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BellyQ

4.5
1992 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Asian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Barbecue, Korean
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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.


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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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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.

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

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.

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What 1992 People Are Saying
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rose (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very good meal . Our waitress and the servers were very kind and made us feel like we were welcomed

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We ate at the bar and had an outstanding evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent Korean Food. The Kale salad and fried chicken were yummy. And of course the short ribs. A great date night for Valentines Day.

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BrianPeppers (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Not sure how this restaurant has such high ratings. Ordered the Korean Fried Chicken (basically 4 Buffalo Wild Wings boneless nuggets), the Scallion Pancake (cold/bland and the sides accompanying it brought nothing to enhance the pancake), Sauce Boss (Meat was all over seasoned, chicken wings were inedible, ribs tips were okay, all over a bunch of mediocre fries... not worth $20 or whatever is cost), Blackened Shrimp Curry (flavor alright but nothing special at all). Overall I was very disappointed with the food. The service/ambiance/drinks were good but I cant get over paying $100 for dinner for 2 at this place.

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DJHalo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was delicious! The blackened shrimp and vegetable main course was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed the menu for Chicago’s Restaurant Week. The food was delicious.

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vipBackinChicago (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great environment, great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The only I would say is put the heat higher I know it’s winter but it was freezing in there

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vipCatt (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

A great place to go before a bulls fame for a quick delicious meal. Very flavorful food and friendly helpful service. Really enjoyed it.

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VdayLove (Louisville)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 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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Carlie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vipLanny (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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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Marylander (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 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.

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DOSLunch (Chicago)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 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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