708-442-7080, Open 7 Days A Week
Welcome to Chef Shangri-La (15 min. away from downtown Chicago)
THE LEGENDARY RICK "ELVIS" SAUCEDO
NEW YEAR'S EVE THURSDAY, DEC. 31st
1st show @1:30pm
2nd show @4pm
Q & A
Q: Will we be able to stay for both shows? Answer: Our apologies, BUT WE MUST turn over all tables to meet the high demand!!! Large tables will have a maximum of 2.5 hours, as we must prepare for the next wave of reservations.
Q: Is there a cover charge? Answer: We will ONLY apply a $10 cover charge + a 2 drink minimum for those who opt out from ordering an entree (soup & appetizers do not count as a meal).
Q: Can I stand and watch? Answer: There is no standing room, as it will be a safety hazard. You may also be blocking the view of seated patrons.
Q: Will I be able to see or hear the entertainment from the tiki bar? Answer: No, the tiki bar is completely separate from the dining room.
Q: Do I need reservations? Answer: Yes, however, we will NEED the following information to HOLD a table: 1) your name, 2) phone number 3) number of guests and 4) credit card number. We will charge $10 per person at time of call, BUT the holding fee will be applied as credit to your final bill on NYE 2015. PLEASE NOTE, this is not yet a confirmed reservation. We will call all patrons to confirm on Tuesday, December 29th, at that time, you must confirm the # of guests. Anytime thereafter, we will apply a $15 cover charge per empty seat to your final bill.
Q: What time is seating?
1st show: For parties of 5 or more @12pm or @1:15pm. For parties of 4 or less 12:30pm, 12:45pm and 1pm. PLEASE see below for breakdown/explanation.
1st show: Please note, all 12pm large party reservations must submit their entree orders before 12:30pm as we will need to turn over these tables no later than 2:45pm. Tables assigned for 12pm seating are closer to the performance area. For parties of 4 guests or less, please choose either 12:30pm, 12:45pm and 1pm and submit entree orders within 15 minutes of being seated. Our 2nd seating for large parties will be @1:15pm (please note, we must turn over these tables by 3:45pm for the next wave of reservations). As a friendly reminder, NO ONE will be able to stay for both shows. We thank you in advance, for your cooperation.
2nd show: For parties of 5 or more @2:45pm or @4pm. For parties of 4 or less 3pm, 3:15pm and 3:30pm. PLEASE see below for breakdown/explanation.
2nd show: Please note, all 2:45pm large party reservations must submit their entree orders before 3pm as our goal is to serve your dinner before the arrival of our small party reservations. Tables assigned for 2:45pm seating are closer to the performance area. For parties of 4 guests or less, please choose either 3pm, 3:15pm and 3:30pm. In order to run as smoothly as possible, please submit entree orders within 15 minutes of being seated. Our 2nd seating for large parties will be @4pm. We will make sure everyone is seated by the time the 2nd show begins. As a friendly reminder, we will have to turn over all tables for other reservations/walk-ins.
Q: Are there cancellation fees? Answer: We understand that NO ONE can control unforeseen circumstances. However, you will have until Wednesday, December 30th @2pm to cancel without any penalties, anytime thereafter, the $10/person reservation fee will be non-refundable, as it may be difficult to fill empty seats/tables.
Q: Do you accept reservations for NYE after the 2 shows? Answer: We will ONLY accept reservations for parties of 5 or more anytime after 5:30pm
Q: What time does the kitchen close on NYE? Answer: Kitchen closes at 9pm
Q: Will carry-out and delivery be available on NYE? Answer: Yes, please be mindful of our in-house show times between 12pm-5pm will be much busier than other times.
Q: What time does the tiki bar close on NYE? Answer: Last call @10:30pm, HOWEVER, Jimmy will definitely stay open til 1am if the demand is present.
PLANNING A PARTY?
Look no further, CHEF SHANGRI-LA is the perfect venue to host your next Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Bachelorette/Bachelor party, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, or any other special gatherings. We have special menus available at very reasonable prices. Our large party dining area can accommodate 20-70 guests. Should your party exceed 70 guests, please call and ask for Betty. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PRICING for celebrations during the hours of 12pm-3pm, starting at $12.95/person).
For more information, call us directly and ask to speak with Betty or send an email to email@example.com.
