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Kurah Mediterranean

4.3
349 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Halal, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-11:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 624-8611
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering options available. Please email catering@kurahchicago.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th and Michigan Ave
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Parking details
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
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Public transit
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
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Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT!
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Special events & promotions
Options available. Please contact the General Manager.
Additional
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
What 349 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKatF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This is my 3rd time here and ill definitely be back. The food is good and a good price. We went for brunch and they offer great deals.

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MartyKC (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, great service. Decor is fitting for the Mediterranean style of restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved it, great food and service. Very accommodating in allowing me to wait for my friend at my table.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic food, went for Chicago RW

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LOVELY (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Very nice place, I would recommend this place, but I would say that they need to have more staff available to handle the customer. We had reservation at 5pm but there was a crowd that came in. Nice food, great location, but under staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Kurah. While it is a fairly small place but the tables weren't positioned tightly together. The food was extremely flavorful and fresh. My wife and I shared a sampler platter as well as a couple of small plates. All of the dishes were very tasty and well presented. They also offered some interesting cocktails to choose from. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved Kurah! The food was absolutely phenomenal and authentic. The atmosphere was great without being overly trendy. Our server was fantastic - knowledgeable and friendly! Definitely check this out!

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Goodforsomethingdifferent (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We were looking for something different and Kurah's offered that to us. The Red Lentil soup was really good, though I was surprised it wasn't red. The service was good, could have been more attentive but there was only one waitress and it did get busy. Overall, Kurah was a good place for something different, a tasty alternative to the standard fare.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The evening started out with a mistaken understanding about my reservation. It had all of the makings of a bad experience. I went expecting a table but ended up sitting at the bar. The bartender recognized my discontent ,relayed it quickly to the owner who apologized and explained to me where the misunderstanding occurred. Then I proceeded to meet and talk with people at the bar and had one of the nicest evenings I’ve had in a long time. Not only was the fellowship good but I think it was the best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food I’ve ever had. The mushroom spinach soup appetizer was delicious and the vegan platter with Kibbe hummus and falafel couldn’t have been better. There is a reason that this restaurant is busy. I will no doubt be back

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I had a pleasant dinner here. The service was good, friendly, and fast. The atmosphere and décor were different and fun. The food was mediocre. I had the paella which had lots of mussels but lacked flavor and certainly wasn't prepared in a traditional way. The shawarma that my wife had also lacked flavor. I've made both dishes at home with better results. The desserts were fine.

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vipElle (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

We ordered the Paella which seemed to have mostly frozen fish and vegetables and was not seasoned well at all. The Lamb chops had a very sweet sauce and came to the table almost raw. We took them home rinsed off the sauce seasoned them and re cooked them. Very disappointed, needless to say we will not be returning.

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vipKatF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a great experience and a great location for NYE brunch! It was nice to have their private area for our group. The food is delicious and I look forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

All of our food was great. The bruschetta was amazing. Next time we go, we'll order a bunch of appetizers as our meal. The restaurant was a little too warm for my liking but others were comfortable.

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vipdogmom (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is always great here. We ate upstairs and it was uncomfortably hot. Would have ordered dessert but couldn't stand the temperature any longer. My advice - if they ask if you'd like to sit upstairs, decline and wait for a table on the main floor.

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TracyC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Met a friend at Kurah and although we dined at 6pm, the place was already packed! Even with cold weather and snow outside! The service was friendly and interacted with us to help round out our enjoyment of the evening. The food was fantastic and we plan to visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food and drinks. The music was an unexpected surprise.

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vipKathleenH (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

There are a lot of Mediterranean choices. The bacon-wrapped dates were outstanding! Dinner choices were chicken schwarma, grilled shrimp, and kiftka kabobs. The cookie assortment for dessert was a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great! Service was slow

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas with family

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We were happy to find Kurah for a Christmas night dinner. So glad it was open! Our vegetarian wished his were more spicy. Our two boys were crazy about theirs. I am on a diabetic diet and ordered spaghetti squash alfredo, but I believe the alfredo sauce was higher in carbs than I pictured. The service was "old world," meaning pretty slow, but we weren't in a hurry. It was a nice night out. All in all, Kurah had yummy food and a nice Mediterranean vibe.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas night dinner here. Food and service were both outstanding.
We will be back for sure.

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ImpressedAbe (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The pizza was a big surprise. We had a White pizza with a great Italian cheese and mushrooms...the crust and ingredients were fab. The Branzino was expertly and deliciously prepared. The Nero D'Avila wine was reasonably priced and delicious! A very good find for us (although obviously found by the neighborhood folks much before us)!

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Crisco (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Sat upstairs. A bit hot. Table was wobbly. Couldn’t be fixed.
Food was good. Rack of lamb awesome. Coffee was lame.
Service was decent.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Held our annual holiday at Kurah, and we had a wonderful experience.

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DDAS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Exceptional food and service! Can't wait to go back!

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vipKatF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Hamburg Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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vipBIGSSider (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

food is no good at all. my shrimp over cooked. very small. Taboolen did not taste good. service is slow

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

A wonderful little place if you enjoy Levantine food. Good food, service and ambience. Steak and lamb kabobs were amazing. The rose flan was excellent. You must try the bacon wrapped dates. So good.

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