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“Management changes needed!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Stir crazy
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Waitstaff
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Management changes needed!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stir crazy had always been a consistent average to good experience. In the last year, things have gone downhill. After a visit for a quick bite last night, my husband and I figured out why....management. The front end people did not smile, greet you, or thank you. Why? Because they were emulating their leader. The manager was there. Looked at us when we arrived, as we were seated, and when we left. Never once did he smile, say anything or check on us, and upon leaving didn't thank us. No wonder it was "easy" to get a seat on a Friday night at 7:45. Others have just realized the decline before us and had found better places. In fairness our waitress was ok and the food tasty but a bit cold. Replace the front end management and maybe we will return. For now, our last visit to this and probably any stir crazy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Tracy M
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13 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love their stir fry sauces!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We haven't been here in a while, but I love their stir fry & sauces! It's great to be able to pick out exactly what veggies you like & put what ever toppings on. The only thing that's bad at times is that the veggie/ sauce bar & cooking station can be really messy if the restaurant is busy. I never finish my dish & need to take 1/2 of it home. But it makes for good leftovers too!

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Stephanie M
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Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Level Contributor
40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Favorite of Mine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

I live nearby Stir Crazy part of the year and I always make it a point to go there whenever I return to Chicago.

The decor is very impressive and the servers are friendly and efficient. I love the steak stir-fry and the Mongolian beef with rice and a spring roll. I generally go for lunch and I've enjoyed everything I've tried there.

I can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Elenamex
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Geneva, Illinois
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

I had a lot of fun at this restaurant. Even though the food was good, the real reason why this is a "4" restaurant is because of the create your own meal option. It was really cool seeing the food you picked out .being made right in front of you. I would recommend this if you were in the area

  • Visited May 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Hillenburg96
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Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2011

Waited over 1/2 hour for food. When it came, the teriyaki chicken was some sort of mystery meat. Really horrible rubbery stuff. Waitresses disappeared, understaffed, and extremely noisy. Not ever going back!

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank David S
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