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Emperor's Choice

2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016 (Southwest Side)
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Ranked #1,348 of 8,382 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Southwest Side
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Emperor's Choice

Address: 2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016
Phone Number: 312-225-8800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Southwest Side
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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