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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
Food was good but service was poor. Server showed-up inconsistently and we need to flag down what turned-out to be the manager as well as other staff members to order, receive water refills and request the check. The check / credit card was also returned to the wrong table; staff never noticed and the other patrons returned the card / bill
We had heard good things and wanted to try it. Nothing worked. Service was slow. The food was greasy and not interesting. Had to ask for utensils, wine, water, etc. Dull ambiance. Too pricey for what it is. That said, our server was a delightful person...wasn't her fault. The noodles were good.
This is the third time we have been here. I went with an out of town friend. The food was great as usual, but the service was atrocious. Our wait person made errors ( wrong wine), disappeared for long periods at a time, and in short, making this a very annoying dining experience. Overall - very disappointing.
The first time I went to this restaurant it was fantastic. However, this time I was disappointed. Our appetizer showed up at the same time as our entrees and when we said something they staff acted like it was our issue. I hope it was just an off night but the service was slow and the table had an old peanut butter cup on it. It was the first time I brought my brother and sister in law only to regret my decision.
Really good food and prompt service. A bit dark in the restaurant and the tables by the kitchen are loud because of the chefs banging noodles against the counter. Xiaolongbao not the best I've tasted but fun nonetheless. Twice cooked pork and pork belly were absolutely delicious. Noodle dishes look a bit like ramen but taste fantastic.
Aaron our server was amazing! Our food was incredible! I brought a friend who had never been and I'm sure she'll be going back on a regular basis. I only wish we were closer to the noodle maker I love watching him make the noodles.
We were delighted with our meal at Imperial Lamian. There were a couple of hiccups, but our food was delicious.
We ordered the soup dumplings which arrive in a bowl and were beautiful! There was a red one, an orange one, an emerald green one, a yellow one, a purple one, and an ivory one, all brightly colored. Each had a different filling including a gruyere filling (!), a spicy meat filling, a Shanghai filling, a truffle filling, and a duck filling. We very much liked all of these bao. We especially liked the gruyere bao and the truffle bao and the duck bao. Ask for a knife if you wish to share them or if later you would like to cut the long Lamian noodles or something else. We also ate their smoked tea BBQ ribs which were yummy and fall off the bone tender. Their seafood Lamian are made with hand pulled long noodles. The dish included shrimp, lobster pieces, and scallops. We very much enjoyed it. We ordered a dish of Chinese broccoli, but ended up with Chinese green beans with a small side of Jasmine rice. The green beans were a bit spicy and naturally sweet: delish!
We also ordered a Chinese beer and a flight of rose wines which were very good.
The hiccups: when both of us left the table to use the restrooms, the busser cleaned everything off the table!!! Everything. We had not been finished eating, however, and he took our half eaten platter of seafood Lamian and the almost full little bowl of rice And the half eaten plate of green beans. It was rather shocking. We talked with our server who was apologetic; when we raised it, he agreed to "see what he could do" to replace our food, and a bit reluctantly agreed we would not be charged. He returned to let us know the kitchen was preparing another serving of the Seafood Lamian and then agreed to also include another order of green beans. We were appreciative. When received, we finished eating. However, upon receiving the check, we saw that we were charged for the green beans ($9). Oh well.
Went on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend for dim sum brunch. Limited dim sum offerings but soup dumplings and har gow were excellent. Also had beef brisket lamian. Broth and noodles very good, but brisket pieces too big and tough to eat with chop sticks and spoon. Biggest problem was service. Restaurant was significantly understaffed. I was seated in bar, and thank goodness for the highly conscientious bartender who kept food coming while attending to other bar guests. Restaurant host seemed inattentive, and there was no consistent waiter service. In sum, better places for dim sum in Chicago, but if you want good soup noodles and some dumplings and decent drinks, Imperial Lamian is worth a visit. Prices high for what they serve, but quality is very good.
The food was delicious and beyond our expectations. The homemade hand-pulled noodles are divine and the sea bass melted in our mouths. Full of great flavors. Equally as important, we had fantastic service by the knowledgeable and fun Liz. Everything she recommended was a 10. We'll be back soon!!!
Guests were left at the reception area without greeting during lunch time, even when the restaurant was almost empty. And they let someone cut the line. Rude Chicagoans! However the food was creative and prices very reasonable. So overall it was a good experience.
Came here for a mother's day brunch and it was just a mess. At first, everything went well and we were seated quickly. But the service was horrid. They kept bringing us the wrong food and forgetting our utensils. Then several times the waiters would take our plates and then never give us new ones. The food was also not particularly amazing, especially for the price. It was a continuous event of correcting and re correcting the waiters. Finally, we get our check and she, of course, mixes up our check with someone elses and actually swipes my credit card. Perhaps it was a busy day with it being Mother's day, but definitely would not recommend.
I've had two business dinners here and a casual lunch date with a friend. Imperial Lamian is great for it all. I think the food is fancy enough to impress business people from out of town but affordable enough for casual get-togethers.
Our server was new, and didn't have anyone helping her. She had no knowledge of the menu, the ingredients or even what to recommend. She didn't even know if there was a changing station in the bathroom and had me change my baby in the private room (once I went into the bathroom I saw the changing station). The food was good, I got the shrimp shumai dumplings which were very good. My husband ordered Kung pow chicken and a couple vegetarian sides and calamari. I highly recommend the broccoli side, calamari and shumai. All the other dumplings had pork (so we were told) so unfortunately I didn't eat any other dumplings. Nice ambiance.
If you are craving creative Chinese food, this is the place for you! We loved everything from the Flaming Fu Manchu cocktail to the steamer basket filled with six types of bao to the luscious Lunar Rose dessert! We can guarantee you that there are one-of-a-kind menu items to enjoy! Our superb server was Monica and she was delightful! Don't miss Imperial Lamian!
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