Promotions

$1 Shanghai XLB

Special valid Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 all week from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Imperial Happy Hour

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Industry Night

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

1,000-Point Tables

Promotions

$1 Shanghai XLB

Special valid Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 all week from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Details

Celebrate our 1 year anniversary with us! Featuring $1 a piece Shanghai XLB through out March. Excludes Tax and Tip. Minimum order of 4 pieces. Special valid Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 all week from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM.

Imperial Happy Hour

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

Happy Hour is here! Come join us from 5pm - 6pm Monday through Friday for $5 dimsum featured items, $5 draft beers, wine and sake! Come and try all of them!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Enjoy our new Fall menu! Make your reservations now, space is limited!. Special valid Jan 4, 2017 - May 4, 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Industry Night

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Tuesday Night is Industry Night! Bring your industry card or business card, you will get 40% OFF from your total bill. Valid only for party of 6 or less. Terms and conditions apply. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid only for party of 6 or less. Special valid Dec 27, 2016 - Apr 27, 2017 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Details
Sun 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 2:45PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Sat 9:00PM - 9:30PM

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:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday : 10:00am- 3:00pm.

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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (52)
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Open Kitchen (38)
Fun (37)
Modern Decor (27)
Special Occasions (26)
Group Bookings (24)
Lunch (22)
Family Style (22)
Neighbourhood Gem (20)
Casual (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Brunch (17)
Tasting Menu (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Spicy (14)
People Watching (14)
Cosy (14)
Romance (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Outstanding Value (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Child Friendly (5)
Seasonal (4)
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Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

Awesome food and outstanding service! The soup dumplings are the best I have had outside of Asia. Our server, Liz, was great!

Tags: Group Bookings, Special Occasions, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighbourhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was amazing. Staff well knowledgeable on wine and food menu. Great management.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Group Bookings, Lunch, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Modern Decor, Outdoor Eating, Good for Birthdays, Open Kitchen, Brunch, Organic, Tapas, Seasonal, Special Occasions, Neighbourhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Authentic, Hot Spot, Family Style, Great Beer, Healthy, Child Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romance, Cosy, Spicy, Private Room, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Hate the loooong 80-90 min drive to Chicago because of traffic, but this restaurant makes it worth it in the end. Since the restaurant opened last year, we've probably gone here every other month.

Our favorite foods are stuffed chicken wing, the seasonal soft shell crab, xiao long bao, different noodle dishes, and the ribs. Our son would just eat the xiao long bao for dinner and be completely happy.

This is, in our opinion, the best Chinese restaurant in Chicago.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasions, Open Kitchen, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Child Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cosy, Seasonal, Authentic, Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighbourhood Gem, Group Bookings, Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Family Style
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Drive in from Milwaukee for soup dumplings. It was amazing. As good as any soup dumplings that I have had in London. Fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Spicy, Bar Seating, Open Kitchen
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food. Felt like we were in Chinatown. Great Dim Sum!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Casual, Modern Decor, Neighbourhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We love this place! The service (Erin is amazing), the staff (they always remember us), the cuisine is fabulous!
I work for a Meeting Planning Company and have raved about this restaurant from here to Hong Kong in my travels.
We look forward to our next experience.

Tags: Special Occasions, Fun, Neighbourhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 March 2017

Loved this place. Innovative cuisine! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Family Style, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 March 2017

This is our second time at Imperial Lamian. It's fantastic. We've ordered different items each time, and have enjoyed everything. Love the pickles, duck pancakes, stir-fried noodles and the duck appetizer/wonton. All was fantastic!! Go.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 March 2017

The most authentic Chinese cuisine in the city! Shanghai Xiao Lung Bao are excellent. Some very interesting takes on classic dim sum dishes. Very fresh ingredients. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!

Tags: Cosy, Family Style, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Modern Decor, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 March 2017

The dim sum at Imperial Lamian really steal the show, but they are not the only good thing on the menu. The forbidden forest cocktail was delightful, the minced pork la mian was just spicy enough (make sure you get it with the wontons, they're delicious), and the desserts were fun and tasty. Our server was fantastic and very helpful. Overall excellent experience and I will be visiting again.

Tags: Modern Decor, Authentic, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 March 2017

It is wonderful to watch the kitchen staff making noodles and dim sum in real time. The food was delicious and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Great job well done!

Tags: Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Best soup dumplings in Chicago!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Romance, People Watching, Comfort Food, Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Business Meals, Open Kitchen, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Spicy, Neighbourhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 13 March 2017

Phenomenal meal and location. People there are terrific

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Best dumplings! This is a must visit place! And fun to watch the chef make the creations! Great for families!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on 11 March 2017

First-rate soup dumplings and Dim Sum. The Golden Sesame Ball dessert was the best sesame balls that I have ever had which is saying something. Very impressive food quality and the service was attentive without being obtrusive.

