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Emperor's Choice

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

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the Emperor has great taste

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Tampa, Florida
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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 

Thank prs52d
Federal Way
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3 reviews
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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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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.