Closed as of Sep 1 053038 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Featuring Contemporary Turkish Cuisine with Vegetarian Flair
Wednesdays are Vegetarian Night - entire menu of vegetarian and vegan selections.
Executive Chef Mehmet Ak has created a menu that offers over 25 entrees, nearly half of them vegetarian: baby eggplant stuffed with onions, red and green pepper, pine nuts and feta, topped with Kasseri cheese and a rich garlic tomato sauce; or portabella mushrooms sautéed with broccoli, zucchini and carrots over humus with pinenuts and raisins. There are also Turkish kebabs galore, plus standards like falafil, humus, dolma, and vegetarian musakka. The room is semiformal -- dim lighting, candlelight, white tablecloths, Turkish textiles on the walls -- and you can sit on floor cushions at one of two low tables up front. Very romantic and relaxing atmosphere, with a great selection of Turkish wines and beer.
Chef Mehmet is the original owner and founder of Cousin's. A recent vegetarian and raw foodist, he is sensitive to various dietary choices, and strives to create healthy food that looks good and tastes great while allowing people to experience Turkish culture through its rich and healthy cuisine.
Co-owner and manager Ben Barber is a graduate of the University of Chicago and loves to see U of C. students and alumni.
Added by Cousin's Turkish Dining on Mar 23 05 (last updated Jul 12 09)
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NeighborhoodNorth Center / Irving Park
Take #80 Irving Park Bus east from Blue Line or west from Brown Line. Two blocks east of Kedzie.
$$ - average
- Large Group-Friendly