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  • Ryan T.

    The best Thai Restaurant I've ever been to! Great prices on a wide variety of dishes, extensive and unique drink menu and the service provided by Champ and everyone else is always top-notch. Great for dining in or a quick takeout. Make sure you try the Thai Basil Ginger Mojito!

    (5)
  • D N.

    Four visits and this is my first review....shame on me for not taking the time. Just a great meal every time. I am not a Thai afficionado and certainly no expert but I do know flavors, freshness, and good service and it is all found here at Thai Zie. The noodle bowls are enormous, flavorful and filling. Sesame chicken, and Garlic shrimp with cilantro are my favorite entrees. My husband prefers the spicier dishes and I love that he can have all the heat he wants, while I enjoy simple, tasty, fresh food. Excellent by the glass wine choices, happy hour specials and great desserts. The only thing that this restaurant needs is a few more diners. Hang in there, Thai Zie! Cook it and they will come.

    (4)
  • Lisa S.

    New wait staff but very knowledgeable. Good cocktails- tried the One Night in Bangkok. Hubby had chicken panang curry with a recommendation from the server and he enjoyed it very much. Appetizers were very good- crab rangoons, potstickers and egg rolls- it was a trio. Very slow traffic for a Friday night. Can't figure out why? Good food and service. And good previous reviews!

    (4)
  • Marcus A.

    I am beyond impressed! If you find yourself looking for good Thai food, you have found the place. It's not right on the main road, but it's worth it. I ordered the Sesame Chicken with fried rice. I'm usually a Pad Thai person, but glad I ordered something different. For around $15 including tip, you can get a plate of your favorite Thai food and walk away with a smile on your face.

    (5)
  • John T.

    The food was ok but seemed that black pepper was the predominant spice used in the Basil Chicken. The Green Curry also had a very heavy taste of Black Pepper. Very attentive service.

    (3)
  • J. S.

    If you are looking for authentic, very tasteful Thai food, this is an awesome place. I find it hard to find REALLY good Thai food, and this place is amazing. The owner is present every time I've visited, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It's also awesome to carry out, if you don't have time to stay (which I do sometimes after work).

    (4)
  • Jessica L.

    Some of best Thai I've experienced in 20 years! The decor, down to the chopsticks, is first class. The service was excellent.The service I cannot forget.The food was custom made to my taste. This restaurant should be visited and rated more. I generally am critical and only write reviews on extremes. Most restaurants are mediocre, not worth reviewing. Many of the few reviews I write are negative. Thai Zie is the exact opposite. My new favorite place. My meal: Summer Roll (get this for sure) Crab Rangoons (a tradition, but these were ultra fresh & light) Tom Kha soup (something with ever flavor note...I had 2) Rama Noodles w/chicken (wide noodle special request...delicious) Fried banana w/ice cream

    (5)
  • Michael L.

    This is just about my favorite place to go out for a reasonably priced meal. The owner is young, but very wise. He has adjusted his menu to accomodate economic conditions, and recently has added back a few premium favorites, like scallops and crab specialties. The atmosphere is a little smarter than most Asian places, and the service is very personal. The owner, Champ, knows most of his customers and their preferences. I like my Thai food spicy hot, Thai Hot, as some say. In some Thai restaurants I have to argue with them to convince them that I like spice, but here, they know what I mean when I say I want it spicy, and I get it. But don't get me wrong, the food doesn't all come out of the kitchen spicey-hot. Some dishes are naturally mild, and almost any dish can be adjusted for spiciness. There are also Thai condiments on the table to add some heat if you want it. Favorite dishes, the summer rolls as an apetizer, Tom Yum spicy soup, garlic shrimp, pad ke mao woonsen, and crab fried rice. Also returning to the menu is the salmon steak, which is prepared in the diner's choice of flavor preps. Try the green curry salmon. The owners have also accomodated me when I reserved a large table for a group of 12 or 13 friends, and they worked hard to make sure everyone was happy and took care of special requests, and explained everything to those who had never eaten Thai before! Look for me dining alone most of the time, and that's fine with them too!

    (5)
  • Caitlin M.

    I had the crab rangoon and chicken satay, which were both delish! Their peanut sauce they serve with the satay is the best I've ever had! I wish I could take a jar of it home! Also, yellow curry chicken for the entree, and it was so tasty! There was enough to bring home for lunch the next day, and it was just as good! Will be going back as soon as I can drag anyone with me!

    (5)
  • J P.

    Wow!!! Stopped here on a whim after a disappointing taste of the Himalayas outing. Great ambiance. Had the Black Magic and Grandma's ice cream for dessert. Excellent drinks and amazing dessert. We were blown away.

    (5)
  • J T.

    Food is pretty good and the staff always nice!

    (4)
  • Jon B.

    We eat here weekly and absolutely love the food. Thai Zie is the best Thai food around. Every new dish I try becomes my new favorite! We also enjoy Champ and Nick's company.

    (5)
  • Barb D.

    I don't know much else to say about this place but it is EXCELLENT. It is very convenient with 2 entrances and parking on both sides of the building. They are SO friendly as soon as you walk in and the cook, Toom, really takes care of you! I have always gotten the Pad Thai and i am in LOVE! It is the best I have EVER had. The drinks are SO yummy too. Great place to start before a night of drinking in downtown st charles!

    (5)
  • B A.

    Thai Zie is by far our favorite Thai restaurant! We've been going since they opened and we are always treated like family. The green curry is my favorite, but we also love the basil chicken and crab rangoons. Try their martini specials. Amazing!

    (5)
  • Diane P.

    I really enjoy my experience here. The owner and his chef (also his mother) were super kind to us and quite accommodating. The service is quite impeccable, and the food was good. Just good. I recommend it though because it's good Thai food, but it's not great. I've had better Thai cuisine in Syracuse, NY (I know, out of all places) and Chicago.

    (4)
  • Ann R.

    I love this place - one of my new local faves. It's not new, I just somehow overlooked it the last few years. Unbelievably accomodating staff and great food. Great prices too - I have quickly filled up my frequent visitor card!

    (5)
  • Adam B.

    I have been going to Thai Zie for several months now. I have tried many dishes and have been happy with all of them! My personal favorites are the panang curry, cashew noodle, and crab curry. This is my go-to place whenever I'm looking for some excellent food. I am always impressed by the freshness of the ingredients used. Service here is always warm and accommodating. Please ask the servers for suggestions! They will be happy to help. I've eaten here more times than I can count and can't think of a bad experience. Try it!

    (5)
  • Crysta A.

    We stumbled onto Thai Zie while hungry for Thai and passing through St. Charles after a day of hiking - what a great find! (Thanks, Yelpers.) Very modern, crisp decor, and an impressive menu. The shrimp/pork dumplings (kanom jeeb) were delicious - we could have eaten many more. I had the pad si ew, which was perfectly seasoned and sized. My boyfriend had the spicy almond beef, which was definitely zingy but very good. Service was attentive and quick without being rushed. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in St. Charles.

    (5)
  • Jimma J.

    I was exploring Yelp looking for the best Thai place in the West Suburbs and Thai Zie topped the list. I'm really not familiar with St. Charles but I figured that if it got such a high score that it must be worth the trip. I went with my wife, brother and mom as a mother's day lunch. It's a quaint place, brightly colored with a few interesting choices of decorations (Twilight Barbie Figures behind the bar?). Then our server came along, he was so stoically hilarious. My wife insisted on having a spicy curry and he kept telling her to not worry, he will make is spicy and special for her. It was a funny exchange that helped make us feel welcome. The menu is extensive and filled with many of your typical Thai dishes, but unlike many other Thai places, Thai Zie has a build your own soup option with several different varieties of soup broths, noodles, and proteins to mix and match. I'm a sucker for noodle soups so I went with a spicy garlic basil base with thick noodles and shrimp with vegetables. It's definitely a lot of food and worth the price. Their Panag curry is also rich and flavorful. While we were eating here on a separate occasion with friends, we got to talking about the authenticity of the flavors of everything. It took some discussion but eventually we came to the conclusion that Thai food is supposed to have a very fresh taste. Most places are somewhat pretty good at grasping this since by nature of the cuisine and what they use as ingredients, it usually tastes fresh. That's great and all but it leaves something to be desired. It just needs to take that one extra step to be better than the rest. Thai Zie takes that extra step. I suppose I can liken this to what I wrote about Mexican places. Anyone can make Mexican or Thai food, but it takes someone special to put that heart and soul onto the plate. We described it as a grit in the best sense of the word, not literal grit. It's like having to chose between having an egg cooked in a brand new non-stick pan or having an egg cooked in an old, well-seasoned cast iron skillet. They are both good in their own right, but you know that egg from the cast iron skillet has that extra oomph. That's what Thai Zie does. That's why Thai Zie is a step above the others.

    (5)
  • Melanie T.

