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Aug 27, 2010 11:59 AM

Kan Zaman - Lebanese in River North

I'd included it in my lunchtime rotation over a year ago but somehow it fell to the wayside and after maybe a 6 month absence I had lunch once again at Kan Zaman Lebanese Restaurant in River North today ... and during the lunch it came back to me, the reason I'd included it in the rotation in the first place.

The weather was beautiful this afternoon and the restaurant's large, French-door type, windows were open - letting in a nice breeze. I sat along side the windows enjoying the weather, comfortable seat and nicely-set linen tablecloth table as I consumed my order of the Shish Tawook platter. The five good-sized medallion-like pieces of tender chicken which had sat in a yogurt marinade before being grilled large pieces of tomato, onion and green pepper ... was fantastic. I don't think I've ever eaten as moist and good-tasting chicken as was on this platter. The platter also included a large serving of rice and a garlic paste into which I dipped the chicken.

To wash-down my meal I ordered a glass of some of the best iced tea in Chicago. Fragrant, lemony, sweetened (by me) with sugar substitute.

This is a comfortable restaurant with knowledgeable and efficient, attentive wait staff.

It's back on my rotation list, and I'll try to get back to experience dinner sometime.

In addition to the meat selections the restaurant offers choices for vegetarians.

Kan Zaman
617 North Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
(312) 751-9600

Kan Zaman
617 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

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  1. Yes, I go there a lot for lunch as well. Always a good choice, especially the vegetarian lunch combo and combo kabob lunch. It is not fancy or innovative, but a very solid pick and they are always professional and hospitable. The only slightly negative experience I had there was one of the few times I dined there duirng the evening a bachelorette party of 20 some people effectively took over the place in a very loud manner. (being one of the few BYOB options in the area it seems it may appeal to similar such groups during the evenings.)