Lee’s Chop Suey Menu

  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Chop Suey
  • Chow Mein
  • Fried Rice
  • Egg Foo Young
  • Chow Mein Cantonese Style
  • War Mein
  • Rice With Gravy
  • Shrimp
  • Moo Shu Dishes
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Tenderloin Steak
  • Chicken
  • Vegetarian Dishes
  • Family Dinner
  • Extra and Sides
  • Beverages
  • Lunch Special

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  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Chop Suey
  • Chow Mein
  • Fried Rice
  • Egg Foo Young
  • Chow Mein Cantonese Style
  • War Mein
  • Rice With Gravy
  • Shrimp
  • Moo Shu Dishes
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Tenderloin Steak
  • Chicken
  • Vegetarian Dishes
  • Family Dinner
  • Extra and Sides
  • Beverages
  • Lunch Special

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  • Michelle B.

    Ordered takeout from here 20 minutes before they closed on Thursday (around midnight). It was a no-frills delicious, greasy grub option. We got the dumplings, fried rice and some egg rolls. My dumplings were GIGANTIC - about 8 in the box even though the menu supposedly says six. They more than satisfied. I agree with other Yelpers in that they're just a little too doughy, but overall they taste great. The doughiness wouldn't stop me from ordering. The egg rolls tasted like they were stuffed with pad Thai, which was interesting (mostly because of the peanut taste). I didn't finish mine but I felt really full already because of the dumplings. It wasn't super cheap but hey, for late night Chinese, how much better can you get? Yum!

    (4)
  • Daina T.

    Searching for a new go-to Chinese spot, I was led to Lee's upon good reviews. I have to now wonder if they were paid to say such nice things. The egg rolls were surprisingly large and not greasy, but lacked in any sort of flavor besides peanut. The white rice that came with the Orange Chicken I ordered was over cooked and looked more like sushi rice by texture. And the chicken........ seemed like they drowned it in a flavorless sauce and threw in a piece of broccoli as garnish. Only redeemable quality was the late night delivery. Pass on this place and go elsewhere - I know I am.

    (1)
  • Kelsey K.

    We went there on a whim because our go-to places had a long wait for delivery. It's across the street, so why not? It was fine... nothing to write home about, but not horrible. We had the shrimp egg foo young, crab rangoon, vegetable moo shu, egg rolls, and almond cookies. The almond cookies were clearly from a store, not fresh. The shrimp egg foo young was fine, not great. The veggie moo shu was pretty good. I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. Not a fave, but not that bad... I'm in a good enough mood... 3 stars! We'd do it again if the weather was bad and the other places on the corner were closed but it definitely won't be our new go-to spot.

    (3)
  • Christy B.

    Hands down the best Chinese food in Chicago....if you are a Michigander order the oriental Chicken and Add scallion and almond and voila! "Almond Boneless Chicken aka War Sui gai"

    (5)
  • Gavin O.

    Never going here again. 2 smoothies with tapioca costs $10, and there were only about 8 tapioca balls. The fruit tasted old, and the workers are very rude. Do not go here.

    (1)
  • Ronnie S.

    This place is amazing!!! potstickers are freshly made from scratch and beyond delicious. The sauce for the potstickers is also made there from scratch. Mr/Mrs Lee are both really friendly and after your second visit, there's a 90% chance they'll remember your dish. People that judge a book by its cover make me laugh. You can go to a super fancy place in downtown for some food & have the best decorations/furniture in town. At the end of the day those fancy yuppie places are horrible in food. Mr Lee's place Is awesome & delicious.

    (5)
  • Sara P.

    Super fast delivery. Sesame chicken was exactly how I like it. Sweet, not too breaded, still crispy and super delicious. My bf ordered the Mongolian beef and he said it's been a while since he's had a place make it so good. Definitely ordering from here again!

    (5)
  • Chris M.

    I got Thank You tonight for takeout instead of Lee's to watch some hockey. It was the worst decision of my life. I'm sorry Lee's. I'll be back next game though.

    (5)
  • Bryan H.

    Lee's has redeemed themselves from a bad experience last time. Delivery was SUPER quick, food was great. The egg rolls were fantastic.

    (4)
  • Fi Fi R.

    We walked in to the restaurant and immediately had a weird vibe. Everything looked super old, all the cushions were covered in plastic and the place was dirty. And by dirty I mean: on top of the tables there was protective glass which had dirt underneath it. The table we were sat had a Lazy Susan which had a glass on top as well.... WELL... Underneath the glass there were ALL KINDS of dirt and sauce and other unidentifiable things!!! I was immediately grossed out, but still decided to give it a shot as everyone at the table were sanitizing everything in site... The lady "server" came over... No Hello; NOTHING... She threw menus on the table and came back with waters. MY GOD - I was already pissed off! She instantly ruined my mood; like she is doing me a favor for me being there... HORRIBLE!!! Who the heck let HER deal with the customers. The only thing that came out of her mouth was: "You ready to order?" For a Chinese "hole in a wall" restaurant, the prices were THROUGH THE ROOF! Completely UNREASONABLE! They do not offer Lunch Specials on Sundays and they definitely should consider since it was DEAD in there - we were the only table in the entire restaurant. I was still willing to give it a try since I heard they had really good eggrolls. There was no ambiance; there was absolutely nothing special about this place. If anything, they should close it for a week (AT LEAST) and clean the entire place from top to bottom. We ordered Eggrolls, Crab Rangoon for appetizer and for entrées some noodle dish, Mongolian Beef, Egg Foo Young and shrimp fried rice. The appetizers weren't too bad, but NOTHING special! When the food came out, it immediately looked depressing. There was hardly ANY vegetables, even though the noodle dish was supposed to come with plenty of veggies. Instead it had 2-3 pea pods, DROWNED with the sprouts, and barely any meat; but they weren't cheap with the noodles... Hmmmmm... I wonder why.... I ordered Mongolian Beef because I thought to myself: "How could anyone mess up Mongolian Beef?!?!?" Oh, how wrong I was.... Since it was mostly a meat dish - the serving size was HALF of the other dishes. Ok, whatever... But once again, they are SUPER cheap with the vegetables - there was barely any green onion in it. When I tried it - OH MY GOD; my mouth was ON FIRE! I could not even taste the food. I tried drowning it in Sweet and Sour Sauce, but nothing helped. Don't get me wrong, I love spicy food and have some sort of spicy sauce or salsa, or peppers with almost every meal, but I draw the line when I cannot taste the food. Shrimp fried rice was nothing special at all and shrimp was a little undercooked. THE FOOD WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL!!! Not to mention, the "Ray Of Sunshine" lady server never came back and some other man took over. The bill came... $80.00 for 2 appetizers and 3 dishes - that is INSANE! We just literally paid almost $100 for CRAP food in a nasty dirty place. GROSS!!!!! I do not know HOW this place has 3.5 stars Did the good reviews come from family and friends? My GOD! NEVER AGAIN!

    (1)
  • Drew K.

    Went here for dinner one night on the review of an employee, Curtis, who I was working with down the street. The place had a sub - par look and feel, and at that moment the place was dead. I was not expecting too much and was questioning the recommendation. But the owner and his family were so great to me. He came down and sat with me after I got my food. He told me the perfect way to eat the egg roll (with sweet and sour sauce and some other details), and had a general conversation with me. It was very nice of him. And by the way the food was great! And cheap too. The quality of the food was way above the price. Homemade, quality chinese food. Please give this a try in the area!

    (5)
  • Amber C.

    Our go to for Chinese delivery. The best egg rolls in the city. Usually we have so much food left over its not even funny. And the delivery almost always arrives before the promised time.

    (5)
  • Sarah C.

    I want so badly to be able to give them more stars...but even 2 stars is generous. They are always very fast to deliver, polite on the phone, and make good recommendations if you aren't sure what to get. But, in the end, their food just didn't do it for me. They're getting 3 because they're so nice. It's true, the egg roll isn't great. It's extremely salty and mostly dough. The crab Rangoon is just fried cream cheese if anything. Thinking I would get something healthy by getting vegetable delight was a dumb idea with all the salt and fat they have in that dish. Really wish I could give a better review.

    (2)
  • Sandra B.

    The best Chinese rice and food I've ever tried in my life. Prices are a little high, but it values what you're paying for. Love this place!

    (5)
  • Jim K.

    Great food for the price, your basic Chicago Cheap Chinese food menu. Try it out!

    (4)
  • Sandra H.

    Lee's is my absolute favorite spot for Chinese food. The sweet and sour sauce is amazing,! Usually it is that neon red jelly like substance which is so gross...I'm not sure when that faze started. This place reminds me of the original Jeannie's on Belmont before Jeannie retired. The egg rolls are mouth watering so are the crab rangoons, egg drop soup, chow mein, egg foo young, fried rice, shrimp and lobster sauce, and so much more. I've had delivery and dine in and both will give you great service. I know the restaurant looks a little shady but it's not, my husband was a little skeptical when took him there before a movie but he appreciated the food. My only disappointment with Lee's are the prices, I think they are quite expensive but I still order because the foods fantastic.

    (5)
  • Lindsey P.

    The best egg rolls and fried rice! Delivery was fast and the delivery guy was super nice!

    (4)
  • Brian K.

    I've been in Lincoln Park for 2 years and in that time I've tried various Chinese take-out places in search of great beef fried rice. I've finally found it!! The beef is just right. Not fatty or rubbery as I've had at other spots. Absolutely delicious! They also steamed my pot stickers on request and WOW!!! Prices are good and delivery was fast! This is THE SPOT

    (5)
  • Monica P.

    SO I have been going to this place since I was a kid, about 20 years. The food is DELICIOUS. I am a foodie and LOVE GOOD FOOD! The place is not a first date kinda place. It's not fancy, by any means, but it's just flat out GOOD. I live by Chinatown, and if I had to choose carry-out, LEE'S is the spot! It is affordable, quick and friendly. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ASIAN FOOD and this is def a hidden gem on the north side :)

    (4)
  • Martin P.

    I think this is probably the best Chinese food in Bucktown area. It's nothing to look at inside. The delivery is usually fast and the food is good. I usually order from work. Nice and friendly also.

    (4)
  • Brian S.

    The only place that I get my Chinese food from in the Logan Square area, always fast and pretty tasty as well.

    (4)
  • Dani O.

    This is my go-to place for Lo Mein! So good!!! Overall good Chinese. Love the crab rangoon! Everything I've tried here I like. Pretty fast delivery. Food is hot when it gets to my door. Everyone is alway polite. It is a little bit pricier then other local Chinese places, but it's because it tastes better.

    (5)
  • Cheryl W.

    When Mark's Chop Suey closed, we had a very difficult time finding a good replacement. My husband & I went to Lee's Chop Suey last night & the egg rolls were OUTSTANDING!!! I had the beef egg foo young (I know, I'm a loser), & it was good. Not as good as Mark's roasted duck egg foo young, but it'll do! My husband had the kung pao beef & he enjoyed it as well! We'll be back!!

    (5)
  • C M.

    This is probably my favorite Chinese food place outside of Chinatown. This is my go-to. Their sweet and sour chicken is great, the vegetables in their vegetable dishes are always really fresh tasting, and the beef is always super tender. I couldn't believe the reviews about their eggrolls, because they're some of the best you can find this far north. The Crab rangoons rank among the top as well. The fried rice is a little bland, but everything else I've had here is great! It gets four and not five stars only because I think the prices on some items are a little expensive.

    (4)
  • Bella O.

    Highly recommend! Great food and service...the egg rolls were very good and the big plus is that it was quick service!

    (5)
  • Mayra M.

    I gave this three stars only because the food was cheap and it arrived (got it delivered) really fast. The customer service was good, and everything was where it was supposed to be and averagely portioned. As far as the taste, the sweet and sour was not for me. The sauce was not separated from the chicken. So, for me, there was too much sauce. There was very little chicken and way too much rice, I assume to compensate. The fried rice was fine as was the chicken itself. The egg drop soup was really bad. The egg roll wasn't much better. I would definitely recommend trying some place else if you're looking for quality over price/portions.

    (3)
  • Anna L.

    Really old place. I remember this place from like 25 years ago. Its a good take-out place. Its really "old chinese restaurant" inside. Reminds me of that restaurant from Big Trouble in Little China. The staff is very welcoming. Get the poststickers. Ive never had better ones. I mean.. there are no words for these things. I have no idea how they do it.. AWESOME. Only 4 stars because I think its a little too expensive..yet.. I still get the potstickers about once a week lol. O.. and the portions on the main dishes are huge.. so..it could possibly be 2 meals.

    (4)
  • Aly R.

    Lees has the best egg rolls my boyfriend and I have ever had! Nothing compares. We live in the area and once we move we will be coming back... especially for the egg rolls. The orange beef is great and so is the chow mein, I would recommend this as the best Chinese food next to Chinatown in Chicago!

    (5)
  • Ashley I.

    I ordered shrimp chow mein and instead got what looked like a very unappetizing grey soup. I called and asked them what I had received and got a poor response followed by, "call on the phone next time instead of the grub hub website". Very poor service. Will never order from here again.

    (1)
  • Chelsea P.

    Ordered delivery and was very disappointed. Extra vegetables means more bean sprouts... Very sad that I tried this place. Hardly any meat in the beef chow mein. Very bland and not something I would recommend.

    (2)
  • Tom D.

    The eggroll was gross. Huge, but nasty. I can't believe anyone would dine-in here, it's the weirdest interior for a restaurant, or even a house. Everything is decrepit and faded.

    (1)
  • Kelli A.

    We ordered from here tonight via Living Social Takeout/Delivery service. It got here in about 35 minutes. The crab rangoon was decent, but a little heavy on the cream cheese and a little large in shape. My husband had the curry chicken with onion. He thought it was really flavorful and liked that it was simple, just chicken and onion. Overall one of the better curry chicken dishes he's had and would order this again. I had the sweet and sour chicken. I liked that you had an option to get a small or large portion. The small was a great sized portion for me. The chicken, rice and sauce were all packaged separately which was nice. The chicken was lightly breaded and good sized. The sauce was a flavorful sweet and sour. I liked that there was a good amount of pineapple in the sauce. I would order this again.

