Sometimes, the urge to have Asian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. Whether your craving Indonesian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Korean…or a steamed Chinese dumpling or a bowl of Japanese noodles, you'll find it in Chicago. The city has something for everyone and many of our picks are in Chicago’s diverse ethnic neighborhoods. For authentic Korean BBQ, diners love San Soo Gab San. The late-night, hole-in-the-wall spot is so popular, diners don't mind walking out smelling like they walked through a BBQ pit (because everyone does after dining here).
As you might expect, Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood has great Chinese restaurants such as Ken Kee and Mandarin Kitchen, but the bustling neighborhood is also home to other Asian restaurants we love including Joy Yee’s Noodle Shop which features Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese dishes on its menu.
There aren’t a ton of places to get authentic Filipino breakfast, but those in the know head to Uncle Mike’s Place near Ukranian Village for its outstanding Longaniza, Tocino and Bangus.
Popular eateries like Yoshi’s and Le Colonial remain on the list because Chicagoans love their outstanding food selection and twist on traditional dishes, even decades after they opened their doors.
There aren’t a ton of places to get authentic Filipino breakfast but those in the know head to Uncle Mike’s Place near Ukranian Village for its outstanding Longaniza, Tocino and Bangus.
Rickshaw Republic, the first Indonesian restaurant in Chicago, is attracting those who love Indonesian street food.
Regardless of your food cravings, if its Asian food you’re seeking, it won’t be hard to find a restaurant in Chicago.