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“Fast and Fresh (but expensive)” 3 of 5 stars
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Wonton Express
2055 N Milwakee Ave., Riverwoods, IL 60015
(847) 215-8850
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Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Riverwoods
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Soups, Noodle Shop
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“Fast and Fresh (but expensive)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

This is located in a tiny strip mall on Milwaukee Avenue, close to many hotels. It was completely empty when I came by on a Sunday evening and I thought the place was closed until I could see the chef and cashier inside. The place is VERY CLEAN. I get the iimpression they do most of their business take out during the weekends and are busy maybe for lunch during the weekdays. It has the feeling of a Panda Express but they cook to order so its fast and fresh. I ordered the Szechuan Chicken and BBQ pork Lo-Mein (they don't have this on the menu but they knew what I wanted an cooked it for me anyway). Both dishes were good; the Szechuan Chicken had lots of pepper and spices and plenty of chunks of boneless chicken. The sauce was a little too gooey and starchy but lots of fresh veggies complmented the dish. The pork lo mein was averqage but they had lots of BBQ pork, much more than many other places. While the food was good, I was surprised a bit by the high prices but maybe thats what its like for good chineses in the suberbs.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Next best thing to eating in Hong Kong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

Fresh, Excellent Chinese Cantonese food cook to order on the spot.Disposable plates and cups.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good authentic Chinese food in the Chicago burbs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010 via mobile

So much better than the fast food places like Panda Express. This place has more "authentic" dishas as if you were actually in a Chinatown. Recommend the Wonton Noodle Soup and fried rice. It is fast service in a fast food environment but it is so much better! Recommend it especially given there are no other options I am aware of in this area.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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