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Ttowa

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161 W. Wing st, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847 749 4493
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Ttowa specializes in Korean dumplings, complimented by homemade dipping...
Ttowa specializes in Korean dumplings, complimented by homemade dipping sauces. We’re a family owned restaurant with over 14 years in the restaurant business. We’re the previous owners of Ttowa Dumpling House in Morton Grove, IL. Come visit our *new* location in the downtown Arlington Heights area.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Arlington Heights' official hole in the wall

We love Ttowa (Korean restaurant). It was recommended to me and my husband when it opened, but it took us nearly a year to go there. The restaurant is not fancy and there is no real theme to the décor. But the staff is warm and friendly, the service is attentive, and the food is delicious. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Alison O
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We love Ttowa (Korean restaurant). It was recommended to me and my husband when it opened, but it took us nearly a year to go there. The restaurant is not fancy and there is no real theme to the décor. But the staff is warm and friendly, the service is attentive, and the food is delicious. It is difficult to... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I can not rave enough about this restaurant. If you have been to one of those mediocre Korean BBQ restaurants, forget everything you know about Korean cuisine. The food at Ttowa is amazing and the service is extremely warm and friendly. The owner manages the floor and loves people. He is great at making menu recommendations and engaging guests.

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is my 2nd time visiting this restaurant with friends. The owners are nice people and they take pride in their establishment. However, I have been eating Korean food for close to 20 years. I used to work for a Korean boss who took us out to eat many times. While the quality of the food is good here, it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I just recently discovered this restaurant which is almost on my doorstep. The restaurant was reviewed on Check Please in October, to much enthusiasm from all participants. My first piece of advice is to tell the server what you like (spicy, medium, mild), and that you are a novice or seasoned eater of Korean food, and if you are a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was my first Korean restaurant experience, and a very nice one it was. The day was unseasonably cold and immediately upon seating a cup of tea was delivered to the table. Waitress was very helpful in navigating the menu. I particularly liked the Chicken bun and Spicy Chicken rice bowl. The seafood noodle soup was not to my taste,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is the best Korean food in the Northwest suburbs. Great food and great service!!! Will be back again. A must try for everyone who likes different ethnic food. The Korean wings and the "taco chicken" were amazing for our meat eaters which includes a 7 & 8 year old. The veggie pots tickers were awesome too...gave us a free... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Wow! What a great meal my family had at TTowa the day before Thanksgiving. My wife, adventurous10 year old twins and 81 year old mother decided to dine here after my mom saw it on a local food show and we were not disappointed. We started out our meal with two appetizers. One was their version of a duck or... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I ate at TTowa on Thursday night with family. The food was very good and the service was great. We all split three appetizers and the entrees. It wasn't busy on Thursday night. We all enjoyed the meal. We will return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I went based on the TV show "Check Please" reviews. We were seated quickly and within a few minutes placed our order. I must take pause here to say the food is fresh "HOT" meaning very warm and seasoned just right for us. We are planning a return trip to try more offerings soon! I've included some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you are reading this review, take a minute to out me on pause for a minute. Call TTOWA now and make a reservation! You must get in for dinner at the downtown Arlington Heights gem! TTOWA is out of this world. The service is fantastic and food is phenomenal. The owner makes his way to almost every table, every... More 

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Additional Information about Ttowa

Address: 161 W. Wing st, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone Number: 847 749 4493
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $18
Cuisine: Korean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 W. Wing st, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: 847 749 4493

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $18
  • Cuisine: Korean

Description

Ttowa specializes in Korean dumplings, complimented by homemade dipping sauces. We’re a family owned restaurant with over 14 years in the restaurant business. We’re the previous owners of Ttowa Dumpling House in Morton Grove, IL. Come visit our *new* location in the downtown Arlington Heights area.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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