Moon Palace Restaurant

4.5
212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese

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About

Welcome to Moon Palace! We have been serving delicious Chinese food for 16 years! At Moon Palace we specialize in Shanghai and Mandarin cuisine and are famous for many of our delicious dishes and great service!

For our prospective customers, Moon Palace offers a unique experience of Chicago's Chinatown. A jewel resting at the entrance of Chicago's Chinatown, Moon Palace offers quality food, a comfortable and relaxed ambiance, and a full bar menu.
Whether you are coming to enjoy a nice lunch date or preparing for a night out with the family, Moon Palace is the perfect place to be.
Looking forward to serving you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(312) 225-4081
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jones Wang
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Catering
Please call us at 312-225-4081 or email contact@moonpalacerestaurant.com for catering details and planning.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wentworth and Cermak
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Parking details
Street parking is plentiful on Cermak. Alternatively, we also validate parking on public parking lots directly south of Moon Palace.
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Public transit
Cermak-Chinatown (Red Line)
Cermak-McCormick Place (Green Line)
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Special events & promotions
Please call us at 312-225-4081 or email contact@moonpalacerestaurant.com for special events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 212 People Are Saying
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent and service was friendly but slow. Best potstickers in town and the Kung Pao was delicious. My guests each had a seafood dish that was a bit bland, but very generous on the seafood portions.

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o
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for New Years eve. Very crowded when we arrived, but wait staff handled everything well. As in previous visits we ordered the Peking duck which the menu claims takes 45 minutes. Ours arrived sooner and our server dexterously wrapped the pancakes. Other stand-outs were the eggplant with garlic sauce, Mongolian beef and shrimp with a dark, deeply flavored lobster sauce. Nothing too exotic, just reliably good traditional Mandarin cooking served in unpretentious setting with pleasant and efficient wait staff.

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EB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is small and cozy. The menu is large and everything we ordered was fresh and delicious.

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OT
Chicago
245 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best in china town this is the best place for great food

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MF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef and staff are wonderful. Food is always tasty and fresh and a great quality. Love them!

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Holiday staff party

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JZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Food and service. We all had the best time. There were 10 of us.

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Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

You can find better food choices in China Town.

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ME
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Ok but not great. A little too greasy. Soup mediocre. Noodles good. For the price it us excelent

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, had to box it all up to-go portions were substantial

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LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

A Chinese restaurant must not have high expectations from its customers, when it has forks on the table, and you have to request chopsticks. When we asked about items on the Chinese side of the menu, the server took my menu and flipped it to the “Americanized” side.

The egg drop soup was a gloopy mess of corn starch. Entrees lacked in flavor. Server forgot our tea, until another table requested some.

I made the booking based on online reviews. I’m sure Chinatown has better offerings.

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

The soup was delicious, but the service felt rushed and impersonal. The actual pricing was higher than the pricing listed in OpenTable. That lack of transparency was disappointing.

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F
Orlando
44 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Chinese meal. Service excellent.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both my husband and I agree that the food was outstanding! The service was prompt and friendly.
Prices are very reasonable. Love this restaurant!

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Oil rich quality poor.

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FM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always worth the drive to China Town, consistent, quality & tasty is what keeps us coming back.

The owners and staff are very friendly and accommodating.

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MB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Busy but friendly retautrant with the usual Chinese food favorites and the usual extensive menu. All food we had was well prepared, abundant and very reasonably priced. Food was flavorful and served attractively. Would definitely go back. One of my better Chinatown experiences. Great for kids.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

great and delicious

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I decided to try Moon Palace when we were passing through based on the strong reviews and availability for a reservation last minute. We had orange chicken and veggies and tofu and were really unimpressed. These simple dishes should be an easy one to be decent and they lacked flavor, the chicken was dried out and to top it all off the service was unfriendly. The veggie egg rolls were decent, maybe we just ordered the wrong thing. Definitely won’t be back, there has to be better options in the area.

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d
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious!!! Our first time here and we’ll be back!!!

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Sad to say but it’s been about 3 years since I’ve been here. Just not convenient. The first time the food was outstanding along with the portions but this past time the food was fair and the portions are much smaller. New management, new owner?

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KB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved everything, especially the salt and pepper squid!

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MD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Great service. Nice quiet place for dinner & conversation.

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JB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Seated us right away at a great round table for eight so everyone could engage - we shared our appetizers and meals and there was an abundance of great food.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came to eat the soup dumplings but unfortunately they were not prepared the way to keep the soup, still delicious but not perfect. Overall service was super fast, food was hot and price is good.

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F
Nashville
64 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Meal was ok - not exceptional. Shrimp toast was greasy. General Tso’s chicken was good but had better. A little disappointed in service. Waitress was very friendly, but obviously over worked and service was a little slow.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Chinese cuisine! We were on our way to a show and got quick service with excellent food in the perfect amount of time!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great little place with a better atmosphere then most of the places we walked past in china town.

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S
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food tasted burnt. Waitress seemed put out that we asked for sauce for our pot stickers...We had heard good things, but were disappointed.

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KS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with a group of friends and had 10 people in our party. It was great to go with so many people - everyone ordered their own dish and we all shared. This was a great way to get a taste of everything and this is the best Chinese food experience we’ve had in a long time. The service was friendly and quick with more drinks when asked! I would highly recommend Moon Palace!

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OT
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service is slow and has been the last few times I've been in. Food is really good and the sizzling rice is a must try.

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always!

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AV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices. I went there for the soup dumplings, which were great (although I would have preferred a little more soup and less filling). I will definitely come back.

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PT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for special family events. Prompt and attentive service plus excellent food.

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H
Milwaukee
87 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

After trying a few "new" style Chinese restaurants in Chicago this was a real relief. Dim sum just like we liked it - good soup dumplings and a very generous serving of shrimp and scallops. Great prices in a typical Chinatown decor. Best Chinese we found in Chicago this trip.

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AG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always great and atmosphere is relaxed. Service is good and staff is welcoming but not overbearing.

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T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Moon Place was an authentic Chinese Restaurant. It was reasonable and accommodated a large group.

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NA
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was not friendly. Waitress was terrible. My veggie roll was horrible. Will not go here again.

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