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Asian Outpost
Asian Outpost

Asian Outpost Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asian-outpost.com
  • Phone: (312) 662-1100
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: David Lee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Lois at 312-504-7998

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Roosevelt and State
A word from Asian Outpost
Inspired by the legacy of our families in America, we bring you Asian Outpost. Our heritage dates back to turn of the 20th century when great grandfather Woo arrived in Hawaii to study medicine and to the 1950s when our grandparents migrated here to operate their restaurants. Now, we embark on our journey at Asian Outpost in order to share our heritage with you. We are heavily influenced by the communal meals prepared at our family gatherings. Some of our food is created from family recipes and some take on a more local taste. No matter the recipe, all of our dishes revolve around our desire to cook and serve food that our friends and family can enjoy.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
Diner Reviews
  • "The ginger garlic fried chicken was most likely the best fried chicken we have ever had, a definite must try. Great selection of wines, tried a red blend - uncensored the waitress told us that the restaurant had an exclusive for it, which was also amazing. It went well with the fried chicken and the forbidden rice maki -a black rice , vegetarian roll. On the menu were also BBQ ribs and ramen noodles, that's for next time. This is now our new favorite place to eat."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Our meal was wonderful--the fried chicken was very tasty, not greasy, and with a coating that was not too thick. Loved the dipping sauce. My husband's half slab of ribs also had an excellent sauce and the ribs were very tender. The sides, pineapple cole slaw, little corn muffins and black pepper potato salad, were perfect complements, and the appetizer--squah egg rolls--was not to be missed. The decor provides a very pleasant background to the food and it was so nice not to have loud, annoying music. We love the place."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We were seated quickly and greeted warmly. High quality sushi and reasonable prices will bring us back again. Loved the large cucumber salad and the table next to us raved about the ribs"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I love Asian Outpost. The menu is small but packed full of delicious dishes. You don't need a huge menu when you know what you do well, and AO does sushi, rice bowls and ribs WELL. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Nathan has been my waiter a few times and is always a delight."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great food, nice variety, unique cocktails & fun environment. This is a place to go with a group, girls night out or a nice lunch or dinner with your sweetie. It's a must visit."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "If you haven't tried AO yet you're missing a great twist on Asian food. There are hundreds of places in nearby Chinatown but AO offers sophisticated entrees, sushi and appetizers that you simply can't get on Cermak Ave. If you want chop suey this isn't your kind of place but if you're looking for creative Asian comfort food served with style you'll love Asian Outpost!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was not our first time here. The food is always good and it has a very interesting menu. We're usually dining in the evening so we're not in a big hurry. The service ,however, is not just slow, it's almost non existent. Twice we had to get up and go over to the bar area to get our own drinks. The owners were very apologetic and did comp our last round of Sapporo . Apparently they did not plan for the onslaught of diners that evening ( and both the inside and outside were packed) I don't own a restaurant and so I don't know how to avoid the problem of not enough servers.just be prepared for a leisurely dinner if you go."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our first time visiting. Service was attentive--waiter promptly greeted us, and water glasses were kept full and dishes cleared immediately. Skip the tofu green onion skewers but definitely try the ribs. I had the ramen and the shoyu broth was excellent, as were the pork slices with the noodles. We did not try the sushi but we will next time. Waiter brought us the wrong entree and wrong check, but both problems were corrected immediately."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My friend and I decided to meet for lunch on a Friday, since they are currently open for lunch on Fridays. We sat on the patio, which was a lovely retreat and well designed. I ordered the fried chicken, which was perfectly crisp and delicious. The curry quinoa and the pineapple slaw (not sure of exact names) was good, too. My friend had the cucumber salad, which was just cut up cukes and mandarin orange slices, but she said it was good. She also had the chicken lettuce wraps, which she really enjoyed. The service on the other hand was interesting. The waiter talked too much and was a bit negative. Plus, we had to ask for silverware and napkins, as did the other patrons. I would definitely go back to enjoy the food and patio."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Waited 15 minutes before telling host to send a waiter, then 35 minutes for a glass of water on so one. Its take out only."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We keep coming back for the awesome sashimi platter & ginger chicken, with their tasty choices of side dishes. We have tried just about every dish on the menu, and each one is as flavorful as the descriptions. A great neighborhood gem, with enough items to go back & eat 2 or 3 times per week. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Came here for graduation dinner and was disappointed. Pork belly sliders and fried chicken were good, everything else was too sweet. Should have skipped the ramen, fried noodles all together. Sushi and drinks were ok. Skip this and just go to Chinatown. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Walk into a pleasing dining room that the hostess said is Chinese rustic. The menu offers a very different twist to Chinese cuisine, pairing Mom's fried chicken with corn bread or potato salad. The fried chicken was crisp and corn bread nice complement. Fried rice with shrimp was the best, chock full of endemame and other veggies and served with generous portion of large shrimp on top. Very friendly and sincere service. They really want you to enjoy your dining experience at Asian Outpost."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We loved the variety of drinks and food at Asian Outpost. The ramen was fantastic, and the sushi we had was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent food!! Definitely will become a routine restaurrant in our family. We love, love the food!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After reading some reviews , I was excited to check out this place . But really was disappointed. Food was average. We didn't have sushi so may be sushi would been better. We had a noodle dish and something resembling fried rice. Really takeout Chinese food would have been better. Drinks were weak and nothing special. Drinks are better at tapas Valencia... I would unlikely go back to this place. Oh and they didn't pack up our left over. They just brought us the boxes..."