708-442-7080, Open 7 Days A Week
Welcome to Chef Shangri-La
New Year's Eve 2013 WINTER WONDER LUAU
Tuesday, December 31st. NO COVER CHARGE!!!
ALOHA CHICAGO HULA DANCING & FIRE SHOW
THE BUTTERFIELDS A FONGtastic BAND THAT WILL HAVE YOU ON YOUR FEET, GROOVIN' TO THE BEATS & SOUNDS OF ROCK N ROLL, 50's/60's, POP & SWING.
1st Show ALOHA CHICAGO 6pm - 7pm. SEATING time slots @4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm. PLEASE NOTE, we will need to turn over tables, no later than 7:15pm for other reservations/walk-ins. Parties of 5 or more, please make reservations no later than 5pm.
2nd Show ALOHA CHICAGO @9:30-10:30pm + THE BUTTERFIELDS 11pm-12:30am
EARLIEST SEATING for the 2nd show begins @9pm. Please indicate if you are NOT planning to stay for the entire duration of the 2nd show w/ band.
OHANA NIGHT EVERY MONDAY & TUESDAY at CHEF SHANGRI-LA featuring cartoons/movies on the big screen
SENIOR DISCOUNT SPECIAL MENU
Hours of Operation (OPEN DAILY, except for Thanksgiving)
Mondays 11:30 am - 10:30 pm (Kitchen closes 9 pm)
Our Tiki Bar will STAY OPEN til 3am, pending on the holiday & the crowd. Just be sure to tell your friends!!!
RICK SAUCEDO (ELVIS)
We are now serving Lucky Buddha Beer in bottle. http://www.luckydrinkco.com/luckybeer/verify.php?l=o
Dr. Fong T-shirts are now available for purchase in either white or red. $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.
News (Print & Television)
PLANNING A PARTY? Let Chef Shangri-la be your destination!!!
Look no further, CHEF SHANGRI-LA is the perfect venue to host your next Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, Baby Shower, Bridal 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 20-80 guests. Should your party exceed 80 guests, please call and ask for Betty.
Visit The Tiki Bar for our specials calendar.
2013 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Every 2nd Friday of Each Month
Join us for "ISLAND ADVENTURE & FIRE DANCE FRIDAY"
The "Year of the Snake" Birthday Special was Inspired by One of Our Regular Customers!
Chef Shangri-la is honoring your birthday celebration during the "Year of the Snake" with a special dessert.
Build then take home your own ice cream sundae in a two faced tiki glass mug! (SEEN BELOW) It's our way of saying happy birthday! Your choice of coconut, vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Plus choose from any of the following toppings: sprinkles, chopped nuts, whipped cream, strawberries, pineapples, caramel or chocolate syrup with a cherry on top. Make your reservations now!*
*Available for parties of five or more. Offer does not apply to the tiki bar, dining room only. Must make reservations. Starts February 10, 2013 Ends January 30, 2014 subject to change see restaurant for details.
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.
Established in 1976 and Still “TIKI-ING”!
History of Master Chef Paul Fong (1931-2012)
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 January 2011, Betty, the youngest of Paul & Suzie and her husband, Duane are now the 2nd generation owners. Betty & Duane will continue to operate the Fong 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 Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup, Thai Coconut Curry, Spicy Korean chicken wings, Japanese Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin
For more information, please call (708) 442.7080, fax (708) 853.9751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Located at 7930 W. 26th Street, North Riverside, IL. Hope to see you soon!