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#1,229 of 5,593 Restaurants in Chicago
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Chinatown
1.4 miles from Shedd Aquarium
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

omg. what a great place. came here with family. it was Friday at 830pm and it was packed which was promising for how good the food would be and we were not disappointed. to make things easier we ordered a family dinner style 8 for...3 but substituted the sweet and sour pork with salt and pepper pork. the servers were awesome and worked their patooties off.. omg. everything was so good. feel like we need someone to roll us out in wheelchairs. highly recommend this place!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

An unfancy but clean restaurant, many Chinese couples and groups choose to eat here, acrive takeout business, so rely upon these locals who know where to go. Seafood specialties, creative and some exotic, served up as if at home. Very helpful and friendly staff, bilingual...Chinese-English menu, staff happy to assist and explain. Modest prices.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021

The food is delicious but the service is the terrible you can. The food service late more one hour and the waitress attended to the other people than us.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

I always challenge my stepson to give us a great experience when we visit Chicago. He met the challenge! His friend joined us who selected our food choices and we loved everything offered! Authentic experience!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

I am an adventurous Chinese diner and like to find places that offer exotic ingredients and yet prepare the basics very well. In Chicago recently for a conference, I had two windows of time, one dinner and one lunch. As McCormick place is a culinary...desert and Chinatown is nearby, I looked up what were the top 10 places in Chinatown and Golden Bull came up. That rating is correct: a nice but unassuming place that serves outstanding food and exotic ingredients if that's for you. They probably aren't exotic to Chinese people but readers will know what I mean. For example, for dinner I had a whole frog in yellow chives (they warned me about the bones) and fried pigeon and for lunch, something more conventional, a steamed farmer's chicken in a lotus leaf and fabulous baby clams in black bean sauce. Both served with perfect steamed rice. The staff recognized I was by myself and were very sweet; when I came back the next day, they greeted me like an old friend; pretty good for Chinatown where warm greetings and friendliness aren't always the norms. It's good value for the money and the menu is extensive with anything from Cantonese noodles to egg foo yung in the old style and Singapore noodles in the new -- and everything in between. Golden Bull is both a destination and the type of place you'd love to find if at some big conference at McCormick Place. I was so glad I went.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

We visited for the first time based on a relative’s recommendation and we were not disappointed. This restaurant was busy that weekend night but service kept up with the crowds and orders. We ordered a number of dishes and all were deliciously good. A complimentary...cup of a rich broth with beef and radish kicked off our dinner. The pork chops were lightly coated and fried with a sweet red sauce. The chow fun was smoky, tender beef and right amount of sauce on the noodles. The surf clams were amazing especially the broth that was infused with ginger, clam and vermicelli rice noodles. The fish and tofu was also very tasty. A complimentary bowl of red bean dessert was served at the end. Overall price was very reasonable for the size of the dishes and quality of our dinner. Will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Horrible experience we ever had in our lives! We have been regular there. Yesterday we went there for my sister’s birthday. We ordered the family dinner along with a few dishes. We ordered the hot pot before everything else because it would the a long...time. It came out last! We also ordered Boof Noodle which they never put in the order. We had a twin lobsters but it came out with shells only. Cannot find any meat at all. We suspected that they saved the shells from other customers left on the dish to re-cook it to make it another “new” dish! Cannot believe that! The Salt and Pepper Ribs had nothing but bones! There was not any meat attached to the bones itself! When we brought it to the owner’s attention, she said there was nothing she can do about it and asked us to pay cash for it. Really? She has the nerve to even say that! My sister was so pissed that she confronted her! She finally gave a 10% discount which it did not justify her attitude and bad service! After last night’s dinner, we swear that we will never go back again! Never!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Met a college buddy from Purdue for the fist time I had seen him since his wedding in Chicago 20 years ago. The food was perfect for some great conversation. His in-laws own a Chinese food restaurant in the burbs and he has been coming...to the Golden Bull for years. It was a great choice.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We were in Chicago’ s Chinatown for the first time, and found this listed in a city guide. We were early for dinner, and were the only customers when we arrived. We were seated at a large table (4 adults + 1 child) with a...large lazy Susan in the middle. What a good idea, especially if sharing dishes! Menu items came in small or large portion options. All of the food we ordered was excellent. Sauces were light but flavorful, veggies were fresh, menu selection seemed more varied than usual. Servers were cheerful & helpful, prices very reasonable. A great find, just a short half block walk from the Main Street in Chinatown.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We arrived for an early dinner at about 5:30. We were the only table but as time passed place became busy. (Many Chinese families, too.)Resttaurant is small but comfortable. Servers were friendly and able to address all questions regarding items on menu. You can order...small or large portion for each item. As family, we chose to order several of the small orders to share. There was plenty for all and the food was delicious. Delicately flavored. Not the run of the mill Chinese food we find in most other places. Fairly priced, too. I would certainly return.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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