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Holu - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Holu - Chicago

4.7
4.7
306 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Perfectionist Holu proprietor & founder Jason Song had always been seeking for a "Perfect Combination" of Asian Barbeque, Classic American Steak, and Full Range Of Drinks. Eventually, all the efforts from founder and chef Wen turned to build up a unique work "Holu", which produces "Meat & Drinks Feast" and "Symphony Of Taste". Holu Concept is accompanied by the highest quality USDA Prime Dry-Aged Steaks, Australian Wagyu, American Domestic Wagyu, Japanese A5 Kobe, rich variety of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and House Signature Craft Cocktails.

The prime beef cuts from our in-house dry aging room, freshly imported Wagyu and Kobe Beef are cooked on Ceramic Charcoal Smokeless High-End Grills in every table. Every morsel of steak would be caramelized perfectly per customer's request on temperature. WE COOK FOR YOU!

Other than Holu's signature beef cuts on grills, delightful Domestic Frenched Lamb, Iberico Pork, seafoods will be counted as the significant parts of "On-Grill Carnival Feast".

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 291-8472

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous

  • Executive chef

    Chef Wen

  • Catering

    Email us at letsmeat@holu2020.com along with your contact information, and let us know all your needs, one of our representatives will contact you within 48 hours.

  • Private party facilities

    HOLU offers the special treats for "Dating" & "Birthday" &"Anniversary" &"Business Conference"

  • Neighborhood

    China Town

  • Cross street

    Jefferson & W 21st Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line - Cermak-Chinatown stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 306 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Good for business meals

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Good for groups

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for fine wines

  • Chicago

    Great for brunch

  • Chicago

    Good for business meals

  • Chicago

    Kid-friendly

  • Chicago

    Innovative

  • Chicago

    Good for groups

  • Chicago

    Great for fine wines

  • Chicago

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chicago

    Great for scenic views

  • Chicago

    Good for special occasions

  • Chicago

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Waited an hour for my table.
  2. MM

    MartinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was not like anything I tasted ever before and the staff was just so helpful and nice a 10 out of 10 can't wait to go again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Reservations don’t meant anything here. And it’s not well suited for a party of more than 6 (if you want to sit together)
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful way to experience different cuts of meat with a talented chef to guide you. Ben cooked everything perfectly. Our host, Leo was both gracious and fun. The interior feels fresh and modern and at the same time it seems like a timeless classic. We sampled many of the intriguing craft cocktails on the menu and each of them were deliciously well balanced.
  5. BC

    BrandyC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was spectacular, but Leo made the experience even more delightful. A true service professional. The team as a whole worked well to make our night special.
  6. a

    avs827

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience! Service was attentive and knowledgeable, the steaks were fantastic. Pricey cocktails, but overall a great time and we hope to go back soon.
  7. RH

    RishadH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good restaurant. Great food service was great.
  8. LB

    LaurenB

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holu was so amazing. It was such a great experience. It was pretty pricey, the crab cake was almost $40 and pretty small, but tasty. The service was top-notch, and the server and grill master were great. Drinks were fancy and pretty!
  9. RR

    RomeoR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner with friends has rarely been this good. The food was outstanding, the drinks while expensive, were worth the price. Might have been one of the best dining experiences we've had in years.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience I ever had My family adored the beauty of the restaurant and cuisine was amazing fav was def the Australiaian Wagu and the veggie dishes especially that house salad and servers were outstanding from beginning to end ….. I wish I could give 10 stars . WILL DEF VISIT AGAIN
  11. B

    Brenda

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here, and it definitely won't be my last. This was an excellent experience. We were celebrating a birthday, and they even sang Happy Birthday. Great food and drinks.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Let me start out by saying that I own the responsibility of what happened on this night because I was not paying closer attention. What should have been an amazing night and amazing dining experience quickly became one of the worst nights I have ever had. We told our server LEO H exactly what we wanted which was the butcher special I think it was called for 2 people which was $268. Because we had additional to people, LEO he was going to add additional items so everyone can enjoy the meal. He was being so complimentary to my wife and my daughter who was celebrating her birthday. Leo was like I’m gonna make this the best night calling my daughter and wife queen just laying the service on thick. As he walked away he said so your getting the extravaganza and he said it twice and us not realizing that the extravaganza was a $398 special on the other side of the menu. And when we finally figured out what had happened all Leo could say was I told you twice what I was ordering and you agreed and we have you on camera proving it and he proceeded to point his figure in our booth to show us the camera video taping the whole thing. The bill ended up being $732 for something that we did not order. I truly hope the leadership at this establishment doesn’t train their servers to be so deceptive! I felt bad because everything else would have been so perfect. The other lady who’s did all the work was amazing. The management tried to make an attempt to fix the situation by giving us a $78 voucher for our next visit. Unfortunately we felt like we were so scammed that we will never go back. So if you go to here and Leo is your server I would recommend that you ask for someone else and hold on to your wallet….
  13. NS

    NicoleS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic. We will definitely be back!
  14. ED

    EricaD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host (Leo I think his name was) was amazing. Made us feel like royalty and made sure we understood how everything worked. Enjoyed learning about the different cuts of steak. And the lobster fried rice smacked!!! Make sure you get that. The overall experience was great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, service A1. Pricey but well worth it, excellent date night and hopefully the reward will pay off at the end of the night 🤪🤪🤪
  16. AH

