Duck Duck Goat

4.8
2803 reviews
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Chef Stephanie Izard brings her version of reasonably authentic Chinese food to Chicago's West Loop. Duck Duck Goat is Chef Izard’s first Chinese-American restaurant and third venture with Boka Restaurant Group and features hand-pulled noodles, house-made dumplings, wontons, spring rolls and more, ensuring no diner leaves hungry—or without takeout for tomorrow.
Join us for our dim sum brunch every weekend starting at 11am! Now featuring a rotating family style tasting menu!

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The Infatuation
8.2

Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prix Fixe Dim Sum was great (exceptional quality, surprisingly great value). Get the soup dumplings as well!!!

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NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal. Celebrating a special occasion. Couldn't have been better.

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OT
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Our waiter was fantastic- as well as the food, but The table next to us was so loud it made our dining experience unbearable.

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j
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal & service! The server was very knowledgeable and helped us order amazingly since it was our first time. Sometimes with shared plate menus it's hard to know how many to get and/or what to get and he helped guide us but also gave us the freedom to pick and not pressure. Crab rangoon = amazing, potstickers = out of this world, and our favorite dish was a recommendation by our server (thank you!) - the beef & broccoli... unbelievably good/a must order! Highly recommend this place & will be back.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and tasty food. Would recommend everything I ate on the menu, especially the soup dumplings and the green beans.

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d
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

26 per person prix fixe was delicious and filling! Loved the shrimp and peanut dumplings. The ice cream at the end was a perfect, light pick me up. Will recommend to friends! Can’t wait to come back

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious.

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KD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Will definitely be back!!

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JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We ordered a lot of dishes, probably more than a party of 6 needed. Most were excellent, 2 were cold.
The only real complaint I have is that the dishes all came out so fast and furious we could not eat fast enough and felt incredibly rushed through the meal. I asked twice to slow it down so we could enjoy the dishes before more were piled up on a very full table but was told that they were already cooked.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot. Delicious, on-point food. Ambiance was dramatic and beautiful. Excellent, swift service. Would highly recommend.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Two of us went for our first time for a date night dinner. I had to book a reservation 2 months out for a Wednesday night at 6:30, but it was well worth it. We ordered the soup dumplings (yum!), beef/bone marrow potstickers (our favorite dish), beef slap noodles (our second favorite dish), and duck fried rice (can't go to Duck Duck Goat and not try this). Everything was good, and 2 small + 2 larger dishes was enough to fill us up.

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SM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Duck Duck Goat. The dishes are inventive, well prepared and delivered quickly.We had: Shrimp and Peanut Dumplings, JIAOZI
Beef short rib and bone marrow potstickers, Moo Shu Pork and the soft shell crab special. All was delicious with our favorites being the shrimp dumplings and the crab which had great flavors and textures in the dish. The only drawback was the hoisin that came with the moo shu. It was too salty and added too much saltiness to a dish that was already well seasoned. More acid and a bit more sweetness and less salt would have been a better balance. All in all a really fun place to have dinner.

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j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as always. It's a must stop every time I'm in town.

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NL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST FOOD EVER. WILL KEEP COMING BACK. Very pricey but worth it.

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LK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent. Seating tight. Overall, A+ experience, if you enjoy Asian food, it's a must!

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AF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jonathan was an excellent server, so friendly and a great ambassador for Duck Duck Goat!

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

On the menu, they write “reasonably authentic Chinese cuisine.” At least they’re self-aware. I was overall happy with the food I got at Duck Duck Goat, but it is hard to swallow the price of the dishes when I have gotten such great food in Chinatown for a half/a third of the price. We got the Peking duck, which came with so little cucumber it was laughable. I would have rather had more cucumber and green onion than the assortment of things they gave us to add. I appreciated the novelty of the Western twist they put on it, but I’m going to go with more traditional presentations of Peking duck from now on. The food was good overall, it’s just that this Chinese person would only come here if someone else was paying.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Father’s Day with you all at DDG. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! Definitely will be back

