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Emperor's Choice

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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hungry bellies stop here

Be sure to wear loose clothing, because you will need the extra room! There was 5 in our party, and we ordered 4 entrees. This was way to much food for us! I wish that we had known that this was more of a family style dining. We still had 12 hours of driving to do, and wasted a ton... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
jvluna
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Wellington, Kansas
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were hunkered down in our hotel room at the McCormick Hyatt, sick to death of the one bar/restaurant in the hotel and yet not wanting to brave the 7 degree arctic winds outside nor the fun of navigating and parking in downtown Chicago. The concierge recommended Emporer's Choice. We found them on Yelp, and it sounded like people liked... More 

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Wellington, Kansas
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Be sure to wear loose clothing, because you will need the extra room! There was 5 in our party, and we ordered 4 entrees. This was way to much food for us! I wish that we had known that this was more of a family style dining. We still had 12 hours of driving to do, and wasted a ton... More 

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Thank jvluna
Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We took the train to Chinatown and chose this restaurant because it had a line. Many seafood options including razor clams. I was surprised that entrées did not have veggie's. Service was great.

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Thank jfbr28401
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazing dinner! The sweet and sour chicken and the egg rolls were delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. Meal ended with a fortune cookie each and almond cookies. Would defiantly go again :)

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Thank Xol1ndz22
Chicago
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We've been going to EC for years now. I seem to do best when I order my favorites like salt and pepper shrimp or salt & pepper soft shell crab, Hong Kong steak, beef chow fun or soups. I don't love their egg rolls or pepper beef (very hot peppers). The moo shoo is about standard. Its definitely above average... More 

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Thank bobs850
Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When going to Chinatown, we always go to Emperor's Choice. The food is delicious and service most accommodating. The menu is varied and on our many visits, most delicious. Moo Shoo Pork is a standout as are the steamed dumplings.

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1 Thank Jill R R
Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were in town for a graduation at Great Lakes and took a trip here on a Sunday afternoon. There are many choices in Chinatown but this one looked pretty good. Our party of 4 each ordered different dishes and we were not disappointed. Service was very good and food and prices were on par. The restaurant is small but... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I were looking for a good dinner place for our first time in Chinatown and after cross-referencing reviews, landed here. We were not disappointed! We got there at 6 and were just ahead of the dinner rush on a Monday evening. The menu was a little pricier than I was expecting at about $11-13 for the main courses... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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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1 Thank David M
Darien, Illinois
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 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.