    (3)
  • Sarah R.

    Mmmmmm! Lee's Chop Suey! I love you so. Yes, I agree it's outdated, but you get that old feel of a family restaurant when dining in. It's BYOB what more do you want? My sister actually once got a private tour of the kitchen and it is very clean. I love this. The food is fresh and they have lunch/dinner deals. Portions are big so you can save for a later meal and they even make a bunch of smoothies. My favorite is the Oolong tea they serve and the chicken rice soup with white pepper and sirracha sauce when you have a cold. We've made it a family tradition to order Chinese food on New Years Eve and this has always been our go to place. Lee's is definitely in my top 5 Chinese restaurants in Chicago.

    (4)
  • Beth M.

    Gross. Gross. Gross. My boyfriend and I ate in the restaurant for dinner. The place is super-outdated, but that sort of aesthetic stuff doesn't usually bother me. Many a delicious dish has come out of a swanky-looking location. When we got there (at maybe 7 PM?) we were the only ones in the place. It was a weeknight, but still. The only ones? Eep. We got the Mongolian chicken and Szechwan chicken. They both tasted pretty much the same except one had vegetables and one didn't. Very little flavor in the brown sort of gelatinous-looking sauce. Sure, the portions are large, but I really didn't want to eat it again later. Also, it was kind of pricey for dinner (around $11 per entree), especially an unsatisfying one. Blech.

    (2)
  • Tiffany L.

    It was A-OK, exactly. For some reason I've struggled to find good delivery on Chinese food. I think Lee's is about as good as I'm ever going to get. Some of the better potstickers that I've had...I prefer the nice thick dumplings they offer. The egg roll was not good. I can appreciate their desire to achieve that peanut buttery-ness, but it was just a sticky, gummy filling and way too sweet. Would not order again. Fried rice was pretty OK and the egg foo young was also pretty A-OK. Nice sized portions, decently priced. I'll order from here again. Definitely not a 4-5 star experience, but definitely worth trying, it's good.

    (3)
  • Jacob J.

    Reviews have failed me yet again. The only item worth mention and different to any other Chinese restaurant in the city is their egg roll. They took the egg roll contents and tossed it with a Thai peanut sauce then fried it and the result is a piping hot egg roll with significant taste. The taste is mildly peanutty, some would easily think the egg roll had a bit of peanut butter inside. Does peanut butter or peanut satay sauce appeal to you? I used a combination of sweet and sour sauce and sriracha to balance the flavor for my taste buds. I had one egg roll I took to go which I reheated the next day. Warmed in the toaster oven and the taste had changed. That day the contents tasted hella salty, what happened?? One thing that bothered me about the meal overall was the feel of oil. Everything was oily. The shrimp toast appetizer was like a sponge for oil, not something I want to ever eat again. All of our dishes had an oily feel to them which left us feeling gross. A full night planned stopped short soon after dinner. An appetizer plate for two, General Tso's chicken and Orange beef. Cost $42 dollars with tax and tip. Twenty dollars per person seemed too high a burden for bad food and no free hot tea! Everything tasted the same, especially the entrees. The only difference, orange zest in the sauce for the beef dish and crushed red pepper flakes in the sauce of the General Tso's. The Tso's chicken tasted overcooked or pre-made and then applied to sauce. It had that consistency for me and did not win either of us over. I still have a full order of it, hate to throw it out, but I'm not going to eat it. Orange beef I won't even bother, it wasn't good, more average really. The draw for me was the restaurant. Reminded me of Chinese restaurants I frequented as a kid with my folks. Fanciful, lit, paper lantern chandeliers with colors of red and green. Red tassels hanging down from the lanterns. Old school Asian inscribed chairs and some tables. Cloudy windows from years of keeping in the smells of prepared foods. The name Lee's Chop Suey, I don't ever eat chop Suey. Wikipedia it if you don't know. In the 80's there were many "chop Suey" named Chinese restaurants that were decent. This was just average and grossly overrated. If I ever happen back, I have to give them the spicy taste testing. An order of shrimp fried rice and some kind of meat in garlic spice, both made spicy. If it comes out with flavor and a good amount of spice, I'd redo the review.

    (2)
  • Allison C.

    This is our second favorite Chinese takeout place. Heard of the "whore/Madonna" complex? Lee's is the "whore" to Friendship Chinese's "Madonna." While Friendship's food is delicate, Lee's satisfies our base, primal urges for greasy Chinese food. Fried rice, crab rangoon, and pot stickers are quite good. The menu selections are huge! There are noodles, vegetables, and meat options of all shapes and sizes.

    (4)
  • Steve M.

    Fast delivery down to Wicker Park. Their pot stickers are bigger than most others I've had in Chicago. Moo Shu Pork was good, but not quite "porky" enough? I don't know. I felt like there was too much cabbage. Also, the plum sauce for the pancakes was really really sweet. Still, best Chinese delivery I've had in some time. I'll probably order it again, but the search for "best Chinese delivery" in Chicago must go on!

    (3)
  • Brittany C.

    Pretty extensive menu Decent Chinese food, in my opinion the best in the area (GREAT Chow Mein and Orange Chicken) Large portions Decent Price FAST FAST FAST Delivery If you are looking for Chinese in Logan, Lee's is my vote , especially for those nights when you have nothing to eat in the house but baking soda and want expedited delivery. They will be at your house before you can even say: "how long do you think this Tuna has been in there?" Caution: Request extra Hot mustard, if that's your thing.

    (4)
  • Jenna S.

    This is our Chinese place; our one and only. I have never actually been into Lee's, but we get their delivery a lot. It's actually my favorite Chinese delivery in the city! Their food is great. It's a higher quality than most other Chinese restaurants I've been to and it's cooked to perfection. I used to only get sweet and sour chicken from most restaurants, knowing that it probably wouldn't be really bad. However, I've found that many of the entrees at Lee's are really good so I've branched out and tried new things. They have the greatest egg rolls ever. I just wanted to throw that out there. Veggie or with meat, does not matter - best ever. They also make excellent almond cookies (I guess most Chinese places do) and always give you extra fortune cookies with your order. I definitely will have to give the restaurant itself a try since they advertise good lunch specials and are BYOB!

    (5)
  • Eileen B.

    I gave it two stars because it arrived pretty warm and didn't make us sick. The hot and sour soup was not bad but the Shrimp War Mein and Cashew Chicken were awful. The menu should be revised to state "Overdone noodles and veggies with beige sauce" and "Chicken with beige sauce." Seriously, the sauces were the same in both dishes and completely lacked in flavor. Only the very liberal use of hot chili sauce made it a bit more platable.

    (2)
  • Alex I.

    Great simple Chinese place. Huge portions and pretty run of the mill... which is nice. Nothing fancy here, just normal cheap Chinese food.

    (4)
  • Mike K.

    I usually opt for some Thai food when I'm in the mood for something different, but after my recent order to Lee's Chop Suey, I might mix in some Chinese to the mix =) Pretty hearty servings, but I'd recommend large sizes if it's meant for two bigger eaters. The egg rolls were great. The Mongolian beef, though, was the highlight of the order. I'd highly recommend it.

    (4)
  • Glenda C.

    The General Tso's chicken was pretty good - i'd say 7/10 rating. The chicken fried rice was not good (chicken was very dry and rice tasted bland) - i'd say 2.5/10 rating. The crab rangoon was really good - i'd say 8/10 rating.

    (3)
  • Kel W.

    To anyone that has had a bad experience at Lee's, I think maybe it was their delivery- try visiting the restaurant. I've had fantastic food there, overall. Great egg rolls, chop suey and beef tenderloin. I've been looking for a great Chinese place in my area and have found it in Lee's. I had two leftover meals out of my chop suey dish. Can't beat three meals for $10. Yum! FYI - It is a BYOB! Know this...because they have a neon sign in their window that says "Cocktails" but they don't serve them. BYO Cocktails :) I have been regularly going to Lee's for my Chinese cravings and they have yet to disappoint. They are not upscale dining, but for solid Chinese that always delivers on taste and quality, go to Lee's (especially if you live in the area). As I mentioned with their delivery - now...the driver was actually in a good mood and not rude to me at all. The quality of their food that was delivered just didn't seem as good to me as it does when I go to the restaurant. And the portions are like DOUBLE when you go to the restaurant, no joke. I mean, I haven't measured them ... but that's how it seemed. Anyway, a great place to venture out to and eat at, but I wouldn't recommend delivery.

    (4)
  • Jasmine P.

    I would rate Lee's Chop Suey as pretty good. Delivery took an average amont of time (not too slow, not exceptionally quick). When delivered, the food was still warm. They have big portion sizes so my order last me two meals. For my boyfriend, however, it was the appropriate size for a "normal" meal, by his standards. (ugh! men! haha) They mean business with their Crab Rangoon too since they are of bigger sizes than the Thai restaurants that have Crab Rangoon on their menu. The egg rolls were tasty as well, though a bit on the salty size. Lee's Chop Suey provided an adequate amount of sauces as well (I liked the dipping cup they portioned their Sweet n' sour sauce in). BUT, they forgot to include utensils and napkins!!! Chinese food is pretty saucy, so it would have been nice to get at least some napkins with our order. =/ All in all, Lee's Chop Suey provided the good Chinese food that enabled me to have a lazy and relaxed evening and unwind to some good movies. They weren't anything to write home about, but Lee's Chop Suey hit the spot for me last night.

    (3)
  • Megan L.

    From the outside, Lee's Chop Suey looks like it's been there since the 50's... Given that I was craving the old school, Americanized Chinese food I grew up on, I decided to finally order from here. And you know what? It was exactly what I wanted. We tried a couple different dishes - the beef and broccoli had a nice mix of beef, broccoli, and carrots with a tasty brown sauce that wasn't too salty. The beef was tender and had good flavor. Dish 2 was the Mongolian Chicken. The sauce has a nice kick to it and there's good sized pieces of chicken that are also nicely cooked - these guys get the consistency of the meat right! We also got an order of fried rice and a veggie egg roll. The egg roll was huge, and had that nice peanut-y flavor that I like. The fried rice was ok... it could maybe use a little more salt/soy sauce, but I'd rather they err on the side of caution with that. I can always add it on my own. The menu from Lee's Chop Suey will definitely be getting a home with my other delivery menus!

    (4)
  • Joshua M.

    Okay, I'll admit that I had never heard of Lee's Chop Suey until it appeared on GrubHub magically one day as if the GrubHub fairy magically created a new restaurant for me to try. ... But I was skeptical. I didn't try it until one day I saw THREE of their delivery vehicles - IN ONE DAY. Finally, I called in an order, and God was I satisfied. The egg rolls are amazing. I could eat about twelve of them Harry-Carrey-Hot-Dog-style. I also ordered the sesame chicken. Dare I say that they have the best fake American Chinese food in the city? When my order came, it had a menu on it. It stated that Lee's was celebrating its 40th anniversary. If I could go back in time to my freshman year of college, I'd replace all those orders from "Chinese Kitchen" or "China Chef" or "Chinese Chef" or "China Kitchen" with trips to Lee's. If they deliver to you, just try them out. Their food is amazing.

    (4)
  • Tory w.

    mmm...it was ok. I don't know that I'd order from them again. I've had better but I've also had a lot worse, and with Chinese it's always a crapshoot. At least it's well priced and big portions. I had the egg rolls - golden crispy good outside but goopy and unidentifiable on the inside. Beef with pea pods - too salty, but otherwise ok. And the chicken subgum lomein which I thought was really good - real chicken breast, flavorful, lots of veggies. Delivery was right on time.

    (3)
  • P. C.

    I order from Lee's because it's convenient and generally pretty good. Delivery is always fast and the people answering the phone are very polite. I even got a pretty Chinese New Year calendar with one of my orders! The only complaint I have is regarding their delivery guy. He's never pleasant, hardly even thanks you for a tip (and I tip well) and just isn't a friendly person.

    (3)
  • Wendi M.

    When my favorite Chinese place closed, seemingly out of nowhere, I admit, I had a mini meltdown. I wasn't ready to go through the the trial and dreadful error of finding a new Chinese place that was reasonably priced, delivered fast and was actually good. I wandered through grubhub and figured I'd start working my way through the list. Lee's was the first I tried and I didn't try any other place after that. The pot stickers! Those things are like crack, I crave those suckers! The Mongolian Beef is yummy, but they vary on the spiciness, from normal to super hot, which keeps this from a 5 star review. Everything I've tried is great and although they are a bit pricey, the fact that they serve good food fast makes up for that. Get the pot stickers!!

    (4)
  • Jet H.

    Three, four and five stars? Really? I can honestly only give it two and even then one is for delivery. Heavily battered fried entrees, bland vegetables, mediocre noodles. Heavily battered crab rangoon. Egg rolls? NOT SO MUCH I doubt I'll order from here again. Actually, I've yet to find decent chinese food in the city.

    (2)
  • E N.

    Good. Not very expensive and fried rice is not too greasy. Customer service is good. Food is usually ready within 15 minutes if picking up. Good local carryout place.

    (4)
  • Brendan C.

    Best Chinese joint serving the Roscoe Village area. Family owned business with good service. They usually take half the amount of stated time to deliver. Food is spectacular and reasonably priced. They will customize a dish for you you, (i.e. steamed chicken instead of fried on my General Tso's Chicken), for no extra charge. Large menu, good portions. Highly recommended.

    (5)
  • Not Eileen R.

    I really don't think this place deserves the 4&5 star ratings. It's just ok. Yes it's a take-out joint so you expect the grease - but whoa! There has to a better option in this area - I hope or I'm never ordering chinese food again. The egg roll filling is a bit odd and very peanut buttery. The general tso chicken was super sticky and more sweet than heat. They put the sauce on already versus on the side so no crunch on the chicken. Nothing tastes fresh. I think panda express has done a better job.