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T
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We waited at bar while waiting for the rest of our party to arrive, the bartender was friendly and helpful. They had Oberon beer which is one of my favorite.
Our waiter was informative when we asked about lower sodium dishes, which items could be adjusted and which came as is. The beef wonton soup was delicious and there was enough for 2-3 people. The pot stickers also very tasty. I had the slap noodles which were good also. Our daughter like the glass noodles. Both entrees were large enough to share. The cold octopus salad was refreshing and the veggies in it were crisp. Absolutely loved the desert, spring cake on a coconut cloud with chopped tropical fruits. We were full and agreed to share the desert amongst the 3 of us and left us wanting more!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the dim sum brunch for Father’s Day. Food and service were outstanding, as always. My dad loved it!

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HS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hot & Sour Eggdrop was unique and quite good. Fried Rice was not what we expected but also good. Had the eggplant, moo shu, cauliflower as well - all were good & the cauliflower was excellent. Wine was reasonably priced (for a restaurant). We had a reservation so didn't have to wait - without it, you were looking at 3 hours.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was amazing! Get the short rib dumplings! Loved how they give you a delicious almond cookie for complimentary dessert.

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MK
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck duck goat came highly recommended and exceeded our expectations. The ambiance was fun and energizing. We enjoyed sharing the strawberry special, soup dumplings, seafood fried rice, and the amazing cumin noodles with goat! We highly suggest ALL of those. All in all everything was spiced deliciously and were perfect portions. The cocktails also were boozy and fabulous. We wish we lived here or we'd be there regularly!! Thank you for the birthday surprise too :)

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this place! We’ve celebrated birthdays, food cravings, our engagement and wedding here. Don’t miss the shishito peppers or xiao long bao

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. The duck fried rice had so many layers of flavor.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very neat and decorated exceptionally well. We went for the fixed menu which was a really good deal for 2 people and provided plenty to eat. Most of the dishes are on the smaller side except the rice.

Overall, really enjoyed the food and service was good. Would definitely come back in the future.

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KD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and beautiful presentations. Cocktails were to die for as well

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B
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food had three predominant flavors: salt/soy, garlic, and cooking oil. But at least it was expensive.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was overall disappointed with the food. The price was too expensive for the quantity and quality of the food. The goat belly lo mein was salty. The beef wonton soup had a sour taste. The shrimp toast, char siu bao, carb rangoon, scallion pancakes, and veggie spring roll tasted like food from any chinese take-out in your neighborhood.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food and service far surpasses the shockingly affordable price. Not what you'd expect to pay for a place of this caliber. 10/10 would visit again!

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p
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

some dishes are really good. Like the Bao Bums. The shoulder goat noodles were below average

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Separate menu available for vegan/vegetarian dining-highly recommend!

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

If a chef can't get good flavor, just add salt and more salt and more salt! Food was way too salty. It wasn't spice, it was salt and MSG. Absolutely nothing special about the overpriced food. Waitress was not at all helpful with the menu, and service was poor.

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The day was a bday / friends get together. There was a 2.50 charge for a small scoop of ice cream w sprinkles for a birthday celebration. we did not ask for this, and a charge was put on the bill, this should be brought to our attention.
I thought for a classy place this was tacky! Ms. Stephanie you might want to look into this? 🍦
Not sure if i’ll be returning?

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing as expected and we loved our server(s).

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XA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Despite being one of the last tables to be seated we never felt rushed! Food is always great!

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LR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Duck Duck Goat is such a fun experience located in the booming Fulton Market area. A play on Chinese dim sum for the appetizers and great entrees. We were girl crushing on Stephanie Izardm hoping she would emerge from the kitchen. The decor is fun and the playlist adds to the atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

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NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and incredible staff! One of our favorite places!

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SL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Duck,Duck Goat was amazing. Two of us dined we shared Jiaozi short rib and marrow potstickers that we our favorite dish of the night,so lovely and flavorful. We also loved the beef slap noodles,duck fried rice,and soft shell crab special. Everyone from the hostess to the servers were extremely attentive and friendly. Great experience and can't with to go back.

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