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Address: Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL
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A pocket of culture from the Middle East and India

While it is a bit of a journey from the downtown area, there are reasons to make the trip. You can find the best Indian and Pakistani food here in the whole city. You can kind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Crystal L
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Anchorage, Alaska

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is awesome if you are into trying different foods from different cultures. They have all kinds of indian stores on the strip. You can taste the foods of india as well as see and shop for their clothing and jewelry. They also have an place to eat their sweats. I think its pretty great. We had lots of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is a bit of a journey from the downtown area, there are reasons to make the trip. You can find the best Indian and Pakistani food here in the whole city. You can kind some dishes here that I haven't been able to find anywhere else in town including South Indian Dosais. There are some interesting ethnic grocery... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

If the weather is nice, this is a great place to spend the better part of the day. It has changed a great deal over the past 20 years that I have visited Devon Ave. (many of the find Indian business have moved out and been replaces by non-Indian stores). There very well may be more Pakistan or middle-Eastern businesses... More 

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1 Thank L0calO
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

When I 1st came to Chicago, my best friend who was Indian herself took me to Devon and it was amazing. I love the smell of Indian Food and there you get authentic Indian food! It was as if I went to India just to eat. The price is very reasonable for great food. My other Indian friend made it... More 

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Thank Sharon K
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I drive up and down Devon Avenue up to five times a week. I've been travelling that route for years. Yet I still find the area fascinating and exotic. I've eaten at restaurants up and down the street, so I'm very familiar with the authentic Indian flavors and fine cuisines. But Devon is about more than great food. It's about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

i enjoyed walking along Devon Avenue and seeing various cultures represented. We asked a few people about recommendations on a restaurant and most steered us to Sabri Nihari. The food was delicious. We enjoyed exploring the various shops where we were welcomed warmly.

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Thank Marc13510
Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I went with a group of friends who are from India, and it made it so much more interesting. The food was good, I was amazed at the size of the dosa! There are a lot of sari shops, all pretty much the same, but very expensive. Also gold jewelry. My friends loved Patel's for grocery shopping.

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Thank bookshel
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A couple of miles from downtown you feel like any place in India. Plenty of good restaurants and shops. This is not a classic tourist destination hence everything is authentic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A very location for Shopping and eating all things related to India. A very busy street during Weekends with parking being bit of a headache.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Strolling west of Ridge is the closest many of us will come to visiting the Indian subcontinent -- although in addition to the Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi shops and restaurants you'll find Russian, Croatian, Iraqi and more. You could spend hours.

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