Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10am-4pm, Dinner 4pm-10pm
Happy Hour : Monday through Friday 3pm - 6pm
With two unique spaces for private events, Imperial Lamian personalizes your event down to every last detail. Semi-private, private and buyout options are available; a variety of family-style menus are available for your event. Additional features include A/V with a 96" projector.View Private Dining Details
I was on a first date. We just ordered entrees. Mine however came out way before my dates... as a first date I had to wait, and it was shrimp & tofu, not so good when cold. So this was very annoying. I will reconsider choosing this spot for a date place.
Great quality ingredients are combined in delicious ways. Housemade noodles are superb. Crispy prawns wok dish could be addictive. Some complain it's expensive. Bottom line is you get what you pay for. This is not Panda Express, thank goodness.
The space is undeniably cool. We love the elements used, and the design is beautiful. Being able to see the kitchen in action adds another level to the vibe. But what really blew us away was Aaron who was running the bar. We were waiting for our table outside and decided to take a chair at the bar. Aaron exuded service and went out of his way to engage with us even though he was handling the bar for the entire restaurant. He was so amazingly efficient and incredible - just had to give him a shout out. Thank you Aaron for going above and beyond. The experience at Lamian was incredible and you were a huge part of that. On top of that the tofu appetizer: crazy delicious. The prawn entrée and chicken & noodle dish - insane. The whole experience was fabulous.
Food was greasy and not good. The only item worth eating were the dumplings.
This is such a fun restaurant. A great menu! Delicious food, great service in such a nice setting. I love bringing people to show them how noodles are made. Always fun to see the look in their eyes as your master noodle puller pulls the noodles.
Simply terrible. No more words needed.
Food was good, service wasn’t. We ordered several appetizers and several entrees. Everything came out quickly, but all at once. The table was covered with plates of food. It made us feel rushed and cluttered. certain dishes began to get cold...and was just overall not pleasant. All we had were appetizer sized plates to eat off of, which when you are eating rice and noodles, doesn’t make sense to me. No one wiped the table until we were done. Just expect more from an expensive restaurant. Waitress spilled a beer, which is fine, but then we were still charged for it. Just would be nice to say that it was on the house...not a big deal, though. You made us feel rushed. We were looking forward to a relaxing time together, once all the food came at once, we kind of just wanted to eat and get out of there.
The food and service was awesome as always! I love being able to show my guests the noodles being hand made. Thank you again for another great experience!
We usually like the food, but our experience on a Saturday night was disappointing. We were seated at a very dirty table and the menus were placed on top of the sticky, wet spots. The busboy rushed over and cleaned it with a rag. Service was otherwise fine and the food was tasty.
Imperial Lamian is always the place I go when looking for good Asian Food. Really authentic. Great drinks and the Lunar Blossom desert is the best!
When we sat by the bar, there was a thick layer of dust above draft beer tank. If I am paying high end price for drinks, I do not want to see dust. The dumplings were very good. Other food was ok. The tables and floor was not very clean. I don’t know if I want to drive 45 min to downtown to eat here.
Would not go back again. The food was mediocre and limited menu. Too expensive for the quality of food presented. The servers were too casual and unattending
My friends and I had a great time. All of the staff were very friendly and the soup dumplings were delicious
My wife and I had our date-night there last Saturday night and we had a great time. Our waitress was fantastic, and the food was great. We liked the cocktails as well.
La Mian noodles and xiao long bao combo were very good!
Other than the soup dumpling, must try the squid ink noodles and for extra fun, finish the meal with the Lunar Blossom as the dessert.
Owner was rude and lied about a few topics including table reservation. Food was good but table was dirty. Could barely speak with guests for the audio / noise dynamics. Overall a bad experience mostly due to service and lack of cleanliness
shoutout to our waiter Jacob and the beautiful special occasion-worthy Lunar Balloon. My brother and parents were visiting from out of town from my graduation, and this was probably our favorite meal!
The food, overall was excellent, yet a little pricey for Asian. Expect to pay $50 per person. The soup dumpling were outstanding, as well as the handmade Lamian (noodles). The only thing that was not up to par, in my opinion, was the dessert, though I usually do not enjoy dessert at Asian restaurants. We had the bao with "custard" which tasted more like raw egg yolks, and also very doughy. The decor was beautiful and service very attentive.
This place was great! I would probably give it a 4.5 if that was an option. I ate a lot of new foods and liked them all. Our waitress was friendly and it was great for a big group.
Hi. Let me start off by saying I received a text and a call wanting me to confirm my reservation even though I had already confirmed through text. When I answered the call I was told I should hurry because they are closing the doors earlier. When we got seated they told us we had ten minutes to order. All of this was very bizarre and we were given an attitude about being there at our reservation time. If it is such as issue, it should not be an option on open table for such a later reservation. We didn’t even know what time they close but assumed it was later since we were allowed to make a 9:30PM reservation. In the reservation I mentioned it was my birthday and my bf called separately to make sure there was happy bday written on the dessert and a candle for me. I don’t particularly care but my bf was very upset because he wanted to plan out the perfect night for me as we went to your establishment to celebrate my day. We felt very rushed the whole time. The dumplings were great, the actual meal was average. All in all my “special occasion” was not as special to you. Will not be coming back and will not be recommending.
