North Center Cantonese throwback with an orange-and-silver art deco facade.
Chinatown restaurant with a vast menu replete with items that could challenge even extreme eaters.
Yet another regional restaurant from Tony Hu (Lao Sze Chuan, Lao Beijing, Lao Shanghai, Lao You Ju).
Longtime Argyle Street favorite for smoked duck and other Chinese delicacies.
Chinese food with a twist: mango Peking duck, spicy peppercorn beef, whiskey BBQ shrimp.
Tony Hu's celebrated Szechuan restaurant, featuring an endless menu that runs from crab rangoon to LaLaLa Extremely Spicy Diced Fish LeShan Style (with bone).
Sprawling modern Chinese restaurant with five private rooms in addition to the two bustling main dining rooms.
The chef at Taiwanese-owned Fabulous Noodles prepares amazingly good renditions of Cantonese classics like beef with bitter melon over wok-blistered chow fun noodles or lo bak go, panfried turnip cake studded with nuggets of crispy cured pork. Yet he also has the chops to switch gears and deliver a rock-solid version of northern-style vegetarian chicken (marinated tofu skin rolled and filled with bamboo shoots and shiitakes) or Hong Kong-style wonton noodle soup, as well as chop suey and kung pao. The former co-owners execute an almost identical menu equally well at Noodles Delight (853 E. Nerge, Roselle, 630-307-1010, noodlesdelight.com).
Shanghainese restaurant from Tony Hu.
Evanston outpost of Chinatown restaurant popular for bubble tea and cheap eats.
Charming and contemporary; a bit more elegant than its neighbors.
Bridgeport restaurant specializing in Chinese food from Dongbei, the northeasternmost part of the country.
Opened in 1927, this huge Chinatown dining room holds the title as the oldest restaurant in Chinatown. A steep flight of stairs leads up to the second-floor room where dim sum is served up to 4 PM.
Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant with a mind-boggling array of choices.
Combination Chinese-sushi restaurant in Evanston.
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