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“Awesome Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Bawadi Restaurant

Al Bawadi Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Bridgeview
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Shwarma, kabobs, lamb, non-alcoholic beverages, juices.
Bridgeview, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Really nice decor and the waitresses and waitress costume were really pretty. The food was good but now they have limited the food quite a bit for the price they are charging

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ridwan R
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Food okay - horrible service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Had a surprise birthday party for my husband ... Some people were coming in a little later and the manager was ready to kick us out. He was yelling at us in front of the guests... Extremely embarrassing. Then.. On top of everything, the lady taking down names ruined the surprise by telling him "oh you are here for the party of 25"...

The food wasn't even that good (seems like the quality has gone down over the past few years) and I would say their prices are not worth the quality. If it wasn't for the fact that everyone was already on their way there, I would have canceled and went somewhere else. Please beware if you are planning a large group or event there.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Largegeoup
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Level Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Place For Middle Eastern”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Go here for my birthdays. We go all out and order the huge mammoth sized metal serving dishes called saniyes that's the size of a 28' pizza in multiples of three. Hummus is pheneminal and bread served hot. Babaghanoush is really good too, even if you don't like eggplant. The garlic dip, mitabel, is really good too. Made with potato flake, garlic, and other constituents. Avoid the quail, as nobody really orders that, and it usually has a funky rancid flavor to it. Also, the lamb chops are gamey. Wraps are good too. Overall, best quality kabobs, best mezze, and best atmosphere for Middle Eastern. Go when it's slow though. Gets really chaotic on weekends.

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Thank Ammer K
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Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“One of the best meals I have had outside the middle east”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

This place was absolutely great. The service was a little slow, but that is indicative of the type of restaurant. While I was traveling in Turkey the service was about the same, and I really did not have an issue here. We were not in a rush to eat so this was fine. However, if you are in a rush this is not the place to go.

We had an appetizer (the mixed plate) and it was huge. I think this was almost enough for dinner! But, I was really hungry when I was ordering so we ended up getting a greek salad and a kebob plate. The kebob was phenomenal long with the salad which was also great. The Greek salad had a lot of feta on it which is hard to get sometimes when you order those types of salads.

Overall, I was very happy with the restaurant. Serive is not great, but the food definitely makes up for it. Also, there is no alcohol served here… fyi… Enjoy!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Giro S
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Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
446 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Middle Eastern touch!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We were there on a road trip and we found this place online as we were looking for Halal places near our hotel. The place was packaged on a Sunday! and we nearly left, but when asked they told us to wait for 15 mins, while we waited they served us Ghava (Arabic coffee) which was great and then we had a on huge tent looking corner both to ourselves. The place was filled with people eating great looking food; they servers were busy serving and dressed in traditional Arabic cloths and to top it all up the whole restaurant was designed to look like tents to give an authentic Middle Eastern look restaurant.

Coming to the menu…. There was a lot of variety and we orders from wraps to plates, the portions were huge and the food was delicious. They knew how to cook meat as it was tender and cooked properly. The service was fast and the server was good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Bilal S
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