BellyQ

4.3
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Asian

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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.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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JL01
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BellyQ has turned into one of my favorite restaurants to take first time Chicago visitors who want a great and interesting meal at totally reasonable prices. Never disappoints!

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KoletteA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent, the food was delicious our experience was wonderful!

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vip1koolspud
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad to see BellyQ go! Happened to pop in for dinner and drinks before a show and found out they were closing the next week. Fantastic time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing ambiance. Small portion sizes but unique flavor. Great for a date night

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Wendy
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service. Family style option was great for our party of 8.

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vipPeewee
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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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vipSarah
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DominiqueP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LianaH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Portions were a little small, but flavors were huge.

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JoshA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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M6race
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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shling
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipfoodie
Denver
178 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun, enjoyable restaurant

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LisaH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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vipkarma
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great happy hour!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rachel
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipYewande
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome grill experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

GT
vipGraceT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food is pricey and mediocre. Service was good.

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Becky
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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MajkenH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun spot to interact with your sweetie, food is solid and the ambiance is nice. Service was there.

JM
JoannM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipcvjb
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMatthewM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill Kim is a great chef and great host

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sweenseats
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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vipSteve
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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vipDinerOz
London
49 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with an old friend. Definitely go back

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DawnD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and celebrating friends visiting from out of town

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vipYewande
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHannaB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff treated us very well, excellent double grill table!

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BellyQ is rated 4.3 stars by 2057 OpenTable diners.