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$21 - $30
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean

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Far North Side
3.5 km from Wrigley Field
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Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

Delicious dinner with old friends. Generous portion of herbed bread with yummy hummus and eggplant and caramelized onion spread. Melt-in-your-mouth beef kebab and luscious lamb. Tasty dill rice and couscous with orange zest.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

We had been in several of the Reza's restaurants years ago; in the suburbs and in Chicago. Finally, after many years, we visited this location with friends. It did not disappoint. We shared a hummus appetizer, which was delicious and plentiful. The entrees included soup....We went with the lentil and tomato soup, which was outstanding!! I ordered the filet mignon and lamb kabob with dill rice. My husband and one of our friends had the ground seasoned beef and ground lamb kabobs with dill rice. Our other friend ordered the shrimp, rice and vegetables. Everyone was happy and satsified. Friendly service, reasonable prices. Good house wine. We look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021 via mobile

Very rude service! I tried to eat there with my dog and asked the host if he would mind cleaning the only table outside in the shade. He looked at me like I was out of mind and said I could sit in a clean...table in the sun. I told him I could go someplace else and he replied we’ll see you later in broken English. They weren’t even that busy! I just hope this wasn’t a manager or one of the owners being so rude to a customer. I ended up having a lovely salad at the dog friendly lady Gregory’s at a clean table under an umbrella.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

This was by far the best mediterranean buffet I had. It is expensive but totally worth it. Make sure you go there when you are very hungry.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

It has been over 20 years since we visited this Persian restaurant on Clarke and we were delighted to be back after so long. We started with the grilled Feta cheese, which was lovely. Then we had the tomato lentil soup, followed by the kabobs....Everything was delicious served with care.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

We’ve eaten at a lot of Mediterranean restaurants all over Chicago, but we keep coming back to Reza’s as our top choice. The menu is extensive, the food is delicious, and the service is attentive and speedy. We love the babaganoush here. It’s hard to...find babaganoush as good anywhere else. Entrees come with flatbread, cheese, radishes (good to make little sandwiches) and your choice of soups. We’re always too full to finish everything, so we take home doggie bags and enjoy Reza’s throughout the week. The buffet at this restaurant is worth a visit as well.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 July 2019

It had been many years since we dined at Reza's -- no particular reason -- so we'd forgotten how delightful the experience is. The plate of baba ghannouj, accompanied by the restaurant's tasty hot Persian bread, was a quick reminder. (We'd ordered hummus and were...stunned when the waiter said they were out of it -- but accepted his recommendation as a substitute. We may never order hummus anywhere again.) For our mains, my wife went light with a tabbouli salad topped with chicken; I chose one of the many kabob options (lamb koubideh -- ground lamb patties expertly grilled) with fluffy dill rice. My kabob was $15.95 -- most entrees cost less than $20 -- and was totally satisfying. (A gratis bowl of tomato-lentil soup added to the satisfaction.) So dinner for two, with non-alcoholic drinks (we bypassed the full bar, as did most diners in this health-conscious place), ran about $40 plus tip, presented by a charming server named Massey. We won't wait so long for a return visit.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 June 2019 via mobile

The service sucks. First, the lady at the register sat us down, without saying anything...not even a greeting. Then, we waited 10+ minutes (after a few minutes of a server, or two going by us and not paying attention, I turned on my phone’s timer)...and I decided to call the restaurant....from our seat. There was no manager on duty when I asked for one, but I did ask to send someone to take our order. Then, the “manager” came and apologized. One “out” for the service. The food, while it had Persian names, wasn’t very Persian per se. The white rice (from Chelo Kabob) wasn’t Persian rice, and very bland...really bland. On the other hand, I had the Soltani, the kabobs were VERY good and (the Barg) tender. We ordered desert, the baklava was just imperceptibly ok. The other Persian desert (bamiyeh) was a big churro and NOT the real deal. That’s two “outs”. After that, I didn’t want to give anything else a try. When I got the bill, I think we got a free desert and an appetizer, but you can’t fix junky not-Persian food with free stuff. Bottom line, this place used to be a halfway decent place...no mas. There are much better Persian restaurants in Chicago than Reza’s. It was a TOTAL WASTE of our time sadly.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 June 2019

