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Venus Szechuan & Mandarin

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18 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4241
+1 847-825-0825
13:30 - 22:00
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Sun 13:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 13:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, IL
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52 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We order from Venus very often since they deliver. I have never eaten at the restaurant. The food can be inconsistent and sometime very greasy. I usually ask them to go light on the oil. All the fried rices are good. The moo shu pork and the stir fries with hot peppers are favorites.

Thank Pumpkin22
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My coworkers/friends usually go at lunch when we have time to leave. The food is ok, with good enough portion for the price. We go there mainly because there are enough veggie options for the vegetarians in the group. Although "Szechuan" is mentioned in the restaurant name, the food is by no means spicy - I would typically add more... More 

Thank 53Ruta_R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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957 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The service here is very good as well as the setting. The food is OK with some caveats. We had average hot and sour soup. Next came vegetable pot stickers that had a quite thick wrapping. We ordered tofu and vegetables without sugar. That's a tough way to order these days as restaurants are putting sugar in everything. We settled... More 

Thank John M
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487 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I come here sometimes but you cannot expect too much. It is very conveniently located (by the Pickwick Theater and free 3 hour public parking). I think that is the best feature.

Thank Anna G
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is my hometown Chinese restaurant - and I have not been there in several years after many disappointing meals. Why would I keep going back? High hopes - and friends who like it because it's local. SO, when I got a hankering for egg foo young last night, I ordered takeout (crossing my fingers) from Venus - eggdrop soup,... More 

Thank carolestephens
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The food at Venus is delicious. I'm surprised that the restaurant wasn't completely booked! The vegetables tasted very fresh and everything was excellent. The prices aren't outrageous, but they are a little high. I wasn't sure if that was big markup, or if that's just what it costs to get higher quality produce (there's a difference. You can really tell... More 

Thank sarakoe
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Upscale looking restaurant with not upscale prices. High quality food with great service. Especially love the General Tsao here!

Thank Mark H
Elmhurst, Illinois
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Enjoyed Venus in the past and again tonight. Food is always prepared fresh and well seasoned. Had not been there in a while, new menu with some new additions. The Egg Plant in spicy garlic sauce was delicious. Seasoned medium for our liking, but can be made more spicy by your choice. Stir Fry with vegetables - selected beef with... More 

Thank empress5
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Venus is one of our go-to local restaurateurs when we decide to go out last minute. The decor is very nice and the food much better than typical Chinese. They have very good szechuan food and can make it as mild or spicy as you like. We especially like the Szechuan chicken and moo shoo pork. They also have a... More 

Thank Kate K
Chicago, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Love the food, very well prepared. Could add some specials though. Great moo shue, Mongolian beef, stir fry, they will make everthing as spicy as you want. Good egg rolls and pot stickers. Nice restaurant inside is modern. Only compliant is the hours, wedsite says they are open from 11:00 am but twice I have been there mid afternoon like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
13:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
13:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4241
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Park Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 847-825-0825

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