Wednesday, May 27, 2009

No More Steel Bars On Siam Noodle

A reader writes in with this great news:
"After I spoke with the owner of Siam Noodle, next door to the new Fresh Market at Leland and Sheridan, the bars in the window they had up for almost 20 years came down! They are also in the process of starting to renovate. Just thought some positive news was warranted and perhaps you wanted to share.


  1. I live a block away, but have never given it a shot because it looks like a prison. This will help for sure. Anyone ever eaten here?

  2. I'm excited to hear about the restaurant losing the bars and renovating. I've always wanted to try the place but it looked so dingy and kinda creepy. My family and I will check it out soon!

  3. There are fancier-looking restaurants for sure, but Siam is a jewel, about the best Thai food I've ever had.

    Review on WTTW's "Check Please"

  4. Food here is surprisingly amazing. Recommended.

  5. The lady who owns Siam Noodle is nice, and brave.

    The building she's in (the infamous "Sam Alexander Building") is owned by a notorious slumlord and has been in housing court for nearly five years. The owner pulls every trick in the book out of his hat -- lies to the court, says the building has been sold (when it hasn't), asks for continuances by changing attorneys every couple appearances, etc., etc.

    The lady who runs Siam Noodle has shown up in court to challenge him and tell the truth about what's going on in that building. Brave lady. Isn't that worth a trip to Siam Noodle for lunch?

  6. It has great food, I really do recommend it... and yes, the bars where a turn off to a lot of folks, so I hope this gets them some more business, especially since they have stuck through everything in this neighborhood for years..

  7. I love Siam Noodle and I never really cared for Thai food

  8. The food is out of this world delicious!
    Yes it looked like a Communist prison but the food-damn the food is awesome!

  9. I agree the food was tops. All I have to do now is take the brave walk to get there and back home....

  10. For my money, best Thai food in the neighborhood. For those who tend to only eat Pad Thai, try these instead, they're some of the best around:

    * Pad Kee Mao
    * Pad Kra Prau (Basil Beef)
    * Larb (with Chicken)
    * Beef Salad
    * Tom Yum (soup)

    Also, they are a rare place that offers sticky rice and two different dipping sauces -- a peanut sauce and the not-to-be-missed Ginger sauce.

    And to top it all off, they also deliver!

  11. The iron gates locked in the flavor, and kept all of their stuff from being looted. Long live accordion gates!