    (2)
  • Kris R.

    not really knowing ANY good chinese delivery places, my co-workers and i decided to order from lee's chop suey. we were all CRAVING chinese food, especially after a long night of drinking... not too shabby! i ordered bbq fried rice. it was pretty good, although pretty greasy, which is not surprising. i got the small order, which was pretty small but was just right for me. my co-worker ordered a large shrimp with lobster sauce and we had ordered crab rangoon. the rangoon was a little too much for me - i only had one. it was too heavy and over fried. i ordered 2 egg rolls but they only came with one! booo :( i would definitely order from there again. i came home with leftovers, which were pretty tasty, so i'm willing to give this place another try.

    (3)
  • Tiffany B.

    I absolutely LOVE this place. As everyone says, their eggrolls are amazing!! I crave them! The Kung Pao Chicken is delicious with the perfect amount of hotness and a lot of chicken to vegetable ratio. The Mongolian Beef is wonderful and I adore the Beef and Broccoli. The egg drop soup is good as well. I usually go when I'm with my Dad since its in his neighborhood and we both adore it. Since I'm about 15 minutes away I'm not in their delivery zone, I offered to pay $5 more and tip the driver well so they would deliver and it was worth it that night but normally I'll be picking up. This is my definite go to Chinese place and don't need to go anywhere else!

    (5)
  • Eric S.

    it took over 2 hours for our order to arrive! They said it would be 45 minutes on the phone and we called after waiting over an hour. They told us it would be there very soon, which to them was another 45 minutes! Will never order from here again. If my food is going to be late, at least be honest about it.

    (1)
  • Carmella M.

    I have given this place 3 tries and 1st time shame on them 2nd time shame on me and 3rd time I should punish my self and make me go back for the 4th time (lol). Any who, I cannot believe that this place is even open. The fried shrimp apptz. I think was left over from the night before and refried for my order the 1st time. 2nd time I think they gave me someone's left over shrimp fried rice and added some pork to it (gross). And yes my 3rd try I too had the blob of jello-tin like sweet and sour chicken...... So who know's I might punish my self for being so kind and go back a 4th time to be disappointed and eat some new creation NOT!!!!!!!!!

    (1)
  • Jenny z.

    You know those days when you are so hungover you vow to never drink again and the only thing in the world that will make you feel better is a) a time machine to go back and undo the damage you did to yourself the previous night or b) really good, greasy, super Americanized Chinese food? Yeah, Lee's is great for that. Urm, the food part, not the time machine part. In any case, I was recently so debilitated by a rousing evening of too much "celebration" that my normal strange restaurant delivery menu prohibition was lowered and in my weakness, I called Lee's. I've seen it a million times, that weird Chinese place next to the liquor store by the Golden Nugget with the really cool sign, but never in a million years did it occur to me to actually EAT there. I'm quite glad that I did. Not only is it very tasty (again, for very Americanized Chinese, love it for what it is), but this stuff is an excellent hangover cure as well. Pretty inexpensive, the husband and I put away a hot and sour soup, egg rolls, an order of General Tso's Chicken, Lee's Family Fried Rice and a Pork with Chinese Greens for about $30.00. Everything was pretty good, but the Lee's Family Rice was a definite standout, I'd eat the hell out of that anytime, hungover or not. The highly touted egg rolls were good, but not the best I've had. That rice though....seriously good. Great lunch specials too, I may actually venture into the dining room to give these a shot. $5.75 for an entree, a soup, an eggroll and shrimp fried rice? I'm there. That being said, an extra star for their hangover curing grub and for their fantastic kooky old sign in front of the building. For once, I'm kind of grateful for having a hangover, this place is really a neighborhood gem that I wouldn't have met had it not been for my incapacitated state.

    (4)
  • Jay Nicole B.

    I can't even tell you how long I've been dining in at this restaraunt, but they never fail me. The service is great, Their eggrolls and homemade sweet n sour sauce are quite addicting. And the prices are decent as well...I always leave with a large amount of left overs which ALWAYS taste even better the next day. You just can't go worng with anything on the menu. Their great!!

    (5)
  • Jocelyn P.

    What a nightmare. I've got a tough stomach, but takeout from Lee's made me ill ill ill ever so ill. Sweet & Sour Shrimp, just say no. The fried shrimp things looked like half shrimp meat half who knows what. I barely ate any of my meal, but I got horribly sick to my stomach immediately afterward. To be honest, this was my first (and will be only) experience at Lee's. But this experience was so awful, so gut-wrenching (literally), that it deserves less than 1-star. Beware to all... I'm sure you're likely to have a better meal than I.... but you never know. Has anyone researched if they're up to sanitation codes? On top of all this, food for two somehow ended up being over $30!!! Not a one dollar sign kind of meal. :( :( :( Hang your head in shame, Lee's.

    (1)
  • G R.

    Yes, the egg rolls are large, almost twice the size of most places. But, are they good? Again, yes actually very good. My husband has had an itch for egg rolls for several days now. Matter of fact they could be an entree for him, for me 'eh not something I even develop a craving for. Well, that has changed now. Even I liked these. We also got some sweet & sour chicken, this was good not great. A bit greasy, however since they're deep fried this is to be expected. The chicken is good quality white meat, I'm guessing from the breast. The large was enough for us both with leftovers. But then again, there were those egg rolls as a starter. They gave us ample condiments to go with the meal and the required fortune cookies. Ordering and delivery were both fast and friendly. We'll definitely be ordering from there again.

    (4)
  • Andy S.

    Color me disappointed. With the apparent closing of my favorite Chinese spot in the city, I've been searching for a decent replacement. Lee's Chop Suey came with a great recommendation from a frequent visitor to my favorite Chinese spot, so I was looking forward to giving it a try. I ordered a simple "testers meal" of fried potstickers and chicken broccoli. The potstickers were nothing amazing, but I wasn't disappointed with them, and would consider ordering them again. As for the chicken broccoli, that's where things started to go downhill. For lack of a better word, the meat just wasn't good. Whether it was low-grade, poorly prepared, or something else, it was just not pleasing in appearance, texture or taste. As for the vegetables, they definitely were not the freshest either, although I have had worse. The portion size (I ordered the 'small') was decent, although not as large as some other Chinese places in town. So would I order again? Maybe just to give it another shot (if I do, I'll update the review), or just for the pot stickers. But on the whole, it wasn't a great experience. So I will finish this with a question: Where do you recommend I try next for my quality Chinese fix?

    (2)
  • Jeff K.

    If you're looking for inexpensive, somewhat greasy, exceedingly fast Chinese food, definitely hit up Lee's. They have a solid handful of vegetarian options and a whole lot of dishes for bloodmouths. Their egg rolls are pretty phenomenal topped off with a bit of spicy mustard. My ladyfriend likes the Vegetable Lo Mein, and I'm a recent convert to the Cantonese-style Vegetable Chow Mein.

    (4)
  • Molly R.

    What they say about the egg rolls on here is true: they're amazing. ORDER SOME! As for everything else, we ordered the "dinner for two", which had crab rangoon, shrimp fried rice, and sweet n' sour chicken as well. Everything was delectable. In fact, we pretty much inhaled it all, it was THAT tasty! The highlight (besides their heavenly egg rolls!) was the shrimp fried rice. Their shrimp is plumper than the usual shrimp found in Asian take-out and is a definite re-order . Only gripe is the length of time it took for delivery. An hour! Ah, but well worth the wait....no question.

    (5)
  • Bex F.

    Goodness fellow Yelpers, you let me down on this one. I saw all the good reviews and thought, cool, maybe there's a good Chinese delivery place in the 'hood, but wow, nuh uh. Bleech. I got the Lemon Chicken which was pretty flavorless. The lemon sauce was like a gelatinous mess and kinda gross to look at. I reheated about 8 little pieces of the chicken the next night and at least a full tablespoon of oil came off of them. Yikes, I didn't feel good eating that. Also got the Chicken Lo Mein to have for lunch the next day....I was so grossed out by it, I couldn't eat it. The noodles were yucky, there was no flavor, the whole thing was greasy greasy slimy. Never again. From now on, I'll be far more careful when weighing Yelpers' reviews. A bad $30 spent for sure.

    (1)
  • Rock Q.

    The food is always fresh and hot,I cannot ever figure out how they get here so fast,I just sent my order through grubhub and it's already here!!Reasonable prices and fast yummy food! All of my favorite things,haha..

    (5)
  • Nirmal G.

    Went here before catching a movie at City North. The food was exactly what you would expect from a decent Chinese restaurant. It was a little bizarre because we were two of four people in the entire restaurant and there was no music playing at all. Other than that, the waitress was helpful in explaining the dishes and the portions were huge! I would go back for the food but not the atmosphere.

    (4)
  • Jeff G.

    I will preface that this is more of a take out place than dine in, but the food here has always been pretty tasty. I go crazy for the Lee's fried rice (shrimp, pork, chicken). It is excellent (i have a low tolerance for greasy fried rice, and this place knows how to do it right). The egg roll has a nice crunchy shell (the inside is a bit mushy, but still tasty). Hot and sour soup has a vinegar type taste which I don't care for. Portions are large too. Been around since 1968 so they must be doing something right...

    (4)
  • Jackie L.

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I found my chinese place. i love there Beef fried rice ( I typically get it spicy) its is sooo tasty, even there egg drop soup is great there Pork chop suey is great too Im so happy i've discovered them !!!! GO EAT HERE!!!!!!!

    (5)
  • April L.

    This is the only Chinese delivery I get. Have tried several other places in the area-but they sucked. I have never been an egg roll fan but I am now- only Lee's!! They are big and tasty!!!! Everything we have tried has been good, but I stick to the Cantonese style chicken chow mein, and the large is enough for 2 meals. The kung pao beef and beef and broccoli are also pretty good. I have never been in the restaurant, and after reading the reviews- I think I will stick with delivery, which is usually pretty quick.

    (4)
  • Dylan N.

    large portions and good food.

    (3)
  • Sharlene K.

    Holy east-coast style Chinese take-out Batman! No seriously, everything from the amount of ginger and green onions in their soy sauce for dipping potstickers to the bits of freshly minced garlic you'll find in their white sauces along with a slight white wine taste - this is my jam right here. Funny thing is that their eggrolls are much better leftover and cold (they're standard size Chinese eggrolls to me). Usually I don't order General Tso's, Orange, or Sesame anything because at most take-out places, it mights no fricking difference. It's the same damn food-coloring infused corn syrup on chicken nuggets as Panda Express, but not here. Check this out, the Sesame Chicken tastes of sesame oil, the General Tso's chicken comes with chile peppers and green onions, and the Orange chicken tastes of actual oranges! That alone gets my mouth watering. It's also a bit heart-warming that they stock both RC Cola and Coca-Cola. The inside is kind of funny to me because it's all that old red-mahogany furniture that almost every Chinese family I knew had in their fine-dining room and the seats are covered in the same plastic. I've never been seated in one of those chairs at the beautiful tables, just like growing up.

    (5)
  • Brenna O.

    AVOID THE COOKIES. Otherwise we had a good meal at Lee's Chop Suey and it was only $15 for two people. As everyone else has said, their potstickers are delicious and top quality. I was amazed at their construction and how tightly the wonton was wrapped up around the delicious meat inside. We also shared an order of Kung Pao chicken and I am so glad we did because a single order was ENORMOUS. Tasty and fresh, we really enjoyed our main dish. The kid who was our waiter was attentive with the water and more rice, and the owner/manager was also friendly and helpful. Now the decor is total old school wood paneling and feels like you are in somebody's basement den ready to listen to some old Led Zeppelin records. So it's April and there are still Valentine's Day decorations as well as... is that Christmas tinsel? It has that hole in the wall charm, if you're into that sort of thing. Word of advice, stick with the packaged fortune cookies and avoid the large almond cookies they bring to you. They are not good and probably came out of some box they've had since the 1970s.

    (4)
  • Joe V.

    Lee's where have you been all my Chicago life? By far the best Chinese I've had since living in the Logan Square area. Food is always yummy, quality is outstanding and the service is A+. They are always super nice when you place your orders for delivery, always repeating your order just to make sure they got it right. Even dined in one day, the owner was super friendly and when we told him we usually order delivery, as soon as we said our address who knew who we were! I think we've tried every other dish on the menu and have NEVER been disappointed. Make sure you get the eggrolls, they are magical! This has now official become my go-to place for Chinese.

    (5)
  • Matt G.

    This is going to take some explanation so try and keep up... On a quest to find a watering hole near the movie theater (p.s. haven't found one because they boarded up and closed Humberto's across the street) we ventured to Lee's. The reason being, it clearly states "Cocktails" on the giant sign. We walk in and come to find out that it was all a scam! The place is a BYOB and there is a shady liquor store next store. Luckily we came prepared and were able to summon some manly brew from our coat pockets. We ordered some appetizers because we felt bad just sitting there drinking our own beer...Eggrolls, Crab Rangoon, Potstickers, and Chicken Fingers. The consensus was that it was all pretty disgusting, however, it does earn 3 stars because of the insane amount of comedic value of the place to us personally, so please take that into consideration before looking at this place seriously.

    (3)
  • Aaron S.

    Ok place to get a quick bite before a movie at City North--lots of stuff in brown sauce. The "chinese greens" on the menu are bok choi stems. And one big note: They do NOT have cocktails as the vintage sign outside states. Bring cash and pick up some beer or wine from the crappy Miska's next door.

    (3)
  • Janna J.

    This place is awesome. I've never regretted anything I've ordered. Since I live a couple blocks away it is my go-to Chinese food take out.

    (4)
  • james y.

    Standard Chinese food, and reasonable prices.

    (3)
  • Di B.

    Always on the look out for tasty Chinese, this is it! We used to order from "this place and that place" and hadn't found anything worth writing about until Lee's! My mother raved about this restaurant. She has always been nostalgic about traditional, old-fashioned Chinese "joints" and claims this is what she grew up considering as Chinese food. Cantonese. We've ordered about a dozen times so far and have not ever been disappointed! When we're jonesing for Chinese food this has hit the spot! Their fried rice, noodle dishes, fried chicken wings, and free egg rolls (with $15 purchase!) are the family favorites.

