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Emperor's Choice

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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here based on another Trip Advisor review praising the salt & pepper shrimp. This plate is difficult to find in the Phoenix area so I made sure to stop by Emperor's Choice. I went for lunch on a weekday and pretty much had the place to myself. The server was very friendly and the proportions were generous and... More 

Thank mike_phx
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Went out to Chinatown after the Cubs game and came across Emporer's Choice. Very friendly staff, we were seated right away. Food was very good- although the egg rolls were not quite to my taste, my parents loved them. I ordered egg drop soup to go (for lunch the next day) and it was amazing even reheated! Will return soon!

Thank Samantha J
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Emperors Choice was a great choice for their great value lunch specials. Beef Kung Pao and Broccoli and beef were fantastic. Service was quick and good. Clean establishment

Thank postal49740
Lemont, Illinois
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219 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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2,045 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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136 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

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