About Imperial Lamian

Welcome to Imperial Lamian, we feature the traditional art of authentic Chinese cuisine in a sophisticated environment. Master Chefs prepare your meals using ancient techniques of noodle making, dumpling folding and wok cooking. Complimented by our unique beverage program - custom blended teas, a comprehensive beverage selection that includes wine, sake, craft beer, Asian whiskey, single malts and specialty cocktails. Open for Lunch, Dinner and Brunch.

6 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday: Lunch 11:30am-3pm, Dinner 3pm-10pm
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-10pm

Cross street:
State St.

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$31 to $50

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(312) 595-9440

Website:
http://www.imperial-lamian.com/

Catering:
We tailor custom catering packages to fit your event whether a quick office luncheon that we can deliver to a full off site catering function from 20 to 300 with or without staff. We will make sure that your event is a remarkable one with our refined service and attention to detail, simply contact our sales manager and let us customize your next event today!

Parking Details:
Street parking available or valet offered at $14.00 up to 3 hours

Public Transport:
State Bus stop, 2 blocks north of Grand ave red line stop

Executive Chef:
Andy Foo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Imperial Lamian Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.3

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4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (50)
Fit for Foodies (49)
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Good for a Date (37)
Casual (27)
Fun (27)
Group Bookings (26)
Open Kitchen (25)
Special Occasions (25)
Lunch (24)
Modern Decor (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Family Style (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Spicy (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Business Meals (13)
Romance (13)
Healthy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Cosy (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
People Watching (11)
Brunch (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Child Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Private Room (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Molecular Gastronomy (1)
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good but service was poor. Server showed-up inconsistently and we need to flag down what turned-out to be the manager as well as other staff members to order, receive water refills and request the check. The check / credit card was also returned to the wrong table; staff never noticed and the other patrons returned the card / bill

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The place is nice, food is good. Unfortunately they have a party going on and they couldn't cope with the other customers so the service was below average. Definitely too expensive.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

We had heard good things and wanted to try it. Nothing worked. Service was slow. The food was greasy and not interesting. Had to ask for utensils, wine, water, etc. Dull ambiance. Too pricey for what it is. That said, our server was a delightful person...wasn't her fault. The noodles were good.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a great experience here with my friends - Michelle was a fantastic server. The food was great, and the dumplings were something special! Will come back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding fresh noodles and dumplings made while you watch. Great interior and service to match.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good but the only thing served hot were the soup dumplings. Service was abysmal. Drinks so so. Happy hour is the way to go.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Best Asian dumplings and noodles around! Staff very attentive. One drawback is that the music is loud.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 June 2017

This is the third time we have been here. I went with an out of town friend. The food was great as usual, but the service was atrocious. Our wait person made errors ( wrong wine), disappeared for long periods at a time, and in short, making this a very annoying dining experience. Overall - very disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Amazing food! Not the average Chinese-American but real Chinese food exquisitely presented. Try the brunch for a full Dim Sum extravaganza.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 June 2017

So delicious and our server was great. Sorry I can't remember his name but he dealt with our larger party with ease. We started and ended the meal with dumplings and walked out super happy. Can't wait to go back.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Friends bday

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Had the combination soup dumplings, they were good but didn't have much of the soup in them, the pork entree was good, a little on the expensive side since the bill was $50 for one person

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 (Denver)·Dined on 16 June 2017

The first time I went to this restaurant it was fantastic. However, this time I was disappointed. Our appetizer showed up at the same time as our entrees and when we said something they staff acted like it was our issue. I hope it was just an off night but the service was slow and the table had an old peanut butter cup on it. It was the first time I brought my brother and sister in law only to regret my decision.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Really good food and prompt service. A bit dark in the restaurant and the tables by the kitchen are loud because of the chefs banging noodles against the counter. Xiaolongbao not the best I've tasted but fun nonetheless. Twice cooked pork and pork belly were absolutely delicious. Noodle dishes look a bit like ramen but taste fantastic.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Great service, food was mediocre.. the dumplings killed it, but the shrimp hand pulled noodles, lamb chops, and seabass were overrated. Hope a better experience for the next couple, but won't be finding us back there.

Dining Occasion:Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Fantastic creative food exceeding expectations each time.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 6 June 2017

Aaron our server was amazing! Our food was incredible! I brought a friend who had never been and I'm sure she'll be going back on a regular basis. I only wish we were closer to the noodle maker I love watching him make the noodles.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on 4 June 2017

OMG is all I have to say. We were visiting from Phoenix and we're so impressed with the food! Pork belly noodles all the way!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Very nice restaurant. Delicisous food was served extremely fast after placing order.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 1 June 2017

