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Golden Chef

600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5007
847-537-7100
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Ranked #40 of 78 Restaurants in Wheeling
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- Mar 29, 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The service was excellent, and rapid. The portions were large, however, the food simply wasn't good. In fact it left a lingering aftertaste to the roof of my mouth. This is one place I'll never return to.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Serving sizes are generous, but the food quality is poor. We were there with a group and shared the different dishes. None of the dishes were good, and some were close to I edible. Worst Chinese food I have ever had, would never return and can not recommend to anyone.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The women that worked there were great. Very attentive and fast service. Had a hard time understanding what they were saying though. The table we sat at (there were 6 of us) was plenty roomy, but the vent in the ceiling above us was SO filthy ! I don't think cleaning is high on their list of priorities . Eat... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A nice looking place with efficient staff, but food quality is below average for a Chinese restaurant. At least it is also low priced, which is some consolation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I'm not even going to discuss the service which was a problem in itself. I'm in my 60s, so I've had my fair share of Chinese food in New York City and Chicago. I tried this suburban restaurant and obviously will never return. It was simply the worst Chinese food I've ever had. The two main dishes that we ordered... More

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Essex
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We went to the Golden Chef last night and ordered the meal for 4, costing $59. It was excellent value, starting with won ton soup and rolls, and ending with 4 huge platefuls of food that defeated even our huge appetites. Great service, and the owner called over to say 'hello' too. Very pleasant way to end a great day.

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arlington heights, illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Golden Chef has been around for years, but we just started going there about a year ago. We were completely satisfied with the numerous menu options and the outstanding food. I have never had won ton soup that was better than the Golden Chef's. Everything we have had there, has been delicious. The owner (Esther) is friendly and will... More

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

4.5 Stars My family has been coming to Golden Chef for years, passing by many other closer Chinese places along the way. As you will read from others below, a charming lady named Esther runs this spacious, old-style Cantonese restaurant. Now, real Cantonese food, including Hong Kong cuisine, by the way, need not be simple or bland, and at Golden... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I went here with a co-worker who just raved about the food and the service in this place. We went for lunch during normal lunch hours. I felt like we were the only ones in the place. That started my initial worry - empty restaurant is never a good sign. Then it took a long time to get service -... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Not quite sure when we started going, but my college-age son was not yet born. We love the food and the personal service. Esther and Wally always greet us and ask about our son. He even brought his first date here! Esther is a nutritionist and will have the kitchen prepare foods to meet dietary issues. This is our favorite... More

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