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Wow Bao

Wow Bao

Dumpling Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
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  • Patrice Y.
    "The BBQ pork baos may be my favorite!"(3 Tips)
    Tracy K.
    "Green tea ginger ale and spicy Mongolian beef BAO are must-dos."(8 Tips)
    Curvatude
    "BOGO quinoa bowls, free baos & free froyo!"(3 Tips)
    Miles H.
    "Thai Curry Chicken Bao is to practically absolutely die for!"(6 Tips)
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  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockNovember 8, 2013
    Visited location in Water Tower Place for quick lunch Chicken Asian salad and Boa. I say try it you will like it. Later in week also had lunch at location 1 blk from Macy's downtown store.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SchultzDecember 27, 2012
    Two bao combo is the way to go. Kung pao chicken is an explosion of flavors hot and spicy up in your mouth!! Thai curry is just ok.
  • Miles H.
    Thai Curry Chicken Bao is to practically absolutely die for! Soft, moist, hot, and flavorful! Their ginger soda and ice cream is pretty top notch as well!
  • Ping L.
    Ping LeeAugust 13, 2013
    Try all the meat bao. My favorite is the spicy Mongolian beef and chicken teriyaki. Their ginger ale is really ginger-y and spicy!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    They recently added an apple cinnamon bao to the menu. I'm not sure if they'll be on the menu forever, so I'm planning to eat a few hundred now just to be on the safe side.
  • A S.
    A SMay 20, 2015
    Thai chicken curry bao is the best, I also liked the kung pao chicken bao. They also have dessert baos.
  • Westbrook L.
    Westbrook LampleyJune 21, 2010
    Get Six Pack Baos. Never get the desert baos in the same bag as the dinner baos. Get the Ginger Tea, but never the drinks they have in front of the counter. Don't use electronic order, go the cashier.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The “wow” factor at this take-out joint dedicated to bao (steamed Asian dumplings) could be anything Read more
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BerriosJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Qinoa bowl with cabbage & thai curry is great!! And i dont feel guilty afterwards like i do when i have a rice bowl.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergSeptember 7, 2015
    Spicy Mongolian beef bao, pomegranate ginger ale. Trust me.
  • Dustin M.
    Dustin McQuaryOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The froyo is delicious and a great value compared to nearby yogurt shops.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan StegallApril 27, 2015
    I've always loved the Mongolian bowl. And the bao too.
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MooreJuly 19, 2013
    Cocunut custard is a tasty treat if you have a bit of a sweet tooth.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderFebruary 12, 2015
    BBQ Pork Bao is excellent. Thai Curry Chicken Bao is just okay.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CDecember 29, 2013
    This is so delicious and cheap. Mongolian beef is legit spicy.
  • Curvatude
    CurvatudeOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    BOGO quinoa bowls, free baos & free froyo! The best company to ck in with & receive texts from!
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnSeptember 26, 2014
    The bao are great but don't sleep on the bowls.
  • Ricky K.
    Ricky KimFebruary 27, 2015
    bbq pork bao is the way to go
  • Ping L.
    Ping LeeAugust 13, 2013
    The coconut custard bao is delicious!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RiordanSeptember 21, 2011
    the mongolian beef bao is a little spicy. bbq pork is awesome
  • Neil M.
    Neil MansillaJuly 15, 2010
    Definitely Pom-Ginger Ale. Tables? Up the escalator. Bring napkins (to wipe down eating area, it's not well maintained).
  • Nick B.
    Nick BlaisJune 8, 2016
    The Mongolian Beef Bao is a must
  • Jaunted
    JauntedApril 16, 2010
    Go for a decadent chocolate/coconut bao. It's definitely a dessert bao, but it's super addictive (and pretty new on the menu)
  • Hasan T.
    Hasan TahsinOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Teriyaki Chicken Bao is definitely a must-eat!
  • Anja H.
    Anja HarrisJanuary 31, 2013
    They have hidden seating upstairs.
  • Serena L.
    Serena LiuSeptember 20, 2011
    The Mongolian Beef bao was really good! Read more
  • Abbi L.
    Abbi LochmandyMay 3, 2011
    Breakfast bao combo: two bao and a coffee ... recommend sausage egg bao
  • London L.
    London LockhartFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The coco bao is the best! (That's what I meant to say before lol.)
  • Benson B.
