708-442-7080, Open 7 Days A Week
7930 W. 26th St. North Riverside, IL

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Welcome to Chef Shangri-La (15 min. away from downtown Chicago)

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 betty@chefshangrila.com.



Media and Televison Links: (2011-2016)

http://checkplease.wttw.com/restaurants/chef-shangri-la(Check Please! WTTW CH 11) 2016

http://chicagosbesttv.com/2015/06/08/chicagos-best-tropical-2-chef-shangri-la/# (Chicago's Best TV WGN) 2015

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/8658059/ (190 North ABC7 Chicago TV) 2014

http://www.examiner.com/article/chef-shangri-la-has-been-fongtastic-since-1976 (Examiner.com 2014)

http://wgnradio.com/2015/09/06/a-preview-of-chef-shangri-las-fong-fest-and-a-late-night-tiki-party-with-13-tikis/ (WGN RADIO) 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxu8PxzSAmE (Aloha Chicago Entertainment)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeWGW6GDJ4Y (Yelp Party)

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2011/08/22/chef-shangri-la-restaurant-delivers-south-seas-escape-in-north-riverside-hits-milestone-with-next-generation-of-founding-family/zz1frr5/ (My Suburban Life -Newspaper Article) 2011

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.


Additional street parking is available on Des Plaines Ave (on East Side of the street,north of 26th street only) and or on the residential street(s) directly behind the restaurant.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT DINNER & SHOW

Join us for "ISLAND ADVENTURE & FIRE DANCE FRIDAY"
Starring: Aloha Chicago Entertainment
the 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month
The Aloha Show features dances from the Islands, costume changes, fun audience participation, and of course the "Fire Dance". 


OUR NEXT SHOW IS...

Friday, May 6th, 2016
@ 8:00 pm

***RSVP for DINNER & SHOW, as seats fill up quickly***


Friday, May 20th @8pm

http://www.alohachicago.com/

Please call to hold your table. Note, tables on HOLD are NOT yet confirmed. We will call the week of, and at that time you MUST confirm. If we do NOT hear from you, your table will be given away to the next folks on the waitlist. Every person in your party must be accounted for with an entree to match. Children's menu for 8 years old and younger is also available. Should anyone opt out from ordering an entree, we will then apply a $10 cover charge + a 2-drink minimum to the final bill.

Please note, tables of 6 or more guests undergo a different reservation process, please call for more details.

 

The 2nd Fridays of Every Month

THE LEGENDARY

RICK SAUCEDO

OUR NEXT SHOW IS...

May 13th @ 8:30pm

***RSVP for DINNER & SHOW, as seats fill up quickly***



Rick is in high demand, accepting calls one month prior to performance date to HOLD your table. Note, tables on HOLD are NOT yet confirmed. We will call the week of, and at that time you MUST confirm. If we do NOT hear from you, your table will be given away to the next folks on the waitlist. Every person in your party must be accounted for with an entree to match. Children's menu for 8 years old and younger is also available. Should anyone opt out from ordering an entree, we will then apply a $10 cover charge + a 2-drink minimum. Tables of 5 or more, tend to book up quickly.

Please note, tables of 6 or more guests undergo a different reservation process, please call for more details.

PACIFIC SOUNDZ LANIALOHA LEE

Lanialoha combines the influences of her musical paths and passions to revive the "old and new cultural traditions of the Pacific". The voice of Lanialoha performs a seamless and memorable concert of melodies, harmonies and rhythmic sounds that will inspire you.

The 3rd Saturdays of Every Month

Join us for an EVENING IN SHANGRI-LA

Our Next Show is:

*** (5th Saturday, Special Performance)
Saturday April 30th Alewife @ 8:30pm ***

*** (3rd Saturday)
Saturday May 21st

Hillbilly Idle @ 8:30pm ***



The Chef features Hawaiian bands (Rockabilly, Exotica, Surf, 50's/60's) starting @ 8:30pm. Fun, Food & Cocktails and a Free Raffle. Must make reservations for parties of 5 or more, please call 708.442.7080 (NO COVER CHARGE!!!)

Please call to hold your table. Note, tables on HOLD are NOT yet confirmed. We will call the week of, and at that time you MUST confirm. If we do NOT hear from you, your table will be given away to the next folks on the waitlist. Every person in your party must be accounted for with an entree to match. Children's menu for 8 years old and younger is also available. Should anyone opt out from ordering an entree, we will then apply a $10 cover charge + a 2-drink minimum to the final bill.

