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Holu - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Holu - Chicago

4.8
4.8
199 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Perfectionist Holu proprietor & founder had always been seeking for a "Perfect Combination" of Asian Barbeque, Classic American Steak, and Full Range Of Drinks. Eventually, all the efforts 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, rich variety of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and a suite of Classic Old Fashioned & New Era Creative cocktails. The prime beef cuts from our in-house dry aging room are cooked on Ceramic Charcoal Smokeless High-End Grills in every table. By that way, every morsel of steak would be caramelized perfectly to how foodies like it to be cooked, and would make every bite hot, fresh, juicy, and blasting! Other than Holu's signature beef cuts on grills, delightful lamb, pork, seafoods will be counted as the significant parts of "On-Grill Carnival Feast".

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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 199 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for Brunch

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Kid Friendly

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Hot Spot

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Late Night Find

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Notable Wine List

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Scenic View

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Special Occasion

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Steakhouse

  • Chicago

    Great for Brunch

  • Chicago

    Kid Friendly

  • Chicago

    Good for Groups

  • Chicago

    Healthy

  • Chicago

    Hot Spot

  • Chicago

    Late Night Find

  • Chicago

    Notable Wine List

  • Chicago

    Scenic View

  • Chicago

    Special Occasion

  • Chicago

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  1. RP

    RichardP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food was delicious and very well prepared. The service was also outstanding.
  2. LO

    LukaszO

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for birthdays
  3. LJ

    LouisJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great quality, great atmosphere! The staff was tremendous. I love my experience here 10 out of 10!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Friends found it unique. Only issue was difficulty hearing and understanding our cook/server due to accent, masking and background noise.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience the food was great the staff were very nice and informative they made me and my date feel very comfortable and even talked us in to trying food that we never have before definitely will be returning.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! I especially enjoy having Leo as our server.
  7. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    holy god this place is incredible. we got the butcher’s feast and two different A5 wagyu cuts and everything was phenomenal. i’ve eaten a lot of great meat in my life but HOLU takes the cake. the booth seating was private and beautifully decorated, the service was amazing (we loved Ting and Leo!), and the food was mind blowing. there are no words to describe the flavors, textures, and straight up deliciousness that touches your mouth, you must go. the experience is one-of-a-kind, i wish i could come here daily.
  8. AT

    AnalaviniaT

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I never experienced such service before. The atmosphere, service, food, everything was just perfect. We enjoyed our dinner and definitely will come back
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Bad service perhaps because I am a black man.
  10. T

    Trav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and even better food! Would recommend it to anyone.
  11. RB

    RandiB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Too hard to hear servers Complicated menu Great food
  12. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were fantastic. I got the one washed with MSG, which I initially thought would be odd, but was refreshing and tasty. Would get again. The meal was amazing. Being Korean, I didn't have high hopes, as I've been burned by these fancy, new, fusion type restaurants in the past with experimental dishes that don't taste nearly as good as the original. Appreciate the effort, but sometimes it's just not good. However, Holu actually stuck a lot closer to traditional than I thought. All the side dishes and sushi were very traditional flavors and each one was done so well. Even the lobster fried rice was noticeably good, better than what you typically buy straight from the store. Kind of odd to have such high quality meats with these traditional ways to enhance lower quality meats, but it was new and the options and combinations were fun to play with.
  13. J

    Jontan1966

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and good food, although not huge portions for those with big appetites. It is also very expensive. So special occasions are the only times you should go. It’s too pricey for every day dining. The meat is very good quality.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  15. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is pure heaven when it comes to the fusion of Japanese BBQ and American steak culture. Our group did the steak omakase and we were taken for a fantastic ride with a variety of well cut meats cooked to perfection with elegantly simple seasoning of salt. The banchan ties everything together. There were just so many wonderful touches to our meal that made this place stand out. We had a difficult journey getting to Chicago from out of town with canceled flights and delays and we almost missed our reservation at HOLU but this experience set everything back in harmony. Thank you!
  16. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everybody on staff was super friendly and professional. Our server was very informative on the cuts and the plates of the Butcher's Feast & Epicure's Treasure. Very impressive wine list. Will highly recommend to friends and family. If there was one negative, we waited 15 minutes at the bar to be seated, but the quality of the food was worth the wait.
  17. S