    Came here New Year's Eve with my family for a last minute dinner. I love the location! I love the decor! The owner is a collector of life anime and other toys. But literally it was everything my son loves! So he has a great time looking at all the different toys and admiring them. Definitely kept the kids preoccupied. Our server Frank was great and he made me one of the best martinis I've everrrrrrrrrr had! Seriously! We ordered chicken satay for the kids and we both ordered curry dishes. Everything was super flavorful! I'd love to come back since we live so close and try other dishes!

    (4)
  • char y.

    The food is mediocre. I don't even think it is authentic thai and probably not even cooked by someone with a thai back ground. I was surprise how high a rating this place received from other folks. I wouldn't recommend it for thai food. The only thing that was good was the service. We were there during lunch time and only a couple tables had customers. I really had high hopes for this place but left extremely disappointed.

    (1)
  • Donald C.

    We have some great Thai places in the area so competition is tough. I like the food here and would put it in the middle of the pack of Tusk, Vino Thai, Thai Zie, Bangkok, etc. I went on a Wednesday night and the place was empty which was a shame. We got a sampler plate which was good, although it would have been better with just slightly more sauce. I got Spicy Almond Beef, medium spice level. It was good. Not knock your socks off great, but good and certainly better than some of the other Thai places I've been to. My partner got one of the Noodle Soup Bowls..and I think noodle soups are somewhat unusual around here. In fact, I'll probably go back just to explore those a little. If you are downtown St Charles and looking for nice service and Thai, then go here. You won't be disappointed. You won't be overwhelmed, but you won't be disappointed.

    (3)
  • S R.

    Tucked away in a side street in downtown Saint Charles, you could drive past here a dozen times before you actually notice the restaurant. And really, that's a sad thing. Because that would mean you missed out on some deeply flavorful Thai food eleven of those times! My first take out experience was disappointing- the crab fried rice had the rice charred. The dine in experience was way better. The appetizer platter, the Rama Tofu and a soda after a rough day at work. All that topped off with the crispy coconut ice cream - ask for an extra cup of crispy coconut and just dump it on the ice cream! Totally worth the extra hour at the gym. Cheers

    (4)
  • Kate H.

    Not the best Thai we have had but definitly not bad either. Just meh. The crab rangoon was super tough and chewy to where I had to really chew and pull to break off pieces. Not sure if they were microwaved and that's why they were so tough? They weren't bad but just were pretty annoying to eat. My fiance and I got the red curry chicken and the green curry chicken. Once again they were okay not great, because the curry was that watery/soupy curry (I prefer less watery/soupy curry) and kinda lacked in flavor. Included veggies were kinda mushy too. Not bad, just not great. We might eat here again, but overall not that memorable of food (all I really remember is the super tough crab rangoon! ugh!).

    (4)
  • Kevin W.

    Yelp wins again. Came here only because it had solid reviews and we were looking for something different. Cool little environment. Tremendous food. Like, really really good!! We were here at 6:00 on a Wednesday evening and there were only a few other folks in the place, which was a little awkward. But, man, the food. Yum. Bonus points for being on top of technology and using iPad for payment processing. (Though it is a little weird to have your server holding the iPad watching you as you add the tip amount.) In the mood for Thai food, we will be back here.

    (4)
  • Kristina U.

    Good, but I would say they are alright rather than outstanding. The curry soups are a fantastic idea though; I would recommend them.

    (4)
  • Ellen K.

    This place is AMAZING, so grateful to have authentic Thai cuisine in the center of downtown Saint Charles. Our order typically consists of spring rolls with chicken & shrimp, chicken skewers satay, green curry (spicy & flavorful), & pineapple fried rice with tofu. Everything is so consistently good, this is the one restaurant I am not afraid to step outside my comfort zone & try something different. The 5 stars is just based on the incredible quality of the food, the atmosphere, service & food presentation would bring it to 10! Anytime I have cultural-foodie-friends from out of town, I bring them here. Although hole-in-the-wall type Thai restaurants have their charm, THAI ZIE IS CLEAN & NOT EXPENSIVE. Such a thing exists! I used to be a huge Bangkok supporter (across town in Geneva) but the ingredients are just not as fresh & it's really become sort of icky. It has its time & place, but Thai Zie is the same price, if not cheaper,& you get luxury presentation, quality & cleanliness. Champ, the young artist & culinary mastermind behind Thai Zie is there every night and cooks everything himself. I don't know him personally, but I was so impressed by his personality and thoughtfulness (coupons, remembering names & orders? He is a true entrepreneur) that I subscribed to Thai Zie's Facebook page. They have secret off-the-menu options that I love to take advantage of.. This guy needs to teach restaurant marketing 101, because he's doing everything right.

    (5)
  • Heather M.

    This Lisa-Frank-like explosion of color incidentally also serves delicious Thai food--who knew? The crab curry was excellent! I usually shy away from dishes like this because of their tendency to be expensive and disappointing, but this dish was really impressive. It contained generous quantities of [snow?] crab and was seasoned to be a bit spicy but wonderfully flavorful. Every mouthful was thoroughly crabby (this is good, I swear!) and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The price, though a bit more expensive than typical Thai dishes, was also reasonable considering how well it satisfied my crab fix. The veggie rolls were also tasty and appropriately crispy. As with many restaurants in the winter, cold blasts of air were a concern every time the door opened, but the relatively small size of the space made that difficult to combat. Service was good, despite only one person available to wait tables. Overall, a great place--and in the heart of downtown St. Charles, a nice location as well.

    (4)
  • Brent M.

    An AMAZING Thai experience for a place as remote from the city of Chicago as St Charles! The atmosphere is clean and modern. They accommodated their appetizer portions size (spring roll) for my year old. The Panang curry, a signature Thai dish, did not fail as it was thick, rich and flavorful. May I suggest order it with extra vegetables - they were cooked excellent to perfection. My wife ordered the lemongrass-cilantro noodle bowl which was GINORMOUS (not a word), but well enjoyed, not spicy, and simply delicious. For the portion that was served, a hungry preggo woman was satisfied with half. That will give you an idea of the portion size. The price was just right, and received value for what we paid. The service was personable and great. The service warrants an 18%-22% tip, no bull. You can't go wrong picking this restaurant

    (5)
  • Daniele B.

    I heard very good things about this place and I've been wanting to go. My boyfriend and I finally went last night and it was awesome. We had an appetizer we had the kanom jeeb it's a shrimp and pork dumpling. It was so good. It was filling which is a good thing My bf had the yellow chicken curry stir fry. That was really good not over powering and the veggies and chicken were cooked perfectly. I had the pad si ew with beef. The sauce wasn't salty or oily. The broccoli was cooked just how it should be crisp and tender. The meat wasn't chewy and the noodles were soft not gummy. Our waiter was very informative and gave great suggestions. A few weeks ago my bf and I took our neighbor here. He loves curry. So he got the hello chicken curry. He said that it was perfect. Every time I see think of this place my mouth waters ugh it's so good. So much better than vino thai hands down. Thai Zoe had an amazing selection of noodle bowls. Different flavors, noodles, broth and add ins! Just writing this makes me want it now! You need to go here.

    (5)
  • George H.

    I went there on Tuesday night before going to a concert at the nearby Arcada theater... I wasn't impressed - the Summer Rolls were bland and the rice paper wrapper was unusually gummy. I had the Pad Thai (tofu) and it was a combination of very oily and way too sweet. I won't be back...

    (2)
  • Thomas B.

    Our waiter was amazing. He made the whole meal worth it. We asked what his favorite dish was and he replied, "Oh it's not on the menu, it's spaghetti". Hilarious guy. Tasty food food that was served out quickly. Kind of a quirky ambiance. The coconut ice cream was baller, which the waiter said they make from scratch! We'd go back just for the waiter.

    (4)
  • Howard S.

    Hot fresh starters and very personable hard working server. Green curry was the best I've had since leaving Thailand last year. Sesame chicken was tasty too( my wife had that).

    (5)
  • Renita M.

    Oh Thai food, how I missed you. Tucked back between several antiques shops -- and the ever popular Filling Station, it's easy to miss Thai Zie from the main drag of St Charles. So it wasn't very busy when we were there, although it was also a bit of an early dinner. What can I say, we were hungry. I want this place to survive, never mind that I don't get out to the Tri-Cities very often. It offered tasty, fresh and delicious food at a very reasonable price. We shared summer rolls -- during which I discovered my mom doesn't like shrimp much, but I found them delightful, packed with basil and glass noodles. I had the cashew noodles with tofu, which offered tender-crisp veggies, perfectly cooked noodles and sauteed tofu in a great sauce. My mom enjoyed her pad thai and I had a few bites - it was also well done. Their menu also included a make-your-own noodle bowl option which intrigued me. The atmosphere is hip and bright, with ... dance music playing. Go figure. The lone waiter was very friendly and checked in with us frequently. While as I said, I don't get back here often, I would definitely return to Thai Zie if I was in the area with a noodle craving.

    (4)
  • Alanna M.

