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Bellyq Dining Room - BellyQ, Chicago, IL

BellyQ

4.3
4.3
1863 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Asian
bellyQ, from innovative Chicago chef Bill Kim (urbanbelly), is an exciting concept featuring Asian barbecue and seasonal, locally farmed ingredients. The Randolph Street space showcases Chef Kim's culinary talents with flavors that are rooted in tradition yet decidedly modern in taste and execution. Expect a menu that's smoky and bright, spicy and clean, surprising yet comforting. At bellyQ, Chef Kim crafts unforgettable flavor combinations that awaken your taste buds and satisfy your soul in a space that invites you in and inspires you to hang out a while.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Barbecue, Korean
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER: Tuesday-Saturday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 430 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday & Monday CLOSED
  • Phone number
    (312) 563-1010
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bill Kim
  • Catering
    ORDER IN ADVANCE BY PHONE, AND ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL-EVENT CATERING: 312-563-1010
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate gatherings to karaoke parties, for business or for pleasure, bellyQ can turn an idea into an event you’ll never forget. We host events from 10 – 350 guests and offer a variety of options, including: Chef’s Quarters, Karaoke Den, Ogden Room, and Patio. Buy outs are also available.
  • Private party contact
    Loren Hall, Sales Manager: (312) 563-1010
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    Ogden
  • Parking details
    Free Valet parking up to 3 hours. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    Ashland on Greenline (Metro); Ashland / Ogden on #56 (Bus)
  • Entertainment
    KARAOKE DENLeave your inhibitions at the door and loosen up your vocal cords! The Karaoke Den lives up to its name, featuring a karaoke player and monitor, plush custom-made lounge chairs, side tables, and a large tufted ottoman.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,863 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 1Value

NoiseModerate

1,863 Reviews
  1. JL01

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BellyQ has turned into one of my favorite restaurants to take first time Chicago visitors who want a great and interesting meal at totally reasonable prices. Never disappoints!

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  2. KoletteA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was excellent, the food was delicious our experience was wonderful!

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  3. 1koolspud

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad to see BellyQ go! Happened to pop in for dinner and drinks before a show and found out they were closing the next week. Fantastic time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing ambiance. Small portion sizes but unique flavor. Great for a date night

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  5. Wendy

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Food and Service. Family style option was great for our party of 8.

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  6. Peewee

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    WE have been to BElly Q since they opened and always enjoyed it. They recently changed the menu and the selections were limited and the food not up to their usual standard. The noodle dishes were supposed to have meat in them and the dishes were very small with almost no meat. The food in general was greasy and unappealing. It seems as though they have changed their focus from food to drink. On a Saturday night at 8:00 pm, the restaurant was half empty. Not a good sign.

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  7. Sarah

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Order the Thai Basil Beef; you won't be disappointed. Staff was extremely accommodating of our hearing - impaired father-in-law. Enjoyable dining experience!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were in town for a concert at the United Center & went to BellyQ as it was a referral from friends....it proved to be a very very good referral in deed!

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  9. DominiqueP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ll be back soon! EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. I tried the dessert this time, blew my mind away :)

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grill experience was exceptional. Good amount of food and quality sauces & dips to go with the meat. Can't say enough good things about our experience. Highly recommend!

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  11. LianaH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portions were a little small, but flavors were huge.

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  12. JoshA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Japenese whiskey seemed overpriced. Would have enjoyed a glass of hibiki harmony which they added the word pure to it but that was 20 a shot for a $60 bottle.

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  13. M6race

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is always amazing and fast. Friendly staff and great service.

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  14. shling

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious. Best Asian fusion I ever had. Savory and yummy food. Interesting menu. Server was really nice too.

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  15. BillC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was first time at restaurant and lucked into being sat at grilling table which opened other menu options. Everyone decided to go with grilling menu which was fun if you don't mind cooking your own food. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable - I don't think there was ever an unwanted empty glass at the table. The only let down for me was the limited dessert menu.

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  16. foodie

    Denver

    194 reviews

    4.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was fabulous. Found the interiors and lay out to be very cold and not inviting.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun, enjoyable restaurant

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  18. Elle

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon was delicious. The shortribs were too much work. Not tender and cut with the bone in the center of each piece.

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  19. karma

    Denver

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great happy hour!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great people! Great location! Great restaurant! I highly recommend it...you will not be disappointed!

