Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
It took Chicago awhile to get an authentic soup dumpling joint outside of Chinatown and JIAO is a fine dumpling palace, indeed. JIAO touts a 300-year-old secret recipe used in its made-to-order orbs... Read More
It took Chicago awhile to get an authentic soup dumpling joint outside of Chinatown and JIAO is a fine dumpling palace, indeed. JIAO touts a 300-year-old secret recipe used in its made-to-order orbs and it's the first restaurant in the country to offer authentic soup dumplings through a quick-served model. Owners spent $1.5 million to transform a former clothing store into a casual den able to satisfy 500 customers per day, for dine-in and take-out. Choose among eight dumplings (pork and cabbage; lamb and coriander; beef and onion; chicken and mushroom; shrimp, leek and egg; zucchini, vermicelli and wood ear mushroom; tomato and egg; and truffle), and decide if you want them steamed or pan-fried. Appetizers include spicy cabbage kimchi and wood ear mushroom salad and cold tea drinks can be topped with "cold, cream foam." JIAO's proprietary ordering system means you'll have fresh dumplings within 10 minutes of ordering.
18 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
- South Loop's Best Restaurants: "For serious dumpling noshers, the JIAO app allows you to order and track for pick-up and dine-in to save time."
- Best for South Loop's Best Restaurants Because: They're not only delicious and fun, JIAO''s dumplings are full of healthy and premium ingredients like truffle and grass fed chicken.