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Emperor's Choice

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2238 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2016
+1 312-225-8800
11:30 - 22:00
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank philknier
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank COBChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Theresa N
Fort Hood, Texas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Traveling_Tanja
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ioanna k
Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Misty T
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mike_phx
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Went out to Chinatown after the Cubs game and came across Emporer's Choice. Very friendly staff, we were seated right away. Food was very good- although the egg rolls were not quite to my taste, my parents loved them. I ordered egg drop soup to go (for lunch the next day) and it was amazing even reheated! Will return soon!

Thank Samantha J
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155 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Emperors Choice was a great choice for their great value lunch specials. Beef Kung Pao and Broccoli and beef were fantastic. Service was quick and good. Clean establishment

Thank postal49740
Lemont, Illinois
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237 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop in Chinatown for a late lunch and discovered Emperor's Choice. Food was excellent. Restaurant was extremely clean. Service was excellent, friendly staff who were fluent in English which made everything perfect.

Thank Tom F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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 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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