Tags: Lunch, Open Kitchen, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on 10 March 2017

It was a great experience some of the nicest service I've ever had

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service4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Sticky tables.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 8 March 2017

I really enjoy this restaurant! This is my third trip there and none of my experiences have left me wanting. The service is always excellent the servers are always very knowledgeable and attentive my water glass is never empty they offer a second drink before the first one is empty which I always appreciate. Their suggestions were spot on and I enjoyed everything that we tried. The food is fantastic very flavorful and very well thought out. We got to watch the noodle maker and that was really fun.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Lunch, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 8 March 2017

Other than the few dim sum items, all dishes are very salty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 7 March 2017

Great food and service was fantastic as well. Food is quite interesting and delicious. The menu is a little difficult to understand but our waitress was extremely knowledgable

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Modern Decor, Open Kitchen
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value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 March 2017

The food was wonderful - we went especially for the dumplings, but each dish we ordered was tasty and cooked perfectly. The only thing that could be better would be more vegetarian options that do not have shellfish sauce as y daughter is allergic to shellfish. One dish my son and I loved was the beef broth soup with short ribs, fresh noodles and baby bok choy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 March 2017

Our first time here after discovering Imperial Lamian after closing hours on our last trip to Chicago. Our server helped guide us through the menu and recommended great vegetarian options for my Dad. We took advantage of the delicious $1 Shanghai XLB dimsum. Overall, excellent food, we will be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Open Kitchen
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food4
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service2
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 5 March 2017

I ordered Roast duck in soup like 8$, but server enrolled Roast duck in main menu like 30$. I did double check , but it does not come true

Tags: Cosy, Outstanding Value
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 March 2017

Amazing upscale chinese. Best noodles in the city. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Open Kitchen
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 5 March 2017

If you like Asian cuisine, this place is not to be missed.

Tags: Late-night Find, Family Style, Fun, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 4 March 2017

The creative spin on dim sum classics was really fun. The taro puffs and dumplings were excellent. Our service from host to food runner was nice and friendly. It's a little pricey when compared to authentic Chinese dim sum. But it's worth it every now and then.

Tags: Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romance, Hot Spot, Modern Decor, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 4 March 2017

This was our first time trying the noodles and we were blown away! We also ordered the calamari to start and it was the best we've ever tasted! Love this place!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Friendly attentive service from the moment you walk through the door. The recommendations for starters were spot-on - we would never have thought of ordering the "turnip" but it was spectacular. The duck was excellent as always - and the noodles are freshly made right there in the open kitchen. Great addition to the Chicago restaurant scene.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 28 February 2017

I just love this place--The ambiance is calming, though the sound level is upbeat. The servers are personable and helpful--the food is great! Every time I eat here I have a better time than the time before.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Lunch, Romance, Open Kitchen, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 27 February 2017

This place is absolutely incredible!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romance, Neighbourhood Gem, Lunch, Group Bookings, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Amazing food and even better service. Will definitely be backs nd definitely recommend everything and anything in their menu!!!

Tags: Neighbourhood Gem, Family Style, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Open Kitchen, Romance, Cosy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Special Occasions, Lunch, Brunch, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on 26 February 2017

The service was top notch, and the food followed right behind. Our server did a great job suggesting dishes that were easy to share. She also knew a lot about the menu and how to pace the food as it was brought to our table! I highly recommend the homemade noodles and soup dumplings!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Group Bookings, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Great food and Service the staff was spot on and our waitress
Allison knew everything on the menu and was super helpful

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 24 February 2017

Very disappointed in the food. Just average. The table were very uncomfortable cause the legs got in the way! Very strange. I guess we were expecting something like Duck Duck Goat and this was a far cry from that. Won't go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 February 2017

Food was very good; however, we were a bit overwhelmed by the menu - too many choices and the waiter was a little hard to understand. he was quite nice but heavy accent. Lots of choices to make for lunch. very nice presentation and wish we had ordered dessert although we had no room.

Tags: Neighbourhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 21 February 2017

Great balance of creative dim sum appetizers and different Chinese dishes......great stuff and perfect for me and my wife

Tags: Cosy, Spicy, Open Kitchen
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 February 2017

The food here is amazing and the service is top notch but it is not inexpensive. Meat dishes do not come with rice and a pretty basic fried rice is about $15. It all adds up to a lot. If you are prepared for this it is a fantastic place!

Tags: Neighbourhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 19 February 2017

We love coming here. Our waiter was great today, and the food was excellent (as usual).

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 February 2017

I always enjoy the wonderful fresh dim sum and noodles, the creativity is awesome.
Courtney has become a great partner in the experience and a wonderful epicurean guide to the varied delicacies.
You are greeted by the owner and always pleasant staff and this truly feels like home.

Tags: Brunch, Neighbourhood Gem, Open Kitchen, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 February 2017

The food was excellent, but the non-meat and non-shellfish options were limited. They did make us the sea bass from the dinner menu for lunch, and it was excellent.

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