Spending time in Chinatown? Get to know this Chicago neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Szechuan restaurant to a Mongolian spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Chinatown, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Yummy Yummy Noodles
Topping the list is Chinese spot Yummy Yummy Noodles, which offers noodles and more. Located at 2334 S. Wentworth, Unit 105 (between 24th and 23rd streets), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 151 reviews on Yelp.
Located in Chinatown, the restaurant offers potstickers, stir fried noodles, Kung Pao chicken, seafood and more. On the menu, look for the wonton soup, steamed ribs in black bean sauce or the shrimp fried rice.
2. Go 4 Food
Next up is Chinese, seafood and Asian fusion spot Go 4 Food, situated at 212 W. 23rd St. (between Princeton and Indiana avenues). With four stars out of 662 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The restaurant offers traditional Chinese dishes and dishes that are specific to Go 4 Food. On the menu, look for the French Beef Tenderloin or the Taco Baos.
3. Dolo Restaurant and Bar
Bar, dim sum and seafood spot Dolo Restaurant and Bar is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2222 S. Archer Ave., four stars out of 434 reviews.
Dolo Restaurant and Bar serves soups, seafood, home-style Asian cuisine. On the menu, look for the Szechwan style frog, fried shrimp dumplings or the mango beef tenderloin.
4. Happy Lamb Hot Pot
Happy Lamb Hot Pot, a Mongolian, hot pot and Chinese spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 399 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2342 S. Wentworth Ave. (between 24th and 23rd streets) to see for yourself.
The restaurant serves steak, seafood, soups, salads and more. On the menu, look for the oysters with mignonette sauce, the pork chop with mashed potatoes or the lobster salad.
5. Szechwan JMC
Check out Szechwan JMC, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 61 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Szechuan spot at 243 W. Cermak Road (between Archer and Cottage Grove avenues).
The Szechuan restaurant is known for spice servicing seafood, rice, noodles, beef, lamb and more. On the menu, look for the stir-fried chicken, fish filet with pickled pepper or the sesame chicken.