    LOVE this place! Originally one of my husband's coworkers recommended the restaurant, and for good reason. We have now been patronizing Thai Zie for years. First, the food is delicious and never disappointing. Whenever we go in we are waited on immediately and have excellent service. The owner of the restaurant, Champ, is always pleasant and accommodating. It's clear he cares about the people he's serving. Finally, I am a picky eater, and I always find something I like here. I am not really a fan of spicy food and was originally wary about going to a Thai restaurant. However, there are several dishes on the menu that aren't the least bit spicy, but still have lots of flavor. Also, I prefer not to eat meat and I have to say the tofu dishes are great. I usually get the the Pad Si Ew when I want something hearty, and the Pad Woonsen when I want something lighter. My husband raves about the crispy, flaky Crab Rangoon and their Thai Pepper Steak. I really like this restaurant, and although it's a bit of a jog from where I live, I try to get there at least a few times a month. I hope this review is helpful!

    (5)
  • Pat E.

    Not bad at all! App-Summer Rolls Entree- Pad Kee Mao Woonsen with Shrimp Service was slow (reason for one star off), but owners seemed nice. We went on a Wednesday night, and there is also a little bar up front, too! Just enough spice, and they brought hot sauce. They bring oranges and fortune cookies with the check!

    (4)
  • Tim K.

    I love the build your noodle bowl here. I get green curry with rice noodles and chicken. The noodle bowl portions are huge and the curry is just right. Haven't had much else except the mini egg rolls which were good also.

    (4)
  • Joe E.

    Very hard to mess up Thai food, but every Thai restaurant is different, and this one was unique as well. Ordered a Ginger noodle dish that had vegetables included typically in Pad Kee Mao. The dish was perfectly seasoned and the amount of meat was very good compared to other thai places. I know thai restaurants typically have minimal meat, I love the extra! The Tom Yum Soup was my favorite part of the meal. Tons of flavor coming at ya! I loved the oranges at the end of the meal. Support Local Business! This place rocks, and the prices are very reasonable! Not the best Thai I've ever had, but certainly not the worst. Service is a bit slow but the good food and friendliness makes up for it.

    (4)
  • Edward B.

    Thai Zie is perhaps the best Thai food restaurant in the entire area. Great attention to food, nuanced ingredients, and flavors. Try the Tom Yum soup - to die for!! The owner, Champ, really cares, and it shows throughout the restaurant.

    (5)
  • Joseph P.

    This place has great Thai food. I love the Tom Yum soup and pad Thai. The owner, champ, is very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this place.

    (5)
  • Ed D.

    We went there for dinner on a Monday because we had a restaurant.com certificate. The place is nice and the waitresses were very good considering there was only two of them and at least half the restaurant was full. We had Chicken satay, chicken Rad na, beef Pad Si Ew, Squid Salad, Crab fried rice and Sesame chicken. The sesame chicken was good but I didn't realize Thai Sesame Chicken is not cooked the same way as Chinese Sesame Chicken, it's not battered and fried and the sauce tasted totally different. Still good, just not what I was expecting. The rest of the dishes were as expected and they were very good. Overall good experience. My daughter loved the Naan-like bread as the appetizer. Although my wife still likes Le Siam in Naperville better but I thought they were about equal.

    (4)
  • Kelly T.

    Love this place! I am a big Pad Thai fan and Thai Zie gets it right. My husband orders his Pad Thai spicy and loves it as well. Every dish and appetizer we have ordered from this restaurant is fantastic. The space is small but cozy and the service is friendly. We are new to the area and I was thrilled to find this place!!

    (5)
  • Jennifer G.

    I think there are better thai places in the area. I feel bad writing a less than loving review like most others, the people are nice and the service was good. this food could be to some people's liking, but not mine.

    (3)
  • Dianne S.

    It's so good that I had lunch here twice in one week! I'm loving their lunch specials (anything from pad thai to yellow curry). Portions are a bit on the smaller side (I likes to eat!) but order a bowl of spicy and refreshing tom yum soup and you're golden. Our waitress was very attentive, but this wasn't much of a surprise since only 2 tables were occupied. They're always very grateful for your patronage. They've got punch card that you can use to get your 8th lunch free and other offers if you bring in a friend. ..which makes me worry that they're not going to be aound for too long so please come try this place out! Don't want my favorite Thai restaurant in the burbs to disappear!!

    (4)
  • Reed N.

    Really good food and very friendly owner/staff. The business model here is family centered. I have eaten at quite a few thai restaurants, and this is a common thing. It seems to work well for me. It is almost like going to someone's house for dinner sometimes. Thai Zie has a little better ambiance than most Thai places... nice decor and a little hip music on the sound system. Pad Kee Mao, Pad Thai, and Summer Rolls were all excellent. Instead of ordering to a given heat scale, Zie gives you chili paste, chili flakes, and sugar at the table to adjust the heat and sweet balance to your exact liking.

    (4)
  • Cher W.

    We have been to "Thai Zie" a few times now. The service is very good!! It is alway's nice and relaxing there. Never feel rushed. The food is "FANTASTIC"!!! Alway's served warm and delicious!! Food is very fresh and prepared very well. Everything we have tried on the menu is very good! You must try their "Pineapple" martini's! They are also prepared fresh, from the chooped pineaple to the fresh sherbert. I recommend them highly!!!

    (4)
  • Mike L.

    I am a frequent visitor to Thai Zie, and I have to say that this place never ceases to amaze me. The menu has recently undergone a refreshing change-up, with most of my favorites, and some new dishes that I'm slowly getting a chance to try. Tonight it was Garlic Noodles, I chose this entre with chicken. I like it spicy, so asked for it extra spicy, and got it just that way, but it was FULL of flavor and the serving was ample. My starter was Tom Yum, a spicy soup with mushrooms, onions, tomato and Thai pepper, what a great way to warm up on one of fall's first really cool nights. I had my choice of three homemade deserts, and of course my weakness for chocolate led me to a moist chocolae cake, drizzled with homemade fudge sauce, and a dollop of whipped cream on the side. And the prices are still very very reasonable, I spent less here than I would have at one of the local family style restaurants. The service, cordial, relaxed and personal. Anybody looking for a dinner companion? I'll follow you to Thai Zie any day!

    (5)
  • Mike T.

    Patronize This Place! As one of only two parties in the restaurant, we out-of-town business colleagues worried that the Yelpers might have steered us wrong. Shame on us for being doubters! The restaurant is bright and pleasant. The owners have done a nice job with stock strip-mall space. Our excellent meal started with appetizers - we especially enjoyed the fish cakes; the Kanom Jeeb was good, too. Two of us had the Pad Kee Mao, one with fat noodles the other with clear noodles. Our clear noodle diner enjoyed the heat; Mr Fat Noodles needed two beers and had to mop his head. Our other companion created her own noodle bowl with the lemongrass and lime broth ("The flavor combination was divine!"). We cooled off with orange sorbet with candied fruit for desert, which was a perfect ending for a pleasant dinner. We'll be back the next time we visit St Charles.

    (5)
  • Nicole L.

    Went here on a Saturday for lunch recently. Our waiter was great, but the kitchen forgot to prepare our order which made it come late, so he made up for it by giving us a free dish. I thought that was very nice since he offered without us asking. Only thing was because of the snafu we didn't get our appetizer (chicken satay) which I was looking forward to trying. I had the pad see ew without meat and while I did enjoy it, I still prefer it over at CK Pad Thai in Carol Stream. It didn't seem quite as flavorful, but it was definitely fresh. My husband had the cashew chicken which he liked. I'd probably try this place again just to give the other dishes a try, and to possibly try that chicken satay finally! ;)

    (3)
  • Eric C.

    Some of the best Thai food in the Western Chicago Burbs -- Don't miss it! You will not be disappointed. The curry dishes are delicious family recipes and the food is always fresh. My girlfriend loves the tofu here. The owner goes out of his way to provide high quality ingredients. They usually have a decent drink special. The green tea martini is very unique . The restaurant itself is always clean and well taken care of. The owner is friendly and genuinely wants you to be satisfied with your experience.

    (5)
  • M B.

    The. Best. Thai. Food. Ever. I practically refuse to eat thai food anywhere else. The owner is great and friendly and I love that it is a family restaurant with a family feel. You always feel welcomed and all they want to do it make you FULL and FAT! Love it :) My favorites are the chicken satay, pad see ew and of course the pad thai. Highly recommend if you want REAL thai food with a warm and friendly atmosphere :)

    (5)
  • Craig R.

    This place is a gem in St Charles. We walked in tonight and found the place relatively empty - maybe 3 tables of 12 filled. The owner was very friendly and very funny. We had some great appetizers and the food recommendations were very good. They had a dessert called "electric Blueberry Cheesecake" I mean really - how do you NOT try that? I had a green curry scallop dish and the spice was right and the dish was cooked perfectly. Wifey had the Pad Thai - which she orders at every Thai restaurant we go to. I really liked the Pad thai and the green curry. I saw several items on the menu i want to return to try. they also serve som egreat cocktails - I had a Pineapple cocktail and it was YUMMY! this is a nice place to have a nice relaxed meal and enjoy some conversation. Service is great - friendly, funny and with perfect timing. All in all - a great spot ...i will definitely return.

