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Moon Palace Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
216 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1914
+1 312-225-4081
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“egg rolls” (8 reviews)
“lo mein” (5 reviews)
“dumplings” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
216 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1914
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great options here, value on par with Chinatown. Staff spoke great English if that's important to your dining experience. Highly recommend the Ma Pa Tofu and anything Kung Pao.

Thank MTF1x
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Food here in my opinion is average. Not quite as good as our usual take-out place in the suburbs. Seems like Chinatown would be a perfect place to find some really good Chinese food so don't stop here. Minghin near the west end of the...More

Thank Chicago-BB
Reviewed 13 December 2017

After getting stiffed at several "modern" chinese restaurants in the area, this place was a breathe of fresh air. Pot stickers were tasty, but dough was a bit thicker than we like. Soup dumplings were much better than Duck Duck Goat or Imperial Lamian. Then...More

1  Thank hobbes63069
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We've been regulars at Moon Palace for over 30 years, but had not been for several months. Ate there this past weekend with a large group, which allowed us to order a large variety of items. Kitchen was firing on all cylinders. We especially enjoyed...More

Thank MBA60302
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Decided to try some place different in Chinatown and glad I did. Went for lunch and Moon Palace is very good. Soups are tasty and not overly salty. Had the Kung Pao Chicken and Special Fried Rice. Very good. Can taste the difference in the...More

Thank H6569MXjamesc
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Good ambience. We were seated straight away. Super fresh ingredients brought hot from the kitchen. Great servers, they were run off their feet but managed to remain friendly and smiling. Would definitely recommend it. Extensive menu and very reasonable prices.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I visited Moon Palace in June upon the recommendation of our condo concierge. We traveled to Chinatown via the Chicago Water Taxi (highly recommend). While entering, I held the door for an older woman who later identified herself as the owner's mother....More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for over a decade. When ever friends from out of town come in we go here. Love the food, prices and portions.

Thank Shaun I
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My family and I went to Moon Palace for dinner one evening. The cuisine was amazing. There are various kinds of dumplings served for appetizers. The vegetarian eggrolls are delightful. I enjoyed the xiao long bao. Great dish. I highly recommend going to Moon Palace.

Thank stanley824
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went for Mothers Day. From the vegetarian eggrolls, eggplant, seafood it was wonderful!! Every dish was unique, flavorful and with exactly the level of spice we had requested. Brown rice was best I've had as well. Just go!! Very reasonable prices $9-15 for each...More

Thank roxpwhite
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest
neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on
character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In
this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic
Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth
Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or
other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your
visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1914 (Formerly Oriental Palace)
    (Wentworth and Cermak)
  • Public Transportation: Cermak-Chinatown (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-225-4081
  • E-mail
Welcome to Moon Palace! We have been serving Chinese food since the early 90's. At Moon Palace we specialize in Shanghai and Mandarin cuisine and are famous for many of our delicious dishes and great service. For our prospective customers, Moon Palace offers a unique experience of Chicago's Chinatown. A jewel resting at the entrance of Chicago's Chinatown, Moon Palace offers quality food, a comfortable and relaxed ambiance, and a full bar menu. Whether you are coming to enjoy a nice lunch date or preparing for a night out with the family, Moon Palace is the perfect place to be. Looking forward to serving you soon!
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