Cumin is a Nepalese and Indian restaurant that serves contemporary, traditional and authentic cuisine. It is family owned and operated by brothers and cousins who have worked in the food industry for over ten years. Since Nepalese food is not very well known, their location in the up-and-coming area of Chicago, Wicker Park, is a great platform for them to share their food with a younger generation. It is also right in the middle of downtown Chicago and the suburbs for easy accessibility. Cumin opened on May 15, 2010 and had an amazing opening day. They received a great response from customers and the community and they have had a consistent level of food quality, service, and customer loyalty since. The owners completely renovated the space from the ground up and have become a favorite destination for food in the neighborhood. 75% of their business actually comes from returning customers who frequent Cumin often. They serve a great variety of Nepalese and Indian food on the menu that customers canít get enough of. Goat is the national food of Nepal so many of their dishes feature this item. One of their most popular dishes is the Namche Bazar Ko Sekuwa, which is made with chunks of boneless goat meat marinated in Nepalese spices, cooked to perfection in tandoor, and served on a sizzling cast iron platter. Another very traditional Nepalese dish is the Gorkhali Khasi that consists of bone-in goat meat stewed in flavorful Nepalese spices and delicious sauce with tomatoes, onions, and more spices. A unique fan favorite is a delicious dish that contains bamboo chutes soaked in chili oil with potatoes and black-eyed peas. It is a traditional Southeast Asian dish that has a combination of great flavors and textures. When it comes to Indian cuisine, Cuminís Chicken Makhani, or Butter Chicken, is very popular. The dish starts off with spice-marinated boneless dark meat chicken cooked in tandoor and then is simmered in rich creamy tomato sauce. The Dai Makhani is a favorite as well and is made with overnight soaked black lentils that are cooked in Makhani sauce with Indian spices. The Chicken Tikka Masala has gotten rave reviews from customers who claim that it is the best Chicken Tikka Masala they have ever had in their life. This is a huge compliment since that dish is one of the most popular meals in Indian cuisine. Tuesday through Sunday Cumin features an amazing lunch buffet that is all you can eat. It is a great value and allows customers to try a wide array of different foods and flavors. For first-time customers, itís a great way to introduce yourself to Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Cumin also has a great variety of dishes for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. They even offer some dairy-free dishes for those who are lactose intolerant. The restaurant can accommodate groups up to twenty-five people for special events or parties. They offer catering and delivery services to customers as well. The next time youíre in Chicago and craving great Southeast Asian cuisine make sure to give Cumin a try for an overall amazing experience!
1414 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622