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Emperor's Choice

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2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016
+1 312-225-8800
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hang out with friends in Chinatown and had lunch here. The stir fried lobster on top of noodle is so good. I don't remember the official name on the menu. Just ask for it. The other thing I love is fish fillet withTofu, and stir fried mix veggie. They have a large variety of food on the menu. Nice waitress... More 

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Thank Yang S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Emperors Choice has always been an "old school" anchor restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. (Please see my Chicago Chinatown review) Simply stated: Fish and lobster dishes at Emperor's Choice are the best. Fresh ingredients, freshly prepared and served steaming hot, with a sense of style. The whole-fish filleted at the table is outstanding, in taste and presentation. Reminds one of the... More 

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Thank Pietro S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner at 5pm. Service was great. All tables were filled when we left. Our waitress was happy to take our photo and try to convince my youngest (pickiest) daughter to try something new. Four adults shared beef with broccoli, vegetable fried rice, sesame chicken, and potstickers. We couldn't finish those three dishes between the four of us,... More 

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Thank Jkinghanson
Manitowoc
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Typical Selection, but that is where it ends, the staff is inviting and extremely helpful, know their selections. Appetizers were superb and plentiful. Main entre's were generous in size, would recommend, as we did, do it family style, Quality was excellent, bright, distinct, and prepared expertly

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Thank philknier
Chicago
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stopped into this establishment for an early lunch. We were the only dine-in customers, but the carry-out seemed busy. The Service was good and the food very hot. The pot sticker-appetizer was a highlight.Our choices of entrees (from the lunch menu) were ample and good; but not great.

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Thank COBChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Was there New Years Day for an early lunch and it was already crowded. Started off with Seaweed soup with shredded pork. It was soooo good! I ordered the spicy Eggplant with minced pork, the eggplant was so tender and loved the spiciness of it. One order is more than enough for 2 people. We also had the Emperors Choice... More 

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Thank Theresa N
Fort Hood, Texas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My two teenage daughter's and I ate here while visiting Chicago. The crispy tofu was extremely good, as were the pot stickers and the Singapore rice. The restaurant is just a few blocks from the train. The food and atmosphere were a nice treat.

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Thank Traveling_Tanja
heraklion
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We came to this restaurant with friends for Sunday lunch. I have to say that the Emperor s choice was very clean and the stuff very friendly.We ordered a lot of things but the portions were big and we did not finished some of them.So we had BBQ baby ribs,emperor"s egg rolls,main lobster cantonese style , shribs with black bean... More 

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Thank ioanna k
Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

absolutely delighted with our visit. hugh portions, perfectly cooked. friendly staff and very clean. would definitely go again

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Thank Misty T
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-225-8800

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
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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