BellyQ

4.7
2056 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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JL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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W
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions were a little small, but flavors were huge.

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JA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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s
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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f
Denver
167 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

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

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun, enjoyable restaurant

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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k
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great happy hour!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Y
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome grill experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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GT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food is pricey and mediocre. Service was good.

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B
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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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JM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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c
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bill Kim is a great chef and great host

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s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
London
43 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner with an old friend. Definitely go back

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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and celebrating friends visiting from out of town

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Y
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff treated us very well, excellent double grill table!

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WA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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