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#2,072 of 5,596 Restaurants in Chicago
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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $12
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Tunisian, Israeli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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University Village/Little Italy
1.6 miles from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
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APPETIZERS
Hummos With Walnuts
ground chickpeas with tahini sauce, walnuts, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, served as a dip
USD 6.5
Hummos
ground chickpeas mixed with tahini sauce, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, served as a dip
L USD 3.95
S USD 2.5
Baba Ghennoj
baked egg plants mixed with tahini sauce, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil garnished with fresh parsley, served as a dip
L USD 3.95
S USD 2.5
Foul Modammas
cooked fava beans mixed with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil garnished with parsley, served as a dip (spicy)
USD 4.25
Falafel
ground chick peas and vegetables mixed with spices, fried in pure vegetable oil, served with jerusalem salad and tahini sauce
6 USD 3.95
Kibbe
a cracked wheat shell, filled with a mixture of ground beef, parsley, pine nuts and onions, deep fried and crispy
2 USD 4.5
Grape Leaves - Dolma
8 pieces of grape leaves stuffed with vegetables, rice and spices, served hot or cold
2 USD 3.95
Califlower Appetizer
sauteed caulifower topped with tahini sauce
2 USD 3.25
Eggplant And Potato Appetizer
potatoes and eggplant, sauteed with onions, tomatoes, garlic and spices
2 USD 3.95
Breek With Potatoes
mashed potatoes mixed with parsley, onion, egg, and spices stuffed in a spring roll fried and crispy
2 USD 2.5
SOUP
Lentil Soup
(made fresh daily) a mixture of red and green lentil cooked with onions, celery, carrots and spices
USD 2.25
SALAD
Fetta Salad
lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, dolma, fetta cheese, black olives, served with house dressing
2 USD 5.75
Tabouleh
a mix of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, garlic, parsley, burghol cracked wheat, garnished with olive oil, lemon juice and mint
L USD 5.95
S USD 3.5
Fettush
a mix of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, garlic, parsley, lemon and toasted croutons on a bed of lettuce
L USD 5.5
S USD 3.5
Jerusalem Salad
chopped tomatoes and cucumbers mixed with tahini dressing
L USD 4.5
S USD 2.75
Lebanese Salad
a mix of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers with house dressing
L USD 4.5
S USD 2.75
Chicken Salad
lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, olives with house dressing, topped with chicken shawerma
USD 6.95
Yogurt Salad
home-made yogurt with cucumbers, garlic and mint
USD 3.25
SANDWICHES
Arrayes
pita bread stuffed with ground lamb, fresh tomatoes, parsley, onions, garlic, spices then baked
2 USD 4.75
Cauliflower And Potatoes
fried cauliflower and potatoes in pita bread topped with jerusalem salad
2 USD 3.5
Falafel
served in a pita bread topped with jerusalem salad
2 USD 3.5
Shish Kabob
a skewer of tender beef chunks, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, char-broiled to your taste, served in a pita bread
2 USD 4.5
Shawerma
home-made shawerma (gyros) layers of marinated beef and lamb, cooked on a rotisserie, stuffed in a pita bread with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers topped with tahini sauce
2 USD 4.5
Chicken Shawerma
marinated breast of chicken (gyros) served in a pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, topped with tahini sauce
2 USD 4.5
Kufta Kabob
ground beef minced with onions and parsley char-broiled to perfection served in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, topped with tahani sauce
2 USD 4.5
Shish Taouk
chunks of juicy marinated chicken char-broiled and served in pita bred
2 USD 4.5
Lamb Kabob
a skewer of tender lamb chunks, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, char-broiled to your taste, served in a pita bread
2 USD 4.5
ENTREES
All Entrees Served With Your Choice Of Soup Or Salad
Chicken Shawerma Dinner
marinated brast of chicken roasted slowly with spices, served on a bed of rice
2 USD 9.5
Lamb And Beef Shawerma
marinated lamb and beef slowly roasted on a rotisserie, served with rice, tahini sauce, grilled tomatoes, onions, and green peppers
2 USD 9.5
Lamb Chops
tender jamb chops seasoned and char-broiled to perfection served with rice
2 USD 12.95
Chicken Tika
(spicy) chicken breast marinated with spices, char-broiled and served with grilled vegetables and rice
2 USD 9.5
Combination Platter
char-broiled cubes of chicken, lamb or beef and kufta kabab with grilled vegetables and rice
2 USD 10.95
Kufta Kabob
ground lamb and beef blended with parsley and onions and spices then char-boiled, served with grilled vegetables and rice.
USD 9.5
Shish Kabob Of Lamb Or Beef
char-boiled cubes of tender boneless lamb or beef grilled onions, tomatoes and green peppers served with rice.
USD 9.5
Shrimp Kabob
marinated large shrimp, charbroiled then served with grilled vegetables & rice.
USD 11.95
Shish Taouk
grilled tender cubes of boneless chicken breast marinated with spices served with rice and grilled onions and tomatoes and green peppers
USD 9.5
Stuffed Chicken
marinated chicken breast stuffed with fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese, served with rice
USD 10.95
VEGETARIAN ENTREES
Grape Leaves
stuffed with parsley, tomatoes, carrots, green peppers, onions, rice and spices, served with yogurt
2 USD 7.95
Vegetable Combination Platter
hummos, baba ghanoush, falafel, tabouleh, jerusalem salad, grape leaves and cauliflower
2 USD 9.95
Falafel Platter
1/2 dozen falafels served with fried cauliflower potatoes and jerusalem salad
2 USD 7.95
Curry Vegetables
sauteed fresh tomatoes, carrots, onion, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, served with rice
2 USD 8.5
Tajeen Kaftaji
fresh squash, green peppers, tomatoes, onions, parsley, cheese, eggs, potatoes, mixed with home-made sauce and baked served with rice
2 USD 8.95
Mujadearah - Rice
whole lentils cooked with rice, spices, and sauteed onions served with jerusalem salad
2 USD 6.95
Mujaderah Of Burghol - Cracked Wholewheat
burghol cooked with sauteed onions and spices, served with jerusalem salad
2 USD 6.95
Vegetable Kabob
2 skewers of seasoned tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant, onion, and green peppers, char-broiled, served with rice or tahini sauce
2 USD 6.95
MORE CHOICES
Onion Rings
2 USD 2
Pizza Puffs
2 USD 2.25
Cheddar Fries
2 USD 1.89
Chili Fries
2 USD 1.89
Homemade Chili
2 USD 2.25
Homemade Soup
2 USD 1.69
MORE SANDWICHES
Homemade Gyros
lamp and beef shawerma
USD 4.5
Homemade Gyros
chicken shawerma
USD 4.5
Cheese Burger
USD 1.95
Double Burger
USD 2.79
Turkey Burger
USD 1.95
Double Turkey Burger
USD 2.79
Chili Dog
USD 2.25
Char-broiled Polish
USD 2.69
Italian Beef
USD 3.5
Italian Combo
USD 4.5
BREAKFAST
Pancakes
USD 2.99
French Toast
USD 2.99
Chopped Steak And Eggs
USD 4.99
Steak And Eggs
USD 4.99
Cheese Omelette
USD 2.99
Denver Omelette
USD 3.99
Feta Cheese Omelette
USD 3.99
Vegetable Omelette
USD 3.25
Spinach Omelette
USD 3.25
Turkey Bacon And Eggs
USD 2.99
HUMMOS COMBOS
Hummos With Beef And Lamb Shawerma
a plate of our delicious hummos topped with our wonderful shawerma, served with pita bread
2 USD 7.95
Hummos And Chicken Shawerms And Pine Nuts
a plate of hummos topped with our famous chicken shawerma (gyros) and topped pine nuts served with pita bread
2 USD 7.95
Arrayes
pita bread stuffed with ground lamb, fresh tomatoes, parsley, onions, garlic, spices then baked.
USD 4.75
Cauliflower And Potatoes
fried cauliflower and potatoes in pita bread topped with jerusalem salad.
USD 3.5
Falafel
served in a pita bead topped with jerusalem salad.
USD 3.5
Shish Kabob
a skewer of tender beef chunks, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, char-boiled to your taste, served in a pita bread.
USD 4.5
Shawerma
home-made shawerma (gyros) layers of marinated beef and lamb, cooked on a rotisserie, stuffed in a pita bread with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, topped with tahini sauce.
USD 4.5
Chicken Shawerma
marinated breast of chicken ( gyros) served in a pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, topped with tahini sauce.
USD 4.5
Kufta Kabob
ground beef mixed with onions and parsley char- boiled to perfection, served in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, on- ions, topped with tahini sauce.
USD 4.5
Shish Taouk
chunks of juicy marinated chicken char-boiled and served in pita bread.
USD 4.5
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Great shwarma, great humus, and chicken tika. The owner was super nice, it's a one man show and he does it all himself from scratch. Walking distance from Medical District. I will come again. Every one who came in was also super nice and we...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

