About Us

NaKorn is a full-service, urban Thai restaurant in Evanston specializing a casual, yet exceptional, dining experience. NaKorn, which means “metropolitan” in Thai, is the brainchild of business partners Sam Rattanopas and Mina Sudsaard, best friends since 3rd grade in Bangkok, Thailand. The NaKorn chefs have worked to perfect old-world, Thai recipes with a modern presentation, for unique dishes layered with flavor, while encouraging the traditional practice of family-style dining. The restaurant and full-service bar provide a nostalgic glimpse of the past, reminiscent of 1970’s Thai shophouses, in a stylish, yet warm and cozy rustic vibe. NaKorn is located at 1622 Orrington Avenue in Evanston. For more information, including upcoming special events, visit on the web at


NaKorn Dining Room 2
NaKorn Dining Room 1
NaKorn Bird Cage Lighting Fixtures
NaKorn Bar
NaKorn Grand Opening Featured Dishes
NaKorn Charred Eggplant and Tomato
NaKorn Grilled Sliced Tenderloin
NaKorn Jumbo Lump Blue Crabmeat
NaKorn Khun Sompit's Big Fish
NaKorn Mina's Braised Short Ribs
NaKorn Vegetarian Scallop
NaKorn Founder Mina Sudsaard
NaKorn Founder Sam Rattanopas

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