Mei's Corner

4.1
25 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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Mei's (Mandarin for "beautiful") Corner fuses traditional Mandarin, Szechuan, and Taiwanese culinary cultures, all prepared with natural ingredients. For Chinese dining in Chicago, Mei’s is truly unparalleled. The selections draw from many regions and target all palates; soup and light fare, sandwiches, noodle dishes, fried rice dishes, and entrees served with white jasmine rice. Begin with the dumplings, steamed and served with ginger soy and chili oil dipping sauces. Continue with the Seafood Trio, which features shrimp, scallops, and white fish, piled atop fresh bok choy, or the Berkshire pork meatballs, served over a clear brown broth filled with cabbage and vermicelli noodles. For something lighter and more refreshing, the honey walnut shrimp and veggie fried rice will not disappoint. Truly, there is something for anyone looking for Chinese food in Chicago.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan), Chinese (Taiwan)
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 573-6288
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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3.9
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3.7
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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

There was no one at counter to seat us. Long wait for waiter. Disorganized. The original Mei's Corner was closed which is where we wanted to eat.

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DB
Birmingham
50 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A bit confusing to start as the Chinese restaurant has been combined with the pizza place. Food was nice enough and not too overpriced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and service but not so great environment. Smelled musty and seems to need an update.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The server got two of three orders wrong. However, once corrected, the meals were good.

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Delicious food, very reasonably priced for the neighborhood.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Have been going there for years
..always great.

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S
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good! Would eat there again and didn't need a reservation. Connected to the hotel. Interesting menu and a helpful staff. The guy who waited on us was great and really wanted to please. It was a nice lunch spot!

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SY
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Food was very mediocre and chef wouldn’t add any veggies to my chicken dish. The chicken was rubbery and the dish was flavorless.

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W
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Awful. Server was curt and not friendly. My friend and I ordered the short rib noodle soup. It was a huge portion - but it was basically a pound of spaghetti in a spicy tomato broth with some over- cooked unseasoned beef. And very expensive at that. The atmosphere in the hotel lobby was cool, but the restaurant was nothing special. With the options for Chinese food in this city, I won't be back.

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S
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Always great. Friendly great neighborhood find. Quite on Saturday

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BP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Although the restaurant was not busy people are missing out on a terrific Chinese dinner. We definitely would go back again!

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d
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Only one server and the wait was long and frustrating. We have been here before and the service is generally all right. The food is quite good. Never disappointed. To be fair, the manager discounted our drinks, which was appreciated. But there needs to be someone to receive customers, seat them and help with another server to wait on tables.

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c
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal, great service.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Stopped in for dinner. The food was simple and good. Service was adequate.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good but the temperature of the food could have been warmer. The service was a bit slow.

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D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Disappointing dinner.
We were one of only two tables seated on a Friday.
Even so, service was terrible. My soup and entree came out with our appetizer a full 10 minutes before my wife’s and daughters entrees arrived.
My lemon chicken had a texture unlike any chicken I’ve ever experienced. Other dishes were bland but ok.
Waited at least 20 minutes for waters to be refilled partially because our waitress would disappear into the kitchen leaving no one in the dining room. When she did finally ask if we’d like our empty glasses refilled it still took another 5 minutes for her to get around to it.

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AP
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first time as we had not heard of Mei’s until recently. The Szechuan food was delicious and the server was very efficient. Overall, a good experience and we look forward to a return visit.

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LM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food at Mei's Corner is consistently fresh and delicious. I am always surprised that it is not more crowded, given its location on Delaware just west of Michigan Avenue. There is Taiwanese influence on Chinese cuisine. Whether you go alone or share with one or more friends, there is something to enjoy. Prices are very reasonable, given the quality of ingredients and preparation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Overall, terrible. There was a couple with a cranky child seated next to us. UGH!! On Christmas night. My worst nigh mare. We went there for a quiet evening. NOT!!!
One of our meals was hot the other was cold. Would not re commend this place to anyone.
It is very small, noisy and understaffed.

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Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

How can service at a place so empty be so slow? Wait staff was inattentive. Tea out of a bag. Wonton soup without broth. I won’t go back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Not great. The waitress really wanted to be anywhere but there

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DD
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Honey Walnut Shrimp is terrific. Lunch menu is very good and affordable. Not many good Asian restaurants in the area so this is a great pick.

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F
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful hidden gem. My husband and I arrived after the evening rush and the restaurant was completely empty - we thought maybe this was a bad omen. I am so glad we stayed. Everything was absolutely delicious and so appealing to the eye. This was the first time we had General Tso Chicken that wasn't 90% breading. It was lightly spicy and so tender in a sauce that made you want to lick the plate. The Shrimp Egg Foo Young was light and flavorful with just the right amount of gravy. We also had beef fried rice which was equally delicious.The restaurant is very cozy and the service was beyond all of our expectations. When I return to Chicago it will be the first place I visit instead of the last.

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JB
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal Food was tasty and well prepared, cut above many Chinese restaurants in the area.

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EG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The best thing at Mei s was the very friendly server. Really nice and helpful. We missed him the next day when we came back for dinner again.

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