Taxim

1558 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
773-520-1048
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Description

Drawing its inspiration from across the Aegean, this iconoclastic standout remains the most exotic Greek restaurant in town. There’s no need for theatrics—no flaming cheese “Opas!” here—when you have vibrantly spiced delicacies such as Cypriot-style pork sausage wrapped in lamb caul, spit-roasted sea bream with mint, and supertender lamb shanks served with orzo blanketed in ground myzithra (sheep’s cheese). There’s a new discovery at every turn, including stellar yogurts, delicious homemade pita, handcrafted desserts, and a wine list that’s more than the sum of its roditiys.

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Dishes We Liked

Cypriot red wine–marinated smoked pork loin, pickled cayenne, myzithra ($8); wood-grilled octopus, fennel, and red onions ($15); spit-roasted sea bream, red cabbage salad, tashi sauce with tahini, capers, fried colocassia root, and Pontian satz bread $22; fried dumplings, wildflower honey, rose cream, freshly grated Vietnamese cinnamon ($7)

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Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Greek
Neighborhood: Bucktown/Wicker Park
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D nightly.