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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.
Be sure to visit us for Happy Hour (Wed-Fri 4-6 pm) for half off communal cocktails & wine!
PLEASE NOTE: Paradise is a 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.
Along with standard reservations we offer 4 different igloo experiences: A La Carte, Winter Wineland, and 2 different bottle service packages (scroll down for more information on each experience)! These igloo experiences are offered at the below times each day:
Monday-Thursday: 4pm, 6pm, & 8pm
Friday: 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm
Saturday: 4pm, 6pm, & 8pm
Sunday: 1pm & 3pm
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- OTOpenTable DinerChicago / Illinois •1 review5.0Dined 1 day agoCustomer service was exceptional! Such a fun atmosphere.More infoParadise Park | Pizza + PatioPrice: Moderate• Pizzeria• Bucktown / Wicker Park•4.8
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- EFEdwardFvipChicago / Illinois •1 review5.0Dined 2 days agoOne of our favorites places. Not your regular Greek restaurant.More infoTaximPrice: Moderate• Greek• Bucktown / Wicker Park•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinerChicago / Illinois •3 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 25, 2023The food was incredible our server was great definitely worth it I came for the yakimen but the seafood tower with the crispy potatoes was incredible I definitely will come backMore infoIna Mae Tavern & Packaged GoodsPrice: Moderate• Southern• Bucktown / Wicker Park•4.4
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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 Kin Sushi and Thai Cuisine