This Asiatown mainstay often comes to mind when discussing dim sum, and rightfully so. But to ignore the restaurant for other meals would be a shame. Entire meals can – and should – be built around Li Wah's exceptional roast duck, a copper-colored beauty with deeply rich flavor. Seafood lovers know to come here for extraordinary dishes built around sweet and fresh shrimp, lobster, scallops and fish. The breadth and depth of the menu is staggering, but it rarely suffers the fate of similarly sized tomes in the execution department. From noodle soups to roast pork, there is something for every taste and preference.
2999 Payne Ave., 216-696-6556, liwahrestaurant.com.