BellyQ

4.5
2051 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Asian
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About

bellyQ, from innovative Chicago chef Bill Kim (urbanbelly), is an exciting concept featuring Asian barbecue and seasonal, locally farmed ingredients. The Randolph Street space showcases Chef Kim's culinary talents with flavors that are rooted in tradition yet decidedly modern in taste and execution. Expect a menu that's smoky and bright, spicy and clean, surprising yet comforting. At bellyQ, Chef Kim crafts unforgettable flavor combinations that awaken your taste buds and satisfy your soul in a space that invites you in and inspires you to hang out a while.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Barbecue, Korean
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Hours of operation
DINNER:
Tuesday-Saturday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 430 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Sunday & Monday CLOSED


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Phone number
(312) 563-1010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill Kim
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Private party facilities
From intimate gatherings to karaoke parties, for business or for pleasure, bellyQ can turn an idea into an event you’ll never forget. We host events from 10 – 350 guests and offer a variety of options, including: Chef’s Quarters, Karaoke Den, Ogden Room, and Patio. Buy outs are also available.
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Private party contact
Loren Hall, Sales Manager: (312) 563-1010
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Catering
ORDER IN ADVANCE BY PHONE, AND ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL-EVENT CATERING: 312-563-1010
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ogden
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Parking details
Free Valet parking up to 3 hours. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Ashland on Greenline (Metro); Ashland / Ogden on #56 (Bus)
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Entertainment
KARAOKE DEN
Leave your inhibitions at the door and loosen up your vocal cords! The Karaoke Den lives up to its name, featuring a karaoke player and monitor, plush custom-made lounge chairs, side tables, and a large tufted ottoman.

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

WE have been to BElly Q since they opened and always enjoyed it. They recently changed the menu and the selections were limited and the food not up to their usual standard. The noodle dishes were supposed to have meat in them and the dishes were very small with almost no meat. The food in general was greasy and unappealing. It seems as though they have changed their focus from food to drink. On a Saturday night at 8:00 pm, the restaurant was half empty. Not a good sign.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Order the Thai Basil Beef; you won't be disappointed. Staff was extremely accommodating of our hearing - impaired father-in-law. Enjoyable dining experience!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My husband and I were in town for a concert at the United Center & went to BellyQ as it was a referral from friends....it proved to be a very very good referral in deed!

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DP
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

I’ll be back soon! EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. I tried the dessert this time, blew my mind away :)

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The grill experience was exceptional. Good amount of food and quality sauces & dips to go with the meat. Can't say enough good things about our experience. Highly recommend!

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LH
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Portions were a little small, but flavors were huge.

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JA
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Japenese whiskey seemed overpriced. Would have enjoyed a glass of hibiki harmony which they added the word pure to it but that was 20 a shot for a $60 bottle.

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M
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

the food is always amazing and fast. Friendly staff and great service.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

So delicious.
Best Asian fusion I ever had. Savory and yummy food. Interesting menu. Server was really nice too.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was first time at restaurant and lucked into being sat at grilling table which opened other menu options. Everyone decided to go with grilling menu which was fun if you don't mind cooking your own food. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable - I don't think there was ever an unwanted empty glass at the table. The only let down for me was the limited dessert menu.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was fabulous. Found the interiors and lay out to be very cold and not inviting.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fun, enjoyable restaurant

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Salmon was delicious. The shortribs were too much work. Not tender and cut with the bone in the center of each piece.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

great happy hour!!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food! Great people! Great location! Great restaurant! I highly recommend it...you will not be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

So pleasantly surprised. Right off the bat the ambiance and decor was amazing. The service was very team oriented. The food was great, portions were on the smaller side, but price was fair I think. Will def. Return with friends.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday weekend. Wanted to try place new and different. BellyQ was recommended. It was a good vibe and good service.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Awesome grill experience!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Good food, good drinks, good friends, good food.

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GT
2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food is pricey and mediocre. Service was good.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Given the other reviews, I had expected something more interesting and of better quality. It was just okay.

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MH
1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant, nor would I ever return. The. Bar área was the nicest areas at the small seated area. The bartender was friendly and knew his merchandise. We then moved to restaurant for dinner. The booths were cold, hard and uncomfortable. The portion sizes were minuscule, food was nothing special. The waiter had no information and couldn’t answer any of my questions. The dessert menu was ridiculous, every item was served with a soft serve “Dairy Queen like ice cream.” The whole experience was a huge disappointment!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Fantastic dinner date with husband before U2 concert at United Center. Valet offered to keep car until after concert which was a cost savings and provided a refreshing about five block walk to venue (big crowd walking back in same direction after concert). Host anticipated people going to concert and directed people quickly with utmost care and friendliness. Sat in bar for happy hour and stayed in comfy chairs for dinner. Don’t miss the sticky chicken wings and dumplings! Bartenders evening choice of beverage was a blood orange negroni...instant relaxation and refreshment. Tea Smoked Duck Bolo Noodle dish was on the small side but the sauce was exciting. Definitely revisit worthy.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

a favorite of ours, great service while eating at the bar, and tonight extra special as Chef Bill Kim came out and talked to us, and even made us a special desert!

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MM
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Bill Kim is a great chef and great host

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was pretty good but not as great as we expected. We ordered several different dishes. Some were great and others were just ok. Portions were a little too small. Service was great. Will try again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome experience! Fried rice was the best. The rest was meh. But our server was top notch and so was the sake!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I was looking forward to another night at BellyQ since I haven't been in about 2 years. The food was just as great as I remember, however the pacing was off. We ordered a rice dish that came ~20 minutes after every other dish and we were full by that time.

It was a bit more noisy then I remember, and at times we didn't see our waitress (she must have been tied up with the big derby party)

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DO
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great dinner with an old friend. Definitely go back

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DD
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

There isn't anything that we don't LOVE about BellyQ and Urban Belly. The chef is outstanding creating a fusion of culture. The ambiance is perfect for any occasion and the staff is exceptional. We particularly loved meeting the Catering Director, Loren Hall. She has an incredible spirit and is so welcoming. She gave us many ideas of what to order and every one of her suggestions were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Birthday and celebrating friends visiting from out of town

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great meal! Loved all the meat and seafood we got to grill! Everything was awesome :)

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1.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food was ok. Restaurant had an ant problem. Won't be going back

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Staff treated us very well, excellent double grill table!

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WA
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

One of my favorites places to dine, they switched up the menu alittle. I thrown off at, but i tried eveything new and of course another HOMERUN.......its always a pleasure to dine at BellyQ

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ML
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Server was energetic and personable. The food was flavorful. Ambiance good.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Underwhelming experience at BellyQ. None of the dishes were impressive or flavorful. I went for all of the populr items like the short ribs, and wasn’t really excited about any of them.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

No way enough food for the price when cooking at the table. Terrible value.

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MJ
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were visiting from out of town, but I would be a regular if I could! I loved everything!

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JT
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was great. Drinks were great. Service was excellent. Only reason it was not 5 stars was we thought it was rather pricey for the amount of food you get.

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