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10 Best Asian Restaurants In Chicago, Illinois - Updated 2020

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Ask anyone, who resides in Chicago, USA, about their food culture and you will surely be told about many culinary spots that this bustling city has to offer. The city is also regarded as the modern epicenter of molecular gastronomy, as well as a haven for delicious cheap eats, hidden culinary gems and a wide range of international cuisine. Be it Western, Mediterranean, Asian or Italian, you name it, they have it! It is almost guaranteed that you will never go hungry in Chicago. If you’re in the mood for some Asian cuisine, here are our recommended top 10 Asian restaurants in Chicago.

1. Shanghai Terrace

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Touted as the best Chinese restaurant in Chicago by many, diners can expect a true Cantonese dining experience at the Shanghai Terrace. Treat yourselves to a number of classic dim sum selections, such as Peking Duck, barbecue pork buns and shrimp and chive dumplings, and creative renditions of timeless classic dishes. If you enjoy al fresco dining, consider dining at the restaurant’s outdoor terrace for spectacular skyline views. Do note reservations are not accepted for outdoor dining.

Shanghai Terrace

Address: 4th Floor, 108 East Superior Street (at North Michigan Avenue), Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA

Website: Shanghai Terrace

Opening hours: Dinner (Mondays - Thursdays), 5.00 pm to 10.30 pm | Lunch and Dinner (Fridays - Sundays), 11.30 am to 5.30 pm

Average price for two: 31 - 60 USD

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2. TAO Chicago


Be prepared to be blown away from the moment you step foot into this two-level 300-seater restaurant. A grand staircase connects both levels, allowing guests a magnificent full view of its chic dining space. 3D projection mapping technology brings a giant Guan Yin statue to life with flowing animations, further enhancing the dining experience. You can also expect the food to whet your appetite; a wide range of fusion and classic Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese food awaits your selection.

After dinner, you could consider adjourning to its resident nightclub for some drinks and dance.

Tao Chicago

Address: 632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

Website: Tao Chicago

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm | Friday - Saturday: 5.00 pm to 12.00 am

Average price for two: 50 USD onwards

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3. Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar


Ranked one of the nine best Japanese restaurants in Chicago in the Michelin guide, Union Sushi and Barbecue Bar combines traditional Japanese dining with a warm American touch. Other than their colorful sushi and maki rolls, try its assortment of meats that are grilled over a high searing open flame robata grill. It is sure to satisfy your meat cravings!

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Address: 230 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Website: Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Opening hours: Lunch (Monday - Friday): 11.30 am to 2.00 pm | Dinner (Monday - Thursday): 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm, (Friday - Saturday): 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm, (Sunday): 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

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4. Sunda

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If you’re craving for sushi but also want food specifically from the Southeast Asian region, then you should look no further than Sunda. Their huge menu has a selection of dishes from Thailand (Pad Thai), Malaysia (Panang Chicken), Vietnam (Pho) and the Philippines (Pancit Canton). They also have a good range of Asian beers should you feel the need for an alcoholic beverage.

Sunda

Address: 110 W. Illinois, Chicago, IL 60654

Website: Sunda

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 11.30 am to 11.00 pm | Thursday - Friday: 11.30 am to 12.00 am | Saturday Brunch: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm | Saturday Dinner: 4.00 pm to 12.00 am | Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am to 3.00 pm | Sunday Dinner: 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Average price for two: 31 - 60 USD

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5. En Hakkore 2.0


Looking for a super affordable, quick and healthy Asian fusion meal? Hop on down to En Hakkore 2.0 if you’re on North Milwaukee Avenue and be spoilt for choices over their selection of sushi burritos and Japanese/Korean fusion poke bowls. For those who are less health conscious, you may indulge in their signature Bulgogi or Kimchi fries.

En Hakkore 2.0

Address: 1467 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Website: En Hakkore 2.0

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am to 9:30 pm | Sunday: Closed

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

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6. Dolo Restaurant and Bar


Situated in Chicago’s Chinatown, this is a place to go if you want some tasty and very decent-sized dim sum portions. Give their barbecue spare pork ribs, Pork siu mai dumplings or Pan-fried eggplants a go. Do come earlier during lunch hours to avoid long waits for a table.

Dolo Restaurant and Bar

Address: 2222 S Archer Ave Chicago IL, 60616

Website: Dolo Restaurant and Bar

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am to 10.00 pm

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

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7. Jess Cafe


If you’re looking for Asian food that is cheap and good, Jess Cafe ticks both boxes! At this Pan-Asian food haven, you’ll be spoilt for choice by their wide selection of Cantonese, Thai and Korean dishes. Plus, most of these items are just under 10 USD! Jess Cafe also has an online delivery service to deliver your takeout to a location of your convenience.

Jess Cafe

Address: 5819 W. Belmont Ave, 60634 Chicago, Illinois

Website: Jess Cafe

Opening hours: Closed on Mondays | Sundays - Thursdays: 11.00 am to 9.30 pm; Fridays - Saturdays: 11.00 am to 10.30 pm

Average price for two: Under 10 USD

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8. Miss Asia

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The locals have dubbed Miss Asia as one of few Asian restaurants to serve authentic Thai Food. If you’re an avid fan of cuisine from the Land of a Thousand Smiles, you won’t be disappointed. The Pad See Ewe (Pan-fried wide rice noodle), Red Curry and Basil Fried Rice are some of the many favorites among customers!

Miss Asia

Address: 434 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614

Website: Miss Asia

Opening hours: Mondays - Thursdays: 11.00 am to 9.45 pm | Fridays - Sundays: 11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

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9. Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings


Need your dumplings fix? Look no further than Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings, who are famed for their daily and freshly prepared dumplings. The pork and cabbage, lamb and coriander; as well as the beef and onion dumplings are firm restaurant favorites, so give them a try! Qing Xiang Yuan also has a selection of grilled meats.

We also strongly advise booking a reservation in advance as the waiting time to get a table can be long.

Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings

Address: 2002 S Wentworth Ave Ste 103 Chicago, IL 60616.

Website: Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings

Opening hours: Mondays - Sundays: 11.30 am to 9.00 pm

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

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10. The Bento Box


Don’t let this modern Asian-fusion restaurant fool you by its tiny size and limited food options. The chef of this hidden gem cooks every dish with care and to perfection. Though the dishes are a bit on the pricey side, you can be assured of its quality. Try the red chili chicken Singapore noodles with Thai basil, pork and cabbage egg rolls and green curry chicken.

The Bento Box

Address: 2246 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

Website: The Bento Box

Opening hours: Mondays, Wednesdays - Thursdays: 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm | Fridays - Saturdays: 5.30 pm to 10.00 pm | Closed on Tuesdays and Sundays

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

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You can never go wrong with Asian food

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There are so many reasons why Asian food is enjoyed by many around the world. They are full of spice, tasty, flavorful and are usually wallet-friendly. We are sure there are plenty of other good Asian restaurants in Chicago for you to explore. Have fun!

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Hi all, this is Julian from Singapore. I take the chance to travel whenever there's an opportunity to do so. I've been fortunate to have traveled far and wide to many countries around the world...Read more

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