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Royal Highness Zhu, Chicago, IL

Royal Highness Zhu

4.5
4.5
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese (Sichuan)
Although it's most famous for its electrifying use of chilies and lip-tingling ChengDu peppercorns, the heart of the local cooking style lies in the artful mixing of flavors.

Chengdu cooks excel at combining hot, numbing, sweet, sour, savory, and nutty seasonings to create an astonishing variety of flavors.

Locals like to say, "each dish has its own style; a hundred dishes have a hundred different flavors."

“un-Americanized, small-place street food originated from Szechuan China, awarded as "best heritage restaurant" by Jean Bancheet”

Our Story Begins in Chengdu

"Nearly everything at Da Mao Jia is designed to set your tongue alight with chile heat. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise since the new Bridgeport restaurant specializes in street food from Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province of China and home to one of the most ferociously spicy cuisines on the planet."



- Nick Kindelsperger,
Chicago Tribune

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Sichuan), Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 1:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 799-8151
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mori
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Cross street
    W Fullerton Ave & N Racine Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Fullerton &amp; Racine<br />Public transport stations ID:1345
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

12 Reviews
  1. NitoL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food seemed to be good and flavorful but made us all sick - from indigestion to worse digestive distress. Will never eat there again. Storefront ambience is not cozy at all.

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    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Ordering in the restaurant was only by QR code. I hate that if I’m eating in the restaurant. The app did not work well the WIFI password at the table and the one given by the server did not work. Ordered fried pork, ribs and beef/veggie bowl. The food was very over spiced and the bowl was oily with fatty meat. We could not eat the food so we politely paid, tipped the server and left.

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  3. Rezzie

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu and the waiter said the dish I wanted was VERY spicy. I decided to try it anyway - and it was the perfect amount of spice! Not your usual Chinese restaurant (no chop suey or lo mean) but it's fun to try new things. The tastes were excellent!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The girl waitress was amazing! Items were hit or miss!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very casual dining room but well lit with natural light. The food was flavorful, spicy and unique in Chicago. At least outside of Chinatown.

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  6. Audrey

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the experience. The person waiting on us was patient and answered all our questions. Food was good. We will visit again.

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  7. Jiggy

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Spicy! & Delicious(?). If you’re looking for authentic Chinese this is probably your place. But fair warning - it’s spicy! Everything we had was tasty, even if it did come with a side of heat. The staff is friendly. Expect to order from the app, even when sitting at a table.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Foodie

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. The food was fantastic and the server was friendly. We will be back.

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  9. FRQS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent, huge portions n the cutest boxes for leftovers!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Service was awesome, and food was really tasty. Decor is also on point

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FAQs

Royal Highness Zhu does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Royal Highness Zhu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 799-8151.

Royal Highness Zhu is rated 4.5 stars by 12 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Royal Highness Zhu

1217-1219 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W Fullerton Ave &amp; N Racine Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 1:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Sichuan), Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Fullerton & RacinePublic transport stations ID:1345
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mori
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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