|★★★★★ A friend brought some take out the other day from here, which had their zinger burger. Which as other have noted before me was EXCEPTIONAL, Nice crispy chicken, perfectly seasoned. As i was in the vicinity i drop by here and tried their Peri Peri Chicken Sandwich, which was equally good, the Peri peri sauce had that kick to it which went well with the char grill flavor.. All and all two thumbs up for this place . If you are in lombard area this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to everyone.|
|★★★★ As it much I would like to support legit Muslim business', I feel like this place has changed dramatically due to the new ownership. I had the zinger burger and it was not cooked. It was difficult to bite into the burger. The taste was bland. The masala fries were not crispy at all. The previous owners apparently cooked up a mad zinger burger. I would recommend going to the BBQ joint next door. |
Update (02/10/2014): I had the Zinger burger again and this time around it was really good. Maybe the ownership has changed again. The burger was tender and juicy with the perfect amount of sauce. The first time around I could barely bite into the burger. The only issue is that the bun is too small for the chicken.
|★★★★★ After trying their zinger and broasted chicken at halal festival in uic we finally got around to visit the place. As expected it was excellent. we had their zinger ofcourse and chicken panini. my friend ordered the peri peri wings.. the young man behind the counter gave us a sample of their new sandwich Mr beef which was good too. |
|★★★★★ Visiting from Tampa and found this listing on the zabihah app. |
First of all, the customer service was excellent. This set the tone for the rest of the meal.
Zinger Burger hit the spot. Nice level of spice and very tender chicken on the inside surrounded by a very crispy and crunchy outside smothered in delish sauce.
Fries were also a pleasant surprise. Battered and flavored nicely.
Mango Lassi was good too. Not too sweet and just the right amount of tart. Wish it was a little colder, but nothing some ice at home didnt fix.
Overall I wish the owners would consider opening a branch in Tampa :-)
|★★★★★ Went there with friends as my cousin recommended the place. The Broasted chicken was excellent, gyros cheese burger nice and juicy, the guy at the counter had us try their new quesadilla which was good too. the service was smooth and friendly and food was fresh and tasty. will recommend to everyone.|
|★★★ Had the zinger burger. Very overrated. Good quantity for price but not that appetizing. Might go back to try other items though|
|★★★★ Good zinger burgers! Personally not the biggest fan of Peri peri sauce however overall food is good. They need to expand the inside of their restaurant! Certified by Halal Advocates!!|
|★★★★ We heard about this place from friends and stop by to check it out. Peri Peri wrap was just amazing, my wife tried the Zinger burger which was excellent as others mentioned. will definitely recommend this place to family and friends.|
|★★ The food is okay, (2.5/5 ) the burgers and subs were spicy. small place and not for a big group or family. friendly staff.|
|★★★★ Management seems to have changed. Very welcoming and courteous. Broast is now excellent- crunchy and tasty. Better than KFC! Previously was soggy and bland. Zinger burger is amazing. Visible kitchen was well kept and clean.|
|★★★ Chicken burger is ok. Not much tasty patty. Oily and the breadcrumbs needs to change, at present looks like what they use for samosa.|
|★ Im from NYC and come here every few months to visit family. I see that theres new ownership now and they increased their prices way too high. I will not come here again. Too expensive for avg food!!|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Assalam O alaikum Brother, we appreciate your patronage. We offer different discounts and specials for our customers we would like you to join our mailing list online at www.mrbroast.com . We look forward to serving you again.
|★★★★★ great zinger burger and panini, broast is good also.|
|★★★★★ excellent, and with the certification (mufti abdullah nana team) giving it the green light, no complaints,|
|★★★★ The zinger burger was excellent. Philli steak was also pretty decent. The only complaint is that I have found this place closed on multiple occasions and that is very inconvenient when you travel many miles to eat here.|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Jazak Allah Brother for your patronage, our hours will be Mon - Thur 11am - 9pm,Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm and Sun 11am-9pm. We look forward to serving you again.
