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Sayat Nova

157 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3107
+1 312-644-9159
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kebab” (37 reviews)
“hummus” (24 reviews)
“lamb” (30 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
157 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family is of American Syrian descent so we're very used to Middle Eastern Food and cook it regularly. The appetizers at Sayat were a 7 out of 10, but in fairness, each region in the Middle East flavors things a little differently and we're...More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed May 2, 2018

I enjoyed a mixed vegetarian appetizer plate. It was served with warm pita. That alone, was so very satisfying. To top it off, I enjoyed a portion of Paklava for dessert. I stand by my five stars, yet there was one disturbing element to the...More

Thank Elise G
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

This was a very good mediterranean type restaurant we discovered in Chicago. The appetizers Boeregs were quite delicious however they are a bit heavy so you might go light on them before your main dish. These are dishes were wrapped pastries Stuffed with either Spanish...More

1  Thank GEFromNH
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I frequented this restaurant when I lived in Chicago in the 90’s and stop in whenever I’m back in town. Always a great meal. We especially enjoy the Cheese and Spinach Bourek and the Lahmajoun.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Decided to try Armenian food, which overlaps greatly with Middle Eastern cuisine. Ordered a trio of appetizers, Hommos, (hummus), baba ghannouj (eggplant dip), yalanchi sarmi (vegetarian grape leaves stuffed with rice, white raisins, almonds, onions and tomatoes). Each were tasty and subdued in flavor. Red...More

Thank Bnj333
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Great food! Wonderful staff and amazing atmosphere! They kept your drinks full and the Hummos was sooooo good!

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Booked at Sayat Nova through Seated. Sauteed chicken was well cooked and presented! Such an inexpensive place for such great quality food! I highly recommend for any time of the day you are looking for a classy yet casual place!

Thank Allison G
Reviewed February 19, 2018

I have been going to this restaurant for years. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is super cozy and quiet. You can almost always get a table without waiting which is unusual near the Mag Mile. The menu does not change a lot so...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed January 22, 2018

My daughter had previously eaten here when traveling with a school group. It was a nice change from the typical establishments. Low key, good food, comfortable atmosphere.

Thank phf77
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Place has been on the Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago forever. Smaller, cozy, intimate restaurant serving Armenian food which is similar to Middle Eastern cuisine. Food is very good and features various types of Kebobs and of course lamb dishes cooked to perfection. Service wasattentive...More

1  Thank Steven H
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Steven H
June 5, 2018|
Response from Russel R | Reviewed this property |
Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 10 pm Sunday 3 to 9pm Can’t go wrong with anything on menu Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3107
    (Michigan Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line Grand and State Any Michigan Avenue Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-644-9159
  • E-mail
Located just steps from Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago's thriving Streeterville neighborhood, Sayat Nova is a cozy, romantic enclave tucked back from the city's urban sprawl. Since 1970, we have offered Armenian cuisine that presents a slightly earthier variation on typical Mediterranean fare.
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