Ttowa

4.7
26 reviews
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$30 and under
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Korean
Ttowa’s new menu delivers “mandoo” – Korean dumplings – complimented by homemade dipping sauces. TTOWA serve traditional style mandoos with pork, beef, and assorted vegetables. For vegetarians, Ttowa prepares mandoos stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, tofu, and an assortment of other vegetables. The family style restaurant also offers traditional rice dishes, soup, and noodles.



Main entrées feature chicken, pork, and beef, such as marinated short ribs with traditional vegetable rice porridge. Ttowa’s Kimbop Bar integrates Korean flavors.

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JJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to eat - love the food and the service is always great!

LW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Everything I have there is wonderful. Terry is a delight and so is the other OG server who's been there for years. My boyfriend and I call their Dak Bokki "destination chicken". It's that good.

TP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointed they were completely out of the buns...that is what they are known for.

U
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have lived in Arlington Heights a long time and had never tried this gem! The food was excellent - we had the smoked duck and smoke bowl, and it was almost too much food for the 2 of us. The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night and we were glad to have reservations. The only thing that might have made our experience even better would have been if the server had explained the menu a little better to us as this was our first experience with Korean food. We will definitely be back!

s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in all of Chicago. The food is amazing and the service is very personable. Great craft beer selection. The servers are very helpful if you are new to Korean food. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner.

p
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Ttowa. Our go-to menu items are Bulgogi, Dak kalbi and Jja Jang Myun...all delicious and of course the dak buns. Probably more choices that are good, but we hate to not order our three!

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the recommendation of duck for dinner and it was amazing. Never been disappointed by anything on the menu.

FT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so amazing. Food was delicious and waiters were so helpful. Portions were huge and so yummy. I can’t wait to go back. One of our new favorite places on the suburbs!

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, good food and sides. The menu offers a variety of selections so that everyone in our party could share and enjoy a few different tastes. The dumplings were great starter as well.

CA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Ttowa numerous times and are never disappointed! The service is outstanding, the food is amazing! The size of the restaurant is small, which is an asset but I recommend reservations. I have not tried anything that I did not love. Great options for vegetarian/vegans. The flavors are unique. The belly buns are to die for. A friendly, neighborhood venue that is always welcoming.

HG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite special occasion restaurant! The food is always delicious and the drink selection fabulous!

M
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Korean food! Plenty of ordering help from the owner.

DD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service as always

AO
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was great. I was a little shocked they didn't have hot tea but the smoke bowl was soo very great. Highly recommend.

NC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The smoke pork belly is a must try. Same thing with smoke duck.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip to Ttowa, and it was just as good as the first time! This food is craveable, and I love a place where the meal tastes exactly as you expect it to based on a prior visit. The Bulgogi is awesome! We don't live too close...but we'll make the trip for this place.

h
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Can't say enough about it! Great staff, great food, great ambiance!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in the area. The food is great, the service is great and they have a great beer selection.

DA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty, tasty, tasty! Excellent Korean food, just the right spice level. Very helpful and friendly staff.

KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We all enjoyed a unique dining experience. Th staff helped to make it a fun, memorable and delicious meal!

AB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken and Pork Belly Buns are delicious!

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good "first time" experience, we plan to return.

RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. Terry the owner is amazing and the food is so so good! Try the belly buns or bibimbap

EH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Reviewed on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great food! Ask the chef's son to select your meal and you won't be disappointed

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Reviewed on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Modern take on Korean food, we enjoyed our date night here. Food was good, atmosphere was nice, place was clean, friendly staff, no complaints here.

K
Chicago
14 reviews
Reviewed on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

This is such a neighborhood gem! Great for the food, the ambiance, the service, and did I mention the belly buns? YUM