BITES

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$30 and under
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Located in Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, BITES is a casual, yet stylish and comfortable restaurant & bar featuring modern Asian cuisine 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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TP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food, service and ambiance! Highly recommended and I'll definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated the anniversary with my husband and had a great lunch at Bites. The food was wonderful and the environment was great. Will definitely come back more often.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bites continues to be such a brightspot of dining in Wrigleyville. Always so accommodating and inviting.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, delicious and innovative menu items as well as cocktails! Daily specials! Perfect place for a group special occasion gathering! Very friendly staff!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, varied menu, good happy hour and lunch specials.

NN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ramen was missing the baby bok choy listed on the menu without any replacement. So besides the sprigs of cilantro, my ramen bowl was devoid of any vegetable source whatsoever. The general tso’s Duck was heavily breaded and soaked in a over the top sweet sauce. The seared squid roll was undercooked and slimy. Not a pleasant sushi roll experience.

Redeeming dishes included the flavor of the ramen bowl. Creamy, full body flavored soup. Would order again. The crab Rangoon was light and crispy and flavorful. The cucumber cocktail was spirit forward, crisp and light, perfectly mixed.

K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quality and great happy hour prices. Loved the unique white sangria. The shrimp cakes and tuna were wonderful appetizers. The sushi roll was unique and fun to try.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away and checked in on at appropriate times. Perfect place for dinner while doing business.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

we went for my boyfriends birthday dinner. i had been before but he hadnet. it’s got a great aesthetic and the food is fab. only weird thing is they charged us for a dessert they brought out that said “happy birthday.” it was very kind of them to go out of their way to do that but it’s a bit odd to charge for something we didn’t order. nonetheless, it was a great night!

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you very much for dining with us and for your 4 star review! First of all, we apologize for the delayed response and sincerely apologize for the mistake on your bill. We do provide a complimentary birthday dessert and it should have not been a charge on your bill. If this ever happens again, please let us know right away and we will correct it for you. Thank you very much for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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CA
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ceviche was excellent, good bao, fried avocado was bland but really good with spicy sauce. Outside dining was nice, service was good. Relaxing evening.

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you very much for your lovely review, ChicagoAmy! Please let us know though how we can improve for your next visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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J
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent! Our waiter was very nice. :) It was a lovely evening so we sat outside. VERY quaint 'lil patio they have. We ordered, mainly off the appetizer (small bites) menu.

First were the "taro chips." I LOVE these crunchy sticks of deliciousness! The dipping sauces (garlic aoili & umami ketchup were awesome as well. Next up was the "hot chicks," which was basically popcorn chicken with some sort of yummy sauce drizzled atop (maybe hoisin sauce?). Next came the "emerald gyoza," which was beyond delicious....and, again with the dipping sauce (soy/sweet/sour)....YUM! We also enjoyed the tempura avocado, fried perfectly. Lastly, we split the "fish tacos," which was an entire (deep fried) red snapper paired with a spicy papaya slaw and small corn tortillas. We watched an online video of this dish being prepared (on weird eats or something or other) and we were sold! However, the fish was not nearly as easy to pull apart as it appeared to be in the video. And, presenting it with a knife and fork, instead of a large spoon, caused all of us to grab fish bones along the way. So, picking out fish bones (or being afraid of having a hidden one) made this dish a bit less enjoyable.

My pals had the house red wine and both loved it. I had the coconut margarita. It lacked in coconut flavor but was still pretty darn good.

All in all, I very much enjoyed Bites. My only recommendations would be to serve the whole red snapper with a spoon so as to drag the meat away from the bones; add a bit of a spice kick (even just salt) to the batters (snapper, chicken, and tempura); and please stop cutting your straws in half for cocktails....they are too darn short. :)

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

Hi Jenafur...Thank you for dining with us and we really appreciate your 5-star rating and the feedback. We will continue to improve on our guests' experience and we hope to see you again soon :)

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Rats on the patio. Food was underwhelming.

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

We sincerely apologize for the incident and thank you for your feedback. Being right next to the alley makes it quite difficult to avoid their present but we do have pest control on a regular basis and will continue to do our best to prevent them from coming in.

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EC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the lava sushi! It is something I crave often. Bites has changed up their theme a couple times but it's incredibly cute. It feels like you're on a tropical island. The sushi is great, expensive but it's expected from most sushi places.

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you very much Ellen for your lovely review! Please let us know though how we can serve you better next time you come in and we hope to see you again soon :)

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great happy hour deals. Food was good.

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you very much for your 5-star rating. We will improve on other aspects to better serve you. We hope to see you again soon!

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PJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The service was great and drinks, great! It’s a cute little spot with so much charm. So much potential. Only downside, the food. We ordered so many different dishes hoping the next one would be better but somehow they just kept getting worse. The Thai Asian noodles tasted like spaghetti noodles with peanut butter sauce. The hamachi was thick and did not look or taste fresh. Usually it’s very thin and you can see the freshness, not here. Tried the sushi, that was actually not too bad. Not the greatest but possibly the best part of our meal. The buns are good.. again, not great but not horrible. They were decent buns. But then again how do you ruin fried shrimp. We also got the pineapple shrimp, that also was not any better. It looked like shrimp thrown in with chunks of pineapples and bell peppers. There was no special taste to this. I will say the worst part we’re the noodles, so bad that I actually had to tell the sever that we could not eat them. She was so sweet and took them off our check (we only took two small bites). I have no problem spending close to/ spending $100 for a meal, but when the whole thing is not good, not happy about it. This place has so much potential, just might need a new chef?? The staff is so attentive and sweet, they make this place!

