Asian Outpost

4.3
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Pan-Asian
Inspired by the legacy of the Lee & Fong Family, we bring you ASIAN OUTPOST. Our heritage dates back to the turn of the 20th century when great grandfather Woo traveled to Hawaii to study medicine -- to the 1950s when our grandparents migrated to the United States.

We invite you to join our personal journey, where AO is your one stop destination for the best ASIAN COMFORT FOOD in town. Everything is prepared from the heart to your soul!!! Our menu features favorites from China, Hawaii, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. All of our dishes revolve around our desire to cook and prepare food that everyone can enjoy.
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4.2
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4.2
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vipJKMP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We wanted to like this place. We really did.

Pictures looked great. Walking in, everything was nicely decorated. Greeted quickly. Seated quickly. Service was fast but food was not as authentic as other reviews had mention.

Kids meal was bland boiled chicken with noodle soup. Basically broth and a spaghetti noodles. Thought it was strange to have spaghetti noodles in an “asian” restaurant.
Was expecting for either egg noodles or pho noodle type.
I ordered the spicy noodle soup. Looked great but when I went to eat my soup. Again, was disappointed it was spaghetti noodles in an asian dish. Flavor was good but noodle choice for soup could’ve been something different. It was basically seafood Tom yum with spaghetti noodles.

They also didn’t offer any Thai tea or Thai ice coffee. But all the servers spoke Thai. And they were playing Thai music. I was a bit confused and lost when the server told me they didn’t have any.

If you want authentic asian. Look elsewhere.

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vipJPaz
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

In our several visits to this neighborhood restaurant, food quality seems to be declining. Beef/broccoli dish was extremely salty with little broccoli. Fish in sushi roll was not very fresh. Server pushed buy-one get-one-free cocktails, but didn't explain that it was for each diner only. We were essentially tricked into buying four drinks instead of two. There are a lot of restaurants in this neighborhood. Asian Outpost needs to shape up-- or close.

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Kellzen88
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful experience at Asian Outpost. I asked the waitress for something different and she did not disappoint. I got something comparable to Thai shrimp and chicken fried rice. It was loaded with veggies and topped with a fried egg! Honestly it’s my new favorite dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is bomb! Food was excellent. Drink were stroooong, but tasted so good! Waitress was very knowledgeable and so sweet! I’m definitely going back soon!

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vipFrankD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall, Asian Outpost has very authentic comfort food that is well prepared and is reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good as was the service. The fried chicken was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Beware the drink ratings, they are true. Bibimap not authentic, but tasty. Other offerings excellent.

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vipDave
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Asian Outpost. Wow, wow, wow. The meals are delicious, portions are generous, prices are reasonable. Service is excellent. We will be back.

JN
JasonN
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and the food & drink were extremely good. Fast service and a very clean restaurant. Will definitely return when I’m in the area.

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vipDave
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience there was out of this world ... well, at least out of this continent. Asian Outpost has a wide variety of foods. Very attentive wait staff; our water glasses were never empty, and used dishes barely stayed on the table. Specialty drinks were flavorful and enjoyable. We will definitely be back!

JM
vipJimMcG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome experience looking forward to the next time!!!

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karenK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best fried chicken and Asian fried rice I have ever had!

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AnnaN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was not good. We had the sampler appetizer platter, two entrees and a kids meal, nothing was good or even worth finishing. They had a big party coming in later and seemed very preoccupied with that, so much so that service was just ok.

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vipSharon
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The spicy garlic fries were hard, the creamy crab rangoon felt like it was warmed up in the microwave quickly. The service was good but I don’t think I would returning back to this restaurant for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome surprise. Great food, nice staff and quick service

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vipCozyItalianFind
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and went here for dinner. We were pleased with the flavor of the vegetarian sushi’s and the Thai main dishes. The service was good and the atmosphere was also pleasant. They have outdoor and indoor seating, so you can choose how you would want to dine here! We would definitely go back and are looking forward to our next visit!