We were delighted with our meal at Imperial Lamian. There were a couple of hiccups, but our food was delicious.
We ordered the soup dumplings which arrive in a bowl and were beautiful! There was a red one, an orange one, an emerald green one, a yellow one, a purple one, and an ivory one, all brightly colored. Each had a different filling including a gruyere filling (!), a spicy meat filling, a Shanghai filling, a truffle filling, and a duck filling. We very much liked all of these bao. We especially liked the gruyere bao and the truffle bao and the duck bao. Ask for a knife if you wish to share them or if later you would like to cut the long Lamian noodles or something else. We also ate their smoked tea BBQ ribs which were yummy and fall off the bone tender. Their seafood Lamian are made with hand pulled long noodles. The dish included shrimp, lobster pieces, and scallops. We very much enjoyed it. We ordered a dish of Chinese broccoli, but ended up with Chinese green beans with a small side of Jasmine rice. The green beans were a bit spicy and naturally sweet: delish!
We also ordered a Chinese beer and a flight of rose wines which were very good.
The hiccups: when both of us left the table to use the restrooms, the busser cleaned everything off the table!!! Everything. We had not been finished eating, however, and he took our half eaten platter of seafood Lamian and the almost full little bowl of rice And the half eaten plate of green beans. It was rather shocking. We talked with our server who was apologetic; when we raised it, he agreed to "see what he could do" to replace our food, and a bit reluctantly agreed we would not be charged. He returned to let us know the kitchen was preparing another serving of the Seafood Lamian and then agreed to also include another order of green beans. We were appreciative. When received, we finished eating. However, upon receiving the check, we saw that we were charged for the green beans ($9). Oh well.

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 1 June 2017

Good food and awesome desert!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Went on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend for dim sum brunch. Limited dim sum offerings but soup dumplings and har gow were excellent. Also had beef brisket lamian. Broth and noodles very good, but brisket pieces too big and tough to eat with chop sticks and spoon. Biggest problem was service. Restaurant was significantly understaffed. I was seated in bar, and thank goodness for the highly conscientious bartender who kept food coming while attending to other bar guests. Restaurant host seemed inattentive, and there was no consistent waiter service. In sum, better places for dim sum in Chicago, but if you want good soup noodles and some dumplings and decent drinks, Imperial Lamian is worth a visit. Prices high for what they serve, but quality is very good.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Lovely Dim Sum presentation. Tasty. The Lunar Blossom dessert was a fun experience. The white chocolate sphere melts away in front of you revealing Ginger cake and vanilla ice cream with berry garnish. Will be back.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on 28 May 2017

I booked a reservation at this restaurant after reading reviews on Yelp and was not disappointed. Literally the best soup dumplings EVER! We will definitely return upon our next trip to Chicago.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Our table was ready on time. The atmosphere is casual and not overcrowded. The food is extremely good and very authentic.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 22 May 2017

The food was delicious and beyond our expectations. The homemade hand-pulled noodles are divine and the sea bass melted in our mouths. Full of great flavors. Equally as important, we had fantastic service by the knowledgeable and fun Liz. Everything she recommended was a 10. We'll be back soon!!!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 22 May 2017

Guests were left at the reception area without greeting during lunch time, even when the restaurant was almost empty. And they let someone cut the line. Rude Chicagoans! However the food was creative and prices very reasonable. So overall it was a good experience.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on 22 May 2017

Great sevice. Not mention to watch tou noodles being pulled. No show

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 May 2017

This place had never disappointed me! Delicious food, nice atmosphere and excellent service.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Decor needs updated. Worn out tables and chairs.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Every dish with their fantastic hand pulled noodles is delicious. Oh and you must get at least one dim sum!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Excellent dumplings and homemade noodles!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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 (Toledo)·Dined on 15 May 2017

Lamian is the new Raman and it's more amazing and flavorful and I'm obsessed. This place makes it so well too. I can't wait to go back and eat it again

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Mother's Day. Made everyone happy including the 91 and 94 year olds. Fun food.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Family Style, Creative Cuisine, Modern Decor
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Came here for a mother's day brunch and it was just a mess. At first, everything went well and we were seated quickly. But the service was horrid. They kept bringing us the wrong food and forgetting our utensils. Then several times the waiters would take our plates and then never give us new ones. The food was also not particularly amazing, especially for the price. It was a continuous event of correcting and re correcting the waiters. Finally, we get our check and she, of course, mixes up our check with someone elses and actually swipes my credit card. Perhaps it was a busy day with it being Mother's day, but definitely would not recommend.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Open Kitchen, Modern Decor, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 May 2017

this is our second time there and the food did not disappoint, you have to try the handmade noodles, we had them in soup the first time and fried the second at honestly hard to decide which one was best.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Custard buns were omg

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 8 May 2017

I've had two business dinners here and a casual lunch date with a friend. Imperial Lamian is great for it all. I think the food is fancy enough to impress business people from out of town but affordable enough for casual get-togethers.

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 May 2017

Our server was new, and didn't have anyone helping her. She had no knowledge of the menu, the ingredients or even what to recommend. She didn't even know if there was a changing station in the bathroom and had me change my baby in the private room (once I went into the bathroom I saw the changing station). The food was good, I got the shrimp shumai dumplings which were very good. My husband ordered Kung pow chicken and a couple vegetarian sides and calamari. I highly recommend the broccoli side, calamari and shumai. All the other dumplings had pork (so we were told) so unfortunately I didn't eat any other dumplings. Nice ambiance.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 7 May 2017

If you are craving creative Chinese food, this is the place for you! We loved everything from the Flaming Fu Manchu cocktail to the steamer basket filled with six types of bao to the luscious Lunar Rose dessert! We can guarantee you that there are one-of-a-kind menu items to enjoy! Our superb server was Monica and she was delightful! Don't miss Imperial Lamian!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Family Style, Creative Cuisine
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