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Imperial Happy Hour

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

CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lunch Features

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Industry Night

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

1,000-Point Tables

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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.

CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

GONG XI FA CAI!Happy Chinese New Year! Come celebrate the year of Rooster with us on January 27-28. Featuring classic festive dishes like Yee Sang (Prosperity toss salad) and Poon Choi (Chinese casserole)-limited quantity. Reservations recommended. Excludes Tax and Tip. Each table will be treated to a special Hong Bao filled with surprises!. Special valid Jan 27, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Lunch Features

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Details

Available weekday from 11.30AM - 3PM, Imperial Lamian is featuring : $5 Select Dimsum $10 Select Lamian $5 Select Beverages. Excludes Tax and Tip. Come enjoy our new Lunch sets and our Lunch features!. Special valid Nov 1, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 3:00 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

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

About Imperial Lamian

6 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
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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.

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

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Imperial Lamian Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always love this gem, the dim sum are in ...

vip
·Dined 2 days ago

Always love this gem, the dim sum are incredible and anything with noodles will impress.

I ask for the to be stretched a little less (yes, they are fresh made to order), as I like them slightly larger and whether in soup or fried, they are great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

So disappointing! We've been here severa ...

vip
·Dined 3 days ago

So disappointing! We've been here several times before and have been increasingly let down. We are now quite sure we will not return anymore. Prices have stayed high while the menu has changed for the worse (many wonderful dishes that were there at first have been taken out, leaving now only a mediocre choice that leaves much to be desired.) looks like this place is deteriorating. Not worth it.

food3
ambience4
service5
value5

The food was a little underwhelming. Al ...

 
·Dined 5 days ago

The food was a little underwhelming. All fresh (dumplings, noodles, broth, etc.) but kinda lacked flavor. I've had better take out. The service was superb and the ambiance nice, but I probably wouldn't return because the food was overall disappointing. We had clay pot chicken, Chinese pickles, dim sum, garlic bok choy, a noodle soup and some green tea. The pickles, bok choy, and green tea were good. Everything else bland and boring.

Tags: Open Kitchen
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Enjoyed a terrific meal after cocktails ...

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed a terrific meal after cocktails at the bar. The bartender was very accommodating and helpful. The host was incredibly friendly and gave us plenty of time at the bar while reminding us that we could be seated when we wished. We received a great table with a view of the kitchen that allowed us to watch the Head Chef make the hand twisted noodles. One of the restaurant managers stopped by our table to greet us and provided detailed descriptions of the menu items with recommendations (that we followed - all good choices).

Very attentive service by the waiter and a delicious meal. Overall, an excellent, unrushed (at bar and table) experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Open Kitchen, Good for a Date, Casual
food2
ambience2
service2
value1

Food was mediocre, service seemed fine u ...

vip
·Dined 6 days ago

Food was mediocre, service seemed fine until we looked at the bill the next day, and discovered we were charged twice for one sea bass...and this was after sending back a fried rice side dish that came with what I assume was lobster, tasted odd, and which was successfully removed from the bill. Over-priced, under-delivered.

food3
ambience4
service2

Stick to the dim sum. Get the Macgreggor

 
·Dined on 8 January 2017

Stick to the dim sum. Get the Macgreggor

food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Room was very cold, had space heaters no ...

vip
·Dined on 8 January 2017

Room was very cold, had space heaters not working. Took for ever to get my surprise birthday cake. Great food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent service - delicious food - mem ...

 
·Dined on 8 January 2017

Excellent service - delicious food - memorable dessert

food2
ambience3
service4
value2

We used to love this place, and had been ...

vip
·Dined on 7 January 2017

We used to love this place, and had been there about 5-6 times. But now they changed the menu. They removed all of our favorite dishes and now replaced them with combination dimsum dishes where the server said that no substitutions were allowed. So, if you don't eat pork, I guess that's too bad. There are other dim sum places to go, so that's what we'll now be doing. Such a shame, really.

food2
ambience2
service3
value1

So disappointing. Food quality was poor. ...

vip
·Dined on 6 January 2017

So disappointing. Food quality was poor. Only magically better than your neighborhood Chinese place but much more expensive. Would not recommend.

food5
ambience5
service5

Really good! Especially for the dim sum! ...

 
·Dined on 6 January 2017

Really good! Especially for the dim sum! Will be back next time.

food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Could have been a great experience, but ...

 
·Dined on 4 January 2017

Could have been a great experience, but ordered the sea bass and it was spoiled. Server should have been more proactive and offer an alternative. Expected a nicer place, decoration is basic.

