1622 Orrington Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60201
Urban Thai Kitchen

NaKorn

NaKorn means ‘Metropolitan’
in Thai.

NaKorn started with our belief that authentic Thai food should be found not only in Thailand—but here, as well.

Our menu offers a perfect blend of bold flavors with traditional, old-world recipes in a modern presentation. Using only the finest ingredients, we created unique dishes layered with flavors.

We take a dish you can find at home and bring it into the restaurant in a different way that no one ever seen it before. Our menu is best enjoyed when served family-style, though our portion sizes vary according to the dish. Most of our dishes are best when accompanied by rice.

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Hours

Lunch
Mon – Sat
11:30 am – 2 pm
Dinner
Mon – Thur
5 pm – 9:30 pm
Fri – Sat   5 pm – 10:30 pm
Sun   5 pm – 9 pm

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Delivery/Take Away

Delivery/Take Away

Prix Fixe Wednesday

Prix Fixe Wednesday

Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

WINTER

Menu

  • Noodles + Rice

    NEW!

    Soy-Cured Organic Chicken Stew,

    with kabocha-rice porridge and asparagus.

    This unique dish comes from Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand where our chef Monika spent many years. It’s one of our favorite staff meals.

    14

  • NEW!

    Coconut Curry Braised Beef and Bahn Mi Noodle

    in roasted chili coconut curry broth with Thai shallots, lime, chili jam, pickle mustard greens and crispy noodles. (Available in Gluten-Free)

    This famous Northern Thai curry noodle is rich and distinct, yet delicious – perfect for cold day.

    14

  • Jumbo Lump Blue Crabmeat,

    served on a bed of warm Thai rice noodles with spicy turmeric-coconut curry and rice crackers. Gluten-Free

    20

  • Grilled Amish Chicken,

    green papaya salad, coconut rice and shallot chips.

    15

  • Coconut Cream Curry Sauce Sautéed White Prawns,

    young peppercorns, kaffir lime, served with coconut rice.

    16

  • Roasted Curry Chicken,

    served with curry-coconut rice, shallot chips and chili-ginger vinaigrette. (Available in Gluten-Free)

    14

  • Bites

    Meatballs of Chicken

    with sawtooth cilantro, lime juice, dried chili flakes and toasted rice powder, fried and served with butterhead lettuce and red radish. Gluten-Free

    8

  • NEW!

    Monika’s Ginger Bourbon Chicken Lollipop,

    house-made from her secret recipe.

    8

  • House made Pandan Tapioca Pearl Crackers

    with relish of minced chicken and shrimp slightly sweetened with tamarind-coconut sauce (contains peanuts). Gluten-Free

    9

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  • Green

    Crispy Rice, Iceberg Wedge,

    tofu noodles, white jelly mushroom, shallot, ginger, peanuts and chilli-lime dressing.

    14

  • Kale and Tofu

    coconut-tamarind curry sauce and Kale chips.

    14

  • Bites

    NEW!

    Monika’s Ginger Bourbon Chicken Lollipop,

    house-made from her secret recipe.

    8

  • Meatballs of Chicken

    with sawtooth cilantro, lime juice, dried chili flakes and toasted rice powder, fried and served with butterhead lettuce and red radish. Gluten-Free

    8

  • Crab Cake Bite

    with a mixture of crab meat, pork, taro and water chestnuts, wrapped in soy paper and served with beet infused lotus root, plum, spring greens and house made plum gastrique. Gluten-Free

    12

  • House made Pandan Tapioca Pearl Crackers

    with relish of minced chicken and shrimp slightly sweetened with tamarind-coconut sauce (contains peanuts). Gluten-Free

    9

  • Green

    NEW!

    Coconut Blanched Banana Blossom

    with steamed winter vegetables, toasted white sesame, shallot chips and chili-coconut-tamarind dressing. Contains peanuts and available in Gluten-Free

    14

  • NEW!

    Crispy Rice, Iceberg Wedge,

    tofu noodles, white jelly mushroom, shallot, ginger, peanuts and chilli-lime dressing.