    (4)
  • John Y.

    I stopped to gas up at the corner station on my way home and noticed Lee's Chop Suey ahead of me and went in. Ordered some take out... The food was good! No complaints but, the interior of the restaurant needs a good cleaning...Visible dirt and dust in the corners. I sure hope the kitchen wasn't a sanitation disaster!

    (2)
  • Bri M.

    Expensive, bland food. Had the chicken broccoli that came in watery white sauce. pretty much steamed veggies with poached chicken. the egg roll shell was like cardboard. also had the mongolian chicken, which was bland and greasy. overpriced. Only ate here because Mon Lung is closed on Mondays. Regret the decision.

    (2)
  • Noelle W.

    WORD OF ADVICE: IF THE CHINESE RESTAURANT LOOKS LIKE IT'S A HOLE-IN-THE-WALL, NOT SO FANCY, DINKY ESTABLISHMENT, THEN CHANCES ARE IT WILL TASTE FANTASTIC!!! I'm very very very picky when it comes to Chinese food. Being from NYC, they have an array of fantastic Chinese food, and I was quite disappointed when I moved to Chicago that there really isn't any good Chinese places, especially in the North Side (Chinatown is good, but so far away). Lee's Chop Suey is the closest to what Chinese food SHOULD taste like. You can usually tell when their Lo Mein Noodles are used with dark sauce, instead of light sauce. Lee's has great lo mein (which is hard to find in Chicago). They are also moderately priced, and have bubble tea! The people are nice, they're never running too late, and you can understand them when you call on the phone. Overall, I would recommend this place to everyone in the northwest side who hasn't found their #1 Chinese place yet. Give it a try, and you won't regret it!!!

    (5)
  • Christina E.

    I've been ordering from Lee's for nearly a year now, and it hit's the spot when I'm craving Chinese. I'm vegetarian, and there are oodles of choices for me, which is a treat. There are a number of items that are vegetarian that are not in the "vegetarian" section, so be sure to review the whole menu if you are a veg. The Cantonese style chow mein is awesome. They pan fry ramen noodles so that they have a nice seared color and crunch, which mixes great with the veggies and sauce. There are some who have reviewed there to be a lack of flavor/taste in their food, and I totally disagree. They just don't over-process fresh food with loads of MSG/salt and grease. It's fresh stuff! The Ma Por Tofu is great too. HUGE portion sizes and incredibly fast delivery. If you are looking for no frills, fresh and flavorful foods, eat HERE!

    (5)
  • emily b.

    yesss....... i have found my go-to chinese place. finally. the perfect component to the hangover+pjs+saturday night "in" equation. lees is on grubhub, offers online ordering, crazy fast delivery, and HOT yummy food. oh i'm a happy camper. there are a bunch of coupons on grubhub, and coupons they attach to the menu too. the "small" portion of the general tso's chicken is plenty generous, however, the accompanying rice portion is kind of dinky. pot stickers are mondo, and while a bit doughy, are pretty delish. looking forward to future orders.

    (4)
  • John B.

    I grew up about a block from this place. I've never been in. In fact, when I was a kid, we assumed the store was a front for some shady dealings, because we never saw anyone go in or come out. I rode past it just recently and was surprised it was still there. I'm glad to hear the food is good. My five stars are just because it's so cool that it's on Yelp. By the way, when I was growing up, we never called this area Bucktown. I don't even know if there was a Bucktown at the time. It was just straight-up Avondale (according to Illinois Bell, anyway). I guess Diversey is the dividing line between Bucktown and Avondale. We just considered our neighborhood Logan Square. And that was before Logan Square was hip.

    (5)
  • Rob Z.

    I've been the biggest critic of Chinese restaurants in my decades living in Chicago. I'll be the first to tell you that most Chinese restaurants all taste the same and all dishes taste like either meat and brocolli or a deep-fried, sweet & sour dish. In fact, most of these small, hole-in-the-wall locations all buy their food precooked and frozen from large distributors. Lee's Chop Suey was the first time in years that I was pleasantly surprised by the Chinese food! It was not pretentious, plentiful and delicious. This review is written after possibly,15 times now that I have ordered from them. I have yet to ever get a negative tasting dish or a negative experience from the staff. In fact, even the owner came by our table once to check up on us and make sure we were OK. In no way attempting to be generalizational, it seems that most Asian restaurants have (what appears to be) cold and indifferent staff and actually I have come to expect that. Lee's truly was the exception. Of the breaded dishes (sesame, general tso's, empress, sweet and sour)...my favourite is the Empress Chicken because it's spicy followed by the Chicken Oriental which is a breaded chicken patty sliced into sliver placed over a bed of broccolli. Of their vegetable oriented dishes, I really enjoyed the Chicken Kow (which also comes in beef). Their appetizers all taste different and delicious, something that also lacks from many Chinese takeout joints where everything tastes like oily crud. Their pot stickers are humungous and plentiful (although oily) and their eggrolls have so much flavour to them. Their won ton soup is great too. It took me a few years of living in the area to finally find a good place to get delivery from and I finally found it! Thank you Lee's!

    (5)
  • Brian S.

    This is the type of Chinese resturant I like and the best that I have had since moving back to chicago. Before I found Lee's I was ordering from emporers wok which is real good but then saw reviews about lees. I had to try it. I have ate at 2 different Chinese resturants every week since moving back here 3 months ago... Literally and this is the winner around me. Mongolian beef and chicken is great and just the way I love it. The egg foo young was great as well as the chicken chow mein cantanoise style was excellent. The egg rolls were also the best around here but nothing like the best egg rolls ever at kow kow. Try it and you will be very happy with the choice. If you are expecting panda express Chinese don't come here! This is the real deal!

    (5)
  • Dan C.

    We have tried for so long to find a great Chinese restaurant in Chicago. We found it with Lee's. However, the prices are insane. It really makes me laugh when they offer a coupon for a free egg roll if you spend $20. Wow Lee's! Thanks...that is very generous. And...that is their anniversary special. Let's talk about the chicken. Very fresh. Apparently, with freshness comes bones. Yes, you read that correctly. I have found bones in my chicken on TWO different occasions. On a positive note, I will say the delivery staff is great. Very friendly. Thank you for that. I don't see how I can order from Lee's anymore. There are so many Chinese restaurants in the city. For Lee's to overcharge, offer embarrassing coupons AND leave bones in the chicken...you're not as great as you think. Sorry Lee's, you lost a great customer. It's time to move on.

    (2)
  • Dionna R.

    This place has egg rolls as big as your head. I come back from my area just to eat here. I have never eaten IN the restaurant but the food taken out is great. You have to check it out. Great food, quick.

    (5)
  • Dao N.

    the name lee's chop suey could not be any more of a chinese restaurant cliche. surprisingly, the food was not greasy, and the vegetables seemed fresh or at least not mushy. overall, decent chinese american food that can be a little bland but they deliver. the fried rice is good, but the beef stir fry can be chewy. i like their hot and sour soup, which has just enough kick.

    (3)
  • Dann B.

    So my best advise would be to order delivery from here, don't dine in. Food is good but the establishment is left lacking. Many if not all of the booths are repaired with duct tape. Waitress was polite but she obviously didn't want to be there. Parking is rough. So once again I say "Stay in, Stay warm, order out."

    (3)
  • Natalie G.

    I would not recommend getting take out from here. My roommate and I bother thought the food was gross and both of our stomach's hurt afterward. Not a fan... We got general chicken, veggie lo mein and egg rolls and nothing was good at all. Not a fan...

    (2)
  • Kevin J.

    This is your normal Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. I've been going to Lee's for a few years now and the food has always been good, the service fast and accurate. I usually get the sweet and sour chicken and often some won ton soup too. The food is always ready in 15 minutes whenever I call.

    (4)
  • rachel a.

    whoever thinks this place is bad can meet me in the alley behind the AMC theater. it is, by far, the best Chinese food in the city and that is coming from a east-coaster who has eaten the tastiest Chinese. Lee is to quote a friend, " a god among men." eat their potstickers, eat their potstickers, eat their potstickers. just eat there and don't listen to this thuy T guy.

    (5)
  • Wendy L.

    Somewhere between 3 & 4 stars, but I'm bumping them up because they were fast and accurate. So many times you order chinese and they get it wrong and you're screwed. The egg rolls are really really rich and pretty greasy and not in a good way. It was almost as if they had rolled them too thick and they couldn't fry them solid. But the crab rangoon were fantastic. We also got the general tso's chicken which was wonderful, could have used a little more white rice with the order, I'll probably order an extra side of rice in the future. The Lee family fried rice is very tasty. Like most chinese places in chicago they seem to think that the rice needs to be completely coated in soy sauce which makes it really salty, but if you like it like that you'll love it. I used GrubHub to order online and it was really easy.

    (4)
  • monika h.

    well if you are looking for amazing tasting chinese food than lees is definitely the place. everything on the menu is delicious. and when it comes to egg rolls they have the best egg rolls in chicago. my favorite item is the combination fried rice mmmm so yummy it has everything you want from a fried rice... chicken shrimp all the good stuff. the potstickers are great and so is the sauce to dip it with. they are full of delicious meat and not puney at all actually the biggest ive seen. they also have great crab ragoons which are good alone with out dipping sauce but they do give a sauce anyways. the prices are a little high but you get so much food its worth it. i recomend lees to all my friends looking for good chinese

    (5)
  • Kara M.

    ordered from this place after visiting yelp and then chekcing out grub hub for what chinese places were delivering....saw the reviews and then got the food. how can this place possibly get more than two stars??? the only reason they got that much from me was becasue the food came 30 min earlier and i was starving and the crab rangoon was at least decent. Other than that this fits in the top 3 worst chinese places i've had the misfortune of experiencing. the only reason i ate it is cuz i can't afford to throw money and/or food away and i have to get up at 4AM making me not want to go out for more food. i know places put their own spin on general tso's but their general tso's was like nothing i've ever had before. it was battered like sweet and sour chicken usually is not crunchy like it should have been. and the egg rolls, i have NO IDEA WHAT'S IN IT!! i think it may be peanut butter because it's so thick and kind of tastes like peanut butter so for my peace of mind that is what i'm going to call it, i literally dissected it to try and figure it out but I have no idea, thinking of sending a sample to the CDC...needless to say, i won't be ordering from here again and you should just keep your money in your wallet, i wish i had....

    (2)
  • Cara T.

    My husband and I have ordered take out from Lee's several times now. We always order a large sweet and sour chicken, small vegetable fried rice, and an order of crab rangoons. I did try the chicken chop suey once, and I was not a fan...nothing personal Lee. The sweet and sour chicken is always hot and the breading is not thick at all, which is what I like. The sauce has huge chucks of pineapple and peppers, not anything like some of the watered-down ketchup you get at other places. I'm typically not a fan of sweet and sour sauce, but theirs is tasty. The vegetable fried rice is some of the best I've had, next to a pricey Japanese steakhouse. It has large, plentiful chunks of veggies (the mushrooms and bean sprouts are my FAV). And it's always piping hot. The crab rangoons are stuffed full of filling and folded in a "D" shape. I tend to like less filling and pinched together in the flower shape, but they are very tasty nonetheless. Delivery is always fast. I think Lee's is a great choice for a lazy movie night.

    (4)
  • Jasmine D.

    Tasty, inexpensive, with fast and courteous service.

    (5)
  • Jenny N.

    One of the basic things I've been looking for since moving to Logan Square is a go-to place for Chinese delivery. The first couple of times we ordered from Lee's I though I had found the sweet spot between solid Chinese food, proximity, and price. However, the last couple of orders has soured me on their food. The last order in particular was barely edible. I don't know if they are simply going through a bad patch with the cook or something has gone seriously wrong in the kitchen, but I will not be ordering from here again. And my search for decent Chinese continues.

    (2)
  • T. T.

    I almost gagged while tasting their wonton soup! It's offensively gross and doesn't come close to being called Chinese food. This is a place to go if you set little or no standard for how you want your food.

    (1)
  • Dave P.

    I've eaten here (inside) many times and have never been disappointed. I go for the food, not the decor. I usually get tomato green pepper beef or mongolian beef. The quality of meat is superb. I also like the mu shu and egg rolls. The prices are fair, especially the lunch specials. The pot of hot tea & bowl of white rice are free, unlike some other places. I'm getting hungry just typing this review. Maybe I'll go there later for dinner.

    (5)
  • Jordan E.

    Only get lunch there, the lunch specials are a steal, outside of that, I always end up feeling like I didn't get my money's worth. I would give the lunch specials 4 stars, and the dinners 2 stars, you figure it out.

    (3)
  • Jacinda B.

    I've been ordering the take-out from Lee's for a while, and recently hosted a party there for 14 people on the advice of the guest of honor. The dive-y Chinese take-out atmosphere belies the nature of the place, although I, personally, think the kitschy old interior adds to its charm. The owner was the nicest man (he told me he'd been in business for 40 years now) and had no problem helping me in advance to figure out how much food I would need, how many tables I would need, etc. He had everything ready and waiting when we arrived and served each course efficiently and with perfect timing. The food was excellent (people couldn't say enough about the hors d'oeuvres, the Mongolian beef and the Cantonese style chow-mein). The owner plied us with food, I think he doubled the normal size of each order, and even after eating for a full two hours we took so much home it was unbelievable. For all of that I paid about $280 - including an extremely hefty tip! And at the end, guests were asking for delivery menus! I can't say enough good things about this place. Thank you, Lee's!

    (5)
  • Michelle B.

    Ordered takeout from here 20 minutes before they closed on Thursday (around midnight). It was a no-frills delicious, greasy grub option. We got the dumplings, fried rice and some egg rolls. My dumplings were GIGANTIC - about 8 in the box even though the menu supposedly says six. They more than satisfied. I agree with other Yelpers in that they're just a little too doughy, but overall they taste great. The doughiness wouldn't stop me from ordering. The egg rolls tasted like they were stuffed with pad Thai, which was interesting (mostly because of the peanut taste). I didn't finish mine but I felt really full already because of the dumplings. It wasn't super cheap but hey, for late night Chinese, how much better can you get? Yum!