    (5)
  • Scott K.

    I've returned for about 3 visits (I have a weekly obligation in St Charles) since my first review and have been enjoying the Basil Fried Rice w/Chicken without/Veggies. The spice is nice and is a major reason for my return trips. I haven't had the pleasure of having Tik as my server again but instead have had Champ but he too has made sure I'm taken care of and on my last visit gave me a sample taste of a pork dumpling w/ginger Soy Sauce that I found tasty

    (4)
  • Heather C.

    We've been dining here since they opened. YUMMO!!!! Our kids (12 and 10) love the pad thai with tofu, chicken satay, cucumber salad, crab ragoons, soups, fried rice. We love the Panang Curry with Chicken and the beef dish with wide noodles. Bonus - A few Bistro Tables Outside. Hidden GEM, located behind Filling Station, behind 64 (Main St.) Downtown. Love to support a local business who does THAI right! Say "Hi" to Champ, the owner from Bangkok!

    (5)
  • Carol M.

    The best part about Thai Zie is that we walked in about 20 min before close on Dec 30th while the owner's family was enjoying a birthday dinner in an otherwise empty room, and felt completely welcome! No one likes to be the last table, especially around the hectic holiday times, but the family that runs this place was overly hospitable and friendly. I went with 2 girlfriends. I got the Pad Thai (Four Generations' recipe, thin rice noodles stir-fried with bean sprouts, egg, and green onion, topped with ground peanuts, with our own Pad Thai sauce)...probably one of the best I've had! My friends got the Red Curry (Red curry with coconut milk and vegetables) and the Koong Ob Woon Sen (Steamed shrimp with glass noodles, ginger, and cilantro with sesame brown sauce). My friend got the red curry at a medium spiciness level (which way too much by my wuss standards) but she raved about it. The koong ob woon sen was pretty delish too! I topped it off w/ a Thai Iced Tea, which was served in one of those ridiculously tall glasses and spot on as far as the YUM goes. Big portions. Great service. Good prices. It's worth the trek out from Chicago to go back again! 32/52

    (5)
  • Kristin J.

    Phenomenal crab rangoon and the best Red Curry I've had outside of Los Angeles. Service is very good and the place is very clean which are also plusses.

    (4)
  • Michael V.

    Love Love Love Love this place. Cininmon soup is out of this world!!! Everything is amazing. EVERYTHING!!!!!

    (5)
  • Jaclynn D.

    Wonderful food, great server and beautiful atmosphere. Really yummy drinks too. We came here after a horrible experience at Bangkok Thai in Geneva. Now I'm actually glad we had that bad experience or we may not have ever ever come here!

    (5)
  • steve h.

    Went for lunch, table of 7, evryone enjoyed their food & we had very good service as we were almost the entire lunch crowd. Portions generous but not overwhelming, I enjoyed the yellow curry; it was flavorful spicy, on mild side and not hot at all, I would have enjoyed a little more bite. The appetizer satay chicken was good but slightly over cooked. Sticky rice & mango desert was a little bland and the mango a little under ripe. I will definately go back, but have high expectations for Thai food and Thai Zie is second to normal Thai place in Batavia.

    (4)
  • Marissa G.

    I went here with some friends for my birthday dinner in January. My first thoughts were, "Thai food? In St. Charles? OK, we'll see." I had very low expectations, but I was blown away at the end. The food was great, the drinks were great and the service was excellent. I will never forget the Lychee martini - it was so refreshing without being overly alcoholic. For desert we shared a slice of green tea cheese cake and the owner/waiter took the time to cut the slice into 3 mini slices and made it look all pretty. I hope that more people take the time to go out and visit Thai Zie. It really is a hidden jem in St. Charles.

    (4)
  • Donna S.

    Loved it all from the food to the lime green walls and decor. Server was friendly, no hassle for free appetizer mentioning yelp! Yummy spring rolls and cashew chicken. We learned they do take out can't wait to try something new!

    (5)
  • Darren C.

    This is our "go to" Thai restaurant. It reminds me of the early days when Penny's Noodle Shop was the best around in the city. Everything I've ever had at Thai Zie had "dazzled" me.

    (5)
  • Tom R.

    This is a great place if you love noodles and soups. Pick a broth, a noodle, a meat and away you go for a great price. Service was excellent and the restaurant was clean and bright at lunch. Going back soon to try something else!

    (4)
  • Bob S.

    I've been here several times in the past year, and have never been disappointed. Tonight my party had various noodle dishes with chicken, shrimp, tofu and scallops. All were excellent. The noodles had a very distinct, and wonderful, flavor. Portions are generous, and the prices reasonable. What more could you ask for? Our server was excellent, informative, and anticipatory of our needs. While not super pricey, the appetizers were not particularly amazing. As the entres are very filling, I suggest skipping the starters. The hot sauces provided had just the right amount of zing. This is an excellent place to enjoy Thai food, and amazingly, never super crowded.

    (4)
  • Emily W.

    Cute little place. Great for a date. Good thai food at reasonable prices. Our waiter was very attentive and warm. We will definitely be revisiting. Seems like a family run business and the food was fresh and very tasty.

    (4)
  • Cassandra L.

    I just re-read my Thai Zie review and can't believe I had only eaten there 3 times when I wrote it! I can't even count the number of times I've had Thai Zie now! They have a punch card (buy 7 get one free) and I'm pretty sure I'm almost done with my third card. I am just obsessed with their noodles! I alternate between ordering the Pad Thai and Pad Kee Mao and every now and then trying something new. This place has THE BEST tofu. It is my favorite restaurant in St. Charles, seriously. I try not to eat out too often because I can't afford too, haha, but I wish I could eat Thai Zie every day.

    (5)
  • kel r.

    we have been there twice now, once dining in and once taking out. both times the food was very good, the drinks were good and the service was excellent. they gave us several coupons that will definitely stay in my wallet for when we go again.

    (4)
  • Tracey B.

    I love the food here. Every dish that I've tried has been fantastic--but the homemade spring rolls (sweet, juicy, finely shreeded stuffing, but crispy) and pad thai are still my favorites. Champ the host/owner and his grandmother are really sweet--make my family feel special every time. The minimalistic and colorful decor is refreshing. Great place to go for before hitting the bars in downtown St. Charles--I've also taken clients there for lunch.

    (5)
  • Amy S.

    I LOVE Thai Zie! Everything that I have ever eaten here has been fresh and flavorful. My favorites have all been recommendations from the fabulous owner, Champ. The Curry is the best I've ever had! Please try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.

    (5)
  • Amy H.

    This is, hands-down, one of our favorite places in the area. My kids (who are healthy, but picky eaters) even love it. The food is delicious & consistently so. Appetizers are fantastic & my husband and I have often thought of ordering a few drinks & creating our own tapas style meal, just from the appetizer menu. We always end up order an entree as well, however, because we just can't resist. We are vegetarian & have yet to run out of options, which is unusual. Champ is always very appreciative of our business, which is nice as well. We drive out from Sugar Grove on a fairly regular basis, for the fantastic food & great service. Definitely don't pass this place up!

    (5)
  • Mrs X.

    The service is great. Friendly and fast, parking is limited, I got a groupin for this restaurant for $2 bucks, it was for a $25 certificate, with a min purchase of $35. My husband and his friend came along. We got potstockers, they were thin and crispy with hardly anything inside. That wasn't anything to rave about. My husband decided to play it safe and get basil chicken, to his surprise it was ground chicken in red sauce some basil and maybe one other veggie, it was plain and boring, I even asked what my waiters recommendations were, he said "can't go wrong with pad Thai" can you? I thought, we shall see, came out and I automatically knew it wasn't going to be good, light colors mean no flavor when it comes to pad Thai, and I was right. I def have had better. 25 bucks total with tip isn't bad for what we have I was glad I didn't pay full 40.

    (2)
  • Dien B.

    Best padthai woonsen, pad khe mao, and spicy-basil noodle soup in the tri-cities!

    (5)
  • carrie c.

    Stopped there to eat wtih my sisters, so we ordered a variety and tried eachother's dishes. Appetizers - rangoon, egg rolls were wonderful. Ginger chicken, curry, pad thai and beef fried rice were all incredible. Service as good as it gets! I live about an hour away, but plan to return soon -- it was that good!

    (5)
  • tony p.

    my wife and i love this place,very nicely decorated inside,and very friendly staff. for appetizers we had crab ragoon and egg rolls,it was heaven!!,everything screams quality in this place for dinner i had the basil chicken,and my wife had the pad thai,we both enjoyed our meal,perfect portion,just the right seasoning,you can tell they have a staff that pays attention to detail when preparing food. this is definitely one place we'll be coming to again and again for authentic thai cuisine.

    (5)
  • Brent M.

