Subway: Red to Cermak/Chinatown(312) 842-9993 chicafeonline.com41.853510 -87.634486 2160-A S Archer Ave (between Wentworth and Princeton Aves) Chinatown, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $8
With neon-orange and bright blue graphics, and booths featuring built-in drawers for storing napkins and cutlery, this casual Chinatown spot seems inspired by the Austin Powers school of interior design. The chow spans the Asian map—Hong Kong veggies, Szechuan heat, Singapore noodles and Malaysian satay. If you look carefully, you’ll spot less-common items like pork kidney and ox tongue. With this broad range, everyone is likely to find something to like, making this a good place for groups to share.