Papajin

★★★★☆
Get both Japanese and Chinese cuisine at this stylish Pan-Asian spot in Wicker Park.
  • 1551 N Milwaukee

    Chicago, IL 60622

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  • 773-384-9600

About Papajin

Hours
Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm Fri 4pm-12am Sat 2pm-12am Sun 2pm-11pm

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Good Food, terrible service- ordered delivery said 45-1 hour... took 2.5 hours and I had to call to be told this. Also, order was wrong and they wouldn't credit my credit card-Very disappointing.

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★★☆☆☆

Good Food, terrible service- ordered delivery said 45-1 hour... took 2.5 hours and I had to call to be told this. Also, order was wrong and they wouldn't credit my credit card-Very disappointing.

Pros: Freshness

Cons: service

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I was not impressed when I first walked in. Does not look like the pictures I saw online. The entry way was narrow with dusty shelves and the bathroom was kinda dumpy. The dinning area was cleaner ? Don?t go to this place if you?re going for the ambiance that?s for sure!!! However I went for Sushi and it?s some of the best I?ve eaten! It was SO GOOD! If you can look past the bad paint, dusty shelves and avoid the washroom you?ll love it!

2
★★★★☆

I was not impressed when I first walked in. Does not look like the pictures I saw online. The entry way was narrow with dusty shelves and the bathroom was kinda dumpy. The dinning area was cleaner ? Don?t go to this place if you?re going for the ambiance that?s for sure!!! However I went for Sushi and it?s some of the best I?ve eaten! It was SO GOOD! If you can look past the bad paint, dusty shelves and avoid the washroom you?ll love it!

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to the writer of the description of this restaurant....1) it's not new, papajin has been there for at least ten years maybe longer. 2) it is in no way shape or form in bucktown. the location is in the heart of wicker park. 3) there is no such thing as "downtown bucktown" or "downtown wicker park" . there is just bucktown or wicker park with north av being the dividing line. the yuppies are always trying to claim wicker park as bucktown.
4) papajin is a great restaurant, been going there for years. great food, great service.

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★★★★☆

to the writer of the description of this restaurant....1) it's not new, papajin has been there for at least ten years maybe longer. 2) it is in no way shape or form in bucktown. the location is in the heart of wicker park. 3) there is no such thing as "downtown bucktown" or "downtown wicker park" . there is just bucktown or wicker park with north av being the dividing line. the yuppies are always trying to claim wicker park as bucktown.
4) papajin is a great restaurant, been going there for years. great food, great service.

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you know, the food here is really not that bad. they have lots of options, and say they don't use MSG. i usually order for delivery, and every single time i ask if they can remove a simple ingredient, they say, "we're really busy here tonight." tonight when i ordered, i got, "we're really busy here tonight, and (the cooks) will probably make a mistake anyway." the man who took my order tonight was the same man who's been taking my order for years, so clearly not some random kid who doesn't care about customer service. in this day and age when people have so many food allergies, that careless attitude is not what you want to hear... especially when you're shelling out about $10/dish for standard chinese food that you could get at any chinese restaurant. i'd rather go someplace that is willing to accomodate its customers (the people who keep them in business), and isn't going to set me up for disappointment by telling me they will most likely make a mistake anyway.

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★★☆☆☆

you know, the food here is really not that bad. they have lots of options, and say they don't use MSG. i usually order for delivery, and every single time i ask if they can remove a simple ingredient, they say, "we're really busy here tonight." tonight when i ordered, i got, "we're really busy here tonight, and (the cooks) will probably make a mistake anyway." the man who took my order tonight was the same man who's been taking my order for years, so clearly not some random kid who doesn't care about customer service. in this day and age when people have so many food allergies, that careless attitude is not what you want to hear... especially when you're shelling out about $10/dish for standard chinese food that you could get at any chinese restaurant. i'd rather go someplace that is willing to accomodate its customers (the people who keep them in business), and isn't going to set me up for disappointment by telling me they will most likely make a mistake anyway.

Cons: Absolutely horrible service

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This restaurant has amazing sushi and other cuisine. They deliver which is amazing as well. Sushi is excellent. Staff and service is great too! I highly recommend it!

4
★★★★☆

This restaurant has amazing sushi and other cuisine. They deliver which is amazing as well. Sushi is excellent. Staff and service is great too! I highly recommend it!

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I gave them a satisfactory for their customer service. The setting is nice and the waiter was friendly. I wanted to do some sake bombs with a few co-workers which we started out our night with.
The waiter kept coming to our table and I told him I would flag him down when we were ready to eat and order just because we wanted to relax and enjoy our stay in another state complimentaries of our job place.
Finally we were ready to order, and the sushi, just tasted bad. All 5 of our orders. We respectfully left right after we got the food, no one ate, we just drank.