    An AMAZING Thai experience for a place as remote from the city of Chicago as St Charles! The atmosphere is clean and modern. They accommodated their appetizer portions size (spring roll) for my year old. The Panang curry, a signature Thai dish, did not fail as it was thick, rich and flavorful. May I suggest order it with extra vegetables - they were cooked excellent to perfection. My wife ordered the lemongrass-cilantro noodle bowl which was GINORMOUS (not a word), but well enjoyed, not spicy, and simply delicious. For the portion that was served, a hungry preggo woman was satisfied with half. That will give you an idea of the portion size. The price was just right, and received value for what we paid. The service was personable and great. The service warrants an 18%-22% tip, no bull. You can't go wrong picking this restaurant

    (5)
  • Adam B.

    I have been going to Thai Zie for several months now. I have tried many dishes and have been happy with all of them! My personal favorites are the panang curry, cashew noodle, and crab curry. This is my go-to place whenever I'm looking for some excellent food. I am always impressed by the freshness of the ingredients used. Service here is always warm and accommodating. Please ask the servers for suggestions! They will be happy to help. I've eaten here more times than I can count and can't think of a bad experience. Try it!

    (5)
  • Jimma J.

    I was exploring Yelp looking for the best Thai place in the West Suburbs and Thai Zie topped the list. I'm really not familiar with St. Charles but I figured that if it got such a high score that it must be worth the trip. I went with my wife, brother and mom as a mother's day lunch. It's a quaint place, brightly colored with a few interesting choices of decorations (Twilight Barbie Figures behind the bar?). Then our server came along, he was so stoically hilarious. My wife insisted on having a spicy curry and he kept telling her to not worry, he will make is spicy and special for her. It was a funny exchange that helped make us feel welcome. The menu is extensive and filled with many of your typical Thai dishes, but unlike many other Thai places, Thai Zie has a build your own soup option with several different varieties of soup broths, noodles, and proteins to mix and match. I'm a sucker for noodle soups so I went with a spicy garlic basil base with thick noodles and shrimp with vegetables. It's definitely a lot of food and worth the price. Their Panag curry is also rich and flavorful. While we were eating here on a separate occasion with friends, we got to talking about the authenticity of the flavors of everything. It took some discussion but eventually we came to the conclusion that Thai food is supposed to have a very fresh taste. Most places are somewhat pretty good at grasping this since by nature of the cuisine and what they use as ingredients, it usually tastes fresh. That's great and all but it leaves something to be desired. It just needs to take that one extra step to be better than the rest. Thai Zie takes that extra step. I suppose I can liken this to what I wrote about Mexican places. Anyone can make Mexican or Thai food, but it takes someone special to put that heart and soul onto the plate. We described it as a grit in the best sense of the word, not literal grit. It's like having to chose between having an egg cooked in a brand new non-stick pan or having an egg cooked in an old, well-seasoned cast iron skillet. They are both good in their own right, but you know that egg from the cast iron skillet has that extra oomph. That's what Thai Zie does. That's why Thai Zie is a step above the others.

    (5)
  • Melanie T.

    Came here New Year's Eve with my family for a last minute dinner. I love the location! I love the decor! The owner is a collector of life anime and other toys. But literally it was everything my son loves! So he has a great time looking at all the different toys and admiring them. Definitely kept the kids preoccupied. Our server Frank was great and he made me one of the best martinis I've everrrrrrrrrr had! Seriously! We ordered chicken satay for the kids and we both ordered curry dishes. Everything was super flavorful! I'd love to come back since we live so close and try other dishes!

    (4)
  • char y.

    The food is mediocre. I don't even think it is authentic thai and probably not even cooked by someone with a thai back ground. I was surprise how high a rating this place received from other folks. I wouldn't recommend it for thai food. The only thing that was good was the service. We were there during lunch time and only a couple tables had customers. I really had high hopes for this place but left extremely disappointed.

    (1)
  • Donald C.

    We have some great Thai places in the area so competition is tough. I like the food here and would put it in the middle of the pack of Tusk, Vino Thai, Thai Zie, Bangkok, etc. I went on a Wednesday night and the place was empty which was a shame. We got a sampler plate which was good, although it would have been better with just slightly more sauce. I got Spicy Almond Beef, medium spice level. It was good. Not knock your socks off great, but good and certainly better than some of the other Thai places I've been to. My partner got one of the Noodle Soup Bowls..and I think noodle soups are somewhat unusual around here. In fact, I'll probably go back just to explore those a little. If you are downtown St Charles and looking for nice service and Thai, then go here. You won't be disappointed. You won't be overwhelmed, but you won't be disappointed.

    (3)
  • S R.

    Tucked away in a side street in downtown Saint Charles, you could drive past here a dozen times before you actually notice the restaurant. And really, that's a sad thing. Because that would mean you missed out on some deeply flavorful Thai food eleven of those times! My first take out experience was disappointing- the crab fried rice had the rice charred. The dine in experience was way better. The appetizer platter, the Rama Tofu and a soda after a rough day at work. All that topped off with the crispy coconut ice cream - ask for an extra cup of crispy coconut and just dump it on the ice cream! Totally worth the extra hour at the gym. Cheers

    (4)
  • Kate H.

    Not the best Thai we have had but definitly not bad either. Just meh. The crab rangoon was super tough and chewy to where I had to really chew and pull to break off pieces. Not sure if they were microwaved and that's why they were so tough? They weren't bad but just were pretty annoying to eat. My fiance and I got the red curry chicken and the green curry chicken. Once again they were okay not great, because the curry was that watery/soupy curry (I prefer less watery/soupy curry) and kinda lacked in flavor. Included veggies were kinda mushy too. Not bad, just not great. We might eat here again, but overall not that memorable of food (all I really remember is the super tough crab rangoon! ugh!).

    (4)
  • Kevin W.

    Yelp wins again. Came here only because it had solid reviews and we were looking for something different. Cool little environment. Tremendous food. Like, really really good!! We were here at 6:00 on a Wednesday evening and there were only a few other folks in the place, which was a little awkward. But, man, the food. Yum. Bonus points for being on top of technology and using iPad for payment processing. (Though it is a little weird to have your server holding the iPad watching you as you add the tip amount.) In the mood for Thai food, we will be back here.

    (4)
  • Kristina U.

    Good, but I would say they are alright rather than outstanding. The curry soups are a fantastic idea though; I would recommend them.

    (4)
  • D N.

    Four visits and this is my first review....shame on me for not taking the time. Just a great meal every time. I am not a Thai afficionado and certainly no expert but I do know flavors, freshness, and good service and it is all found here at Thai Zie. The noodle bowls are enormous, flavorful and filling. Sesame chicken, and Garlic shrimp with cilantro are my favorite entrees. My husband prefers the spicier dishes and I love that he can have all the heat he wants, while I enjoy simple, tasty, fresh food. Excellent by the glass wine choices, happy hour specials and great desserts. The only thing that this restaurant needs is a few more diners. Hang in there, Thai Zie! Cook it and they will come.

    (4)
  • Lisa S.

    New wait staff but very knowledgeable. Good cocktails- tried the One Night in Bangkok. Hubby had chicken panang curry with a recommendation from the server and he enjoyed it very much. Appetizers were very good- crab rangoons, potstickers and egg rolls- it was a trio. Very slow traffic for a Friday night. Can't figure out why? Good food and service. And good previous reviews!

    (4)
  • Marcus A.

    I am beyond impressed! If you find yourself looking for good Thai food, you have found the place. It's not right on the main road, but it's worth it. I ordered the Sesame Chicken with fried rice. I'm usually a Pad Thai person, but glad I ordered something different. For around $15 including tip, you can get a plate of your favorite Thai food and walk away with a smile on your face.

    (5)
  • John T.

    The food was ok but seemed that black pepper was the predominant spice used in the Basil Chicken. The Green Curry also had a very heavy taste of Black Pepper. Very attentive service.

    (3)
  • J. S.

    If you are looking for authentic, very tasteful Thai food, this is an awesome place. I find it hard to find REALLY good Thai food, and this place is amazing. The owner is present every time I've visited, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It's also awesome to carry out, if you don't have time to stay (which I do sometimes after work).

    (4)
  • Jessica L.

    Some of best Thai I've experienced in 20 years! The decor, down to the chopsticks, is first class. The service was excellent.The service I cannot forget.The food was custom made to my taste. This restaurant should be visited and rated more. I generally am critical and only write reviews on extremes. Most restaurants are mediocre, not worth reviewing. Many of the few reviews I write are negative. Thai Zie is the exact opposite. My new favorite place. My meal: Summer Roll (get this for sure) Crab Rangoons (a tradition, but these were ultra fresh & light) Tom Kha soup (something with ever flavor note...I had 2) Rama Noodles w/chicken (wide noodle special request...delicious) Fried banana w/ice cream

    (5)
  • Daniele B.