Steamed DimSum and smoked bbq ribs were great, as was the fried rice.

food5
ambience3
service5
value2

The food is great but not special. Not m ...

 
·Dined on 3 January 2017

The food is great but not special. Not many options for Gluten Free. They didn't even have Tamari (GF soy sauce). Overall, great food but terribly overpriced.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

Overall I enjoyed my time at Imperial La ...

 
·Dined on 2 January 2017

Overall I enjoyed my time at Imperial Lamian. I dined there with my wife and another couple... good friends of ours. The service was prompt and thorough, albeit a little misleading. Our server stated that the menu was set up for sharing, which changed how we ordered. Rather than focusing on what we all wanted individually we sort of went with his suggestion and ordered accordingly, to taste the menu. Ultimately this detracted from our experience, as the portions are relatively small, and some of the dishes are not easily shared. For example we ordered the soup lamian, but had trouble splitting a single order four ways. It detracted from the experience. We all regretted not simply getting a dish that each of us wanted, and sharing an app or side or two. This is what I would suggest for those dining there. Also note that the serving sizes/portions are somewhat small for the price. Be warned. Overall we enjoyed the food, but would only suggest family-style dining for a couple. We will go back again and simply get what we each want.

Tags: Modern Decor, Good for Groups, Spicy, Special Occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

New Year eve 5 course meal was excellent ...

 
·Dined on 1 January 2017

New Year eve 5 course meal was excellent We enjoyed with our friends

Service was remarkable

Food presentation is great and high praise for the chef and personal service by the owner

food4
ambience3
service3

Service staff stretched thin - missed a ...

vip
·Dined on 29 December 2016

Service staff stretched thin - missed a course that they were supposed to bring

food2
ambience2
service2

I wouldn't call it terrible since the se ...

vip
·Dined on 29 December 2016

I wouldn't call it terrible since the seafood fried la mian and beef lamian were okay, but those rainbow soup dumplings?? Are you kidding me? This isn't just an Instagram post - we have to actually eat it. SKIP. Overpriced and underwhelming from a taste perspective. Also you can only order the combo of flavors at dinner so no way around Gruyere XLB, which was not like having delicious French onion soup in one bite. It was weird and gross. The gailan was also below average. I don't have a problem with fancy Chinese inspired food. It's just not very good Chinese inspired food. Anyway if you do go, the lamian was decent and decently priced.

food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Outstanding dim sum! Very professional ...

vip
·Dined on 28 December 2016

Outstanding dim sum! Very professional and courteous wait staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
food5
ambience5
service5

I put all 5 stars because I don't want t ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

I put all 5 stars because I don't want to bring the OT rating down. The food was tasty. The service was not good. Our server mumbled and we couldn't hear him that well. (Music was also super low, so that wasn't the factor). Every time he spoke we had to ask him to repeat himself. It was very awkward. We had never been there before and told him so. He did no sort of guiding us through the menu. We ordered about 5 things at once, expecting it to be coursed out for us, or something. It literally all hit the table at the same time. Our empty glasses sat on the table for the whole meal. Which, everyone is to blame for that, not just our server. I think he did the best he could. I just don't think he's a strong server, more of just an order taker. Definitely lacking confidence for sure. Honestly, he could probably benefit from more coaching. Lastly, we will absolutely return and tell our friends. (A couple went tonight and raved about it). The food was delicious. I'm only leaving a review to help him. I, myself, being a restaurant manager, I would want to know the same thing.

food5
ambience3
service3
value3

Went on Christmas night and understand i ...

vip
·Dined on 26 December 2016

Went on Christmas night and understand it was busy, we had a reservation and had to wait an additional half hour before being seated in the bar. It was very crowded and hard to have a family conversation and the server was a bit stressed and surly. Overall, the food is very good (third visit) and I will probably return. However, very disappointed with this visit. Particularly, as it was a holiday dinner with my family.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Family Style
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

I love Dim Sum. The fact that it was Chr ...

 
·Dined on 25 December 2016

I love Dim Sum. The fact that it was Christmas and I was feeling poorly and didn't want to cook brought me to this place. Great Host, food and really nice fried rice. We filled up on dim sum and the fried rice so we didn't try the desert but the Sesame Ball desert looked pretty awesome. Everyone ordered it. Will definitely give that a try once I go back......

