Accolades

  • 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants (Urbanbelly)
    Travel + Leisure magazine
  • Bib Gourmand (Urban Belly, Belly Shack, BellyQ)
    Michelin Guide
  • Best Restaurants in Chicago (Urbanbelly)
    Food & Wine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Chicago

My Restaurants

  • Belly Q
    1400 W. Randolph St.
    Chicago, IL

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Bill Kim reviews  at post.venue.name
"Storm clouds are rolling in which means your comfort food craving is not far behind... Link to #freedelivery in bio. #QFriedRice"
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From My Menu

Chef Merlin Verrier reviews Chinese eggplant w/ Thai basil at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese, | Korean, | Asian
Near West Side
2 Reviews
"Chef Bill Kim has the pedigree all chefs admire, but at his little restaurant Urbanbelly, he does everything perfectly. I always order the short rib fried rice, or Phat Rice, and Chinese eggplant. Fried rice is self-explanatory, but the eggplant is the perfect combination of acidity, richness, and deliciousness."
Chef Paul Fehribach reviews Rice noodle at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese, | Korean, | Asian
Near West Side
4 Reviews
"I like to think of this dish as an homage to pozole. It’s a cultural mash-up of rice noodles, kimchi, hominy, and pork belly in a brothy bowl. It’s exhilarating!"
Chef Carrie Nahabedian reviews Urbanbelly ramen at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese, | Korean, | Asian
Near West Side
1 Review
"Bill and Yvonne Kim's communal restaurant serves exceptional Korean-influenced food. The ramen is a must: rich pieces of pork belly bathed in shiitake and pho broth. Urbanbelly is inexpensive and BYOB—everyone loves it."
Chef Giuseppe Tentori reviews Rice cake at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese, | Korean, | Asian
Near West Side
1 Review
"This soup is Bill Kim's homage to a favorite childhood chicken dish he used to eat. His version is simultaneously spicy, sweet, crunchy, and rich—a textural and flavorful masterpiece. BYOB."
Chef Ina Pinkney reviews Dumplings at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese, | Korean, | Asian
Near West Side
1 Review
"Let’s see… Do you order lamb and brandy… pork and cilantro… chicken and mushroom... or squash and bacon? Oh, hell, have them all."