PARKING LOT LAYOUT
Recently, the village closed our driveway entrance on 26th street for new outdoor dining. Therefore, the u-shaped counterclockwise entrance allows for one entrance in and one exit out, both located on Des Plaines Ave. The Entrance is closest to the corner of 26th & Des Plaines and the EXIT is closest to the alleyway between us and the Sweet Spot. Just follow the ARROWS to avoid any mishaps. Please be mindful of pedestrians walking in and out of the restaurant as well as the striped NO PARKING ZONE.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT DINNER & SHOW
Join us for "ISLAND ADVENTURE & FIRE DANCE FRIDAY"
Hours of Operation (OPEN DAILY, except for THANKSGIVING DAY)
Mondays 11:30 am - 9 pm (Tiki Bar last call 10 pm)
LUNCH SPECIAL MENU (Dine-in only) $6.25-$7.75
OHANA NIGHT EVERY MONDAY & TUESDAY at CHEF SHANGRI-LA featuring cartoons/movies on the big screen
SENIOR DISCOUNT SPECIAL MENU
Dr. Fong T-shirts are available for purchase in either white, red or kiwi. $15 plus tax. Extra Bonus when you wear the T-shirt in the Restaurant or Bar you will recieve $1.00 off a purchase of a Large Dr. Fong. Limit one discount per day per t-shirt.
"YEAR OF THE GOAT" Birthday Special begins February 19th, 2015.
Book your “Birthday Bash” @ Chef Shangrila and Receive a FREE GIFT!
Chef Shangri-la is honoring your birthday celebration during the "Year of the Goat" with a FREE Tropical Drink (Your Choice) in your very own Tiki Glass. So come Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with us. The Collector Tiki Glass comes in three colors RED, CLEAR, and BLUE (depending on availability). Our Gift to you (Yes you Keep it), Happy Birthday. * Restrictions Apply
Color Choice based on availability. Available during the “Year of the Goat” Feb 19th, 2015 to Feb 8th 2016. While supplies last..
Chef Shangri-la delivers to the following cities: Berwyn (60402), Brookfield (60513), Cicero (60804) , Forest Park (60130), Forest View (60402) , LaGrange Park (60526) , Lyons (60534), North Riverside (60546), Oak Park (60304) , Riverside (60546), River Forest (60305) , Stickney (60402) and Westchester (60154).
Food 2 U is a reliable delivery company that provides QUICK, SIMPLE & CONVENIENT SERVICES, all within 45-60 minutes. A professional driver will deliver a hot meal to your door. As always, safety is our number one concern. Please allow ample time during severe weather conditions. There is a $3.50 delivery charge for every order. Drivers' gratuity not included. Food 2 U may deliver outside the area, with an additional fee. Please contact us for further information.
Established in 1976 and Still “TIKI-ING”!
History of Master Chef Paul Fong (1931-2012)
In 1945, Som Min Jie and Fong Sowng arrived in Chicago in hopes of living the American dream. His father worked as the Head Chef at a Chinese restaurant, while Som Min Jie did everything he could to adapt to the American culture. Neighborhood schools did not accept him, so he took the alternative route, through self-discipline and self-teaching.
Som Min Jie now known as Paul J. Fong, lost his father a couple of years later. Paul was left to fend for himself, while responsible to send money back to his mother in China. He worked multiple jobs as a busboy, a dishwasher, a waiter, a bartender and finally worked his way up as a chef.
Suzie “The Fierce Hawaiian Tiger” Fong also has a very interesting history. Over 100 years ago, Suzie’s grandfather and a group of college students flew to Hawaii to study. Her grandfather met a native Hawaiian, married her and brought her back to China to raise their family. Hence, the Polynesian ambience of Chef Shangri-la.
Suzie arrived in the US in 1958, she too, have always been involved with the restaurant business. As an immigrant and a young Asian woman, she knew how hard it was going to be to survive in America. She had a family to support, in addition to sending money back to China to bring her parents and other siblings to America. In just 5 years, Suzie owned her first restaurant in Milwaukee, WI. Five years later Suzie and Paul met in Chicago, married in 1972 and operated their first restaurant in Chinatown, called Cantonese Chef.
Paul & Suzie were very successful in Chinatown, where Paul was featured in a number of Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times articles, he was rated as the top chef in Chinatown for many years. He was truly a “Master of Creations”. Paul & Suzie were determined to open up another restaurant, but had difficulty finding the right location. In 1975, Suzie was dealing with the loss of her mother and was emotionally drained; on one odd night, she had woken from a dream, where her mother’s spirit had guided her to this exact location, which has been the home of Chef Shangri-la ever since.
In February 2011, Betty, the youngest of Paul & Suzie and her husband, Duane are now the 2nd generation owners. Betty & Duane will continue to operate the "Fongtastic" tradition. They welcome you to a more enhanced tropical setting, featuring original recipes on all signature dishes and cocktails. They will also be featuring a “SPECIAL MENU” that includes ASIAN FUSION DISHES like Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup, Thai Coconut Curry, Spicy Korean chicken wings, Japanese Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin, Spicy Fish Tacos and more.
For more information, please call (708) 442.7080, fax (708) 853.9751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Located at 7930 W. 26th Street, North Riverside, IL. Hope to see you soon!