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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Shwarma, kabobs, lamb, non-alcoholic beverages, juices.

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best Chicken Shish Tawook on real charcoal grill

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went there twice during our trip to Chicago. The group I was with are Egyptian and they wanted something familiar for breaking their fast. The first time we went the service was great, but the food was average. The second time we went the service was poor, but the food was excellent, especially the kebab and molokheyya. I also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very convenient checkin system with tablet that will text your phone when table is ready. Fun sights, sounds, and smells. Lots of families there. Service is good, as the restaurant is busy, dont expect private attention all the time. Food is amazing! Served hot and fresh with large portions. I recommend the grilled items. -Faiz Ikramulla

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I went back to my days in uae after a meal at this place. Same taste same ambiance. Hummus was amazing as well as the mixed grill and shawarma platter.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had keba, grape leaves, hummus, tabolah, and mixed grill. The food was great. The atmosphere was another story. Recommended and for sure will be there again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food is ok (I have in-laws by Dearborn so this is nothing special). But the service is HORRIBLE!!! I have made reservations here 3 times, usually days in advance. And 3 times, the host has given my table away and made me wait, always with a dumb excuse. Both he and the owner himself were extremely rude and insulting... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We made a reservation for 8:30 pm and were there by 8:35 and were told our table won't be ready for another 15 minutes. Meanwhile, the owner was holding a table for his own party. When we asked why we cannot be seated when there was an empty table, the owner came out and told us he doesn't need our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I live in KY and I come to Chicago alot. I always stop by here, their food is the best, it's good even when its cold.

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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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?