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The Nile Restaurant


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#1,290 of 8,082 Restaurants in Chicago


Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

Love this place, even though it is about an hours drive one way. The Beef/Lamb Shawerma is my favorite, but the chicken is always good. You can get it in a large pita or as a wrap. They bring warm pitas for you to snack...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank delsey-darling
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Our favorite spot for good lentil soup, rice and fattoush salad. The atmosphere is very welcoming and family friendly. Special thanks to Ms. China. Kent is good too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tmuhammad19
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Came here on a whim for lunch so we had no expectations. It was fabulous. The service was prompt and pleasant. The menu was varied. We had the Lamb & Beef Shawerma which came with a Lebanese Salad, rice and vegetables and Tahini Sauce. All...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JulieBVO
Reviewed September 24, 2017

I came here several times and liked the dinner sandwich. You can choose how they cook the beef in the sandwich.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank yz1991
Reviewed May 26, 2017

We met a relative who studies at University of Chicago for dinner and enjoyed a very tasty selection of Egyptian food. We all tried a different dish and were all very pleased.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank familyfun2go
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I enjoyed the food in this restaurant, both salads and entree's were good. The Lamb sausage, roasted lamb and salmon seafood plate were delicious. They serve a full attractive plate- reasonably priced, limited parking and a happy upbeat place.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Shahrazad A
Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had visited my cousin at the University of Chicago and asked him for his restaurant recommendations. The Nile was his answer, and boy, was it good. The food was served very quickly and was very tasty. I had the beef shish kabob (I probably...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Frank O
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Egypt was the first foreign country I had the pleasure of visiting and one of my many fond memories of that trip is the food. The food prepared at The Nile restaurant is just as delicious, and has that authentic Middle Eastern flavor. I've been...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank EG_III_global
Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stopped by for a late lunch after a visit to the Oriental Museum. The food was fabulous and served quickly. We appreciate that they offer a wide range of "samplers," including vegetarian. We had one of those and another with various meats, both coming...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank kduke42
Reviewed October 23, 2015

The food was very good and reasonably priced. You get a lot for your dollar. I went with a group of four and tasted each entree. All were very good and my 12 year old son raved about the lamb and beef shawerma. We all...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank jimsT614YX
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