    (4)
  • Daina T.

    Searching for a new go-to Chinese spot, I was led to Lee's upon good reviews. I have to now wonder if they were paid to say such nice things. The egg rolls were surprisingly large and not greasy, but lacked in any sort of flavor besides peanut. The white rice that came with the Orange Chicken I ordered was over cooked and looked more like sushi rice by texture. And the chicken........ seemed like they drowned it in a flavorless sauce and threw in a piece of broccoli as garnish. Only redeemable quality was the late night delivery. Pass on this place and go elsewhere - I know I am.

    (1)
  • Kelsey K.

    We went there on a whim because our go-to places had a long wait for delivery. It's across the street, so why not? It was fine... nothing to write home about, but not horrible. We had the shrimp egg foo young, crab rangoon, vegetable moo shu, egg rolls, and almond cookies. The almond cookies were clearly from a store, not fresh. The shrimp egg foo young was fine, not great. The veggie moo shu was pretty good. I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. Not a fave, but not that bad... I'm in a good enough mood... 3 stars! We'd do it again if the weather was bad and the other places on the corner were closed but it definitely won't be our new go-to spot.

    (3)
  • Christy B.

    Hands down the best Chinese food in Chicago....if you are a Michigander order the oriental Chicken and Add scallion and almond and voila! "Almond Boneless Chicken aka War Sui gai"

    (5)
  • Gavin O.

    Never going here again. 2 smoothies with tapioca costs $10, and there were only about 8 tapioca balls. The fruit tasted old, and the workers are very rude. Do not go here.

    (1)
  • Ronnie S.

    This place is amazing!!! potstickers are freshly made from scratch and beyond delicious. The sauce for the potstickers is also made there from scratch. Mr/Mrs Lee are both really friendly and after your second visit, there's a 90% chance they'll remember your dish. People that judge a book by its cover make me laugh. You can go to a super fancy place in downtown for some food & have the best decorations/furniture in town. At the end of the day those fancy yuppie places are horrible in food. Mr Lee's place Is awesome & delicious.

    (5)
  • Sara P.

    Super fast delivery. Sesame chicken was exactly how I like it. Sweet, not too breaded, still crispy and super delicious. My bf ordered the Mongolian beef and he said it's been a while since he's had a place make it so good. Definitely ordering from here again!

    (5)
  • Chris M.

    I got Thank You tonight for takeout instead of Lee's to watch some hockey. It was the worst decision of my life. I'm sorry Lee's. I'll be back next game though.

    (5)
  • Bryan H.

    Lee's has redeemed themselves from a bad experience last time. Delivery was SUPER quick, food was great. The egg rolls were fantastic.

    (4)
  • Fi Fi R.

    We walked in to the restaurant and immediately had a weird vibe. Everything looked super old, all the cushions were covered in plastic and the place was dirty. And by dirty I mean: on top of the tables there was protective glass which had dirt underneath it. The table we were sat had a Lazy Susan which had a glass on top as well.... WELL... Underneath the glass there were ALL KINDS of dirt and sauce and other unidentifiable things!!! I was immediately grossed out, but still decided to give it a shot as everyone at the table were sanitizing everything in site... The lady "server" came over... No Hello; NOTHING... She threw menus on the table and came back with waters. MY GOD - I was already pissed off! She instantly ruined my mood; like she is doing me a favor for me being there... HORRIBLE!!! Who the heck let HER deal with the customers. The only thing that came out of her mouth was: "You ready to order?" For a Chinese "hole in a wall" restaurant, the prices were THROUGH THE ROOF! Completely UNREASONABLE! They do not offer Lunch Specials on Sundays and they definitely should consider since it was DEAD in there - we were the only table in the entire restaurant. I was still willing to give it a try since I heard they had really good eggrolls. There was no ambiance; there was absolutely nothing special about this place. If anything, they should close it for a week (AT LEAST) and clean the entire place from top to bottom. We ordered Eggrolls, Crab Rangoon for appetizer and for entrées some noodle dish, Mongolian Beef, Egg Foo Young and shrimp fried rice. The appetizers weren't too bad, but NOTHING special! When the food came out, it immediately looked depressing. There was hardly ANY vegetables, even though the noodle dish was supposed to come with plenty of veggies. Instead it had 2-3 pea pods, DROWNED with the sprouts, and barely any meat; but they weren't cheap with the noodles... Hmmmmm... I wonder why.... I ordered Mongolian Beef because I thought to myself: "How could anyone mess up Mongolian Beef?!?!?" Oh, how wrong I was.... Since it was mostly a meat dish - the serving size was HALF of the other dishes. Ok, whatever... But once again, they are SUPER cheap with the vegetables - there was barely any green onion in it. When I tried it - OH MY GOD; my mouth was ON FIRE! I could not even taste the food. I tried drowning it in Sweet and Sour Sauce, but nothing helped. Don't get me wrong, I love spicy food and have some sort of spicy sauce or salsa, or peppers with almost every meal, but I draw the line when I cannot taste the food. Shrimp fried rice was nothing special at all and shrimp was a little undercooked. THE FOOD WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL!!! Not to mention, the "Ray Of Sunshine" lady server never came back and some other man took over. The bill came... $80.00 for 2 appetizers and 3 dishes - that is INSANE! We just literally paid almost $100 for CRAP food in a nasty dirty place. GROSS!!!!! I do not know HOW this place has 3.5 stars Did the good reviews come from family and friends? My GOD! NEVER AGAIN!

    (1)
  • Drew K.

    Went here for dinner one night on the review of an employee, Curtis, who I was working with down the street. The place had a sub - par look and feel, and at that moment the place was dead. I was not expecting too much and was questioning the recommendation. But the owner and his family were so great to me. He came down and sat with me after I got my food. He told me the perfect way to eat the egg roll (with sweet and sour sauce and some other details), and had a general conversation with me. It was very nice of him. And by the way the food was great! And cheap too. The quality of the food was way above the price. Homemade, quality chinese food. Please give this a try in the area!

    (5)
  • Amber C.

    Our go to for Chinese delivery. The best egg rolls in the city. Usually we have so much food left over its not even funny. And the delivery almost always arrives before the promised time.

    (5)
  • Sarah C.

    I want so badly to be able to give them more stars...but even 2 stars is generous. They are always very fast to deliver, polite on the phone, and make good recommendations if you aren't sure what to get. But, in the end, their food just didn't do it for me. They're getting 3 because they're so nice. It's true, the egg roll isn't great. It's extremely salty and mostly dough. The crab Rangoon is just fried cream cheese if anything. Thinking I would get something healthy by getting vegetable delight was a dumb idea with all the salt and fat they have in that dish. Really wish I could give a better review.

    (2)
  • Sandra B.

    The best Chinese rice and food I've ever tried in my life. Prices are a little high, but it values what you're paying for. Love this place!

    (5)
  • Jim K.

    Great food for the price, your basic Chicago Cheap Chinese food menu. Try it out!

    (4)
  • Sandra H.

    Lee's is my absolute favorite spot for Chinese food. The sweet and sour sauce is amazing,! Usually it is that neon red jelly like substance which is so gross...I'm not sure when that faze started. This place reminds me of the original Jeannie's on Belmont before Jeannie retired. The egg rolls are mouth watering so are the crab rangoons, egg drop soup, chow mein, egg foo young, fried rice, shrimp and lobster sauce, and so much more. I've had delivery and dine in and both will give you great service. I know the restaurant looks a little shady but it's not, my husband was a little skeptical when took him there before a movie but he appreciated the food. My only disappointment with Lee's are the prices, I think they are quite expensive but I still order because the foods fantastic.

    (5)
  • Lindsey P.

    The best egg rolls and fried rice! Delivery was fast and the delivery guy was super nice!

    (4)
  • Brian K.

    I've been in Lincoln Park for 2 years and in that time I've tried various Chinese take-out places in search of great beef fried rice. I've finally found it!! The beef is just right. Not fatty or rubbery as I've had at other spots. Absolutely delicious! They also steamed my pot stickers on request and WOW!!! Prices are good and delivery was fast! This is THE SPOT

    (5)
  • Monica P.

    SO I have been going to this place since I was a kid, about 20 years. The food is DELICIOUS. I am a foodie and LOVE GOOD FOOD! The place is not a first date kinda place. It's not fancy, by any means, but it's just flat out GOOD. I live by Chinatown, and if I had to choose carry-out, LEE'S is the spot! It is affordable, quick and friendly. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ASIAN FOOD and this is def a hidden gem on the north side :)

    (4)
  • Martin P.

    I think this is probably the best Chinese food in Bucktown area. It's nothing to look at inside. The delivery is usually fast and the food is good. I usually order from work. Nice and friendly also.

    (4)
  • Brian S.

    The only place that I get my Chinese food from in the Logan Square area, always fast and pretty tasty as well.

    (4)
  • Dani O.

    This is my go-to place for Lo Mein! So good!!! Overall good Chinese. Love the crab rangoon! Everything I've tried here I like. Pretty fast delivery. Food is hot when it gets to my door. Everyone is alway polite. It is a little bit pricier then other local Chinese places, but it's because it tastes better.

    (5)
  • Cheryl W.

    When Mark's Chop Suey closed, we had a very difficult time finding a good replacement. My husband & I went to Lee's Chop Suey last night & the egg rolls were OUTSTANDING!!! I had the beef egg foo young (I know, I'm a loser), & it was good. Not as good as Mark's roasted duck egg foo young, but it'll do! My husband had the kung pao beef & he enjoyed it as well! We'll be back!!

    (5)
  • C M.

    This is probably my favorite Chinese food place outside of Chinatown. This is my go-to. Their sweet and sour chicken is great, the vegetables in their vegetable dishes are always really fresh tasting, and the beef is always super tender. I couldn't believe the reviews about their eggrolls, because they're some of the best you can find this far north. The Crab rangoons rank among the top as well. The fried rice is a little bland, but everything else I've had here is great! It gets four and not five stars only because I think the prices on some items are a little expensive.

    (4)
  • Bella O.

    Highly recommend! Great food and service...the egg rolls were very good and the big plus is that it was quick service!

    (5)
  • Mayra M.

    I gave this three stars only because the food was cheap and it arrived (got it delivered) really fast. The customer service was good, and everything was where it was supposed to be and averagely portioned. As far as the taste, the sweet and sour was not for me. The sauce was not separated from the chicken. So, for me, there was too much sauce. There was very little chicken and way too much rice, I assume to compensate. The fried rice was fine as was the chicken itself. The egg drop soup was really bad. The egg roll wasn't much better. I would definitely recommend trying some place else if you're looking for quality over price/portions.

    (3)
  • Anna L.

    Really old place. I remember this place from like 25 years ago. Its a good take-out place. Its really "old chinese restaurant" inside. Reminds me of that restaurant from Big Trouble in Little China. The staff is very welcoming. Get the poststickers. Ive never had better ones. I mean.. there are no words for these things. I have no idea how they do it.. AWESOME. Only 4 stars because I think its a little too expensive..yet.. I still get the potstickers about once a week lol. O.. and the portions on the main dishes are huge.. so..it could possibly be 2 meals.

    (4)
  • Aly R.

    Lees has the best egg rolls my boyfriend and I have ever had! Nothing compares. We live in the area and once we move we will be coming back... especially for the egg rolls. The orange beef is great and so is the chow mein, I would recommend this as the best Chinese food next to Chinatown in Chicago!

    (5)
  • Ashley I.

    I ordered shrimp chow mein and instead got what looked like a very unappetizing grey soup. I called and asked them what I had received and got a poor response followed by, "call on the phone next time instead of the grub hub website". Very poor service. Will never order from here again.

    (1)
  • Chelsea P.

    Ordered delivery and was very disappointed. Extra vegetables means more bean sprouts... Very sad that I tried this place. Hardly any meat in the beef chow mein. Very bland and not something I would recommend.

    (2)
  • Tom D.

    The eggroll was gross. Huge, but nasty. I can't believe anyone would dine-in here, it's the weirdest interior for a restaurant, or even a house. Everything is decrepit and faded.

    (1)
  • Kelli A.

    We ordered from here tonight via Living Social Takeout/Delivery service. It got here in about 35 minutes. The crab rangoon was decent, but a little heavy on the cream cheese and a little large in shape. My husband had the curry chicken with onion. He thought it was really flavorful and liked that it was simple, just chicken and onion. Overall one of the better curry chicken dishes he's had and would order this again. I had the sweet and sour chicken. I liked that you had an option to get a small or large portion. The small was a great sized portion for me. The chicken, rice and sauce were all packaged separately which was nice. The chicken was lightly breaded and good sized. The sauce was a flavorful sweet and sour. I liked that there was a good amount of pineapple in the sauce. I would order this again.

    (3)
  • Sarah R.

    Mmmmmm! Lee's Chop Suey! I love you so. Yes, I agree it's outdated, but you get that old feel of a family restaurant when dining in. It's BYOB what more do you want? My sister actually once got a private tour of the kitchen and it is very clean. I love this. The food is fresh and they have lunch/dinner deals. Portions are big so you can save for a later meal and they even make a bunch of smoothies. My favorite is the Oolong tea they serve and the chicken rice soup with white pepper and sirracha sauce when you have a cold. We've made it a family tradition to order Chinese food on New Years Eve and this has always been our go to place. Lee's is definitely in my top 5 Chinese restaurants in Chicago.

    (4)
  • Beth M.

    Gross. Gross. Gross. My boyfriend and I ate in the restaurant for dinner. The place is super-outdated, but that sort of aesthetic stuff doesn't usually bother me. Many a delicious dish has come out of a swanky-looking location. When we got there (at maybe 7 PM?) we were the only ones in the place. It was a weeknight, but still. The only ones? Eep. We got the Mongolian chicken and Szechwan chicken. They both tasted pretty much the same except one had vegetables and one didn't. Very little flavor in the brown sort of gelatinous-looking sauce. Sure, the portions are large, but I really didn't want to eat it again later. Also, it was kind of pricey for dinner (around $11 per entree), especially an unsatisfying one. Blech.