Please note, tables of 6 or more guests undergo a different reservation process, please call for more details.

The 4th Fridays of Every Month

***RSVP for DINNER & SHOW, as seats fill up quickly***

Join us for ELVIS THE ENTERTAINER!!!

OUR NEXT SHOW IS...

Friday, May 27th
@ 9:00 pm


http://www.windycityelvis.com/

Please call to hold your table. Note, tables on HOLD are NOT yet confirmed. We will call the week of, and at that time you MUST confirm. If we do NOT hear from you, your table will be given away to the next folks on the waitlist. Every person in your party must be accounted for with an entree to match. Children's menu for 8 years old and younger is also available. Should anyone opt out from ordering an entree, we will then apply a $10 cover charge + a 2-drink minimum to the final bill.

Please note, tables of 6 or more guests undergo a different reservation process, please call for more details.

   

Hours of Operation (OPEN DAILY, except for THANKSGIVING DAY)

Mondays 11:30 am - 9 pm (Tiki Bar last call 10 pm)
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9 pm (Tiki Bar last call 10 pm)
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9 pm (Tiki Bar last call 10 pm)
Thursday 11:30 am - 9 pm (Tiki Bar last call 10 pm)
Friday 11:30 am - 10 pm*** (Tiki Bar last call 1am)
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10 pm*** (Tiki Bar last call 1am)
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Tiki Bar last call 10pm)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LUNCH SPECIAL MENU (Dine-in only) $6.25-$7.75
3-COURSE: Soup, Teaser, Main Entree
MONDAY - FRIDAY 11:30am-3:30pm
(This offer may NOT be combined with any other discounts/specials)

OHANA NIGHT EVERY MONDAY & TUESDAY at CHEF SHANGRI-LA featuring cartoons/movies on the big screen
and for every adult entree purchase, get ONE free kid's meal. Kids between the ages of 9-12 years old may also order from the kids menu for ONLY $1, but must be ordered w/ an adult entree. (THIS OFFER MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNTS/SPECIALS).

SENIOR DISCOUNT SPECIAL MENU
4-COURSE DINNER: Soup, Teaser, Main Entree & Dessert, price ranging between $6.25-$7.75 for 60 years and older.
MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:30pm-5:30pm. (Dine-in only).
(This offer may NOT be combined with any other discounts/specials).
Come test your luck on NEW installed slot machines in The Green Room. The Green Room features 5 SLOT MACHINES located in a private room, next to our koi pond.

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 MONKEY" Birthday Special begins February 8th, 2016.
ends Jan. 27th 2017.

Book your “Birthday Bash” @ Chef Shangrila and Receive a FREE GIFT!


Chef Shangri-la is honoring your birthday celebration during the "Year of the Monkey" with a FREE Drink (Your Choice) in your very own Monkey collector Mug. So come Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with us. The Collector Monkey Mug comes in three designs SEE, HEAR, and SPEAK (depending on availability). Our Gift to you (Yes you Keep it), Happy Birthday. * Restrictions Apply

Restrictions: 
*Must have a confirmed reservation.
*Must be a party of 5 in the dining room.
*Must be a party of 10 in the tiki bar.
*Must be 21 or over to receive an alcoholic beverage.  
*Must have ID (proof of birthday).  
*Must be within a week (7 days) of your birthday.  
*Limit one per table/ one birthday only. (Two Birthday's with 10 people)
*Can not be used with any other discount nor a split bill.
*No Wine, No Hard liquor, only Tropical Drinks or Soft drinks!

Color Choice based on availability.  Available during the “Year of the Monkey”  Feb 8th, 2016 to Jan 27th 2017. While supplies last..

We Deliver!

Delivery Area

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.

About Us

Established in 1976 and Still “TIKI-ING”!

History of Master Chef Paul Fong (1931-2012)
His story dates back to 1934, when small villages in China were under attack. A young couple found the 3-year old boy mourning beside his family who were killed. He was abandoned on a hillside road, where the young couple welcomed him as their own and ran for safety. They referred the little boy as Som Min Jie (which means baby boy in Cantonese.)

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 Peruvian Lomo Saltado, Thai Coconut Curry, Spicy Korean BBQ Kalbi, Japanese Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin, Kalua Pork Tacos, Coconut Shrimp Po Boy Sliders and much more.

For more information, please call (708) 442.7080, fax (708) 853.9751 or e-mail tiki@chefshangrila.com. Located at 7930 W. 26th Street, North Riverside, IL.  Hope to see you soon!

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