Imperial Lamian offers authentic, yet modern, Chinese cuisine in a stylish space. With an innovative open kitchen, guests watch as three master chefs, artfully trained in their individual crafts, bring the meal to life, including both traditional and inventive wok dishes, beautiful dim sum and xiao long bao, and fresh, hand-pulled lamian noodles. Whether it’s a special occasion, a bite before a night out or stopping in on a Saturday after shopping, Imperial Lamian promises to bring authentic and flavorful Chinese cuisine into River North.
Divided into different sections, Imperial Lamian’s menu features Chinese cuisine made from the finest ingredients with a traditional handcrafted touch. Diners begin the meal on a high note with dishes such as Crisp Eel with Wu Xi Sauce, Gua Bao Belly Bun, or Soft Shell Crab with Curry Leaves and Almond, in addition to a variety of traditional soups and salads.
Imperial Lamian’s Dim Sum features over 10 savory varieties, including Har Gao, Crisp Duck Roll, or the Szechuan Wonton. For those seeking Xiao Long Bao, or “soup dumplings,” the menu includes six colorful handcrafted versions, including Spicy Szechuan, Crab Meat, Truffle, and others.
Like its name, the menu focuses on fresh, hand-pulled lamian (La meaning pull, mian meaning noodle)—an ancient Chinese tradition that dates back to the 16th century—combined with Pork Broth, Beef Broth, Spicy Broth, Vegetarian Broth, or Fried with a variety of different meats and garnishes.
Diners are also treated to traditional Chinese BBQ selections like Peking Duck and Crispy Aromatic Duck as well as a variety of Fried Rice, including dishes made with Oxtail in XO Sauce and the Imperial Hot Stone Fried Rice.
Wok Dishes round out the offerings, including classic Chinese dishes such as Kung Pao Chicken and Mongolian Beef, combined with fresh interpretations such as the Miso-Champagne Glazed Black Cod, Scallops with XO Sauce, Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek, Imperial Braised Pork Belly, and more.