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Al Bawadi Restaurant

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7216 W 87th Street, Bridgeview, IL
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Shwarma, kabobs, lamb, non-alcoholic beverages, juices.

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious, fresh food with bold Mediterranean flavor

My husband and I went here for a little lunch date during the week. It wasn't crowded but there was a steady flow of customers eating and taking food to go. The food was delicious! The appetizers were great. The salad was different than traditional salads in that the ingredients were diced small. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
happymommy883
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Chicago
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Chicago
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here for a little lunch date during the week. It wasn't crowded but there was a steady flow of customers eating and taking food to go. The food was delicious! The appetizers were great. The salad was different than traditional salads in that the ingredients were diced small. I didn't even mind because it was... More 

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Thank happymommy883
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the food was great, there's much more that this place has to offer. They've done their best to give it an authentic Arabian feeling, and their appetizers are absolutely delicious, making for a great experience before even ordering anything! The portions are large for the price and they made their kebabs very well. The humus was delicious. The only... More 

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Thank sushobhan3216
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The food is good I'd give it 4 stars, desert 1 star (they really need help here), the atmosphere is ok as well 4 stars, but come to customer service 2 stars, not all the servers are as bad but the majority are. The biggest problem is their manager, he has no management skills what so ever. I used to... More 

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Thank Eman M
Marrakech, Morocco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

food is not so bad (average), but dealing with customers needs a major rehab, turned our birthday party to a nightmare just because they want to sell us more of their $6 cakes they lost my biz of at least $2500 or 43000 a year its just pure stupid managers my bill this evening was $127 and last week $108... More 

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Thank marrakech911
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

One of the worst ever experience in an Arabic restaurant.. And this doesn't come from eating more than how they deal with their customers... I really regret going there... I was at the door getting a table and after I gave my name to get a table the attendance (lady) asked me to go out side and the air for... More 

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Thank salam a
Dallas, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Mashallah very nice food I think it is the best in Chicago Try fried kobah....khayal ;) I ordered shesh kabab with Homas and kobah.

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Thank Ashraf82
Brownsburg, Indiana
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

If you every in the Chicago area you should go and try Al Bawadi restaurant they have the best hummus and the the best mix grill in town

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Chicago, Illinois
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

we have a large Arabic community in our area and one of the many benefits is the great food!! My barber told me to go to this restaurant because of the real charcoal grill. The Chicken Shish Tawook, Kufta Kebab, Shish Kebab, Tabouleh Salad, and amazing rice. This is authentic cuisine in a busy but friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Mahalo123
chicago
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent food with many choices. Good selection of starters. Service was good, a nice atmosphere, and fair pricing. The sampler platers have an abundance of food and salads are great for sharing.

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Thank denali13
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went to Al Bawadi for the second time. Their food and service is by far one of the best I have seen in any Middle Eastern restaurant. We will definitely go back again!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7216 W 87th Street, Bridgeview, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bridgeview

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Shwarma, kabobs, lamb, non-alcoholic beverages, juices.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?