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The Phoenix Restaurant

2131 S Archer Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60616-1549 (Southwest Side)
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Ranked #1,133 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
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76 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Peoria, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I just returned to the Phoenix for their dim sum as it is the best that we have found in the Midwest. As a child she would go to Chinatown in New York for weekend dim sum and I was spoiled by dim sum in San Francisco's Chinatown when I lived near there. We found the Phoenix... More

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Draper, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I took a group of people to The Phoenix Restaurant this past week. The food was excellent! We ordered about 6 different entrees and shared as a group. The neighborhood is a bit 'iffy' but overall our experience was a good one. We used "Uber" after our dinner and had a driver there within 5 minutes to take all 6... More

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Munster, Indiana
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186 reviews 186 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

there are so many restaurants in Chinatown to choose from, but each time we have eaten at the Phoenix we have enjoyed every bite from their vast selection. We haven't had the dim sum, but after reading other reviews, we'll have to go back. would definitely recommend for any tourist looking for a relaxing atmosphere with good food.

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Peoria, Illinois
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149 reviews 149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This property has updated its decor since our last visit. While decor should never be confused with quality of food, our visit affirmed this spot still has the best dim sum we've experienced outside of Hong Kong. This remains a great choice for classic dim sum from chicken feet to foreigner favorites. Very authentic.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were in China town for lunch and I had seen positive reviews for the Phoenix, so we decided to check it out. Very reasonably priced and the Dim Sum was very good.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I don't really care for it. I know Phoenix has gotten excellent reviews and they are recommended in a couple of travel books, but, for me - nothing was that good. So, I guess Dim Sum is not my thing. The restaurant was so busy (which would indicate that the food is excellent). We had absolutely no clue of what... More

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San Diego, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We always stop by for lunch when visiting Chicago, normally on a Friday. You fill in a list for which and how many plates of Dim Sum you want. It was not very busy at 11:15 AM, but the service was incredibly slow. We had to have them pack out final two items to go since we had them pack... More

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Bremen, Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We love to go there for Dim Sum but we did not have many choices from Dim Sum menu now since the renovation.

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North Aurora, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I have been to Phoenix many times and used to be the only place i visited. When CAI and Ming Hin opened, I switched to check them out. When Phoenix remodeled, I went on a Sunday, which is the busiest day in Chinatown for all restaurants. The DIM SUM did not seem to be much different than the others, just... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Phoenix is perhaps one of the most well-known and popular dim sum restaurants in Chicago's Chinatown. It is almost always crowded with many non-Chinese diners. Dim sum on the weekends is served on roaming carts where diners pick the dishes they want to eat. Dim Sum, which literally means "little hearts" or "precious" are the Chinese equivalent of tapas (actually,... More

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