One of the best things about Illinois is the plethora of fantastic, local dining options. Personally, I love walking into a themed diner and seeing all the heart and soul put into the concept and design. Plus, add in some quirky cocktails and fun twists on comfort classics and I am sold. This unique tiki restaurant in North Riverside, Illinois checks all those boxes and more — and the local owners are so beloved a neighborhood street was even named in their honor.

Do you think Chef Shangri-La is the most unique tiki restaurant in North Riverside, Illinois? Have you ever been there? What’s your favorite part of the experience? Tell us in the comments! Start planning your visit by checking out the Chef Shangri-La website and Chef Shangri-La Facebook page. And here’s a local tip: Lots of families eat here after enjoying a day at the nearby Brookfield Zoo!

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