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Emperor's Choice

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2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016
312-225-8800
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 15
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  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great stop if you are in Chinatown.

Emperor's Choice is a very good value. The restaurant is small with a rather extensive menu and excellent food. We had egg rolls and crab rangoon as appetizers. Both were very good. The won ton soup is very good. Our main entrees were shrimp with walnuts, fried noodle combo (beef, chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
prs52d
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Northbrook
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

the place been in chinatown sine 1987 .best seafood and cantonese food ,fresh ingredients , nice services .located in main street.

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Darien, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

One evening a year a summer ago I was walking in China Town and the nearest restaurant to my car was Emperor's Choice and since it was raining it was obviously meant for me to be there! What a great Choice! I was delighted with the full menu and with the attentiveness of the staff and the food was absolutely... More 

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Northbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Emperor's Choice is a very good value. The restaurant is small with a rather extensive menu and excellent food. We had egg rolls and crab rangoon as appetizers. Both were very good. The won ton soup is very good. Our main entrees were shrimp with walnuts, fried noodle combo (beef, chicken, shrimp), chicken chop suey, and sesame chicken. All dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In Chicago to visit my mother for her 90th birthday. She loves Chinese food. The restaurant was recommended by friends in the city. What a great choice. The restrooms were impeccably clean. The food was excellent quality. There were nine of us and we ordered eight entrees, doubled up on the chicken egg foo yong. The appetizers were delicious. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The eggrolls were good, but everything else was not what we were expecting in Chinatown. The food was more what I would have expected in a mall food court. I ordered the Orange Peel Chicken. It was very saucy and not at all spicy, even though I asked if it were. Also, I prefer my orange chicken to be crispy.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Came here for dinner with the fam. The place is very clean and the staff was very attentive. My sister order egg rolls to start. They said they tasted fresh, not oily. My mom loved them. I have to order a small bowl of won ton soup each restaurant I go to. The broth was flavorful and the whole thing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stopped here after watching the Marathon. Very pleasant and good food. We got dishes to share. Plenty for all. Nice place in China Town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

A nice spot in Chicago's Chinatown. The dining space appears to have been recently remodeled which is a nice touch compared to some of the dingier places nearby. The service was prompt and friendly. The food is not outstanding or to be raved about, but is really quite good for a reasonable price. The crab rangoon had actually crab in... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Although the service was very pleasant, the food was quite average. The dishes were smothered in heavy sauces. Reasonably priced, but not the kind of food one would hope for in a Chinese neighborhood.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food here is of consistent quality over the years. I especially like any dish with whole fish or seafood. They do not advertise it in English but they specialize in fish. The service is good, hygiene relatively high, and the atmosphere semi-welcoming. Also, try any of the soups here. They are better than average. This is my go-to restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 312-225-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures sprinkled throughout the neighborhood ranging from animal structures to pagodas, a tile mosaic, Chinatown Gate, and a Buddhist Temple.