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About BellyQ

bellyQ, from innovative Chicago chef Bill Kim (Belly Shack and 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.

1400 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Barbecue, Korean

Hours of Operation:
DINNER:
Sunday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bar open till 11 p.m.

Friday - Saturday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Bar open till 12 a.m.

Sunday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Bar open till 10 p.m.


Cross Street:
Ogden

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 563-1010

Website:
http://www.bellyqchicago.com/

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.

Catering:
ORDER IN ADVANCE BY PHONE, AND ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL-EVENT CATERING: 312-563-1010

Parking Details:
Free Valet parking up to 3 hours. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Ashland on Greenline (Metro); Ashland / Ogden on #56 (Bus)

Executive Chef:
Bill Kim

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From intimate gatherings to karaoke parties, for business or for pleasure, bellyQ can turn an idea into an event you won't soon forget. We’ll help you customize your perfect menu while you indulge in a comfortable space as unique as the flavors that are served to you by Chef Kim and team. Let us be the inspiration—you enjoy the ride.

CONTACT OUR SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER AT: 312-563-1010 or events@bellyQchicago.com and let us design your perfect bellyQ event.

Private Dining

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.

BellyQ Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for a Date (21)
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Fun (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Spicy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

Excellent choice for a casual dinner, especially for a group interested in sharing, family style. Service was very good and food came out incredibly quickly. Delicious flavors.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place for a small to medium sized group. We did a tasting menu for 5 and were able to pick different appetizers, entrees, and other items for the table. Served plenty of food for the entire group and had quite the variety on this menu. Very good Japanese whiskey on the menu as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Just love this place! Great food, great service, and love the complimentary valet parking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I’ve been here twice, and the second time was a bit underwhelming. The menu wasn’t as robust as before. Would have like to see more asian-fusion dishes, especially those with kimchi. Great service.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Meet friends for dinner and had a great time starting with the awesome drinks at the bar. Very unique cocktails. Hostess never rushed us to get to our table but when we did the wait staff was unbelievable. Explained every dish we asked about as if they created it themselves. Very attentive. Foods is beyond delicious. Desserts are a must try.... words cannot describe how deliciously decadent the donuts are. Can’t wait to go back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Have been to BellyQ multiple times, great food and great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was subpar

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing flavors. Duck spring rolls and Korean fried chicken starters were excellent. Rib tips were awesome and flavorful. Don’t pass up the fried rice as a side dish. Pork with curry , Korean short ribs, and The Sauce Boss were all fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was good I like the grill experience. It was our second time and I would go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great craft cocktails.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The "manhatten" from the specialty drink menu was great. We ordered the scallion pancake appetizer. I thought the three spreads were on the small side. The Korean short ribs were really tasty and melted in my mouth. The duck had good flavor, but if you like crispy duck skin, this is not the dish for you. Eric, our server, was spot on. He was never too far away to ask if we needed anything, but not too close to suffocate us. Overall, dinner and service was great! I will be back!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Birthdays celebration!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our sever was Lady and and she was awesome. You should ask for her especially if you're I interested in the whisky selections.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and had a hard time deciding on what to get as it all looked good. Service was good but a little slow. Over all a great experience

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Some of the most interesting and delicious food I've ever eaten, the combination of strong Asian flavors and BBQ makes BellyQ one of my new favorites. The staff was extremely welcoming and the service was timely and neat.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Outstanding! Food, service, bar...bar tender! My first time dining there...

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was great but service was extremely slow. We waited 35 minutes for two bowls of food. We were in a hurry and had someone waiting on us elsewhere so we asked how long it would be, got a quick answer of "a moment" and he walked away immediately. Didn't get it until 15 min after that exchange.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The grill table was terrible and a total rip off. I am so disappointed Ate here in the past and loved it. So much so that we took out of town guests here. Such a huge mistake. Service was terrible. The food was just so so. I was embarrassed to have chosen it. Our bill was $400 for 4 people and it was one of the worst meals in recent memory.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I found the food to be delicious and flavorful. The portions were nicely sized and perfect for sharing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was excellent. Very slow service was a disappointment. From our cocktail order to dinner entrees, we felt neglected. We nearly lost our appetites waiting for the main course. It was not even busy that night (most of the restaurant was empty), so that's not an excuse.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous food and service!!! Highly recommend!!!
We went there with our 7 yo. He loved the food too(togarashi fries, rib tips and wings). The lamb buns were exceptional and so were the Korean ribs. All in all, an exceptional restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great for bug groups and celebration

