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Dawali Jerusalem Kitchen

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Kebab Plate

Choice of juicy pieces of meat marinated overnight & grilled over an open flame. Served with rice, a side salad, & a sauce

Veggie Galaya

A tomato based skillet with eggplant, cauliflower, onion, pepper, squash, & zucchini. Served with rice & pita

Falafel Plate

6 falafel, hummus, & house salad served with tahini sauce & pita

Hummus Plate - Chicken Shawarma

Chicken shawarma served over a plate of hummus. Served with pita

Baba Ghannouj

A chunky & tangy puree of fire roasted eggplant with a hint of garlic & lemon

Dawali Sampler

A sampler of hummus, baba ghannouj, zesty hummus, masakas, & 3 falafel

Hummus Plate - Beef/Lamb Shawarma

Beef/lamb shawarma served over a plate of hummus. Served with pita

Mediterranean Delights

Mediterranean Delights
Dawali Jerusalem Kitchen offers delicious and healthy Mediterranean / Middle Eastern cuisine and traditional dishes including golden brown falafel, homemade hummus & Baba Ghanouj, and an array of sandwiches, fresh salads and entrees. We are open 5 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

Convenience at Your Fingertips
We get it - life is hectic! That's why we've made ordering from Dawali a breeze. With our easy online ordering system, you can enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean delivered straight to your door or freshly prepared for you to pick up. Convenience guaranteed.

A Celebration of Different Cultures

A Celebration of Different Cultures
Whether you're a local looking for a new culinary adventure or a lover of Middle Eastern Cuisine, you are welcome at Dawali. Dawali means "grape leaves" in one dialect of Arabic - we were inspired by different countries and wanted to open a restaurant that features the best of the best of all cultures! We have a new menu that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner - we look forward to serving you! 🌯🥗🚗

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A Taste of the Mediterranean

A Taste of the Mediterranean
Welcome to Dawali Jerusalem Kitchen, your go-to spot for authentic Mediterranean cuisine right here in Chicago! Located at 319 S Jefferson St, our kitchen is buzzing with the sizzle of shawarma, the crispiness of falafel, and the magic of our signature sauces. Let's dive into what makes Dawali special.

Open for Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery, and Catering!

Open for Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery, and Catering!
Whether you're planning a cozy dinner at home, a quick lunch break, or a family gathering, Dawali has you covered. Our services include delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, and even catering if you want to spread the joy of Mediterranean flavors at your next event. And yes, you can also dine in and enjoy the ambiance in our welcoming space.

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Really tasty! Great atmosphere. We came in while waiting for a train out of town with a few hours to kill before our departure. I got the Chicken Shawarma sandwich, and my partner got the Chicken Kabob sandwich. We also got Dawali Fries, but we ate those too fast to get a picture. Everything was lovingly made and very fresh with generous portions and good prices. Happy we came in! If we didn’t live so far away, we’d be regulars. Great job!

Anna D.

Anna D.

Such a wonderful experience: Arabic-language pop songs, beautiful interiors, friendly staff and - most importantly - unreal good food! The beef/lamb is so flavorful and tender and the falafel tastes so unique. I will definitely return for more!

Michelle T.

Michelle T.

Fantastic. Don't miss the Chicken Shawarma plate. Chicken Kabob is also fantastic. Most authentic, delicious Mediterranean meal I've had downtown in quite a while. Get the side pickles. Don't miss this place.

Ryan O.

Ryan O.

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Our location

Sunday

Closed

Monday

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday

Closed

Special Hours

Usual hours

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday

Closed


Opens at 10:00 AM

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