Lao Beijing

2138 S Archer
Chicago, IL


Head to this Chicago bastion of Beijing cuisine primed for dumplings, noodles, and other wheat-based northern Chinese savories. Begin with the pancakes, elastic and blackened on the edges, somewhere between phyllo and naan and meant to be pulled apart by hand. Next up, luscious griddle-cooked long pot stickers and cold Beijing noodles with minced pork and fermented soybean paste. Of course there’s Peking duck, but check out house specials, such as fragrant cumin lamb saté. (See to try different regional cuisines in Tony Hu's restaurant empire.)


Dishes We Liked

Tianjin-style steamed pork buns ($5.95), stir-fried tofu skin with duck ($12.95), simmered Fei Teng fish and vegetables ($19.95)

Additional Information

Price: $20-$29
Cuisine: Chinese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Free dinner parking
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: B Sat, Sun; L & D daily.