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Southside African Restaurant
8311 S Baltimore Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, United States
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Southside African Restaurant


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Ta
Review №1

Maybe if there wasnt a pandemic...smhNo jollof or fried riceChicken was so tough- why?But plantains,rice and sauce was good...Beef not tender but good

Ka
Review №2

I got tons of food and spent over $30 for two meals earlier in the year. Recently I bought 2 beef egusi soup dinners for over $13 apiece and got barely enuff to get full. It is very tasty that is why I gave 4 stars. I miss the Pre-Covid portions. I even mentioned my last meal was small and they said they would make up for it. I might have gotten one more tablespoon.

Ja
Review №3

Their Egusi Soup is absolutely delicious! With just the right spices. I am sooooo addicted to it BUT for the prices they charge, I do not mind paying for good food but the portion is EXTREMELY SMALL for the price they charge. I understand meat especially beef is expensive but they only give you a spoon full of soup which is horribly upsetting. $14 buck just for 3 pieces of beef & a spoon full of soup is a little ridiculous. Please add more soup to your portions. But you better call to see when they are open. I have went there too many times & they were closed. Sad Thanks

Om
Review №4

The food is very tasty and makes you crave for more each time. It is a place to get your freshly made African food. I enjoy all their meals it is sumptuous

Ag
Review №5

Never tried the gari (eba) with agussi. My first time and it was really good. And i am a Ghanaian talking about a Nigerian for so you know what that means. Will definitely be going back again

Em
Review №6

This is a awesome tremendous place to be at. every bite you take makes you feel real good

Ju
Review №7

Friendly and accommodating. Food is better than most

Es
Review №8

They knowingly served me scorched food terrible never again

St
Review №9

Delicious food. Great service. Big portions.If you want to taste real African food. This is your place. I could eat this everyday!

Ra
Review №10

Worst of the worst they did not only over charged me but they gave me also something I didn't ordered. I asked for agussi sauce they gave me bitter leaves sauce.

Pa
Review №11

Very satisfied, good service

Je
Review №12

GOOD FOOD

Sa
Review №13

The food is amazing. The owner is very friendly

Ab
Review №14

I'll come back food was great the hustle I went through to get there with no place to park my truck was worth it,I even ordered food to go thank you I appreciate African food cooked to perfection

Gm
Review №15

Good food. However, it's 2019... you have to invest in offering delivery. Your sales would spike if you made it more convenient for people to purchase your food. Also, you all have no set time for open and close. Some days you all close way too soon. You can't just choose to randomly close when you feel like it. Set business hours and stick to those times. Other than that I love the food but customer service and accessibility is lacking.

Mo
Review №16

The Jollof rice and fish is my favorite. Definitely a go to for a good jollof and fish!

La
Review №17

Been coming here for 2 years. Always love the food here

Fr
Review №18

I love African food good so this place does not disappoint. However if your eating there it's not the prettiest spot. But who cares if your looking for Authentic West African Cuisine this is your spot. A rare gem on the Eastside of Chicago so happy to have them.

ab
Review №19

Great food, great people, fun atmosphere

Ay
Review №20

Good food and great service. Nice environment to relax

st
Review №21

Love their chicken stew and jollof rice. Has the right amount of flavor and spice.

Ki
Review №22

The food was fresh and delicious

He
Review №23

It's a wonderful experience every visit. Freshly made,tasty and mouth watering Nigerian dishes.As you like it.Hmmmm,I Love it.

Co
Review №24

This place is slow and always short as of running out of food. And yes some item are exceeding spicey.Also Many times i attempt to go there its closed.

AF
Review №25

Authentic and Great dinning, African food at it's best.

Om
Review №26

Their meal are served fresh

Sa
Review №27

Nice place to eat and awesome service

ro
Review №28

Good comfort food,wait time can be hell, best if this has a delivery.This is an update, I went there again and was out of the door in less than 5mins! I left a very happy customer the meal was great as always. the kicker here is that they read the review! They have made adequate changes to make sure customers don't have to wait long for their meal, nothing says great customer service than an owner listening to his clients requests, questions and observations. Thanks Southside, this is definitely a great place to be!

Pa
Review №29

Comfort Food. Worth a stop

Ol
Review №30

Nice meal

Ol
Review №31

I'm truly impress with the service and quality of African dishes. . ...

Ob
Review №32

Best African restaurant in chicago, food taste good, I keep coming here.

mo
Review №33

They have many international foods!!

Al
Review №34

Really good food. Everything!Sometimes the wait is a bit long. More than that, when a restaurant opens for the day, you expect to be served immediately. The wait has been 2 hours after opening to receive an order.

Nz
Review №35

Didn't have a good experience over the phone but that being said I went over and had a nice time. Will always support my Nigerian and African restaurants

Do
Review №36

Very nice people

De
Review №37

Very good food

ro
Review №38

Good food and they if you like this

Bi
Review №39

Terrible customer service! They were very late on a pick up order and asked us to come back in one hour. We came back and complained that it's unfair to set a pick up time and not adhere to it especially cause we don't live in the neighbourhood. The guy started shouting and cussing us out. Saying we should take our money and return their food. I was so shocked cause I have never experienced that kind of unprofessionalism before. I and my friends will never go back there. Good luck to the owners.

Ya
Review №40

The food here is good. However the last couple of times I ordered pounded yam with egusi the amount of pepper in my soup was unbearable. Today I placed an order over an hour ago and was told to come in 30 mins. The door is not open and I'm still waiting (:

Do
Review №41

A unique treasure on the far south side. I had the rice, fiah, chicken, and beef. It was all VERY good. At times I wasn't exactly sure what I was eating but I enjoyed every bite. I have already been back with friends and will be back again soon!

