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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

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Imperial Happy Hour

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

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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.

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (43)
Open Kitchen (43)
Fun (38)
Modern Decor (34)
Lunch (29)
Group Bookings (28)
Family Style (26)
Casual (24)
Special Occasions (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighbourhood Gem (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Spicy (15)
Romance (15)
Brunch (13)
Bar Seating (13)
People Watching (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Cosy (12)
Healthy (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Child Friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Tapas (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (2)
Private Room (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Molecular Gastronomy (2)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved every minute. Watching the noodles come to life is something to behold and based on our observations their are 32 noodles in every bowl of soup. Try as much as you can. The pea shoots were delicious. The bao. Oh my. Heaven. Looking forward to our next trip.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Incredibly fresh dimsum. House-made noodle stretched in front of your eyes in the open kitchen - a unique and delicious dining experience!

Tags: Casual, Lunch, Open Kitchen, Comfort Food, Healthy, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

food was good and the service was good too!
definitely go back

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 (New England)·Dined on 21 April 2017

Cool looking restaurant, but the food was very bland. As in the beef tasted like chicken, and the duck and veggies had no flavor. Server had way too many tables and was therefore very slow. Way overpriced given how poor the food was.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 April 2017

This is a casual but unlike most Chinese restaurants, a classy place with lovely decor, attentive waiters and everyone speaks English to boot. The soup dumplings were wet and tasty. The imagination was a little Wild with a dumpling with Gruyere cheese. The London duck is pulled but given a light tempura deep frying and had the most delicate wrappers ever. You have not had this anywhere else but apparently the chef knows of a place in London....the LaMien is tasty but others make it as well. It's a special treat and Vincent can tell you how he started it. The nearest related restaurant is in Indonesia.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Family Style, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 19 April 2017

Food was very good, service was pleasant but a bit dicey. Had to send back wine glasses that smelled like chlorine, ordered a beer that never made it to the table and the appetizers came out while we still had our menus which were hard to eat around. Food was great, the waitress was very nice and energetic. Despite the negatives, it was still a good dinner and I will happily go back.

Tags: Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 18 April 2017

Love this place. Brought two of our visiting Chinese scholars for dinner and they loved it. Monica, our server, was amazing (she always is). Food was great. I always get the Crispy Prawns - to die for!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasions, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Family Style, Open Kitchen, Group Bookings, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 April 2017

An excellent addition to Hubbard Street since it is a true restaurant and not so much a bar scene. Excellent and authentic Chinese food with made-from-scratch noodles and dumplings. The only food I do not like over the several times I've been here is the barbecue chicken because it is essentially flavorless

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 April 2017

Excellent food and decor. It was enjoyed by all in our party.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 15 April 2017

It was good food for sure. It's my like 5th or 6th time there...& every time I forget that the service is never that great. The front desk is nice but I feel like the servers just aren't on top of the dining experience & making it the best possible. I came here on a date when the place was pretty empty & they sat us in the middle of the room at a round four person table. That just made it awkward for us & the server who asked who else was joining us.. The servers really should elaborate more on the menu & help us decide what to order. The asian chefs are so talented but yet I feel like it doesn't show in the front of the house. Also in the middle of the meal a worker came over & asked if we were done with our menus..? Then took them to another table. I was just confused on the whole experience. But yet I'll probably still order the food to go because it's soo good.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 15 April 2017

This was my second trip to Imperial Lamian. The first time for dinner was OK, but not that memorable. But brunch was a different story. I was expecting overpriced, not that good dim sum, but was pleasantly surprised! Piggy bao, mushroom bao (delicious!), and mini-pumpkins- who knew dim sum could be so cute? The noodles were good, and we enjoyed watching them being made. A fun and memorable dining experience. I want to go back to try the rest of the menu.

Tags: Open Kitchen, Group Bookings, Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Excellent food and wine menu. Obviously the ramen was fantastic but the dessert was out of this world. Exceptional atmosphere for families with older kids or friends/couples.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Made reservations and got seated in the bar area... First server was rude. The second server made up for it. Went for the ambiance. They didn't deliver. I wouldn't return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Friendly services. Food are delicious. We love their Xiao Long Bao and handmade noodle is a must try.

Tags: Special Occasions, Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 13 April 2017

From their beginnings, I have enjoyed taking folks to Imperial Lamian for a little more authentic taste of the East. The hand made lamian and bao with the every so often spicy kick (depending on the dish) are so inviting to those who have only ever tasted Lo Mein at the local Chinese restaurant. It's fun for families to see how they make the lamian behind the glass. Service personnel are also knowledgeable and service is usually very good.

Tags: Lunch, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 11 April 2017

The food was disappointing. The handmade noodle soup that we ordered ( the server recommended this bc it was 'what we are known for') was subpar. The temperature of the noodle soup was lukewarm when it should have been hot. Dim sum was ok, nothing spectacular. We ordered several recommended dishes and nothing was tasty. It wasn't bad but not great. It should have been no surprise that the resto was very empty for lunch...Will not be going back...

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 (Denver)·Dined on 10 April 2017

Delicious noodles. Creative dim sum. Good service. Fun to watch noodles being made. Yum.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 April 2017

Excellent happy hour offer. Large dimsum offering. Noodles made in the open kitchen so you can view how they are made!

Tags: Modern Decor, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Group Bookings, Open Kitchen, Lunch, Family Style, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Spicy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 April 2017

Our waitress brought out something sweet with a candle towards the end of our meal. It really meant a lot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 April 2017

Well, the food was good but did not like dishes coming in no particular order - noodles arriving at the end of the meal. Noise is deafening - would not dare coming here for dinner. Prices are high; half-price wine is creating perception of a deal - odds and ends with full price twice compared to others. Service was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 9 April 2017

Best value in terms of food options are the xiaolongbaos and lamien. Overall tastes pretty good.

Tags: Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Modern Decor
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Outstanding restaurant!! When you go, make sure you order the seared turnip, it's the best!!

Tags: Lunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Modern Decor, Casual, Open Kitchen, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Loved the food and the service was just amazing.

Tags: Family Style, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Reasonably good food, small portions, pulled noodles are no big deal, a bit high priced for what you get, need to kick up the flavor profile on most dishes, especially the fried rice(s). Excellent service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 6 April 2017

This was my 3rd time dining at Imperial Lamian. All three times I have gone for lunch during the work week. I used to love their lunch special, but they've changed it and there's no longer a vegetarian or fish option with the lunch special and I am a pescatarian. They used to have a fabulous salmon as part of the special but not anymore. The food is still delicious and I really like the ambiance, but I was disappointed I had to order a la carte instead.

Tags: Lunch, Group Bookings
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 2 April 2017

Stopped here with my family (including 3 kids) last minute over spring break. What a cool, exciting place! From the decor, to the way the meals were plated to seeing our exciting dessert! Definitely a crowd pleaser. Made our Stay-cation feel special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasions
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 2 April 2017

Wow! I love this place! The food is great! The noodle-making in the open kitchen is so much fun! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Group Bookings, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Open Kitchen
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Our first serving was terrible. She took our drink order & disappeared. After 15 minutes we grabbed another server, Aron. He took over & was spectacular.! Oddly enough, the first server reappeared 50 minutes later to ask how we were doing. It was really crazy, as if nothing ever happened with our drinks or anything else.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 30 March 2017

The dim sum was hard. I thought it would be better. Plus, they host did not check me in and open table sent me an email; very unprofessional for a restaurant

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 25 March 2017

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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Best soup dumplings. The noodles were fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 23 March 2017

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 on 23 March 2017

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 on 22 March 2017

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 on 22 March 2017

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 on 21 March 2017

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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