This place is nothing like the fast food you get at PF Chang's....where I feel like I'm going to barf whenever I walk out of there.
Ben Pao is hand's down best chinese downtown. Any of the chicken dishes are excellent. Sesame chicken is the best. Love the lettuce wraps. Also a great atmosphere inside - have a nice bar/lounge area and the seating is intimate.
Just found out they're closing this weekend - I'm completely bummed!
If you've eaten at PF Changs, you've eaten here. Nothing spectacular. The food was good, but if you're in downtown Chicago, there are so many better options for the money. I was expecting more, and got a PF Changs copy-cat.
Wasn't impressed with the food one bit. The fried rice and the egg rolls had no flavor at all. Wouldn't have been able to tell the difference if it weren't for the roll itself. Not to mention the $25 tag on the meal, made it that much harder to swallow.....literally. There are any number of better restaurants in China Town on Cermack and Wentworth at a better price.
One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The staff is great and they remember us. Food is delicious and never dissapointing. Maybe not authentic chinese, but it's still a great place to eat and laugh with friends.
Great food! If it is your first time they even give you a free appetizer! It's only an big eggroll cut into 2 pieces, but man was it good! I also loved the service. They were very attentive! I would highly recommend them!!
Thanks for the great memory Ben Pao's!
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