Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

Mediterranean, Turkish •
4.5 out of 5 stars 

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Starters

Roasted Hummus
Our original recipe of white garbanzos pureed with tahini, fresh lemon, & garlic. Garnished with s...
$6.00
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Grilled Baba Ghanooj
Smoked, skinned eggplant, chopped with fresh parsley and mint, then blended with fresh lemon, garl...
$6.00
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Crispy Falafel
A mediterranean classic. Garbanzos blended with fresh herbs, vegetables and imported mediterranean...
$6.00
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Rolled Dolma
Grape leaves stuffed with rice, tomatoes, parsley and fresh herbs and spices. Served as 8 pieces.
$7.00
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Kibbeh
A wheat shell stuffed with sautéed spiced lamb, onions and pine nuts. Lightly fried to a crisp wit...
$7.00
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Chunky - Style Foul Modammas
Crushed fava beans sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil with garlic & a mixture of chopped seasonal p...
$6.00
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Sauteed Vegetables
Lightly sautéed cauliflower and eggplant topped with cedars’ tangy spicy garlic sauce.
$6.00
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Three Cheese Flatbread
Fresh dough topped with Mozzarella, Feta & Ricotta cheeses, hearth baked in our stone oven.
$7.00
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Spinach - Garlic Flat Bread
Fresh dough topped with Mozzarella, Spinach, Bell Peppers, fresh herbs & spices, hearth baked in o...
$7.00
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Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp
A Skewer of jumbo shrimp marinated in garlic, lemon & Extra-Virgin Olive oil char-grilled to perfe...
$10.00
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Tomato & Sausage Flat Bread
Fresh pita topped with minced lamb, tomatoes, onions, garlic, hearth baked in cedars’ stone oven.
$8.00
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Spicy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings topped with cedars’ tangy spicy garlic sauce on a bed of fresh-cut cedars’ homestyle...
$7.00
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Cedars Sampler
Serves 3-4. An assortment of our most popular appetizers, including Hummus, Falafel, Tabboule & Do...
$12.00
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Cedars' Dip Trio
Enjoy your favorite dips together! select 3 dips from these choices: roasted hummus, lebna, chunky...
$12.00
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Sandwich Pitas

Warm, fresh pita bread hearth baked, stuffed with your favorite filling. All sandwiches come with fries and salad garnish.
Falafel Sandwich Pita
Garbanzos blended with fresh herbs, vegetables and imported mediterranean spices, then lightly fri...
$7.50
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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken
Char-grilled chicken breast, marinated mediterranean style, topped with red onions, lettuce and to...
$8.50
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Tandoori Chicken Sandwich Pita
Char-grilled chicken breast, marinated with spicy tandoori masala flavoring, & topped with red oni...
$8.50
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Shawarma (Chicken or Lamb - Beef)
Marinated chicken or lamb-beef, roasted on a skewer rotisserie and topped with tomatos, onions and...
$8.50
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Veggie-hummus Sandwich Pita
Lightly sautéed eggplant, cauliflower & potato topped with cedars’ tangy spicy sauce, tomatoes, on...
$7.50
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Kefta Kebob Sandwich Pita
Char-grilled rolled lamb skewers topped with tomatoes, onions and tahina sauce served in a pita. S...
$8.50
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Entrees

All entrees served with grilled vegetables and your choice of rice, potatoes, fries or more veggies! entrees also come with a choice of a cup of soup or side of mixed greens salad.
Lamb-Beef Shawarma
Spit-roasted lamb & beef on a rotisserie and sliced thin and served on a bed of onions.
$15.00
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Grilled Lamb Chops (Kastalata)
Grilled baby lamb chops marinated in lemon, garlic and fresh herbs and spices.
$24.00
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Shish Kebob
A mediterranean classic lamb filet center cuts marinated in lemon, garlic and fresh herbs and spic...
$16.00
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Mashawi
Lamb-beef and Chicken Shawirma, along with a skewer of Kefta Kebob.
$15.00
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Combination Kebob Platter
A platter combining traditional meats. Shish kebob, Chicken Kebob and Kefta Kebob.
$18.00
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Braised Ribs & Chicken
Our pomegranate-braised short ribs combined with Chicken Tika.
$16.00
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Pan-Sauteed Lamb (Kallayah)
Sautéed lamb immersed in a spicy tomato sauce, with onions and peppers served over rice.
$12.00
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Shekriya
Lamb chunks braised for hours in a garlic-yogurt stew & served with basmati rice.
$12.00
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Kefta Kebob
Char-grilled ground lamb blended with fresh herbs and spices then rolled on skewers with tomato.
$14.00
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Poultry

