Ever since longtime favorite My Thai closed, Thai food fans on the west and southwest side of Champaign have felt a void.
Sushi Siam, which opened its doors on Thursday at Champaign’s Old Farm Shops, aims to fill that void.
Sushi Siam has a very large menu that features Thai delicacies – curry and noodle favorites, soups and more. In addition it has a full sushi menu (including poke bowls).
Owned by the same restauranteur behind Sushi Rock (located in Campustown on Green Street), Sushi Siam wants to provide a different experience.
We stopped into Sushi Siam on Saturday. The head server told us that while its sister restaurant focuses on sushi as well as some Chinese and Korean dishes, Sushi Siam will focus on Thai cuisine and sushi only. The restaurant is intimate, with less than a dozen tables and room for only 20-25 people at a time.
Early reviews are positive; although the restaurant didn’t yet have “chopstick cheaters” or a high chair just yet, the staff is helpful and the environment is family-friendly. There is no children’s menu, but plenty of edamame and rice for my kiddos.
Sushi Siam is located in the space once occupied by Vilardo’s, a locally owned boutique that closed in May 2018; the space has sat empty since then. The restaurant is right next to the area’s only TCBY frozen yogurt shop.
Hours (subject to change) are currently 11:30 am to 3 pm and 4:30 pm to 9 pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours may change.
(And if you still miss My Thai, just go to Siam Terrace in Urbana; same owners and great food.)
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