MV
MrsVinNaperville
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Needed a quick dinner before a concert at Northerly Island and Asian Outpost was an easy walk! Nice sushi and yummy lettuce wraps! Great service and atmosphere!

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bjason
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall was good. Nothing Special or Memorable. Just Good.

MH
vipMichaelH
Chicago
189 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was good, nothing was great. Big menu. The sashimi portions are quite small. Service is hit and miss.

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vipTheNutritarian
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great drink specials, very friendly service and the food is delicious.

BO
vipBruceO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Asian Outpost is my South Loop neighborhood favorite for a very good dinner. I've been working my way around the menu and have never been dissapointed.

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GretchenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Waitstaff was very accommodating as our party increased in size, and we arrived much later then originally planned. Their custom drinks were fantastic and the menu had something for everyone. It's a GREAT restaurant.

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EricG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu---great range of Asian choices
Food is tasteful---fresh and portions are good size
Service is prompt and friendly
Decor is special

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FamiliaB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family owned, great food and updated menu with many vegan options. Our sushi was excellent and our meal tasty and served hot. Prompt service. Great place!

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Julien
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a casual dinner - very good value
Rolls were well made and Poke Bowl was fresh and tasty....
Worth the try for sure.

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vipLLLM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super fun potent tropical drinks. Delicious appetizers, and a wide variety of suishi!

JP
vipJPaz
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Only complaint - veggie pot stickers had almost no veggies. $6 for half dozen deep fried noodles a rip-off

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ChristianB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

nice average asian with very friendly service; unfortunately nothing off-menu (more traditional special dishes)

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vipLMCM
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good - we love the egg rolls and tried a new plate with tofu which was excellent. You can pretty much guarantee a excellent meal every single time. It was extremely cold out and it was definitely worth the trip for excellent food. The waiters are friendly, warm and on top of everything.

KM
vipKellyM
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service is always slow. The last two times I’ve been in there, the waiters have been slow to come to the table. And there weren’t a lot of customers in there.

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Vern
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and neither of us were voraciously hungry so we ordered two different appetizer assortments which duplicated some of the same items. Since it was a Friday in Lent we shared the meatless items and took the meat items home. Some of the items were Things wouldn’t have ordered on their own but EVERYTHING was excellent, that night and the next day. There was nothing I would want to exclude in the future, except I’m eager to try more of their offerings, including some very interesting mixed drink offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome! Super happy with all the amazing vegan options. The vegan spring rolls where crunchy on the outside and hot and soft on the inside and to go with it the dipping sauce paired perfectly. For my main course I got the spicy tofu vegan soup and that was phenomenal! The soup was fill with lots of veggies and huge noodles. The flavor was outstanding with enough kick to make my nose run by the time I finished. Overall dining experience 8.7/10

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vipOptimistic
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The people were great and some dishes were subtle while others were ordinary. I’m very excited to return and find the other hidden menu gems. Service and mood open and convivial. Comfort dining!

LM
vipLMCM
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on a very warm welcoming staff, excellent food with a good variety of a menu. It is a venue that is on our list at a minimum once a month. Great food every time!

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vipKPatel
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. Food is amazing. Service is great. Have been here twice and will def go again soon.

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vipSueC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the food and service every time - Natty is great.

AO
AsianOutpostReview
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the panang curry. It was so flavorful and delicious! They also had a 2 drinks for 1 special with the purchase of a dinner. It was a pleasant surprise!

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HannahB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I have ordered from here tons of times and it's always been great but when I took my friend to actually sit down in the restaurant for her birthday, the service wasn't too great. About halfway through our meal we were basically ignored and we had to ask twice to get our checks and they were incorrect. I'm not sure if that's a normal thing but it was embarrassing to have to wait for so long just to pay after I talked up the place so much.

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Jean
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place

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vipCourtneyJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The food and drinks were delicious.

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Asian Outpost offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 662-1100.

Asian Outpost is rated 4.3 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.