Chicken Shawerma
Chicken marinated overnight in mediterranean herbs and spices, then roasted on a skewer rotisserie...
$12.00
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Chicken Kebob (Shish Tewook)
Chicken breast cuts marinated in mediterranean herbs and spices skewered with veggies and char-gri...
$13.00
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Chicken Tika Tandoori
Char-grilled chicken breast & thigh, marinated in spicy tandoori masala flavorings.
$12.00
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Spicy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings mediterranean style!! marinated in cedars’ tangy spicy garlic sauce for 24 hours, th...
$12.00
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Lemon-Garlic Chicken
Char-grilled chicken breast & thigh, marinated in lemon, garlic, fresh herbs and spices.
$12.00
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Steaks

Beef Tenderloin Kebob
Highest prime grade of beef tenderloin cuts marinated in lemon, garlic and fresh herbs and spices...
$17.00
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Mediterranean Skirt Steak
A 10 ounce char-broiled skirt steak, marinated in lemon, cumin, garlic and jalapeño. A must try!
$18.00
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NY Cut Sirloin Strip
16oz ounce certified angus grade. NY cut features generous marbling, lending the richest flavor &...
$21.00
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Pomegranate-Braised Short Ribs
Hearty beef ribs braised over low heat for several hours, served with a pomegranate sugar glaze.
$20.00
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Seafood

Tiger Shrimp
Freshwater tiger shrimp seasoned in a lemon-curry mix, then Skewered & Char-grilled to perfection.
$20.00
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Seafood Kebob
Two skewers of fresh jumbo shrimp, jumbo sea scallops & chilean salmon marinated in mediterranean...
$17.00
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Curry Grilled Salmon
Fresh filet of chilean salmon dry rubbed with curry & fresh mediterranean herbs & spices.
$17.00
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Salmon Kebob
Freshly skewered chilean salmon, marinated and char-grilled. Served with grilled fresh vegetables...
$16.00
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Soups and Salads

Tabouleh
A mediterranean classic. Finely diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, mint and parsley mixed with cra...
$7.00
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Shepard's Salad
Mixed greens, shredded cabbage, sweet dates, tomatoes,toasted almonds & goat cheese tossed in a ba...
$9.00
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Cedars' Signature Lentil Soup
Mediterranean country lentil soup, served with warm, fresh pita hearth baked in cedars’ stone oven.
$4.00
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Soup of the Day
Cedars' seasonal selection of cream or broth-based soups. Served with warm, fresh pita hearth bake...
$4.00
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Jerusalem Salad
Diced tomato, cucumber and parsley tossed with a Tahina and lemon dressing.
$5.00
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Mediterranean Salad (Fattoush Salad)
Mixed greens with fresh vegetables and feta cheese topped with house-made vinaigrette.
$8.00
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Chopped Salad
Crisp cucumbers, tomatoes, bleu cheese, pita chips & red onions tossed with mixed lettuce in our s...
$9.00
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Pear + Gorgonzola Salad
Mixed greens with toasted almonds, diced bosc pears, raisins, & gorgonzola cheese, all tossed in a...
$9.00
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Hearty Traditional Meals

Ripe Tomato Cous Cous
Imported cous-cous, boiled & sautéed, with mediterranean spices, then topped with a ripe tomato, g...
$12.00
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Kushary
Basmati rice tossed with caramelized onions and sauteed lentils. May be topped with tomato sauce o...
$11.00
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Tagene
A medley of fresh vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, eggplant, onions and zucchini stewed in a...
$11.00
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Curry Vegetables
A medley of vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, eggplant, onions and zucchini, stewed in a thic...
$11.00
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Desserts

Honey-Glazed Baklava
Crushed walnuts & cinnamon rolled in filo dough squares, with a glaze of honey throughout.
$1.99
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Warm Apple Crumble
Made with granny smith apples, slow baked.
$5.50
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Gourmet Cheesecake
A creamy new york style gourmet cheesecake.
$5.50
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Pineapple-Cheese Hareesa
A mediterranean classic. A semolina crust on top and bottom, with sweet pineapple and cheese in be...
$5.50
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Homemade Cinnamon Rice Pudding
Fresh cinnamon sticks mixed into homemade rice pudding. Served chilled.
$5.50
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Decadent Chocolate Cake
A rich slice of double-layer chocolate cake.
$5.50
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Cedars Trio!
Three of our most popular desserts: honey-glazed baklava, pineapple-cheese hareesa, & cinnamon ric...
$8.99
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Side Dishes

Basmati Rice
$3.00
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Mediterranean Style Potatoes
$3.00
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Homestyle Fries
$3.00
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Grilled Fresh Vegetables
$3.00
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Garlic Leaf Spinach
$3.00
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About Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

(773) 324-6227 • 1206 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

Traditional Mediterranean menu that includes Hummus, Falafel, Cous Cous, Shawerma & Kebobs that fill our dining room with magnificent aromas