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Wow Bao

Restaurants, Chinese Loop
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Wow Bao
Wow Bao

Time Out says

The newest of Lettuce Entertain You's chain of Chinese-style steamed bun carryout shops doesn't tinker with success. You'll find the same fluffy bao stuffed with sweet, dark-red barbecue pork, spicy Mongolian beef or Thai curry chicken, and even a meatless option for the veg-heads as well as breakfast bao for that morning commute.



Address: 1 W Wacker Dr
Cross street: at State St
Price: Average main course: $3
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm; Sat 11am–8pm; Sun noon–6pm
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Users say (5)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Wow Bao can definitely be hit or miss. My workplace has breakfast bao's about once a month and I am not a fan. However, the regular bao's are amazing! Huge fan of the BBQ Pork and Spicy Kung Pao Chicken Bao. Definitely recommend for a quick lunch/dinner. 

The only thing I would complain about this place is I wish their buns are a lot larger. Absolutely flavorful and doesn't break the bank! I have this for breakfast sometimes. Try the Thai Herb Broth - just the perfect hint of spice <3


I came here to get food to go before heading to Jay Prtizker to watch a film. I was a little overwhelmed with the menu and ordering just because there was a very quickly forming line. However, we ordered quite a bit from the menu. The chocolate baos are very good. I thought the potstickers were the best of everything we got. I found the food very reasonably priced and the service was fast. 

The bowls are delicious and it is always a good choice to get a bao to go with it. I prefer any of the spicy dishes at Wow Bao but if you're in the mood for dessert, try a chocolate bao. The food is filling and very reasonably priced for fast food in Chicago.

moderatorStaff Writer

As far as quick lunch options go, Wow Bao is a good one! The lunch combo is a great deal, be sure to get the potstickers—the sesame mustard dipping sauce is my favorite.