• Aimee Levitt
  • The garlic shrimp at O’Cha Thai Cuisine is so very, very pretty . . . and tasty, too!

If you’ve ever been to a Thai restaurant before, you won’t find anything novel or surprising on the menu at O’Cha Thai Cuisine, which opened in Bucktown in January. The entrees are a predictable assortment of noodle dishes, curries, and stir-fries. The only thing that might be even mildly shocking is the appetizer list, which expands the definition of “Thai” to include crab Rangoon, egg rolls, and calamari (although it does come with Thai sweet chile sauce, not marinara). But if you’re going to be a pedantic sourpuss purist about it, you’ll be the one who’s missing out.