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161 W Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1433
+1 847-749-4493
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Fort Myers, Florida
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185 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just moved into the area. Happy to see a Korean restaurant option in my neighborhood. Service is attentive and informal. Definitely feel like we were guests vs. patrons. Make reservations if you plan on dining here on a Fri or Sat night. Chef will adjust the "heat" to your dish if you see an entree you'd like to try but... More 

Thank Dan C
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've been several times and everything that I've had is wonderful. They will recommend dishes if needed, but my favorite are Bulgogi and Dak Kalbi. The sizzling Pork belly is very good as well.

Thank jtt300
Macomb, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Ttowa excels in service and atmosphere but most of all, the food! From favorite standards to new, less usual specials, the food is a delight. The condiments are always tasty and there is always something new to try. If you don't know Korean food, this is a great place to start as the servers and owner take time to explain... More 

Thank sorayagirl61455
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is the place for best korean food ever, and let me tell you I've been to many. There is no food on the menu that you won't like it, everything is flavorful and delicious. I have been going to TTOWA for years, first as a meet eater and now as a vegetarian and still I'm always satisfied and amazed... More 

Thank Gosia75
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We've been here twice and can't wait to go back. We were new to Korean food the first time we went and the waiter was so informative and friendly!

Thank SaMoCh
Delray Beach
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213 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This was the first Korean restaurant I have ever been to and we loved it. They are very nice and help you understand their menu. It is not cheap but well worth it-the food is addicting. I can't wait to go back. We tried the bulgogi(loved it)Sam gyup sal(pork belly), and some delicious drink they recommended.

Thank Karen C
Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We visited the place twice to have lunch in last few months. They serve Korean food but not in the traditional way, but depending on your taste this may just work fine. I am not sure how often their special menu changes; both times I was there the braised short ribs with Kimchi stew was on the board. I tried... More 

Thank WheelingTraveler
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The place is almost always busy during weekdays and weekends. So consider making reservations ahead. Food to must try are the Rice Cakes, Dumplings and the Buns (pork belly and chicken). The owner is super friendly and has some good recommendations everytime. We had vegetarian friends along and he suggested some great vegetarian fare.

Thank Richa S
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

We love Ttowa (Korean restaurant). It was recommended to me and my husband when it opened, but it took us nearly a year to go there. The restaurant is not fancy and there is no real theme to the décor. But the staff is warm and friendly, the service is attentive, and the food is delicious. It is difficult to... More 

2 Thank Alison O
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I can not rave enough about this restaurant. If you have been to one of those mediocre Korean BBQ restaurants, forget everything you know about Korean cuisine. The food at Ttowa is amazing and the service is extremely warm and friendly. The owner manages the floor and loves people. He is great at making menu recommendations and engaging guests.

1 Thank Bradley H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 W Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1433
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-749-4493
Ttowa specializes in Korean dumplings, complimented by homemade dipping sauces. We’re a family owned restaurant with over 14 years in the restaurant business. We’re the previous owners of Ttowa Dumpling House in Morton Grove, IL. Come visit our *new* location in the downtown Arlington Heights area.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?