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Cumin

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1414 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-1414
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nepalese food with a Chicago beat

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
chumbud
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Redlands, California
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Redlands, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Aiken, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Cumin is a small restaurant that does a great job in proving flavorful and authentic Nepalese and Indian food. Service is decent and the owner helps out as well. Nice experience!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Cumin was so flavorful...went with friends who live in Nepal, and they said that everything was very authentic. The goat curry was incredible. The service was fantastic...I think every person working in the restaurant were at our table at least once, and they were incredibly attentive. It was a great experience.

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?