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About Moon Palace Restaurant

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!

216 W. Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60616
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Wentworth and Cermak

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 225-4081

Website:
http://www.moonpalacerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please call us at 312-225-4081 or email contact@moonpalacerestaurant.com for catering details and planning.

Parking Details:
Street parking is plentiful on Cermak. Alternatively, we also validate parking on public parking lots directly south of Moon Palace.

Public Transit:
Cermak-Chinatown (Red Line)
Cermak-McCormick Place (Green Line)

Executive Chef:
Jones Wang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call us at 312-225-4081 or email contact@moonpalacerestaurant.com for special events.

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Mon - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Moon Palace Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

3.8

ambience

3.4

value

3.9

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
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Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was OK. My cocktail was weak, and had little flavor. Service was the worst we ever had in Chicago or its suburbs.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The owners and wait staff at Moon Palace went above and beyond to make sure my family and I had a really enjoyable dinner!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome food every time! Love this place! Food is amazing!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Moon Palace was great for a group. We ordered everything family-style and they were willing to accommodate. We got 3 bottles of wine, a few starters, and 4-5 entrees between 7 people and ended up paying less than $35 a person. It was a great value and the food was good. I would definitely recommend the Moo Shu Pork and Sesame Beef.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Extensive menu. Great choices. Excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The service was great and very friendly, but the soup dumplings were average at best, and I also found a hair in my food.. that didn't belong to me.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was cold and we ordered soup which did not come until we reminded the waitress. So they then returned the entrees to the kitchen and served the soup. The entrees came later and were ice cold!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Been going to Moon Palace for years and it always worth the trip. The food is excellent & the service is top notch. Greta location and always a good place for larger groups

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Took the water taxi to this restaurant. Lots of fun. Staff was exceptionally friendly and the food was great. Good value.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Though we visit Chicago fairly frequently for family events, I had never been to Chinatown; my husband He told me to pick the restaurant, and after a quick scan of reviews I selected Moon Palace. It was off of the "main strip" and was not at all busy when we arrived. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful and the food was outstanding. The ambience was also more upscale and romantic than many of the other establishments appeared to be. Moon Palace is next to a firehouse and some firemen outside asked how our meal was: we told them it was "terrific" and they answered that it always is, they haven't met a disappointed person yet. You bet I'd go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We definitely are going back! This place was great!! We went there on a recommendation. The service and food were superior and the restaurant was clean and attractive! Love it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

A favorite place, we had salt and pepper shrimp, a lamb dish, orange beef, and more and it was really delicious. Always reasonable too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Authentic food, lovely place on the edge of Chinatown close to convention center. Everything was so good and fresh. Hubby is a strict vegetarian and they had plenty of options for him. We loved it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great value, great food, great service. No complaints, would definitely return, and much better than some of its peers I have dined at.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

A very good Shanghai Chinese restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. A large and diverse menu. Food is well prepared, fresh ingredients, and there is something for everyone on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We met out of town family for dinner. A few people had dietary restrictions. The restaurant was able to accommodate everyone and the food was delicious. Soup dumplings were good but contained very little soup. Spicy eggplant was delicious. Service was good even though the restaurant was packed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Well, I know this is petty, but I noticed that they were giving a single rose to all of the mothers/ladies, but I did not get one from them when it was time to go. (I'm 57 yrs old) It may have been because they were so busy, but my feelings were a little hurt, I thought it to be a nice gesture on Mother's day.

Another thing, they did not tell us that we could have validated our parking, they asked us at the parking garage and the restaurant never mentioned it.

I still enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We have a group that goes here every few months. Service and food always good. Been going here a long time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

It's always a pleasant experience at this restaurant. All the employees are very friendly and helpful and the food is always exceptional. I can't find food like this anywhere else.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

A favorite! Consistently good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Love the Orange Beef. Get it every time we are in Chicago.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Good variety of Chinese dishes, quick service, small, open, may be crowded and noisy. Limited parking in front, but municipal parking lot half a block away. A little surly service, but knowledgeable and efficient.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I felt rather disrespected by the waitress as she threw the lap napkin on the table. There were none on our table. Maybe I'm being over sensitive but they were definitely thrown on on the table. The food was amazing!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Was some of the best Chinese I have ever had. However, the service was slow. I thought it was odd that everyone's food was brought out at different times.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We are regulars at Moon Palace. My husband and I love the food and atmosphere. The service is great and again we love the food!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Outstanding Value
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Moon Palace is one our favorite Chinese restaurants in Chicago. I've been there many times over the last couple of decades from their original space to the newer upgraded space. We keep going back because we know we'll have a good meal at a fair price. Service can be spotty depending on when you go but the staff is usually very friendly and helpful. This time a couple of our friwanted to share a soup and ordered a large size. Our server immediately told them that a small would be more than enough...not something one would typically experience at a Chinese restaurant.

I certainly recommend Moon Palace as a good place for your next Chinese meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2017

If you're going for dim sum you might want to look elsewhere. They don't do a dim sum cart service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Excellent food. Our waitress was very helpful patiently explaining the menu as well as the regions of China where the specific food came from. We loved the dumplings.
This was our first time Moon Palace. We will be back with our family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Service was horrible, spent $100 for 2 adults and 3 children and we all left hungry. Food wasn't good and portions were small. Gave plenty of white rice!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Favorite go to restaurant in Chicago Chinatown for soup dumplings ! The food is fresh with creative sauces and restaurant staff are always happy to share details on dishes and preparations

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

If you're looking for authentic Shanghai food, this is not the place. Also, the Xiao long bao were curiously missing any trace of soup.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Delicious and excellent service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2016

We were a large party of cousins getting together during Christmas. We've been to Moon Palace before and the food is consistently great, staff is attentive, and wanting to please. Highest recommendation! Also validation of parking available, and on the red line.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Moon Palace is my go too restaurant for Chinatown. the service is always stellar and the food is excellent. It is also located right next to the fire station in Chinatown! Parking is also very simple.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We've been going to Moon Palace for more than 30+ years. Always excellent. Better "ambiance" than in the past. Service is great. Delicious eggplant, veggie dishes in addition to the usual dishes. Great for groups, families with children.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I found this restaurant to be quite average. Not worth the effort to get there. Still looking for best Chinese food in Chicago.

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