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Moon Palace Restaurant

4.3
184 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Comfort Food
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
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
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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 184 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food as always!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food!

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Extensive menu. Great choices. Excellent service.

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

A favorite! Consistently good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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