The menu juxtaposes the Indian subcontinent's spice-rich dishes with Nepalese food, known for its milder character and lack of dairy. The chefs value presentation, plating their creations on white dishware, which serves as a stark canvas for the ingredients' vibrant colors. Such modern touches won cumin a 2012 Michelin Bib Gourmand award.
For good eats and good times in Chicago, dine at En Hakkore.
En Hakkore is great for families with kids.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
En Hakkore is a prime location for car and public transit commuters.
Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the restaurant.
En Hakkore offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
The chili reds and basil greens of Thai cuisine create splashes of color inside the confines of Silom 12, where white-brick walls and a shadow-box-style bar evoke the atmosphere of Bangkok's work-hard, play-hard Silom district. The Southeast Asian menu includes both Old- and New-World dishes, as well as some from the off-world colonies. Glass, egg, and rice noodles wrap around meat and vegetables, often crowned with aromatic sauces such as panang curry and black-bean gravy.
In Focus: Sticky Rice Chiang Mai
Cuisine: Northern Thai
Neighborhood: West Wicker Park
Namesake: Chiang Mai, a city in Northern Thailand where three of the restaurant’s owners hail from
Specialty: kow soy, a flavorful coconut soup
On the walls: authentic Thai decorations
Sibling: the original Sticky Rice location, several blocks North on N. Western
What to expect: Classic Indian food, such as curries, biryanis, and lamb dishes
The unexpected: Daily breakfast omelet specials filled with everything from parantha to kheema
Atmosphere: hotspot for Kendal College culinary students and cabbies looking for a filling meal before hitting the night shift
Customer favorite: Frontier chicken marinated in a house blend of spices and jalapeños
Inside Maza Restaurant, glass urns filled with grains of rice and a variety of herbs remind diners of the diverse array of ingredients used to construct traditional Lebanese dishes, several of which drew praise from the diners on Check, Please!. Entrees include kebabs of charbroiled meats—such as lamb, chicken, and beef—and fresh seafood, including red snapper and trout. Chefs also create an ample assortment of vegetarian dishes and sweet desserts. In addition, Maza Restaurant helps hosts feed guests during parties, small get-togethers, and late-night talk shows with their catering services.