Choose from Three Options
- $17 for $30 worth of dine-in Chinese dinner food for two or more, valid Monday–Thursday
- $20 for $30 worth of dine-in Chinese dinner food for two or more, valid any day
- $13 for $18 worth of takeout Chinese food
- See the menu.
Emperor's Choice is a celebration of Chicago's Chinese culture, from its menu to the historic structure in which it stands. That structure—the Moy Shee D. K. Association building—was designed in 1932 as a resource center for Chinese immigrants. Members of the local Chinese community worked with architects to create its blueprints, incorporating elements of sophisticated Asian design, such as ornate lettering and one wall that everyone agreed was especially great.
The building still stands today, elegant as ever, on South Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown. Visitors pass beneath its green awning to dine on Cantonese specialties, such as five-spice crispy duck, shanghai noodles, and rich wonton soup. Seafood is also a speciality, according to one Chicago Reader contributor—"Especially plump salt-and-pepper shrimp, cantonese shell-on lobster, clams with black-bean sauce, and whole-fish preparations."