|★ I was visiting from LA and my friends took me there for dinner. We found molds on their silverware and grease on dishes. Food did not taste right. They use mustard-green in their ghormeh-sabzi. The fish was fried in oil which did not smell right. May be at one time it was a good place to eat, but we came out of it quite disappointed. |
|★★ OK someone else told me that Reza is NOTHALAL ZABIHAH. Apart from that EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE/SERVICE but I think the HOTEL SHOULD take the initiative to confirm it out in PUBLIC and prove it to the MASSES where they buy their meat from.|
|★ Besides serving alcohol, its workers give mixed messages about the meat/chicken being halal. While some of them tell you its halal other workers swear that it's haram meat & chicken. |
One day we're told everything is halal, another day told that only lamb, and another day told that nothing is halal.
The service is horrible and simply rude.
Lucky if they seat you in time and lucky if they don't give your seat to another party while you're away to bathroom or serving yourself at the buffet!
Finally, the food is not that great. Everything tastes like butter!
|★★★★★ This is one of the best halal restaurants in chicago. The ambience is excellent, the food is of the best quality and the kababs are the softest i have ever eaten. will definetly reccomend this place|
|★ Salaam, all - sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but this place is NOT Zabihah. I worked with a relative of the owner and he verified it with me. What really upsets me about this place is that they don't make it clear - they say Halal but when you say Zabihah thier faces go blank. Either way I never liked the food here - very dry meat. This review goes for the other Reza's downtown.|
|★ I heard alot of good things about this place,but I am extremely disappointed to know that they try to trick you by using misleading words like "halaal" and "zabiha"..I am not sure how can some one justify using non-halaal meat with speeding ticket..May Allah direct them to the right path and give them the courage to speak up the truth|
|NR "its a LAW to tell if your meat is Zabhiah or not."|
Speeding is also against the LAW, but I haven't got a ticket in like 5 years.
|★★★★ Great ambiance, but you've got to be up for Persian food (which always tastes to me like incorrectly made Arab food). The food is above average, and the portions are OK. I'm sure the food is "halal," but honestly I'd be STUNNED if it is truly zabiha.|
|★★★★★ "Same are Reza's food great, atomsphere great, loud and ?able Z-meat. Stay away if you have doubts, but its a LAW to tell if your meat is Zabhiah or not."|
|★★★ I was disappointed that they serve liquor. Too bad. Now I strongly doubt if they use Zabiha meat!|
|★★★★★ Near the intersection of Foster and Clark. This is the same food at Reza's on Ontario (downtown). Note of caution: Semantics seem to be the norm at most Middle Eatern eateries. Pita Inn on Dempster (Skokie), Reza's (both locations), etc all claim their food is "halal," which may indeed be true. However, the actual question to ask is whether it is Zabiha. With regret, they will tell you it is not Zabiha. Unfortunately, this distinction needs to be made otherwise there's lots of stuff people call "halal." Regardless, good food for those who eat freely at places of "people of the book." Reza's is well known and acknowledged. Unfortunately, it is not authentic Persian food. They do not serve Zarishk Palau (...enuf said)! |
If you are adamant about eating Zabiha, go to Foster and Kedzie, you'll find a nice place there called "Salaam." Its run by some Palestinian brothers. Wednesdays they have a stuffed lamb special.