Crab rangoon is deep fried and delicious. This Asian appetizer is made from cream cheese and crab meat, deep fried in a wonton. Crab Rangoon is typically found on Chinese and Thai menus across the city of Chicago.
While most Asian restaurants carry the famous appetizer, here are our picks for some of the best crab rangoon in Chicago.
3506 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
624 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60291
Two locations, one delicious crab rangoon. The crab rangoon served at both locations is hands down one of the best in the city. A perfectly proportioned mix of crab and cream cheese, stuffed in a lightly fried wonton, makes this a menu favorite. The wonton is never too big for it’s britches at Chens/Koi. There’s nothing worse then an all-wonton crab rangoon!
Indie Cafe Thai & Sushi
5951 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660
Indie Cafe is known for it’s beautiful presentation of food, friendly service, and crab rangoon. Indie Cafe’s crab rangoon is the perfect starter to their wide array of sushi and entree options. If you’re in the mood for sushi or Thai noodles, Indie Cafe has it all. Creative rolls, and sushi combinations make this an Edgewater hot spot.
Crab rangoon at Indie Cafe consists of crab meat, cream cheese, water chestnuts, carrot, and celery wontons with sweet & sour sauce.
Opart Thai House
1906 S State St
Chicago, IL 60606
Opart Thai House is one of the best Thai restaurants on the South side. While the North side is home to Thai Town, this restaurant gives many a run for their money. Their crab rangoon features fried wontons, filled with crab meat and cream cheese. When you’re hungry for another appetizer at Opart, check out their well-known dish, the ‘Tiger Cry’. A skewered tender beef cooked to perfection served with homemade hot sauce.
If you can’t get enough crab rangoon at Opart Thai House, there’s two more locations to love on Western Avenue and in Wilmette, IL.
Thai On Clark
4641 N. Clark St.
Thai On Clark serves great Thai food, and an even better value. With a low priced menu, and delicious crab rangoon, you’ll always find a good crowd here. This family run restaurant in Uptown makes you feel like you’re dining in someone’s home. Frequent specials include a free order of crab rangoon with a purchase of $15 or more. Before your order or dine-in, be sure to check their website for more great specials.
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