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Opens on Christmas eve! Special features available : Green Curry Mussels, Cumin scented Dorade, and many more!

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Monday, 25 December, 2017

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We are open for Brunch! Join us for Christmas brunch, opens at 11.30AM.

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 4pm-10pm
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-10pm
Happy Hour : Monday through Friday 3pm - 6pm

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.1

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Best Chinese Ive had in my life!

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·Dined on 4 December 2017

We had several apps and entrees as a group. All were outstanding. Chicken curry was especially excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 December 2017

I used to love this restaurant! I was so disappointed in our meal there this past weekend! The menu changed significantly & the preparation was not great! Calamari had a heavy breading and the hot sauce had such a funky taste, I didn’t eat it. Most unfortunately, they took the stuffed chicken wing off the menu! It was even once written up as a must try in the food section of the paper! It seems all the staff was new, as well. I asked the waiter & a couple of managers about I & they all told me they were new. Sadly, forgotten great menu item! Speaking of menus mine was completely food splattered on the inside. Yuck! We were also seated in the back of the restaurant next to a computer stand for the wait staff. We had to shift our seats at the table because we constantly had servers on top of us! I was sad to see such a lack of attention to detail and service since our last visit.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 December 2017

I absolutely loved my experience at Imperial Lamian. The food was tasteful, the servers were knowledgeable, and the ambiance was unique. There was a slight mixup in the beginning, so it took about 7-8 minutes before anyone came to our table. But, I didn't mind because it was flawless from then on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Easily one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Probably the best noodles in Chicago—beats out other ramen places for sure like Strings or High Five. The pork belly lamian is delicious. The soup dumplings were interesting and tasty. The flaming cocktail was really fun, but the thing that takes the cake is the lunar blossom dessert. We went almost specifically for this and it didn't disappoint. Be ready to share it though—it's huge. We had four people eat one and it was still a lot. For the price, it's well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 November 2017

At first they didn’t assign us a waiter so we waited for almost 30 minutes with nothing ordered. But once things were fixed they were quick with service and response & gave a free dessert.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Be sure to get a bunch of different items and share.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Love the fried appetizer plate and the la mian noodle dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 November 2017

We ordered a lot of different things on the menu and everything was delicious ! The service was excellent as well very knowledgeable and helpfu with suggestions ! Will definitely go back !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

The restaurant has a very nice ambiance. The service was great until the waiter completely messed up on almost our whole order. I ordered a shrimp wok fried lamein and 3 cups claypot chicken. They end up giving us a Kung pao chicken and shanghainese chicken. The waiter has also repeated our order before putting it in. Given the fact that it was our first time there and trying their Chinese food, I had no idea how those dishes will look like. So, halfway done eating it, then I realized I was given the wrong dishes. Then we notified the waiter. The manager came over and gave us a rude attitude asking us what’s wrong with the dishes. I’ve never experienced this type of services around all the nearby restaurants in the same area. Very disappointed for my anniversary dinner. Other than that, the food was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 22 November 2017

Beautiful food! The new string beans appetizer was delicious. The Xiao Long Bao were warm rather than piping hot as expected like at the more famous Taiwanese restaurants like Din Tai Fung.

Service was not fabulous. Our primary server ignored us (passing by our table several times) for a good half hour. She seemed to be deliberately more attentive to tables she thought would get her a better tip (ordered more liquor, more items from the menu, larger group, etc.). The rest of the waitstaff were attentive and saved the tip for them (otherwise, I would have seriously considered undertipping which I never do!). Also be careful of your long sleeves! When the table was wiped down between courses (nice gesture!), unfortunately they use a WET cloth and do not follow this by drying off the table.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 21 November 2017

It’s very unique as you get to see how Lamian is made in front of you. Everything is hand made and cooked right before your eyes. But it’s also not the most thrilling food. Just cool experience. The combination of dim sum was yummy but again, it’s not super incredible level of food that you can’t get anywhere else. The ambiance is a lot more casual than they describe on the website but it’s very cute.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 19 November 2017

Best dim sum and hand-pulled noodle (la mian) period. High quality ingredients with expert dim sum chefs equals the best Chinese food in Chicago, perhaps the best high end dim sum in USA. (based on my dim sum dining experiences in Hong Kong where I’m from and Chinatown of Manhattan, Flushing, San Francisco and Boston)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 November 2017

My group went for the soup dumplings. Unfortunately, the soup dumplings are only average, much better ones can be found in NYC or Seattle. The cocktails were great, I had the white tiger made with whiskey and cashew creme. We ordered the Lunar Blossom for dessert which was an event! Was not disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 19 November 2017

Seating location was terrible from the start. I should have known it was going to be bad since we were seated towards the back of the restaurant far away from the kitchen and bar. The server did not know the menu, the server disappeared at times which lead to long waits in ordering, the drinks were watered down, the food was cold when it arrived at the table, the food flavors were bland for pan Asian cuisine (except for the dumplings), and it all lead to me not ever wanting to come back to this place again.

