“Kim Long Chinese Restaurant”: A fresh and warm place

Crispy orange chicken with steaming hot broccoli, and rice paper rolls with a crunchy peanut sauce on the side. Photo Credit: Monserrat Munoz

By Monserrat Munoz ’21

Kim Long Chinese restaurant is located in the Cragin district. This amazing restaurant has wonderful fresh food, attentive employees, and great decorations.

Their icy cold strawberry smoothies are a great way to start your visit there. This small hidden restaurant has amazing staff members that make the visit very welcoming; making it feel like you are at home. There are so many good and affordable prices to pick from, making it easy for a teenager like you to go and visit.

At the beginning of our visit, our server was very observant when he offered us their delicious rice paper rolls. These mouthwatering rolls are served with a crunchy peanut sauce on the side, which gives the roll a sweet and tangy kick to it. The crispy orange chicken was placed in the center of the table, and the fresh smell made my stomach growl in hunger and opened my appetite even more. Their chicken was cooked to perfection because of the chicken being crunchy and tangy from the gooey sauce. This delicious platter was served with chicken fried rice on the side. The fried rice was nice and golden brown with mixed vegetables that were delicious.

The young lady that was our server was very attentive all afternoon, and she continued to check up on us to make sure everything was going well. She was very patient because she withstood my barrage of questions. I didn’t quite understand if the rice rolls were hot or cold, and she politely explained to me the process of how they are cooked. I found this very amiable from her part because she had done more work than what was expected. Therefore, I personally think that this restaurant is a great choice for people to attend.

The Chinese decorations were hung all across the ceiling, which made the restaurant look very attractive and colorful. An example would be the Chinese calendar that was hung up on the wall and made the place have a more cultural vibe to it.

Some people may not like Chinese food because of its different spices and exotic taste. However, its the different diversity that makes Kim Long a great restaurant. Overall, this is a great place to visit with friends and enjoy a hot and fresh meal.

  • Located: 5114 W. Fullerton Ave.
  • Phone number: 773-237-7554
  • Hours: Mon. closed; Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Review: 4.5/5