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Middle Eastern in River North, Lincoln Park, Bucktown?

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labart Jan 25, 2013 07:12 AM

Those areas in general, but if you have other ideas...

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  1. chicgail Jan 25, 2013 07:26 AM

    There's a wonderful Indian/Nepalese restaurant on Milwaukee Avenue in Bucktown/Wicker Park. I know it's not technically Middle Eastern, but it shares some culinary sensibilities. I've even had them cater a party.

    River North has quite a few Middle Eastern restaurants, many of which are well-attended by taxi drivers from that region. Some are better/cleaner than others. Of those I would recommend Kan Zaman on Ontario and Wells or Reza's on west Ohio St.

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      camusman Jan 25, 2013 08:38 AM

      <<There's a wonderful Indian/Nepalese restaurant on Milwaukee Avenue in Bucktown/Wicker Park. I know it's not technically Middle Eastern, but it shares some culinary sensibilities. I've even had them cater a party.>>

      Would that be Cumin?

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        chicgail Jan 25, 2013 09:27 AM

        It is Cumin. I can't believe I didn't write the name. Thank you.

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      GourmetWednesday Jan 25, 2013 07:42 PM

      A short hop from your named neighborhoods, in Roscoe Village, is a wonderful Turkish restaurant, Turquoise, www.turquoisedining.com. If you interested in taking the Brown Line to Kedzie, there are great Middle Eastern options within a block or two, both restaurants and bakeries.

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        jbw Jan 26, 2013 08:00 AM

        We had some pretty good kebabs and couscous at the Lebanese Maza a couple of months ago (it's on the fringes of the Depaul area). The owner can be a bit prickly, but if you go there with an open mind (and some NY-street presence) you should be ok:
        http://mazachicago.com/

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