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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Fantastic food, service and prices! Kelly was great!

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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Amazing food and ambianxe

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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Great Happy hour prices. Definitely go before 6pm for $5 dumplings!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

All kinds of handmade noodles, from pulled to shaved to dumplings. All were delicious. We sat by the kitchen window and had fun watching the prep.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Food was not exceptionally flavorful. The black pepper beef was the best dish we ordered (sezchuan bao, seafood la mian, roasted duck were nothing special). Moderate serving sizes. No left overs. We came here thinking it was mainly dimsum but it turns out that is only a small section in the menu. Overall not a favorite but still a better option from the limited Chinese food choices in River North.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 11 November 2017

I drive from the suburbs an hour just for this restaurant! The best authentic food around.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Came here to try the soup dumplings and chose to order their soup dumplings sampler. My favorite ended up being the truffle one. The star of the menu in my opinion are their hand-pulled noodles. I ordered the spicy minced pork handpulled noodle soup, and added steamed wontons. Delicious for a cold day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Oh my word. Incredible soup dumplings, dim sum, and soup bowls with homemade noodles. Beautiful and delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Went there for our wedding anniversary and we were not impressed. Waiter forgot a drink and the food was, eh. We got some food to share and got out of there. Was not impressed. It was a recommendation from the hotel staff but was a hit and a miss.

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 (Naples)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Love the menu, the people who work there and the dumplings are awesome.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 November 2017

This is a total gem! We were so pleased with the service, the food, and the overall experience! The food was beautiful and flavorful. The desserts are stunning! Absolutely amazing- we will be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 2 November 2017

I've been twice and was underwhelmed by the food both times. It's fine but it doesn't blow my socks off. I feel like there are lots of hole-in-the-wall places in the city doing the same kind of food but so much tastier. I can't put my finger on it. Nothing was terrible, but nothing was particularly memorable (although the pumpkin shaped dumpling was super cute). Our server was fine, the floor manager was fantastic, enjoyed chatting with him. The busser was very odd. Kept trying to clear our plates when we clearly weren't done, and would come back 2 minutes later to ask again, interrupting us mid-sentence every time. The restaurant wasn't busy, so there was no reason to rush us, and certainly the server and manager weren't trying to do so. Overall, not terrible but not something I'd rush to visit again except to chat with Wesley.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on 28 October 2017

We will come back to the Imperial Lamian-8 of us enjoyed many different dishes-all superb. Personally my beef dish and the garlic bok chop--oh my!!! My husband needs to eat gluten free and the waiter was very helpful with choices-his shrimp dish was excellent as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 28 October 2017

We had colleagues from Japan, China, and India. They all loved the food and remarked that for their stay here, this was the best food they’d that made them feel closest to home. We had approx half of the items on the menu, tried to keep it diverse, it was all amazing. Great options for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Love love love the xiao long baos!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on 26 October 2017

Must try!!! Creativity to their food. Great decor, presentation and taste. Great service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Tapas, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 23 October 2017

The food has never disappointed but the wait staff seem new, inexperienced and not as professional. They feel more like order takers, whereas previously they were much more knowledgeable, professional and helfpful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Okay, but uninspiring and for the higher price point, not value. Were out of London Duck, so had to take the regular. Anemic portion for $30 and just not “special”. Xiao long bao tasted good, but two of four were punctured, cardinal sin of this dish. Server said she would “see what she could do about that” and then did nothing.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Fabulous experience all the way around. Soup dumplings, esp truffle, best I’ve ever had. Loved the cumin lamb. Top it all off birthday dessert was beyond words. White chocolate and ginger bread cake. Definitely going back soon!!

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 (Berlin)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Very creative and excellent new Chinese cuisine. Superb pork buns and tea-smoked pork ribs. A bit loud. Service generally good but late with delivery of wine order. Can’t wait to return to try the homemade noodles!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 October 2017

This is a LOUD restaurant. Service was good, food was pricey and good, not great. We had the famous dumplings, calamari, chicken wings, potstickers, seafood noodles, green beans, pineapple cake and coconut gelato. $140. Yikes. That with a $16 valet who took 30 minutes to retrieve our car, we won't be back. Go to Chinatown or Broadway for the same authentic dining at half the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 October 2017

If you do nothing else, try the varieties of XIAO LONG BAO. Heaven in a dumpling. It's fun to sit next to the kitchen and watch the la mian maker in action. Great restaurant, and I highly recommend it. Be adventurous, and ask your waiter for help.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Food is fantastic but the server couldn't serve the tea promptly. Dim sum without tea was not fun, and it was not free.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Great food with beautiful presentation and excellent service! The Shanghai Xaio Long Bao are the best in Chicago and very comparable to the famous Ding Tai Fong restaurants in China. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for high end Chinese food in Chicago and great soup dumplings!

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Food3
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Good food, great taste, very overpriced. The portions were for the most part fairly small and I don't feel like we got great value for the amount paid/changed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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