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1400 W. Randolph St. (Loomis St.) Send to Phone
773-583-0500 | Menu
Talented Chicago chef styles Asian dumplings and noodles with precision at this West Loop spot.


Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Urbanbelly, Chicago, IL

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Urbanbelly Restaurant Review

: Bill Kim’s résumé reads like a culinary tome. He's cheffed at New York's Bouley, for Shawn McClain and Susanna Foo. But he's too humble to flaunt any of these credentials, yet confident enough to pull out of the fine dining scene. Urbanbelly is his and his wife's, Yvonne (who works the front of the house), dream come true. Kim rolls his years of cooking experience, his travels and his Korean background into approachable dining, providing fresh farmers market produce, top technique and creative menu items at affordable prices. Order from the short menu (dumplings, noodles and rice dishes), take a number and grab a set of chopsticks. Paper-thin wrappings envelop Asian squash, the bright orange fillings complemented by orange segments and equally razor-thin cut daikon. Already-intense ground lamb adopts a brandy distillate; the sweetness seeps into these must-order dumplings. Scallion fried rice bursts with fluffy egg; a dripping glazed short rib crowns the mound. Sides of seasonal kimchi and tender wrinkled beans round out lunch or dinner. You'll leave full --- with a rich experience, belly and wallet.

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