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Taxim

#300 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
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1558 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 (North Ave.)
CTA bus: 56 Milwaukee, 70 Division, 72 North Blue Line train: Damen or Division stop Cabs are also plentiful in the area.
773.252.1558
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Greek Food!

Loved this place! I think is a little pricey but food was really, really good. I love Mediterranean Cuisine, usually I will have the Lebanese version of many of the dishes, for example the creams like Tzatziki, Hummus, or roasted eggplant. Well we were a large group so we ordered a lot of options... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Omar J
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Loved this place! I think is a little pricey but food was really, really good. I love Mediterranean Cuisine, usually I will have the Lebanese version of many of the dishes, for example the creams like Tzatziki, Hummus, or roasted eggplant. Well we were a large group so we ordered a lot of options to try, my favorite were theTzatziki... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have to say, I had high expectations of this place after having been to Greece and having heard good things. But this place fell short of expectations. While the meal was good, I'd say for the price and for the terrible service, I'd rather head to Parthenon in Greek town. We sat for at least 20 minutes before someone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Really good food served in broken plates. What's up with that!!! But overall great service and great ambience. Octopus is a must. I found it a little expensive but it was worth. They have great food but should buy new plates.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were visiting Chicago a couple of weeks ago and decided on Greek cuisine for Friday night dinner. Since reviews of Taxim were quite positive, we decided to give it a try. We were so glad we did. The waitress was extremely helpful in guiding our selections. There were two of us, and we ordered three small plates to share.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the best authentic Greek food I've tasted outside of Greece. The offerings are often based on traditional home-cooked dishes. And the wines are amazing. They are limited production wines produced by artisan winemakers, and this restaurant is the only place in the US where you can buy several of them.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a very nice dinner at this greek restaurant. This was great greek food in buck town/ wicker park area! We had duck tacos wrapped in phyllo dough ( a new take on tacos than I've had before) and we had the octopus which was well grilled with lots of veggies. I don't know much about greek wine, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

have dined at Taxim many times with friends and family even had carry out a few times and the food has been consistently amazing. Being from Greece we are usually a bit strict when it comes to assesing greek restaurants, here every dish is a win win and we have tried just about everything. Traditional dishes have been upgrated with... More 

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Ajijic
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had dinner here with friends on June 22, 2014. Being Greek, I've had Greek food all my life. However....this restaurant, courtesy of its innovative and creative owner, takes traditional Greek cuisine to a whole new level by adding new combinations, new tastes, new sauces, and providing very renditions of classic recipes. The meal was most reasonably priced--under $140 for our... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The location is very pretty. You can try a very good lamb and chicken. The waiter was really nice and kind with us. We listened good Greek music. If you like Mediterranean foods that's the right place to go.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stumbled upon this excellent restaurant and were lucky enough to be seated without a reservation on a Friday evening. To start…. the wine was delicious and eggplant appetizer and grilled beet salad were wonderful! We shared multiple small plates and also the grilled chicken and everything was great. Service was also terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant and will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1558 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
    (North Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: CTA bus: 56 Milwaukee, 70 Division, 72 North Blue Line train: Damen or Division stop Cabs are also plentiful in the area.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773.252.1558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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