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California Pizza Kitchen

1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Except for the pizzas and salads, the entrees and appetizers keep changing. What's up with that? If it was a seasonal thing, it would be understandable.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

What a little jem of a place...Yes it's a chain, but didn't feel like it. The food was great (awesome salads that aren't covered with dressing). Sat outside on this visit, but inside is nice also. Great place to stop to eat while shopping in the Mall.

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Chicago, Illinois
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323 reviews 323 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

With the ownership change at Stir Crazy, CPK is now our regular go-to restaurant close to our house. Food is always consistently very good. Favorites are Moroccan chicken salad and jambalaya.

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504 reviews 504 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
451 helpful votes 451 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I am often at this branch of CPK when I am shopping on my own, or with my husband. When alone, I love my favorite -- either the Moroccan Chicken salad (beets, roasted squash, avocado, nuts, chicken on greens with subtle spicings) or the pot stickers and quac/corn small plates. When with the husband, we split a pizza (the wild... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We'd never eaten at the chain and have to admit to being pleasantly surprised. Decent cobb salad, inventive and actually rather good kung pao chicken spaghetti with a good chili kick, good pastas.

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

California Pizza Kitchen is my go-to-destination when meeting girlfriends for lunch. The atmosphere is lively, and they offer a selection of wonderful lunch-sized salads.

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Chicago
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200 reviews 200 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What do you expect when you go to CPK? Any CPK? The place is good, not great. The food is good, not great. The service is good at best, never great. The atmosphere, at least at this CPK, is one of family chaos. But sometimes good is good enough, especially before a movie at the mall etc. So we go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten here many times. Like the place, but its very inconsistent. The service is always great but the same dish can be hit or miss. The salads are awesome.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

My hubby & I are staying in Northbrook celebrating my Birthday, I was undecided where I wanted to dine for lunch so we rode around until we eventually decided to go to a Mall, where I noticed this cozy restaraunt , never eaten at CK but the ambiance was inviting. We ordered a variety of food including to starter salads,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I went for lunch. The resturant is clean and very nice inside and in that regard we were very pleased. I ordered the pizza, tomatto and cheese and my wife the chopped salad. Both were about average, nothing special here. With a name of Calif Pizza Kitchen we were expecting great things! No so. The pizza is... More 

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Additional Information about California Pizza Kitchen

Address: 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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