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I really enjoyed BellyQ and am excited about going there again. The food overall was very good. The scallion pancake and Japanese noodle mac and cheese were the standouts. The whiskey cocktails were absolutely fantastic and are what will bring me back.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

fun inventive food, lively ambience, good for sharing

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was pretty good but service was really slow and not attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing food. Innovative dishes and great service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Everything we ordered from the apps to entrees was fantastic. Great service. Can't recommend this place enough

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Ate here with a group of friends before a Blackhawks game. Appetizers in the bar (dumplings, sticky wings) were great, and they had an impressive selection of craft brews and cocktail specials. Main courses (Korean ribs, shrimp hummus, smoked duck breast) were very good and great to pass around. Servers were knowledgeable and very engaging.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food, great service and we had a fantastic experience.
Chef Bill is in a class of his own.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We ate outside - really enjoyed the food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Love this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything was spot on. Service was great, food was great. Only negative would be that it is a little loud. Avocado hummos appetizer and Pot De Creme dessert are worth the trip on their own.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

A real gem in Chicago. A few dishes we had that I can highly recommend:
1. Crab starters ... small portion though so don't take it to share. :-)
2. Lemongrass Salmon ... perfectly seasoned (has taste, but not too spicy) and perfectly cooked with a crispy outer crust. A little bit on the small side, so add in a side if you are extra hungry.
3. Korean Baby Back ribs ... melt in your mouth good, and very filling.
4. Sticky Rice ... BellyQ classic ... you have to try it
5. Broccolli / Mushroom side ... an unexpected combination of flavors that actually go very well together.
6. Chocolate Pot de Creme for desert ... bottom is a thick delicious chocolate pudding with a scoop of Soft Serve Vanilla ice cream and fried won ton noodles on top. Save room for this, it's fantastic.

Service once we were seated was excellent. Waiter was super attentive. The food did take a little bit to arrive. I didn't say anything but 3 minutes later he brought out #5 above "sorry the food took longer than I wanted ... this is on the house."

The only "strange" thing was when we arrived. We arrived 15 mins before our reservations. Despite there being several seats available, somehow they kind of avoided seating us until exactly the time of our reservation (to the minute) and I've read in other reviews the same critique.

But overall a GREAT dining experience and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Been here before. Good isn't great, chef Kim really knows what he's doing. Love the Korean play on the Chinese dishes. Ordered the duck, Korean beef ribs, and friend rice. All were excellent. Same with the duck egg rolls and fried chicken apps. Sides were the broccoli and potato salad which were awesome. Would go back in a heartbeat. Also was extremely easy to get a reservation on a Sunday when everywhere else was booked.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was great. Food was amazing. Loved the curry. Everything was absolutely delicious.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We made a reservation at 6:00 PM at the restaurant and called to move it to 6:30, but they were inflexible and offered only a 7:45 table. Since our reservation was guaranteed with a credit card we decided to change out plans and rush to the 6:00 PM reservation only to find that the restaurant was nearly empty until the time we left at 7:40. They had more than half of the tables free. Why couldn't they move our reservation? This just seems to me as a lack of politeness and service attitude.

Our server was very polite and efficient and food was way too spicy and felt uninspired. (we've come to this restaurant before and we've had amazing food.)

I guess this was just a very off day for Belly Q, but from this last experience we don't feel very inspired to return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was really disappointing. Duck was gamey. Appetizers were all very blah. Even the cocktails were just so-so.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Overall, Belly Q was a fantastic place for authentic Asian BBQ. The dishes are all super unique and they have a wide variety of options, especially if you are vegan or gluten free. The appetizers are a nice sampling size to split with one other person, and the rest of the menu is designed to share "family-style," which was perfect for two!

The atmosphere is very casual but feels upscale and the staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgable of every dish on the menu. The staff was also very honest about their dishes and made sure to inform us about particular items that some people either love, or don't...which was much appreciated! I would highly recommend trying Belly Q as the food is fantastic, the staff is wonderful, and you actually get great value for the money you spend. Reasonably priced and a great date spot, if you're looking for one!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Loved every bite of the foods. Egg rolls were crunchy, delicious and filled w flavor. The lamb and smoked duck breasts were elegant and pick the plate clean. I would order both again. The complimentary glass of proceco was a fun celebration for our anniversary

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Terrific food and hits on all cylinders. Wonderful, fresh approach to Asian food. Multiple trips for me and everyone I've been there with has loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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