    Saladgirl

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our friends anniversary… Located in an unusual Asian Mall location near Chicago’s Chinatown we were skeptical BUT to our surprise we had an absolutely amazing experience!!! If you are a foodie or steak snob …book your reservation now! On site Dry Aged Steak, fabulous seafood, attentive friendly staff, great ambiance!
  18. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the most grand and tastiest steakhouse I have ever been to. All the different cuts of meat just melts into my mouth. Especially the Kobe beef 😛😍 I have never tasted beef this fresh before. We ended up paying around $250 a person but we also had wine with it. In the end, I think the price was pretty justifiable! I 10/10 will recommend my friends to go there to taste "REAL STEAK".
  19. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It took a while to get a reservation but HOLU is well worth everything. Ambiance, amazing service and incredible food. My wife booked us a reservation for four on a Tuesday night. I highly recommend ordering the Carnival Package if you’re with a group of 4+. Great variety of meats. We also ordered the Bluefin Tuna Omakase and Kobe beef. Meat is cooked perfectly to your liking directly in front of you. Staff is incredibly attentive and informed. The ice cream at the end is the perfect ending. The best SteakHouse experience I’ve had in CHI.
  20. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience at HOLU. The restaurant was very energetic and vibe-y and the service was excellent. From Sara the host through to Todd the bartender and Leo our waiter, we were very well taken care of. The staff were friendly and the food and drinks were exceptional. We did the Butcher’s Feast, which was a perfect sampling of various different cuts of steak, all of which were beautifully tender and flavourful. The side dishes were also all very tasty and complemented the balanced flavour of the meat, which was allowed to shine without too many sauces or help from spices. Definitely recommend and would absolutely go back!
  21. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very busy on Sunday evening and we sat at bar for some cocktails and beers. Nice bar view and delicious handcraft cocktails recipes. after 20mins we were assigned a semi-private table that was large and decent. The steak was truly No.1 in Chicago as all other reviews and press said. Seafood was fresh and high quality as well. The most impressive point from holu was the incredible service they delivered. This was unforgettable amazing experience in my life. Will be back soon
  22. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried many places around the city and this has got to be my #1 so far. Food was absolutely fantastic, meat cuts were delicious. Portions were perfect. Mushrooms and side dishes were fresh, from the beginning til the end (felt like a work of art rather than the consumption of food) . We also got the dinner special, domestic prime lamb racks from Iowa 38 a pop but it was worth it! So fresh and luscious ! Blown away by the fat. Every dish contrasted with each other in harmony. It was definitely a story that was being told throughout the whole process. The well trained waiters knew exactly where and when to pick up in terms of cooking the meat for us. Lastly, price was reasonable for a party of 3 , Will be coming back!
  23. MB

    MorganB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holu was great - very cool experience. Delicious food - loved the Meat Paradise. Plenty of food to split. Especially if adding any sides.
  24. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    five stars on every aspect! best beef best drinks. the seafood and apps are so great that made my brother "lick worthy". very professional management team. thank you holu
  25. LA

    LesheleA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and accommodating our bariatric needs and still have a great experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a bomb and blew my mind. I loved everything. Service was great, staff is super upbeat and very engaging. I'd love to come here for my birthday next month. Definitely a must go if you're on a food tour. Bar area is also super slick with hundreds of wine selections and very relaxing.
  27. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent asian steakhouse. The cuts quality were totally worth their value as you bite into succulent chunks of perfection. These can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with some classic banchans (반찬-side dishes) that are served with your meat. Up to you! Vegetarians too can feast on a meat free version of the dishes available on the menu. You can book an early evening dinner and still be off to your next event without having to change clothes —thanks to the smokeless grills used on the tables.
  28. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic meal here! We did the Butcher's Feast and it was so much food. The cuts of meat were delicious and perfectly seasoned table side by our waiter. The decor is also beautiful and so fantastic! Best meat + best beverage in Chicago! I can't wait to return! This is the place that I can definitely do as my weekly spots for steak!
  29. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you can get a reservation this is a must. Their wine list and sake line is extensive and staff is well versed. The grill table is phenomenal and catches the smoke, which is designed for their fancy steaks. The banchan you get is well made. They ask for your preference in temperature. The cuts of meat are beautifully marbled, especially the dry aged steaks really nutty creamy. The staff does a great job as they attend each table to turn and cool your meat. I cannot say enough on how well this restaurant does and this is definitely Korean & Japanese Grill highend fine dining right without comprising the flavors.
  30. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is top notched. From the food to the services. Perfection! Our server May is very knowledgeable and so nice and attending. Definitely recommend 100%
  31. OT

