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Cafe Orchid

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1746 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613-3538
+1 773-327-3808
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11:00 - 21:45
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Sun 17:00 - 21:45
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We got a cab here but there was a small parking lot. A small place with lots of delicious options. We each chose a dish from the restaurant favorites. The lamb was tender and flavorful. The chicken thighs were grilled and tasty. We brought our own wine which was promptly opened for us. I would recommend a reservation as they... More 

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Thank LauryJ
Michigan
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Cafe Orchid is a small place in a nondescript neighborhood, but don't let that fool you! Bring your own wine to enjoy with their varied menu selection focusing on lamb and chicken. I ordered the lamb shank and it was big enough for three people while utterly delicious. Parking is in front of the restaurant in a lot off the... More 

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Thank midwest52016
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Years ago, a friend recommended Cafe Orchid, but I am so seldom in this neighborhood that I never went. But my (grown) son and I ate here before Game Three of the World Series, and I went back this weekend with my wife. For several years, we enjoyed the Des Plaines outpost of Armenian restaurant Sayat Nova. Our kids loved... More 

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Thank Mark E
Cookville, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I visited this place on the weekend and I liked it. I ordered the chicken served with rice which was really good. It is quaint which I enjoyed as well. I will visit again.

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Thank dln882
Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The zucchini pancake appetizer turned out to be three patties that were sort of dry and flavorless. The chicken stew was hearty and a large enough for two leftover dinners at home. The complimentary bread was very good. I was charged more for the entree than was shown on the menu. I think this happened the last time I was... More 

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Thank James S
River Forest, Illoinois
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345 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This Wrigleyville storefront looks like a hole in the wall, as another review has mentioned, but the food is spectacular. My wife and I have eaten in Turkey, and in other Turkish restaurants in the US, and this is at the highest level in terms of quality. The cuisine is at a fine-dining level, but at low prices and without... More 

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Thank Henry F
Orland Park, Illinois
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

West of Wrigleyville on Addison there is a little Turkish restaurant that is really good. Our server was prompt and knowledgeable about the menu and made us feel at home. I had the Chicken Sahanda Kebab sauteed with red and green pepper, tomato, olive oil. and potato; choice of meat & serves with rice or bulgur that was light but... More 

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Chicago
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

We have been to Cafe orchid on many occasions and have had them cater for business and special occasions. We have never been disappointed. The food is always wonderful, fresh and abundant. They have been flexible to work with whatever catering needs I have had and there is always something to please even the most finicky eaters. Most recently we... More 

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Thank dcrum
Taipei
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

In a lowly strip mall near O'Hare is a fabulous transport back to the land of sultans and harems. Cafe Orchid was a complete shock to us as its setting belies the exotic flavors that await inside. We had a wine we have been looking for since we got back from Turkey,,,,nothing like the real stuff. Iskandar Kebab was rich... More 

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1 Thank Tasprof
Aurora, IL
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were on Paulina for our Great-Niece's wedding and were early. We chose Cafe Orchid for a light lunch prior to the wedding. It is a small restaurant with some great outside seating. Everything we saw that came out of the kitchen, looked so delicious. I chose a Hot Appetizer...a Portabella Mushroom covered with mozzarella cheese and a delightful tomato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:45
Monday
11:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:45
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:45
Thursday
11:00 - 21:45
Friday
11:00 - 22:45
Saturday
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1746 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613-3538
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-327-3808

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?