Restaurants, Moroccan Irving Park
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas Shokran

The first thing to arrive at your table is a bowl of the fiery hot sauce harissa, but trust us—there’s nothing painful about eating here. Appetizers like zaalouk (soft roasted eggplant salad) and taktouka (earthy roasted green peppers) exhibit all the surprising, uncommonly nuanced flavors Moroccan food is famous for. Meanwhile, the lamb Marrakech tagine combines tender lamb with bright flavors of preserved lemon, and a sweet chicken couscous is indeed sweet, but balanced by onions and almonds. The only opportunity for discomfort? When you try to pay by credit card (this place is cash only, bro).


Venue name: Shokran
Address: 4027 W Irving Park Rd
Cross street: between Keystone Ave and Pulaski Rd
Opening hours: Dinner
Transport: El stop: Blue to Irving Park/Pulaski. Bus: 53, 80.
Price: Average main course: $15
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5 / 5

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As soon as you open the door, mouth-watering smells welcome you. The food is even better than the smells promise, and they have a number of wonderful gluten-free options. The food quality is outstanding and the prices are reasonable. This is our favorite "special event" restaurant, because you receive both wonderful food and an experience as well.