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Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen Menu and Take Out in Chicago IL, 60615
  • Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

  • Turkish Food, Middle Eastern Food, Mediterranean Food, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Mediterranean
  • 1206 E 53rd St Chicago IL, 60615
    - (19) EatStreet Rating
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  • Hours Closed
  • Popular Items
  • Cedar's Sampler An assortment of our most popular appetizers, including Hummus, Falafel, Tabboule, and Dolma. Serves 3-4.
  • Falafel Sandwich Falafel lightly fried to a crisp & stuffed in fresh pita with hummus & Jerusalem Salad.
  • Chicken Shawarma Sandwich Marinated chicken, roasted on a skewer rotisserie and topped with tomato, & onions.
  • Crispy Falafel Gardanzos blended with fresh herbs, & vegetables then lightly fried to a crisp.
  • Chicken Shawarma Chicken marinated overnight in Mediterranean herbs & spices, then roasted on a skewer rotisserie and thinly sliced served over a bed of onions.
  • Appetizers
  • Cedar's Sampler An assortment of our most popular appetizers, including Hummus, Falafel, Tabboule, and Dolma. Serves 3-4.
  • Cedars' Dip Trio Enjoy your favorite dips together! Choose 3 dips. Options include Roasted Hummus, Lebna, Chunky-Style Foul Madammas, Grilled Baba Ghanoosh, Jerusalem Salad, and Tabouleh Salad. Served with Pita.
  • Roasted Hummus Garbanzos blended with tahini and fresh lemon, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, parsley & sumac. Choice of regular, chicken shawirma, or lamb shawirma.
  • Grilled Baba Ghanooj Smoked, skinned eggplant, chopped, & then blended with fresh parsley, mint, lemon, garlic, & tahina
  • Crispy Falafel Gardanzos blended with fresh herbs, & vegetables then lightly fried to a crisp.
  • Kibbeh Wheat shell stuffed with spiced lamb, onions, & pine nuts. Lightly fried to a crisp, golden brown crust.
  • Chunky-Style Foul Modammas Crushed fava beans sauteed with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, and chopped seasonal peppers.
  • Sauteed Vegetables Lightly sauteed cauliflower & slices of eggplant topped with Cedar's tangy spicy garlic sauce.
  • Three Cheese Flatbread Fresh dough topped with mozzarella, feta, & ricotta cheese, hearth baked in Cedar's stone oven.
  • Spinach-Garlic Flatbread Fresh dough topped with mozzarella, spinach, bell peppers, fresh herbs and spices, hearth baked in Cedar's stone oven.
  • Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Skewer of char-grilled spicy shrimp.
  • Tomato & Sausage Flatbread Fresh dough topped with lamb sausage, mozzarella, tomatoes, onions, & garlic, hearth baked in Cedar's stone oven.
  • Dolma Grape leaves stuffed with rice, tomatoes, parsley and fresh herbs and spices.
  • Spicy Chicken Wings Chicken wings topped with Cedar's tangy spicy garlic sauce, on a bed of fresh-cut Cedar's home-style fries.
  • Lebna A mediterranean soft, creamy cheese, topped with diced roma, tomatoes, & olive oil
  • Jerusalem Salad Diced roma tomatoes, cucumber, & parsley tossed with a tahini, yogurt, & lemon dressing
  • Tabboule Finely diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, mint, & parsley mixed with cracked wheat, fresh lemon, & extra-virgin olive oil
  • Soups & Salads
  • Add Grilled Chicken for $3.00, Grilled Salmon or Shrimp for $6.00.

