Isla Pilipina Restaurant

Restaurants, Pan-Asian Lincoln Square
5 out of 5 stars
(18user reviews)
Isla Pilipina Restaurant
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Unlike most of its steam-table-toting peers, this Filipino spot doesn’t offer gloopy meats in skinned-over gravy. Instead, tender pancit noodles sautéed with golden chicken, garlicky lumpia Shanghai rolls and mixed adobo chicken and pork in silky vinegar-tinged gravy are dished out fresh. The tocino, a magnificent mountain of neon-orange pork lacquered with a smoky-sweet glaze, may be the best in town.


Venue name: Isla Pilipina Restaurant
Address: 2501 W Lawrence Ave
Cross street: at Campbell Ave
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner (closed Mon)
Transport: El stop: Brown to Rockwell. Bus: 49, 81.
Price: Average main course: $7
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Isla is my favorite. Great food, equally great service. Plus the atmosphere really feels like home-- if you live with a Filipino roommate who has amazing taste in music. Plus I'm pretty sure I saw Taylor Swift in there last time I was dining in.

Wonderfully authentic, affordable, delicious food. The front staff is also very friendly and informative of the dishes and how they tie into Filipinx culture.

Isis is a neighborhood favorite of mine. The food is delicious, and the service is excellent! I recommend the fresh lumpia and the spaghetti delight. 5 starts

LOVE this place. The spaghetti dinner (with fried chicken!) and the paksiw na lechon are my favorites! :)

If you live in the Lincoln Square/Albany Park area...even if you don't, do yourself a favor and go to this place! The food is AAA+++, staff is great and entertaining, and vibes are killer! I tell everyone about this place! GO!

Everything about this place is awesome! Food, vibes, service, staff, all of it. If you haven't gone, GO!

Best Philippino restaurant in Chicago. Customer service all time high, they provided our company royalty customer service. Can't wait next time we are in Chicago. ✌🏾

My friends and I finally found filipino food in Chicago that reminds us of home...tons of big tasty flavors. We've seriously tried everything on the menu and keep coming back. The portions are big enough to take home for leftovers and the prices are great! Everyone working there are super nice :) Save room for their magical "halo-halo" dessert!

Great Food! Great Prices! Awesome staff! The atmosphere is really fun, I especially love the art work in the venue!