Belly Shack


Chef Bill Kim of Belly Shack - Chicago, IL

1912 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-1414
Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm; Sun 11:30am-9pm

At Belly Shack, 2008 Rising Star Chef Bill Kim and wife Yvonne Kim built out the space with salvaged materials—like explosion-proof lights from a mine and a hulking 17th century church door that’s now a table. The space mingles economy with style, but soul is the main ingredient in Kim’s affordable, fast-casual cuisine. The Asian-Latin menu represents the marriage of Korean with Puerto Rican cultures (and the Kim union itself), and many dishes strive to be as healthful as possible—minus the signature, crave-inducing Belly Dog. A hearty and heart-healthy Hot and Sour Soup and satisfying Quinoa Ssam Salad leave guests with room for nonpareil soft serve ice cream, made with young coconut water.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Hot and Sour Soup with Hominy, Chicken, and Cilantro
  • Belly Dog with Pickled Green Papaya

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