Opart Thai House

Restaurants, Thai Near South Side
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Photograph: Erica Gannett Opart Thai House, Tom Yum Koong

Two decades old and still bustling, this Thai stalwart thumbs its nose at the chowhounds running around town for ant eggs and crispy caterpillars. No need for secret menus here—a broad range of staples is done well and at a good price. Wine-toting couples swap forkfuls of shu-mai (steamed shrimp dumplings with a Thai soy sauce), tart naem sod (minced chicken tossed in a limey dressing with peanuts and raw ginger) and a filling and flavorful rendition of pad ped pla dook (hunks of crispy catfish sautéed in red curry paste with green beans and eggplant).


Venue name: Opart Thai House
Address: 1906 S State St
Opening hours: Sun-thurs 11am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11am-10:30pm
Transport: El stop: Red to Cermak/Chinatown. Bus: 21, 24, 29, 62.
Price: Average main course: $9
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IF it aint broken, don't fix it. The place has proven how great it is by how long it's been here. The best part about this place is the simplicity. They keep true to themselves and everytime you go there you know what to expect. My favorite appetizer is the Tiger Cry. The marinade on the beef is on point and makes you wish for another order. For an entree my go to is always the Gaeng Panang with chicken. I know its a "basic" dish but when you find somewhere that does it this well and you can choose you level of heat....it's a dish you crave all the time. It is also BYOB and there is a liquor right next door.