Lao Hunan

2230 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

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  • "... Sour Pickle, fried Dry Chili Fish Filet" (2 tips)
  • "Ground Pork with Sour Pickle: Meaty and filling, there is also an..." (2 tips)
  • "Jade tofu and Hunan-style crispy eggplant thrill the..." (2 tips)
  • Time Out Chicago

    Try the Home-fed chicken Xiang Xi–style from our 100 Best list: We don’t care about the misleading translation when the result is one of Hu’s best signatures.

    Time Out Chicago · December 6, 2011
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  • Time Out Chicago

    This is intense food, spicy and oily and built around pork and chicken. “Home fed chicken" is hung for two days to dry age before it’s lightly smoked over a wok filled with dry rice and spices. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 21, 2012
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  • justin f.

    The dry chili fish fillet is transcendent. Highly recommended!

    justin f. · February 5, 2012
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  • Serious Eats

    Tony Hu's Lao Hunan is an ode to Hunanese cuisine in all its spicy, funky, pickled glory.

    Serious Eats · September 17, 2013
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  • Time Out Chicago

    This is intense food, spicy and oily and built around pork and chicken. “Home fed chicken” is hung for two days to dry age before it’s lightly smoked over a wok filled with dry rice and spices. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 17, 2012
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  • Liana L.

    Pretty spicy - liberal use of chili oil and chili peppers

    Liana L. · November 27, 2011
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  • Serious Eats

    Ground Pork with Sour Pickle: Meaty and filling, there is also an unmistakable funk that never gets old.

    Serious Eats · May 21, 2013
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  • Lisa W.

    Whatever you do, get the dry chili fish. One of the best things I've ate this year, and I'm not even a huge fish fan. A lot of spicy and sour flavors here, heads up.

    Lisa W. · May 13, 2012
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  • Chicago magazine

    Jade tofu and Hunan-style crispy eggplant thrill the chili-pepper set, pea pod leaves target the garlic addicted. You don't have to order Lucky Braised Pig Hand unless you want to. Your call.

    Chicago magazine · April 10, 2012
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  • Alfred K.

    Chocolate fortune cookies!

    Alfred K. · March 31, 2012
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  • Eric J.

    Get it spicy! The mild is quite mild and the chicken needs the extra kick.

    Eric J. · 1 day ago
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  • DailyCandy

    "The best thing on the menu at this BYOB Chinatown restaurant is, hands down, the dry chili fish filet. It’s insanely good. So are the green beans. Dine in to make a date of the whole experience."

    DailyCandy · December 30, 2013
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  • Alice

    Amazing if you like spicy, salty, oily food. The Hunan-style chili in black bean sauce was especially good.

    Alice · June 27, 2013
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  • Stephen L.

    It all begins from here, it all ends from here. Probably the best Sichuan cuisine in Chinatown here.

    Stephen L. · June 24, 2013
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  • Bill E.

    Even if veggies are not your fave, get the Jade Tofu, terrific (coming from a carnivore)

    Bill E. · March 17, 2013
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  • Gloria C.

    Tai Gan Hunan Style, Ground Pork with Sour Pickle, fried Dry Chili Fish Filet

    Gloria C. · January 17, 2013
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  • ISC C.

    Tasty spicy food, more than what I expected from a Lao restaurant

    ISC C. · December 31, 2012
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  • Jason P.

    Credit and debit cards are accepted, but make sure your purchase is at least $20.

    Jason P. · April 4, 2012
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  • Ryan H.

    Go for the hot and sour soup!!

    Ryan H. · March 2, 2012
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  • John H.

    Regular customer here but new to foursquare (and future mayor of this place). Mao's pork belly is a must. Make the basil eggplant your vegetable (forget everything you think you know about eggplant).

    John H. · January 22, 2012
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  • Ryan H.

    Whattup with the junfu?!

    Ryan H. · November 6, 2011
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