Cai

Row 1

Details
2100 S Archer Ave (at S Wentworth Ave)
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-6888
Chinese, Dim Sum
$ $
Hours
Mon–Fri: 9:00 AM–2:00 AM Sat–Sun: 8:00 AM–Midnight

Foursquare Tips

  • Steamed creamy egg yolk buns are eggggcellent! Little salty, little sweet, a lotta yummy.
  • As much as we love meringue and aioli, this year all other eggy goodness faded in comparison to Cais egg-yolk buns. These Chinese breakfast bombs are sweet, creamy, and filled with sugary egg paste.
  • Try the Baked creamy egg yolk buns from our 100 Best list: These pillowy-soft buns are the standout, pulling open to reveal a warm, sugary, creamy core.
  • The chef is killing the dim sum competition with his creamy egg-yolk buns, dumplings stuffed with shrimp and scallop, pumpkin congee and steamed rice-noodle crpes paired with crunchy bits of celery.
  • Come here for the dim sum: steamed creamy egg yolk bun, xiaolongbao, and more.
  • I like the dim sum much better than their regular dishes.
  • Great tasting Chinese food in Chinatown. Not very oily. Food presentation is there! Only down side is that it's pricier than most other restaurants in Chinatown.
  • Don't miss the chiu-chow dumplings, rice-flour wrappers packed with a crunchy, peppery filling of minced pork, peanuts, celery and scallions.
  • Must try - Egg tart, steamed creamy egg yolk bun, baked green chive puffs, & pan fried turnip cake; OK - Veggie tofu crepe; Don't try - BBQ pork turnover, and rice noodle with shrimp (cheong fan)
  • Baked Egg Tarts: Featuring a fine, flaky crust and a sunshine yellow egg filling, that jiggles uncontrollably at the barest movement, it's an indulgence worth braving the crowd for.
  • Get the xiao long bao, siu mai, and fried shrimp/corn dumplings. So good!
  • Egg yolk buns are the best!!
  • Must get the creamy egg yolk buns!
  • No steam carts, so a little disappointing. Authentic atmosphere and menu
  • Listen. Best dim sum in Chicago
  • The service is okay. I recommend going with someone who can at least speak a little Chinese it will just be easier. Very good food especially the bao's.
  • the decor is less remarkable and the dining room is packed, but the dim sum here is fresher and comes out hotter than at minghin.
  • Just average. Interesting variety (pumpkin & seafood congee, fish & chive rice roll) but relatively expensive and not as tasty as the names sound, not to mention slow service and la carte style.
  • I personally like the pork belly buns.
  • All the food and tea