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Reza's Restaurant

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Middle Eastern, Persian
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432 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-4500
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Buffet

If you are in River North and are hungry, head to the buffet lunch at Reza's. There is a nice selection including plenty for vegetarians. It's quick, there are nice tables outside on a quiet street and the prices are hard to beat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
diggerdownChicago
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Chicago
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are in River North and are hungry, head to the buffet lunch at Reza's. There is a nice selection including plenty for vegetarians. It's quick, there are nice tables outside on a quiet street and the prices are hard to beat.

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Yakima, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had appetizer's and wine here as part of a dinner and a show through second city. (Of which the bus driver and tour guide were top notch). The food was wonderful as well as the staff. I would go back.

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is more of a large group place, rather than where you would go if you seek good Persian food. It's adequate and well priced, but also loud and just average.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I tried the other branch in Clark's which was really good. This was our first time to this branch. The food quality was very good but the service was not very impressive. I highly recommend it if you are not rushed.

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Richton Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went here to celebrate my Mother's 85th birthday, we called to find out the menu, cost, and valet arrangements. We were told you can valet for free on Sunday's for their brunch from 11am to closing. I made reservations and we arrived on time and no one was outside to take our car. One person in my party went into... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 664-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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