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Asian Outpost
Asian Outpost

Asian Outpost Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asian-outpost.com
  • Email: lois@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 WinnerAsian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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