In preparation for Philippine Independence Day, here’s a list of ALL Filipino restaurants in Chicago! It’s quite unfair to create a “Best” list that is based on what’s popular. Therefore, we highly encourage you to explore and find what’s best for you–mainstream or not. Happy eating!
Namit Cafe and Restaurant
2114 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
This food place brings in delicious food and beautiful cakes much like its name “Namit” which means “delicious” in Hiligaynon.
Hiromi's Oriental Restaurant
3609 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Since 1997, this Japanese-Filipino restaurant has been a great spot for creating Karaoke and BYOB memories with friends and families.
4859 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Kawayan which means “Bamboo” in Tagalog is a go-to place for silog (a combi of rice, egg, and another dish), Filipino finger food like lumpiang shanghai, and other classic dishes like Adobo, Binagoongan, and Kare-Kare.
Ysabel's Grill Asian Cuisine
4908 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641
Family-operated BYOB restaurant, Ysabel’s Grill is just the place to reminisce or take risk in experiencing authentic, delicious Filipino food.
Loyola's Asian Cuisine & Lounge
3506 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
Authentic Filipino food + BYOB + Karaoke + Good vibes = Loyola’s Asian Cuisine. They also cater private parties.
Bacolod Chicken House
6320 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
Original chicken inasal of the Philippines.This is the only restaurant serving the original La Paz Batchoy of Iloilo.
5207 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Merla’s Kitchen is known for its signature empanadas and made-from-scratch Filipino cuisine all hand-made by the chef, Lola Merla.
Cid's Ma Mon Luk
9182 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
“Sa Ma Mon Luk Tayo!” Cid's Ma Mon Luk offers the comfort of mouthwatering Filipino cuisines.
Max Seafood Grill
Lawrence Court, 7314 W Lawrence Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
Craving for seafood? Head over to Max Seafood Grill! Perfect for those who want something quick and want to try out Filipino seafood dishes.
Subo Filipino Kitchen
4712 N Kimball Ave Chicago, IL 60625
Subo which can be translated to “Feed” has fed many Filipino food enthusiasts with its solid variety of dishes faithful to the flavors of the Philippines.
2211 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60647
Cooked with love by four siblings from Cebu, offering a variety of fine Filipino cuisine.
A Taste of the Philippines
131 N Clinton St Chicago, IL 60661
A Taste of the Philippines offers some of the classic dishes such as chicken adobo, bistek Tagalog, manok sa gata, and kare-kare. For a long time, they have been faithful to their goal of bringing true, authentic Filipino taste to the US.
Pinoy Grill Chicago
2324 E Rand Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60004
From authentic Filipino street food to classic dishes, this family-owned business got you covered. Pinoy Grill Chicago will take you to the Philippines without taking the plane!
AWARD WINNING & MUST EAT
1001 N. Winchester Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
Kasama which means “together” is a modern Filipino restaurant from chefs Genie Kwon and Timothy Flores. This is also the FIRST Michelin-starred Filipino restaurant.
3706 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60613
The Original Filipino Taqueria ®, Flip Sigi’s mission is to introduce Filipino flavors to the masses, one taco at a time.
15 W Washington St #105, Chicago, IL 60602
Using the finest ingredients to produce classic Filipino cuisines, Isla Filipino is committed to sharing the Filipino culture through food and dynamic experiences.
1810 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
An independently owned Filipino and Cuban restaurant in Chicago, the food is a combination of dishes from the heritage, family recipes, and contemporary American cooking experiences of Chef Lawrence Letrero (Filipino) and his partner Raquel Quadreny (Cuban). The mission of Bayan Ko, whose translation in Tagalog means “Our Home”, is to “ create a welcoming and positive meeting space in our community where family and friends can gather and enjoy a delicious meal.”
Ruby’s Fast Food
4551-53 N Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60625
Ruby's Fast Food has been celebrating traditional home-style Filipino food since 1997, and has appeared in multiple TV shows like "The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
Uncle Mike’s Place
1700 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60622
If you want to experience Filipino breakfast, then Uncle Mike’s is the perfect place to go to. Dubbed as the Home of Chicago’s Filipino Breakfast, this is the place where you’ll be able to try various food combos.
Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark Street,Chicago, IL 60603
One of Chicago’s best, Boonie Foods brings you some of Philippine’s delicious and favorite comfort foods, presented just the way you like it.
1232 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 6065
Want to try something different? Try out some of your favorite Filipino dishes here at Kubo. Executed with a bit of contemporary flare, this restaurant even has an impressive wine collection.
Hong Ning Filipino Restaurant & Grill
East, 598 North Ave, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Family style service at Hong Ning Filipino Restaurant has been a tradition making it the perfect place to go with your friends and loved ones. They pride themselves in serving Filipino cuisines in both new and traditional ways by creating them with the freshest ingredients available.
Sariling Atin Restaurant
8702 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Serving authentic Filipino dishes, Sariling Atin aims to promote and give pride to Filipino cuisine helping their customers appreciate the culture of Filipinos through food.
Tita Mia's Filipino Restaurant & Cafe
8520 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tita Mia’s Filipino Restaurant & Cafe is the largest Filipino Restaurant in Chicago with over 7,000 sq ft of dining area. This is the perfect place for parties, seminars, and other festive events.
RCJM Oriental Store
3935 W Touhy Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
RCJM Oriental Store is not just a one-stop shop for Filipino products, they also sell some most loved Filipino cuisines.
7180 Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL 60053
135 E. St. Charles Rd. Unit A, Carol Stream, IL, 60188
Home of some of the best empanadas in town. This family owned and operated business is elevating the usual Filipino flavors and creating new ones for you to enjoy!
COFFEE SHOPS AND BAKERIES
3301 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Even though they aren't a Restaurant they are worth mentioning as Jennivee’s Bakery, an LGBTQ+ owned and operated small business, has amazing Filipino flavored cakes and cupcakes, and is a perfect after-dinner spot to grab coffee and cupcakes.
1501 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
A coffee and bubble tea shop located in Des Plaines Illinois known for their ube lattes and Filipino flavored pastries.
Coffee Lab Evanston
910 Noyes St, Evanston, Illinois, 60201
Established in 2010, Coffee Lab & Roasters -- Evanston (Coffee Lab or "The Lab") is best known for its high-quality, pour-over style served coffee. Their food is internationally inspired by Filipino-Chinese, Korean, and Japanese recipes.
Nayon Asian breads and rice cakes
2601 Prairie Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201
Nayon which means “village” is a supplier of Filipino-Chinese bakery items as well as breads inspired by recipes from Korea and Japan.
Side practice coffee
5139 N Damen Ave, North Chicago, Illinois, 60625
Apart from the good cup of coffee it offers, it is a creative hub that allows people to start or work on their side practice. SPC is more than a coffee shop, it is a fashionably low-key support group based on the corner of Foster and Damen in Ravenswood.
Simple Delights Filipino Bakery & Cafe
9237 Waukegan Rd, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Simple Delights is the perfect place for home-cooked Filipino meals and pastries, offering sets that are suitable for merienda (light meal), breakfast, and lunch!
NOTABLE FOOD CHAINS
5033 North Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60630
Famous for authentic Filipino grilled favorites like grilled pork belly, stuffed squid and inihaw na tilapia, bangus.
5033 N Elston Ave Unit 102 Chicago, IL 60630
Serving authentic Philippine Cuisine made famous by its signature, tender, juicy and crispy Max's Fried Chicken. Now with 20 locations in North America.
5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
116 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
One of the most beloved fast food chains in the Philippines, best known for their “chicken joy” and sweet-style Filipino spaghetti.