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Chi-tung Chinese & Thai Restaurant

Chi-Tung Chinese Thai & Japanese Restaurant

Chi Tung Restaurant

Thai Restaurants, Japanese Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot, Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Thai, Chinese, Pan Asian

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Price Range : Below Average

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They sit you at another table ...

They sit you at another table if you are sitting there too long. It is just a small place and they have many people waiting to be served as the food IS THAT Good! If anyone was being disrespectful, it was you, for taking so long -- just sitting around after you all ate some of the best food anywhere. They do not use too much butter, just enough to season the food, but you can always ask them not to use any butter, and they will follow your wishes. They are always giving free coupons for birthdays, or other special gifts. This is one of my favorite places and we eat there all the time. If you skip this place because of a review from someone who cannot even spell correctly, then you've missed one of the best restaurants in town. This place rules heads & shoulders above any other restaurant in town. And yes, if you wait hours at their Hibachi Steak tables, they will sit you at another table. We have offered ourselves to move so that they can sit other people -- as WE want to be respectful of others who are waiting to enjoy this place as much as we do.


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Don't Support Disrepectful Restaurants

Save yourself money and time. This place has horrible service! We were there for a birthday dinner and were sat at the Hibachi grill. Once the food was ate, they came out and told us they had a special place to seat us for the birthday cake. However, that was a lie. They just wanted us to give up our seats so they can seat more guest. They gave us our bills at different table. I have never felt so disrepsected in my life. I will never eat their again. The food is not the best and they use too much butter.


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Chi Tung is Grotesquely Overrated

Chi Tung is one of those places locals rave about but which doesn't actually earn its reputation for the experienced diner. This is the most grotesquely overrated restaurant I've ever been to (and I've given it more than one chance to prove itself). It's famous for its ridiculously large portion sizes, and its surprisingly low prices. But the food is mediocre at best, so the low prices are only fair. They're always busy and it shows: their preparation and their presentation are obviously hurried.

Chi Tung offer three separate menus: Chinese, Thai, and Japanese. But this restaurant is Chinese-owned and -operated, and in the end, it's just another Chinese-American family-style restaurant specializing in giant heaps of fried food, and free refills on soft drinks.

The Chinese menu is full of such Chinese-inspired American dishes as Egg Foo Young and breaded, fried morsels of chicken or shrimp that are indistinguishable from those served at Panda Express. There are not many vegetable dishes on the menu, and the rice is often under-cooked.

The Thai menu is completely inauthentic and unadventurous. By that I mean that if the dishes are not authentic in their preparation (using Thai ingredients such as Nam Pla), they could at least be creative and surprising, offering something new and different to justify their lack of authenticity. But these dishes are neither. The Pad Thai is buried in crushed peanuts, with a only hint of tamarind, and other noodle dishes are drowned in an overly sweet soy-based sauce, so that in the end, it all tastes like the same nondescript pile of noodles and sauce you would expect from an Chinese-American family-style restaurant. Nothing Thai about it.

The most inauthentic and unappealing of the menus is the Japanese. The sushi rice is undercooked (or possibly cooked too far in advance and allowed to dry out at room temperature). The fish is obviously frozen and thawed. This is not uncommon in the Midwest, because truly fresh fish is so expensive here, but Chi Tung's fish both looks and tastes like low-quality stuff. Keeping with their tradition of absurdly large portions, the sushi is too large to eat in one bite, or with chopsticks. Regular customers seem to equate this enormousness with quality, but Chi Tung's attempt at sushi goes against the whole concept of the cuisine. True sushi is supposed to be elegant, with (usually) small morsels, and a wide and artful variety of seafood and vegetables. But here we have more fried shrimp with a choice of super-sweet sauce or super-spicy sauce.

The restaurant itself is reminiscent of the tourist attractions in the River North area (near the Hard Rock and Rainforest Cafe on the north side of Chicago). The building is large, with lots of traditional Chinese d?cor, and the mostly-female wait staff dress in silk uniforms. Customers routinely wait for their tables, because at lunch and at dinner, there's always a noisy crowd.

Overall, Chi Tung is a perfect example of the idea that quantity does not equal quality. This is actually a low-quality restaurant famous only for its monstrously large portions.

Do not travel very far to try Chi Tung. If you live in the area, Sesame Inn in Evergreen Park and Sushi Thaime in Oak Lawn are far superior. If you want to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine on the South Side, and are willing to travel a little, try Thai Smile in Palos Heights.


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DID I SAY THE BEST? They are very busy simply because people who continually discovers this joint are here. Excellent Food, Service and Price!!! Oh and generous servings!..What else can you ask? It's just worth the wait simply because they are...the BEST!!!


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If you're willing to wait for great food...

If you live in the North side of Chicago it's easy to find a Chinese, Thai or Japanese restaurant but if you're in the South side of Chicago it isn't. Everyone knows about this restaurant especially if you're from the South side, I guess that's why it gets full and waiting can be up to an hour. If you love Thai and Japanese food it's worth the wait especially if it's affordable and comes in a big serving. I like the fact that you get your money's worth.

Unfortunately since the environment isn't cozy but more family style the service tends to be sloppy and rude. Everything is great but they should upgrade the decor and re-evaluate there staff.


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Big Portions at affordable prices

I have gone to this restaurant a number of times and the food is always delcious. Parking can be a challenge and they area always packed. But if you want great Chinese or Thai food this is the place to go. The service is fast and very professional. I just don't like eating in very crowded restaurants.


Provided by Citysearch - 

The food is great and so is the service everyone is always accommodating and wants to make your time there great. It has a great mix of traditional Chinese, Thai and Japanese food the menu is huge, my boyfriend and I make the long drive to come to this restaurant. The food comes out quickly and it is so good. They can make anything as spicy or as not for you?it is busy but it never feels cramped or crowded?we are always seated promptly.


Consistently Wonderful

When we moved to the South Side, we thought we had left quality Asian cuisine behind - but this place is better than most on the North Side. We have been coming here for over four years, and it remains one of our favorites. The food is exceptional, and the service is top of the line. Though the ambience is elegant, the kids are treated well. The portions are generous and the prices are more than fair. Warning - you will wait for a table, but a 2008 dining room extension should ease the crush.


Why go anywhere else?

The experience at Chi Tung is always wonderful- Menu has something for everyone- And the Sushi is always fresh

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