A friend and I stopped by Noodles and Co. before a show at the Harris Theater the other day and ordered some sandwiches to go because we were in a rush. The place was bustling but not filled to capacity and fortunately for us the line to order was very short and our sandwiches were ready in less than ten minutes. I go the meatball sandwich while my friend had the cheesesteak. Both of us liked our sandwiches as they were good and wrapped up nice. The size was enough to satisfy my hunger but the price tag was almost $20 for two sandwiches and pop, which I feel is kind of high. The employees were nice and friendly and the place looked clean, though, as I mentioned previously, we ordered to go. I'll definitely hit up Noodles and Co. again to maybe try some other stuff on their menu.
This small family owned place is great. The food is always well cooked and delicious. The menu is not huge as they do not try to cover all the types of chinese cooking. I first tried Chinese food here about 20 years ago and it is still my favorite. House special fried rice, chicken soup, mon lung chicken, satay chicken are my favorite dishes. When I start to get the sniffles - the house special fried rice works better than any medicine! Somewhat hidden by a CTA bus stop you might pass it up but don't. The drawback is that they do not deliver - not even to businesses at lunch time - but walking the extra 4 blocks to and from my office is worth it as a special treat.
One of my friends suggested Simply Thalia so I decided to check it out. I started with the volcano soup, I have never had mussel before so I was a little skeptical about it but enjoyed it for a first time experience. I liked the spicy flavor, it wasn't to powerful but it did have a little kick to it. The next food item I had was the bbq pork sandwich, it was a Vietnamese style sandwich, with some carrots and other veggies in it. It was light, tasty and would definitely recommend it if you are a sandwich person. I was surprised to see that the restaurant had so many styles of food, the menu was big and had a wide variety of Asian cuisines.
Everytime I walk into this hole-in-the-wall chinese restaurant I am greeted promptly and feel like I'm welcomed. The television is automatically change to whichever channel I request and my order is prompt and served hot! I suggest the singapore rice noodle, its an exceptional chef dish. Its not small, but cozy, with six tables that seat 4 and 2 large round tables that seat 8. I suggest during the winter not to sit near the door though. Also this restaurant is BYOB or you can choose from there small and limited wine and beer selection and beverages. Clean environment. Highly recommend, best in chinatown.
Only been there three times and am very pleased! The Shanghai shumai is wonderful and savory in a slightly sweet ginger sauce. The won ton soup was so good I ordered extra to take home. The pieces of pork in this soup were delicious and I just had the duck with ramen noodles that made my mouth water as I was eating it. the perfect marriage of flavors. The duck was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Succulent! And there are little dumplings in with the noodles. Nice surprise. The duck and ramen is not on the menu but just ask for it...you won't be sorry.
I had a six pack of Bao today and it was plenty to fill me up. It cost less then ten bucks so the price isn't TOO bad. I would give it a 3.5/5. The main reason I deduct points is because they don't stuff it enough with the filling. If they made the bread skinnier, I would go there every week but the loading of carbs with not even filling didn't please me too much. I would still recommend trying it out, its def different than most of the things in the pedway
If you want something different in Chicago than the standard Italian places, the pizza places, or the steakhouses... then try your best to get a reservation at Momotaro. Every single bite from every single dish is phenomenal, best in class! The service is also top notch, constant attention and the littlest details are taken care of at every moment. You will not regret anything you experience here, from omakase to nigiri to spareribs to chili spaghetti.
I have gone to this restaurant for several years now. It's a small establishment with a popular following. Must say to make sure you call first to avoid excessive wait times and no formal dining is available. Take out is best option. Great flavors, reasonable prices.
I enjoyed Karahi Corner very much! I havent had this good of a karahi and daal fry (also chapli kabob) in chicago, in ages! Chef/manager is verg friendly and does know how to do his job :). Chai is great as well!! (That's a plus!!)
This is one of my favorite restaurants. Any of the special makis are excellent. I love how hot some of them are, like the tropical roll. Being BYOB makes it a great date place. Highly reccomend it to everyone I know.