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:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday : 10:00am- 3:00pm.
$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
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.
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.
Prepare to share most menu items. Delicious items ordered: Gua Bao, Miso Soup, Pumpkin Puff, Cocoa Mushroom Bun, Ham Sui Gok, London Duck (Pulled Crispy Duck), Yang Chaofan (Fried Rice w/ Shrimp), Sesame Golden Ball, Salted Egg Bao. We recommend sharing the impressively presented Lunar Blossom dessert. The restaurant layout is cozy and inviting. The noise level allowed for easy conversation. We will return and recommend for you to try this dinning experience. Brunch and Lunch menus are available.
Very disappointed with this restaurant. We saw a lot of people inside so wanted to check it out but should not have. The service was slow and our water glasses were not refilled. We had to pour the rest of our bottle of wine even though our glasses were empty and servers were walking around. The food was the worst part, it was low quality food and this was especially disappointing given the price. Don't waste your time.
The menu is a bit confusing, as the combination section has several items by their Chinese name, so you do not know what they are without asking your server. I asked about a smaller order of soup dumplings, and luckily my server, Courtney said that was on the other menu (I assume a happy hour or daily special menu, which I was not offered when I sat down), and allowed me to order that. The Shanghai bao tasted just like those in Shanghai, so brought back fond memories. The lamian (pulled noodles) were very filling-I'd split an order between 2 people.
It is an okay place. When I went there they were out of ingredients for one cocktail and one dish. Manager was super nice and friendly, very apologetic. Food was okay, portions are small. I did have the Mule, duck and firecracker shrimp and had a really bad heartburn and sick stomach for the next day. You HAVE to ask what is in EACH dish as they add weird fats, broths, meats to regular dishes. I do have to say that I did NOT try any of their pasta dishes like dim sum and noodles, they had two guys in the kitchen making fresh noodles, perhaps that is what you need to spend your $125 per couple when you go there. Not a good experience for me :-(
My husband and I came here fore for restaurant week and as we were very excited by their restaurant week menu we saw online! To our disappointment, the menu we were handed was NOT what we saw online. But, since we were already there, we figured we'd give it a try. My husband chose to go with the restaurant menu, while I went off menu. Everything we ordered was DELICIOUS! We both had la mian dishes, so I can't speak for other items, but the appetizers were very generously portioned, the soups were flavorful, and by the time we got to the main course we were so stuffed we took those home! The salted egg bao desert was one of the best deserts I have ever had! I would definitely come back here just for those!
After reading all of the other reviews, we thought this would be a terrific place to go to and celebrate Chinese New Year. We all had different items from the luncheon menu and were very disappointed. The tea, Dim Sum items and soup were all tasty and enjoyed. The entrees were healthy and beautifully arranged, but bland and tasteless. The best thing on the combination bbq was the Char Siu. The chicken was dry and unappealing; the duck was just okay. The plum sauce, served on the side was more like an overly sweet and sour combination. The crispy chicken was bland and boring. The quail egg was interesting, but not exceptional. We all requested extra sauces to spice up the meals to provide some taste.
Made reservation for two and noted that we would be dining right after proposing to my now fiance. When we arrived they told us we would have to wait another 20 minutes for a table, or we could dine in the lounge. The two hosts were contradictory to each other and neither were helpful or welcoming. Very upsetting. Did not feel valued.
Noise level was high. We could barely hear our waiter who attempted to read almost the entire menu to us. The food was good, but the portions were smaller than our waiter led us to believe. Might have been better if we had not gone on Chinese New Year. They had a special menu, but had already run out and we had a 7pm reservation.
Wonderful setting, good food and yummy drinks. The waitress was attentive and willing accommodate some picky drinkers in my group. There was no hovering in an attempt to "flip" the table and there where smiles on the faces of all folks that worked there. Atmosphere matters here. Thank you for a lovely evening!
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