    AmandaH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Holu is amazing. We ordered the extravagant feast option - you get so much food. Seafood tower, sushi, steak… all excellent. Really a great experience with a surprising variety of steak options.
  17. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HOLU is 100% professional on Steak & Sushi!!! All types of wagyu cuts along with dry aged prime cuts highlighted the dinner!!! Sushi masters art work boosted our satisfaction at the end of dinner!!! There are still lots of treasures and properties waiting for exploring at HOLU.
  18. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to make some last minute dinner date plans for my birthday, and let me tell you, HOLU did not disappoint. I went with the Meatarian Project #1-Butcher's Feast. The meats are all of extreme quality, and are prepared perfectly. The accompaniments were amazing. The side dishes were perfect. The house seafood dry pot, the daily special sushi creations, the American wagyu, and the marinated short rib (Prime Galbi Set) took the highlight for me. All of this coupled with a super attentive, sweet server and staff made this a great way to kick off my birthday!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good I liked the food and the drinks
  20. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the gift that just keeps on giving. Our server Eddie took us on a journey through beef and I enjoyed every moment. Service is impeccable and whether you choose wine pairings or a drink for their beautifully crafted cocktails menu, you will not be disappointed. The bar experience at HOLU is my favorite one in Chicago now! I cannot wait to go back. Get ready to be treated like royalty.
  21. CG

    ChrisG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was phenomenal. I will definitely go back!
  22. CG

    CarlosG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not your grandfather's steakhouse! Unbelievably delicious assortment of flavors and textures. In-house dry-aged steaks are probably the best in town, grilled at your table and served in small portions so you can try many different things. Service was impeccable. Great cocktails too. Already looking forward to my next visit.
  23. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holu is a place that deserves all of the praise it gets. Obviously the beef is the star of the show and the meatarian epicure's treasure is a pretty damn good bargain in Chicago city. But the banchan and sushi are much better than I ever would have expected. The seafood is one of the best in town as well. Service is excellent as you would expect from a place like this. Can't recommend enough.
  24. H

    Hannah

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious! We have an amazing time celebrating at Holu!
  25. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I arrived with high expectations for this place since heard lots of praises from press and IG & Tiktok! All expectations were met, food is just amazing and service is above and beyond. Like the bar most! cocktails is the best in Chicago...Highly recommend…
  26. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    holu has changed my life and food from anywhere else doesn’t taste the same. I came to holu for meat, came to holu for sushi, came to holu for seafood, came to holu for cocktails, came to holu for wines & spirits, came to holu for whenever I'm hungry...even I'll stop by here just for a lobster fried rice and a Mocktail.
  27. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of the meats are impeccable. The Carnival’s Project is the bang for your buck meal and awesome to share with your party, which includes 10 pieces steak from different portions (1oz for each). "dry aged, Australian wagyu, domestic wagyu, Japanese A5 Kobe beef". Service is top notch. If you’re early for your reservation, check out the bar by the entrance. It is awesome with lots of creative crafted cocktails and wine & spirits selections. Would come again!
  28. GH

    GraceH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal great service. We will go back for sure
  29. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and delicious food. Amazing for a business meeting or date night or any party celebration. ( would highly recommend getting the fresh U-10 scallops along with the package menu )
  30. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality is above and beyond all others in town. I would rate 10 stars if I could, for the incredible steak, seafood, sushi, beverages ! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  31. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best of Best among steak houses in city. Come back soon for Christmas.
  32. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colossal stone crab with sake sauce on site was SOOOooo Delicious and incredible! Tuesday night we were lucky to take this seasonal rare seafood at HOLU. stone crab made us order more and more steak cuts afterwards. haha.. It was definitely a wild and luxurious dinner. thanks for such great service and high quality food.
  33. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love the steak cuts from different portions, love the seafood platter, love the bluefin tuna combo, love the creative sushi at the end of meal. love everything here!
  34. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience, nice steak cuts, and super friendly staff. Highly recommended for those who are in the mood for Japanese Steak House, Prime Sushi, Korean BBQ, Creative Craft Cocktails.
  35. JK

    JulieK

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Really friendly staff. Leo our waiter was exceptional, detail oriented & knowledgeable. The sashimi & the meats were delicious. Most everything else was just ok. We got the dinner project for two & for the first few courses the food came out so fast I thought we were in a fast-food restaurant. When I told our waiter, Leo, that we want a relaxing dinner he let the waitress know & it was much better.We would definitely go back but not order the dinner for 2.
  36. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All time favorite place! I’ve gone here on different occasions and the service/food is unmatched! Come here once and you’ll never go elsewhere. Besides steak, bluefin tuna is the must-go item you will enjoy.
  37. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak Omakas de was an incredible experience. Would highly recommend the Epicure's Treasure under Meatarian Project for its value. Must try Holu's house seafood dry pot ( much better quality and better taste than angry crab's one lol...) Service is impressive.
  38. JE

    JENNIFERK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!! EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT🥰
  39. NT

    NicoleT

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing everything was so good ! Never felt so full in my life ! Leo was our server and cooked our meats to perfection!!! Leo’s service and personality was great !! Will be back soon and ask for him again!
  40. A

    Anonymous

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to do one of their packages, which is essentially a full course meal. Everything was absolutely delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Holu - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 291-8472.

Holu - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Holu - Chicago

2101 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60616

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jefferson & W 21st Street

  • Neighborhood

    China Town

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line - Cermak-Chinatown stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous

  • Executive chef

    Chef Wen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 291-8472

  • Catering

    Email us at letsmeat@holu2020.com along with your contact information, and let us know all your needs, one of our representatives will contact you within 48 hours.

  • Private party facilities

    HOLU offers the special treats for "Dating" & "Birthday" &"Anniversary" &"Business Conference"

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