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“Not fine dining but hits the spot every time”
Review of Sabri Nihari

Sabri Nihari
Ranked #647 of 9,812 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Rogers Park
Reviewed October 25, 2012

So lets get this straight! For people who are expecting to get gourmet food with fine dining experience look somewhere else. This is a family style typical spicy and flavorful Pakistani food. The ambiance is lots of families and groups, crying kids and people packed to the hilt. And if you are not over come by cultural shock your prize is delicious no frills attached food that hits the spot every time. I have eaten over 2 dozen times here and every time I have family over and they crave some Pakistani food this is where we take them. Their specialty Sabri Nihari, the sabri chicken is delish and the Chapli Kabobs are out of this world. is The service is quick and attentive but without finesse. The manager is obnoxious but sometimes you get lucky with some younger less obnoxious people at the front desk. But who cares I am there for the food. Saturdays are a zoo so avoid the at all cost. So go with these expectations only to enjoy the food and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Aimen
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I been 4 yars that I had Chicken boti (65) like this. And biryani too was amazing. never expected this in US. Best place if you want real authentic food.

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Thank N K
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I ordered a frontier chicken curry with plain rice aswell as a nan bread and pakoras as starters.
The pakoras were a bit unusual because they were really small and crispy.
However the chicken curry was simply delicious, i have never tasted a better blend of spices in a Indian/Pakistani resturant i have been to. The plain rice were also just right. Now i only ordered the Nan bread because i though i may get small portions but as it turned out to be the portions were massive and i couldnt eat the nan bread or neither finish all my food. Thats not to say there anything wrong with the main course but simply too much food for me to eat. I definitely recommend eating at this restuarant. I cant wait to go to Chicago just for sake off eating this curry again... The restaurant is very busy so its a good idea to book a table before you go. The food is priced moderatly, from memory i recall paying $11 dollars for the curry itself. The staff are friendly and are multi national.
www.sabrinihari.com

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Thank zak809
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Sabri is one my favourite location to eat. Their main dish Beef Nihari is the best with Naan that are a foot long.
They have extensive Meat and vegetable dishes. Few of my other favourite dishes are, frontier Chicken, Karahi Gosht, mutton biryani and mutter paneer. Their mango lassi is one of the best in town, it also help relief from spicy dishes.
I recommend skipping their appitizers and deserts. I usually go to Tahoora Sweets (look for my review) for deserts following my visit to Sabri. Enjoy

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Thank getshak
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I was just here on Friday night. My wife and I came here for Iftar dinner since it's Ramadan right now. We just expected to order dinner, but to my surprise, the restaurant offered pakora, fruit, chaat, and rooh afza for everyone opening fast, all for FREE. This was unexpected, and we truly appreciated this gesture on part of the restaurant owners/management.

We placed an order for chicken makhani (butter chicken) and palak gosht (chicken with spinach). The chicken makhani is easily the best I have ever eaten! I absolutely loved it and cannot say enough about it. The palak gosht was also very good and the chicken was very tender. We ordered about 30 minutes before the fast opened, and they brought it out just after it opened.

We had fantastic service - the servers kept checking on us to see if we needed more water or naan. The restaurant got extremely packed and there was a huge wait around Iftar time (I'm glad they told me to show up early), I've never seen such a a wait at any Paki/Indian restaurant before. Despite the rush, we received lots of attention and felt looked after. I'd like to thank the staff for that (I'm the guy that left you the little note on my receipt).

I will definitely be returning here with my parents who are coming from Texas to show them this place. I think they'll love the chicken makhani as much as me!

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Thank a300zx4pak
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