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Won Kow Restaurant

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2237 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2011
+1 312-842-7500
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:59
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Richmond, Virginia
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were taken by Chicago natives to their favorite Asian restaurant, we were delighted. Food was wonderful, very fair price and exceptional fast, friendly service. A delightful place to eat, relax and share good times.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is certainly a go to for my family. The Chinese food is excellent and plentiful. We love the large tables and lazy susans to facilitate reaching for stuff. We can't say enough about the food quality...WOW WOW!

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Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

While the food was good, the service was creepy. That's the only word I have to describe it. The wait person seemed to appear from nowhere and suddenly be standing over you with a very high pitched voice asking strange questions. No I had not been drinking! There were 3 in our group, we all agreed on the strange feeling.... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I used to go here with my parents and other relatives when we visited my grandparents and aunt in Chicago in the 1950s. It was pretty good then and still is. A trip down memory lane to a place I'll go back to when in Chicago again.

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Franklin, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Chose at random on our day in Chinatown. I have not had Chinese food this good possibly ever! I had Mongolian beef, sister had duck and we shared the most divine shrimp toast on earth. The place was not much to look at but the staff was always there to check on us and keep our waters filled. Soooo good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great service, nice clean establishment. The staff was very friendly and the place was clean. It was a nice dinner for us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The food is always good, never had to wait to be seated. Food served quickly. The waitress was very nice. The decor is a little dated but ok. I just wonder about those that are challenged with not being able to climb the long and steep stairs..There does not appear to be an entrance for those challenged with walking disability.

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Denver
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I used to go here with my dad to pick up takeout in the 50's and 60's. Restaurant is on 2nd floor not sure if handicap accessible. I recall stairs as being carpeted in red but carpet is gone. We had dim sum and signature egg foo yung. Food was great but furnishings are old and shabby. Commercial radio playing... More 

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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I discovered this place by asking one of the Chinatown shopkeepers where the best place for food was. He was right. The staff is so helpful and very attentive. The food is as good as any I've had. The decor has not been updated since it was opened, but that just adds to the fun. I now... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My family didn't live far from Chicago's Chinatown. One of the things I remember as a "kid" was going to Won Kow in Chinatown. Walking up those stairs, the closer I got the better the aroma of the food I was about to have. Now, after almost 60 some years, those stairs still bring back the memories of my Dad,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:59
Saturday
09:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2237 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-2011
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-842-7500

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

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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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