I came before going to the King and I. I loved the falafel. I also ordered tabouleh and while not the best I've had, it was flavorable. It was too oily and had more lemon and parsley, and too little bulgar wheat. I also had...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

As you enter you'll see the old guy who runs this place. He does all the chores from setting up the table, taking, orders, cooking, serving and billing. Now you'll wonder it'll take long for the food to come. It does nut not too long...More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

inexpensive and delicious: dinner for two was $18 and the food was great. a much needed cultural break from the overpriced italian *american* restaurants that populate taylor street. i had a lovely conversation with the gentleman who ran couscous: great understanding between an italian (me)...More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a small place, run by one man. He does both the cooking and the table waiting (at least at dinner time). The food was very good. From scratch hummus and pita bread, delicious! Hummus was a bit spicier than I was used to,...More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is our go to middle eastern place at home and has been for almost ten years. Fabulous hummus and grape leaves. I usually order one of the vegetarian dishes, all great. BYOB a big plus.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I like the Shawarma and Falafel here and the good thing is that the owner runs the complete show here. Things can be slow at times but the personal attention and quality of food makes up for it.

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Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you want simply presented and tasty mediterranean food on the west side of Chicago, this is it. great falafel, babaganouj, hummus and all the usual suspects. Friendly host and hostess, university clientele.

Date of visit: September 2014
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Reviewed March 1, 2008

Great place for lunch.

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