Kurah Mediterranean

4.2
541 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Kurah Mediterranean in the South Loop offers wonderful, traditional Mediterranean dishes as well as unique and exotic twists on staple Mediterranean dishes. We also have a daily happy hour, a fantastic patio and serve brunch on the weekends.
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They were closed when arrived. Said they were open on opentable and their website

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vipMrsb
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb was magnificent!!!! Will be back really soon!

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vipAnnieF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing! Our server gave us excellent recommendations and met our needs perfectly! Would go back again any time.

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vipIgTk
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, one of my favorite places for nice cozy dinner

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast sampler provided a lot of food for the price, and it was delicious. Service was also friendly and efficient. Their covid protocols also made us feel very safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Like the food but the steak kabob was undercooked. Very nice server.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and very good food. Great happy hour specials and large selection of gluten free items clearly identified on the menu. We will definitely be back.

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BeachVik
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a great place to go for people who have friends with all different food restrictions. One person is vegan and another is vegetarian and the rest of us had standard diets, and yet everyone found something they like that met their food needs and it was super good! Definitely will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent- Love the ambiance and the food was delicious

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SuddenlySloop
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, nice spot for outdoor dining and bottomless mimosa brunch. Cant beat it!

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TejuD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great restaurant, drinks where amazing and staff was friendly

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vipGregL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were both prompt. The only issue I had was that I ordered grilled shrimp the entree I was served had steamed shrimp without much flavor.

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Clint
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nora was our server and she provided excellent service! I would highly recommend this restaurant for couples, small or large groups. My friends and I celebrated my husband's birthday - including our 5-month-old puppy. We sat outside on the patio with a great view of Michigan Avenue. The drinks, appetizers, and entrees were divine. I would certainly return. Thanks Again! -Clint

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vipFrankD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food with attentive service. Nice experience.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service is painfully slow. Came for lunch and there were 3 other tables besides us. It took over an hour to be served 2 wraps and a salad. Nice place but they need to work on some logistics

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Stowe
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food, outdoor seating along sidewalk.

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vipJulianaT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating is excellent! Portion sizes are generous – excellent value and would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great first experience her. Loved the food and the seating. The waiter and manager were very helpful and kind.

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Dani
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. They have an awesome happy hour and the owner is present to ensure you are having a great experience . Service was fantastic and there is outdoor dining as well as a beautiful interior with two levels. We will definitely be back! Neighborhood gem !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on patio. Service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and very accompanying for my young pup. The food was delicious and we had a great time dining out for the first time since quarantine.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

food very good. understaffed so our orders were taken by the manager. food and any kind of service took too long but it was alright because we weren’t really in a hurry. overall inattentive. busboy was good :)

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vipJessicaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and reasonably priced! Server was sweet and ambiance on sidewalk patio was perfection.

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Andrea
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent but our charming server was completely hamstrung by the slow kitchen. It took an hour from the time we ordered the food to the time it was all at the table. Even then, my dish was not what I had ordered, but because we were heading off to a show after dinner, I didn't have time to complain and ask them to send me the right dish. It is a shame. The place is nice. But the kitchen. Ho hum...

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MatthewV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place...........................................................................................................................................................................

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food- service was a little slow but they were busy and might have been short of help. Still very friendly staff and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was nice and the setting was perfect. We did wait an extra 10 minutes for one of our guests meals to arrive after we all received ours. My girlfriend claimed her food was cold. I had the shawarma and that was excellent and a friend had lamb chops and he agreed they were great as well the server was kind and attentive to us and allowed us to have space as we ate. I Did not like the added gratuity for a table of only 5 as I felt we should of been able to say something since the food took so long for one of our guest.

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vipJose
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very Nice restaurant. Food was very good. Spaghetti Squash was excellent.

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vipHoward
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. I appreciate the restaurant's participation in the Chicago Entertainment and Passport programs, which makes it affordable for us to visit regularly.

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vipKatF
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place for a ladies brunch. The food was really good and the mimosa special is fantastic! Renee, our server, was awesome. She made our brunch great and was wonderful druing our time there.
Definitely will be back again!

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stevenh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and delicious. It is their take on the various dishes. The falafel and kubbeh are superb.
Don't forget to try the Lebanese wine.

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DavidR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We really looked forward to trying Kurah as a new restaurant for us, and love Mediterranean food. Unfortunately, it really let us down. The Jerusalem salad looked (and tasted) like it had been sitting on the back shelf of the refrigerator for days. The schwarma while "ok" was unfortunately not hot enough and the vegetables were soggy. The falafel was also not particularly hot and tasted somewhat stale. The server was very lovely (she removed the salad from our bill). We had to ask for pita bread (surprisingly), but she did bring it out. I am hopeful that they were just having an off night, and that it's as good as other reviewers describe most of the rest of the time.

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vipLivingLargeonTaylorSt
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It took about 30 minutes to get our cocktails. It was lunchtime and the waiter was doubling as the bartender. Also, I think they ran out of something and had to send someone to the store to pick it up. Then we waited additional time for our food. I really like the food and ambiance of this restaurant but they need to staff up more so they can deliver better service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was the worst service ever.

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vipCherylM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and value. The Bottomless Mimosa is a great deal on Saturdays and Sunday

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SteveR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Not enough serving staff. Soup was too spicy; not noted on menu

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vipMidagegirl
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Came here for dinner with a friend. Was a bit early so I sat at the bar and had a glass of Lebanon red wine, which was part of the happy hour. Not bad. We ordered the Lebanese sampler (2 each of falafel, kubbeh and bacon wrapped dates), hummus with pine nuts, baklava and rose infused flan. I also tried the other Lebanese red wine on the menu, just because I had never seen it on a menu before. Both were equally good.

I occasionally come to Kurah's for lunch and am familiar with their dips, falafel and kubbeh, all of which I enjoy very much. The dates were sweet, as is expected, though not my taste. My friend really enjoyed them. The baklava was served with whip cream, which I found unnecessary, and was also quite sweet but not my preference in a desert. The flan had a prominent flavor of rose, which was a bit off putting for me.

I will continue to come to Kurah because their savory foods are great.

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vipDeborahS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have eaten at Kurah many times. My friend and I had lunch day after Christmas. While the food tasted good, I feel like we were taken advantage of...
We ordered a hummus and falafel appetizers. Menu states 6 falafel. It arrived with 4. We didn’t say anything. Instead of ordering a separate Jerusalem salad and a lunch plate, we just ordered lunch plate which included a Jerusalem salad. We never received the salad. When the bill came, we were significantly overcharged.

Very disappointing as I have always enjoyed Kurah.

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vipDonS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Phenomenal meal!

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vipLivingLargeonTaylorSt
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good and the service so attentive.

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Kurah Mediterranean does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Kurah Mediterranean is rated 4.2 stars by 541 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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