Belly Shack

Belly Shack

1912 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 252-1414 serving: Bucktown, North Side
open:Sun 11:30am-9pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 6 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Sandwich Shops, Cheap Eats, Latin American, Carry Out, Asian, Casual Date Spot, Group Dining, $, Asian Fusion, Lunch Spot, Mastercard Accepted, Notable Chef, Local Favorite, Kosher, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, Restaurants, American Express Accepted,

The Low Down


Fun Fact: Kim's first foray into street fare, the acclaimed Urban Belly in Avondale, has a cult following for its complex, flavor-packed noodle soups and dumplings.

The Extras: Chef Kim partnered with local pastry chef extraordinaire Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate on the bacon chocolate chips, fresh-baked blondies and mint brownies that top cups of soft-serve ice cream.

Save Money: Grab that six-pack; the restaurant is BYOB with no corkage fee.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Bill Kim (Urban Belly) and his Puerto Rican wife, Yvonne Cadiz-Kim, pooled their flair for flavor at this oft-surprising, hip spot with counter service and an industrial edge. A long communal table anchors the urban-feeling space, which is…
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By Rafael at GrubHub

always great