835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Wow Bao

Neighborhoods: Near North Side
Cuisine: Fast Food, Chinese, Asian

Wow Bao is a Fast Food, Chinese, and Asian restaurant where most Menuism users came for a meal on the go, paid less than $10, and tipped less than 15%.

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  • 1/08/2015

    A diner from Newark, NJ tried it.

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justin

 Los Angeles, CA
 

I like hot asian buns!

If you like hot asian buns, then take a break from shopping and stop by Wow Bao in the lobby of Water Tower Place. The different flavor steamed buns are tasty and make a reasonably priced snack. The drinks are good, but seemed a little pricey (but they did have a Coca-Cola dispenser with it written in Chinese! check out the pics).

Since it is a takeout counter if you want to sit and eat you need to take your food up a floor to the designated Wow Bao seating area.

curry bun is yum - thai curry chicken bao at Wow Bao

thai curry chicken bao

Decent sauce and flavor. The one I had needed more chicken.

That is the most ginger-y drink I've ever had - fresh ginger, ginger ale with pomegranate at Wow Bao

fresh ginger, ginger ale with pomegranate

Very gingery! My throat even felt a little weird afterwards, but it was a tasty drink.

spicy mongolian beef bao

This was my favorite bun. It had the most flavor.

bbq pork bao

The traditional filling of these kinds of buns and it was ok. I don’t really go to a place like wow bao for these tho, I’d rather have the other flavors.

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tulips500

 Los Angeles, CA
 

a tasty little snack while you shop

after all the fuss over wow bao, i finally got a chance to check it out while shopping along the mag mile. located right near macy’s entrance, wow bao suprised me with its small, yet substantial hot asian buns. the line moves fast, and service is friendly.

curry bun is yum - thai curry chicken bao at Wow Bao

thai curry chicken bao

the curry flavor isn’t overpowering, but strong enough and packed with a good amount of tender curry chicken to satisfy a hungry tummy. each bun also sits on a thin piece of paper letting you know which bun you have, so if you order a mix of buns, you’ll know which is which.

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john

 San Jose, CA
 

Who doesn't love hot asian buns?

Hot asian buns on the go – what’s not to like? Wow Bao takes a tried and true Asian staple, the stuffed bun, and mass-markets it.

You’d expect nothing less than a strong effort from a huge player like Lettuce Entertain You, and that holds true here – there’s a certain curbside appeal to the Wow Bao stand tucked in the corner of this mall.

Service is super-fast, as all the buns are already ready to go thanks to the constantly running steamers. Seating is upstairs and just a bunch of tables in the middle of a open floor – ditch that and go sit outside on a warm day instead. You’ll get attentions from passerbys for your culinary variety, and enjoying the flavorful buns will be that much more rewarding.

For a quick and unique snack, it’s tough to beat Wow Bao.

spicy mongolian beef bao

Strong flavor, and definitely spicy. My favorite bun here.

curry bun is yum - thai curry chicken bao at Wow Bao

thai curry chicken bao

Also strong flavor, but a bit odder than I’m used to.

green vegetable bao

Good flavor, especially for a bun without meat.

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Pros
Is one of the best restaurants ever, I love their Chicken tenders and their hot dogs!
Cons
My dad works there as well.
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