    (2)
  • Tiffany L.

    It was A-OK, exactly. For some reason I've struggled to find good delivery on Chinese food. I think Lee's is about as good as I'm ever going to get. Some of the better potstickers that I've had...I prefer the nice thick dumplings they offer. The egg roll was not good. I can appreciate their desire to achieve that peanut buttery-ness, but it was just a sticky, gummy filling and way too sweet. Would not order again. Fried rice was pretty OK and the egg foo young was also pretty A-OK. Nice sized portions, decently priced. I'll order from here again. Definitely not a 4-5 star experience, but definitely worth trying, it's good.

    (3)
  • Jacob J.

    Reviews have failed me yet again. The only item worth mention and different to any other Chinese restaurant in the city is their egg roll. They took the egg roll contents and tossed it with a Thai peanut sauce then fried it and the result is a piping hot egg roll with significant taste. The taste is mildly peanutty, some would easily think the egg roll had a bit of peanut butter inside. Does peanut butter or peanut satay sauce appeal to you? I used a combination of sweet and sour sauce and sriracha to balance the flavor for my taste buds. I had one egg roll I took to go which I reheated the next day. Warmed in the toaster oven and the taste had changed. That day the contents tasted hella salty, what happened?? One thing that bothered me about the meal overall was the feel of oil. Everything was oily. The shrimp toast appetizer was like a sponge for oil, not something I want to ever eat again. All of our dishes had an oily feel to them which left us feeling gross. A full night planned stopped short soon after dinner. An appetizer plate for two, General Tso's chicken and Orange beef. Cost $42 dollars with tax and tip. Twenty dollars per person seemed too high a burden for bad food and no free hot tea! Everything tasted the same, especially the entrees. The only difference, orange zest in the sauce for the beef dish and crushed red pepper flakes in the sauce of the General Tso's. The Tso's chicken tasted overcooked or pre-made and then applied to sauce. It had that consistency for me and did not win either of us over. I still have a full order of it, hate to throw it out, but I'm not going to eat it. Orange beef I won't even bother, it wasn't good, more average really. The draw for me was the restaurant. Reminded me of Chinese restaurants I frequented as a kid with my folks. Fanciful, lit, paper lantern chandeliers with colors of red and green. Red tassels hanging down from the lanterns. Old school Asian inscribed chairs and some tables. Cloudy windows from years of keeping in the smells of prepared foods. The name Lee's Chop Suey, I don't ever eat chop Suey. Wikipedia it if you don't know. In the 80's there were many "chop Suey" named Chinese restaurants that were decent. This was just average and grossly overrated. If I ever happen back, I have to give them the spicy taste testing. An order of shrimp fried rice and some kind of meat in garlic spice, both made spicy. If it comes out with flavor and a good amount of spice, I'd redo the review.

    (2)
  • Allison C.

    This is our second favorite Chinese takeout place. Heard of the "whore/Madonna" complex? Lee's is the "whore" to Friendship Chinese's "Madonna." While Friendship's food is delicate, Lee's satisfies our base, primal urges for greasy Chinese food. Fried rice, crab rangoon, and pot stickers are quite good. The menu selections are huge! There are noodles, vegetables, and meat options of all shapes and sizes.

    (4)
  • Steve M.

    Fast delivery down to Wicker Park. Their pot stickers are bigger than most others I've had in Chicago. Moo Shu Pork was good, but not quite "porky" enough? I don't know. I felt like there was too much cabbage. Also, the plum sauce for the pancakes was really really sweet. Still, best Chinese delivery I've had in some time. I'll probably order it again, but the search for "best Chinese delivery" in Chicago must go on!

    (3)
  • Brittany C.

    Pretty extensive menu Decent Chinese food, in my opinion the best in the area (GREAT Chow Mein and Orange Chicken) Large portions Decent Price FAST FAST FAST Delivery If you are looking for Chinese in Logan, Lee's is my vote , especially for those nights when you have nothing to eat in the house but baking soda and want expedited delivery. They will be at your house before you can even say: "how long do you think this Tuna has been in there?" Caution: Request extra Hot mustard, if that's your thing.

    (4)
  • Jenna S.

    This is our Chinese place; our one and only. I have never actually been into Lee's, but we get their delivery a lot. It's actually my favorite Chinese delivery in the city! Their food is great. It's a higher quality than most other Chinese restaurants I've been to and it's cooked to perfection. I used to only get sweet and sour chicken from most restaurants, knowing that it probably wouldn't be really bad. However, I've found that many of the entrees at Lee's are really good so I've branched out and tried new things. They have the greatest egg rolls ever. I just wanted to throw that out there. Veggie or with meat, does not matter - best ever. They also make excellent almond cookies (I guess most Chinese places do) and always give you extra fortune cookies with your order. I definitely will have to give the restaurant itself a try since they advertise good lunch specials and are BYOB!

    (5)
  • Eileen B.

    I gave it two stars because it arrived pretty warm and didn't make us sick. The hot and sour soup was not bad but the Shrimp War Mein and Cashew Chicken were awful. The menu should be revised to state "Overdone noodles and veggies with beige sauce" and "Chicken with beige sauce." Seriously, the sauces were the same in both dishes and completely lacked in flavor. Only the very liberal use of hot chili sauce made it a bit more platable.

    (2)
  • Alex I.

    Great simple Chinese place. Huge portions and pretty run of the mill... which is nice. Nothing fancy here, just normal cheap Chinese food.

    (4)
  • Mike K.

    I usually opt for some Thai food when I'm in the mood for something different, but after my recent order to Lee's Chop Suey, I might mix in some Chinese to the mix =) Pretty hearty servings, but I'd recommend large sizes if it's meant for two bigger eaters. The egg rolls were great. The Mongolian beef, though, was the highlight of the order. I'd highly recommend it.

    (4)
  • Glenda C.

    The General Tso's chicken was pretty good - i'd say 7/10 rating. The chicken fried rice was not good (chicken was very dry and rice tasted bland) - i'd say 2.5/10 rating. The crab rangoon was really good - i'd say 8/10 rating.

    (3)
  • Kel W.

    To anyone that has had a bad experience at Lee's, I think maybe it was their delivery- try visiting the restaurant. I've had fantastic food there, overall. Great egg rolls, chop suey and beef tenderloin. I've been looking for a great Chinese place in my area and have found it in Lee's. I had two leftover meals out of my chop suey dish. Can't beat three meals for $10. Yum! FYI - It is a BYOB! Know this...because they have a neon sign in their window that says "Cocktails" but they don't serve them. BYO Cocktails :) I have been regularly going to Lee's for my Chinese cravings and they have yet to disappoint. They are not upscale dining, but for solid Chinese that always delivers on taste and quality, go to Lee's (especially if you live in the area). As I mentioned with their delivery - now...the driver was actually in a good mood and not rude to me at all. The quality of their food that was delivered just didn't seem as good to me as it does when I go to the restaurant. And the portions are like DOUBLE when you go to the restaurant, no joke. I mean, I haven't measured them ... but that's how it seemed. Anyway, a great place to venture out to and eat at, but I wouldn't recommend delivery.

    (4)
  • Jasmine P.

    I would rate Lee's Chop Suey as pretty good. Delivery took an average amont of time (not too slow, not exceptionally quick). When delivered, the food was still warm. They have big portion sizes so my order last me two meals. For my boyfriend, however, it was the appropriate size for a "normal" meal, by his standards. (ugh! men! haha) They mean business with their Crab Rangoon too since they are of bigger sizes than the Thai restaurants that have Crab Rangoon on their menu. The egg rolls were tasty as well, though a bit on the salty size. Lee's Chop Suey provided an adequate amount of sauces as well (I liked the dipping cup they portioned their Sweet n' sour sauce in). BUT, they forgot to include utensils and napkins!!! Chinese food is pretty saucy, so it would have been nice to get at least some napkins with our order. =/ All in all, Lee's Chop Suey provided the good Chinese food that enabled me to have a lazy and relaxed evening and unwind to some good movies. They weren't anything to write home about, but Lee's Chop Suey hit the spot for me last night.

    (3)
  • Megan L.

    From the outside, Lee's Chop Suey looks like it's been there since the 50's... Given that I was craving the old school, Americanized Chinese food I grew up on, I decided to finally order from here. And you know what? It was exactly what I wanted. We tried a couple different dishes - the beef and broccoli had a nice mix of beef, broccoli, and carrots with a tasty brown sauce that wasn't too salty. The beef was tender and had good flavor. Dish 2 was the Mongolian Chicken. The sauce has a nice kick to it and there's good sized pieces of chicken that are also nicely cooked - these guys get the consistency of the meat right! We also got an order of fried rice and a veggie egg roll. The egg roll was huge, and had that nice peanut-y flavor that I like. The fried rice was ok... it could maybe use a little more salt/soy sauce, but I'd rather they err on the side of caution with that. I can always add it on my own. The menu from Lee's Chop Suey will definitely be getting a home with my other delivery menus!

    (4)
  • Joshua M.

    Okay, I'll admit that I had never heard of Lee's Chop Suey until it appeared on GrubHub magically one day as if the GrubHub fairy magically created a new restaurant for me to try. ... But I was skeptical. I didn't try it until one day I saw THREE of their delivery vehicles - IN ONE DAY. Finally, I called in an order, and God was I satisfied. The egg rolls are amazing. I could eat about twelve of them Harry-Carrey-Hot-Dog-style. I also ordered the sesame chicken. Dare I say that they have the best fake American Chinese food in the city? When my order came, it had a menu on it. It stated that Lee's was celebrating its 40th anniversary. If I could go back in time to my freshman year of college, I'd replace all those orders from "Chinese Kitchen" or "China Chef" or "Chinese Chef" or "China Kitchen" with trips to Lee's. If they deliver to you, just try them out. Their food is amazing.

    (4)
  • Tory w.

    mmm...it was ok. I don't know that I'd order from them again. I've had better but I've also had a lot worse, and with Chinese it's always a crapshoot. At least it's well priced and big portions. I had the egg rolls - golden crispy good outside but goopy and unidentifiable on the inside. Beef with pea pods - too salty, but otherwise ok. And the chicken subgum lomein which I thought was really good - real chicken breast, flavorful, lots of veggies. Delivery was right on time.

    (3)
  • P. C.

    I order from Lee's because it's convenient and generally pretty good. Delivery is always fast and the people answering the phone are very polite. I even got a pretty Chinese New Year calendar with one of my orders! The only complaint I have is regarding their delivery guy. He's never pleasant, hardly even thanks you for a tip (and I tip well) and just isn't a friendly person.

    (3)
  • Wendi M.

    When my favorite Chinese place closed, seemingly out of nowhere, I admit, I had a mini meltdown. I wasn't ready to go through the the trial and dreadful error of finding a new Chinese place that was reasonably priced, delivered fast and was actually good. I wandered through grubhub and figured I'd start working my way through the list. Lee's was the first I tried and I didn't try any other place after that. The pot stickers! Those things are like crack, I crave those suckers! The Mongolian Beef is yummy, but they vary on the spiciness, from normal to super hot, which keeps this from a 5 star review. Everything I've tried is great and although they are a bit pricey, the fact that they serve good food fast makes up for that. Get the pot stickers!!

    (4)
  • Jet H.

    Three, four and five stars? Really? I can honestly only give it two and even then one is for delivery. Heavily battered fried entrees, bland vegetables, mediocre noodles. Heavily battered crab rangoon. Egg rolls? NOT SO MUCH I doubt I'll order from here again. Actually, I've yet to find decent chinese food in the city.

    (2)
  • E N.

    Good. Not very expensive and fried rice is not too greasy. Customer service is good. Food is usually ready within 15 minutes if picking up. Good local carryout place.

    (4)
  • Brendan C.

    Best Chinese joint serving the Roscoe Village area. Family owned business with good service. They usually take half the amount of stated time to deliver. Food is spectacular and reasonably priced. They will customize a dish for you you, (i.e. steamed chicken instead of fried on my General Tso's Chicken), for no extra charge. Large menu, good portions. Highly recommended.

    (5)
  • Not Eileen R.

    I really don't think this place deserves the 4&5 star ratings. It's just ok. Yes it's a take-out joint so you expect the grease - but whoa! There has to a better option in this area - I hope or I'm never ordering chinese food again. The egg roll filling is a bit odd and very peanut buttery. The general tso chicken was super sticky and more sweet than heat. They put the sauce on already versus on the side so no crunch on the chicken. Nothing tastes fresh. I think panda express has done a better job.

    (2)
  • Kris R.

    not really knowing ANY good chinese delivery places, my co-workers and i decided to order from lee's chop suey. we were all CRAVING chinese food, especially after a long night of drinking... not too shabby! i ordered bbq fried rice. it was pretty good, although pretty greasy, which is not surprising. i got the small order, which was pretty small but was just right for me. my co-worker ordered a large shrimp with lobster sauce and we had ordered crab rangoon. the rangoon was a little too much for me - i only had one. it was too heavy and over fried. i ordered 2 egg rolls but they only came with one! booo :( i would definitely order from there again. i came home with leftovers, which were pretty tasty, so i'm willing to give this place another try.

    (3)
  • Tiffany B.

    I absolutely LOVE this place. As everyone says, their eggrolls are amazing!! I crave them! The Kung Pao Chicken is delicious with the perfect amount of hotness and a lot of chicken to vegetable ratio. The Mongolian Beef is wonderful and I adore the Beef and Broccoli. The egg drop soup is good as well. I usually go when I'm with my Dad since its in his neighborhood and we both adore it. Since I'm about 15 minutes away I'm not in their delivery zone, I offered to pay $5 more and tip the driver well so they would deliver and it was worth it that night but normally I'll be picking up. This is my definite go to Chinese place and don't need to go anywhere else!

