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Oasis Cafe

21 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60602-4735
+1 312-443-9534
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good54%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“falafel” (10 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
21 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60602-4735
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my go-to Middle Eastern place in the central Loop. The food, particularly their Wabash Special -- and most of their daily specials -- are a terrific value, relatively healthy, and a good deal of food. The food comes out fast, hot, and tasty....More

Thank Weidspeed
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I saw their sign in the sidewalk but it took me a bit of looking around to find them as I couldn’t imagine an Arabic Cafe to be located in a jewelry store! They have a few wooden tables and chairs and just a counter...More

Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed December 21, 2017

What a surprise to find a small cafe with Moroccan food made fresh to order in downtown Chicago. Very close to the Palmer House is where our guide suggested this place. Locals come here often for soups, sandwiches and the daily special that are all...More

Thank USA35805
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant with colleagues for a weekday lunch. It is located inside a jewelry store. They had good seating space for a sit-down lunch. I ordered chicken kabab with rice and hummus. The food was fresh and very tasty. Service was quick.

Thank karthik313
Reviewed March 24, 2017

My friend found this place on "trip advisor" I think. It was in the back of a jewelry mart and you could hardly find a seat. We figured that was a good sign. We tried the falafel and the grape leaves and both were delicious....More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Hole-in-the-wall cafe, behind jewelry shops, and worth looking for. Diverse Mediterranean menu. I got a felafel sandwich. Quite good, although I think Pita Inn in Evanston is even better. But Oasis is a little oasis downtown.

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed January 14, 2017

My husband and 2 kids and I freaked out about how great their food is. You will also not find such a unique atmosphere anywhere. It was an unexpected highlight of our trip!

Thank Aleen T
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Enter this cafe through a jewelry store! Not at all fancy but good, healthy food at a bargain price. I had the daily lunch special and there was so much cous cous and vegetables, I could not eat it all.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The eggplant sandwich was a win; grape leaves came on a large bed of tabouli; baba ganoush wasnt oily at all; each meal comes with plenty of pita bred. It's totally off the wall walking through several jewelry vendors to get to this eatery, but...More

Thank honolulusurf
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We found this hidden gem using the "near me" search when visiting the Art Institute of Chicago. Tucked back inside a jewelry store this cafe is a delicious option for a quick lunch. Looked for folding sign on street to find it... I was looking...More

Thank Peggy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60602-4735
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-443-9534
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