Ema

4.7
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2574 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Mediterranean & California-inspired restaurant featuring small plates & light style cooking in Chicago's River North.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Chicago. Hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were fully booked, but tge

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Dana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The falafel was a little dry, but overall the food was great. Service and ambience was really nice. Will be back.

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BeerAndSausage
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The pitas were stale, the eggplant appetizer was bland. the salmon kabobs were great and saved this from being 1 star. Third time eating here. First time was awesome in Oct. 2nd time was ok in Dec 2019. Not sure I'm going back soon or again. High price point on very small appetizers as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Waiter hardly came to our table and we had ordered a lot of dishes and drinks. We even had planned on dessert but he left for so long we decided to leave. Disappointing on a Monday night for sure and I’ve always recommended this restaurant! BUT the food is amazing as always so 5 stars for that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, thought we ordered too much, but it was perfect. Very accommodating of the vegan diet!

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vipKatrinaQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’m a regular at Ema and visit often. However, we went yesterday and I’m not sure if there was a change in management or what but it was different. Staff was super slow even though the restaurant wasn’t crowded. Portion sizes were literally 1/3 the usual size for the same price and when I asked, the response was “yeah we had a chef come in and re-evaluate.” You should probably consider changing the price if that’s the case.

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MaxeeP
Chicago
1 review