|★★★★★ This is a local place for my wife and I. We come here atleast once a week. Great zabiha halal american fast food.|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Thank you for your kind review and appreciate your continous business. I will keep doing my best to keep up the quality!
|★★ The chicken is halal but the food quality is very low. The burger chicken patti have a lot of batter, more than the thickness of the chicken piece! The quality of the food is so low that I m not sure how is he still in business. Instead of giving a big order like I did, order just one thing and try it out and see if u like it. The wait time though is 15-20 mins as he fries every thing after he gets the order, so may be call him ahead of time.|
|★★★★★ I usually dont write reviews good or bad. But this place is great. B4 i converted to Islam. i used to eat at other places, and let me tell you this place is close to any another name brand american restaurants except mr. halal is zabiha halal. Great philly steak and chicken paninis. One of the best i ever had. Also tried their gyros paratha roll. Wow, it was very tasty, just a little spicy for me.|
|NR 100% Certified Zabiha Halal restaurant!(Certified by HFSAA / MUFTI ABDULLAH NANA!! We serve all american and few pakistani specialties. We do special accomadations for religious oraganizations. (CPSA, IFS, MSI, ICN) are few to get catering orders from us. Plese contact us for your next religious event, for special rate!|
|★★★★ well above avg place, food wasnt bad at all. their zinger burger and philly steak panini both were good|
|★★★★★ Best philly steak panini and gyros paratha rolls. Famous zinger was very good aswell.....|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Salaam,
Im very thankful to you for taking some time to write a review. Appereciate your support. As you know its very hard to please everyone but MA im doing my best to provide the best to my customers. Thanks again.
|★★★★★ We were traveling from Fl. Came out here today on sunday and wish there were places like this in FL. Not a huge muslim population there. We all had broasted chicken, roasbeef panini, philly steak panini. Everything MA was great.|
|★★★★★ Great food and great service. Stopped by while passing through. One suggestion I would like to make is to add some grilled options, as everything on the menu currently is fried.|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Your wish is our command!! We are adding a char-grill and I.A will be having grilled burgers and chicken tikka/boti, behari kabab very soon. Thanks for your kind reviews
|★ Thoroughly Disappointed- The Good, The Bad the Ugly|
The Good: I had the philly cheese steak panini and it was good. It was not exactly a cheese steak since they used gyro meat to make it but it tasted good.
The Bad: Lets start with the french fries. I am sorry but they were PATHETIC. How can you mess up something as simple as that. They were not fresh, soggy and just dint taste right.
Next did someone recommend the garlic sauce. This is not how you make Garlic Sauce!!!! It was watery and just plain bad.
And finally the biggest let down, the broasted chicken. I have had it at several places back home and was really looking forward to eating halal broasted. The broasted here was tasteless, chicken was raw and left a weird after taste in my mouth. I had a bite or 2 and just threw away the rest. Really, really Disappointed!!!!
The Ugly: I left feeling bummed out because the place had high ratings on Zabihah and it rarely gets it so wrong. Initially I thought may be a one off thing but I went back and read the reviews again and I got it. Most of the reviews are FAKE accounts.
All this just left me sick in the stomach (pun intended).
|★★★★★ Im new in this area. I've tried few different local places b4 i found out about this one. Actually i over heard these girls taking about this place, so iasked them about it since im new here. Tell you what this place was much much better than last few places i tried. Finally i can focus on school and go eat good zabiha halal food @ Mr. Halal. |
|★★★★★ Lol. Nice job shazia baji u beat me to it. Well review b4 me from shazia baji is very true. Shes my cousin and we all went together to Mr. Halal. Deff very good sandwiches, rolls etc.|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Asak,
Thanks to you & shazia baji both. Appreciate your biz & kind reviews. I.A i will continue doing my best to serve my community only the best.