    I heard very good things about this place and I've been wanting to go. My boyfriend and I finally went last night and it was awesome. We had an appetizer we had the kanom jeeb it's a shrimp and pork dumpling. It was so good. It was filling which is a good thing My bf had the yellow chicken curry stir fry. That was really good not over powering and the veggies and chicken were cooked perfectly. I had the pad si ew with beef. The sauce wasn't salty or oily. The broccoli was cooked just how it should be crisp and tender. The meat wasn't chewy and the noodles were soft not gummy. Our waiter was very informative and gave great suggestions. A few weeks ago my bf and I took our neighbor here. He loves curry. So he got the hello chicken curry. He said that it was perfect. Every time I see think of this place my mouth waters ugh it's so good. So much better than vino thai hands down. Thai Zoe had an amazing selection of noodle bowls. Different flavors, noodles, broth and add ins! Just writing this makes me want it now! You need to go here.

    (5)
  • George H.

    I went there on Tuesday night before going to a concert at the nearby Arcada theater... I wasn't impressed - the Summer Rolls were bland and the rice paper wrapper was unusually gummy. I had the Pad Thai (tofu) and it was a combination of very oily and way too sweet. I won't be back...

    (2)
  • Thomas B.

    Our waiter was amazing. He made the whole meal worth it. We asked what his favorite dish was and he replied, "Oh it's not on the menu, it's spaghetti". Hilarious guy. Tasty food food that was served out quickly. Kind of a quirky ambiance. The coconut ice cream was baller, which the waiter said they make from scratch! We'd go back just for the waiter.

    (4)
  • Ellen K.

    This place is AMAZING, so grateful to have authentic Thai cuisine in the center of downtown Saint Charles. Our order typically consists of spring rolls with chicken & shrimp, chicken skewers satay, green curry (spicy & flavorful), & pineapple fried rice with tofu. Everything is so consistently good, this is the one restaurant I am not afraid to step outside my comfort zone & try something different. The 5 stars is just based on the incredible quality of the food, the atmosphere, service & food presentation would bring it to 10! Anytime I have cultural-foodie-friends from out of town, I bring them here. Although hole-in-the-wall type Thai restaurants have their charm, THAI ZIE IS CLEAN & NOT EXPENSIVE. Such a thing exists! I used to be a huge Bangkok supporter (across town in Geneva) but the ingredients are just not as fresh & it's really become sort of icky. It has its time & place, but Thai Zie is the same price, if not cheaper,& you get luxury presentation, quality & cleanliness. Champ, the young artist & culinary mastermind behind Thai Zie is there every night and cooks everything himself. I don't know him personally, but I was so impressed by his personality and thoughtfulness (coupons, remembering names & orders? He is a true entrepreneur) that I subscribed to Thai Zie's Facebook page. They have secret off-the-menu options that I love to take advantage of.. This guy needs to teach restaurant marketing 101, because he's doing everything right.

    (5)
  • Heather M.

    This Lisa-Frank-like explosion of color incidentally also serves delicious Thai food--who knew? The crab curry was excellent! I usually shy away from dishes like this because of their tendency to be expensive and disappointing, but this dish was really impressive. It contained generous quantities of [snow?] crab and was seasoned to be a bit spicy but wonderfully flavorful. Every mouthful was thoroughly crabby (this is good, I swear!) and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The price, though a bit more expensive than typical Thai dishes, was also reasonable considering how well it satisfied my crab fix. The veggie rolls were also tasty and appropriately crispy. As with many restaurants in the winter, cold blasts of air were a concern every time the door opened, but the relatively small size of the space made that difficult to combat. Service was good, despite only one person available to wait tables. Overall, a great place--and in the heart of downtown St. Charles, a nice location as well.

    (4)
  • Joe E.

    Very hard to mess up Thai food, but every Thai restaurant is different, and this one was unique as well. Ordered a Ginger noodle dish that had vegetables included typically in Pad Kee Mao. The dish was perfectly seasoned and the amount of meat was very good compared to other thai places. I know thai restaurants typically have minimal meat, I love the extra! The Tom Yum Soup was my favorite part of the meal. Tons of flavor coming at ya! I loved the oranges at the end of the meal. Support Local Business! This place rocks, and the prices are very reasonable! Not the best Thai I've ever had, but certainly not the worst. Service is a bit slow but the good food and friendliness makes up for it.

    (4)
  • Edward B.

    Thai Zie is perhaps the best Thai food restaurant in the entire area. Great attention to food, nuanced ingredients, and flavors. Try the Tom Yum soup - to die for!! The owner, Champ, really cares, and it shows throughout the restaurant.

    (5)
  • Joseph P.

    This place has great Thai food. I love the Tom Yum soup and pad Thai. The owner, champ, is very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this place.

    (5)
  • Ed D.

    We went there for dinner on a Monday because we had a restaurant.com certificate. The place is nice and the waitresses were very good considering there was only two of them and at least half the restaurant was full. We had Chicken satay, chicken Rad na, beef Pad Si Ew, Squid Salad, Crab fried rice and Sesame chicken. The sesame chicken was good but I didn't realize Thai Sesame Chicken is not cooked the same way as Chinese Sesame Chicken, it's not battered and fried and the sauce tasted totally different. Still good, just not what I was expecting. The rest of the dishes were as expected and they were very good. Overall good experience. My daughter loved the Naan-like bread as the appetizer. Although my wife still likes Le Siam in Naperville better but I thought they were about equal.

    (4)
  • Kelly T.

    Love this place! I am a big Pad Thai fan and Thai Zie gets it right. My husband orders his Pad Thai spicy and loves it as well. Every dish and appetizer we have ordered from this restaurant is fantastic. The space is small but cozy and the service is friendly. We are new to the area and I was thrilled to find this place!!

    (5)
  • Jennifer G.

    I think there are better thai places in the area. I feel bad writing a less than loving review like most others, the people are nice and the service was good. this food could be to some people's liking, but not mine.

    (3)
  • Dianne S.

    It's so good that I had lunch here twice in one week! I'm loving their lunch specials (anything from pad thai to yellow curry). Portions are a bit on the smaller side (I likes to eat!) but order a bowl of spicy and refreshing tom yum soup and you're golden. Our waitress was very attentive, but this wasn't much of a surprise since only 2 tables were occupied. They're always very grateful for your patronage. They've got punch card that you can use to get your 8th lunch free and other offers if you bring in a friend. ..which makes me worry that they're not going to be aound for too long so please come try this place out! Don't want my favorite Thai restaurant in the burbs to disappear!!

    (4)
  • Reed N.

    Really good food and very friendly owner/staff. The business model here is family centered. I have eaten at quite a few thai restaurants, and this is a common thing. It seems to work well for me. It is almost like going to someone's house for dinner sometimes. Thai Zie has a little better ambiance than most Thai places... nice decor and a little hip music on the sound system. Pad Kee Mao, Pad Thai, and Summer Rolls were all excellent. Instead of ordering to a given heat scale, Zie gives you chili paste, chili flakes, and sugar at the table to adjust the heat and sweet balance to your exact liking.

    (4)
  • Cher W.

    We have been to "Thai Zie" a few times now. The service is very good!! It is alway's nice and relaxing there. Never feel rushed. The food is "FANTASTIC"!!! Alway's served warm and delicious!! Food is very fresh and prepared very well. Everything we have tried on the menu is very good! You must try their "Pineapple" martini's! They are also prepared fresh, from the chooped pineaple to the fresh sherbert. I recommend them highly!!!

    (4)
  • Eric C.

    Some of the best Thai food in the Western Chicago Burbs -- Don't miss it! You will not be disappointed. The curry dishes are delicious family recipes and the food is always fresh. My girlfriend loves the tofu here. The owner goes out of his way to provide high quality ingredients. They usually have a decent drink special. The green tea martini is very unique . The restaurant itself is always clean and well taken care of. The owner is friendly and genuinely wants you to be satisfied with your experience.

    (5)
  • M B.

    The. Best. Thai. Food. Ever. I practically refuse to eat thai food anywhere else. The owner is great and friendly and I love that it is a family restaurant with a family feel. You always feel welcomed and all they want to do it make you FULL and FAT! Love it :) My favorites are the chicken satay, pad see ew and of course the pad thai. Highly recommend if you want REAL thai food with a warm and friendly atmosphere :)

    (5)
  • Craig R.

    This place is a gem in St Charles. We walked in tonight and found the place relatively empty - maybe 3 tables of 12 filled. The owner was very friendly and very funny. We had some great appetizers and the food recommendations were very good. They had a dessert called "electric Blueberry Cheesecake" I mean really - how do you NOT try that? I had a green curry scallop dish and the spice was right and the dish was cooked perfectly. Wifey had the Pad Thai - which she orders at every Thai restaurant we go to. I really liked the Pad thai and the green curry. I saw several items on the menu i want to return to try. they also serve som egreat cocktails - I had a Pineapple cocktail and it was YUMMY! this is a nice place to have a nice relaxed meal and enjoy some conversation. Service is great - friendly, funny and with perfect timing. All in all - a great spot ...i will definitely return.

    (5)
  • Crysta A.

