PERILLA | korean american fare

4.7
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31 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean

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Korean-American Cuisine centered around a communal dining experience. Inspired by classic Korean flavors and ingredients, we offer our approach on many traditional classics paired alongside new and exciting takes created by the Chef to represent the second generation of Korean-Americans and the food we love to enjoy and share.

Located in River West / Fulton Market area
What 31 People Are Saying
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PP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch from restaurant to service to food. Had family and friends in from
Out of town. They loved it too. Just a fantastic place and love the respect to Michelle Obama. Will definitely be back again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Screams cultural appropriation. Dishes lacked flavor and strayed from cultural roots. Will not be returning.

VV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a really knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff.

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks!

JM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great value, friendly service. Can’t wait to go back!

JY
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband is Korean and loves good Korean food. Both of our young adult children do as well. We all thought this restaurant was wonderful!! Great food! Amazing service! And very fun hip atmosphere! We will be back!

BC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like Rib Eye Steak and Skirt Steak, large portion and well marinated. Service was friendly and well educated about Korean cuisine. It could be perfect if they serve stew/soup with grilled meat.
I want to try their patio next time!

RE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool environs, prime beef, good apps. What more can you want?

AJ
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Korean barbecue I’ve ever had in my life, boarder line fine dining an amazing experience with great service.

FC
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 9 and had a terrific dinner at Perilla. Katie, our server, was extremely attentive, explaining all the dishes we were unfamiliar with and giving us great recommendations, as well as preparing the grilled meat for us. Perilla was a wonderful introduction to Korean cuisine for us and we will definitely be back.

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic--we had a party of 6 and the server suggested The Feast and it was just the right amount of food for us! Service was excellent and the food was so good!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our first dinner at Perilla. The food was delicious and portions generous. I can’t wait to go back and try more stuff!

s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time having Korean food, great experience! Friendly staff and the food was amazing! There was so much food with the feast package, and it was a great value! I will definitely return, and highly recommend Perilla.

S
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good vibe. Friendly Service. Good food. Only wish thr meats come out together. By the time the spare ribs came out we were already full.

ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and fresh food , lots of dishes and good quality meet

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As an Asian, I'm always skeptical about a new restaurant, especially with Korean BBQ, and especially if they don't let you cook the meat yourself! However, this place completely blew my mind. The quality of the food, the service and everything about the restaurant was phenomenal! It's also reassuring to hear how the Manager (or Owner) was explaining to the trainee on how to grill the meat and how he was so attentive and carefully cooked for every customer. I could tell that he has a great passion for the restaurant and everything in it. I will definitely go back again, in fact, I'm planning to go back next week. Cannot wait!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

We saw a rat outside while eating

RF
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and the feast for 2 is more than enough food. In addition to the great food, the service was exceptional. Will visit again when I return to Chicago.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food- very authentic and service was good

P
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our first visit to Perilla. We had the short rib and the shrimp on the grill, and also had Brussel sprouts and kimchi rice. All were very good! The staff was friendly and helpful. Although we did not sit out there, there is an outdoor patio that looked like fun.

DJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and great service! Very excited to have an outstanding Korean restaurant in the neighborhood!

JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

By far, worst dining experience in Chicago In quite some time. Will never be back or recommend to others. They do not understand their own business format better. Sat down 50 minutes after reservation and asked to wait on patio since there are only 4 bar seats (what will they do this winter?). 25 minutes for drinks ordered 3 times before correct. Waitress offered complimentary appetizers that seemed to never arrive, but two well level pints of soju arrived(which no one was drinking so it did t really apply). Specifically requested to have check moved to table and that the party of 8 would not be closing out twice. They tried to force us to close and had to bring manager I to conversation before backing down. Ordered fried chicken, dumplings, shishitos to start. Entered included pork belly, marinated short rib, shrimp with Brussel sprouts and mushrooms on the side. Entree sides come out 10 minutes before entree that kind you needed to cook for another 15 minutes on table. AS sides get cold I finally request entrees. I could t quite make out if I was supposed to cook or the server was to, but I seem to ha e got out to work while I watched other servers assist (while my pork belly burned). Did not bring any sauces until requested. One single toilet for men as no one checked the bathroom stall for the 3 hours we were there. No flow to this place and will likely be the 3rd failed restaurant in 4 years. Food was decent and enjoyed dumplings, short rib be scallion pancake. Honestly food wasn’t allowed to show due to poor service and execution.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overpriced Korean bbq and not very authentic. Seems like they made the flavors more American-friendly like less garlic and less spices.

MR
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is apparently under new management but former chef still involved. Busy place but well staffed and service was very good. Nice vibe. Wife and I did the $70 dinner for two. Everything was fresh and tasty. The fried veggie dumplings were excellent. Not super spicy. Too much food, even for 2 hearty appetites. Unfortunately the price fixed menu doesn’t offer the pancake, which diners all around us seemed to be really enjoying. The Korean fried chicken was ok; not quite as good as what you get at Bon Chon.

AT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious, and the service was phenomenal! Thank you so much for providing a great experience for my husband’s 28th birthday!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitstaff was fantastic. Food was awesome. Pretty authentic

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must try and a new gem in the neighborhood. There are no decent Korean dining in the city but now we do! They just launched happy hour which I'm excited to enjoy with coworkers. They also have a back patio area to hang and amazing list of creative cocktails that are unique. They also have amazing art all around the building and OMG Michelle OBAMA. A MUST SEE!

SS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Food was perfect and the feast was plenty for two. Best Korean BBQ we’ve had in a long time. Will definitely be back!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING experience overall. Highly recommend! Definitely make a reservation.

JA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We did the tasting menu and we had to ask the staff to slow it down and course it out. Incredible flavors and good portion sizes.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Highly recommended.