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  21. Rachel

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So pleasantly surprised. Right off the bat the ambiance and decor was amazing. The service was very team oriented. The food was great, portions were on the smaller side, but price was fair I think. Will def. Return with friends.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my wife’s birthday weekend. Wanted to try place new and different. BellyQ was recommended. It was a good vibe and good service.

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  23. Yewande

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome grill experience!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good drinks, good friends, good food.

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  25. GraceT

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is pricey and mediocre. Service was good.

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  26. Becky

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Given the other reviews, I had expected something more interesting and of better quality. It was just okay.

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  27. MajkenH

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant, nor would I ever return. The. Bar área was the nicest areas at the small seated area. The bartender was friendly and knew his merchandise. We then moved to restaurant for dinner. The booths were cold, hard and uncomfortable. The portion sizes were minuscule, food was nothing special. The waiter had no information and couldn’t answer any of my questions. The dessert menu was ridiculous, every item was served with a soft serve “Dairy Queen like ice cream.” The whole experience was a huge disappointment!!!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun spot to interact with your sweetie, food is solid and the ambiance is nice. Service was there.

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  29. JoannM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner date with husband before U2 concert at United Center. Valet offered to keep car until after concert which was a cost savings and provided a refreshing about five block walk to venue (big crowd walking back in same direction after concert). Host anticipated people going to concert and directed people quickly with utmost care and friendliness. Sat in bar for happy hour and stayed in comfy chairs for dinner. Don’t miss the sticky chicken wings and dumplings! Bartenders evening choice of beverage was a blood orange negroni...instant relaxation and refreshment. Tea Smoked Duck Bolo Noodle dish was on the small side but the sauce was exciting. Definitely revisit worthy.

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  30. cvjb

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a favorite of ours, great service while eating at the bar, and tonight extra special as Chef Bill Kim came out and talked to us, and even made us a special desert!

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  31. MatthewM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bill Kim is a great chef and great host

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  32. sweenseats

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was pretty good but not as great as we expected. We ordered several different dishes. Some were great and others were just ok. Portions were a little too small. Service was great. Will try again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience! Fried rice was the best. The rest was meh. But our server was top notch and so was the sake!

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  34. Steve

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was looking forward to another night at BellyQ since I haven't been in about 2 years. The food was just as great as I remember, however the pacing was off. We ordered a rice dish that came ~20 minutes after every other dish and we were full by that time. It was a bit more noisy then I remember, and at times we didn't see our waitress (she must have been tied up with the big derby party)

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  35. DinerOz

    London

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner with an old friend. Definitely go back

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  36. DawnD

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There isn't anything that we don't LOVE about BellyQ and Urban Belly. The chef is outstanding creating a fusion of culture. The ambiance is perfect for any occasion and the staff is exceptional. We particularly loved meeting the Catering Director, Loren Hall. She has an incredible spirit and is so welcoming. She gave us many ideas of what to order and every one of her suggestions were outstanding.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday and celebrating friends visiting from out of town

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  38. Yewande

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Loved all the meat and seafood we got to grill! Everything was awesome :)

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  39. HannaB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok. Restaurant had an ant problem. Won't be going back

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff treated us very well, excellent double grill table!

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BellyQ is rated 4.3 stars by 1863 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for BellyQ

1400 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ogden
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER: Tuesday-Saturday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 430 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday & Monday CLOSED
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Barbecue, Korean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Valet parking up to 3 hours. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    Ashland on Greenline (Metro); Ashland / Ogden on #56 (Bus)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bill Kim
  • Entertainment
    KARAOKE DENLeave your inhibitions at the door and loosen up your vocal cords! The Karaoke Den lives up to its name, featuring a karaoke player and monitor, plush custom-made lounge chairs, side tables, and a large tufted ottoman.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 563-1010
  • Catering
    ORDER IN ADVANCE BY PHONE, AND ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL-EVENT CATERING: 312-563-1010
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate gatherings to karaoke parties, for business or for pleasure, bellyQ can turn an idea into an event you’ll never forget. We host events from 10 – 350 guests and offer a variety of options, including: Chef’s Quarters, Karaoke Den, Ogden Room, and Patio. Buy outs are also available.
  • Private party contact
    Loren Hall, Sales Manager: (312) 563-1010
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