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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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St Charles,Missouri
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Nice old charm in this place as you climb up the stairs and step back in time to Some of the best Chinese food in Chicago history (Big Al Capone is rumored to have eaten here often). Try the Lucky Buddha imported beer with the tempura veggies or crab Rangoon for appetizers. The beef lo mein was seasoned perfectly with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Really good Chinese food that is fresh and hot the service is excellent and the prices are surprisingly inexpensive for being I. Chicago. If in China town you need to try this old school Chinese restaurant.

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Thank Roger47993
Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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Thank Jerome B
Franklin, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Jennifer P
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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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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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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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