BITES

4.5
294 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 May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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

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

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n
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Overlooked chicken and shrimp. Disappointing.

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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VL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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EJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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d
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was subpar and overpriced

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MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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P
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I have been going to BITES for a year or two and I've never been disappointed. However, since they did the remodel, I don't know if the food quality is there anymore. We got sushi when we went but it definitely was just average sushi. I don't know if it was $15 a roll worth it. We ordered a $20 sangria pitcher during happy hour and it was incredibly water-y. I guess that's to be expected for happy hour. The ambiance for this place and their small bites never disappoint. I don't know if I would spend as much on the sushi never time though.

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n
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Went to during restaurant week but not satisfied.
1. No Brunch for restaurant week which we were like to order
2. Thai iced coffee too sweet
3. Served sticky rice with vinyl covered.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food from restaurant week menu was amazing.

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Z
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for Chicago Restaurant week and really enjoyed it. Great ambiance and the servers did not rush us when we finished (always a plus for me!). The white wine sangria was awesome but I'd say the appetizers were better than the main dish - I got the orange chicken - the desserts were incredible. Overall pretty good experience, I'd recommend.

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TG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place was great! The food was delicious and our waiter was very nice and attentive.

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AR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great experience overall. From the decor to service and definitely the food. Worth going back more than once.

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l
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything our group tried was delicious, from the taro fries, shrimp shumai, duck and waffles, and desserts (we tried both the roti and chocolate chip cookie dough chopsticks). We're planning on returning to try some other delicious-looking items.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour specials!

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 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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TD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 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
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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

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CR
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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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SC
Chicago
17 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
25 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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 8, 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative and delicious food, extremely reasonable price.

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MV
Chicago
2 reviews
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
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crying Tiger is amazing.

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KG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 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 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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O
Chicago
17 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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