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The Phoenix Restaurant

2131 S Archer Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60616-1549 (Southwest Side)
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Ranked #929 of 8,285 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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81 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Short Story: Really enjoyed Breakfast here. The 'crepe' style with the crispy center was our favorite. Wonderful textures. The egg tarts were so delicate, flaky and fresh ...also worth the trip for. Pork Buns were a notch above what I've had elsewhere. Again, obviously fresh makes a big difference. My big adventure: chicken feet in special sauce. Think Asian chicken... More

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went on Saturday morning for dim sum and it was crowded. Food was standard good and expected. Service was ok. You have to wait for new cart to come and serve you different food or you can just point and order from the menu. Otherwise, you will always have the same cart going around the tables. Still a nice place... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Respectable dim sum. As I always find when it's just me and my husband eating dim sum, I need more people to try more stuff! Most unusual dish was a curried squid, not that curried squid is that crazy but I've never seen it on a dim sum menu. And it was very good. Good dumplings, efficient service. We were... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A very large popular China Town restaurant. Very good food, well prepared and large menu. Service also very good. A little more pricey than most but worth trying if you like to search for the best.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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437 reviews 437 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is where you will get dim sum as it should be. I have eaten this for my entire life in its homeland and major cities around the world. I can truly say that dim sum at Phoenix is about as good as it gets. Variety is great and all are at the top of the game. We have never... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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