Mama Thai is the best Thai food around West Chicago and OP/RF. Mama Thai's interior has beautiful Thai fabrics and intimate wooden booth seatings. My favorite dish is its Basil Chicken. The dish is delicate (very fine ground chicken) with a good kick. In addition, the take-out service is fast and convenient - 15 minutes max. Meanwhile, parking can be a bit problematic since Madison is a busy street, but it is nothing compared to Lakeview/Lincoln Park.