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Best Chinese Food In Chicago

October 3, 2010 12:21 AM

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Chinese cuisine shows the vastness of China’s geography and history with its many variations of dishes. Here’s a list of the best places to get Chinese food in Chicago.

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Dragonfly Mandarin

832 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 455-1400
dragonflymandarin.com

Dragonfly offers upscale Szechuan, Hunan and Mandarin cuisine served in Asian-inspired setting. Other dinner options include empress chicken, honey-walnut prawns, and pan-fried noodles. The cocktail menu features the signature martini made with raspberry sake and amaretto.

Ben Pao

52 West Illinois Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 222-1888
benpao.com

Ben Pao has a contemporary and urban/art deco décor and is patroned by all kinds of people. It offers a sampling of dishes from many regional Chinese cuisines, like Kung Pao chicken. Try the tea-smoked half duck, wok-seared salmon with crispy spinach, or Chinese soft-shelled crabs with lemon, ginger, and Cantonese herbs. Also be expected to go dressed quite formal; a jacket and tie are required.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

530 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 828-9977
pfchangs.com

P.F. Chang’s specializes in cuisine from Szechwan, Hunan, Mongolia, Shanghai and Canton. The contemporary menu offers artfully presented dishes with many sauces. Their signature entrees include diced chicken wrapped in cool lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce.

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