The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Sunday & Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wellington Purple & Brown Line
Diversey Purple LIne
If you're willing to try different ethnic dishes, this is a perfect spot to start. It's not completely unfamiliar and yet different. Our waiter was willing to make suggestions and let my friend taste wine before ordering. It's a new and different place for the neighborhood.
Great service and food. The server remembered our note about the birthday and gave us a delicious birthday dessert on the house for the birthday woman! It was really special.
Dinner was amazing.
So for the area and the food being offered, I think this place is overpriced. I ordered the chicken and pasta dish, which was $20. It had 5 bite-sized pieces or chicken. The flavors were good, but this either should have had more protein and less pasta, or should have been about $12. It's not located in a high-priced restaurant location. I like the concept and I did like what I ate, but drop the cost down or move further north to Andersonville where rent/taxes are less.
The worst part about this place is the noise level. The need something on the exposed brick walls to dampen the sound. It's hard to have a conversation there.
Way, way too noisy. You can hardly carry on a conversation without yelling. I LOVE the food, but it is hard to choose to come to this restaurant because of the noise level. So, if I do recommend it for the food, I will accompany my recommendation with a noise-warning.
Going for lunch is not worth it. The menu is super limited but I think Dinner is really good! They have this breakfast that I have had in Turkish restaurants before, several meats, bread jam etc. Very good but they waaaay overcharge for it here. I have had excellent versions of that breakfast dish for about $20 cheaper. They charge $32.
The Gundis is a beautiful restaurant with great food and a nice wine list. The Ezme and Walnut salad is so delicious as is the bread they serve it with. The lamb kebab were tender and perfectly cooked--full of flavor and served with a nice rice pilaf. We also loved the sac tawa. The waitstaff are great. I really like this restaurant.
This should be a great restaurant. The food is delicious and fresh and the service is very friendly and attentive. However, the noise made is nearly impossible for us to talk with each other. We had planned a nice time re-uniting with some relatives from out of town. No way -- the sound level was so deafening that we found ourselves unable to talk to the person across the table from us. Perhaps lunchtime is a better time to eat at this restaurant.
It was amazing, I’m not sure if they do anything for birthdays but I did make a comment on out reservation that I was bringing my mom on her birthday and no one sang or brought anything for her. But the food is amazing and the service as well! I will for sure be back!
A visit to Chicago is not perfect without a special dinner at this amazing restaurant.
The food and service were outstanding. The wine list was superior. Can't wait to return! I suggest going earlier rather than later when the place fills up - especially if someone has any hearing issues - because it's a bit of an echo chamber.
Introduced our neighbors to this place. They loved it! The lamb was better than ever! And I got to try the chicken for the first time. Amazing! So tender and juicy and flavorful!
They’re actually getting better with time!
This was our second visit to Gundis Kurdish Kitchen. Food is outstanding. Service is exceptional. We'll definitely be back!
The stuffed chicken was amazing!
Our new favorite neighborhood spot—attentive and kind staff was very accommodating of allergies. Delicious, healthy food. Kurdish coffee is delicious.
I can’t say enough good things about this place. Food is exceptionally good and beautifully plated. The food is
very well spiced but not hot. We always request Mahmet as our waiter, he is so gracious and funny,
Been here for brunch and vowed to come back for dinner. Glad I finally did. Everything was excellent! Great service too! They care about their food and you can taste it.
We loved the food and service but the acoustics were terrible. They really need to do something about it. It’s a great spot but the noise level makes me hesitate to return. This was on a Monday night too.
I've been there twice now, loved it both times. Everything was excellent, my friends who hadn't been there before loved it as well. Will be back soon.
Awesome. The food was great and staff friendly.
Gundis Kurdish Kitchen is a rare find! Wonderful food, friendly and professional staff and terrific atmosphere. We frequent it often!
Excellent server - Mehmet! Great recommendations.
This exciting restaurant is sliding downward. Prices up, rude greeter, menu limited, service slower... disappointing, I had dined there several times before... not sure I'll go back
Friendly, personable service; delicious food. We'll definitely be back.
Fabulous, flavorful food with incredible service. Second time I've dined here. Once before for dinner, this time for lunch. Both times I've had incredibly warm, hospitable service. The food is just fabulous, with delicious, new flavors. They were happy to accommodate vegan requests.
Neighborhood gem. Wonderful service, wonderful food. Reasonably priced wines.
Warm, inviting, helpful and attentive service. Fabulous food—fabulous! Every dish was delicious and memorable. This was our first visit. We are looking forward to many more great meals at this unique neighborhood gem.
Three times visited and three times wonderfully pleased
The staff is gracious, professional and friendly - what a comfortable and easy space! Many options for both vegans and gluten free diners - without sacrificing taste of quality of ingredients!
We will be back - grateful to have such a gem in our neighborhood!
Good friends recommended the restaurant. My husband and I loved the food, all its wonderful flavors, the fabulous coffee, and the service. Definitely would return
The food and service at The Gundis was all around fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant especially if you're looking for a taste of authentic Kurdish cuisine.
Love this place. The food is so delicious. Wait staff is on point. Great wine too.
The chicken shish we ordered was a bit dry but the lamb shish was fantanstic. The service was great, but the food a bit overpriced.
Really a wonderful restaurant! My first time eating Kurdish cuisine, and it was excellent! The servers were very helpful in making recommendations, and in general were gracious and attentive.
To start, we had the sampler platter - a mix of typical Middle Eastern fare of baba ganoush and hummus, plus Kurdish Ezme tapenade and octopus salad. For entrees, my son had the goat cheese stuffed chicken, while I had the delicious vegetable stew with bulgur.
Such a gem of a restaurant - unusual but accessible!
Outstanding, incredible service...an absolutely favorite
The food is absolutely delicious at this restaurant. Salmon, chicken and lamb dishes all excellent, as are the first courses. When crowded, it can be on the noisy side.
I really liked this place! The food was delicious and clean; the staff were great - and it was bright and light. I will go back for sure.
I was pleasantly surprised by Gundis. The Beet Salad was fantastic! The rest of our food was really good too. We had the apricot rice pudding and it was delicious as well. The interior is simple and comfortable. The wait staff was nice and accommodating. I would definitely recommend if you are in the area.
The food made me sick, the restaurant was amazingly loud, and the waiter was just weird
We were a group of five, including one vegetarian. Great food choices and so flavorful. Attentive service. Friendly atmosphere. Note closing hours: we went on a Sunday, and we were the last diners to leave, shortly after 9.