10 Best Chinese Restaurants in ChicagoAlicia Likenon August 18, 2020 at 8:09 pm

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Chicago might be known for deep-dish pizza and Italian beef. But did you know we have some of the best Chinese food in the midwest? Yep, it’s true. And with so many incredible options to choose from, it can be tough to choose. But we got you! From plump soup dumplings to melt-your-face-off spicy noodles, here are some of the best Chinese restaurants in Chicago. 

Chinese Restaurants in Chicago
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6 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

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Stop into this River North restaurant for refined and real Chinese cuisine. Imperial specializes in freshly made dim sum, hand-pulled Lamian noodles, and wok-fired entrées. Plus, they offer monthly cooking classes where you can learn how to noodle or make dumplings! 

Chinese Restaurants in Chicago
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605 W 31st St., Chicago, IL 60616

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Since 2009, Han 202 has been blending traditional flavors with thoughtful plating that compliments each dish. Their open kitchen concept allows diners to see the chef hard at work preparing your meal. Fill up on their dumplings, hearty entrees, and delectable desserts, and you’ll leave feeling satisfied. 

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3253 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

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Hey chicken wing lovers, here’s one for you. This long-standing, cash-only spot serves up Chinese and Koren favorites but is known for their lollipop chicken wings. Each wing is deep-fried to perfection and doused in a sweet and tangy sauce. Complement your order with one of their pork, beef, or chicken dishes and you’ll be golden. 

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5039 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640

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Craving Hong Kong-style Chinese barbecue? Check out this destination with an open, barrel-vaulted ceiling and a lively atmosphere. Sun Wah’s continuously growing numbers prove Chicago has an insatiable appetite for the finest Hong Kong fare with their most famous off-menu feature, the Beijing Duck Dinner.

Chinese Restaurants in Chicago
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2002 S Wentworth Ave #103, Chicago, IL 60616

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Looking for a dumpling that absolutely slaps? Here you go. QXY specializes in handmade dumplings stuffed with everything from lamb and beef to sea urchin and mackerel. BBQ skewers are also a hot item. Or if you’re in the mood for something different, learn how to make dumplings (they offer free classes).

Chinese Restaurants in Chicago
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2222 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

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As Chinatown’s newest restaurant, Dolo is one of the only restaurants offering a full bar with beer, wine, and cocktails. They also have a gorgeous outdoor patio that’s a perfect spot to enjoy gourmet Dim Sum, bento boxes, dumplings, steamed buns, and more.

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212 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616

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Check out this Michelin-star restaurant to experience Chinese fusion in the heart of Chinatown. Explore the usual suspects like Mapo Tofu and Beef Chow Fun, or go something more contemporary like Baby Geoduck, Fusion Chili Crab, and Millionaire Style Fried Rice. Or try one of the various Prix-Fixe menus for a comprehensive experience. 

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4936 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640

Two words: dim sum. Sure, you can get this wonderful Chinese dish at a lot of places around Chicago but no one does it quite like Furama. Browse their extensive menu for all sorts of dishes, a variety of dumplings, egg tarts, pork buns, and more. Order online to get a free crab rangoon with $15 purchase or free potstickers with a $20 purchase!

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2545 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Prepare your taste buds for something amazing. This Lincoln Park favorite checks all the boxes for authentic eats. Step out of your comfort zone with interesting dishes like Diced Rabbit and Dry Chili Pork Intestine. Or if you’re feeling less adventurous, you can’t go wrong with their Broccoli Beef or Kong Pao Chicken. 

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Chinese Food Chicago
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2148 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Serving a crowd of hearty eaters? BBQ King House might be your perfect option. Consider scooping up a Dinner for Ten which comes with everything from beef ribs and salted chicken to fish maw soup and lobster. With their never-ending menu, you’re sure to please every palate.

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