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.
832 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
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.
52 West Illinois Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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
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.