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Tak Korean Bistro & Karaoke - TAK Korean Bistro, Chicago, IL

TAK Korean Bistro

4.6
4.6
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
A Korean pocha restaurant in South Loop Chicago is a lively and casual eatery that serves up traditional Korean street food dishes and drinks. Pocha, which translates to "street food tent," refers to the popular outdoor food stalls found in South Korea, and this type of restaurant aims to recreate that experience in an indoor setting.

At a Korean pocha restaurant, you can expect to find a variety of small plates, or "anju," that are meant to be shared among friends while drinking soju or beer. These dishes can include popular Korean bar snacks like fried chicken, spicy rice cakes, and seafood pancakes.

The atmosphere at a Korean pocha restaurant is usually laid-back and social, with a focus on hanging out with friends and enjoying good food and drinks.

Overall, if you're looking for a fun and flavorful dining experience in South Loop Chicago, a Korean pocha restaurant is a great choice. With its vibrant atmosphere and delicious street food, it's sure to be a memorable meal.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 722-6632
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

27 Reviews
  1. drubyb

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had such a fun time here!!! Loved the atmosphere and of course the food!!!

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  2. IllyanaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was awesome! Food was great. Vibe was great. Drinks were delicious would definitely come back.

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  3. ElaineC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The raw crab was way too salty. Rest of food was ok.

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  4. Abby

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and service was great! I came with a big party of 14-18 people for dining and karaoke and the staff was very accommodating. Will come again for sure, the chive pancakes, Rose Ttukbokki and the slush cocktails were my personal favorites!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibes, food, and staff were amazing! Loved every minute of this place and the karaoke room was super fun! Will be back again!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best karaoke in chicago we had great food great service

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  7. KhoaT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great karaoke night with amazing food and service!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is horrible, karaoke rooms are fun and have lots of songs to select from. However, everything is in Korean so it’s a little difficult to navigate the controls.

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  9. DanaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time my friends and I go to Tak Bistro we have a great time. Food is top tier and the staff are lovely.

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  10. ChristinaL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I don't recommend TAK for large groups. While the restaurant is beautiful the service was really bad. I went in December of 2023 and had the following experience: 1) Reservations - I went for my birthday and had a large group on 25 people. We reserved the large private room karaoke room. When reserving the space I tried calling and emailing the restaurant for weeks with little response. I had originally reserved the room online, but wanted to confirm that they could comfortably accommodate the group. Once confirmed, the staff told us we only had the karaoke room for one hour. The reservation, that was booked two months prior, was for three hours. 2) Service - The food looked good, but we never received our orders. It took 30-40 minutes for guests to receive their food and drink orders. Multiple people left early because the service was so bad, and they were hungry. I spent most of my birthday following up to see when the items that we order were going to arrive. I asked for the manager and it look over 30 minutes for them to come to our room. 3) Service charges - we were not alerted when we exceeded our reservation time and they continued to charge us. We went over time due to technical issues with the karaoke machine and the incredibly slow service. 4) Karaoke selection - Tak has a limited song selection. Please note that the machines are in Korean. Listen, if you're a K-POP girlie, this is your spot. 5) Drink selection - while they have a full drink menu, they wouldn't let us order mixed drinks. We were told we could only order the cocktails on the menu. They couldn't provide drinks like Moscow mules or a gin and tonics. Overall, their staff were overwhelmed and didn't have a strong understanding of the menu. They were very kind and respectful! I just had a bad experience. I hope with time they improve.

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TAK Korean Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for TAK Korean Bistro

1132 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    South Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
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