PERILLA | korean american fare

4.8
95 reviews
$30 and under
Korean

About

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

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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBetS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not traditional Korean but a take on it. Interesting menu. Very freshly prepared . Everything had its unique flavor. My only complaint was that it was communal tables. I know that with the grill it is an issue, but sitting so close to people with our party of 4 is a bit awkward and crowded. Also, it was very, very noisy at times. Maybe closing off the back room (with a folding door?) from a large party would block the noise a bit. Sometimes I could not hear what my friends were saying.
Overall, it was a fun evening even for us "seniors"...good food, drinks were interesting and the servers were very friendly . ( They did forgot one of our appetizers but it came later) As the restaurant "matures," and more people find out about it, I think it will do well. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Korean food, but maybe go on a week night when the noise level might not be so loud.

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vipMGRWS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Difficult to have a business meeting with all the interruptions to cook the food but nonetheless it was nice and I would return but only socially!

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Jkeating
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We are never disappointed when we go here. Great place to go with friends and share a feast for the whole table.

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471Rider
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$124 is not worth some finger food even if was very good and downtown priced.

JY
JYML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Korean person who was raised on good, authentic Korean food, I highly recommend this restaurant. The service is amazing which pairs perfectly with the great food. If you've never tried Korean cuisine, I recommend starting here. Extra bonus for the cocktails!

JR
vipJulieR
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Eddie our server was amazing. He was polite, prompt, great to talk to, and an all around great guy. The food was outstanding, we did the Valentine's menu (Land) with wine paring, great wines, and delicious and abundant courses. I loved all the little extras, tofu, daikon, kimchi, and it was fun for a different experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and phenomenal service

TC
TaylorC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered for the table for a work event and it was PERFECT! Highly recommend for groups 8-15

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were wonderful!

JW
vipJanetW
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

So disappointed. Better Korean food in Chicago and better value. Slapping 6 strips of meat and 8 mushrooms and 1 ring of onion is pretty lame. And our waiter burned the meat and took 25 min to come back with new meat and the 2 other people in our party were done eating.

Also not a big fan of long tables for multiple parties like I’m at a picnic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Chicago Restaurant Week. Delicious food and great service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great for groups and kids!

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Leah
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brussels sprouts ever. Everything was delightful

RB
ReemB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service, atmosphere is cozy. Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner and wonderful service! The team helped tailor our meal and experience so we could have the best of what they had to offer!

DV
DavidV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waited over 30 min past our reservation to be seated. Got no apology/drink while waiting, just made to wait.

DD
vipDavidD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not great as a Korean BBQ spot - just okay Panchon, mushy bulgogi, okay short ribs. Some of the different stuff they are doing - marinated mushrooms for one - are pretty good and the overall service and ambiance are quite pleasant, but there are much better and just as interesting Korean places for me.

BA
BrianaA
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome meal consisting up upscale Korean fare with some modern twists. The flavors were delicious and everything was super fresh. Cocktails were also bold and amazing. Service was attentive without being over-bearing and the manager was an absolute delight to talk to. No complaints here! We will try to get back there ASAP.

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Ffikdim
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food; friendly, excellent service; good cocktails and great, focused wine list; fun, high energy room. Highly recommended!

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vipTrue
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for restaurant week. Was above my expectations. Nice space, great service, good food. May try to fit in one more stop before RW is over.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door we felt completely pampered! AMAZING food. Fantastic service. We will be back again and again. Also, get the brussel sprouts!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful service amazing food and great energy!

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Eeeeeee
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good restaurant. Good service and food. Tasty but not exceptional

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NDJenn
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kimchi was not great - too much vinegar or aowmthinf. Bulgogi was ok. Fried dumplings were good. Not impressed with food unfortunately. And I grew up eating Korean food.

JC
JulianaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to have a great Korean restaurant in the city.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot! The food is amazing and service was great!

KA
KaraA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, we really enjoyed this restaurant. Lively but quiet enough to have a conversation. Food was excellent and drinks were great too.

CF
vipChicagoFoodie21
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious. We loved everything we ordered. It's a little pricey for what you get and compared to other Korean BBQ but worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Host was very nice and attentive. She helped with everything and made our evening dinner enjoyable. It was a great way to start the new year. I’m glad I found Perilla and I will be dining again 😊

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vipKirstie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yura and Nester were great

JM
vipJenniferM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fabulous find! Amazingly fresh, authentic Korean meal. It offers a "feast," which is multi-course and a great introduction to the menu, especially for us (we weren't too familiar with Korean fare). We supplemented with a couple of salads, but that wasn't necessary, as portions were generous. All the plates were explained, and you can BBQ your own meat, or the server will do it for you.

Drinks were interesting, ranging from Korean beer and cocktails to rare find teas. Parking is a bit of an issue, but it's worth a short walk to dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perilla offers an modern, exceptionally well executed take on korean food. While sticking close to traditional flavors and dishes, Perilla elevates the ingredients and the service. The Large Feast is phenomenal to share among 4 (or more) people. Banchan is coursed instead of dropped onto the table all at once. Standouts on the menu are the Berkshire Pork Belly, Korean Fried Chicken wings, Soy Mushrooms, the steamed egg. The kitchen also gifted our table with a beautiful beet salad with goat cheese. The beet salad wasn’t traditional to Korean food, but we really enjoyed it. I highly recommend asking for extra Perilla leaves to wrap your meat in. The quality of the ingredients is lovely. Everyone left extremely happy with their meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and service. Food outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Great food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food especially the kimchi pancakes. The handwritten birthday card was an extremely nice touch as well.

FH
vipFelixH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. What a perfect happy hour - loved the dealers choice cocktails, small plate options. Great playlist. Will be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. We love it

MS
vipMarkS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff. They did everything to make out visit amazing. Food was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Great service. Nice and chilled place

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PERILLA | korean american fare does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. PERILLA | korean american fare also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 243-3344.

PERILLA | korean american fare is rated 4.8 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.