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#188 of 245 Chinese in Chicago
#4,279 of 5,598 Restaurants in Chicago


Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Table Service

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Far North Side
3.2 miles from Wrigley Field
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Authenticity may be out the window and quality may not be their key concern. Seems as though the new owner is just living off of the success of the past. Food - 3 Besides the lollipop chicken wings the rest of the menu has nothing...to crave. The vegetables were stale and bland. Always a sign when you don’t see any Chinese in a Chinese restaurant. The chicken was ok but just seems like fried chicken dosed in chilly sauce. Service - 3 Servers are just in a rush to get you out. Pretty much know that you’re here for the lollipop chicken and nothing else. Atmosphere - 2 Old cheap Chinese restaurant. It’s very disappointing to see thus decor since they just moved to a new location. Will not return. Nothing special and craving worthy. Also wrecked my sensitive gut.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

We just stumbled on this place online today. What a great restaurant. Clean, excellent friendly service and the food was superb. Their signature Lollipop Chicken Wings were tasty and just the right balance of heat/flavor. Shrimp chow menu was fresh and noodles were cooked just...right. This is our new favorite Chinese place. You don’t have to go to Chinatown (unless you’re looking for a good bakery for dessert).More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 13, 2018

***What a sad loss.*** This place was an absolute favorite. I mean like #1 absolute favorite. I was lucky to be introduced to it by my boyfriend who had been coming here for over 20 years. In less than one short year after my first...visit, the restaurant changed ownership and the new owners decided to try and change and cheapen the food that had a fantastic reputation, instantly ruining decades of success with old-school bad business sense. This old man had the audacity to lie to me and tell me he had changed nothing. Like I have no taste buds. The wings were less spicy, the sauce was more watery and salty, the soup was less seasoned, the broth was inauthentic, the black noodles were flavorless too. Honestly if I had never eaten there before this old fool wrecked the food, it would be good enough to enjoy. But just knowing how good it used to be, it just breaks my heart to taste it. My boyfriend has vowed to never return. I suspect many other faithful customers have made the same decision or will soon. ...Oh and he reduced the portions AND raised the prices too. Below is my original review.... Favorite - I dream of those hot wingsMore

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

My family has been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. It was recently sold to new owners so I was pleased to find out that the new owners did not change a thing. Food is very good, fresh ingredients and even the staff...is still the same. The Lollipop Chicken Wings are the BOMB! THANK Goodness they kept the same recipe. This is my Go To place when I want to have a lunch date. They have great lunch specials. My family has always ordered the chicken for parties and it's a hit.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Use to be the best place around but since new owners it's just really nasty and I for one will not be returning and would not recommend it

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I heard about the wings through a friend and I tried it today and I was not impressed. Wings are alright and skin was hard to pull. Chicken fried rice was over cooked and the chicken itself was not tasty. Orange chicken was not as...good and was sticky. I ate from many chinese restaurants including Chinatown. This is not my favorite and it is over priced. I saw roache on desk while waiting for my to go order and that turned me off. Real talk.More

Date of visit: June 2015
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Honestly, I been coming here for the last 7 years. I only order the spicy chicken and mongolian beef. And I've never been disappointed...Delicious everytime!

Date of visit: December 2013
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I am by no means a wing person but these wings are something else. The first time I dined here was over 3 years ago. Haven't been here since, until yesterday. The wings were just as amazing as I remembered them to be. They were...worth the hour drive. Everything else on the menu is kind of mediocre though. Typical food you can find at any oriental restaurant in my honest opinion. The restaurant also seems to be located in a shady neighborhood.More

Date of visit: September 2013
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Cockroaches tap dancing on the counter and playing peek a boo from behind picture frames. I noticed after I paid so I ask them for my money back and the little lady pretended to not understand me.she then declined to give me a refund. I...stormed out and gave my food to a bum. Place smells like fish and the employees are rude needless to say I will not be going back...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Wings! thats what this spot is known for if you go here thats what you get the orange chicken is also good, the other stuff you can get anywhere else and its the same, only bad thing is the location parking is bad and hardly...anyone here speaks English.More

Date of visit: April 2013
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Yes, Great Sea Restaurant offers takeout services.

Great Sea Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3