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Thara Thai

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912 1/2 Bloomington Rd., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821
+1 217-378-1986
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I always have a great experience at Thara Thai. Food is always great, hot and fresh. Staff is always nice. Sometimes I have to wait for pick-up orders (5-10 minutes) but only when restaurant is busy. Go to dishes for me: Pork shumai is heavenly, fat pork dumplings with crispy fried onion and fresh herbs. Dipping sauce is delicious. Mock... More 

Thank lilmama89
Monticello, IL
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210 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We decided to go here because it received good reviews on TripAdvisor and we really wanted Thai. This is our new favorite! The restaurant is nothing to look at, and at first glance it looks like an old deli. It's small inside, with only about 10 tables, but oh my gosh, the food is delicious! Our party had Pad Thai,... More 

Thank Beachlover1989
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We are eating at Thara Thai for years and never disappointed. Some people think or feel that the price is high. Personally I think that the prices are very reasonable

Thank SergioCMI
Lebanon, Indiana
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place I first tried Thai food and fell in love with this cuisine. When we pass through the area, we always stop. We get the Chicken pad Thai and I add shrimp. They are very welcoming and remember us which says a lot as we come through about 4 to 5 times a year. We also take... More 

Thank Wssloman
Champaign, IL
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Had Tom Yum Shrimp with vegetables instead of rice and an iced tea. $20!! It was good, but not that good. Probably won't be back.

Thank rvmyerscmi
Bonita Springs, Florida
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148 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I always do research on where we'll eat when traveling. Thara Thai had good reviews and was easy access from the interstate. There was a large group of students and only one server; she did a good job and remained pleasant. We had eggrolls, which were okay. But the chicken panang was delicious.

Thank Hawkeyewriter
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432 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This must have been a better place some time ago. Now the food is below mediocre, it's a shame to treat Thai food like that, one of the best cuisine on the planet. However, they are not shy at all to ask prices as if the place would be a culinary heaven. They should shape up, or we won't return.

Thank travelpr0123
Dayton, Ohio
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444 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was close to my hotel and wasn't a chain. Was greeted by a friendly face who quickly took my order (pad thai with chicken) and it was served within 10 min. Very tasty (could have used a few more peanuts and scallions) and a big portion for a small price. I love supporting small businesses like this.

Thank Marblehead750
Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Without looking at the menu, I ordered a pork fried rice for a take-out. I was expecting regular pork, but got Chinese roast port in my fried rice instead. I was expecting some vegetables like green peas or scallion/spring-onion. There wasn't any from what I can tell. Overall, it was not good. But, I admit that I did not read... More 

Thank T492001
new albany, indiana
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163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The menu is very diverse, the food is excellent, and the east Asian population of Champaign-Urbana love this place.The dishes hare huge, and you will have left-overs. We had Pad Thai, that was excellent, various curries, and the iced Thai Tea was outstanding. As an appetizer we split a papaya salad and it was so refreshing. THis is a have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 1/2 Bloomington Rd., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-378-1986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?