PERILLA | korean american fare

4.7
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$30 and under
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Korean
Korean-American Cuisine centered around a communal dining experience. Inspired by classic Korean flavors and ingredients, we offer our approach on many traditional classics paired alongside new and exciting takes created by the Chef to represent the second generation of Korean-Americans and the food we love to enjoy and share.

Located in River West / Fulton Market area
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.6
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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, if pretty traditional for korean bbq. But as a vegetarian it was nice to be able to go to a korean BBQ joint and have vegetarian options!

PL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. We both got sick the next day... it is what it is. Those things happen. We will def come back.

HN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is good to spend time at the lounge bar in the restaurant.

VF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is very good, service is perfect. It's not as authentic as some Korean restaurants I have been to but it is nice. It's a bit too loud and too difficult to talk to friends. But I would definitely go back for the great food and amazing drinks.

SS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, with a definite different take on Korean fare. Love it

B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the BBQ smelled delicious, my friend and I enjoyed a vegetarian meal and wow! Chef Andrew really shines with the veg dishes. Do not miss the mushrooms or asparagus. Can't wait to try again!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Highly recommend this place.

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

AG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and dining experience! Highly recommend it!

h
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great drink service! Hospitality!!!

LE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yura and Thomas went above and beyond to make the evening special to celebrate our friends’ engagement. THANK YOU!!!

R
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good works dinner night, The service was attentive, food was fresh and at a good standard. Cocktails were also very good. We had the 4 person feast with the Wagu steak , lots of food for everyone. Pork Dumplings, Fire Chicken and the Wagu were great . The star of the show was the sides !

If Heineken made Korean BBQ restaurants!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. The staff was very friendly and attentive to the table. Absolutely will be back.

CC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand opening soon!

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RM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Perilla and we had the Feast for 4. Everything was very good, especially the Korean Fried chicken wings. Brussels sprouts had parmesan cheese which is an odd flavor profile for the rest of the menu. When you ordered the feasts, you will end up fill, but not eating much meat from the grill.
I'll be back, but next time would likely just order meat which would come with the Banchan sides which they refill upon request.
Glad to have Perilla in town.

CT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perilla seemed like korean food that was 5% americanized. To me that was a good thing but probably not so good to my korean tablemates but they said they liked it too. I liked that the silky tofu soup didn’t have any mussels. Also liked the selection of craft beer.

e
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent—and fun.

PE
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, the service is outstanding and the food and drinks, including wine list are reasonable.
From reception to waitress to food runners the service was right on. The manager was very attentive to the overall service and visited most tables at least once.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing I would change is that the happy hour drink specials are only available in the back bar, not once you’re seated. Paying twice as much for the same glass of wine when you could just walk back to the bar seems unnecessary.

A
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food. Waiters provided great service. I would definitely go back for the bulgogi and anything on the grill. Everything we ordered was really delicious

T
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant with higher price compare with other Korean BBQ

PP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch from restaurant to service to food. Had family and friends in from
Out of town. They loved it too. Just a fantastic place and love the respect to Michelle Obama. Will definitely be back again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Screams cultural appropriation. Dishes lacked flavor and strayed from cultural roots. Will not be returning.

VV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a really knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We booked the place at 9:15 pm but we had to wait at least 20 min to be seated. The quality of the meat was good but it was really small for a korean bbq restaurant.
It is more modernized and we appreciated good smell control. But, it is less authentic. I don’t think I will go there again because there are better choices for korean bbq such as Daebak.

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great value, friendly service. Can’t wait to go back!

JY
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is Korean and loves good Korean food. Both of our young adult children do as well. We all thought this restaurant was wonderful!! Great food! Amazing service! And very fun hip atmosphere! We will be back!

BC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like Rib Eye Steak and Skirt Steak, large portion and well marinated. Service was friendly and well educated about Korean cuisine. It could be perfect if they serve stew/soup with grilled meat.
I want to try their patio next time!

RE
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool environs, prime beef, good apps. What more can you want?

AJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Korean barbecue I’ve ever had in my life, boarder line fine dining an amazing experience with great service.

FC
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 9 and had a terrific dinner at Perilla. Katie, our server, was extremely attentive, explaining all the dishes we were unfamiliar with and giving us great recommendations, as well as preparing the grilled meat for us. Perilla was a wonderful introduction to Korean cuisine for us and we will definitely be back.

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic--we had a party of 6 and the server suggested The Feast and it was just the right amount of food for us! Service was excellent and the food was so good!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first dinner at Perilla. The food was delicious and portions generous. I can’t wait to go back and try more stuff!

s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having Korean food, great experience! Friendly staff and the food was amazing! There was so much food with the feast package, and it was a great value! I will definitely return, and highly recommend Perilla.

S
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good vibe. Friendly Service. Good food. Only wish thr meats come out together. By the time the spare ribs came out we were already full.

ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and fresh food , lots of dishes and good quality meet

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an Asian, I'm always skeptical about a new restaurant, especially with Korean BBQ, and especially if they don't let you cook the meat yourself! However, this place completely blew my mind. The quality of the food, the service and everything about the restaurant was phenomenal! It's also reassuring to hear how the Manager (or Owner) was explaining to the trainee on how to grill the meat and how he was so attentive and carefully cooked for every customer. I could tell that he has a great passion for the restaurant and everything in it. I will definitely go back again, in fact, I'm planning to go back next week. Cannot wait!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience1

We saw a rat outside while eating

RF
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and the feast for 2 is more than enough food. In addition to the great food, the service was exceptional. Will visit again when I return to Chicago.