    15

  • Pan Roasted Cauliflower Steak,

    with Northern Thai Roasted chili-tomatoes tofu Nam Prik. Gluten-Free

    16

Dinner $30
Available on Wednesday.

  • Choices of Bites & Greens

    Taro Chicken,

    marinated in lemongrass-infused coconut milk then flash fried & served with chili-peanut gastrique.

  • House Made Pandan Tapioca Pearl Crackers,

    with relish of minced chicken and shrimp slightly sweetened with tamarind -coconut sauce (contains peanuts). Gluten Free

  • Baby Heirloom Tomato and Beet salad

    with radish, cucumber, celery, spring greens, chili caviars, quail eggs and chili-lime dressing. Gluten Free

  • Choice of Meat & Sea

    Grilled Half All-Natural Amish Raised Chicken,

    with spicy tamarind sauce.

  • Kabocha – Kale Chicken Roulade

    accented by kabocha-Thai-chili curry sauce. Gluten Free

  • Mina’s Braised Short Ribs,

    slow cooked and served in a shallow pool of broth with Chinese u-choy greens and shitake mushrooms.

  • Pan Roasted White Fish Filet,

    sweet pepper chutney, basil power, fennel, cucumber, radish, chili-tamarind reduction. Gluten-Free

  • Libation

    Long-Eared Galoot

    Quinta do Noval Black, Windmill Ginger Brew and Lime

    11

  • Jasmine Old Fashioned

    Knotter Bourbon, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Bitters, and jasmine syrup

    11

  • Sherry Mai Tai

    Almighty Rum, Lustau Pedro Ximénez, Orange Curaçao, Orgeat, Lemon

    11

  • The Hard Brady

    Few Rye, Apple Cider, Ginger Beer, Lemon, Vanilla-Orange-Clove syrup

    11

  • Beers

    Chang,

    Pale lager, Thailand 4.2% abv

    Smokey, peaty blend of sweet green apple and full-bodied vanilla, smooth, crisp and  incredibly refreshing

    5

  • Singha

    Interbational Lager 4.2% abv

    Light, sweet bread aroma, medium-bodied with crisp bitter hops

    5

  • Snowy Owl

    Rye Red Ale, Sketchbook, Evanston, IL 5.6% abv

    Balanced malty and spicy rye amber ale. Combined caramel and rye malts

    6

  • Boddingtons

    Pale Ale, England 4.7% abv

    Refreshing, full body, creamy and malty

    7

  • SWEETS

    Coconut Custard, Pumpkin Mousse, 

    with mango sorbet, liquid mango yolk, salted coconut sauce and toasted coconut flakes.

    8

    Salted Caramel Banana Bread 

    with caramelized bananas, passion fruit coulis, candied walnuts and french vanilla gelato

    9

    Chocolate Mousse,

    with candied pecans and vanilla ice cream.

    8

  • Liquid Dessert

    Crown Jewel

    MeKhong Thai Rum, Cold Brew Thai Coffee and Whipped Cream

    12

  • DIGESTIF

    Lucano Amaro, Italy

    9

    San Emilio Pedro Xime’nez Solera Reserva, Spain

    8

    Giuliana’s Handmade Crema Di Limoncello, Chicago, IL

    10

    Fruit Lab Organic Hibiscus, Los Angeles, CA

    8

    Koval Coffee

    8

  • BRANDY | COGNAC

    Castarede Blanche-Armagnac, France

    10

    Rhine Hall Plum

    11

    Chateau d’Orignac

    9

  • French Press Coffee

    4

    Green Jasmine Tea

    4

Book a table

Reserve your seats below, or dial 847.733.8424.
Your reservation will be kept for 15 minutes from your booking time after that space will be released.
if for any last minute reason you are unable to attend please contact the restaurant directly.
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Meet the team

Sam Rattanopas

Sam Rattanopas

co-founder
Mina Sudsaard

Mina Sudsaard

co-founder

Looking for Lunch?
We offer a lunch menu that is sure to please those looking to eat healthy.
From Mon — Sat 11:30am – 2pm

Gallery

  • Custom drink
  • Cozy Decor
  • Tofu Steak
  • Modern Twist
  • Old Recipes

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