that almost looks like a trailer. We would never have gone... More 

Thank Samanda R
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Tried the ginger shrimp dish, which was very good. The shrimp were of good quality, the ginger was fresh, and the sauce was tasty and full of flavor. You can bring your own beer and wine, which is unique. We had 2 small appetizers, which were fine. The spring rolls were good, but I have had much better. The spinach... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4112 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702-1123
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-525-2230

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