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Cumin

Japanese, Indian, Sushi, Nepali
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1414 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-1414
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and more comedy than expected

We had a reservation and were seated quickly even though there was a long line of people waiting for tables. The food was plentiful and nicely seasoned. The comedy was around the wait staff that kept offering to deliver food items we hadn't ordered (presumably it was for other tables). We felt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We live in the area & decided to try this place, total disappointment - food is below average in taste. All they have managed to do is to bring spices & oil level down so that the food get accepted by white community (not Asians). If u are a food lover or just trying to taste a food from different... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a reservation and were seated quickly even though there was a long line of people waiting for tables. The food was plentiful and nicely seasoned. The comedy was around the wait staff that kept offering to deliver food items we hadn't ordered (presumably it was for other tables). We felt that the prices were reasonable.

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Redlands, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It is rare to find Nepalese food anywhere let alone in urban area. This restaurant is very casual, prices are moderate and the offerings unusual. The tandoori goat, for example, was a nice surprise. The spicy spinach was one of the best spinach dishes this writer has ever had - it had ginger, and was not overcooked as in some... More 

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Avon Lake
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61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

we decided on this restaurant because my husband wanted to try Indian in Chicago. We eat at a great Indian restaurant in westlake Ohio so we thought we'd give Cumin a try. we made a reservation but didn't think we needed it for a Sunday night at 8:30. It was busy but not crazy which I like. The restaurant features... More 

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Plainfield, IL
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24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our family of 4 stopped in at 6 pm on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was busy, but we were seated right away. We had never dined here before, so we asked our waiter to give us an overview of their specialties. He gave us a good explanation of the menu. We asked him to choose 3 dishes for us:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Having visited India, enjoyed a memory in the flavors and dishes we ordered in this Wicker Park neighborhood restaurant. The restaurant was lively, even on a Sunday night. The tandoori was cooked perfectly and the sauces were not heavy and the spices not overpowering. Everything was delicious and we would return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They used to be awesome a year or so ago but the last few times we have done delivery it has been very disappointing and the cost makes it worse. We even did a dine in and it isn't worth remembering. I would rather look for other options unfortunately they are the only ones in who have our residence in... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cumin is a great local, wicker park, Indian place. The food is excellent, the people are friendly and it has a very cozy but upscale atmosphere.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wanting to try another place off the beaten path of the traditional downtown places, we hoped a cab to this Indian restaurant for a casual business dinner. What a great find. We ordered several appetizers and plates which were shared by the table and every plate was very good. Definitely worth a try.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dimly lit, love the atmosphere. Got Indian and Nepalese music playing, and the employees try to be as nice as they can. It was really cute to see the hostess moving all the menus to the exact seats we sat at since we were 3 people at a 4 person table. All the dishes we ordered were super creamy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1414 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (773) 342-1414

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Indian, Sushi, Nepali
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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