|★★★★★ Salaam. Whatever i tried was superb.. but if you new to this place then start out with zinger burger, philly steak pannini and gyros paratha. I luv their broasted chicken and chargha too. In my opinion theres no one like Mr. Halal . Very unique and great food.....|
|★★★★ Really great place, good food - RECOMMEND!|
|★★★★★ been coming to this place for a while now, always good consistant food. Always eat their famous zinger but today i tried their philly steak panini. not only that it was unique, it was a amazing sandwich. this guy comes up with unique items for real. im impressed. spoke to him and he said he will be bringing beef burgers and gyro soon I.A. go and try it yourself!|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Thank you brother. Im always trying to come with better and unique stuff that other places dont have.I.A. will be beef burgers will be coming soon. Let me tell you one thing for sure, it wont be like your any other halal palce burgers!!!!They will be freshly made non frozen burgers and will be deff uinque I.A
|★★★★★ Im from Ontario, heard about this place over there. Since i was visiting family here i came to try it out. Zinger burger was amazing! Unique burger. Also had 2pc broasted chicken. It was good aswell. Owner recommended homemade garlic sauce, it went perfect w/ that chicken. Keep it up guys. M.A.|
|★★★ average place average food....|
|★★★★★ Best broasted chicken, remind me of karachi with that white garlic sauce. Chargha was very tasty, took 30min but was well worth it. Everything is made to order, so next time i will call ahead. No more kfc. Their mango shake was good too.|
|★★★★★ We were recommended by a family member. Great food, great service. Very friendly. We had zinger burger, shami kabab roll, chicken puffs, biryani, chargha, mango shake. Everything was really good. It was our first time but it wont be last. Keep it up.|
|★★★★★ This place is a hidden gem. There food is great and now they added desi food. We had biryani, chicken 65, mix chaat to go. It was very tasty biryani and chaat. Deff spreading the word around. Everyone must try there desi food! They doing catering aswell. Everything is 100% zabiha halal|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Salaam,
I appreciate your comments and very thankful to you to take out time and write a review. MashAllah we are getting a good response on our biryani, chicken 65, mix chaat. FYI we do catering aswell for a much bigger menu. Please give us 48 hour notice and 50% non- refundable deposit. JazakAllah Khair.
|★★★★★ I've been going to this place for quite some time. They caught me by surprise last sat when i went there and seen a sign for sindhi biryani. There food is great but i was bit skeptical about their biryani but let me tell you people it was the best i had in entire chicagoland. I mean all of these desi restaurants couldnt compete with it. It was great. |
They are having other specialties during Ramadan kareem for iftari. I recomend everyone to atleast try it once.
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Salaam,
Thank you for your kind review. Im glad that you loved our biryani. I would like to serve people real authentic paki-desi food. Something thats not cooked from these boxed seasonings/ maasalas, which most of these restaurants do. Please pass the word around.
|★★★★★ I tried Mr. Halal Broaster's food at a mela/exhibition event. Great value for great price. Have not experienced the restaurant environment, but the workers at the event were very pleasant and friendly. Definitely recommended.|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Thank you for your kind review. Keep in mind we will be serving famous desi items for iftari during Ramadan. Come and join us
|★★★★★ I heard of this place and being that i have never been there i decided to go online and read some of the reviews. Being that must of the reviews are good i decided to try it and let me tell you that i am glad i did. I had a zinger burger and my friend had sweet and spicy wrap, they were both very good. I would also like to add that the customer service there is excellent! It seems they truley care about there customers. I know it is very hard to please everyone but keep up the good work, u guys are doing a great job. I will def be back and try some more items on the menu|
|★★★ I ate here earlier today. The Zinger Burger is OK but w-a-a-a-y-y overrated in some of the reviews here. I also had a Sweet & Spicy Wrap which was really good. The fries that came with Zinger was not good at all, it was stale. I may return to this this place again if I am in the area but I will not especially drive a long distance,like i did today after reading the exagerated reviews.|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Salaam,
@ mr halal we appreciate all the reviews. It helps us to improve ourselves to be better. MashAllah zinger burger is a totally hot item, i mean people coming from everywhere to try it and with the grace of Allah s.w.t they are lovin it. It is a great burger indeed !!
