Relaxed strip-mall Thai eatery serving curries, noodle dishes & other favorites.
I was actually quite surprised by the food from Silli Kori. We had ordered for pick up via Chowbus and food was ready to go as I pulled up. While COVID has limited dine in options, I’ll say take out and to go orders are so streamlined from just about everywhere now. Love it. For food, we did the Son in Law Eggs (lol… what a silli name) but very interesting. Fried soft boiled eggs with spicy basil beef served over rice with a nice sweet tamarind sauce over. Highly doubt it’s authentic Thai cuisine, but without a doubt that was one tasty dish! Yums. Also did a basil eggplant entree. While I’m most familiar with basil chicken, the eggplant was a nice touch of trying something a bit different. For our last entree we ordered was the Pad Thai. I think a lot of time in Thai food, I find that they add too much sugar in some of their dishes, but this Pad Thai was spot on. All in all a great meal to go. Price point is pretty nice and won’t break the bank. Will definitely be back for more. ‘Til next time, cheers!
We really enjoyed our dinner here! The Crispy Curry Rice Salad can be done with chicken or tofu, and I got chicken. The flavor was delicious, and plentiful with cilantro, which I was happy about, and maybe too much red onion but that is easy to push aside per bite. And it is truly crispy, which pairs perfectly with the fresh lettuce wraps. The Son in Law dish was something I haven’t seen on a Thai menu before and was unique. The fried eggs were tasty, and the meat combination with the basil and sweet jasmine rice was perfect. The ambience inside is dim lighting, not too many tables so it feels cozy but everything is spaced fairly well. Staff was wearing masks and gloves during the pandemic when this review was written.
We came here on a whim, and we were very impressed with the food and prices! The portions were also generous. The service was friendly and attentive. To start, we had the corn fritters (not pictured) and crispy rolls. The corn fritters were great, and the crispy rolls reminded me of Vietnamese egg rolls. They were light, so a sauce may have made it more flavorful. For our entree, my bf got the sons in law eggs rice bowl, and I got the green curry pasta. I highly recommend this dish- The scallops were perfectly seared, and the green curry, eggplant, basil, and noodles were so tasty, just a hint of spice. I would not hesitate ordering this again!
Contemporary hip mixed with traditional Thai classics and fusion Food: Moo ping – 5/5 – delicious marinaded grilled pork skewer/kabob Pad Thai – 4.5/5 – very good, plus interesting style of egg omelette over the top of the noodles Pad kee mow – 5/5 – spicy classic wide rice noodle Pad see ew – 4.5/5 – very good flavor, but a little bit imbalanced due to too much veggies Lard Na – 4/5 – very good but not outstanding Kori’s favorite noodle – 4.5/5 – interesting creative dish; outstanding for its uniqueness Udon noodle soup – 2.5/5 – disappointment to say the least Cashew entree – 4.5/5 – nice balance of cashews, onions, pineapples plus protein Son in law eggs – 5/5 – delicious aromatic basil ground beef with poached eggs over rice Red curry – 3/5 – nice spicy flavor but on the bland side and needed to be more sweet… and why so many vegetables thrown in here??? Massaman curry – 4.5/5 – comes with beef, this fusion style made it more unique than other places Green curry – 4.5/5 – very delicious contender Panang curry – 5/5 – very impressed by how delicious this one came out to be Carrot cake – 4.5/5 – my partner is apparently in love with this Ambience: Beautiful, cozy, dim lit with available outdoor seating Service: Fast and very friendly
First of all, i want to say that this place was pretty busy. If you wanna eat here good luck finding parking. I understand due to covid we get a certain time limit, however when we got there and order they told us we had only 20 minutes to eat. My family and I felt uninvited/ not welcome. We felt rush to order and we felt like we were not getting any help. Due to the fact that we felt rush to eat, we decided to take our food to go and when we ask that the waitress gave us a mean look. We werent help as much as other people there and to be very honest they were assisting the white people the most. I would not recommend my friend and family here. If i could give a a zero star i would. For the food: The egg rolls was very plain, it had no salt or anything. The appearance of it look good and tasty, however it did not taste how it look. Plain eggroll. The fried avocado; that was also plain, no flavor or nothing. The only thing that made it taste good was the sauce. All of the entrees we got was just too sweet. Everything i taste was sweet. Such as the son in laws egg , it had beef with beans, rice and fried eggs. That one i thought it would be more on the savory side instead of sweet side. I did not enjoy it. The pad thai was sweet as well, it just didnt have a lot of flavor. I was disappointed especially being really immersed and knowing how a dish should taste like. It was a truly disappointment. Lastly, the fried rice, it was just too sweet. I need savory and half of these food I thought was going to have a flavorful taste mixture of savory and sweet. I am really disappointed. Overall, I would not come back here. Bad parking, too busy, feel unwelcome, rush, bad flavor and i wouldnt bring my friend nor family here.
