Try One of the Best Fusion Restaurants in Chicago

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One of the benefits of living in Chicago is having access to some of the best restaurants in the country.

With everything from trendy food trucks to Michelin star eateries, there is truly something for every taste. This dynamic dining scene also includes an array of fusion-style restaurants that bring together the culinary tastes and elements from two different traditions.

For foodies looking for some amazing combinations of flavors, here are some of the best fusion restaurants in Chicago:

Fat Rice

Found in Logan Square, Fat Rice is one of the city’s most unique fusion experiences. Known for its “Macanese” cuisine, Fat Rice brings together elements from both Portuguese and Chinese cooking. Rustic design elements and communal tables make this the ideal spot to enjoy a casual meal with friends. So, try creative dishes such as the curry vegetable samosas, venison tri-tip, or the signature “Fat Rice” arroz gordo.


Melding together both Indian and Latin flavors, Vermilion is an area mainstay on the Near North Side of Chicago. Elegant and refined, this modern eatery uses pops of red against a white backdrop to deliver a stunning dining space.

The food is just as bold with mouth-watering tandoori skirt steak and plantain crusted seasonal whitefish. The desserts are also worth savoring. So, be sure to taste their cardamom-spiced Caramelized Banana Paratha and the tropical flavors found in the Mango Cardamom Flan.

Del Seoul

Tucked away in Lincoln Park, Del Seoul may seem like any other fast-casual restaurant at first glance. Small but welcoming, this counter-service eatery is anything but ordinary with a unique take on Korean-inspired street food.

Diners come from all over the city to get a bite of their incredible Korean bbq tacos. And with items such as the sesame-chili shrimp and the spicy bbq pork, who can resist? The Korean bbq “banh mi” sandwiches are also a customer favorite. They offer a toasted baguette piled high with ingredients such as hand-battered shrimp or soy-marinated steak.

When you make Mondial River West your home in Chicago, eclectic dining options like these are right on your doorstep. Please contact us for more information.

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