    We stumbled onto Thai Zie while hungry for Thai and passing through St. Charles after a day of hiking - what a great find! (Thanks, Yelpers.) Very modern, crisp decor, and an impressive menu. The shrimp/pork dumplings (kanom jeeb) were delicious - we could have eaten many more. I had the pad si ew, which was perfectly seasoned and sized. My boyfriend had the spicy almond beef, which was definitely zingy but very good. Service was attentive and quick without being rushed. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in St. Charles.

    (5)
  • Mike L.

    I am a frequent visitor to Thai Zie, and I have to say that this place never ceases to amaze me. The menu has recently undergone a refreshing change-up, with most of my favorites, and some new dishes that I'm slowly getting a chance to try. Tonight it was Garlic Noodles, I chose this entre with chicken. I like it spicy, so asked for it extra spicy, and got it just that way, but it was FULL of flavor and the serving was ample. My starter was Tom Yum, a spicy soup with mushrooms, onions, tomato and Thai pepper, what a great way to warm up on one of fall's first really cool nights. I had my choice of three homemade deserts, and of course my weakness for chocolate led me to a moist chocolae cake, drizzled with homemade fudge sauce, and a dollop of whipped cream on the side. And the prices are still very very reasonable, I spent less here than I would have at one of the local family style restaurants. The service, cordial, relaxed and personal. Anybody looking for a dinner companion? I'll follow you to Thai Zie any day!

    (5)
  • Mike T.

    Patronize This Place! As one of only two parties in the restaurant, we out-of-town business colleagues worried that the Yelpers might have steered us wrong. Shame on us for being doubters! The restaurant is bright and pleasant. The owners have done a nice job with stock strip-mall space. Our excellent meal started with appetizers - we especially enjoyed the fish cakes; the Kanom Jeeb was good, too. Two of us had the Pad Kee Mao, one with fat noodles the other with clear noodles. Our clear noodle diner enjoyed the heat; Mr Fat Noodles needed two beers and had to mop his head. Our other companion created her own noodle bowl with the lemongrass and lime broth ("The flavor combination was divine!"). We cooled off with orange sorbet with candied fruit for desert, which was a perfect ending for a pleasant dinner. We'll be back the next time we visit St Charles.

    (5)
  • Nicole L.

    Went here on a Saturday for lunch recently. Our waiter was great, but the kitchen forgot to prepare our order which made it come late, so he made up for it by giving us a free dish. I thought that was very nice since he offered without us asking. Only thing was because of the snafu we didn't get our appetizer (chicken satay) which I was looking forward to trying. I had the pad see ew without meat and while I did enjoy it, I still prefer it over at CK Pad Thai in Carol Stream. It didn't seem quite as flavorful, but it was definitely fresh. My husband had the cashew chicken which he liked. I'd probably try this place again just to give the other dishes a try, and to possibly try that chicken satay finally! ;)

    (3)
  • Scott K.

    I've returned for about 3 visits (I have a weekly obligation in St Charles) since my first review and have been enjoying the Basil Fried Rice w/Chicken without/Veggies. The spice is nice and is a major reason for my return trips. I haven't had the pleasure of having Tik as my server again but instead have had Champ but he too has made sure I'm taken care of and on my last visit gave me a sample taste of a pork dumpling w/ginger Soy Sauce that I found tasty

    (4)
  • Heather C.

    We've been dining here since they opened. YUMMO!!!! Our kids (12 and 10) love the pad thai with tofu, chicken satay, cucumber salad, crab ragoons, soups, fried rice. We love the Panang Curry with Chicken and the beef dish with wide noodles. Bonus - A few Bistro Tables Outside. Hidden GEM, located behind Filling Station, behind 64 (Main St.) Downtown. Love to support a local business who does THAI right! Say "Hi" to Champ, the owner from Bangkok!

    (5)
  • Carol M.

    The best part about Thai Zie is that we walked in about 20 min before close on Dec 30th while the owner's family was enjoying a birthday dinner in an otherwise empty room, and felt completely welcome! No one likes to be the last table, especially around the hectic holiday times, but the family that runs this place was overly hospitable and friendly. I went with 2 girlfriends. I got the Pad Thai (Four Generations' recipe, thin rice noodles stir-fried with bean sprouts, egg, and green onion, topped with ground peanuts, with our own Pad Thai sauce)...probably one of the best I've had! My friends got the Red Curry (Red curry with coconut milk and vegetables) and the Koong Ob Woon Sen (Steamed shrimp with glass noodles, ginger, and cilantro with sesame brown sauce). My friend got the red curry at a medium spiciness level (which way too much by my wuss standards) but she raved about it. The koong ob woon sen was pretty delish too! I topped it off w/ a Thai Iced Tea, which was served in one of those ridiculously tall glasses and spot on as far as the YUM goes. Big portions. Great service. Good prices. It's worth the trek out from Chicago to go back again! 32/52

    (5)
  • Kristin J.

    Phenomenal crab rangoon and the best Red Curry I've had outside of Los Angeles. Service is very good and the place is very clean which are also plusses.

    (4)
  • Michael V.

    Love Love Love Love this place. Cininmon soup is out of this world!!! Everything is amazing. EVERYTHING!!!!!

    (5)
  • Jaclynn D.

    Wonderful food, great server and beautiful atmosphere. Really yummy drinks too. We came here after a horrible experience at Bangkok Thai in Geneva. Now I'm actually glad we had that bad experience or we may not have ever ever come here!

    (5)
  • steve h.

    Went for lunch, table of 7, evryone enjoyed their food & we had very good service as we were almost the entire lunch crowd. Portions generous but not overwhelming, I enjoyed the yellow curry; it was flavorful spicy, on mild side and not hot at all, I would have enjoyed a little more bite. The appetizer satay chicken was good but slightly over cooked. Sticky rice & mango desert was a little bland and the mango a little under ripe. I will definately go back, but have high expectations for Thai food and Thai Zie is second to normal Thai place in Batavia.

    (4)
  • Marissa G.

    I went here with some friends for my birthday dinner in January. My first thoughts were, "Thai food? In St. Charles? OK, we'll see." I had very low expectations, but I was blown away at the end. The food was great, the drinks were great and the service was excellent. I will never forget the Lychee martini - it was so refreshing without being overly alcoholic. For desert we shared a slice of green tea cheese cake and the owner/waiter took the time to cut the slice into 3 mini slices and made it look all pretty. I hope that more people take the time to go out and visit Thai Zie. It really is a hidden jem in St. Charles.

    (4)
  • Donna S.

    Loved it all from the food to the lime green walls and decor. Server was friendly, no hassle for free appetizer mentioning yelp! Yummy spring rolls and cashew chicken. We learned they do take out can't wait to try something new!

    (5)
  • Darren C.

    This is our "go to" Thai restaurant. It reminds me of the early days when Penny's Noodle Shop was the best around in the city. Everything I've ever had at Thai Zie had "dazzled" me.

    (5)
  • Tom R.

    This is a great place if you love noodles and soups. Pick a broth, a noodle, a meat and away you go for a great price. Service was excellent and the restaurant was clean and bright at lunch. Going back soon to try something else!

    (4)
  • Bob S.

    I've been here several times in the past year, and have never been disappointed. Tonight my party had various noodle dishes with chicken, shrimp, tofu and scallops. All were excellent. The noodles had a very distinct, and wonderful, flavor. Portions are generous, and the prices reasonable. What more could you ask for? Our server was excellent, informative, and anticipatory of our needs. While not super pricey, the appetizers were not particularly amazing. As the entres are very filling, I suggest skipping the starters. The hot sauces provided had just the right amount of zing. This is an excellent place to enjoy Thai food, and amazingly, never super crowded.

    (4)
  • Emily W.

    Cute little place. Great for a date. Good thai food at reasonable prices. Our waiter was very attentive and warm. We will definitely be revisiting. Seems like a family run business and the food was fresh and very tasty.

    (4)
  • Cassandra L.

    I just re-read my Thai Zie review and can't believe I had only eaten there 3 times when I wrote it! I can't even count the number of times I've had Thai Zie now! They have a punch card (buy 7 get one free) and I'm pretty sure I'm almost done with my third card. I am just obsessed with their noodles! I alternate between ordering the Pad Thai and Pad Kee Mao and every now and then trying something new. This place has THE BEST tofu. It is my favorite restaurant in St. Charles, seriously. I try not to eat out too often because I can't afford too, haha, but I wish I could eat Thai Zie every day.

    (5)
  • kel r.

    we have been there twice now, once dining in and once taking out. both times the food was very good, the drinks were good and the service was excellent. they gave us several coupons that will definitely stay in my wallet for when we go again.

    (4)
  • Tracey B.

    I love the food here. Every dish that I've tried has been fantastic--but the homemade spring rolls (sweet, juicy, finely shreeded stuffing, but crispy) and pad thai are still my favorites. Champ the host/owner and his grandmother are really sweet--make my family feel special every time. The minimalistic and colorful decor is refreshing. Great place to go for before hitting the bars in downtown St. Charles--I've also taken clients there for lunch.