|★★★★★ Great food. Went with my family. We had zinger burger, charbroiled chicken sandwich, broasted chicken, buffalo wrap. Everything mashAllah was very good. Deff will recomend friends and family. Will go back again to eat more of that zinger burger. mmmmmmmmmmmm yummy!!|
|★★★★★ WE used to go to KFC but stopped going there. Im not too sure about their food being zabiha halal. MR halal broaster is getting their chicken from crescents so it zabihah halal. Broasted chicken was much better than kfc. Not greasy and juicy, very tasty. Their white sauce was very tasty with chicken. They have alot more items. Next time we will try their famous zinger burger, heard alot of good things about that burger.|
|★★★★★ I went with my friends for the first time to this restaurant, Initially i was not so happy thinking they have the same food as others full of oil and salty but when I tried Zinger chicken it was awesome, everyone like their food and it was not at all salty. I would recommend others to go there and I will go there again and again specially for zinger chicken |
Keep the quality and taste you will go more further inshallah
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: JazakAllah Khair,
I'm very happy that you atleast gave me a chance. MashAllah the quality will always stay the same if not better inshAllah. I really appreciate your kind comments and business.
|★★★★★ I was told by my friends to go to Mr. Halal. I was very pleased. Food was great. Owner Kashif bhai was very informative and professional. Will back go over and over again. They are 100% zabiha halal.|
|★★★★★ The food at Mr. Halal was AMAZING. We had the Zinger Burger combo and the taste was really good with just the right amount of flavor. We will definitely be going back often to pick up some meals from there.|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Jazakallah khair - I'm very pleased that you were happy, with the grace of Allah (SWT) I'll continue my best to provide the best quality food. Thanks again for your support.
Kashif it was a great experiance at your restaurant. MashAllah the food was great, so were the prices. Keep up the good work.
|★★★★★ Very happy to have authentic zabiha halal american fast food place. Food was very good. The zinger burger is a must have burger. Its little different than karachi but still very very tasty. Also tried their turkey and roast beef paninis. My wife and i liked it. The prices are very reasonable. I will definetly go back again and again.|
|★★★★★ I have tried the Roast Beef Sandwich and it was very good and will try it again. I've also tried the Chicken Pieces from the Zinger Sandwich and they were very tasty as well. I plan on going back and trying their Italian Beef. My mother have tried the Zinger Sandwich and she really like that too. |
|★★ I was sadly disappointed. First of all, any effort to provide halal zabiha food is welcome, may Allah reward them for this. However, I have to be very honest in this review, my niyyah is not to nit-pick, but only to help better the quality of all halal restaurants. Alhamdulillah we have many options in this area, and most people will try anything once. However, you have to earn people’s second visit and that may be a problem here. |
1) Reuben sandwich: There was only one thin layer of meat! Some overlap in the middle where it was 1.5 layer, but that’s horrible. If you’ve seen a real reuben its supposed to be stuffed with meat, like 7-8 layers of meat, ¾ inch stack of meat. I have eaten many of these before I became zabiha-only, this was really not good. For $5 all you get is rye bread and one layer of so-so tasting corned beef. I’m not sure if there was sauerkraut or not, it tasted like cabbage, definitely no bite to it. My wife was fasting today, this was supposed to be her iftar!
2) Chicken nuggets: small pre-frozen nuggets. It is very very very easy to take fresh chicken breast, slice small strips, batter them, then fry. I do this for my kids all the time. Please take the extra effort to do this.
3) Zinger sandwich: Okay flavor, but very small pieces of chicken. Again, the flavor was okay, but please a little more meat for the $5. I would have enjoyed this is there was a large juicy piece of chicken or if it was on a 99 cent menu.
