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Nile Restaurant

Restaurants, Mediterranean Hyde Park
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsChicken shawarma dinner at Nile Restaurant.
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsNile Restaurant
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsNile Restaurant
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsNile Restaurant

So maybe this Middle Eastern stalwart isn’t much to look at. But does that stop students, professors, townies and anybody else from packing the place? No. And here’s why: The falafel is fried crisp, the hummus is pureed smooth, and the shawarma is sliced thin. It’s all dropped off at your table with almost alarming speed, which makes it maybe not the best place for a romantic, lingering dinner. But this is U. of C. territory—who has time for romance when there’s Heidegger to read?


Venue name: Nile Restaurant
Address: 1162 E 55th St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm; sun noon-9pm
Transport: Bus: 15, 28, 55, 171. Train: Elec Main to 55th-56th-57th St.
Price: Average main course: $12
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

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I would call this the hidden gem of Hyde Park. Great food, always fresh and the service is great. The prices are reasonable, I mean your a stones throw away from the college campus so being affordable is a must. I'm not sure if they were always on 55th, I think they moved from a previous location, but either way when I am in the area and I'm feeling like great they are a no brainer.