Chi Tung restaurant in Chicago’s southwest suburb of Evergreen Park, Ill., truly has something for every Asian taste. You’d think a place that features three different cuisines couldn’t possibly do all of them right. Well, think again.
Chi Tung offers Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, plus sushi and Japanese hibachi (also known as teppanyaki or Japanese steakhouse) food. The latter is that fun exhibition-style cooking where the chefs cook on a large flat-top grill in front of you and do crazy tricks with shrimp, veggies and all that. You know what I’m talking about.
The place is jumping most nights and you might not be seated immediately, but there’s a separate lounge to wait in. The service is fast and friendly and the food is glorious! I love Asian food but even I get a little jaded. Not at Chi Tung. I easily could dine here for lunch and dinner for several months and not have the same thing twice. Yes, their menus are extensives and special orders don’t upset them.
If you want to sample several styles, consider the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for $8.55 ($6.55 kids younger than 10) Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with more than 25 different items served on a rotating basis. Off-the-menu Chinese lunch specials include egg roll and fried rice with entrées ranging from $4.95 to $6.95. Sushi lunch and dinner specials, and Thai lunch specials also are available. Cantonese-Style Family Dinners and Mandarin-Style Dinners are another option for dinner.
Some of my Chinese favorites include the pot stickers, wonton soup, and shrimp with garlic sauce. Another of my favorites is the Thai Crazy Noodle dishes that can be spiced to your palate. It features large rice noodles stir fried with peapods, onions, tomatoes and fresh basil leaves in a housemade sauce. It can be ordered plain or with more veggies, chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu or a combination of beef, chicken and shrimp.
Amenities include carry out, delivery and catering, sushi bar, large parking lot, full bar with separate lounge area, and large-group accommodation.
Chi Tung Restaurant
Address: 9560 S. Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Phone: 708-636-8180 or 708-636-8184
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no orders accepted via email)
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 12:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays