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About Kurah 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, live music on Thursdays, and serve brunch on the weekends.
Chicago, IL 60605
Mediterranean, Halal, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
14th and Michigan Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT!
Catering options available. Please email email@example.com
We co-valet with Chicago Firehouse. Pull up in front of Firehouse on Michigan ave, There is also a parking lot across the street and parking on our block is free unless there is an event at soldier field
A 7 min walk from the RED/ORANGE/GREEN LINE ROOSEVELT stop
A 10 minute walk from McCormak Place
Bus stop 1,3,4,12 right out front
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Options available. Please contact the General Manager.
Kurah Mediterranean Ratings and Reviews
This was the first time I had done brunch here and it was great! I enjoyed the good value of the food/beverage and the food is really delicious. It's a nice vibe because it's a bit more quiet so you can actually have a conversation with your group. Definitely a good find
Have been here twice now and the food has been excellent both times. The service was very good as well. I've seen some very poor reviews on here, but can't begin to understand them. The portions are small for American restaurants, but that's only because portions are too large here, period. The only negative for me is with the traditional music being played. It's just not for me, but I understand why they play it. Would always recommend this restaurant as an option in the South Loop.
Decent food and Great Service. The issue is the portion size. The couple behind us complained about the same thing. Way too small think a little bigger than a frozen food portion. Charge me whatever, but give me the food please. I let after the appetizers and went down the street. Stayed there for me hours drinking and laughing.
I've been to this restaurant a dozen times, mainly on the weekend and mainly around 11 or 12pm. It's a place my mother and I like to go and we order the same dishes: Kurah sampler and the grilled kebob platter. The pita is rather thick so I usually separate them into smaller pieces, but the dips are satisfying. I also like their falafel because it is slightly spicy.
I've never been here where the food came out quickly, but there must be a reason for that.
food is strange. small portions, inconsistent pricing, a surprising lack of pita bread given with food. the kifta was strange, and oddly shaped. not sure what part of the middle east makes this style. the rice was too heavy on saffron. so many better, authentic mediterranean restaurants. make the journey up north for better food. service was slow, fifty minutes for entrees.
Food was very good and they were able to adapt dishes based on my dietary restrictions. Would note that for some reason when I think of Mediterranean that I think of Greek. Not sure why. The dishes were more lebanese. All food was good though and would definitely come back again and order take out lunch from here.
Nice restaurant in great South Loop area of Chicago. Lebanese food,Persian specialties too. Love the appetizers (humus,brie patatoes,pittas),not so impressed from dates with bacon (I like the taste of this better in Tapas Valencia ),Nice lamb and chicken kebab with rice and grilled veggies. Desert was to die for...
Overall I like the place,quite and nice atmosphere at lunch time.Service was good.
Worst review I have ever left. If I could give them a negative star, that would reflect the service and the taste of our appetizers. We will NEVER return or recommend them. Stay away! Find another restaurant. Hate to say it, but McDonald's beats this joint. Manager didn't seem to care when I told him specifics about the server or food. Looked at me like I had two heads! May recommend it to my worst enemy...
The service at kurah was outstanding. The servers were very attentive and polite. Made great recommendations for entrees and wine. Drinks were good also. Had a manhattan and wine (Malbec).
Food was another story. Had sampler as appetizer and it was ok. Had ceviche also. It was fair. Entree was the lamb shank. Overcoooked to the point were I had to asked the waiter to take to kitchen and debone the meat. Well prepared lamb shank should fall off the bone. Not this one.
Cute place. Great service. Fair food.
I went to Kurah to have dinner with a friend I haven't seen in a while. The restaurant was decorated very well and had kind of a cozy feel to it. It was a lot quieter (for a Saturday night) than I expected, but that didn't make much of a difference since I was there to catch up with a friend. The service was good and the food was even better. I ordered the lentil soup for an appetizer, which tasted authentic. We also ordered the spicy hummus for an appetizer, which was good, but didn't taste homemade (tasted a little bit like it was from a grocery store), but was fine for a starter. I'm a vegetarian, so I felt like there were some great options for me! I ordered the vegetarian kobob with rice. It was really good and the perfect portion! Finally, I had the rose infused flan, which was delicious and presented well. Overall, I'd definitely dine at this restaurant again and would recommend it to other people!
