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600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5007
+1 847-537-7100
11:30 - 21:30
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Wheeling, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Was the worst food for $50.00 spent. It had no favor was fatty.will never buy from there again. You can get better tasting food from pand express.

Thank dude-1734
Bedford, Texas
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182 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Three of us for an evening meal. chicken kow, cashew chicken, and sweet and sour pork., with white and brown rice and hot tea. Great size portions. Took home almost half of what we ordered. The place may not have a great atmosphere, but you can't beat the price and friendly staff. They do a tremendous take out business. Have... More 

Thank Robert W
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We are lifetime Wheeling residents and this restaurant has always been a go to. We ordered delivery tonight and the delivery was fast...the food was hot and very good! Many times restaurants use carrots as fillers but not here. Plenty of veggies and meat in each dish. Don't believe every review the new owners serve some really good dishes!!

Thank mjrdnx
Mount Prospect, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered 57.$$$ worth of food for 3 people..... Ordered pad Thai. Lacked peanuts, carrots and egg. Called to complain of missing ingredients and the lady laughed at me. We also had coupon for fried Rice for free. The charged us for fried rice and gave extra for free. That's not what coupon says... Nor what coupon means.....When asked about it... More 

Thank dannygirrrrl
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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).

1 Thank Beedo
Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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.

2 Thank Debsgoldenmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090-5007
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: +1 847-537-7100

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