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Reza's Restaurant

432 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-4500
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Ranked #1,497 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Persian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Went here recently based on some recommendations. Always happy to try a new place, however, this one doesn't deserve any return traffic. The humuus was mealy, the portions so large as to be embarrassing, and the food was below mediocre. I had lamb that was tough and chewy. Don't bother.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Basic middle-eastern cuisine, nothing notably bad or specially good. I have been there twice now for functions, this one was bad because of an adjacent space being used for wedding dinner with very loud music (just our bad luck), not a problem the first time we came.

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I love Persian food and the food I had in this place was up to my standards. Actually tabouli salad was the best I have ever tried anywhere else and lamb shanks are phenomenal there. The only problem was the waiter, who seemed to be clueless about the food he was serving and the order in which he brought things... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was gross. You can put a putrid piece of meat on the biggest stack of rice and it is still putrid. The waiter tacked on extra 20% for himself without our knowledge and consent. The cockroaches were an added bonus. AVOID REZA'S AT ALL COSTS!

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Rochester, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A huge building paying homage to the owner with a massive red neon sign saying Reza's restaurant and piano bar! Don't look for a piano bar or good Persian food. A handful of Persian dishes executed very poorly and delivered by clueless service staff in a very robotic manner. The restaurant is not clean and very cold looking and feeling.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food is good it's all you can eat and I don't like all you can eat places. I eat too much I in my experience the food is not as good when you make huge piles of it for hungry hoards of people eating as much as they can. My coworkers usually go here for special occasions. The place... More

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is one of my favorite restaurants. They have a buffet every Sunday with great food and so much variety to choose from. The taste of the food beyond expectation. Their service is excellent. Location is very convenient and parking just outside their door. They also have a beautiful out side seating when weather permits.

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is not the best Persian food I have had but average to above average food. Service was quite good. It is a pleasure to have a nice Persian Restuarant in down town a Chicago. Good location nice atmosphere good food.

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Somers, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We tried the family style option, which certainly provided plenty of food for our group of 4. Two of the appetizers we tried were OK (kaskeh badamjan, mast-o-moosir), but the dolmeh was somewhat disappointing, did not seem to be freshly made. Lamb shanks and chicken kabab were both good, qormeh sabzi was average. Overall, food was good, and we certainly... More

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Terra Firma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great kabobs, both koobideh and barg/soltani, great service (karim was our server) prices were fantastic for the area, everything but the buffet which was more Indian than Persian. We ordered off the menu (Koobideh, and Soltani was enough for 3 of us) and loved it. i wasn't too thrilled about the homemade dough (yogurt soda), but I'm a BIG fan... More

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