In summary, the while the prices are not too bad, it is not justified by the amount of meat and overall quality. The good news is that these are fixable problems. A tip for when you start making burgers: Buy beef shoulder (chuck) and grind it. Fresh Market on North Ave has this and will grind it for you, it makes a naturally fatty and juicy burger.
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Salaam. Im sorry that you feel this way. My over all customer satisfaction in 99.9%. Its very easy to pass judgement. Well, im glad that you started eating zabihah halal food instead of haram. For $4.99 it comes with fries and its a very good deal. Zabihah halal meat is alot more expensive than you think.
MashAllah the zinger burger is doing very very good. 99.9% of the customer that ate zinger burger loved it. It's a huge boneless chicken breast, just little chopped up.
please remember you are trying to compare me with mcdonalds or wherever you usually eat. This is not a non zabiha halal restaurant. This is MahsAllah a 100% zabiha halal restaurant. I choose quality over cheap price products unlike other wana be zabiha halal restaurants do.
Im doing my best to keep the highest quality and the most affordable prices.
Overall i appreciate your comments and will do my best to satisfy your needs.
|★★★★★ Tried the Zinger burger and it was great. One of the few places with legit Zabiha chicken. We will be back soon IA|
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Salaam,
I really appreciate your comments and with the grace of Allah (S.W.T) my goal is to always keep the highest quality and affordable prices.
|★★★★ I tried their broast chicken and a chicken sandwich and the food was pretty good. Will definitely go back again.|
|NR Salam Kashif,|
First of all i wanted to congratulate you on opening your new restaurant. In my opinion the location you have chosen is a good one and should make your business prosperous. There is definitely a large muslim community in the surrounding area of your location.
Second....Lets talk Burgers. I live in Oak Brook Terrace. After lots of experience in the culinary arts, i came to the conclusion that the best Burgers in the chicago-land area are from "Faizan's pizzaria and grill" in Hanover Park(specifically the "Angry Bulls Eye Burger"). To get to the point quicker, gas is expensive and i cant go to Hanover park all the time. People sometimes tell me they like the burgers from Tahoora on Devon. But after eating at Faizans, Tahooras burgers are like choking on a newspaper. Like most restaurants, you claim you have "juicy burgers" which i cannot deny before actually trying it. I strongly advise you to one day sneak into Faizans, and kind of dissect theirs and find whats good and what makes it good and maybe the variety of burgers. (I'm sure you will like the Burgers) Then, Give the burger a reasonable price for example "1/2 lb. cheeseburger with some fries and (possibly) a coke for around 5 bucks" or "2 Burgers, large fries, and a coke for maybe 9-10 bucks . I also advise that you serve milkshakes. Faizans Milkshakes are NOT good. I think its a 16oz cup for almost 4 bucks. You may be able to get an idea from Steak n Shake, and they have generous sizes, too.
To conclude, I really hope that your business is successful and is a good eating experience for the Lombard/Villa Park Muslim Community.
p.s- Keep pricing reasonable to consumers because a lot of times teens walk in and don't have a lot of money.in other words, Take 4 bucks for a burger or 0 bucks and lack of business due to high prices.
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Walaikum Aslaam,
InshAllah all of your requests will be met soon. My prices are very reasonable and I'll continue my best to keep the prices very reasonable. It's the quality what I promise to my customers. You get what you paid for.
Come and try my "Zinger burger" (marinated boneless chicken breast deep fried on top of a sesame bun, comes with seasoned fries only $6.99.
Also my borasted just is very tasty, juicy and crispy. Everything on my menu is made to order fresh.
Everything on my menu is 100% zabihah halal.
|★★★★★ Can't wait for this place to open. They will have all 100% certified chicken from Crecent Chicken all all hand raised Zabihah Halal chicken in your neighborhood. Plus more options besides Chicken. |
Mr. Halal Broaster responds: Yes, inshallah we will be opened fri jan 6th, 2012. We have broasted chicken. Panini sandwiches. Juicy burgers. Fresh fruit smoothies. Mango lassi. Appetizers. everything is 100% zabiha halal