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
"Looking for something sweet? Warm donuts are just what you need."
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Chef Bill Kim reviews  at post.venue.name
"Introducing the savory scallion pancake; served with seasonal pickles, hummus, and BBQ pork."
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From My Menu

Chef Merlin Verrier reviews Chinese eggplant w/ Thai basil at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese | Korean | Asian
Near West Side
"Chef Bill Kim has the pedigree all chefs admire, but at his little restaurant Urbanbelly, he does everything perfectly. I always order the short rib fried rice, or Phat Rice, and Chinese eggplant. Fried rice is self-explanatory, but the eggplant is the perfect combination of acidity, richness, and deliciousness."
Chef Paul Fehribach reviews Rice noodle at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese | Korean | Asian
Near West Side
"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
$$ | Chinese | Korean | Asian
Near West Side
"Bill and Yvonne Kim's communal restaurant serves exceptional Korean-influenced food. The ramen is a must: rich pieces of pork belly bathed in shiitake and pho broth. Urbanbelly is inexpensive and BYOB—everyone loves it."
Chef Giuseppe Tentori reviews Rice cake at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese | Korean | Asian
Near West Side
"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 Mindy Segal reviews Phat rice at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese | Korean | Asian
Near West Side
"The only way to make this fried rice with pork belly and short rib better is to order Bill's kimchi and wrinkle beans and mix it all together."
Chef Ina Pinkney reviews Dumplings at Urbanbelly
$$ | Chinese | Korean | Asian
Near West Side
"Let’s see… Do you order lamb and brandy… pork and cilantro… chicken and mushroom... or squash and bacon? Oh, hell, have them all."