Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
Chicago, IL 60654
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
Street parking available or valet offered at $14.00 up to 3 hours
State Bus stop, 2 blocks north of Grand ave red line stop
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.