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Penny's Noodles

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1130 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-1804
11:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Penny's Noodles is just OK at best! I found the food to be average for Thai and over priced for what is average tasting food.

Thank Chickenhawk12
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I started coming here when I was in nursing school in 2007. I have been coming back ever since. It is a small restaurant and everyone is very nice. The food is great and inexpensive. They always have sports on the TVs too- which is bonus when I go with my husband. My daughter loves the kids fried rice. I... More 

Thank rnsoto0625
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

First of all I'm relatively new to Thai food. I think peanuts when I here Thai and I don't particularly like nuts at all. I went to a dinner with friends and between the host's presentation of the food and the actual taste of the food, I immediately became addicted. I'm a foodie. It's what I do. We had the... More 

Thank wowpics
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We showed up on an early Monday night, a rather SNOWY night, so we had plenty of options on seating. Stuck with water and ordered the Red Curry Rice for myself, the wife had Pad Thai and we got a chicken rice thing for the kid. Portions were all large which alluded to a good value. Our check was $26.7... More 

Thank tortuga97
Oak Park, Illinois
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This restaurant is just across the street and down a block from the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio. If you are touring Oak Park, it is a convenient place for lunch or an early dinner. Offers ample seating and the decor is pleasant. However, some of the Asian waitresses do not speak very good English. They have daily specials.... More 

Thank lesleykeeley223
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Nothing really special anymore and the food is just ok. Crab rangoons really greasy. These used to be crisp and fresh, but sadly this is no longer the case. Chicken in the noodle dishes dry and barely recognizable as meat. Their prices have increased which would be ok but the quality has decreased. The main dinning room is loud and... More 

Thank Teelk3007
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

It's a simple quick bite to eat type of place. You can grab and go or stay and watch the game on the T.V. I like to order the tofu curry. You can also have a working lunch meeting here in the afternoon as it's pretty quiet.

Thank Angie D
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249 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

After terrible experience at Giordanos (just across the street) we went for noodles here and had good, affordable lunch. Nothing waoo but ok Asian style noodles and good prices.

Thank LolaSweden
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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193 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We really like the food, the location is okay, the place isn't something special in order of forniture but guys... the food is great!!!!

Thank The_Italian_Reviewer
North Aurora, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I love this place so much (and it's near my workplace) that I have a working rotation of items that I eat and never get tired of... Spicy Basil with chicken was for lunch today. I also enjoy their Pad Thai (who doesn't?) with shrimp and both of their soup offerings are such a unique flavor combination! If you like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park

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