Monday, December 14, 2015


-Grubbing in Chicago 
Homestyle Persian Food

Today's post takes us to one of my favorite lunch stops this past year. I was first put on to Kabobi by Mike Sula at The Reader. You can check out his review HERE. In that review Mike tackles the issues of a family feud that led to the opening of Kabobi. Long story short the owner here left his brother and the family business of Reza's to start his own Persian grilled meats palace.

Locals Favorite in Albany Park

Despite being across the street from one of the only other Persian restaurants they seem to be doing just fine. While Noon-o-Kebab across the street gets busy its usually with large parties. At Kabobi they cater to all sorts of crowds whether large or small. Its my favorite stop for lunch because of the sheer excess in food you get. Usually its enough to double for dinner. But sometimes the large aluminum plates filled with grilled meats and fluffy rice is too damn good to save any. The lunch special features both a ground beef kabob and also a chicken one. The beef koubideh is always juicy and never dry while the Chicken Shish Tawook isn't far behind. The grill game is strong here. You choose your side of rice between normal Basmati or the same infused with dill. The lunch plate below will set you back just $6.95 which makes it one of the best lunch deals in town.

Lunch Plate Special with Beef and Chicken Skewers

I've basically stuck to the kabobs here but they do have some homestyle cooked meals like leg of lamb too. Last trip in I tried the filet mignon and it came out well charred on the outside and medium rare as requested inside. As if the meats and rice wasn't enough each plate also comes with a nice sized scoop of hummus, salad, and pita bread. All of it fresh and filling. Big fan here.

Filet Mignon Kabob

4748 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 583-1400

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