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Moon Palace Restaurant

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216 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1914 (Formerly Oriental Palace) (Wentworth and Cermak)
+1 312-225-4081
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Husband and i stopped in for lunch and enjoyed the xiao long bao, general tso's chicken and Shanghai crispy chicken. Best general tso's chicken I have ever had. Menu labels it as spicy but it really wasn't as long as you remove the red peppers. Staff was friendly. Nice ambiance.

Thank Corianna L
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited Moon Palace for a dinner just after New Year. The restaurant was nearly empty, which surprised us, but their to-go and delivery business seemed pretty active. We had excellent and attentive service throughout our meal. Everything was very nice. The food was excellent! We had Tofu with veggies, Chicken fried rice, Kung Pao chicken and... More 

Thank Doug W
Lockport, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We love Moon Palace. I have never had a bad meal here. Service is excellent. Atmosphere is perfect for a nice evening out with the hubby or a family dinner with two teenagers. Best egg rolls ever. Sauces are freshly made and delicious. Good portions at a reasonable price.

Thank hankie2254
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The dumpling were great. We ordered the Peking Duck. Some of the best we have had outside of Hong Kong. Probably the best we have had in China Town. Lovely restaurant with great staff.

Thank dcbos
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621 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We came as a group of 6 adults and 5 children They could handle us plus gave a group of Chinese people making a business presentation. We were not certain how big the portions would be do over ordered. Service was quick, good and food was excellent

Thank One2travelUsa
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were having dinner with a visitor. The food was good and the portions big. There was Chinese people eating there also, that means it is a good Chinese restaurant, isn't?

Thank pepa185
Park Ridge, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Their soup dumplings (xiao lon bao) have been the reason my family and I return. The pork and vegetable filling is a great consistency - not too processed, not too chunky. We like the extra thin ginger and sauce that accompany the dumplings. The noodle soups are delicious, too. The crispy pork chop can be served on the side so... More 

Thank julietiu
Oak Park, Illinois
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have been going to the Moon Palace for more than 20 years, even before it moved to its 22nd St. location. The place has changed a lot in the more than two decades since I first dropped in, having undergone an interior design upgrade in (relatively) recent years (I miss the fish tank). I've always found the service at... More 

Thank Absweetmarie
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

There are two menus. One in English with more western style food and a Chinese menu. Medicore-we ordered from both menus. Everything was greasy and salty. Some tables got almond cookies and fortune cookies. However we didn't get the almond cookies. Not recommended for a good synthetic experience

Thank Frances L
Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

We went here on a Thursday night - 5 people with reservations. This is the first time I have ever left a restaurant without leaving any tip. The service was absolutely horrible. We had reservations and the table was ready for us. THe hostess pointed at the table, not bothering to actually walk us to it. Someone else dropped menus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1914 (Formerly Oriental Palace)
    (Wentworth and Cermak)
  • Public Transportation: Cermak-Chinatown (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-225-4081
Welcome to Moon Palace! We have been serving Chinese food since the early 90's. At Moon Palace we specialize in Shanghai and Mandarin cuisine and are famous for many of our delicious dishes and great service. For our prospective customers, Moon Palace offers a unique experience of Chicago's Chinatown. A jewel resting at the entrance of Chicago's Chinatown, Moon Palace offers quality food, a comfortable and relaxed ambiance, and a full bar menu. Whether you are coming to enjoy a nice lunch date or preparing for a night out with the family, Moon Palace is the perfect place to be. Looking forward to serving you soon!

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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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