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Emperor's Choice

2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016 (Southwest Side)
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Ranked #1,079 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
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21 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Its been a decade since Iast visited this establishment. And after a decades absence, the food was as good as I remember it from 10 years. They offer the usual choice of fare with a fair amount of authentic Chinese specialties. Its location is right in the middle of Chinatown and so also offers a great little walk through Chinatown... More

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Amery, WI
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've been coming here for over 30 years - it's always been great! Tried others in Chinatown, but Emperor's Choice remains tops in service, food quality, and value. HIGHLY recommend. Hint - cap it off with a visit to Frieda Bakery just a bit north on the same side of the street. :)

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East Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ate here with my family of 4. My wife and I tried some new things. Empress's beef, cantonese chicken. Our girls played it safe with sweet and sour chicken. Everything was great. You can definitely split one entre between two people. Crab rangoon was best ive had. will be hard to go back to American Chinese food at home.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This restaurant has a good service, the food is also good and the portions are really big. I decided to had lunch here, while I was visiting Chicago's Chinatown. It was a good experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Nice little storefront in Chinatown that has a huge menu and a good staff of servers, food is fresh, lots of regulars dining, and speedy kitchen. Stopped in for some of their huge portions and had a blast.

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Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Also had excellent green beans, very good pan fried wide noodles with lobster, and just OK fried rice...

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The service was prompt and food excellent. We were eating quite early in the evening and over the course of our meal watched as the restaurant filled to capacity. The menu was varied and also had a large selection of vegetarian meals available. Great choice!

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I like their food even though it is a bit overpriced. But why I am unhappy with them is the owner's response to a complaint. Yesterday, I got the wrong order. The owner will not exchange the food nor will he give me a credit. He says it was MY fault. I get the wrong food and it is MY... More

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Medinah, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Went there for a late lunch. We ordered the chicken in black bean sauce and the shrimp and scallops. The scallops smelled fishy and the dish lacked flavor. The chicken was served in bowl of soupy sauce which also lacked flavor and had maybe 5 little bits of overcooked onions with the chicken. We were there a few months ago... More

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