So delicious and large portion sizes! This is one of my favorite places to eat in Chicago!
I wish we went back a second time while we were in Chicago. The cuisine is Chinese Indonesian, with a variety of choices for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. I ordered the salmon which takes 20 minutes but it is well worth it. The non-alcoholic drinks were very nice. I would definitely go back, and wish there was a place like this in the Boston area!
I took my wife and 2 year old daughter here for a belated Mother's Day lunch since we were unable to celebrate on the actual holiday. Because it was the mid-afternoon, the restaurant was sparsely populated with patrons, but that unfortunately did not mean we received more attention or quick service. It took about 10 minutes for our waitress to ask if we'd like anything to drink other than water, and when we asked what non-pork dishes she recommended, she simply pointed out every vegetarian option on the menu (ignoring other meat dishes) without recommending anything or describing what she liked about certain dishes.
The food was good, but certainly nothing mind blowing. The shrimp lo mein had only 5 pieces of shrimp in the entire dish, and was comparable in quality to Chinese take-out. The crab soup dumplings were tasty but pretty skimpy on the crab for the price, and both the shrimp har gao dumplings and vegetable fired rice were very bland. Making matters worse were the very small plates provided. While they would be appropriate for dim sum and other small bites, they were wholly inadequate for the fried rice and lo mein. Finally, our waitress found it necessary to check the cleanliness of both the spoons provided for the soup dumplings and our tea cups at the table - returning a spoon and a teacup for having "some sauce" on them. I don't know if sauce splatter on dishware is normal or not, but it did not add anything positive to the experience. I don't think we'll be going back or recommending it to anyone.
The food was outstanding! Will be back again soon.
The food was excellent, service excellent !
Definitely will be back
One of the best places for dumplings in the US!
The atmosphere, decorations are cute. Service is great. Just the food it’s ok to me, maybe my expectation was too high.
Good service and decor but food was very bland- had multiple dishes with no flavor at all
I cannot even begin to get into how amazing this meal was. Okay, I will tho.
We were seated promptly and given menus/water and everything. Our server AARON? Was just a delight. He was super knowledgeable on all things on the menu and did not fail to highlight his favorites. He seemed very honest and was open about portion size and helped narrow down tough options.
WOW everything was really great but I have to talk about this duck fried rice....WHO KNEW. It was perfect all around. The rice and duck was the perfect amount of crispy and came w a great assortment of veggies in there.
Highly enjoyable meal. I will be back
I had the mule for a cocktail and it was also perfection.
Aaron stayed in touch throughout the meal and promptly brought the check when asked. He was everything you could ask for in a superb server. Thank you IL
Amazing Xio Long Bao's and hand pulled noods are great too.
We never go to Chicago without stopping at this restaurant. Hand pulled noodles are absolutely delicious as well as fun to watch being made. Everything on their menu is wonderful. The soup buns are fantastic.
Definitely make reservations here when you’re in Chicago.
Good for non-Asian customers. The food is Americanized and way too salty. Great atmosphere though!
This place has great service. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable of the menu. The food was delicious and I love the fresh noodles that are made in front of you. Definitely a creative spin on familiar Chinese dishes. The inside ambience is beautiful. I love the modern decor.
food was unique and very good. They have some crazy desert I would recommend. They have four kitchens so there was an issue getting the food out together. My party was done eating before my food arrived. But even given that I would definitely go back.
Very disappointed. Nice atmosphere, but we were not happy with the service and food.
Food tasted great.
This restaurant is excellent. The food is extremely authentic - real Chinese food prepared by Chinese chefs for knowledgeable customers (look around at the composition of the customers when you visit). This is NOT the American version of Chinese food - if you want that, go elsewhere. This is the real thing. Ingredients used and cooking style are exactly as they should be. The interior is pleasant without being remarkable. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about what they are serving. Considering many of the staff are not ethnic Chinese this suggests in-depth training which just underlines that the owners are very serious about their mission. Having lived 25 years in Asia I seldom go to Asian restaurants in America as few serve unmodified dishes - this is an exception.
Very delighted to have this place in the neighborhood.
We had dimsum here for Mother's Day and it was perfect! The ambiance of the place is really gorgeous, and my mom appreciated that it wasn't too loud. We ordered a bunch of things, all of which were delicious. The Piggy Bao, Szechuan Wonton, and Egg Custard Bun were all DELICIOUS and I'd highly recommend them. We also had 2 kinds of soup dumplings, and I'd highly recommend those if you are coming here! This is a great place for any occasion, and I'd highly recommend it.