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Al Bawadi Restaurant

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7216 W 87th Street, Bridgeview, IL
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Al Bawadi restaurant last night and we were very disappointed. First, we were given a small table and the chairs were uncomfortable. Second, I told the waitress I wanted a small house salad and baba ghanooj with the mixed grill entree. They brought out hummus and a large fattoush salad. I told the waitress... More 

Thank areinlatif
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went to this place a couple of weeks ago and the food was outstanding. Really love the way everything is set up it makes it seem like you are actually in Palestine. Really recommend it.

Thank bahaa k
Countryside, Illinois
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I tried this restaurant twice before going across the street to The Nile. Al Bawadi has greater ambiance, costume and display of food. Regardless, the quality and preparation is on a par with some of the big restaurants I visited in Haifa and Ramallah. The differences with the large and smaller restaurants is their focus on smaller menus with fewer... More 

Thank Errol D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We are from Different state, We came to Chicago for fun, and based on family Recommendations we give this place a visit, The only adult was me and my wife and 6 children all of them less than 9 years old, they sat us very quick, and the food it takes time but acceptable, food taste Ok, not great as... More 

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Chicago, IL
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

They served really tasty and authentic Arabic food. Good size portions, clean restaurant, good menu, very helpful staff.

Thank AKhan059
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is always very busy. They serve delicious middle east food. I mostly eat kebab there and love it. They have good appetizers also. But you should know that the place most of the is very crowded and loud. So not a romantic place or not good for gatherings. Okay for families they have large tables.

Thank deryamehmet
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

My husband and I went here for a little lunch date during the week. It wasn't crowded but there was a steady flow of customers eating and taking food to go. The food was delicious! The appetizers were great. The salad was different than traditional salads in that the ingredients were diced small. I didn't even mind because it was... More 

Thank happymommy883
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Although the food was great, there's much more that this place has to offer. They've done their best to give it an authentic Arabian feeling, and their appetizers are absolutely delicious, making for a great experience before even ordering anything! The portions are large for the price and they made their kebabs very well. The humus was delicious. The only... More 

Thank sushobhan3216
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The food is good I'd give it 4 stars, desert 1 star (they really need help here), the atmosphere is ok as well 4 stars, but come to customer service 2 stars, not all the servers are as bad but the majority are. The biggest problem is their manager, he has no management skills what so ever. I used to... More 

Thank Eman M
Marrakech, Morocco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

food is not so bad (average), but dealing with customers needs a major rehab, turned our birthday party to a nightmare just because they want to sell us more of their $6 cakes they lost my biz of at least $2500 or 43000 a year its just pure stupid managers my bill this evening was $127 and last week $108... More 

Thank marrakech911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7216 W 87th Street, Bridgeview, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bridgeview
  • Phone Number: 7085991999
Shwarma, kabobs, lamb, non-alcoholic beverages, juices.

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