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About BITES

Located in Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, BITES is a casual, stylish and comfortable Asian bistro featuring a wide range of homemade small plate favorites from Thailand, Japan, China, Korea, India, Vietnam, and beyond. The result is a delicious assortment of tapas unique to us. 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!

3313 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: 11am - 3pm Daily
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 3pm - 11pm
Happy Hours: Monday - Friday 5pm - 7pm
Saturday-Sunday 4pm - 6pm

Cross Street:
Aldine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 270-5972

Website:
http://www.bitestapas.com/

Catering:
Bites offers both on-site and off-site catering. Please email info@bitestapas.com for more information.

Parking Details:
Street parking with Pay Box. Valet parking service is available next door at Mia Francesca.

Public Transit:
CTA train red, brown and purple lines at Belmont stop. CTA bus #22

Executive Chef:
Derek Intapura

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:00AM - 12:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Sat 11:00AM - 12:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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BITES Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (12)
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Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fun food with an unimposing atmosphere. Had eaten there once this summer, too. Very cute patio area.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Server was nice and helpful, even let us stay a little later which was nice. We ordered 4 dishes and dessert with 4 drinks and it was over $100! I would have rather spent that money where they have better fresher food and drinks, 2 of 4 drinks were good. Other food was just ok, but prawns and cheesecake were good. Points for those and great server!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very interesting menu. I would describe the cuisine as Asian-American, mostly inspired by Thai flavours. I had the Duck Ramen which is very different from your regular Shoyu or Tonkotsu. Great cocktails. Good for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I got the generals chicken sandwich and it basically wasn’t even chicken.... I ate two bites and didn’t touch it again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food and ambiance was amazing, found this place through open table. My boyfriend and I were debating if it was new or not and good old yelp proved it had been in business for at least 3 years and we had never noticed it although having passed it numerous times.

We ordered the salmon ceviche, tuna tostada, billionaires bacon, matcha sour, and bloody rooster. All was great. Through yelp we asked for the free taro fries but never got them. The service was slow, they did apologize and let us know they were under staffed. There were only two ladies serving tables/ bartending and although it wasn’t super crowded there were a few larger groups. Overall, had a great experience although the service was lacking due to understaffing. Staff overall was friendly and helped to the best of their ability. Only wish I could’ve tried their fries!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food and drinks were great for the price. The service was mediocre if not slightly neglectful. But I'd definitely come back for the food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love the new/updated food menu and expanded beer selection. Subtle changes to an already great place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Love this place more every time I come here! Food is great and waitstaff is super friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Perfect place for a date or even dinner with a group of friends! Great service and the ambiance is very cute and calm.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was amazing. Crab Rangoon puffs great. The chicken sliders delicious and filling. Rasp lemonade not so great. Very sweet and dint taste like any Tito’s in it

Service was horrible. From getting greeted to getting drinks it took way too long. Food came out fast. Sushi was delayed so canceled order bc took too long

Great food. Cute place. Bad service. U decide

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Back porch was a wonderful place to sit. The food was great - loved the tofu ramen and the rolls we ordered. The day we went had half price bottles of wine which my girlfriends and I loved! Our waitress was quiet which made her difficult to understand but we got through it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I have only been to one other tapas restaurant in the city. We were trying to come up with a new date night location to switch it up a little and we found Bites Asian Tapas & Sushi! It was incredible. We ordered the soft shell crab sliders, the roasted duck bao, the crying tiger, the cookie dough chopsticks, and an order of shrimp (can't remember what it was called).

My favorite was the crying tiger skirt steak. I don't really even like steak and I can't wait to go back and order it again!

Staff was friendly. Thanks again!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fabulous selection of Asian tapas
All good was fresh and Tasty

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This place is amazing. They have a huge menu and everything ive tried was truly excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The variety on the menu offers selections for everyone's taste. The sauces enhance the flavors adding a richness. The smiling waitresses are helpful and friendly. The Korean sliders were absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We went here as a last minute decision. We ordered a lot of different things off the menu and everything was phenomenal. It was very empty so we were very pleasantly surprised. Will tell everyone about this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had dinner here prior to Lady Gaga concert. Great location, walking distance to Wrigley field. The food was very good but the service was very very slow. Considering they knew about Friday night/ concert rush, you'd hope they would have more staff to accomodate. Waited over 20 mins for cocktails. And longer wait for apps & sushi.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great service and great food. Thanks for the complimentary dessert for my sister's birthday! The waitress was so kind. The free taro fries received from checking in on Yelp was great too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The food was very tasty. I liked the incorporation of jalapeño into a lot of the maki rolls. We also happened to be there for a bogo 1/2 price maki special. Really delicious. They were playing a great, relaxing mix of music on records. The drinks looked fun, but our group was not drinking.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Tapas, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Extremely friendly staff ❤️

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I want so badly to give Bites a good review because everything we ate was delicious. But the bad service ruined the good food. It took nearly 30 minutes to get two beers and two glasses of wine because the bar was "backed up" when none of our drinks required any measuring or mixing. We shared a bunch of small plates but never got one of the first ones we ordered. (It was eventually removed from the bill.) They did bring some sushi to try to make up for it, but the service never improved. Also, restaurants should always increase the number of pieces on a small plate menu so everyone can try a piece - or at least inform the diners of how many come in an order so they can decide. We won't be back.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Made a reservation for 12 to celebrate a birthday. Drinks at the bar, while waiting for more of our group to arrive, each took 20 minutes which seemed excessive and a bit of an ominous sign of things to come.

