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Isla Pilipina

2501 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2958
+1 773-271-2988
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“bicol express” (5 reviews)
“lumpia” (6 reviews)
“oxtail” (2 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
Philippine, Asian
$$ - $$$
2501 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2958
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Authentic Pilipino food . We even ate with forks and spoons! Which I miss doing ! Family portions and was so yummy! Must try if you are a Pilipino food fan or fan of food!

Thank ChindianMonologue
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Isla Pilipina is a great family style restaurant serving all the Filipino favorites. I️ had Sinigang — a tamarind based soup with Bangus (milkfish) and it was just like I️ remember it from the Philippines and from my relatives cooking. You can get all the...More

Thank George Y
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We had the kare-kare, calamari, pinakbet, and lechon kawali. So happy with our choices! Perfect quantity for 4 people to share. The ox tail in the kare-kare was tender and the sauce was flavorful. Crispy lechon kawali, you know it came out fresh from the...More

Thank honeybee1214
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended!they serve authentic foods.pls call for reservation the restaurant is smaller to avoid long wait.fast service and friendly servers Reasonable price .great experience, be back soon.

Thank Emer W
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We specifically Ubered from downtown just to check this place out. It is #2 on the most underrated restaurants in Chicago in some travel magazine (cant remember). We were not disappointed. The food was great. Must have the lumpias and the oxtail. Would go all...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We are looking for Filipino restaurant and found this in google and we tried it and it was good. Only thing the price is expensive for a simple dish. But other than that it is good

Thank Ianne C
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Husband and I are in Illinois for a convention and drove to try out this restaurant with high expectations as we saw them being featured in triple D. For us, it's just a so-so. Nothing fancy and special. Tho we love their ube ice cream....More

Thank Ana Z
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great experience and highly recommended for people who have never had Filipino food before. Though I am not an expert, I have been married to a Filipino for three years. Finally, I got to try what my husband calls "the best Filipino restaurant in Chicago",...More

Thank WanchenVillegas
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We walked in as a party if three 25 min. before kitchen was closed and seated semi promptly only to be told the kitchen was closed. I was really hungry but the rest of my party wasn't so I asked if we could get Halo...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 19 May 2016

tried isla in lincoln square it was very busy liked the food the bbq skewers were good chicken was also good didn't care for the way they made lumpia small and freid adobo was some of best i've had would go back

Thank strurakjohn
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Mags boy S
26 October 2016|
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Response from WanchenVillegas | Reviewed this property |
There's a new store Seafood City that you should visit. There are a few unimart in Chicago too. Enjoy your time!
Ella H
9 July 2015|
Response from ecypert1081 | Reviewed this property |
They sure do! I haven't tried them yet, but now I will for sure!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2958
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-271-2988
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