The Veggie Combo lets you choose 5 options and it comes with rice (the Shami was very good). My wife and I split it and still had to take half of it home. The only challenge with the restaurant is that the bathroom is hard...to find. Follow the first sign, and then look immediately to your left when you go through the doorway - you’ll find stairs to go down.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

When in Chicago this is definitely a restaurant to try. The food was excellent. We had a large group, so the food was pre-ordered for us. This was great because I was able to try food I wouldn’t have considered before. Everything had wonderful flavors....I left feeling very satisfied.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

Four of us went to Reza's for dinner, having chosen it because it looked like an attractive place to eat. We could hardly have chosen better. The restaurant is very quiet, although it was fairly full, which is one of my prime requirements for enjoyable...eating. Service was speedy and excellent. The three other diners ordered from the a la carte menu, while I ordered the buffet. They chose a variety of dishes, each one coming with a soup starter which wasi included, and each of them were astounded at the quality of the food. They were even more amazed at the quantity, and doggie bags were provided which will form the basis of our next dinner. My buffet was excellent, but in retrospect I was sorry I had not chosen the a la carte alternative, especially when I tasted the fish and steak dishes they had selected. Prices were eminently reasonable, amounting to $150 for the four of us including four glasses of wine. If you ever find yourself in the Andersonville area of Chicago, do yourself a favour and take yourself and your party to Reza's.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

It had been decades since I ate here so I figured I'd give them another try. Back when I used to come to Chicago on business trips everyone raved about this place. In the past I had joined business associates couple of times for dinner...here and each time was disappointed with the quality of the food. This time was no different. The rice was dry and the lamb was tough. Putting aside that it took them 40 minutes to serve my main dish I had expected better than lukewarm, mediocre food. I had an associate from Iran some time ago so it's not that I don't know what good Persian food should taste like having been their dinner guest a number of times. The food wasn't bad, just not very good and definitively didn't measure up to all the hype. Service was spotty and not very professional except for the young man who accommodated my request for one of the empty tables by the window, Kind of went downhill from there.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 29 March 2019

I went in for the salad with salmon. It was excellent but I could not finish it . I wish that I had gone in hungrier. On weekdays they have a buffet. It looks wonderful. It has beef, chicken and lamb. There was a good...crowd but not crowded. Eeveryone seemed to be having a good time. I will some day go for that buffet, it is a new regret that I can do something about. Oh yummy. Much of the menu is vegeterian. The place was two places in a brick building. It has been redone inan excellent manner with abig banquet room also. The only reason for 4 stars is that I could not do the buffet and the bathrooms are not wheel chair accssable. I am not a wheel chair guy bi=ut feel for their needs. The service was fine.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

It's a perfect spot to eat a lunch on Sunday at Andersonville. This Persian restaurant has good variety of items in the buffet, mostly for the meat lovers i.e lamb, beef kabab, beef cubes, boiled lamb, tahini, salad, falafel, mushrooms, several types of rice pilav...including veggie biryani. It is kids friendly too, they charge you the half of the adult price. Go there hungry as it is all you can eat buffet! I really liked lamb kabab there. It is a clean, very decent place with a great service. Don't forget to order soft drinks or mimozas that are included in the price!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

A friend invited me to the buffet. First we were going to try the weekday buffet. Scheduling conflicts caused us to delay until today for the complete Sunday buffet. A glass of champagne and a soft drink is included. I had practically everything on the...buffet - shrimp on ice with sauce, chicken barley soup, tomato base lentil soup, pulled beef, beef - lamb and chicken koubideh (ground strips of meat shaped like a candy bar), boneless chicken, spicy - white and dill rice, falafel, hummus, potato pancakes, tahini and for desert saffron rice pudding, a donut like fried dough and some white rice pudding. I skipped the beans, grapes and fish on the bone.I was very satisfied with the selection but I did overeat just to get a taste of everything. We were the first patrons to arrive but when we left there were about thirty patrons seated and eating. I am not familiar with Persian cuisine but recommend it to see how it tastes. Very unique. The wait staff brought the drinks. Ice tea and lemonade were self serve. Service was never an issue.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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