Duck Duck Goat

4.8
2704 reviews
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Chef Stephanie Izard brings her version of reasonably authentic Chinese food to Chicago's West Loop. Duck Duck Goat is Chef Izard’s first Chinese-American restaurant and third venture with Boka Restaurant Group and features hand-pulled noodles, house-made dumplings, wontons, spring rolls and more, ensuring no diner leaves hungry—or without takeout for tomorrow.
Join us for our dim sum brunch every weekend starting at 11am! Now featuring a rotating family style tasting menu!
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8.2

Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What Duck Duck Goat can do to Chinese Food is amazing. Walking in our expectations were high and DDG delivered that and more. The Bone Marrow dumplings and Beef and Broccoli were our favorites and none of the food felt over priced. The Water Dragon was also incredible.

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty! Friendly service!

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Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the atmosphere very chic, but food fell flat for me. We have a place in Jacksonville, Fl whose food was better and cheaper (Hawkers). It just didn’t live up to the billing. Expectations drive opinions.

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Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was a late birthday celebration for my wife and I, who share the same bday. I can’t rate our experience high enough. From the initial greeting from our server, to the delicious cocktails, to the entrees...everything was top notch. The Dan Dan noodles were impossible to stop eating. The ribs made your mouth water while eating them. The green beans made you want to order more. I cannot wait for my next opportunity to dine here.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Peking duck was the best I have ever had. It was the perfect combination of both moist & crispy! The cocktails paired well & I am still dreaming about the goat noodles.

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great flavors. Good variety. Pork fried rice was especially flavorful

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

First time here and I was not impressed. The service was good but the food didn’t live up to the hype or price point.

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RT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I wasn't sure what to expect after dining at Girl and the Goat which was fantastic, over Duck Duck goat was ok, i enjoyed the cocktails, the food was ok.

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PG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu, great service and delicious food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Came highly recommended but food was average.

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Good food, Snotty service -- We arrived promptly for our 5:30 reservation, but after checking in, the hostess made us wait at the bar for 10 minutes. Not a big deal, but it was when another group after us was seated immediately (and they didn't have a rez, we asked). Both tables were available at the time....and I think the reason is that we were dressed up. PLEASE waitstaff of Chicago: lose the attitude! We are there to dine out and enjoy ourselves, not bear the brunt of your disdain. Disappointing...

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R
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Quality slipping. Rude and absent waitress, unfortunately.

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HB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dim sum experience! I just wish I was hungrier so I could have tried more. ;)

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CR
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! I've been wanting to visit Duck Duck Goat for a while and so glad I finally did. I went with a group of six and as our server was describing the menu, she shared that their Peking Duck was available but she needed to put that order in ASAP. We of course said, YES. It was so authentic and incredibly crisp yet fat. Every other item we ordered came out at a nice pace and was equally as delicious. I of course like to try new restaurants in cities that are not my own but man do I want to go back here already.

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B
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, if you like spicy better. The Service was super good. I will recomend it to my friends. Hope to come back soon.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the deco and food, I’m a picky eater but I found it easy to try, great portion size and mix of
Flavors is fabulous.

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K
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good was great and we had awesome service. The environment was welcoming and vibrant.

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GS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a fun dinner with friends and family. Take a group and be adventurous!

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DH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was dinning alone as I am in town on business. I had to ask for service. The staff was great and apologized. Meal service was good. However the waiter brought my bill and it was $640.00?? My correct bill for one person was $49.00.

Wanted to love this restaurant but did not.

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Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Honestly, maybe my review is colored by the fact that I was in Beijing and Hong Kong two weeks ago, but this experience is less than what I expected. It was good, but not great, and not special. The short rib bone marrow potstickers were great, but it went downhill for me from there. Soup dumplings should be more plump, and should have way more soup. These were flat and had very little. The meat was good, but the experience was a three. The green beans tasted liked Durkee fried onions as the overpowering flavor. The duck fried rice was tasty, but had very little duck. I chose to put it on my plate and the waiter actually came back twice telling me to use the soup bowl. Dude, let me eat it the way I want to, particularly after you told me once already. He was otherwise attentive, but this was annoying. The spicy chicken was very spicy indeed. It was saturated with hot pepper flakes, but with the ailoi sauce, still very good. The prices reflect the Fulton Market area, which are more than they should be for the portions served. All in all, a five for me, out of ten. Been there, done that.

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CA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Came for our Anniversary and the staff was very accommodating. Asked for Bottle if Wine upon arrival and they hadn’t it all set up. Will definitely be back

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Hostesses on Mother’s Day were incredibly rude to me and my hearing impaired parents. Food and waitstaff were great, but I wouldn’t beat the indignation of dealing with the two people running the front desk again. Email to restaurant went unreturned so hence this review.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was amazing! The decor is insane with a lot of attention to detail!

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MS
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. The first time we had the soup. Now on we will always order it. Our server was great. Made for a wonderful Mother's day celebration.

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j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Chicago! My mom and dad really enjoyed Mother’s Day brunch

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NT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Duck Duck Goat and always make it a point to dine there whenever we visit Chicago. The restaurant is a combination of beautiful and funky. The service is always great and the food is extraordinary. Get the Crispy Tasty Messy Wings, the Shrimp Toast, and the Crab Rangoon, Bao, Dim Sum - it's all mind-blowing. It's popular, so make reservations!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day lunch was absolutely lovely! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. The attention to detail for my child's food allergies by all the staff made our experience even more wonderful. Special thanks to John, the Manager, who was immensely helpful in reviewing and providing us with menu options for our child prior to and during our meal. Highly recommend!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite traditional Chinese dishes, just healthier. Sorry Chinatown! We always love dining here the decor is akin to a Indiana Jones scene and the food and service is top notch. A must have is their slap noodles, soup dumplings, and sticky rice dumplings. Make sure to make a reservation, walk-ins aren’t normally accepted.

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VS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, as always. Only unfortunate detail is not being able to tip with a gift card.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, drinks, and service—everything was top notch!

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CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Nice ambience with some cool 90s music playing in the background. Definitely coming back.

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AH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to keep eating, but my stomach was trying to limit my intake. Rude. EVERYTHING is ahhhhmazing here.

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f
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor is really fun. Our server suggested we each try 2 dishes and share and it was perfect for a girls night out. The shrimp and squash soup was exceptional, as were the scallion pancakes with coleslaw.

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Chinese food with whimsical decor and delicious ever so slight twists on the classics. Imagine all your Chinese favorites, but in a fresh gourmet way and you have Duck Duck Goat. Everything Stephanie Izard touches is just excellent so do yourself a favor and just GO. You won’t be disappointed! Great with friends, family or a first date. Can’t say enough good things about this spot.

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

Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Perfect service.

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SJ
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food we both loved it! Waiter was awesome we took his advice on each dish and were not disappointed!

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LA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I don’t see the hype about this place. We tried 5 different dishes and they were all awful.

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JC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal — the tastes explode in your mouth. Only complaint: tables too close together.

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