Duck Duck Goat

4.8
2849 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Good for a Date
Chef Stephanie Izard brings her version of reasonably authentic Chinese food to Chicago's West Loop. Duck Duck Goat is Chef Izard’s first Chinese-American restaurant and third venture with Boka Restaurant Group and features hand-pulled noodles, house-made dumplings, wontons, spring rolls and more, ensuring no diner leaves hungry—or without takeout for tomorrow.
Join us for our dim sum brunch every weekend starting at 11am! Now featuring a rotating family style tasting menu!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 2849 People Are Saying
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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Duck Duck Goat is GREAT. Food is great, drinks are great, server was great.

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s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for brunch at 2 pm having heard the restaurant gets very loud when busy which is most of the time. Delicious food and very knowledgeable waiter. Definitely recommend.

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at this and all of Stephanie Izard’s restaurants. You can tell that a lot of attention is being paid to every detail, from the food to the service and the ambiance.
The staff if always very attentive and helpful
Highly recommend

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place but a bit loud. Most of the dishes were very good. Spring rolls and green beans are definitely recommended. Skip the shrimp toast.

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great meal as always.

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GG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for Chinese food with interesting, unique flavors!

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JW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our Duck fried rice was the favorite! Service was prompt and helpful. I made reservations to return while we were sitting there! Great value as plates are shared. Fun spot!

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KS
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best dumpling and noodle dish!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

We were seated at the strangest tiny corner table facing a group 1 foot in front of us. Had to uncomfortably turn my neck to talk to the person next to me the whole time. Our legs kept hitting one another because the table was so tiny. Awful experience!

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AR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was truly the best Chinese I have ever had! The soup wontons were like heaven and the wonton soup was incredible! Our service was impeccable and the drinks were outstanding! I can't say enough good things about our first experience there! We'll be back if we can get in!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Loved the food and the service.

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f
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time at Duck Duck Goat. Everything er tried was excellent. Service was very good as well. We were celebrating our anniversary and it was a nice touch that they provided a complementary glass of champagne.

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RK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Basically, I LOVED the food.

Our waiter was slow. I had to go to the bar for my beer (we hadn't seen him for 20 minutes).

Lastly, they cramp you up (it's really tight in there). They should eliminate a few seats so I'm not bumping into the waiter when they come by to the next table.

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L
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING!!!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Duck Duck Goat is delicious. The staff was very nice. Lots of great energy and conversations all around.

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1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

My partner and I both agreed we will be back.

We loved the whole concept and special spin on authentic Chinese food (think iron chef meets “big trouble in Little China”). The music and ambiance of the space and the staff was definitely on point.

We would love to experience this place later at night with locals vs the brunch crowd.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for Dim Sum and loved everything we tried.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really good and original Chinese food in cosy but energic place! friendly service! Only disadvantage was the noice! Difficult to have a normal conversation!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really great experience at Duck Duck Goat! Beau, our server, was awesome with recommendations on both drink and food. The decor is perfection—everything from the custom plates, chopstick wrappers to the indoor awnings are perfection. Really enjoyed thoughtful detail.

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R
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Duck Duck Goat has unique dishes with rarely tried flavors. Our server Nicole was extremely knowledgeable as well as helpful with ordering dishes. A great place to try something new.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - each dish is unique in flavor and boldness.
Love the family style so you can really sample a number of dishes.
The ambiance is beautiful with a variety of rooms with unique decor.
A “must go to” when I’m in Chicago!

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1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is by far the best Chinese/Asian cuisine restaurant I've been to. Everything on the menu is delicious. You can't go wrong anything!

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CK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had previously been to The Girl and the Goat and loved it. Made a spur of the moment decision on a Saturday morning to try Duck Duck Goat for a late lunch that same day and a reservation was available. We did the five course tasting menu. The food was fantastic and the service was prompt and attentive from beginning to end. The price was also very reasonable for a multi-course tasting menu. Overall, a great experience and we will be back.

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a fun, family style meal. Great service and food!

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious and welcoming - one of our favorite restaurants. This time we brought our 2 yr old and she was well taken care of and loved the food! We had the brunch prix fixe and every dish was great- good value for <$30. We were especially impressed by the dessert- blueberry sorbet with frozen blueberries and shave ice.

The ambiance is great too- had great music playing loud enough to encourage conversation without drowning it out. Decor is amazing as well. Do not miss!

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SW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We opted to skip our reservation inside and sit outside. The Fulton market is vibrant and perfect. The server shared some excellent recommendations and nothing disappointed. We shared some incredible potstickers that he said were the most popular. Also ordered the soup dumplings that were good but not world changing. The pork belly and green bean dish were delicious and it was plenty of food for two moderate eaters.

Our favorite meal of our 2 day trip in Chicago!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was spectacular! No complaints!

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully cooked food and very friendly service. A+, definitely will recommend.

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L
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love that they have a dedicated Gliten Free and vegetarian menu.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, dim sum was excellent. Decor is whimsical. A little loud, but definitely going back for more!

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WF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The glutinous rice balls with goat was great. The wonton soap was delicious. Very flavorful. I could have used a few more wonton in there. Great ambience and fits well in the burgeoning West Loop dining scene.

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B
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was so good! I was visiting Chicago from Houston for the weekend and got a couple recommendations about this place from a few friends.

Would definitely come back!

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SS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! This was our last one to try of the goat trilogy, and it did not disappoint. My husband and I ordered a total of 5 dishes (probably could have done with 3, but the leftovers were delicious so no regrets) and everything was perfect! So many rich flavors, all somehow complimenting each other. We will absolutely be back and I cannot wait to try more off this menu.

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TA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The service was good in the beginning but then slowed down. We waited over 30 minutes between courses. Then when our dinner did come, it was slightly over cooked and we both woke in the middle of the night with stomachaches. We are so disappointed with our experience and the quality of the food. We had high expectations.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A M A Z I N G!!!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I would say go and try it and then move on to something else. The food was good I just expected the flavors to be more bold given the ingredients in each dish. Very cool atmosphere and fun drink menu.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

25th Anniversary

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AO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in Chicago

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LK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible selection of beautifully prepared and flavorful food. Perfectly done octopus, goat slap noodles were out of this world, spices on point. Huge patio of seating and great service. Will come back next time I visit.

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A
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Duck Duck Goat was an incredible experience. The food was awesome, the service was respectful, and the staff catered to any and all requests.

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