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Urban Belly

View Map3053 N. California Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 583-0500
Fax: (866) 203-1132
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Editorial Review of Urban Belly

Chef William Kim heads up this Logan Square restaurant which, surprisingly, is housed in a forgettable strip mall between a cleaners and a laundromat on an otherwise barren strip of California Avenue. It seems an unlikely space for an Asian joint that serves up $6$8 dumplings, ranging from chicken and mushroom to Asian squash; rices like short rib and scallion, and phat rice; $12 soba noodles covered in bay scallops, king oyster mushrooms and blue crab broth; and sides like traditional kimchi.

Two thick chunks of wood are cautiously propped against the walls of this gray-painted, narrow restaurant, and that's pretty much the extent of the minimalist decor. A range of patrons - some of whom emerge from fancy cars dressed to the nines - sit at communal tables or take their food to go.

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: Alicia Eler

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11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday

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Bill Kim, 12/10/09
The chef behind Urban Belly and Belly Shack knows no bounds...and his next project could be his biggest yet.


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