Victor was our server and he was fun and gave excellent service. We tried a variety of Tapas (Dipping Sampler, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Bean Dip, Potatoes with Brie cheese melted on top, and 4 cheese Flatt bread ). We both had deserts (Flan and Moulton Lava Cake). Flan was the best I ever had. Their house white wine with fruity flavors was also very good.
Kurah is a Mediterranean gem in the middle of the South Loop. I've been there 3 times and each time was great. The restaurant is a bit small which can limit the size of the party but it also adds to its coziness. Liquor selection is above par with fully stocked bar and innovative craft cocktails (highly recommended). Their meat and poultry is excellent and portions are great (not too small for a multiple dish place). The key to Kurah is to try many small dishes - not 1 big entree. It's about diversity of flavors. Highly recommend it!
We found the soups (Red Lentil and Spinach Mushroom) to be the best parts of our meals. The soups were very good. Spicy and brimming with flavor.
The Jerusalem Salad was a disappointment because it was just not good. The wraps
(Shrimp and Chicken) were okay. Overall, Kurah was not what we expected for a
Mediterranean menu because most of what we had was bland and lacked flavor.
Those who had drinks - thought the cocktails were pretty good.
I would suggest Kurah to those who prefer mild flavors.
Kurah was amazing!
We went with friends for my son's graduation. The server was very polite and helpful and the food was delivered quickly. The place was clean and nicely decorated.
We ordered the Kurah platter, which has different meats, vegetables and 2 types of rice. It feeds 4-8 people and cost $75, which I thought was reasonable for the amount of food. It was quite delicious. I also loved the rose infused flan.
The total bill was less than $30/person including drinks, tax and tip. I thought it was nice that they did not automatically tack on a 18% tip.
They also had a nice outdoor seating area facing 14th Street. It was fairly calm on a Sunday evening.
All in all, I highly recommend Kurah!
The service was aweful. We got there at 5:30 and had a concert at Northerly Island at 7. We walked out at 7:25 with our dessert in our had because it took 15 minutes to bring it - and they knew we were in a hurry. They got our drinks wrong 3 times. And it was the worst baklava I've ever had. So bad I spit it out in a napkin. The rest of the food was OK but not great. Had to seek out a manager twice to get our food and neither the server or the manager was concerned that we had a bad wxperience. Went there a year ago before a concert and had much better food and service. Won't go back and wouldn't recommend.
It's difficult to go out to eat when you are on a diet. However, we did a very good job at Kurah and left feeling satisfied. We tried the Kefteh and Chicken Kabobs and they were wonderful. They were accompanied by grilled veggies and rice although I had them with potatoes. The decor is very beautiful with a middleastern inspired motif. Very good place go to if you are going to the Huntington Bank Pavilion.
I was on a business dinner in Chicago and I am used to amazing Mediterranean food from the Bay Area in San Francisco. I was pleasantly surprised by this establishment. My guests and I enjoyed every bit of this traditional spot. It's a bit of the beaten path but totally worth the trip down Michigan Ave. Samplers were tasty, Lamb was fantastic and cooked perfectly. Vegetariean dishes had lovely authentic spices and desert (rosewater flan) was worth the entire trip down to this place. The consistency was like velvet. Super tasty!! I'd go back in a heartbeat.
The food is exceptional: wonderfully seasoned, homemade, creative. The ambiance and decor are unusual and very pleasing. Staff are friendly and helpful. This would be my go to place if I were a local. Reasonable prices, lots of vegetarian, gluten free options. Could not have been a more enjoyable dining experience!
I just love this place and have been here many times. Great creative decor and pita bread made on premises! Nice wine list, too. Don't miss the soups. They're fabulous! The new mushroom and spinach soup is so good my husband is ready to live on it. Just go and enjoy the wonderful quality food served in this establishment!
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