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The Phoenix Restaurant

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2131 S Archer Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60616-1809
+1 312-328-0848
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best Chinese ever. Amazing menu of authentic food. Beautifully decorated, very nice staff. Excellent Dim Sum.

Thank reinedtout
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us dined at the Phoenix yesterday evening upon recommendation from an enthusiastic fan. My friends asked for pot stickers (good) and spring rolls (not so good) whilst we read the menu. We had half a roast duck (lovely crispy skin and moist meat), pea sprouts in garlic sauce, sliced fish (cod) with Chinese broccoli, and salt and chilli... More 

Thank JuniGreenTraveller
Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always packed during Sunday Brunch but the restaurant is huge so usually they can accommodate a table relatively quickly. Lots of different varieties to choose from. It's always busy so the food is always fresh.

Thank ElliePaige12
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Three families-12 people. We called to make a reservation, but when we got there we were not on the list. However, they got us seated within 10 minutes. We were seated in private little room with a giant table that fit all of us perfectly! So fun. We ordered about 25 plates and they were all really good. I was... More 

Thank Granolamama
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My friends really want to try dimsum , so i brought them to this place in China Town coz they keep on telling me they want a legit one.Of course if you want a legit one where else you gonna go , China Town. The place is ok . Actually i like everything I had , the rolls though was... More 

Thank Joyce L
Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My first time trying dim sum. Since first time, have no basis of comparison. Went with friends who love this restaurant. My friend did most of the ordering and i will say that everything we tried was very good. They pace the food nicely so you don't feel rushed. We made reservations, which they honored and took us to our... More 

Thank Beverly T
North Carolina
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

After battling traffic for what seemed forever, I was a little disappointed. First off, there were no push carts. Service was very slow although larger tables were getting lots of attention. I'm used to having a variety of sauces with dim sum, sadly there was none offered. The dim sum menu was limited compared to what I had read about... More 

Thank brandymhull
Lexington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

During walk through ChinaTown in Chicago, stumbled across this new restaurant, the Phoenix. Atmosphere was awesome (bright lights, tables galore) and the wait time was about 15 minutes. Food was delicious and wait staff very friendly and attentive. Would recommend this in highly!!

Thank Lisa G
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192 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

After a transition period with the new owners, the dim sum has been good and very consistent. Usually crowded on weekdays as there is a 30% discount. The dim sum menu has lunch dishes on the reverse but no discount. They are good to very good and the barbecue items are not bad. Service is still sub-par. The dinner menu... More 

Thank Keng L
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've been craving this for awhile and this place definitely got 5 stars. The shrimps where big and fresh, the sauce amazing. Órdered some dim sum but the lobster sauce was my first choice and decided to finish it so I was too full for the dim sum.

Thank Kararamirez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 S Archer Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60616-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-328-0848

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures sprinkled throughout the neighborhood ranging from animal structures to pagodas, a tile mosaic, Chinatown Gate, and a Buddhist Temple.
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