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Golden Chef

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600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5007
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

For years this has been our go to site for quality Chinese food, but no longer. After the death of her husband, the keystone of their kitchen, Ester has sold their landmark restaraunts. The new owners are now proving there is so much more to good food than recipes. The new owners have tried to increase the menu to include... More 

Thank William H
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

First things first: The rating says four stars -- only because there does not appear to be a way to mark it 3 1/2. So why not a 3? Because Trip Advisor says a three-star rating is "Average" and a four-star is "Very Good". I'm in-between. We dined at Golden Chef and unlike some other reviews, found the staff pleasant... More 

Thank SEZ60089
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I was in town for business and actually ordered delivery twice from Golden Chef. The first night I tried the Sweet and Sour Wonton with Chicken and Pork. It had delicious chunks of pineapple and real peppers - non of that sugar dyed red stuff you find at other restaurants. The Crab Rangoon was perfection - perfectly crispy on the... More 

Thank Cynthia R
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

In the past, Golden Chef served more than acceptable Cantonese dishes. Took my step daughter, her daughter and my son for lunch today. I couldn't even eat mine. Horrible Shrimp in Lobster Sauce. Horrible fried rice. Passable egg rolls. The egg drop soup was good. End of a tradition. They now serve Thai dishes. The red curry is awful. Also... More 

1 Thank Helen H
Wheeling, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It boggles my mind how bad this restaurant really is and how it stays busy. There is so much MSG in the food it's really disgusting. The staff isn'y really all that friendly. There is something to say when you go into a chinese restaurant and there are no chinese people eating there (not even the staff).

Thank Beedo
Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

New owner, higher prices, no lunch menu, taste and quality of food has gone down. Atmosphere and 1 very friendly mature server nice/friendly.

1 Thank Debsgoldenmom
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

atmosphere is not very good they need to update. Nothing has changed on the menu for years won't be back. Also, over priced

Thank Judy N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Have gone here for years. The owners sold and the food is horrible. My favorite dish, which had a lot of flavor, now has none. I went to go pick up my order and the young girl told me to please wait a minute. She was texting!! Then she picked up the phone to take another call and let me... More 

3 Thank Ilene55
Bern, Switzerland
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Exactly what you expect from a Chinsese place, good food at a good price. They have a good usual choice of Chinses Menu, and some Mongolian Meals type as well, it is not the best Chinese food I had in the US, but it is good and the pricing is good too

Thank donatonotaro
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Have been a loyal customer for years and previously had a problem with a dish that was fixed so continued to order! Very happy until our last order when we received a dish short so ruined our family meal! Was accused of swearing at them which was a total lie and disgusted at the attitude received! Wl never order again... More 

1 Thank Shitoryu14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5007
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: 847-537-7100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?