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Bismilahi restaurant is now BULSHO restaurant
211 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
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Review №1

For just the taste of the food here, it could be a 5 star. But there's more than that. Their packaging of the food is just terrible. Vegetables, meat sauces and rice, everything is just all mixed up together. I don't think these carryout trays they're using are really that expensive. Please improve on that. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure I would've had a much better experience if I actually went to the restaurant instead of having it delivered.

Si
Review №2

This place makes me feel like I'm at home, one of Chicago's best experiences

Mo
Review №3

This place so hot and good food fresh Masha allahHalal I like it

Sh
Review №4

I thought I would be adventurous, as I was wandering Chicago in the cold and driving rain, so I stopped in. The place was parked up with Chicago Cabbies, seemed like a Somali hot spot. The establishment is very modest and bare bones. When I entered I was greeted kindly and given time to look over the cafeteria style offerings. One of the gentleman behind the counter recognized my puzzled look and proceeded to kindly show me each offering. Spicy rice, chicken three ways, sliced beef with peppers, a version of spaghetti, and a herbed/seasoned grits-like side i missed the name of. I intended to get just a small meal to warm me on my wanderings. I ended up with a huge platter loaded with spicy rice, grits and what seemed about half a roasted chicken. I paid little over ten bucks and opted out of the city water, a real deal. The food was great but only the hungriest of eaters could finish it all. I loved the spicy rice, it's the kind of thing I make at home, with lots of pepper flakes and spices. The chicken was also very good, baked quite well and died my fingers with what taste like turmeric, cumin and other goodness. The grits get points as well, with flecks of herbs and seasoning. The establishment had a steady roll of take out and quick Cabbie lunch stops. I would say gently that,I was completely comfortable here, but the appearance and lack of amenities may not be for everyone. That said, pick-up take-out if you're on the fence, I bet you'll go back or tell an adventurous foodie friend like me.

Ty
Review №5

This place has always given my wife and I great meals after our workouts. Rice, veggies, fried or roasted Chicken, they have all the Somali goodness you want consistently.

Je
Review №6

Cheap, delicious, and a lot of food. Very friendly staff who were able to explain the food to me as I was not well versed in African cuisine. I've been back several times since. Huge fan

Mo
Review №7

Calming environment highly recommend

Ra
Review №8

Super cheap, super good, super big portions. Conclusion: the perfect place for a college student.

Wa
Review №9

Omg beef zambukas are amazing and the potato egg ball

ka
Review №10

I asked the manger if it is hand slaughter zabiha or not , he couldn't give me the answer and he got even angry worst customer service i ever got !

Ry
Review №11

Amazing. $11 bucks for all you can eat with great service

Im
Review №12

This place is really hard to find but when u do it's worth it. The food is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone.

جز
Review №13

Good food.. the owner is very good person..the service is good.i wish u all the best..

Mo
Review №14

This is the place to go,they are more than friendly and have a very very good food.

Ke
Review №15

Big portions, nice people, good prices, authentic taste

Ra
Review №16

Delicious African food, big portions, halal and reasonable prices. People that work there are so friendly and provide great service.

Aw
Review №17

Great atmosphere. The spicy rice was good.

El
Review №18

Absolutely phenomenal. Several stand out dishes and a great dessert.Playful and relaxed environment

Fr
Review №19

Amazing food, kind people working

sa
Review №20

Excellent food and they have place to pray at the back.

Ah
Review №21

This is the worst rental car agency

Ja
Review №22

Just do yourself a favor and stop by

Ab
Review №23

Friendly service, good foods and price

Jo
Review №24

Best East African restaurant I've ever had!

Fa
Review №25

Wow! They actually have a listing!! been going here for almost a decade!! Love the place, food is great, and Abdulrazak is my buddy!They keep raising their prices and sometimes tend to get a bit miserly on the portions.They have a mussallah in the back which is super duper awesome!

Mo
Review №26

Nice people great food good service

ab
Review №27

Great food and atmosphere

Kh
Review №28

Delicious food and friendly people machaellah

Ah
Review №29

I start to eat bismillah when i finish Alhamdu lillah.

Im
Review №30

Great food and very good service

Af
Review №31

Nice place for Somali foods. Friendly staffs.

ya
Review №32

It was excellent the food amazed me the taste engulfed me and the hospitality overpowered me.

sa
Review №33

The best halal restaurant in the area of the loop price is convenient

Br
Review №34

Very nice people and food

Ap
Review №35

If you value food flavor and quality above all else, stop in. Parking is generally available in a 14-car lot on the side of the building but this place can be poppin at any time of the day or night. If you've been eating pizza 5+ times a week for the last 10 years and can only list a handful of other things you'd deign to eat, this one's a pass for you. Dishes are fairly homestyle and include:Flavored riceSpaghettiFlatbreadStewed beansSeasoned chicken and onionsRoast chicken leg / thighSalmon / fish filletSauteed / stewed greensVeggie stew (tomatoes, seasoning, carrots, etc.)Other seasoned meat / vegetable entreesSambusa (triangle of fried dough with presumably meat stuffing)You select items for a cafeteria-style plate that is a LARGE serving. Banana is an option on the side and plates are garnished with sauces and lemon.Items can be taken to go as well.They have a single screen that's usually playing the NBA.Note that this is an establishment that respects Islamic prayer times and has a designated prayer room. I would assume the food is halal but did not explicitly ask. As other reviewers have stated, furnishings are minimal and to-the-point.

Sa
Review №36

Love to come Here.

Fa
Review №37

Awesome food delicious enjoyed

Pr
Review №38

Simply sensational food

Ka
Review №39

I dont come downtown often, but when I do, this is where I grab lunch/dinner.

Hu
Review №40

Great service

Ab
Review №41

Loved it!

ot
Review №42

Good nice place

Ro
Review №43

A lot to be desired in advertising,website,especially menu.Parking always priority,hospitality and the overall dining experience needs enhance.With energy and enthusiasm this can be a transition for this community with Wells street nearby.

Sy
Review №44

Awesome food delicious

Md
Review №45

Friendly people

if
Review №46

Good food

sa
Review №47

Good food

Ra
Review №48

Love the food

Jo
Review №49

Delicious and Healthy Dining!

Fa
Review №50

Great food

ha
Review №51

Taxi

Ma
Review №52

The food was delious

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4.7 Rating
  • Address:211 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
  • Site:https://bismilahi-restaurant.business.site/
  • Phone:+1 312-265-0198
Categories
  • East African restaurant
  • Halal restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:6AM–10PM
  • Tuesday:6AM–10PM
  • Wednesday:6AM–10PM
  • Thursday:6AM–10PM
  • Friday:6AM–10PM
  • Saturday:6AM–10PM
  • Sunday:6AM–10PM
Service options
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
Highlights
  • Black-owned:Yes
  • Sports:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
Offerings
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Halal food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
Atmosphere
  • Casual:Yes
Crowd
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
Planning
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
Payments
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • NFC mobile payments:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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