Oda Mediterranean Cuisine

4.5
72 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
PATIO IS NOW OPEN!!! Along with several indoor window seats. Make your reservations NOW and follow us on social @odachicago for daily news, specials and updates.

Welcome to Oda Mediterranean Cuisine, a cozy Andersonville eatery serving authentic Mediterranean Turkish & Georgian comfort food with Eastern European flair – featuring kebabs, Georgian Khachapuri, homemade Turkish bread, creamy Hummus, and other mouthwatering mezes, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, retro classics such as Stroganoff and Moussaka, and an assortment of cocktails, Qvevri Georgian wine and Turkish Beer.

Make a reservation today at https://www.odachicago.com/, and stop in to see why we’re among the best in Andersonville restaurants and best Mediterranean in Chicago!

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What 72 people are saying
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JosephS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Mediterranean food and inventive, delicious cocktails. Highly recommended for a nice yet affordable night out.

Oda Mediterranean Cuisine
Responded on November 11, 2020

Hello Joseph, thank you so much for such a wonderful feedback. We are so excited you enjoyed your time at Oda:) Thank you for your support!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at Oda was amazing and they made my best friends birthday so special and brought out the birthday dessert. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

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TedO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch and had the Adjaruli khachapuri (cheese boat), Soslu patlican and the panburger. Outstanding food and outstanding service. A unique dining experience.

Oda Mediterranean Cuisine
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you Ted for such a great feedback and for your support! We are so happy you enjoyed Oda. Hope to see you soon again

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Asingh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pita, spreads, Turkish tea, and shrimp! Enjoyed the traditional spreads (baba ganoush, hummus, etc) as well as several new spreads I tried for the first time. The coffee was extremely strong, but the tea was delicious. Highly recommend if you like med. food!

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JamesF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so tasty, the portions were plentiful and the service attentive even though we were sitting outside on the sidewalk. We appreciated the ability to eat outside even on a chilly night. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside and we look forward to eating inside on a return trip in safer times. Hopefully, the outside seating will be available until then because we hope to return soon!

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buddyel
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Their eggplant appetizers are a must. We also had beef stroganoff, which was expertly prepared and served with rice rather than noodles. The decor is decadent, with romantic lighting. Our only quibble was with the prices, which seemed to have gone up quite a bit with the menu change.

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SajidC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went for your FABULOUS Iskender kebap...but they were no longer available. Also the bread was not the bread that used to be served. It was pita, but they weren't too bad.

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vipCool
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Through its many incarnations & locations, Oda has remained a favorite if for no other reason than that it has the best eggplant dish in Chicago. Whatever you eat at Oda, get the mini eggplant roulades. They are bursting with flavor & show the reason that Georgian cuisine is so prized by those who know food. Even better they are vegan so all can enjoy. Oda also has the best ezme in the city, spicy & full-flavored but not sweet. Their falafel, hummus, babaganoush & dolma are all quite delicious & above the standard versions you will find elsewhere. Also delicious are the sigara boregi pastries & the pide, warm stuffed breads are out of this world but then so is the Imeruli Khachapuri, an excellent stuffed Georgian bread. All are improved by lovely Georgian wines. The new heaters at the outside tables mean we can patronize this place for as long as the weather allows so let's keep this beacon of Georgian food that soothes the soul busy in this pandemic.

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Laurie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The waiter was new and took no initiative to get answers to questions he didn’t know the answer to.

He started by telling us to expect slow service as they were really busy.

He didn’t know the menu and couldn’t pronounce most of it.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Service is spot-on. A hidden treasure in Andersonville. (And try the Georgian wines!)

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RebeccaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food! We ordered the adana kebab, soup, and combo appetizers (mezze plate). All delicious. There's not a lot of space for outdoor dining, but they do a good job with what they've got.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is out of this world. Highly recommend!

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vipRobert
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the pandemic outside dining! Our server/waitress was outstanding. She was very friendly and nice! The food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was a hidden gem! Outstanding food... The stuffed peppers were one of the best meals I’ve had in my life anywhere on Earth.

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vipRICK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our waitress was super fun and friendly. I will totally be returning! Love that they also have vegan friendly foods!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We're so glad we decided to try Oda. The food was really great and a welcome change from the "usual" served in Andersonville. Wonderful flavor blends, nicely presented. We starts by sharing a main dish as an appetizer, the grilled octopus. It was really nice and the "pickled sauce" accompanying it was spot on. My husband had the Beef Stroganoff, which is prepared with rice and the flavors were deep and outstanding. I had the lamb/beef, and although I'm not generally a lamb fan, this was very tasty. Now... the hummus. Oh, damn. Honestly the best I've ever had; like velvet with huge flavor. The young lady serving us made great recommendations, was quick and funny, and gracious. Highly recommended and we will be back.

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vipBitty
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food - we had adana Kebob & octopus. Took a while but they comped a glass of wine for our wait. Sat outside @ sidewalk table so don’t really know what the ambiance is like inside. Would go again & try more dishes next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and we were very impressed! Nice outside seating along Clark Street, great food and an interesting selection of wines from all over. Also, our server was very friendly and helpful, really overall an excellent experience. We’ve recommended the restaurant to several friends already and will DEFINITELY be back!

