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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (27)
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Good for a Date (21)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Special Occasion (16)
Casual (16)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Authentic (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Romantic (8)
Spicy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (5)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We ate here before a concert at the United Center. When we arrived we sat at the bar for a few cocktails before our reservation. The bartender was awesome! He explained the drink and food menu and was super helpful. He also gave us complimentary shots that were out of this world yummy! When we got to our table, the waitress was so nice and helpful, explained the best options and we're glad we took her advice because the food was so good. She even went next door to a coffee shop to get my husband a Vietnamese hot coffee to go with dessert. Amazing experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is my second time at Belly Q. The staff is great but the food isn’t my favorite. The banchan isn’t very good, particularly the kimchee which tastes as if they slipped some kimchi paste on napa cabbage about 29 minutes before dinner service started. For $49 per person, the servings are rather modest as well.

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food2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

BellyQ food was very good. Service good, nice ambiance. I didn't love the table "sauces" but the food was good, main portions pretty decent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is the second time I've been to Belly Q and it was disappointing. The food was sub par and something I ate didn't agree with me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year's Eve dinner and had the excellent prix fixe menu for New Year's Eve. It was an excellent value with a whiskey toast, beef broth, two appetizers for the table; a fried rice, two entrees and a specialty entree. At the end is a sparkling sake toast and fried dough with cinnamon sugar. It was fantastic. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We need to add two friends to our New Years Eve table. The hostess cheerfully accommodated us. We had a great unrushed evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Vegan, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for the NYE dinner only to find out it was for groups of 3 or more (we were two). However, the food, as always, was wonderful even if we had our hearts set on some dumplings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A party of three a day before New YeariEve; we were very disappointed with the service. We asked for a specific table,which was given to us but a bit reluctantly. When it came to ordering, One of us wanted to have the Grill, only to be told that ALL of us had to order the Grill, a piece of information we should have been given at the outset when we received the menus. My guest had to read the entire menu in a rush to change his selection. The waitress also seemed to be in a rush throughout our dinner; we wanted to enjoy our dinner and felt pressured all the time. As soon as one of us finished his meal, she would take the plate away; she did that for each of us and brought the dessert menu while the third guest was still eating his main course. I understand a waiter can be tired and in a hurry to go home at the end of the day but they need to realize guests are here to enjoy the food and each other’s company, and feeling rushed is not a good feeling. In spite of these faux pas, and in the spirit of new year I left a 20% tip, which I didn’t have to do. We were only a small party of three and didn’t feel particularly well treated or welcome; the waitress took the check and left without saying thank you or goodbye; we showed ourselves to the door. The food was good but the experience was completely ruined by the service. The restaurant manager or owner should look into this because this can really affect the business. We won’t come back or recommend it to friends.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great night at BellyQ. I enjoyed the food and ambiance. I only drink white wine and they only had one choice for me - a Gruner Veltliner on tap (made it very fizzy and I do not like fizzy wine). My overall stars would have been more if I had a choice of drink, after all drinking is a major part of your experience at a restaurant and to have such a limited wine menu is not a good thing these days especially as nearly everyone drinks wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing food and great atmosphere! It exceeded all expectations for my birthday. The customer service was top-notch and the food was affordable with big proportions. I definitely will be coming back again and again to try more items on their unique menu!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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food5
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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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vip
 (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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