    (5)
  • Eric S.

    it took over 2 hours for our order to arrive! They said it would be 45 minutes on the phone and we called after waiting over an hour. They told us it would be there very soon, which to them was another 45 minutes! Will never order from here again. If my food is going to be late, at least be honest about it.

    (1)
  • Carmella M.

    I have given this place 3 tries and 1st time shame on them 2nd time shame on me and 3rd time I should punish my self and make me go back for the 4th time (lol). Any who, I cannot believe that this place is even open. The fried shrimp apptz. I think was left over from the night before and refried for my order the 1st time. 2nd time I think they gave me someone's left over shrimp fried rice and added some pork to it (gross). And yes my 3rd try I too had the blob of jello-tin like sweet and sour chicken...... So who know's I might punish my self for being so kind and go back a 4th time to be disappointed and eat some new creation NOT!!!!!!!!!

    (1)
  • Jenny z.

    You know those days when you are so hungover you vow to never drink again and the only thing in the world that will make you feel better is a) a time machine to go back and undo the damage you did to yourself the previous night or b) really good, greasy, super Americanized Chinese food? Yeah, Lee's is great for that. Urm, the food part, not the time machine part. In any case, I was recently so debilitated by a rousing evening of too much "celebration" that my normal strange restaurant delivery menu prohibition was lowered and in my weakness, I called Lee's. I've seen it a million times, that weird Chinese place next to the liquor store by the Golden Nugget with the really cool sign, but never in a million years did it occur to me to actually EAT there. I'm quite glad that I did. Not only is it very tasty (again, for very Americanized Chinese, love it for what it is), but this stuff is an excellent hangover cure as well. Pretty inexpensive, the husband and I put away a hot and sour soup, egg rolls, an order of General Tso's Chicken, Lee's Family Fried Rice and a Pork with Chinese Greens for about $30.00. Everything was pretty good, but the Lee's Family Rice was a definite standout, I'd eat the hell out of that anytime, hungover or not. The highly touted egg rolls were good, but not the best I've had. That rice though....seriously good. Great lunch specials too, I may actually venture into the dining room to give these a shot. $5.75 for an entree, a soup, an eggroll and shrimp fried rice? I'm there. That being said, an extra star for their hangover curing grub and for their fantastic kooky old sign in front of the building. For once, I'm kind of grateful for having a hangover, this place is really a neighborhood gem that I wouldn't have met had it not been for my incapacitated state.

    (4)
  • Jay Nicole B.

    I can't even tell you how long I've been dining in at this restaraunt, but they never fail me. The service is great, Their eggrolls and homemade sweet n sour sauce are quite addicting. And the prices are decent as well...I always leave with a large amount of left overs which ALWAYS taste even better the next day. You just can't go worng with anything on the menu. Their great!!

    (5)
  • Jocelyn P.

    What a nightmare. I've got a tough stomach, but takeout from Lee's made me ill ill ill ever so ill. Sweet & Sour Shrimp, just say no. The fried shrimp things looked like half shrimp meat half who knows what. I barely ate any of my meal, but I got horribly sick to my stomach immediately afterward. To be honest, this was my first (and will be only) experience at Lee's. But this experience was so awful, so gut-wrenching (literally), that it deserves less than 1-star. Beware to all... I'm sure you're likely to have a better meal than I.... but you never know. Has anyone researched if they're up to sanitation codes? On top of all this, food for two somehow ended up being over $30!!! Not a one dollar sign kind of meal. :( :( :( Hang your head in shame, Lee's.

    (1)
  • G R.

    Yes, the egg rolls are large, almost twice the size of most places. But, are they good? Again, yes actually very good. My husband has had an itch for egg rolls for several days now. Matter of fact they could be an entree for him, for me 'eh not something I even develop a craving for. Well, that has changed now. Even I liked these. We also got some sweet & sour chicken, this was good not great. A bit greasy, however since they're deep fried this is to be expected. The chicken is good quality white meat, I'm guessing from the breast. The large was enough for us both with leftovers. But then again, there were those egg rolls as a starter. They gave us ample condiments to go with the meal and the required fortune cookies. Ordering and delivery were both fast and friendly. We'll definitely be ordering from there again.

    (4)
  • Andy S.

    Color me disappointed. With the apparent closing of my favorite Chinese spot in the city, I've been searching for a decent replacement. Lee's Chop Suey came with a great recommendation from a frequent visitor to my favorite Chinese spot, so I was looking forward to giving it a try. I ordered a simple "testers meal" of fried potstickers and chicken broccoli. The potstickers were nothing amazing, but I wasn't disappointed with them, and would consider ordering them again. As for the chicken broccoli, that's where things started to go downhill. For lack of a better word, the meat just wasn't good. Whether it was low-grade, poorly prepared, or something else, it was just not pleasing in appearance, texture or taste. As for the vegetables, they definitely were not the freshest either, although I have had worse. The portion size (I ordered the 'small') was decent, although not as large as some other Chinese places in town. So would I order again? Maybe just to give it another shot (if I do, I'll update the review), or just for the pot stickers. But on the whole, it wasn't a great experience. So I will finish this with a question: Where do you recommend I try next for my quality Chinese fix?

    (2)
  • Jeff K.

    If you're looking for inexpensive, somewhat greasy, exceedingly fast Chinese food, definitely hit up Lee's. They have a solid handful of vegetarian options and a whole lot of dishes for bloodmouths. Their egg rolls are pretty phenomenal topped off with a bit of spicy mustard. My ladyfriend likes the Vegetable Lo Mein, and I'm a recent convert to the Cantonese-style Vegetable Chow Mein.

    (4)
  • Molly R.

    What they say about the egg rolls on here is true: they're amazing. ORDER SOME! As for everything else, we ordered the "dinner for two", which had crab rangoon, shrimp fried rice, and sweet n' sour chicken as well. Everything was delectable. In fact, we pretty much inhaled it all, it was THAT tasty! The highlight (besides their heavenly egg rolls!) was the shrimp fried rice. Their shrimp is plumper than the usual shrimp found in Asian take-out and is a definite re-order . Only gripe is the length of time it took for delivery. An hour! Ah, but well worth the wait....no question.

    (5)
  • Bex F.

    Goodness fellow Yelpers, you let me down on this one. I saw all the good reviews and thought, cool, maybe there's a good Chinese delivery place in the 'hood, but wow, nuh uh. Bleech. I got the Lemon Chicken which was pretty flavorless. The lemon sauce was like a gelatinous mess and kinda gross to look at. I reheated about 8 little pieces of the chicken the next night and at least a full tablespoon of oil came off of them. Yikes, I didn't feel good eating that. Also got the Chicken Lo Mein to have for lunch the next day....I was so grossed out by it, I couldn't eat it. The noodles were yucky, there was no flavor, the whole thing was greasy greasy slimy. Never again. From now on, I'll be far more careful when weighing Yelpers' reviews. A bad $30 spent for sure.

    (1)
  • Rock Q.

    The food is always fresh and hot,I cannot ever figure out how they get here so fast,I just sent my order through grubhub and it's already here!!Reasonable prices and fast yummy food! All of my favorite things,haha..

    (5)
  • Nirmal G.

    Went here before catching a movie at City North. The food was exactly what you would expect from a decent Chinese restaurant. It was a little bizarre because we were two of four people in the entire restaurant and there was no music playing at all. Other than that, the waitress was helpful in explaining the dishes and the portions were huge! I would go back for the food but not the atmosphere.

    (4)
  • Jeff G.

    I will preface that this is more of a take out place than dine in, but the food here has always been pretty tasty. I go crazy for the Lee's fried rice (shrimp, pork, chicken). It is excellent (i have a low tolerance for greasy fried rice, and this place knows how to do it right). The egg roll has a nice crunchy shell (the inside is a bit mushy, but still tasty). Hot and sour soup has a vinegar type taste which I don't care for. Portions are large too. Been around since 1968 so they must be doing something right...

    (4)
  • Jackie L.

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I found my chinese place. i love there Beef fried rice ( I typically get it spicy) its is sooo tasty, even there egg drop soup is great there Pork chop suey is great too Im so happy i've discovered them !!!! GO EAT HERE!!!!!!!

    (5)
  • April L.

    This is the only Chinese delivery I get. Have tried several other places in the area-but they sucked. I have never been an egg roll fan but I am now- only Lee's!! They are big and tasty!!!! Everything we have tried has been good, but I stick to the Cantonese style chicken chow mein, and the large is enough for 2 meals. The kung pao beef and beef and broccoli are also pretty good. I have never been in the restaurant, and after reading the reviews- I think I will stick with delivery, which is usually pretty quick.

    (4)
  • Dylan N.

    large portions and good food.

    (3)
  • Sharlene K.

    Holy east-coast style Chinese take-out Batman! No seriously, everything from the amount of ginger and green onions in their soy sauce for dipping potstickers to the bits of freshly minced garlic you'll find in their white sauces along with a slight white wine taste - this is my jam right here. Funny thing is that their eggrolls are much better leftover and cold (they're standard size Chinese eggrolls to me). Usually I don't order General Tso's, Orange, or Sesame anything because at most take-out places, it mights no fricking difference. It's the same damn food-coloring infused corn syrup on chicken nuggets as Panda Express, but not here. Check this out, the Sesame Chicken tastes of sesame oil, the General Tso's chicken comes with chile peppers and green onions, and the Orange chicken tastes of actual oranges! That alone gets my mouth watering. It's also a bit heart-warming that they stock both RC Cola and Coca-Cola. The inside is kind of funny to me because it's all that old red-mahogany furniture that almost every Chinese family I knew had in their fine-dining room and the seats are covered in the same plastic. I've never been seated in one of those chairs at the beautiful tables, just like growing up.

    (5)
  • Brenna O.

    AVOID THE COOKIES. Otherwise we had a good meal at Lee's Chop Suey and it was only $15 for two people. As everyone else has said, their potstickers are delicious and top quality. I was amazed at their construction and how tightly the wonton was wrapped up around the delicious meat inside. We also shared an order of Kung Pao chicken and I am so glad we did because a single order was ENORMOUS. Tasty and fresh, we really enjoyed our main dish. The kid who was our waiter was attentive with the water and more rice, and the owner/manager was also friendly and helpful. Now the decor is total old school wood paneling and feels like you are in somebody's basement den ready to listen to some old Led Zeppelin records. So it's April and there are still Valentine's Day decorations as well as... is that Christmas tinsel? It has that hole in the wall charm, if you're into that sort of thing. Word of advice, stick with the packaged fortune cookies and avoid the large almond cookies they bring to you. They are not good and probably came out of some box they've had since the 1970s.

    (4)
  • Joe V.

    Lee's where have you been all my Chicago life? By far the best Chinese I've had since living in the Logan Square area. Food is always yummy, quality is outstanding and the service is A+. They are always super nice when you place your orders for delivery, always repeating your order just to make sure they got it right. Even dined in one day, the owner was super friendly and when we told him we usually order delivery, as soon as we said our address who knew who we were! I think we've tried every other dish on the menu and have NEVER been disappointed. Make sure you get the eggrolls, they are magical! This has now official become my go-to place for Chinese.

    (5)
  • Matt G.

    This is going to take some explanation so try and keep up... On a quest to find a watering hole near the movie theater (p.s. haven't found one because they boarded up and closed Humberto's across the street) we ventured to Lee's. The reason being, it clearly states "Cocktails" on the giant sign. We walk in and come to find out that it was all a scam! The place is a BYOB and there is a shady liquor store next store. Luckily we came prepared and were able to summon some manly brew from our coat pockets. We ordered some appetizers because we felt bad just sitting there drinking our own beer...Eggrolls, Crab Rangoon, Potstickers, and Chicken Fingers. The consensus was that it was all pretty disgusting, however, it does earn 3 stars because of the insane amount of comedic value of the place to us personally, so please take that into consideration before looking at this place seriously.

    (3)
  • Aaron S.

    Ok place to get a quick bite before a movie at City North--lots of stuff in brown sauce. The "chinese greens" on the menu are bok choi stems. And one big note: They do NOT have cocktails as the vintage sign outside states. Bring cash and pick up some beer or wine from the crappy Miska's next door.

    (3)
  • Janna J.

    This place is awesome. I've never regretted anything I've ordered. Since I live a couple blocks away it is my go-to Chinese food take out.

    (4)
  • james y.

    Standard Chinese food, and reasonable prices.

    (3)
  • Di B.

    Always on the look out for tasty Chinese, this is it! We used to order from "this place and that place" and hadn't found anything worth writing about until Lee's! My mother raved about this restaurant. She has always been nostalgic about traditional, old-fashioned Chinese "joints" and claims this is what she grew up considering as Chinese food. Cantonese. We've ordered about a dozen times so far and have not ever been disappointed! When we're jonesing for Chinese food this has hit the spot! Their fried rice, noodle dishes, fried chicken wings, and free egg rolls (with $15 purchase!) are the family favorites.

    (4)
  • John Y.

    I stopped to gas up at the corner station on my way home and noticed Lee's Chop Suey ahead of me and went in. Ordered some take out... The food was good! No complaints but, the interior of the restaurant needs a good cleaning...Visible dirt and dust in the corners. I sure hope the kitchen wasn't a sanitation disaster!

    (2)
  • Bri M.

    Expensive, bland food. Had the chicken broccoli that came in watery white sauce. pretty much steamed veggies with poached chicken. the egg roll shell was like cardboard. also had the mongolian chicken, which was bland and greasy. overpriced. Only ate here because Mon Lung is closed on Mondays. Regret the decision.

    (2)
  • Noelle W.

    WORD OF ADVICE: IF THE CHINESE RESTAURANT LOOKS LIKE IT'S A HOLE-IN-THE-WALL, NOT SO FANCY, DINKY ESTABLISHMENT, THEN CHANCES ARE IT WILL TASTE FANTASTIC!!! I'm very very very picky when it comes to Chinese food. Being from NYC, they have an array of fantastic Chinese food, and I was quite disappointed when I moved to Chicago that there really isn't any good Chinese places, especially in the North Side (Chinatown is good, but so far away). Lee's Chop Suey is the closest to what Chinese food SHOULD taste like. You can usually tell when their Lo Mein Noodles are used with dark sauce, instead of light sauce. Lee's has great lo mein (which is hard to find in Chicago). They are also moderately priced, and have bubble tea! The people are nice, they're never running too late, and you can understand them when you call on the phone. Overall, I would recommend this place to everyone in the northwest side who hasn't found their #1 Chinese place yet. Give it a try, and you won't regret it!!!