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Had a piece of Saran Wrap in our food th ...

vip
·Dined on 25 December 2016

Had a piece of Saran Wrap in our food that my husband almost choked on. Wait staff took the item off of our bill but didn't seem that apologetic overall

food2
ambience2
service2
value2

A disappointment!

vip
·Dined on 25 December 2016

A disappointment!

food4
ambience4
service4

Staff seemed a bit overwhelmed on Christ ...

vip
·Dined on 25 December 2016

Staff seemed a bit overwhelmed on Christmas Eve. The seafood fried rice was very tasty.

food5
ambience4
service3

Great food and ambiance. Service needs s ...

vip
·Dined on 24 December 2016

Great food and ambiance. Service needs some improvement. Staff tries hard, needs to know menu better, be able to make recommendations as not typical Chinese restaurant (in a good way!)

food3
ambience4
service4
value2

I've been five times now, and this place ...

vip
·Dined on 22 December 2016

I've been five times now, and this place is ok, but the food just doesn't seem to have a lot of taste. I like the location and the space, but it is probably not worth the money.

food3
ambience5
service4
value4

Call me biased since I'm originally from ...

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

Call me biased since I'm originally from China... The Xiao Long Bao here is not even on par with what Chinatown can offer for 1/3 of its price. I would be shocked if real handmade noodles are of that quality. I wonder whom those "hands" belong to.But the service is definitely better than the food itself.

food3
ambience5
service3
value1

Come here only for the last mian. That i ...

 
·Dined on 18 December 2016

Come here only for the last mian. That is really good. I had the beef. The dim sum was not up to par. Custard bao tasted powdery and the xiao long Bao skin was thick.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food was great and the service was e ...

 
·Dined on 18 December 2016

The food was great and the service was excellent! Thank you to the hosts who provided me w recommendations and a warm welcome. :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for Groups, Cozy
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food was phenomenal. We had the asso ...

 
·Dined on 18 December 2016

The food was phenomenal. We had the assorted dim sum and split a fresh bowl of noodles with beef brisket. We ended up ordering one more dim sum afterwards because it was so good. We left absolutely stuffed.

In addition to the food, we really enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the noodles. Next time I'm in Chicago, I will be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Food was good, service was attentive. Th ...

 
·Dined on 16 December 2016

Food was good, service was attentive. The desserts were exceptional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Utterly amazing, authentic Chinese. Noth ...

 
·Dined on 14 December 2016

Utterly amazing, authentic Chinese. Nothing comes close to the flavors or uniqueness. Cravable! Lotus Blossom a list for dessert.

Tags: Authentic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent restaurant and now on my favor ...

 
·Dined on 14 December 2016

Excellent restaurant and now on my favorites list!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
food1
ambience1
service1

They Canceled reservation upon arrival

vip
·Dined on 11 December 2016

They Canceled reservation upon arrival

food4
ambience4
service2
value3

We have been to this restaurant many tim ...

 
·Dined on 10 December 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times and love the food and the ambience. However, on our last visit, we found the food to be very fatty and the service was pleasant but extremely slow .

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great server, he was stretched a little ...

 
·Dined on 10 December 2016

Great server, he was stretched a little but when he was serving us he was extremely attentive. Amazing flavors and creativity. A little too noisy but will go earlier in evening next time. Thank you for the nice evening and Birthday dessert. Def will return

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience4
service5

The food was delicious and our waiter wa ...

 
·Dined on 9 December 2016

The food was delicious and our waiter was great! There was a nice variety of dim sum. We got a noodle dish to split and with four different types of dim sum it was the perfect amount. Our favorite was the Zhao Ji and the soup dumplings, unexpectedly wonderful!

food5
ambience5
service1

food is fantastic but waitress was horri ...

vip
·Dined on 9 December 2016

food is fantastic but waitress was horrible. Forgot entrees, drinks, even had issue with check when meal was completed

food2
ambience4
service2
value3

Beautiful room but that was about it. Ki ...

vip
·Dined on 6 December 2016

Beautiful room but that was about it.

Kitchen gave the server someone else's dish and the server did not think twice and brought to my table. When I questioned it (there was no chicken in the plate he brought me but I ordered a Bom Bom chicken salad) The server was not able to connect the dots at all......

Har Gao is made in an open-faced style - not pinched and closed up......very difficult to pick up with chopsticks and when I did everything inside just fell apart and ended up a big mess in the vinegar sauce......And they only give you a dingy portion of vinegar sauce and never offered regular soy sauce or hot sauce......really?

I don't think this place will be around a year from now. It tries to model after Hakkasan but no even close.......

food5
ambience5
service3

Great food and the hand made noodles are ...

 
·Dined on 5 December 2016

Great food and the hand made noodles are the best. Wait staff could be a bit more attentive. Almost walked out but remembered we had not paid.

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