Chicago Hood Pros Reviews 3 Middle Eastern Restaurants in Chicago, Illinois
Siunik Armenian Grill is located on the corner of Monroe Avenue and City Highway 43 in Glenview, Illinois which is about 21 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois. The owner, Levon Kirakosyan, immigrated from Armenia eleven years ago to the United states to attend Divinity school. He had earned his bachelor’s degree in Armenia. After graduating, Levon moved to Evanston, Illinois where, for six years, he led a church congregation. Levon entertaining and had parties at his house where he would cook authentic Armenian food for his growing circle of friends.
After a few years of friends and family encouraging Levon to either open a catering business or a restaurant, he saw there was a great opportunity to open a restaurant and call is Siunik Armenian Grill. He is so committed to providing authentic Armenian food that he has six hard rules when cooking:
- Canned food is not allowed in his food
- Processed food is not allowed as well
- He will not have fried food on his menu
- Trans fats are prohibited in his food
- He will never use a microwave in preparation of his food
- There will be no frozen items on his menu
Levon named his restaurant after the southeast region of Armenia that is known for its kabobs which is tender meat and vegetables cooked on skewers. This a 2000-year-old tradition in Armenia using only the freshest ingredients. Is it any wonder why he has over four hundred reviews with a four-point-two-star rating on the internet?
Located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, Illinois, is Galit. It is operated and owned by James Beard, Award-winning chef Zachary Engel and Andres Clavero. The restaurant got their first Michelin Star in 2022 after it was dubbed one of the best new restaurants of 2019 by The Infatuation.
Galit is known for their amazing creamy hummus and flame-kissed pita. Their dessert menu is to die for so be sure to try their baklava with raspberry and white chocolate.
People describe the outside of the restaurant rustic-chic while they say the inside has warm hospitality, amazing aromas and a lively vibe. On the world wide web, they have over three hundred and eighty posts that give them a strong four-point-seven-star showing.
Hanging out in the Wicker Park area of Chicago, Illinois is Cafe Istanbul. Owner, Mustafa Guler opened this restaurant in 2018. He spent most of his life working in restaurants in Turkey before he immigrated to America in the late 1990’s.
When he originally moved to Chicago, he opened his first restaurant in Roscoe Village serving traditional Turkish foods. He sold that restaurant in early 2018 then traveled back to Turkey to working with local chefs creating authentic Turkey dishes before opening Cafe Istanbul.
Some of their specialties are kebabs, wood-roasted lamb diners, pita and think-crust Turkish pizza with seasoned vegetables and ground beef and chicken gyros. Don’t forget to try their Turkish baked goods and pastries. He has a respectable six hundred and forty-five positive posts online giving him a 4.4-star ranking.
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