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2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lemont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop in Chinatown for a late lunch and discovered Emperor's Choice. Food was excellent. Restaurant was extremely clean. Service was excellent, friendly staff who were fluent in English which made everything perfect.

Thank Tom F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My friend and I have been trying different Chinatown restaurants to enjoy a long leisurely lunch and have conversation. This being our third outing, I think we've found a winner. The dining room is brighter, a little more spacious, and a little bit upscale from the others we tried. No one rushed us, the service was attentive without being pushy,... More 

Thank Timothy G
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and I recently ate here during our business trip. It is right in chinatown and easy to get to via cab or the subway. We ordered way too much for 2, but it was well worth it. We ended up taking it back to our hotel (since we had a kitchen) and had dinner the next night as... More 

Thank ektrusela
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have been to Emperor's Choice several times over the past year for both lunch and dinner and have had the same great experience each time. The food is consistently delicious and the service is warm and friendly. Some of the dishes that I have enjoyed are their Wonton Soup(wontons are filled with a mixture of shrimp and ground pork),... More 

Thank Silverfox32
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were going to order something else, but found that restaurant was closed, so, we decided on Chinese delivery. We found Emperor's Choice and after reading the reviews, we called them. The ordering process was fairly easy and we had no problem with the order taker understanding our order. The delivery was faster than they had advised us, which was... More 

Thank Allen21096
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We walkined to chinatown from south loop and it was a short walk. The meals were huge so you coukd get away with one main meal. I had pork loin with lemon grass and my husband had beef chow mein and we both had wonton soup. All meals wrre great and it only cost $33.

Thank nonnieben
Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The food was very good and the service was fine, but I did notice that the large tables of Chinese native speakers did tend to get preferential treatment and service over the rest of us. None the less the food was good and it was worth the time.

Thank lingua5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Loved the lunch special - very reasonably priced for a soup, egg roll, meat entree, and rice. Also got a drink and the total was $12 (also came with 2 cookies at the end). Food was all very good. The staff were very friendly and the service was fast.

Thank eec317
Jackson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

While in a Chicago hotel, I wanted to get some Chinese delivery. After reading many reviews of several place, I decided on Emperor's. The ordering process was fairly easy. The person taking my order seemed to understand English more that he could speak it, so I did have him repeat things if I wasn't sure of what he said. Delivery... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were hunkered down in our hotel room at the McCormick Hyatt, sick to death of the one bar/restaurant in the hotel and yet not wanting to brave the 7 degree arctic winds outside nor the fun of navigating and parking in downtown Chicago. The concierge recommended Emporer's Choice. We found them on Yelp, and it sounded like people liked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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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.