Moon Palace Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Chinese
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!
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GM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening, great food. Was great to relax after all day at the Art Museum

LS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to the Moon Palace any time I can
I think the food is great and it’s quiet enough to talk to friends
I’ve been going to the Moon Palace for about 45 years
Both the old and new locations

RW
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I brought someone to this restaurant for his birthday and his food was terrible. He ordered the seafood platter and everything was like rubber. We then ordered the Peking duck and that was even worse. It was totally overlooked and not being a neat eater, the smell was turning my stomach. He couldn’t he begin to eat it. At the end of the day, over $100 down the drain.

L
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is always fresh and very tasty. This is our favorite place in Chinatown.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love Moon Palace. Great, fresh food.

d
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, service fine.

OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great food, but again the staff always seems to be having their own loud conversation in the rear of the dining room. This consistently happens there. Can be annoying and they seem oblivious to the fact that it may be irritating to their diners.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

My favorite place in Chinatown. Food quality is excellent.

o
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous reunion of friends at an old favorite! Moon Palace did not disappoint!

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Very enjoyable. Plan on going back.

d
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Shanghai food and great service. Emphasis on flavor rather than spice.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great! Definitely did not leave hungry.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 1

When we checked in I told them that I had a reservation from Open Table. The hostess did not respond, nor check me off of the reservation book.

ER
Chicago
4 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.

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.

EB
Chicago
6 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.

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

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

MF
Chicago
3 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!

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

Holiday staff party

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.

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

You can find better food choices in China Town.

ME
San Francisco
71 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

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

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

LB
Chicago
3 reviews
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.

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.

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

Great Chinese meal. Service excellent.

DM
Chicago
3 reviews
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!

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

Oil rich quality poor.

FM
Chicago
19 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.

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.

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

great and delicious

M
Chicago
22 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.

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

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

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?

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

We loved everything, especially the salt and pepper squid!

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

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

JB
Chicago
21 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.

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.

F
Nashville
73 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.

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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