  • Cedar's Famous Lentil Soup Mediterranean country lentil soup Served with warm, fresh pita. Choice of cup or bowl.
  • Soup of the Day A chef's seasonal selection of cream or broth-based soups. Served with warm, fresh pita. Choice of cup or bowl.
  • Cedars Mediterranean Salad Fattush Salad. Mixed greens with fresh vegetables, toasted pita crisps, & feta cheese topped with house-made vinaigrette.
  • Shepard's Salad Mixed greens, shredded cabbage, sweet dates, tomatoes, toasted almonds and goat cheese tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Cedars Chopped Salad Crisp cucumbers, romatoes, bleu cheese, pita chips, & red onions. Tossed with mixed lettuce in our sweet white balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Pear & Gorgonzola Salad Mixed greens with toasted almonds, diced Bosc pears, raisins and gorgonzola cheese, all tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.
  • From the Oven, Pan & Grill
  • Entrees include grilled vegetables & choice of Rice, Potatoes, Fries, or Veggies. Entrees also come with cup of soup, or mixed green salad. Make the Soup large for $1.00 more, or Jerusalem for $1.00 more.

  • Shekriya Lamb chunks braised for hours in a garlic-yogurt stew.
  • Shish Kebob Lamb filet center cuts marinated in lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, & spices skewered with veggies & char-grilled.
  • Kefta Kebob Char-grilled ground lamb blended with fresh herbs and spices then rolled on skewers with tomato. Choice of regular or with tomato sauce.
  • Pan-Sauteed Lamb Kallayah. Sauteed lamb immersed in a spicy tomato sauce, with onions.
  • Grilled Lamb Chops Kastalata. Grilled baby bone-in lamb chops marinated in lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, & spices.
  • Chicken Shawarma Chicken marinated overnight in Mediterranean herbs & spices, then roasted on a skewer rotisserie and thinly sliced served over a bed of onions.
  • Lamb and Beef Shawarma Spit-roasted lamb and beef on a rotisserie and sliced thin and served on a bed of onions
  • Lemon-Garlic Chicken Jaj Musahab. Char-grilled chicken breast, marinated in lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, and spices.
  • Spicy Chicken Wings Chicken wings Mediterranean style! Fried to a crunch & served with Cedars' Tangy Spicy Garlic Sauce.
  • Chicken Tika Char-grilled chicken breast marinated in spicy tandoori masala flavorings.
  • Chicken Kebob Shish TeWook. Chicken breast cuts marinated in Mediterranean herbs & spices skewered with veggies and char-grilled.
  • Mediterranean Skirt Steak A 10-ounce char-broiled skirt steak, marinated in lemon, cumin, garlic, & peppers. Served with Dekka: An olive oil, garlic, & cilantro sauce.
  • Beef Tenderloin Kebob Lean Filet Mignon cuts marinated in lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, & spices. Served with Dekka: An olive oil, garlic, & cilantro sauce.
  • NY Cut Sirloin Strip 16 oz Certified Angus Grade. NY cut features generous marbling, lending the richest flavor and texture. Served with Dekka: An olive oil, garlic, & cilantro sauce.
  • Pomegranate-Braised Short Ribs Hearty beef ribs braised over low heat for several hours, & served with a pomegranate sugar glaze. Served with Dekka: An olive oil, garlic, & cilantro sauce.
  • Tiger Shrimp Freshwater tiger shrimp seasoned in a lemon-curry mix, then skewered and char-grilled.
  • Seafood Kebob Salmon, Shrimp, & Scallops marinated & skewered with veggies.
  • Curry Grilled Salmon Fresh filet of Chilean salmon dry rubbed with curry, fresh Mediterranean herbs & spices.
  • Salmon Kebob Fresh skewered salmon marinated, skewered, & char-grilled.
  • Hearty Traditional Meals
  • Ripe Tomato Cous-Cous Steamed imported cous-cous, topped with a ripe tomato, garbanzo and, onion-flavored sauce. Choice of regular, with lamb, or with chicken.
  • Tagene A medley of fresh vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, eggplant, onions, and zucchini stewed in a thick, ripe tomato sauce. Served with basmati rice. Choice of regular, with lamb, or with chicken.
  • Curry Vegetables A medley of vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, eggplant, onions, and zucchini, stewed in a thick, spicy curry tomato sauce. Served with basmati rice. Choice of regular, with lamb, or with chicken.
  • Kushary Spiced basmati rice tossed with caramelized onions, pasta, and sauteed lentils. May be topped with tomato sauce or yogurt. Choice of regular, with lamb, or with chicken.
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