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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Fort Hood, Texas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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229 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My friend and I have been trying different Chinatown restaurants to enjoy a long leisurely lunch and have conversation. This being our third outing, I think we've found a winner. The dining room is brighter, a little more spacious, and a little bit upscale from the others we tried. No one rushed us, the service was attentive without being pushy,... More 

Thank Timothy G
Los Angeles, California, United States
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My husband and I recently ate here during our business trip. It is right in chinatown and easy to get to via cab or the subway. We ordered way too much for 2, but it was well worth it. We ended up taking it back to our hotel (since we had a kitchen) and had dinner the next night as... More 

Thank ektrusela
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I have been to Emperor's Choice several times over the past year for both lunch and dinner and have had the same great experience each time. The food is consistently delicious and the service is warm and friendly. Some of the dishes that I have enjoyed are their Wonton Soup(wontons are filled with a mixture of shrimp and ground pork),... More 

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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