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you very much, PaulaJ, for your feedback. We have informed the kitchen and will continue to improve on the quality of food to better serve our guests.

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PL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Very saddened to say my experience was dissatisfying. I met a friend for dinner, on my recommendation. I had been a couple of years prior when it was fairly new. We sat and waited to give our drink orders for close to 15min which in the grand scheme of things wasn’t bad. By the time we ordered drinks we also ordered an appetizer to share and entrees. We were told the bartender was a little behind so we expected to wait for drinks. The drinks came out fairly quick. However, we waited roughly another 45 min for a tuna tar tar appetizer. Then at least another 20 for our main entrees. When my friends sushi came they comped her sushi, which was a great gesture except for the fact that we had asked for separate bills. So when the bill came I had double the bill as hers with getting almost exactly the same meal. This was also in part to the fact that the full price of the appetizer was placed on my bill instead of split since we had shared it. If she couldn’t split this, I understand however I felt we should still have been notified of that being an issue. When I asked to see a manager I was told she would just comp my meal as well. This was all a nice gesture and I don’t blame the waitress but the overall experience left us both frustrated and disappointed.

This being said the food was very good once it arrived. So no negative feelings towards that in terms of quality.

BITES
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you very much, PeytonL, for your feedback and we truly apologize for an unpleasant experience at our restaurant. We will continue to improve ourselves each and everyday for our guests. We hope to see you again.

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A
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great variety of food offered in an energetic setting.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the Asian tapas but the drinks were average.

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good sushi great menu options and drink specials

LV
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised at the different menu options as well as the taste! we went in to sample the menu for upcoming event. We will be going with bites for our event. We will keep you posted on how the catering portion worked out.

T
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining here! The food is always good and the servers are always so welcoming

BITES
Responded on June 12, 2019

Hi Taylor...Thank you for your continued support and for this wonderful review! We really appreciate it! :D

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I highly recommend Bites as a place to go eat. This is more of a family place, not high-end fancy, but superb food! So if you want that great, casual dining to go hang out and relax with your friends, this is the place to go!

BITES
Responded on June 12, 2019

Hi SummerC...Thank you very much for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon :)

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food, beautifully plated !!!! The waitress was extremely nice and helpful, first time there but I loved it and will be going back !!!!!!

BITES
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you very much for dining with us and for your 5-star review! This is really nice to hear! See you again soon :D

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VG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Munched on appetizers and sushi. All were delicious. We had the Salmon Ceviche, Crying Tiger, Basil Cream Mussels and Samurai Roll. Service was excellent. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and it was not very busy. Fun people watching if you sit by the windows. Would go again. Surprisingly good sized portions for reasonable prices.

BITES
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you very much, VanessaG! We really appreciate it and your business! Hope to see you again real soon :D

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reasonably priced, interesting menu but food was unspectacular. Friendly service and loved the outdoor seating!

BITES
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and will continue to improve each and every day!

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W
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were early and the staff seated us. Just an indication of their attention and consideration. Food was well prepered and portions huge. The 5 spice duck melted in my mouth and was impossible to finish.
My only gripe was with the mussels. It’s listed as an appetizer but was entree sized and just a little too much garlic

MA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality food in a relaxed Boystown environment!!

BITES
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you very much, MarioA! We truly appreciate this :)

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went there for brunch, which is not suggested. They only have 4 menu options, all delicious but very limited. This place wants to attract a brunch crowd but they need to get the basics, including coffee. Glad I checked it out but won’t go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and a fun menu. A great addition to the neighborhood. We’ll definitely be going back.

n
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overlooked chicken and shrimp. Disappointing.

TD
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It Exceeded my expectations. The staff was very cordial and customer focused. The food presentation was creative and beautiful. The flavors were outstanding. I will return, and highly recommend BITES

VL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BITES has PHENOMENAL food. Nothing I have tried there has been mediocre - EVER. I recommend going at opening hours because that's when less people are there and you get to pick a table. CANNOT wait to visit them again!

d
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Bites! The staff is so incredibly nice and the food is always outstanding! The shrimp shumai appetizer is amazing! Drinks are great! I've had the sushi, ramen, burgers and I think pretty much everything else on the menu here over the years and I can honestly say that I've never had anything that wasn't awesome. It's truly one of those "neighborhood gems" that you hear about.

EJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bites was a great neighborhood find! Extensive menu with lots of options for everyone. Food was excellent, service was excellent, and the restaurant itself is a gem. We will definitely be back!

d
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding! The service is always so friendly. The staff just seems to be happy all the time here. I love that! The drinks were great and the food was outstanding! We had the new Pad Thai with crab and it was amazing! Thank you, once again, for an outstanding dinner!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was subpar and overpriced

MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambiance was great and the service was 5- star. I will be back in the near future.

P
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good sushi rolls - especially liked the Hot Chef roll! Also, the spicy margarita was delicious. The duck bahn mi was ok - not as flavorful as it should be, more hoisin, maybe? The basil chili prawns appetizer was good but hard to eat.

JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Amazing value for your buck. Recommend this place for a casual bite with friends.

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ordered veg dumplings and shrimp dumplings, soft shell crab sliders, a variety of bao, and steak and eggs. All delicious! Nice place, easy parking, pleasant service. A little work on the coffee, and it's an easy 5 stars. Thanks for brunch, would totally return for another meal.

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