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vipyyang10
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and made us feel so welcome. She offered great recommendations and we ordered the right amount of food. Outdoor dining was socially distanced and done well.

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vipJasonB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hands down, the charred Spanish octopus is one of the best octopus dishes that we've ever had. The beef stroganoff was also creamy, tender and savory. The shortribs were delicious, but they could have been braised a little longer.

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Dessi
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very kind restaurant was comfortable & atmosphere was authentic

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vipEveB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and space. Wait staff was attentive. We sat outside and had a lovely evening.

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vipBarbaraH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was wonderful and the service was great! Ambience and noise didn't get a 5 only because we sat outside at street level. We have not dined inside, but it looks very quaint. We will definitively revisit this restaurant.

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vipMiaC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I’m soley basing my rating on our personal experience. We had a reservation last Sunday evening during covid. Maybe they were just short staffed that night but everything took a very long time. Food tasted good but the kicker is when they brought our adon kabob (which comes with 2 pieces), the second one had a chunk of meat missing. It was so obvious that my fiancée noted it WHILE being served. The waitress then walked away, so assuming she went to tell the chef, we weren’t trying to wave her down after some time passed and we heard nothing back.
So after a short while it appeared as she had no intent of discussing it with the chef or the management. We then, brought it up to her again saying she can take that piece back to the kitchen, show it to the chef and replace it with a full piece but what was more disturbing about the whole situation was her response saying “I can take couple of bucks off”. We’re not trying to save money, we just wanted a full portion of what we ordered, what is couple of bucks going to do? Taking $3 off the bill was rather disrespectful. We understand things happen and we just wanted it corrected, it’s like my fiancée explained: you order the porterhouse and the steak comes out with the filet side missing..
Either way, when waitress’ response to the issue was I’ll take couple of dollars off, we realized we’re not gonna get anywhere where they’re not grasping what management should’ve handled and my fiancée per paying did mention that, she said it would’ve taken half an hour to replace the kabob had she try to reorder it for us. Basically saying to correct the meal, we would’ve been at the end of the line as we just sat down. I can’t determine if it was lack of employees, lack of management or just one waitress trying to make all the operative decisions but it sure wasn’t the professional dinning experience. She should’ve gone to the chef, or the manager should’ve came to our table. With or without our proposal.

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YashB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience2

Food was not at all fresh, bread was having some weird smell n taste. Very expensive for the quality of food, i love Mediterranean food but this was not even close to the best as they claim in their website. Very disappointed , spent same amount when i dined at Beatnik or Meze as well as Aba , but their food was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant!! Food quality, good prices and the staff is lovely! 100% recommended. I went yesterday for my boyfriend’s birthday and we had a great time, he loved it! Thank you Oda!! Totally recommend the cheese boat

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JoeC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service! I’d highly recommend for everyday dining and special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, definitely will be back.

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vipEmilyC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

While the food was serviceable the wait staff was very slow. It took 45 minutes for our appetizer to come out. Not sure if this was related to the slow reopening amid COVID-19 or if that is consistent with their standard of service. The food was good but prices were high. Would not recommend as a first stop in Andersonville.

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vipDanielC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, and interesting, food! A great mix of Turkish and Georgian cuisines, in a lovely setting.

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vipHarry
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Many unique and delicious menu items at this neighborhood gem in Andersonville.

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RonnyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this place. Never disappoints. Can’t wait to come back!

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TomC
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oda is consistently very good. It’s the
whole package. We were turned to it by close friends and we’ve been referring people to it ever since.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They were understaffed, and it took 3 hours to get our drinks and food. There was seriously only one waitress trying to take care of numerous tables! Although the food was amazing, I won’t return until they have more staff!

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vipNicoletteC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, relaxing ambience! Definitely check them out!!

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vipJtag
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lamb moussaka and sultans delight which were terrific ! The ambience is top notch - comfortable and cozy and yet elegant and unpretentious. The waitstaff and owner are delightful. Now they serve beer, wine and cocktails !

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vipSamantha
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing we ordered was more delicious than the fish before it! So much flavor in every single bite!
Our favorites were the Babaganoush (served with bread for dipping,) Dolmas and Combo Kabob (the lamb on the kabob was some of the best lamb I’ve ever had!)
Oda is the perfect place for a date night or a fun dinner out with friends!

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Scubadou
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service a bit slow but very knowledgeable. May have been slow due to items ordered took longer to cook. They did not mention that. But it was worth the wait. Nice options for vegetarians

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BirthdaySteak
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! The hot mushroom appetizer and charred octopus entree were delicious. Best lentil soup I’ve had in a long time, too. We’ll be back!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Weird flickering light throughout meal. Looked at a review from 9 months ago, same thing happened then. Waited an hour and a half to get rest of appetizer. Entree was a thin, overcooked piece of steak, covered in pizza cheese. Service was almost non existent. They also tried to charge me 20$ for missing my reservation from open table. This place is disgusting.

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Oda Mediterranean Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oda Mediterranean Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 878-8930.

Oda Mediterranean Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Oda Mediterranean Cuisine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/PKS1WXTJ4MPZ7/order?external_source=postoffice-egift-widget&external_token=7qPArTQaoLOmFsmr.

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.