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Golden Chef

600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5007
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Ranked #42 of 80 Restaurants in Wheeling
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Seemed different and I asked if there was new owner. I was told by the new owner no. Food was still pretty decent, but some dishes have already changed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were really hungry on a Sunday at 5:00 as we had skipped lunch, so we decided to have an early dinner. The food was very good - portions were huge. We had an entire meal with our leftovers. Everything was piping hot! Potstickers were very light and not greasy. Service was friendly and timely. My only complaint was the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Additional Information about Golden Chef

Address: 600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5007
Phone Number: 847-537-7100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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