BITES

4.7
523 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Located in Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, BITES is a casual, yet stylish and comfortable restaurant with tropical bar featuring modern Asian cuisine that combine familiar mid-western flavors with Asian ingredients to create new and exciting dishes.

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 and sake 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!

Please note that during Covid-19, we are mainly seating our guests in the back patio area. Indoor dining is reserved for when outdoor seating is not permitted due to weather. Guests are allowed up to 6 people per table. Masks and a temperature check at entry are mandatory. Thank You!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 523 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keegan was awesome! The food was amazing and huge portions!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing and we are so excited to go back. I was blown away by the delicious food. 10/10 would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely!

MH
MaikeH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy casual spot with great food. Extensive menu so there’s something for everyone

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor chairs uncomfortable, otherwise 10/10.

Food was incredible.

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imafoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and I was so glad we did. Food was excellent everyone loved their dishes. The prices were so reasonable! Service was so wonderful. My soft shell crab sliders were excellent, my husband really enjoyed his tso chicken. We will definitely be back, my daughter lives in the area, she just moved in, so it’s nice to have a favorite place close by.

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bites was great! I love the ambiance and the fun drinks they have. It’s not your typical Asian restaurant. Sushi pieces are huge and they have a variety of food! Definitely will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant ever.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always at a great price. The presentation is beautiful and the atmosphere is fun and lively. I go at least once a month !

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vipFran
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining. Patio is quiet, pleasant, food is consistently delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, value, and ambiance. My husband and I ate outside and it was delightful!

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yulianam
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The food tasted great, the portions are good. But the reason what I give 1 start is because we saw a lot of rats when we were sitting. It was the most disgusting thing!. The rats were on the pot plants and also playing in front of us. That’s the worst thing. The personal did not apologize or said something about the situation. It was the worst.

BITES
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you very much for dining with us! We are truly sorry to hear that your experience was not a great one. We are aware of the issue and are working hard with our pest control company to solve this problem. Our patio is in the back near the alley so it is quite challenging to completely get rid of them. We will continue to work on this the best we can though. We hope to see you again. Thank you very much for your support!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience4

The food and service was great however there was a rat on the patio so we asked to sit inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Host was very rude. We were 7 minutes late for our reservation and the host told us he was about to “give away our table”. Restaurant wasn’t even that crowded. Appetizers were really good but both of the entrees we ordered were just ok. My friend said she saw several rats on the patio walkway which is right by the kitchen. All of the waitstaff was friendly

BITES
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you very much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us a feedback. We are very sorry though that your experience at BITES was not as great one. We will continue to improve on our food and service to better serve all our guests. We are also working hard to deal with the rat problem. Our patio is right next to the alley so that can be challenging. We can assure you though that we are taking this problem very seriously. We hope you give us another try. Thank you for your support

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Rats on the patio.

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Tracey
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here again, and food was really good and I loved the drinks. Will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We eat here often and the service is always amazing.
However, this time we had a very bad experience with the host.
Upon arriving on time for our 7pm reservation, he told us we could only have the table until 8:15, which is not how you want to start your dinner.

After our check came, we were filling out our comment cards (our waitress was excellent) and he came back and told us the other party was had arrived bad he needed our table. It was 8:10.

What kind of host puts time limits on guests with reservations and then hustles them out before they are ready? It is not my fault you were overbooked.

It was a very frustrating experience since we had brought a friend from out of town to a restaurant we usually love.

Disappointing.

BITES
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you very much for your continued support and for taking the time to leave us a feedback. We truly apologize that your experience at BITES this time was not a great one. We have passed your comment along to our host for further improvement. We will do better next time. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with quick service and a cute af ambiance!

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vipFoodmonger
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing please do try it

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was okay - noodles were over cooked and not that spicy. Ambiance and service was excellent!

CG
CourtneyG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in the neighborhood! I can't believe I hadn't been before, but I will certainly be back. Lively, cute patio, delicious food and cocktails, great happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so nice and very attentive and she recommended really good drinks and food! Definitely coming back

NJ
NJfood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great starter plates- tofu saytan, seaweed salad, buns, taro yummy fries. Good beef plates, an okay fried rice with vegetables. Cool bomb sake drink

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shannon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sushi was amazing and the cocktails are super tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute outdoor patio and the indoor dining area was cute too, tropical vibes. The portions are good for the price and everything we ordered was delicious.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! From the manager to the dinner. It is a must for any foodie.

TB
TB11
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, food was great, outdoor seating was nice and everyone we interacted with were pleasant and kind. We’ll definitely be returning. Food was amazing!

HH
HalH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sangria was so good! The crying tiger steak was phenomenal! Overall great experience and great happy hour!

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Isaiah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience! Food was delicious and our server Jip was absolutely fantastic! Great recommendations and overall service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service great!! Certainly will be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a very cute place.

CD
vipChelseaD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great happy hour!....................................

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vipPoojaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Appetizers were good, however our entrees were mediocre. Way too loud for an outdoor setting, however our server was fantastic and was running the show!

MC
MikeyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

"Crying Tiger" was delicious. Will definitely get the shumai again, along with the road duck bao. All three desserts were excellent, with the banana wontons being our all-around favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my best friend here for his birthday and it was AMAZING!! I will definitely be back!

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iLoveSeafood
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience5

I used to love this place, but no AC when it was over 90 outside was horrible. My friend and I were sweating while we were eating and honestly took our food to-go because we couldn't take it anymore. The food, however, was sub-par. The tuna tostada was drowning in chile oil, the pad Thai was super bland, and the ramen was okay. The two delicious things were the bao buns and the yucca fries. I'm not sure I want to go back, but if I did I'd definitely order something completely different and eat it in the comfort my own home.

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vipChelseaD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great happy hour. Try the wings, shrimp dumplings, and godzilla roll.

LM
vipLittleMatt
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find!! Looking for a place to sit outside and have a quick bite before a Cubs game. Tried Bites and I'm glad I did. Nice looking outdoor area. Food was excellent. From the appetizers to the craft cocktails everything looked great, smelled great and tasted great. Staff was friendly and spot on with the recommendations. Definitely will visit again.

FAQs

BITES does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. BITES also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 270-5972.

BITES is rated 4.7 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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