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Open from 11am-10pm Monday - Saturday.
After arriving to Chicago in the late 90s, he introduced Turkish cuisine to Roscoe Village at Turquoise Restaurant. After serving many Chicagoans the delicious recipes he put together for many years, he decided to seek something different. Upon selling Turquoise in the early 2018, he spent some time in Turkey collaborating with local chefs on traditional recipes.
Summer of 2018 brought his delicious findings, and the chefs he met in Turkey, opening Cafe Istanbul. Stop by at one of the two Cafe Istanbul locations to experience the difference in his traditional twist of Turkish Cuisine prepared by chefs he met himself in Turkey.
Our specialties include wood-roasted lamb doners, chicken gyros, kebabs, pita and thin-crust Turkish pizza with ground beef and seasoned vegetables, all cooked with charcoal or wood.There will also be Turkish pastries and other baked goods.
PLEASE NOTE: Paradise is a strictly 21+ establishment. All patrons must show legal identification to enter.
Minors are permitted with their parent before 7:00pm Monday-Friday and before 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
We only accept Credit Card. No Cash.
Be sure to visit us for Happy Hour (Wed-Fri 4-6 pm) for half off communal cocktails & wine!
The purpose of the Kennedy Rooftop is to highlight the culture and ambiance of Wicker Park. Here, we have created an urban chic rooftop to celebrate the people and the city. The interior, food and drink options are designed to accentuate the modern, trendy fabric of Wicker Park. While enjoying your favorite cocktail, you are able to take in the beautiful Chicago skyline. The Kennedy Rooftop prides itself on its panoramic views of the entire skyline.
Cheers to Wicker Parks very own Kennedy Rooftop!
Saturday, July 29th - walk in seating only after 9pm for burlesque
The restaurant was chosen as one of of Chicago's Best New Restaurants in 2009/2010 by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Reader. Additionally, Taxim's housemade yogurt with young favas and lamb confit was selected as one of the Best Bites of 2009 by the Chicago Reader, the house-cured sardines were mentioned in Time Out Chicago's 2009 "100 Best Things We Ate (and drank) This Year" feature, and the wood-grilled octopus was selected as 2010's "Best New Dish" by Chicago magazine. Additionally, chef-owner David Schneider appeared on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" in April 2011 going head-to-head with Iron Chef Cat Cora.
Since opening in March 2006, Nellie’s has become recognized as one of “Chicago’s Best”. Serving a unique blend of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine and American breakfast favorites. Including their famous 'avena de coco' (coconut oatmeal) and the ever popular weekend buffet.
Nellie's prepares every dish with the highest quality ingredients by a talented cooking staff and served with a warm smile.
Nellie’s is not a restaurant; it is an experience. Find out what the excitement is all about!
- AAAngelaA1 review5.0Dined 5 days agoBridget was AMAZING! & Food and drink were delicious.More infoParadise Park | Pizza + PatioPrice: Moderate• Pizzeria• Bucktown / Wicker Park•4.7
- GCG14ClassifiedbigdoggggggChicago / Illinois •3 reviews5.0Dined 6 days agoAlways a great experience and excellent food. The seafood tower is a great way to try a little bit of everything.More infoIna Mae Tavern & Packaged GoodsPrice: Moderate• Southern• Bucktown / Wicker Park•4.4
- JSJodyS1 review5.0Dined on Sep 20, 2023Really delicious authentic Greek food with a wide variety of options for all foodies. Try the giant beans and the leek pastry, our favorite! The wine list is vast and completely Greek too. Spot on!More infoTaximPrice: Moderate• Greek• Bucktown / Wicker Park•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinerChicago / Illinois •3 reviews5.0Dined on Aug 19, 2023The best! We had incredible food and the service was the best I’ve ever had! They were attentive and our server, Denise, was fantastic and made our celebration lunch even more special. Thank you so so much for a memorable experience!More infoEliaPrice: Moderate• Mediterranean• Bucktown / Wicker Park•3.8
- BBBillBixby1 review4.0Dined on Aug 18, 2023Great food, atmosphere. Service a little meh.. waiter didnt take all our orders when at the table... had to chase him down. Was offered a complimentary appetizer through an email but was not honored in bill. Food though was great. Love the atmosphere as well.More infoChop ShopPrice: Moderate• Contemporary American• Bucktown / Wicker Park•3.9
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Just outside of downtown Chicago, Wicker Park has become a popular neighborhood for its boutiques, art galleries and coffee shops. Together with Bucktown, these two cool sister neighborhoods are being recognized as an important part of Chicago’s great dining scene. You'll find a successful mix of classic and fresh restaurants, including some award-winning eateries, to dine at after a full day of business meetings or shopping. Whether you need your fix of Chicago's deep-dish pizza, you're dying to taste Nepalese food for the first time, or you feel like having a lazy weekend breakfast complete with a pepper and egg sandwich, Wicker Park truly has it all. Be sure to drive down North Milwaukee Avenue to see the wide variety of restaurants on offer in this trendy part of the city.
Frequently asked questions
The best reviewed restaurant in Wicker Park is Amaru