BITES

4.6
274 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
Located in Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, BITES is a casual, yet stylish and comfortable restaurant & bar featuring Asian-American comfort food that combine familiar mid-western flavors with Asian ingredients to create new and exciting dishes. East meets West 2.0!

The result is a unique dining experience that you can't find anywhere else. Let BITES take you on a culinary tour of Asia. Enjoy our food with a variety of cocktails, beer & wine while catching up with friends and family.

BITES is a fun place to be and is perfect for both casual dining and special occasions - date night, girls/guys night out, birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette party, baby shower, etc. Start or end your night right at BITES!
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour specials!

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OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Soooooo much sushi for a GREAT price (we were there on Sushi Sunday), and it was pretty darned good, too! Service was just ok, but not bad. Will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed out night out with the family at Bites. Everyone agreed! Thanks Bites!!

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1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Major regrets in choosing this restaurant. Food was horrible. Sent the ramen back, it was too salty to eat. Our bao buns had way too much sauce and the meat was cooked horribly. The wings were okay, but the rice with them came in a plastic microwave bag. Not sure if the bag is standard, but the rice was not edible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty good. Sushi was awesome. The restaurant was mostly empty, but it took over half an hour for he food to get to us. When food arrived it was accompanied by many apologies, but it was still quite the wait.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service and ended up sick from the food. Will never go again.

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CR
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy! Lots of Asian flavors in delicious and unique dishes. Service is friendly and attentive. One of our favorite go-to dining spots.

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BY
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Menu has A nice variety of Asian selections. Very good service and value.

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m
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a great time at Bites. The food was excellent all around, but a review wouldn't be complete without mentioning how amazing the 5-spice duck ramen was. Definitely a must try when it is available! Everything was great, my only minor complaint would be that when we were done our server left us alone for 10-15 minutes waiting for our check, but even that was no big deal!

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TT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Chicago restaurants. Super cute, friendly staff and the food is very delicious and inspired! Lot of Asian and Asian- inspired dishes, with possibly one of the best Tonkatsu ramen in the city. Crab rangoons are also one of the best around. There's really tons of options on the menu and a little something for everyone. Definitely one of my favorite places and they run specials often, so it's a good deal if you're price conscious as well. Would highly recommend!

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a
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Second time there. Good food With a great menu. Good value and fun atmosphere

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LN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite locations...great Asian food and great variety of bites!

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DD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and service is amazing! All of the food is delicious so you can’t possibly go wrong with choosing this place!

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E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative and delicious food, extremely reasonable price.

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MV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve always had a great time here. Service is wonderful and the food surprises my expectations

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

Crying Tiger is amazing.

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KG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall our experience was excellent. The place was cute, romantic (it was our anniversary), and we didn’t know they had a special on cocktails so that was nice. We went at 8:30 on a Thursday. We ordered a bunch of food: lava and ocean sundae sushi, crab Rangoon and taro fries for starters, and ramen. All sharing portions. We took some ramen and sushi home, and the sushi was even good the next day. Overall we loved it and will be back. Our food was spicy, which we enjoyed, but if you don’t like that be weary of what you order. :)

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s
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Trainee waitress who took our order suddenly disappeared. The waitress who took over was very difficult to understand, but what we did hear was that my birthday discount would not count because there was a 3-bun special going on which we took advantage of. Why? Incidentally, I was told that my discount could be used in the future. I have no intention of returning.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have loved this place. Great vibes and great food.

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O
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we ate was delicious. The happy hour makes this place very reasonable. Will definitely be back soon!

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H
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for happy hour on Wednesday and was so surprised there were only a few other people there! The food was INCREDIBLE and the happy hour deals are unbeatable! Fast, friendly service as well. I will definitely be coming back again and again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Limited menu. Sushi was average. Highly recommend the avocado buns. Exceptionally friendly service.

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was awesome and the scenery was super cool. loved the vibe of the whole place. BUT... our waitress really messed things up with the happy hour and BOGO. our bill ended up being 2x as expensive as it should of been. When I confronted her she didn't really seem to care much and didn't offer to meet in the middle to fix it. She argued me and with me... working in the restaurant business in the past, I have learned that no matter what, never argue with the customer because you obviously are going to get bad reviews. Anyways, I was overall very upset with the waitress we had. She also NEVER came to refill our water or see how our food was. it took us 15 minutes to get our bill and there was only ONE other table filled in the whole place!!!!
I really do hate complaining about places but when they jip you out of a lot of money, it's just unfair and unacceptable.

Food was overall amazing. I don't know if I would go back or not...

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JB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become a neighborhood go-to for us, we dine here multiple times per month. Service is ALWAYS friendly and food is awesome!

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BW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunting around for something out of the usual stream after the Cubby game, and found this little gem. Hole in the wall with a back patio that is quaint. The staff are friendly, the food was absolutely amazing, you can custom your heat index as far as spiciness is concerned, and the price (for the area) was reasonable. They have duck on the menu which is not always easy to find, lots of seafood, and veggie options for a nice variety.

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TB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks

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

Took our daughter there to celebrate her birthday, we all loved the food. Definitely going back again

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G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. Second time there, brought friends this time. We will all be back.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great times

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved our experience at BITES! We were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant did an excellent job of making our night special. They sat us at this beautiful table on their patio, gave us superb table service and sent us home with a free dessert. The staff was very friendly and the food was fantastic - Good options and portions. We will definitely go back!!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great food and service always!

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are always so sweet & the food is awesome. The drinks aren’t too bad either!

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Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly service, great food, and value.

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

Food was better than we were lead to expect. Reasonable, flavorful and in large portions. They were able to seat and serve 12 of us but not all at the same time.
Ramen was excellent but not too spicy even though I asked for spicy. Fortunately the hot sauce was a great addition.
No one at our table was disappointed. Maybe a first for our group.

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Even got a special on-the-house dessert! Can’t wait to go back.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great one of our party was vegan so we had all the vegan items. The general chicken sandwich can feed an army and the dumplings were outstanding.....service was also great

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MG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was friendly and accommodating, but a little too relaxed. Food was excellent and creative.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute patio- great food. Loved the sushi, edamame, crab rangoon & shrimp dumplings. Will definitely be back!

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

For was good, not great. But definitely tasty and reasonably priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety,, perfect for groups or just for 2,, the staff is very attentive and friendly! And delicious cocktails!!

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