    Benson BirdSeptember 14, 2012
    Get the Bao Combo. Good deal!
  • Sleepless I.
    Sleepless In ChicagoDecember 5, 2011
    The pumpkin bao are amazing!
  • Lee W.
    Lee WestAugust 2, 2011
    Go with a friend. Try all the Bao!
  • Tracy K.
    Tracy KimMay 24, 2010
    Green tea ginger ale and spicy Mongolian beef BAO are must-dos.
  • An S.
    An Sheng3 weeks ago
    The soup dumplings are so tasty! Sadly limited time only
  • shylo
    shyloJanuary 24, 2012
    The veggie bowl with quinoa tastes farty. Pass on it.
  • Kate R.
    Kate RitchieSeptember 28, 2010
    The thai curry chicken was my fave, but all of them taste great. Sample them all!
  • Bill D.
    Bill DaleyNovember 25, 2009
    Order one of each bao variety. Eat it up in that 3rd floor dining area @ Water Tower.
  • Todor K.
    Todor KrecuJune 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Couldn't decide betweet Thai Curry Chicken or BBQ Pork so I went with both.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MannFebruary 11, 2016
    Decent fare but they ran out of almost everything. Don't go close to closing.
  • Arnas K.
    Arnas KlevinJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Refuses to honor foursquare check in specials.
  • BaoMouth
    BaoMouthNovember 30, 2009
    The frozen yogurt with pomegranate-hibiscus syrup is really really good (and only available at Wow Bao WaterTower)
  • Gani G.
    Gani GoralAugust 2, 2011
    Little portions. Neither American nor Asian people can feel full after eating a bowl...
  • kellie p.
    kellie pinedoJune 6, 2012
    Try teriyaki bao soooo good
  • London L.
    London LockhartFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The coco boa is the best!!!
  • Teresa R.
    Teresa RafaczFebruary 16, 2010
    For the health nuts out there...the multi-grain edamame bao is your best bet!
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsMarch 28, 2010
    Get the aloe pulp juice. Your taste buds will thank you.
  • Jennie
    JennieAugust 28, 2013
    The spicy pork bao!
  • Todor K.
    Todor KrecuJune 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious fro-yo with your choice of syrup.
  • Patrice Y.
    Patrice YursikJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The BBQ pork baos may be my favorite!
  • David S.
    David S.April 8, 2010
    Skip the fountain drink and go with a pomegranate ginger ale.
  • LDL
    LDLMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best buns in Chicago!
  • Jahaira V.
    Jahaira VázquezApril 22, 2012
    I got a bow free. That was amazing :)
  • Chris V.
    Chris VaughnJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You gotta try the Chocolate Coconut Bao when you get the chance.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MSeptember 13, 2011
    Try the GREEN TEA!! Yum!!
  • Saija L.
    Saija LehtoJune 9, 2010
    Try the coconut custard baos at Wow Bao! Read more
  • Brad K.
    Brad KNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the six pack. You can never have too many Bao.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RossolMay 30, 2014
    Thai chicken curry
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilmoreMarch 30, 2012
    EAT the BBQ pork bai
  • Kris P.
    Kris PetersenDecember 3, 2011
    Limited Wow Bao menu here. No noodles for their bowls. Boo!
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LeeMay 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to show the cashier your check in for a free bao
  • Melissa
    MelissaMay 11, 2016
    Ew. Go anywhere else. There are better food options upstairs.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BoltonMay 29, 2010
    wow, bao! My 1st 4sq deal seals the meal!
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KuneshFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ pork FTW.
  • Darin W.
    Darin WikeMarch 14, 2011
    Free bao rocks!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MarinoMay 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the line and use the kiosks to the right.
  • BaoMouth
    BaoMouthDecember 4, 2009
    Want Wow Bao now? There's an app for that! Download the Wow Bao iPhone app http://wowbao.com/mobile-app
  • Matt L.
    Matt LMay 17, 2010
    Spicy Mongolian Beef Bao!
  • Dan I.
    Dan IJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $1.69 for that small soda. No Thanks.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiJanuary 31
    Pretty mediocre and pricey. Skip.
  • Yue Z.
    Yue ZhengJanuary 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
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  • G K.
    G KЯUZMarch 31, 2015
    El de teriyaki chicken y el de chocolote son una delicia, no dejen de probar
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