Lao Hunan

Hunan Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant
2230 S Wentworth Ave (btwn W 22nd Pl & W Alexander St), Chicago, IL 60616, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.3/10

Based on 50 votes

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    Bill E.
    "... not your fave, get the Jade Tofu, terrific (coming from a carnivore)"(3 Tips)
    ISC C.
    "Tasty spicy food, more than what I expected from a Lao restaurant"(9 Tips)
    Gloria C.
    "fried Dry Chili Fish Filet"(2 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "Ground Pork with Sour Pickle"(2 Tips)
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  • jade tofu
  • spicy food
  • pork belly
  • great value
  • eggplant
  • chicken
  • dry chili
  • Mao
  • fish fillet
  • basil
  • crispy food
  • garlic
  • dinner
  • peas
  • Stephon G.

    Great food, great atmosphere

    Stephon Gilder · March 17
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  • Stephen L.

    Couldn't get any worse. Used to be good, disappointed foods and service.

    Stephen Luo · October 11, 2014
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  • Luiz E.

    Great food and service. Appetizer: Jade Tofu ir Country Style Chicken. 411. pork belly

    Luiz Eduardo · October 6, 2014
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  • Tall Dave

    Spicy Chicken in hot wok has lots of flavor + a fair amount of kick.

    Tall Dave · August 9, 2014
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  • Eric

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

    Eric · April 16, 2014
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Luo · June 24, 2013
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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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  • Bill E.

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

    Bill Epcke · March 17, 2013
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  • Gloria C.

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

    Gloria Chin · January 17, 2013
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  • ISC C.

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

    ISC Chicago · December 31, 2012
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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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  • 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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  • Alfred K.

    Chocolate fortune cookies!

    Alfred Ko · March 31, 2012
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  • Ryan H.

    Go for the hot and sour soup!!

    Ryan Hart · March 2, 2012
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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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  • 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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  • justin f.

    The dry chili fish fillet is transcendent. Highly recommended!

    justin f. · February 5, 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 Hildebrand · January 22, 2012
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  • 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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  • Liana L.

    Pretty spicy - liberal use of chili oil and chili peppers

    Liana Lau · November 27, 2011
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  • Ryan H.

    Whattup with the junfu?!

    Ryan Hart · November 6, 2011
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