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Maza

2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1321 (DePaul)
(773) 929-9600
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Ranked #3,337 of 8,265 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: DePaul
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60% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Restaurant opens at 5 PM , we were there at 5:30 ...only one other couple was there at a table. No one was at the door to greet us..waited for a while ...no one showed up.. Decided to sit at a table and wait...and wait we did... There was no waiter around either. Finally a guy comes running out of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Maza is an excellent restaurant. It is Lebanese, which is not spicy food, so everyone can find something to eat. The value is very high. People can eat very well for very little, or have a more expensive meal and take longer to luxuriate in the quiet candle-lit surroundings. It is one room only with a very attentive proprietor.I like... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I think it was the Chef/owner that served our food when we were there. It was a bitter cold Chicago evening and lebanese food sounded great. It was a busy night for them, so we waited a while for a table, but the food was totally worth it.

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CRYSTAL LAKE
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We came early on a Saturday night. Took almost 3 hours for dinner. Good thing we had a lot to talk about! Service was the biggest issue here. Unorganized, no plan to meet needs of guests. Food was good - especially the Lentil soup. The best I ever had. We were comped dessert. Then told credit card machine down, had... More

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Skokie, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Decent food, slow service. It was very cold outside and not much warmer inside. By the end of the dinner our toes were frozen. People were sitting with their coats on. It was the first for me.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We used a coupon here to dine for one half price but drank enough Lebanese wine to surely make up for what the restaurant gave away. The Lebanese wine, a meritage with Syrah and Cabernet was actually very good and almost worth the $9 a glass. We started with a very nice humus appetizer with warm freshly baked pita bread... More

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Elmwood Park, IL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We made a phone reservation (owner guy was not so friendly over the phone), drove 1/2 hour to get there. After waiting 15 minutes standing at the front door for someone to sit us, we left. One person was serving the whole restaurant. She saw us, but did not do / say anything to us. Never saw that kind of... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We've visited this restaurant several times in the past when they were on Lincoln Avenue. The owner also subs as the server and is proud of his heritage and food offerings. However, this sometimes lends to slower than average service. So if you want good Lebanese food, be prepared to enjoy at a leisurely pace. Vegetarian grape leaves were our... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

it is important to mention that this restaurant is now on Ashland Avenue, just north of Fullerton. Ihave eaten here many times when I used to live in Chicago, and most recently when Iw as visiting for my birthday. It continues to be a good choice. We ordered a bit of evrything, from stuffed grape leaves to meat balls, to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I grew up in a heavily Middle Eastern area in Michigan with tons of amazing Lebanese food, so am I an extra picky ------- when it comes to Lebanese? Abso-lu-tively. I'd give the food at Maza three stars. It's not bad, but for Lebanese it's a bit bland, and the meat is a little tough. The service at least as... More

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