Sayat Nova East Armenian

157 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-9159 http://sayatnovachicago.com

14 reviews

The Basics

  • Primary: Restaurants
  • Others: Middle Eastern, Lunch Spot, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Hours:
    Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 02:30 PM To 09:30 PM

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Reviews

  • By Sandra 10 months ago on GrubHub

    Sayat Nova consistently has great Middle Eastern (Armenian) food. I have never had anything from there that I did not like. In particular, their grape leaves and tabbouleh are wonderful. Read more »

  • By Aveen 1 over 4 years ago on Insider Pages

    amazing rice and chicken dish. The place is small but welcoming and usually you have to wait a while for the food but it's worth it. Read more »

  • By aREALArmenian almost 5 years ago on Citysearch

    THIS IS NOT AN ARMENIAN EATERY\r THIS PLACE IS OWNED BY EYRABS\r PLZ DONT CONFUSE EYRABS FOR REAL ARMENIANS\r ARMENIANS ARE NOT MIDDLE EASTERN ANYTHING\r NOR ARE WE ARABS\r \r WE ARE CAUCASIANS\r WE ARE FROM TRANS-CAUCASIA,… Read more »

  • By writeon1 over 5 years ago on Citysearch

    My family has been coming here for decades...for reasonably priced, highly authentic Armenian/Middle Eastern food, there is nothing better. It's almost like retreating into a private sanctuary when you duck off of Michigan Ave to eat here.… Read more »

  • By topchef_aj almost 7 years ago on Citysearch

    My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place on a saturday night. We started with the Armenian style thin crust pizza, which was suprisingly mediocre, as it came out more like a lamb filled quesadilla than a pizza. However, the rest of our… Read more »

  • By pjs2780 over 7 years ago on Citysearch

    My husband I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Sayat Nova on a Sunday evening. The decor is beautiful and I really liked the curved booth where we were seated. The food was great as well -- we started with the lebneh, which was creamy and… Read more »

  • By John T. almost 8 years ago on Judy's Book

    My wife and I went there for dinner earlier this evening.It's a cozy, romantic restaurant, with intimate booths and soft bossa nova music playing in the background.She had the combination, with grape leaves, meatball, eggplant and phyllo… Read more »

  • By tulips500 almost 8 years ago on Menuism

    i've been to sayat once, and for me, once was enough. that's not to say sayat is a terrible place to eat.... Read more »

  • By tyjohnson almost 9 years ago on Citysearch

    Terrible customer service. If you are looking for frustration, I recommend going to this restaurant. If you are looking for a nice relaxing dinner, go anywhere else in the neighborhood. Read more »

  • By chgolvr almost 9 years ago on Citysearch

    If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind place that's different from the normal Michigan Ave fair, this is it. The kabobs were flavorful and tender, and the stuffed grape leaves were wonderful! The atmosphere is cozy and private and the… Read more »

  • By Lisa H. almost 9 years ago on Judy's Book

    My family and I go to Sayat Nova all the time. We love it. We're Armenian and Sayat Nova serves the same food that we grew up with (they even have the same dishes as my Grandma). It's definitely authentic. Sayat Nova has great food,… Read more »

  • By No M. almost 9 years ago on Judy's Book

    I was first introduced to this place through a friend and ever since then my weekends get spent at Sayat Nova. This cozy restaurant gets transformed into a party place once its 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. With middle eastern beats,… Read more »

  • By brian_ax about 10 years ago on Citysearch

    I ordered the lamb kababs. The lamb was gamey, and the rice tasted just like the boxed kind at the store. The mezza was paltry. The hummus was bland, as was the babaganoush. Not enough bread. Service was sort of friendly, but I had… Read more »

  • By peter_behle about 12 years ago on Citysearch

    This little restaurant a welcome retreat from the bustling shops and restaurants on Michigan Avenue. The dining room is small, but tables are comfortably spaced and the service is friendly and prompt. It's a great, casual little place for… Read more »