    (5)
  • Michael L.

    This is just about my favorite place to go out for a reasonably priced meal. The owner is young, but very wise. He has adjusted his menu to accomodate economic conditions, and recently has added back a few premium favorites, like scallops and crab specialties. The atmosphere is a little smarter than most Asian places, and the service is very personal. The owner, Champ, knows most of his customers and their preferences. I like my Thai food spicy hot, Thai Hot, as some say. In some Thai restaurants I have to argue with them to convince them that I like spice, but here, they know what I mean when I say I want it spicy, and I get it. But don't get me wrong, the food doesn't all come out of the kitchen spicey-hot. Some dishes are naturally mild, and almost any dish can be adjusted for spiciness. There are also Thai condiments on the table to add some heat if you want it. Favorite dishes, the summer rolls as an apetizer, Tom Yum spicy soup, garlic shrimp, pad ke mao woonsen, and crab fried rice. Also returning to the menu is the salmon steak, which is prepared in the diner's choice of flavor preps. Try the green curry salmon. The owners have also accomodated me when I reserved a large table for a group of 12 or 13 friends, and they worked hard to make sure everyone was happy and took care of special requests, and explained everything to those who had never eaten Thai before! Look for me dining alone most of the time, and that's fine with them too!

    (5)
  • Caitlin M.

    I had the crab rangoon and chicken satay, which were both delish! Their peanut sauce they serve with the satay is the best I've ever had! I wish I could take a jar of it home! Also, yellow curry chicken for the entree, and it was so tasty! There was enough to bring home for lunch the next day, and it was just as good! Will be going back as soon as I can drag anyone with me!

    (5)
  • J P.

    Wow!!! Stopped here on a whim after a disappointing taste of the Himalayas outing. Great ambiance. Had the Black Magic and Grandma's ice cream for dessert. Excellent drinks and amazing dessert. We were blown away.

    (5)
  • J T.

    Food is pretty good and the staff always nice!

    (4)
  • Jon B.

    We eat here weekly and absolutely love the food. Thai Zie is the best Thai food around. Every new dish I try becomes my new favorite! We also enjoy Champ and Nick's company.

    (5)
  • Barb D.

    I don't know much else to say about this place but it is EXCELLENT. It is very convenient with 2 entrances and parking on both sides of the building. They are SO friendly as soon as you walk in and the cook, Toom, really takes care of you! I have always gotten the Pad Thai and i am in LOVE! It is the best I have EVER had. The drinks are SO yummy too. Great place to start before a night of drinking in downtown st charles!

    (5)
  • B A.

    Thai Zie is by far our favorite Thai restaurant! We've been going since they opened and we are always treated like family. The green curry is my favorite, but we also love the basil chicken and crab rangoons. Try their martini specials. Amazing!

    (5)
  • Amy S.

    I LOVE Thai Zie! Everything that I have ever eaten here has been fresh and flavorful. My favorites have all been recommendations from the fabulous owner, Champ. The Curry is the best I've ever had! Please try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.

    (5)
  • Amy H.

    This is, hands-down, one of our favorite places in the area. My kids (who are healthy, but picky eaters) even love it. The food is delicious & consistently so. Appetizers are fantastic & my husband and I have often thought of ordering a few drinks & creating our own tapas style meal, just from the appetizer menu. We always end up order an entree as well, however, because we just can't resist. We are vegetarian & have yet to run out of options, which is unusual. Champ is always very appreciative of our business, which is nice as well. We drive out from Sugar Grove on a fairly regular basis, for the fantastic food & great service. Definitely don't pass this place up!

    (5)
  • Mrs X.

    The service is great. Friendly and fast, parking is limited, I got a groupin for this restaurant for $2 bucks, it was for a $25 certificate, with a min purchase of $35. My husband and his friend came along. We got potstockers, they were thin and crispy with hardly anything inside. That wasn't anything to rave about. My husband decided to play it safe and get basil chicken, to his surprise it was ground chicken in red sauce some basil and maybe one other veggie, it was plain and boring, I even asked what my waiters recommendations were, he said "can't go wrong with pad Thai" can you? I thought, we shall see, came out and I automatically knew it wasn't going to be good, light colors mean no flavor when it comes to pad Thai, and I was right. I def have had better. 25 bucks total with tip isn't bad for what we have I was glad I didn't pay full 40.

    (2)
  • Dien B.

    Best padthai woonsen, pad khe mao, and spicy-basil noodle soup in the tri-cities!

    (5)
  • carrie c.

    Stopped there to eat wtih my sisters, so we ordered a variety and tried eachother's dishes. Appetizers - rangoon, egg rolls were wonderful. Ginger chicken, curry, pad thai and beef fried rice were all incredible. Service as good as it gets! I live about an hour away, but plan to return soon -- it was that good!

    (5)
  • tony p.

    my wife and i love this place,very nicely decorated inside,and very friendly staff. for appetizers we had crab ragoon and egg rolls,it was heaven!!,everything screams quality in this place for dinner i had the basil chicken,and my wife had the pad thai,we both enjoyed our meal,perfect portion,just the right seasoning,you can tell they have a staff that pays attention to detail when preparing food. this is definitely one place we'll be coming to again and again for authentic thai cuisine.

    (5)
  • Diane P.

    I really enjoy my experience here. The owner and his chef (also his mother) were super kind to us and quite accommodating. The service is quite impeccable, and the food was good. Just good. I recommend it though because it's good Thai food, but it's not great. I've had better Thai cuisine in Syracuse, NY (I know, out of all places) and Chicago.

    (4)
  • Ann R.

    I love this place - one of my new local faves. It's not new, I just somehow overlooked it the last few years. Unbelievably accomodating staff and great food. Great prices too - I have quickly filled up my frequent visitor card!

    (5)
  • Ryan T.

    The best Thai Restaurant I've ever been to! Great prices on a wide variety of dishes, extensive and unique drink menu and the service provided by Champ and everyone else is always top-notch. Great for dining in or a quick takeout. Make sure you try the Thai Basil Ginger Mojito!

    (5)
  • Howard S.

    Hot fresh starters and very personable hard working server. Green curry was the best I've had since leaving Thailand last year. Sesame chicken was tasty too( my wife had that).

    (5)
  • Renita M.

    Oh Thai food, how I missed you. Tucked back between several antiques shops -- and the ever popular Filling Station, it's easy to miss Thai Zie from the main drag of St Charles. So it wasn't very busy when we were there, although it was also a bit of an early dinner. What can I say, we were hungry. I want this place to survive, never mind that I don't get out to the Tri-Cities very often. It offered tasty, fresh and delicious food at a very reasonable price. We shared summer rolls -- during which I discovered my mom doesn't like shrimp much, but I found them delightful, packed with basil and glass noodles. I had the cashew noodles with tofu, which offered tender-crisp veggies, perfectly cooked noodles and sauteed tofu in a great sauce. My mom enjoyed her pad thai and I had a few bites - it was also well done. Their menu also included a make-your-own noodle bowl option which intrigued me. The atmosphere is hip and bright, with ... dance music playing. Go figure. The lone waiter was very friendly and checked in with us frequently. While as I said, I don't get back here often, I would definitely return to Thai Zie if I was in the area with a noodle craving.

    (4)
  • Alanna M.

    LOVE this place! Originally one of my husband's coworkers recommended the restaurant, and for good reason. We have now been patronizing Thai Zie for years. First, the food is delicious and never disappointing. Whenever we go in we are waited on immediately and have excellent service. The owner of the restaurant, Champ, is always pleasant and accommodating. It's clear he cares about the people he's serving. Finally, I am a picky eater, and I always find something I like here. I am not really a fan of spicy food and was originally wary about going to a Thai restaurant. However, there are several dishes on the menu that aren't the least bit spicy, but still have lots of flavor. Also, I prefer not to eat meat and I have to say the tofu dishes are great. I usually get the the Pad Si Ew when I want something hearty, and the Pad Woonsen when I want something lighter. My husband raves about the crispy, flaky Crab Rangoon and their Thai Pepper Steak. I really like this restaurant, and although it's a bit of a jog from where I live, I try to get there at least a few times a month. I hope this review is helpful!

    (5)
  • Pat E.

    Not bad at all! App-Summer Rolls Entree- Pad Kee Mao Woonsen with Shrimp Service was slow (reason for one star off), but owners seemed nice. We went on a Wednesday night, and there is also a little bar up front, too! Just enough spice, and they brought hot sauce. They bring oranges and fortune cookies with the check!

    (4)
  • Tim K.

    I love the build your noodle bowl here. I get green curry with rice noodles and chicken. The noodle bowl portions are huge and the curry is just right. Haven't had much else except the mini egg rolls which were good also.

    (4)

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Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : No
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Dinner
    Parking : Street
    Bike Parking : Yes
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Quiet
    Alcohol : Full Bar
    Outdoor Seating : No
    Wi-Fi : Free
    Has TV : Yes
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : Yes

Thai Zie Noodles & Bar

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