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Sayat Nova

157 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3107
+1 312-644-9159
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
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

My friend who is a long time resident in this area took me here. I could tell immediately why it has been her favorite for many years. Service is quick and friendly. Food is very authentic with very fresh ingredients. I loved my spicy lamb...More

Thank Iris C
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I visited three nights and each meal was good to excellent. Portions were just righ. Prices were a bit high, but that goes with the location. Staff was attentive without being bothersome. The dining room is quiet, which is a rare thing in restaurants these...More

Thank alleyraven
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Sayat Nova is an authentic Armenian restaurant, with friendly and efficient service and good food. We enjoyed some interesting appetizers, such as Labneh cheese, which is hard to come by. Their main dishes, particularly lamb in different form were excellent, but their fish was also...More

Thank tagor007
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Reasonably decent middle eastern food. Pleasant decor. Good service. On the pricey side for what you get but it is downtown in the hotel area so not surprising in that sense. Worth a try if you are in the area but not worth going out...More

Thank hrspivak
Reviewed July 11, 2018

My wife, daughter and I visited Chicago for the first time June 8-12, 2018 and we paid a visit to Sayat Nova . I am of Armenia descent, so I had always hoped to visit an authentic Armenian restaurant. When I found their website and...More

Thank Travelindad1
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I had the mezze sampler and chose vegetarian dishes. All good and very fresh despite the food coming quickly. Service was also friendly and quick and prices reasonable. The decor is a bit dark but doesn’t detract from a good meal.

Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The title says it all. Been living in Chicago for two years, living close to this spot and never went here. Recently, we finally did so and we’re delighted we did. First, the atmosphere of our booth made us feel as if we were in...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed May 29, 2018

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

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, 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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