Ben’s Noodles & Rice

Restaurants, Thai Edgewater
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Ben’s Noodles & Rice
Photograph: Max Herman Ben's Noodles & Rice

It seems every neighborhood has its go-to Thai takeout spot (or three), and this is Edgewater’s. Here though, Pad Thai gets a bit more salty fish sauce to balance out what is usually a sticky sweet concoction, and the basil chicken sports a rich brown sauce nuanced with anise and pepper, making both a cut above the usual suspects. Upping the ante even more is the presence of “E-san” (a.k.a. Issan or Northeastern) sausage, the grill-marked, crunchy-skinned pork links perfumed with lemongrass, ginger and pepper.


Venue name: Ben’s Noodles & Rice
Address: 1139 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Cross street: between Winthrop Ave and Broadway
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner (Closed Wed)
Transport: El stop: Red to Bryn Mawr. Bus: 36, 84, 136, 151.
Price: Average main course: $7
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this was the first place I went after I moved to Chicago. After a long day of unloading and unpacking, it was time for some dinner.  Ben's was incredible.  Solid food, solid service, every single time.  So good.