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★★★☆☆

I gave them a satisfactory for their customer service. The setting is nice and the waiter was friendly. I wanted to do some sake bombs with a few co-workers which we started out our night with.
The waiter kept coming to our table and I told him I would flag him down when we were ready to eat and order just because we wanted to relax and enjoy our stay in another state complimentaries of our job place.
Finally we were ready to order, and the sushi, just tasted bad. All 5 of our orders. We respectfully left right after we got the food, no one ate, we just drank.

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this place is goooooood. I would recomend it to anyone that liikes sushi. The prices are reasonable and the servers were very friendly and polite. The prices were pretty much the same as any other sushi resturant in chicago. thumbs up!

2
★★★★★

this place is goooooood. I would recomend it to anyone that liikes sushi. The prices are reasonable and the servers were very friendly and polite. The prices were pretty much the same as any other sushi resturant in chicago. thumbs up!

Pros: great menu, lots to choose from

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My friend had raved about Papajin a couple weeks ago so I finally got my hubby to take me there. I, personally, was very impressed. I had the garlic crispy chicken dish - or something like that. I thought it was really tasty. The hubs had a spicy chicken plate. I was completely impressed with the food and the selection of food. My only complaint was that the service was a bit slow and they weren't very quick on filling up the water glasses - chinese makes me sooooooooooooo thirsty. But other then that, the atmosphere and food was good and so was the company =) I would suggest trying this place as a great and cheaper alternative to PF Changs

2
★★★★☆

My friend had raved about Papajin a couple weeks ago so I finally got my hubby to take me there. I, personally, was very impressed. I had the garlic crispy chicken dish - or something like that. I thought it was really tasty. The hubs had a spicy chicken plate. I was completely impressed with the food and the selection of food. My only complaint was that the service was a bit slow and they weren't very quick on filling up the water glasses - chinese makes me sooooooooooooo thirsty. But other then that, the atmosphere and food was good and so was the company =) I would suggest trying this place as a great and cheaper alternative to PF Changs

Pros: tasty food for the price

Cons: slow service

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Great Service & Prices... Huge Portions!
Yummy Lemon Chicken, Kung Pao, Moo Shu, Maki and Potstickers!!
We will def. be back for more, take out too!!!

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★★★★★

Great Service & Prices... Huge Portions!
Yummy Lemon Chicken, Kung Pao, Moo Shu, Maki and Potstickers!!
We will def. be back for more, take out too!!!

Pros: Service, Value, Portion Size

Cons: None

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We used to go to Chinatown to celebrate "girls' night out", but after Papajin opened up in the neighborhood there was no reason to head south. We recommend the "Garlic Eggplant", oriental (Mini) eggplants in a delicious soy/garlic sauce. Family bean curd is a great tofu favorite of my daughter, I love the Orange Chicken for all the bright green broccoli that comes with it. Great potstickers and crab rangoons. Sushi is good, nothing over the top, but fresh and tasty. It never seems to be overly busy in the dining room when we are there; we order delivery a lot, too.

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★★★★★

We used to go to Chinatown to celebrate "girls' night out", but after Papajin opened up in the neighborhood there was no reason to head south. We recommend the "Garlic Eggplant", oriental (Mini) eggplants in a delicious soy/garlic sauce. Family bean curd is a great tofu favorite of my daughter, I love the Orange Chicken for all the bright green broccoli that comes with it. Great potstickers and crab rangoons. Sushi is good, nothing over the top, but fresh and tasty. It never seems to be overly busy in the dining room when we are there; we order delivery a lot, too.

Pros: great food, great ambience, delivery

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We enjoyed everything about this restaurant - the sushi was delicious, the chinese dishes had very flavorful and subtle sauces.

2
★★★★★

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant - the sushi was delicious, the chinese dishes had very flavorful and subtle sauces.

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I cannot comment on the Sushi at Papajin, but the Chinese food is great. This place is definetely my favorite Chinese food now. The food was tasty with very sizable portions.
The Orange Peel Beef was very good and the Cashew Chicken was excellent.

Service was decent and friendly. Overall, I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone.

2
★★★★★

I cannot comment on the Sushi at Papajin, but the Chinese food is great. This place is definetely my favorite Chinese food now. The food was tasty with very sizable portions.
The Orange Peel Beef was very good and the Cashew Chicken was excellent.

Service was decent and friendly. Overall, I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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The food at Papjin's is pretty average. We carried out - went in and ordered and waited. The staff there didn't even offer us a glass of water - we had to ask for one. The food we ordered came quickly and was pretty much what we expected. Nothing too special, but very reliable service and average Chinese food.

1
★★★☆☆

The food at Papjin's is pretty average. We carried out - went in and ordered and waited. The staff there didn't even offer us a glass of water - we had to ask for one. The food we ordered came quickly and was pretty much what we expected. Nothing too special, but very reliable service and average Chinese food.

Pros: Parking Easy to Find, Close to the El, Get What You Expect

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Papajin's energetic feel fits right into the neighborhood, with clean, elegant decor lit by funky white hanging lamps. The expansive menu offers both Japanese and Chinese favorites. Sure bets on the Chinese side include…

 

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