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent food - every single time!!! Great Restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Asian Outpost has a good selection of Asian food from sushi to BBQ. They have a full bar, but also have a couple of non-alcoholic fruit drinks, rather than just the typical Coke or Pepsi products. The Mango soda was really very good. We started with the edamame, which I thought was better than average with a zesty seasoning. I ordered the seared tuna roll and it was very good and had a nice presentation. Two at the table ordered ribs & said that they were very good. One person ordered the fried chicken & it was also prepared well. If you are in the neighborhood, it would be a good place to check out."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great food that is fresh and delicious. Wait staff was very accommodating. Booths are spacious and roomy. Drinks are ubpnique and very good. Great spot to enjoy with friends and family."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was a return, for us. We had gone with neighbors last time, and we returned with old friends from the burbs for dinner. As before the food was very good, the serve fine and friendly, and the owners (couple) were friendly and engaged, and we were just regular patrons, noone special. Great place for good food, pleasant environment, at a reasonable price!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A unique menu - some common foods and others which we were not familiar with. We have tried ribs, fried chicken - excellent choices. Steak plate and nutty chicken tried for the first time and ... all fabulous plates."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girl and I went there for Valentines day and it was a date she had to tell all her friends about."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time and the food was amazing. The fried chicken was awesome and the server Nick was most knowledgeable. The ambiance was homey and comfortable, just like your home kitchen! I will definitely return and have already told friends!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Wonderful to see a place like this in the South Loop... Great design, food, and prices. A little disappointed in the undertrained, distracted wait staff, but hoping that gets better with time. Definitely a great new place to check out!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "They need more waiters and more appetizer choices. Not sure why they have American potato salad. Salmon was lovely as was the decor."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Everything we ate was really good but not kid-friendly. No child menus. Happy to have them in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and the ambience was great. Rustic warm feeling. Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our first time at the Asian Outpost & we were all very impressed. Everything was wonderful. The food was excellent, as the decor & service. The small plate Lettuce wrap...Delicious!!! It's portion size was big enough to share for three. My friend ordered the Ramen Noodle soup with Tonkotsu. She said it was delicious & it was a very lg. bowl of soup. I ordered Mom's Ginger Garlic Fried Chicken w/Ruby Red & Seasoned Yellow Curry Quinoa. It was delicious! The chicken was flavorful, crispy & juicy. The slaw is vinaigrette based & made fresh, very crispy & tasty. The quinoa was slightly dry, but good. My husband ordered the Asian BBQ Ribs & Black Pepper Potato salad. Excellent! Great menu & healthy foods. Beautiful presentation. Great value"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "How to describe the cuisine is not my strength, but I would not feel uncomfortable with Asian fusion. This was our second time at Asian Outpost and it won't be our last. The spare ribs are absolutely scrumptious Decent wine list. Great ambiance, Attentive staff Great food. Reasonably priced."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Asian Outpost and it was even better than the first. We tried the penko crusted tofu as well as ramen soup and sashimi. The food was all excellent and the server was friendly and attentive. We are long time residents of the South Loop we're delighted to have AO as a new neighbor."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Ginger Fried Chicken and the cornbread muffins are the star of the show. Will return to try the ribs. It's in my neighborhood and a welcomed treat!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is just what our neighborhood needed; great environment, caring staff and owners, and of course really good food at reasonable prices. They could not have done it better. I hope they do well and are around for a long time and become a catalyst for the area."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The menu is quite unique. Some of the items reminds me of my childhood of what my father used to make, while others incorporate more traditional American and even modern flare. The belly sliders are amazing, tenderly cooked. The chicken with spicy nutty noddles quite tasty and mom's ginger garlic chicken is amazing--large portions. The wait staff were attentive and Lois, the owner, was kind and remembered my name from when I checked in for my reservation at the hostess table. Great service, great food. Truly a great addition to the neighborhood! Oh, the decor is very fitting of an outpost and the attention to the details is seen through the different goods and furniture."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is a great new spot in the South Loop. Try the fried chicken or the sashimi. Both are excellent. Service is great and there is an impressive selection of wine, beer and saki. Welcome to the neighborhood AO!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Tried this new place with neighbors the other night. Loved everything. Had a spacious booth next to a large window overlooking the street from the second floor. We had Asian ribs and Asian fried chicken. Both were great. Portions very generous. Owners are neighborhood people. Excited to have them in the South Loop."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food tasted good, but the menu seemed very limited, and the menu's layout was very confusing. Our waitress was good, but the host was one of the rudest people I've ever seen in a restaurant with this kind of price point. We'll definitely go back, but there isn't enough variety on the menu for us to make it a regular stop. (We live about four blocks away, so we wish that we could become "regulars," but we need more variety on the menu to do so.)"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Asian Outpost is a priceless addition to the South Loop!! It is our new go to restaurant in the neighborhood. We had dinner at Asian Outpost on Friday. I highly recommend the Pork Belly Sliders and the chips to start. The fried chicken and the ribs were awesome. You get to choose two sides with these meals. We had the slaw and corn bread. Very yummy!!!! The portions were generous so we had lunch for the next day. I can't wait to go back and try the steak!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013