    OpenTableDinner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm Korean guy, I can tell holu is NOT traditional bbq stuff NOR the all you can eat spots. It is definitely a high end steakhouse with inspired by Korean tabletop grill style. These folks do it well. We’ve been coming here since they opened, and we were back again during this long weekend. The whole experience is top notch. It’s recommended to get a reservation especially on weekend and holiday, so plan ahead or you won't get seats. The food is upscale (and the price shows), but if you’re treating your special someone for a special occasion (not the ring question!), this is honest, safe bet.
  32. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such amazing experience, thanks HOLU. We had our reservation at 8. We got our table our 8:30, so we had sole drinks at the bar. When we got the table, it really worth the wait. We had the omakase experience and meat paradise. It was great! Everything was amazing and the waiters were extremely kind. It’s like they are cooking for you as they serve. Amazing. Definitely will be back soon. Chicago badly need such gorgeous place.
  33. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicago needed a great restaurant with Character THIS IS IT! This will be a spot where meat lovers should frequently visit lol Me and my husband decided to give it a shot after learning about the HOLU culture in CHI, As expected it did not disappoint the atmosphere and ambiance are very unique completely different to other high end restaurants in Chicago, with character not a cookie cutter trendy restaurant. Service and attention to detail were at its best, from refilling your water cups the moment they were emptied, to cleaning the table and providing conversational companionship. Lastly food was extraordinary, the meat and seafood, cooked to perfection and with such flavorful combinations that would make your taste buds wake up from the bland and boring flavors we are used to. 10/10 worth visiting
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience5
    food was good, nothing special for the price the server was not happy with the tip we left and came back to question it and i thought it was VERY RUDE and unprofessional. sometimes people leave what they have and maybe the next time they will go it could been different. i just don’t think a next time is going to happen after this embarrassing and disappointing service
  35. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible evening of the finest beef on display. Not only was the food some of the best I’ve ever had but the entire experience is to be enjoyed. From the moment you walk in to the final step of the culinary experience , which is the delicious soft serve, your senses will be stimulated. I recommend HOLU for all steak lovers!!! This is steak paradise.
  36. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My reservation was for 7pm and the resturant was busy so we were sat at the bar and sipped complimentary wine until our table was ready. Everything was delicious. The meat and veggies were fresh. The beef fried rice was AMAZING and the servers were attentive, knowledgeable and cooked our meat at the table to perfection!!!! Be prepared to spend at minimum $200 per 2 people. The dining experience was totally worth it.
  37. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This steakhouse was mega hyped up by my friends, and it lived up to it. If you want the full HOLU experience, get The Carnival Packages ( either "Deluxe Feast" or "Extravagant Spread" ) - it comes with all summit quality of wagyu steaks including the A5 wagyu and different kinds of high quality seafood, which you need to have at least once in your life. The "Bluefin Tuna Omakase" is mandatory. The meat is cooked and distributed for you while you eat the other dishes. It was well worth going, would highly recommend.
  38. FB

    FBChi

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Great first half, presentation and timing and pace. Second half felt like they wanted us to get out so they delayed everything. Food overcooked, wrong orders, and then the eternal wait for a check. Would go back but hope they can keep the consistency from first half to second half.
  39. C

    Chicagofinedinner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live Sea Urchin!!!! Live Wild Eel!!! Super huge Australian Jumbo Lobster!!! + Top level dry age & Wagyu from domestic, Australian and Japanese farm!!! + Pro BAR (my favorite part)... .... the vibes taste service price everything is balanced .. i booked 2 weeks ago for 4 ppl .. and as a korean who living in Chicago didn't expect much.. well nothing expected.. was just needed fancy place .. and the restaurant located Chicago Pilsen district.. so just went there ... BUT... it was exactly what i missed in CHI .. hope this restaurant keep this way.. And you guys not gonna regret.. 👍
  40. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dishes is so marvelous! HOLU is an abbreviation of "best quality. I will diffidently come back again

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 4.8 stars by 199 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 18 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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