Getting our drink orders for the whole group took nearly 40 minutes. Half the group ordered sushi and the other half had "hot" meals on the bigger plates menu.

The hot food arrived a full 40 minutes before the sushi. The birthday girl was the last person served her sushi and all of us awkwardly had to watch her eat.

We complained and were told that since we were a big group, it couldn't be helped. Unacceptable!

We were told that the birthday girl's dinner would be comped. They bright out saki bombs and fried banana. THOSE were comped. The dinner, we were told would be free, was still charged.

All said, we were there for over 3 hours and watched 2 tables behind us get served and leave in the time it took us to finally have everyone fed.

Avoid this restaurant if you have more than 3 people. It's a shame. It could've been good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

They were clearly understaffed and we spent 2 1/2 hours mostly waiting for our various dishes. The food is excellent but they were either understaffed or challenged that day. I’ve been there before so I’ll give them the benefit of doubt.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was good but took way too long, had to cancel as we had to leave.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Upscale food, casual atmosphere, great prices...I will be back!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great little spot with plenty of parking near it. Sushi was very reasonably priced and teriyaki tofu ramen was huge and delicious. Definitely recommend! Ginger edamame was the real star

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Delicious and well portioned. Will most definitely return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We sat on the patio which was nice, but 35 minutes after being seated we still didn't even have our drinks after having to ask for a waitress to even come to our table. My husband went in to inquire as to what was going on and the waitresses were standing around at the bar. Food was good but again took far too long to get an order and some items were cold. The drinks were on the house because of how long it took which was a nice gesture but not enough to bring me back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The outdoor seating alone was worth the outing. Overall, the sushi was not the best. Sushi pieces were far too big. Would go back to sit outside and try the other food options. Wouldn't go back for the sushi.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

So the food saves this place. Service is brutally slow ..... maybe we had an off night but it took forever!!!! We really enjoyed the food, menu was different and sushi was well done. Would go back if I had three hours to spare

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Just fantastic. Ambiance, food, service and cleanliness were all excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. Trust your server to make suggestions. Second time there and will definitely return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

What a great find! Good sushi, great tapas. Went for a work lunch. We were the only people there the entire time. I do wish the service were a little bit faster, but the great food made up for that.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Really enjoyed this new take on Asian fusion with small plates and sushi/ramen. Will definitely be coming back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The food was delicious, cocktails amazing, friendly service and a beautiful patio. The langoustine special (though beautifully presented) was a little difficult to eat because they came in the shell. So you had to pull the meat out of the shell and then reassemble the bite, but it tasted amazing once it was put back together.

Will definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

I will never return to this restaurant! We went here last night (Memorial Day) and the experience was awful but the handling of it by the manager made it even worse. The server was awful and often didn't understand what we were ordering. She left before we could order drinks and rarely came back to check on us, despite being the only ones on the patio and almost only ones in the restaurant. We ordered several different bao (one of which never came) and they put the duck one on the same plate as the vegetarian one which we didn't know so my MIL, who is vegetarian, started to eat the duck one and then realized the problem and completely lost her appetite. When I pointed this confusion out to the server and wondered why they would put a vegetarian bao on the same plate (they were different orders), they didn't know what to do. When we arrived we were told they had a buy one get one deal on small plates so we ordered a bunch, only to find (when we get the bill) the deal was really only on the cheapest options so we saved a couple bucks. Not a big deal, but very misleading. I made a reservation on the phone for the patio and arrived to have to wait and watch them to set the tables up and wipe them down. Each of these issues would have not been that big of a deal had the manager handled the mistake of the bao and been more clear on the BOGO offer up front rather than me having to point out the problems. When I spoke to her alone to let her know how frustrating our whole experience had been, she didn't know what to do and finally reimbursed one bao after having to think about it for 10 minutes. I have worked in the industry for many years and the way this was handled indicates such poor management. I would like to say I enjoyed the food, but the whole experience was truly awful. Don't go here!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Busy Sunday night and the service was still damn good.
So many options for food. Good flavor on dishes. Didn't try any sushi this time but will be back
Ambiance was different then most Asian spots which made it unique and hip in my opinion.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Would visit many times again. Amazing food, great ambiance and friendly staff. Sashimi and nigiri were the all-stars. Will visit again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Fantastic! What a find! Great food; wonderful service. Everyone was impressed by my pic~

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Everything was great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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