wok with us 

Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurateur Michael LaPidus brings his next creative venture to Oak Brook IL.  Butcher & the Wok is a Wood-Fired Chinese Inspired, quick-casual restaurant in the heart of the Oak Brook Center. 

Resurrecting the soul of an old vintage Chinese street vendor, Butcher & the Wok evokes nostalgia mixed with wood-fired butcher meats.  Walking in, you immediately feel the warmth from the Asian woks.  The wooden elements created from reclaimed Chinese ships and white subway tiles compliment the butcher-block tables as well as the red flamed tile pillars.

The wok menu combines classic Chinese items such as Mongolian beef, kung pao and general’s tso, only the Butcher’s versions are created with wood-fired flank steak, flame grilled chicken and grilled shrimp.

Adding on to your culinary experience is our 8-hour braised Short Rib Egg Rolls, Lobster Rangoon and Pork Pot Stickers, rounded off by our Garlic Fried Rice and Butcher’s Noodles. Wow!

Included in this grand escape is a quaint bar that can accommodate both casual and professional conversations.  Signature Asian inspired cocktails, wine and craft beers can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors on our private patio area.


Michael LaPidus is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurateur, recently the founder of the Q-BBQ restaurant chain (La Grange, Naperville, Oak Park, IL & Schererville, IN) as well as The Hot Dog & Burger Company in La Grange IL.  He is most known for creating menu concepts with unique flair and has been seen on the following shows and networks: Food Network, Hungry Hound, NBC, ABC and WGN.

Butcher & the Wok is located at 533 Oak Brook Center, in the Oak Brook Center’s food District next to the AMC 12 movie theater.  They can be reached at (630) 382.0656 or  More photos can be found on Facebook/Instagram @butcherandthewok.