Shui Wah Chinese Cuisine

Shui Wah Chinese Cuisine

2162 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 225-8811 serving: Armour Square (Chinatown), Armour Square, South Side

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Mastercard Accepted, Dim Sum, Cash, $, Visa Accepted, Brunch, Chinese, Family-Friendly Dining, People Watching,

The Low Down


Parking: A metered parking lot behind the restaurant fills up quickly; if you can't find a space there, try the lot just across from the Chinatown gate on Wentworth or anywhere on the street along Archer.

When to Go: This is a dim spot revered by locals; lines often wind out the door at peak times. Get there before 9:30am to get a table. After that, expect at least a 20-minute wait.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Locals favor this snug storefront restaurant in Chinatown for cheap dim sum.
by Valerie Moloney at Citysearch

The Scene
Cramped quarters and long lines don't keep the mostly Chinese families away from this bright one-room restaurant off the Market Square. Round and square tables leave only inches of walking space for the harried servers…
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shark fin soup
By marked at Citysearch

I love Dim Sum, but I would not eat at a restaurant that serves shark fin soup. Read More

Only good chicken!
By Denish G at Insider Pages

Cant say the name, but I will say it is nice. I like the tasty appetizers and the chicken is always fresh tasting with a kick of spicy flavor. Read More

Shark Fin Soup outrage!!!
By Coda95 at Citysearch

Shark fin is tasteless. The soup is flavored with chicken or beef broth to get flavor. Chinese view sharks as having medicinal qualities, but shark... Read More

Best tasting, inexpensive dim sum, but expect a wait since it's well known and popular!
By rg7 at Citysearch

My wife and I have been to several dim sum restuarants in Chicago and San Francisco and we're generally very picky about the quality of food we get... Read More

Shui Wah Bu Hao (SHUI WAH BAD)
By meiguoren at Citysearch

Shui Wah was a disappointment and extraordinary waste of time. They took over 50 min to bring our food (most likely because we were white) and aft... Read More