    (5)
  • Christina E.

    I've been ordering from Lee's for nearly a year now, and it hit's the spot when I'm craving Chinese. I'm vegetarian, and there are oodles of choices for me, which is a treat. There are a number of items that are vegetarian that are not in the "vegetarian" section, so be sure to review the whole menu if you are a veg. The Cantonese style chow mein is awesome. They pan fry ramen noodles so that they have a nice seared color and crunch, which mixes great with the veggies and sauce. There are some who have reviewed there to be a lack of flavor/taste in their food, and I totally disagree. They just don't over-process fresh food with loads of MSG/salt and grease. It's fresh stuff! The Ma Por Tofu is great too. HUGE portion sizes and incredibly fast delivery. If you are looking for no frills, fresh and flavorful foods, eat HERE!

    (5)
  • Rob Z.

    I've been the biggest critic of Chinese restaurants in my decades living in Chicago. I'll be the first to tell you that most Chinese restaurants all taste the same and all dishes taste like either meat and brocolli or a deep-fried, sweet & sour dish. In fact, most of these small, hole-in-the-wall locations all buy their food precooked and frozen from large distributors. Lee's Chop Suey was the first time in years that I was pleasantly surprised by the Chinese food! It was not pretentious, plentiful and delicious. This review is written after possibly,15 times now that I have ordered from them. I have yet to ever get a negative tasting dish or a negative experience from the staff. In fact, even the owner came by our table once to check up on us and make sure we were OK. In no way attempting to be generalizational, it seems that most Asian restaurants have (what appears to be) cold and indifferent staff and actually I have come to expect that. Lee's truly was the exception. Of the breaded dishes (sesame, general tso's, empress, sweet and sour)...my favourite is the Empress Chicken because it's spicy followed by the Chicken Oriental which is a breaded chicken patty sliced into sliver placed over a bed of broccolli. Of their vegetable oriented dishes, I really enjoyed the Chicken Kow (which also comes in beef). Their appetizers all taste different and delicious, something that also lacks from many Chinese takeout joints where everything tastes like oily crud. Their pot stickers are humungous and plentiful (although oily) and their eggrolls have so much flavour to them. Their won ton soup is great too. It took me a few years of living in the area to finally find a good place to get delivery from and I finally found it! Thank you Lee's!

    (5)
  • Brian S.

    This is the type of Chinese resturant I like and the best that I have had since moving back to chicago. Before I found Lee's I was ordering from emporers wok which is real good but then saw reviews about lees. I had to try it. I have ate at 2 different Chinese resturants every week since moving back here 3 months ago... Literally and this is the winner around me. Mongolian beef and chicken is great and just the way I love it. The egg foo young was great as well as the chicken chow mein cantanoise style was excellent. The egg rolls were also the best around here but nothing like the best egg rolls ever at kow kow. Try it and you will be very happy with the choice. If you are expecting panda express Chinese don't come here! This is the real deal!

    (5)
  • Dan C.

    We have tried for so long to find a great Chinese restaurant in Chicago. We found it with Lee's. However, the prices are insane. It really makes me laugh when they offer a coupon for a free egg roll if you spend $20. Wow Lee's! Thanks...that is very generous. And...that is their anniversary special. Let's talk about the chicken. Very fresh. Apparently, with freshness comes bones. Yes, you read that correctly. I have found bones in my chicken on TWO different occasions. On a positive note, I will say the delivery staff is great. Very friendly. Thank you for that. I don't see how I can order from Lee's anymore. There are so many Chinese restaurants in the city. For Lee's to overcharge, offer embarrassing coupons AND leave bones in the chicken...you're not as great as you think. Sorry Lee's, you lost a great customer. It's time to move on.

    (2)
  • emily b.

    yesss....... i have found my go-to chinese place. finally. the perfect component to the hangover+pjs+saturday night "in" equation. lees is on grubhub, offers online ordering, crazy fast delivery, and HOT yummy food. oh i'm a happy camper. there are a bunch of coupons on grubhub, and coupons they attach to the menu too. the "small" portion of the general tso's chicken is plenty generous, however, the accompanying rice portion is kind of dinky. pot stickers are mondo, and while a bit doughy, are pretty delish. looking forward to future orders.

    (4)
  • John B.

    I grew up about a block from this place. I've never been in. In fact, when I was a kid, we assumed the store was a front for some shady dealings, because we never saw anyone go in or come out. I rode past it just recently and was surprised it was still there. I'm glad to hear the food is good. My five stars are just because it's so cool that it's on Yelp. By the way, when I was growing up, we never called this area Bucktown. I don't even know if there was a Bucktown at the time. It was just straight-up Avondale (according to Illinois Bell, anyway). I guess Diversey is the dividing line between Bucktown and Avondale. We just considered our neighborhood Logan Square. And that was before Logan Square was hip.

    (5)
  • Dionna R.

    This place has egg rolls as big as your head. I come back from my area just to eat here. I have never eaten IN the restaurant but the food taken out is great. You have to check it out. Great food, quick.

    (5)
  • Dao N.

    the name lee's chop suey could not be any more of a chinese restaurant cliche. surprisingly, the food was not greasy, and the vegetables seemed fresh or at least not mushy. overall, decent chinese american food that can be a little bland but they deliver. the fried rice is good, but the beef stir fry can be chewy. i like their hot and sour soup, which has just enough kick.

    (3)
  • Dann B.

    So my best advise would be to order delivery from here, don't dine in. Food is good but the establishment is left lacking. Many if not all of the booths are repaired with duct tape. Waitress was polite but she obviously didn't want to be there. Parking is rough. So once again I say "Stay in, Stay warm, order out."

    (3)
  • Natalie G.

    I would not recommend getting take out from here. My roommate and I bother thought the food was gross and both of our stomach's hurt afterward. Not a fan... We got general chicken, veggie lo mein and egg rolls and nothing was good at all. Not a fan...

    (2)
  • Kevin J.

    This is your normal Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. I've been going to Lee's for a few years now and the food has always been good, the service fast and accurate. I usually get the sweet and sour chicken and often some won ton soup too. The food is always ready in 15 minutes whenever I call.

    (4)
  • rachel a.

    whoever thinks this place is bad can meet me in the alley behind the AMC theater. it is, by far, the best Chinese food in the city and that is coming from a east-coaster who has eaten the tastiest Chinese. Lee is to quote a friend, " a god among men." eat their potstickers, eat their potstickers, eat their potstickers. just eat there and don't listen to this thuy T guy.

    (5)
  • Wendy L.

    Somewhere between 3 & 4 stars, but I'm bumping them up because they were fast and accurate. So many times you order chinese and they get it wrong and you're screwed. The egg rolls are really really rich and pretty greasy and not in a good way. It was almost as if they had rolled them too thick and they couldn't fry them solid. But the crab rangoon were fantastic. We also got the general tso's chicken which was wonderful, could have used a little more white rice with the order, I'll probably order an extra side of rice in the future. The Lee family fried rice is very tasty. Like most chinese places in chicago they seem to think that the rice needs to be completely coated in soy sauce which makes it really salty, but if you like it like that you'll love it. I used GrubHub to order online and it was really easy.

    (4)
  • monika h.

    well if you are looking for amazing tasting chinese food than lees is definitely the place. everything on the menu is delicious. and when it comes to egg rolls they have the best egg rolls in chicago. my favorite item is the combination fried rice mmmm so yummy it has everything you want from a fried rice... chicken shrimp all the good stuff. the potstickers are great and so is the sauce to dip it with. they are full of delicious meat and not puney at all actually the biggest ive seen. they also have great crab ragoons which are good alone with out dipping sauce but they do give a sauce anyways. the prices are a little high but you get so much food its worth it. i recomend lees to all my friends looking for good chinese

    (5)
  • Kara M.

    ordered from this place after visiting yelp and then chekcing out grub hub for what chinese places were delivering....saw the reviews and then got the food. how can this place possibly get more than two stars??? the only reason they got that much from me was becasue the food came 30 min earlier and i was starving and the crab rangoon was at least decent. Other than that this fits in the top 3 worst chinese places i've had the misfortune of experiencing. the only reason i ate it is cuz i can't afford to throw money and/or food away and i have to get up at 4AM making me not want to go out for more food. i know places put their own spin on general tso's but their general tso's was like nothing i've ever had before. it was battered like sweet and sour chicken usually is not crunchy like it should have been. and the egg rolls, i have NO IDEA WHAT'S IN IT!! i think it may be peanut butter because it's so thick and kind of tastes like peanut butter so for my peace of mind that is what i'm going to call it, i literally dissected it to try and figure it out but I have no idea, thinking of sending a sample to the CDC...needless to say, i won't be ordering from here again and you should just keep your money in your wallet, i wish i had....

    (2)
  • Cara T.

    My husband and I have ordered take out from Lee's several times now. We always order a large sweet and sour chicken, small vegetable fried rice, and an order of crab rangoons. I did try the chicken chop suey once, and I was not a fan...nothing personal Lee. The sweet and sour chicken is always hot and the breading is not thick at all, which is what I like. The sauce has huge chucks of pineapple and peppers, not anything like some of the watered-down ketchup you get at other places. I'm typically not a fan of sweet and sour sauce, but theirs is tasty. The vegetable fried rice is some of the best I've had, next to a pricey Japanese steakhouse. It has large, plentiful chunks of veggies (the mushrooms and bean sprouts are my FAV). And it's always piping hot. The crab rangoons are stuffed full of filling and folded in a "D" shape. I tend to like less filling and pinched together in the flower shape, but they are very tasty nonetheless. Delivery is always fast. I think Lee's is a great choice for a lazy movie night.

    (4)
  • Jasmine D.

    Tasty, inexpensive, with fast and courteous service.

    (5)
  • Jenny N.

    One of the basic things I've been looking for since moving to Logan Square is a go-to place for Chinese delivery. The first couple of times we ordered from Lee's I though I had found the sweet spot between solid Chinese food, proximity, and price. However, the last couple of orders has soured me on their food. The last order in particular was barely edible. I don't know if they are simply going through a bad patch with the cook or something has gone seriously wrong in the kitchen, but I will not be ordering from here again. And my search for decent Chinese continues.

    (2)
  • T. T.

    I almost gagged while tasting their wonton soup! It's offensively gross and doesn't come close to being called Chinese food. This is a place to go if you set little or no standard for how you want your food.

    (1)
  • Dave P.

    I've eaten here (inside) many times and have never been disappointed. I go for the food, not the decor. I usually get tomato green pepper beef or mongolian beef. The quality of meat is superb. I also like the mu shu and egg rolls. The prices are fair, especially the lunch specials. The pot of hot tea & bowl of white rice are free, unlike some other places. I'm getting hungry just typing this review. Maybe I'll go there later for dinner.

    (5)
  • Jordan E.

    Only get lunch there, the lunch specials are a steal, outside of that, I always end up feeling like I didn't get my money's worth. I would give the lunch specials 4 stars, and the dinners 2 stars, you figure it out.

    (3)
  • Jacinda B.

    I've been ordering the take-out from Lee's for a while, and recently hosted a party there for 14 people on the advice of the guest of honor. The dive-y Chinese take-out atmosphere belies the nature of the place, although I, personally, think the kitschy old interior adds to its charm. The owner was the nicest man (he told me he'd been in business for 40 years now) and had no problem helping me in advance to figure out how much food I would need, how many tables I would need, etc. He had everything ready and waiting when we arrived and served each course efficiently and with perfect timing. The food was excellent (people couldn't say enough about the hors d'oeuvres, the Mongolian beef and the Cantonese style chow-mein). The owner plied us with food, I think he doubled the normal size of each order, and even after eating for a full two hours we took so much home it was unbelievable. For all of that I paid about $280 - including an extremely hefty tip! And at the end, guests were asking for delivery menus! I can't say enough good things about this place. Thank you, Lee's!

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :11:00 am - 12

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : Yes
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Lunch, Dinner
    Parking : Street
    Bike Parking : Yes
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Divey
    Noise Level : Quiet
    Alcohol : No
    Outdoor Seating : No
    Wi-Fi : No
    Has TV : No
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : Yes

Categories

Chinese Cuisine

The popularity of Chinese food in America can be adjudicated by the appearance of China Town in many major cities in the United State of America. The popular trend of ordering or opting for Chinese take away food isn't unknown in America. Chinese take away food comes to rescue when you're too tired from work or too exhausted to cook. No one can resist the temptation of eating spicy noodles, shrimp, chicken, beef or pork cooked in the sweet and spicy sauce. The cooking method of authentic Chinese food is a lot different compared to what is served in America.

Generally, Chinese use dark meat small bones and organs to cook dishes but this changes when you are eating American-Chinese fusion food prepared using white boneless meat cooked with broccoli, carrots and onions. Back in China, the food is less spicy and oily as they favor steaming and braising method for cooking the most popular dishes. So, if you have a taste for authentic Chinese food, then try finding a real Chinese restaurant in the city. You can also try the most popular fusion Chinese food like Pecking Duck, Chicken Feet, Hot Pot, Shrimp Dumpling Soup, Mapo Tofu, Wontons, Chop Suey, Egg Rolls and not to forget Fortune Cookies.

There are not many restaurants in America serving authentic Chinese food. A little research on Restaurant Listings directory can help you locate the best Chinese restaurants in the city. Chinese cuisine is continuously evolving, and you can find a variety of dishes categorized as the food for lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, vegan, vegetarian, and diabetic friendly. So, if you have a group of friends with different taste patterns, save the hassle and visit the nearest Chinese restaurant in your city.

Lee’s Chop Suey

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