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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious lunch but

Went there for lunch with my family. Easy to get seated. There are not a lot of people that day.Food is very good. Service is not so good. It takes a while for waiters to answer to your needs. But they are so quick to remove the used plates. there is valet parking but you have to wait for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
elliston1211
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crown point, indiana
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crown point, indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for lunch with my family. Easy to get seated. There are not a lot of people that day.Food is very good. Service is not so good. It takes a while for waiters to answer to your needs. But they are so quick to remove the used plates. there is valet parking but you have to wait for sometime... More 

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Thank elliston1211
Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This restaurant has great food and is in an excellent location. The dill rice was very tasty as was the shish kebobs. The restauranti s large enough for big parties and has a nice environment. There is one problem though, the service is awful. It took 10 minutes for anyone to even come over to our table just to ask... More 

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Thank Jillibean516
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Great service, and very honest staff, but i hated the food, its open buffet and very very average food, been to way better persian restaurants.. wouldn't go again..

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Thank Hani A
travelpro123
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353 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

During lunch time the restaurant serves the main staples of Persian cuisine, beef-lamb Kabobs, grilled chicken, salads, various soups and hummus, all buffet-style. More than one trip to help yourself to deliciousness is possible. The food is somewhat more spicy than at other Persian restaurants in town, yet very tasty. This is a huge place, no reservations required, at least... More 

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Thank travelpr0123
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

The rice (3 types although I favored the dill), the potatoes and the spicy beef stew was very good. This was my first time eating Persian food and as a whole I really enjoyed it. I was put off by a few things: 1. The alcoholic drinks were terrible. Go for drinks beforehand or after if that's your preference. 2.... More 

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Thank Letsgotravel23
New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great Middle Eastern/Persian Dinner Buffet. Great service, very friendly and accomodating staff. The Buffet cost approximately $20 but includes a great selectiion of food from Lentil Soup, Hummus, a Arabic/Persian Salad, Kabob Meat (Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Ground Meats) Persian Rice, Vegetables, Bread, Tea and Dessert. I am more familiar with Middle Eastern food names than the Persian names but... More 

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Thank MargaretNJ2014
Hamden, Connecticut
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My wife and I lived in Chicago for over 11 years and moved away 3 years ago. I was in town weekend of 10/10 for 2015 Chicago Marathon and had to get my pre-race fix of Reza's and boy they didn't let me down. The dill rice, stuffed green pepper with feta, baba ganoush and chicken and beef were just... More 

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Thank Sailguy
Mequon, WI
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263 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a big space that has good Persian food. Went here with a large group and we were served a wide variety of Persian delights. We had hummus with warm (and what appeared to be very fresh) pita bread, a slew of different salads/vegetables, salmon, chicken, lamb and beef dishes all served family style. While nothing was stunningly good,... More 

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Thank BosoxKen
Palos Hills, Illinois
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants with great Persian food. It's great whether you go for the huge Sunday brunch or for lunch or dinner. There are many choices. One of my favorite is the scallops kebab dinner or combination dinner.

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Thank BancyN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Was an average visit during the week for an early dinner. Nothing remarkable but the bill. We went as a party of four and tried several different items. The houmas was nothing special and we wanted there lamb, what Mediterranean restaurants are know for, and there was none. The seafood was average too. There are better places.

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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?