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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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Mezze are really really good. Hummus is thick and creamy, baba ghannoush is good and garlicky, and the toum, a whipped garlic dip, is phenominal. Kabobs are usually cooked well, but juicy and flavorful. Sandwiches are pretty good too. Only thing is they have plighty and sketchy highly promiscuos Euro Marxist contemplatories working there sometimes, and makes you think twice....

Thank Babbalooman
Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I have been to this place twice before and found a serious issue with there service , a very rude Manager who was not listening. We ordered a two of the the main platters which used to include Lamb chops and Quail which they took it out and replaced with spicy chicken which we as also not seen in the... More 

Thank Atif S
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Authentic, tasty and great atmosphere. I will most certainly return. Also the staff made suggestions and cared that we had an excellent meal and time.

Thank griergirl
Columbia, Maryland USA
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Very tasty food (had the hummus/bread, baba ghanouj, and the big platter that feeds like 10 people with kabobs, chicken, lamb, 2 types of rice, and the big flaky thin bread, I forget its name). Our waiter was friendly and prompt. Awesome loud ethnic Arab atmosphere, with families and groups enjoying themselves. Enjoyed it!! For praying Muslims, they also have... More 

Thank ibookstore
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 bubbles 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 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

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

Thank Jkahn059
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, 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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