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Sun Wah Bar-B-Q Restaurant

#640 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5039 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3005
+1 773-769-1254
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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chicago, il
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161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner last weekend with a large group. The duck was carved tableside and it was delicious wrapped in the steamed buns with the provided sauce, carrots, scallions and pickled vegetables. You also get duck soup, duck fried rice and a duck noodle dish included. We were at a table with 6 adults and 4 kids (under... More 

Thank viv2367b
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Years ago I wanted to go to the then hole-in-the wall with the ducks hanging in the windows restaurant. My American partner, of course, could not get past the ducks hanging on the window. So I went back with a new friend not squeamish about ducks (none are hanging any more) and the place was trendy, large, a typical urban... More 

Thank Tomas D
Chicago, Illinois
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191 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Reserve a table and order the off menu duck feast! Plenty of amazing family style options at this restaurant and looking at the tables around us I got very food envy but for sure the Peking duck was the best! Good bar options and they seem to do a great job with large parties.

Thank Nathan A
Evanston, Illinois
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376 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Continues to please--at least the food! Roast duck still the best I've had in the US (including NY Chinatown)...although this time it was a little cold. Eggplant with garlic sauce also up there. Chicken potstickers and baby bok choy good enough. Didn't care so much for the broad rich noodles with shrimp. Service fast, as usual, but don't expect personable.... More 

Thank jaz79h
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185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Was at Sun Wah last night with 9 others. The 10 of us devoured 2 Beijing ducks, which they slice and serve with steamed buns (bao) along with some scallion, hoisin & chili sauce, pickled turnip & carrot. Along with the duck one gets fried rice or noodles, as well as a soup. It was the perfect amount of food... More 

Thank SweetWillie
Chicago, Illinois
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393 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Being of Asian descent, I'm very picky about Asian restaurants, and I only came here because a friend wanted to (I probably would have never come here alone). It's a huge dining hall full of tables and, to my surprise, was pretty full on a Saturday night in January. We ordered the Peking Duck, egg rolls, and Hong Kong-style BBQ... More 

Thank pingaroo
Chicago, Illinois
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176 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was torn between three stars and four. Sun Wah is a bit like a warehouse -- a very large open space with very little décor. My son has been there often, and he tells me there are a number of very good dishes and some not so great -- and that the quality varies somewhat from time to time.... More 

Thank dennisfr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had the peking duck. It was excellent. Can't wait to go back. Everything was done in a reasonable time. Workers very warm & friendly.

Thank Linda B
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went with a group of 11 for a 6PM dinner on 12/23. The restaurant was nearly empty when we got there (the room is HUGE). Despite that, it took 45 minutes to get our dinner. We were starving! We split three duck dinners (their specialty) and had a couple of other dishes that I didn't try. The duck comes sliced... More 

Thank MDsquared
Des Plaines, Illinois
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I shared Chicken Pot stickers, BBQ Pork or rice, Chinese Broccoli with Oyster flavor sauce. Others tried the Sweet & Sour Chicken, Duck friend rice, Vegetable Rice a bottle of red wine for the partakers to partake. Good seeing friends at one of our favorite dinner places.

Thank k5of6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5039 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-769-1254

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