Ba
Review №42

Excellent African cuisines

La
Review №43

I love the food it's seasoned perfectly. However, they do run on "African time" which is almost the same as "African American " time . They said the order would be ready in 15 minutes we got there in 20 and still had to wait 10. It was well worth it though

Do
Review №44

I went here back in 2016, and it was the only Nigerian restaurant in Chicago, that still has good food. Unfortunately, I don't live on the Southside, so I haven't been to this place since.

Pr
Review №45

My favorite place

Ad
Review №46

Cool

Bu
Review №47

Good food neat and well prepared.

Ol
Review №48

Enjoyed my egusi...

CZ
Review №49

Amazing food Amazing service

dj
Review №50

Good food and beautiful place to eat... I love it... Best Africa food.

Ol
Review №51

The food is great!

za
Review №52

Extreme long wait but the food made up for it I'll recommend ordering your food an hour before you go the food was delicious i would definitely go back

Ke
Review №53

Nice place to be ,good foods

Ad
Review №54

The best African restaurant on south side Chicago

Te
Review №55

I used to try to support Southside African Restaurant regularly for a long time because the taste was nice. The customer service, though, was consistently and constantly attitudinal, abusive, arrogant, or horrible, many times when I tried to speak with them about it. They acted like they were doing me a favor by me going there. The old lady working there always tried to nicely cheat me out of my money while acting unaware of her actions. Once, one the owners (the wife, who was better than the other staff, including her husband) corrected and reprimanded her. The next time the old lady cheated me, I left the money after the owner (the wife) told me to come back and get it. I stopped going Southside African Restaurant, also because the fish they sold started looking really weird!

Le
Review №56

Very very good food and spicy

De
Review №57

I was here one time, in March of last year and I loved the food and the service. I will go there sometime this week, as I will be in the area for the entire week. I wish they were in the Northside, like all the other Nigerian restaurants.

No
Review №58

Very disappointed very slow service

ro
Review №59

1st time visit. Would go again but wouldn't rush to get their.

Br
Review №60

I Love the food, I've grown with this restaurant& the Family, here almost every day!!! Great Food,Great service.

Ol
Review №61

Best in nig food and drinks

em
Review №62

The food was so good and the environment is so accommodating and their hospitality is way too much..... Best African food ever heard

Ke
Review №63

It's all good nothing I'll die for

Ch
Review №64

Very good food

Ad
Review №65

Top Best African Restaurant i can vouch for...

Na
Review №66

The okra soup and fu fu is so delicious

Ch
Review №67

Yummy food. Great to have my homelands cuisine in the south side instead of having to go up north

Le
Review №68

La-la wife cooks the best joloffe rice .. I enjoy it every time ...thanks girl!

Me
Review №69

Very bad customer service. He old lady was rude and the young woman as well. It was shocking how rude they were, to I and my husband because we needed time to order. Such behavior should not be in a place like that, respect and professionalism should be first.

Ni
Review №70

GOOD PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD & THEY ALWAYS WELCOME YOU LIKE FAMILY.

Pa
Review №71

Wonderful service, food was amazing, and super friendly for the non African :)

yo
Review №72

Good food but slow service.

Ab
Review №73

The food is so good Donald trump banned it, cos he wants to make america great again, not great African food.

Se
Review №74

The food is delicious and they serve large portions at a reasonable price.

Mi
Review №75

Good food, friendly people and a place for good social gathering

TT
Review №76

It a nice place to be. And the food and wondetful test good

An
Review №77

Great food and service

Ob
Review №78

For your correct swallow

wa
Review №79

Nice place to experience nigerian food

Ad
Review №80

Itz confirmed here... Palatable dises, fun games and chillaxing.

Ab
Review №81

Food is fire taste like its from isaleko

Ch
Review №82

I AM AN AMERICAN AND I LOVE EATING NIGERIAN FOOD . AND THIS PLACE IS FULFILLING YOU GET YOUR MONEY WORTH AND PRICES ARE GREAT TO!

PE
Review №83

Delicious African delicacies!!! Highly nourishing.

Em
Review №84

Terrible customer service. I wold rate this a 0 but that wasn't a choice. Never coming back here.

Jo
Review №85

I'll return, need to explore the menu.

Am
Review №86

My husband enjoys it

Ol
Review №87

Best in Chicago, no doubt! Always a grand pleasure.

Ma
Review №88

Good food and great staff!!!

Ma
Review №89

Its okay

Is
Review №90

Good and delicious Nigerian meals

Ad
Review №91

Home meal

Za
Review №92

The food isn't great, takes forever to prepare meal.

No
Review №93

The food is good but Unprofessional food servers

Ja
Review №94

Unbelievable

Mi
Review №95

Was there standing for over 10 minutes, nobody attended to me

Lo
Review №96

Awesome place

If
Review №97

Great food and service

ol
Review №98

Good food but expensive

Fa
Review №99

Fair customer service.

Ta
Review №100

They very great

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4.3 Rating
  • Address:8311 S Baltimore Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, United States
  • Phone:+1 872-666-5588
Categories
  • African restaurant
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:12–8PM
  • Tuesday:12–8PM
  • Wednesday:12–8PM
  • Thursday:12–8PM
  • Friday:12–8PM
  • Saturday:12–6PM
  • Sunday:Closed
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
Offerings
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
Dining options
  • Catering:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
Atmosphere
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
Crowd
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
Planning
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
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