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Jibek Jolu, Chicago, IL

Jibek Jolu

4.7
4.7
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Central Asian
Jibekjolu is Chicago's first and only Kyrgyz restaurant, one that will allow you to truly enjoy unique flavors, hand pulled noodles, fresh baked bread, and tender, perfectly seasoned meat. Jibek Jolu features elements of many different cuisines and allows you to have a taste of many cultures all at one stop.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Central Asian, Pan-Asian, Afghan
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu 12:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 878-8494
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Roza Sydykova

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

23 Reviews
  1. Steven

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant and especially the pelemeni

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  2. BurtF

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time trying these foods. I went with a friend who is familiar with this cuisine and I sampled a variety of the dishes. It was phenomenally delicious! What a wonderful experience that I had here! The wait person was extremely helpful and helped me to understand my choices and select. I had leftovers so that I will continue to enjoy the food! I will definitely be returning here. 

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  3. TimD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived just before 730 for our reservation and were seated shortly thereafter. Proceed to wait for 30 minutes without any acknowledgement from the staff. No water, no menus, nothing. It was as if we didn’t exist. I understand they were busy, but the restaurant has ten tables and neither of the servers even looked in our direction. Other tables received multiple dishes, drinks and refills in the time we were waiting. Ended up walking out and going to another restaurant at 8. Not sure I’ve ever experienced that before. So disappointing because we were really excited to try it and had only heard good things.

    2 people found this helpful

  4. ThomasP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant place, delicious food, service quick and polite. One of the friendliest, most satisfying restaurants in Chicago.

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  5. wendib

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Hard to understand the menu and not alot of help from wait staff. Food came up in drips and drabs. I’m guessing it might have been smoother if we shared everything

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  6. TanyaK

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality, delicious central Asian food delivered with great service in a cozy, cute byo restaurant with a low noise level that allowed for conversation without yelling across the table. I’d recommend the hand-pulled noodles & pelmeni.

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  7. Anna

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Food was incredible. Fruit tea was great too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For the most part the food here was outrageously delicious. We never tried central Asian cuisine before so we ordered quite a bit! Some things were a bit undersalted but seasoning in general was fantastic. The Plov was underwhelming but the Chicken Tabaka and lamb chops were amazing. Get a side of roasted potatoes, they are so flavorful and delicious! Also their pierogis are the best I’ve had in awhile, couldn’t stop reaching for them. The space is small and cozy, the staff is kind but very slow to service. There were many times we had to keep requesting water refills and we had to flag down a staff member if we needed anything as they don’t check in. Again, they were very kind just not very attentive. We’ll definitely be back because the food is out of this world!

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  9. ARThur

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We found non metered parking nearby. Room was almost empty to start around 1:30. Before we left, lots of young men came in principally to watch soccer on the TV. We ordered three appetizers and a small order main dish. I can't recall the names. They were all good and all different from the everyday. We had tea which was served hot and some bread which was ordinary. Dining area is small and drab and dishes and utensils ordinary. Overall, this was a unique and fun dining experience.

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  10. clp126

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was an opportunity to try many new dishes. Our favorites were the blini, the soups (especially the smoky solyanka), the warm cucumber salad with beef (sounds strange, but it was good) and the luscious, juicy, char-grilled chicken thigh kabob. Entrees came with a lot of good vegies. The server was welcoming and very helpful.

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FAQs

Jibek Jolu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 878-8494.

Jibek Jolu is rated 4.7 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Jibek Jolu

5047 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Winnemac St
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Square
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu 12:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Central Asian, Pan-Asian, Afghan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Roza Sydykova
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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