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Urban Belly



3053 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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(773) 583-0500

Hours

  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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4.8 of 5.0 from 50 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Blogger Reviews of Urban Belly

  • Eating For Sanity on May 27, 2014

    Their signature noodle soup is the Urbanbelly Ramen. Our two friends both ordered this soup and gave me the opportunity to give it a try. This one starts with a saltier pork broth and is filled with classic ramen noodles, braised pork belly, mushrooms, and a soft-boiled egg.

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  • Romy S.Waygu dumplings are to die for...

    55555 by Romy S.


  • Jeff L.The belly ramen, the shrimp udon, mushroom pho, the dumplings, it's all delicious. Get dessert, the pb&j Fro Yo and the mini donuts, can't go wrong.

    55555 by Jeff L.


  • Time Out ChicagoThe PB&J soft serve at Urban Belly is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Gerard M.If you like Chinese 5 spice you'll love this place everything has it in it. Ugh.

    55555 by Gerard M.


  • Aaron S.Great pork belly ramen

    55555 by Aaron S.


  • MattTry. Everything.

    55555 by Matt


  • Suzanne K.Get the Urban Belly Ramen and Phat Rice! For the sweet tooth, get the PB & J!

    55555 by Suzanne K.


  • Matt G.Get the donuts and PB&J soft serve ... Out of this world!

    55555 by Matt G.


  • Alexander S.Awesome ramen with pork belly, and the specials are so good! BYOB - the Beer Temple up at Belmont and California is a good bet for tasty brews to go along with your pho or dumplings.

    55555 by Alexander S.


  • christie g.Employees are nice, the space is small, only 4 tables, but nice. My main problem with them is that they can't make any of their dishes without onions. Rice dishes were subpar.

    33333 by christie g.


  • Michael G.Try the specials. Tonight's was rice noodle w corn, shrimp, pork sausage in a green curry broth. Outstanding

    55555 by Michael G.


  • Serious EatsUrban Belly Ramen: Bill Kim instead uses a phở-like base here, which brings in all kinds of other spices and aromas. This may not please the traditionalists, but works in every other capacity.

    55555 by Serious Eats


  • Amy D.All noodle bowls are pork broth based. It can be substituted for a fish base if you request pescatarian

    55555 by Amy D.


  • Marc E.Kristina Caruso says: "Get the rice cakes - #15 on the menu. Also, the pork and rice and the lamb and burgundy dumpling."

    55555 by Marc E.


  • Nick F.They do no substitutions

    22222 by Nick F.


  • Edward H.A bit pricey for what I got. Urban ramen came w 4 strips of pork belly and a few shiitake mushrooms for $13. Noodles and soup aren't that expensive

    55555 by Edward H.


  • Shannon E.Rice Cake soup...with mangos and chicken...Muah!

    55555 by Shannon E.


  • Gloria C.get the urbanbelly ramen!

    33333 by Gloria C.


  • Mark W.One of the best pork pho broths around

    55555 by Mark W.


  • Elaine L.Food is soulful and delicious. But the staff is rude and unfriendly. Not the best combination. If you don't like your job (lady with the short hair) maybe you shouldn't work in the food industry. .

    33333 by Elaine L.


  • Jane - Mumma TBring bib! The dumplings are good.

    55555 by Jane - Mumma T


  • Lisa W.Always want to try something new, but I can't stop getting the Katsu in curry with pineapple and rice noodles. Chewy rice orbs, spicy broth, sweetness from pineapple. So damn good. BYOB too!

    55555 by Lisa W.


  • Ryan G.Beware of delicious squirting dumplings!

    55555 by Ryan G.


  • Dan M.Duck and pho-spiced dumplings are a must try.

    55555 by Dan M.


  • Samir P.You can tell this place is "fusion" with their lack of proper soup spoons.

    33333 by Samir P.


  • Megan S.Soba noodles and phat rice!

    55555 by Megan S.


  • Tasting TableDon't leave without picking up a bottle or two of chef Bill Kim's fantastic new sauces, including soy-balsamic Seoul Sauce and the tangy, chile-packed Belly Fire.

    55555 by Tasting Table


  • Betsy M.#14: perfect for clogged sinuses!

    55555 by Betsy M.


  • Time Out ChicagoThe food is made up of cheap, Asian basics like dumplings and ramen noodles. But the dumplings are filled with lamb and brandy and the ramen tossed with braised pork belly and king oyster mushrooms.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Time Out ChicagoThe food is made up of cheap, Asian basics like dumplings and ramen noodles. But the dumplings are filled with lamb and brandy and the ramen tossed with braised pork belly and king oyster mushrooms.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleOne of the reasons Chicago loves Bill Kim. Creative Asian soul food in a communal setting. Pull up a wooden block and go hypnotic over the luscious dumplings, rice, and noodle dishes. - Inspector

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle


  • Jenny J.pork belly and pineapple over rice is just perfect!

    55555 by Jenny J.


  • Jasmine D.Try the Pineapple Fried Rice - Mmmmmmm. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jasmine D.


  • Daniel K.a good special - Korean BBQ beef ramen w/ kimchi broth

    55555 by Daniel K.


  • ManbqueGood dumplings.

    55555 by Manbque


  • Neil R.Delicious new special. Udon noodle yellow curry broth with smoked sausage shrimp and mushrooms

    55555 by Neil R.


  • Adisak P.You can add extra pork belly to the pork belly ramen for $3 more. PORK BELLY - need I say anything else.

    55555 by Adisak P.


  • Adisak P.You can add extra pork belly to the pork belly ramen for $3 more. PORK BELLY - need I say anything else.

    55555 by Adisak P.


  • FoodspottingTry the Ramen and spot it on Foodspotting!

    55555 by Foodspotting


  • EaterBill Kim turned noodles and dumplings on their head when he opened this downscale joint with incredibly flavorful food in a middle-of-nowhere strip mall. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • Mark T.Rice noodle!

    55555 by Mark T.


  • Yumi Y.VERY surprised how delicious the udon was!! very impressed ;)

    55555 by Yumi Y.


  • BravoWow I love this place. It is a must stop for belly lovers, duck & Pho Dumplings, Ramen with Pork Belly & Shiitakes. Chef Kim is outstanding. -Thierry Rautureau, Top Chef

    55555 by Bravo


  • GourmetLiveThis is what happens when a haute-cuisine chef (Bill Kim) switches gears & starts cooking for the masses: crisp, pan-fried dumplings stuffed with garlic-kissed ground lamb & brandy-soaked black beans

    55555 by GourmetLive


  • Bon Appetit MagazineWrinkle beans, dumplings with duck and pho spices, and rice noodles with kimchi and hominy in spicy pork broth is a great way to start your order at Chef Bill Kim's lively BYOB spot.

    55555 by Bon Appetit Magazine


  • Aaron A.BYOB!!

    55555 by Aaron A.


  • patty p.What not to expect from Urban Belly:1) An authentic Korean fusion2) Spiciness (maybe it's just me seeing as how im a spicy-food-lover but their "spiciest" item on the menu was not spicy for me wha

    55555 by patty p.


  • Alberto C.Very good! #3, #14, and #15 are delicious! Don't forget to try the Phat Rice. Definitely coming back.

    55555 by Alberto C.


  • katie r.#15 and #12 are my faves...i could eat here everyday.

    55555 by katie r.


  • Wes W.ALL the food here is FANTASTIC. But, don't miss the Phat Rice and the Wrinkle Beans!

    55555 by Wes W.


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