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Sun Wah Bar-B-Q Restaurant

#643 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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5039 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3005
+1 773-769-1254
09:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent visit to Chicago brought us to Sun Wa's and it was all about the duck. Sliced right at your table, they provide you with all the yummy fix'ns to create your own Peking Duck buns. They take away what's left of the sliced up duck and come back with duck fried rice and duck soup. We added a... More 

Thank Jamboroni
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic Hong Kong Barbecue House. A lot cheaper than a flight to Hong Kong. They go through about a thousand ducks a week. You do not need to reserve a duck 24 hours in advance. Big enough for large groups. The Salt & Pepper Shrimp or Clams with Black Bean Sauce are excellent, Barbecue Pork is consistently... More 

Thank JB_D800
chicago, il
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217 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We ate here for dinner last weekend with a large group. The duck was carved tableside and it was delicious wrapped in the steamed buns with the provided sauce, carrots, scallions and pickled vegetables. You also get duck soup, duck fried rice and a duck noodle dish included. We were at a table with 6 adults and 4 kids (under... More 

Thank viv2367b
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Years ago I wanted to go to the then hole-in-the wall with the ducks hanging in the windows restaurant. My American partner, of course, could not get past the ducks hanging on the window. So I went back with a new friend not squeamish about ducks (none are hanging any more) and the place was trendy, large, a typical urban... More 

Thank Tomas D
Chicago, Illinois
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194 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Reserve a table and order the off menu duck feast! Plenty of amazing family style options at this restaurant and looking at the tables around us I got very food envy but for sure the Peking duck was the best! Good bar options and they seem to do a great job with large parties.

Thank Nathan A
Evanston, Illinois
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396 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Continues to please--at least the food! Roast duck still the best I've had in the US (including NY Chinatown)...although this time it was a little cold. Eggplant with garlic sauce also up there. Chicken potstickers and baby bok choy good enough. Didn't care so much for the broad rich noodles with shrimp. Service fast, as usual, but don't expect personable.... More 

Thank jaz79h
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201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Was at Sun Wah last night with 9 others. The 10 of us devoured 2 Beijing ducks, which they slice and serve with steamed buns (bao) along with some scallion, hoisin & chili sauce, pickled turnip & carrot. Along with the duck one gets fried rice or noodles, as well as a soup. It was the perfect amount of food... More 

Thank SweetWillie
Chicago, Illinois
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511 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Being of Asian descent, I'm very picky about Asian restaurants, and I only came here because a friend wanted to (I probably would have never come here alone). It's a huge dining hall full of tables and, to my surprise, was pretty full on a Saturday night in January. We ordered the Peking Duck, egg rolls, and Hong Kong-style BBQ... More 

Thank pingaroo
Chicago, Illinois
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193 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was torn between three stars and four. Sun Wah is a bit like a warehouse -- a very large open space with very little décor. My son has been there often, and he tells me there are a number of very good dishes and some not so great -- and that the quality varies somewhat from time to time.... More 

Thank dennisfr
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had the peking duck. It was excellent. Can't wait to go back. Everything was done in a reasonable time. Workers very warm & friendly.

Thank Linda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5039 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-769-1254

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