We wanted to try something new/different than your typical Thai restaurant. Silli Kori had some unique appetizers and entrees that were unavailable anywhere else we’ve seen. For an appetizer, we ordered the Avocado Tempura, which was absolutely delicious (but so is everything fried?!). The avocado tasted fresh, and the dipping sauce was a spectacular complement. For the entree, I ordered the Tom Yum River Prawn soup because many Yelpers seemed to have raved about this dish (Creamy Lemongrass Spiced Broth over Glass Noodles, Mushrooms & Cilantro). If you are very sensitive to the pungent seafood smell and taste, this dish may not be for you. It was a little fishy in my opinion. The lemongrass and cilantro did not mask the taste of the seafood. I wouldn’t order it again. The entree was pretty generously portioned, and the prawns were large. The other members in my group really liked their dishes (not fishy!): Kao Soi and the Son In Law Eggs Parking on division is a pain! There’s a bunch of metered parking in the area, but they’re usually always full. So make sure you carve out time to look for parking!
Go-to Thai take out spot – big fan of the son in law eggs. No complaints on food quality and would still recommend for take out. Dine-in experience more recently has been really bad – super slow service, entree’s arriving 30 mins apart for different people in the party, staff seem generally unhappy that you are there etc. Not sure if they are just under-staffed / over-worked but whatever the reason – its not been a nice dine-in experience lately.
Overall thoughts: nice ambiance, the restaurant tho was very cold and we kept our coats on. The dinner menu is much smaller than the lunch menu – I wonder why? But everything is available with tofu as well. They were out of multiple dishes by 7pm which was odd. The food itself was good but not great. Don’t know if I would come again but not a bad experience. What we got — Corn fritter appetizer: kinda odd but wasn’t bad? Vegetarian gyoza appetizer: this was very good. Get this! Pad Thai: lotta different meat and tofu options. Note, it comes with an egg across the top which I’ve never seen but easy to take off. It was good but not particularly great. But pad Thai.
I had a fabulous meal here. Being a huge Thai food fanatic, when I saw that this restaurant served son-in-law eggs, I knew I had to try it! It’s a rare menu item that I haven’t seen anywhere else in Chicago. The ambiance of this restaurant is a vibrant, busy bar-restaurant (perhaps designed to mimic the energetic, casual atmosphere of a local Thai restaurant stall?). The service was great. I sat at an outdoor table and got to enjoy the warm evening while I waited for my food. The food was perfect. Son-in-law eggs are soft boiled eggs that are deep fried, rendering the outside surface of the egg browned and slightly crisp. The eggs are dressed with a tangy tamarind sauce, and is also served with beef and rice. Simply delicious! Also, for anyone who’s interested in culinary lore, the dish was supposedly invented by a mother who learned that her son-in-law was not treating her daughter well– she served him a pair of fried up eggs, a not-so-subtle dig at his manhood. Pretty badass if you ask me.