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Sayat Nova East Armenian

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  • Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • 157 E Ohio St, Chicago IL60611 41.892538 -87.623423
  • (Btwn N St Clair St & N Michigan Ave)
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  • (312) 644-9159
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Cold Appetizers

Hommos our special chick pea dip a delicate blend of tahini, fresh lemon juice and garlic, garnished with a splash of olive oil and parsley   5.50
Raw Kibbee armenian steak tartar-fresh lean beef ground with cracked wheat and delicate spices, topped with onions, parsley, tomatoes and light olive oil.   10.50
Labneh "farmer’s cheese" dip of creamy strained yogurt topped with fresh mint and olive oil.   5.50
Baba Ghannouj smoked eggplant dip-a tasty blend of tahini, fresh lemon juice and garlic, garnished with a splash of olive oil.   5.50
Yalanchi Sarma vegetarian grape leaves stuffed with rice, chick peas, pine nuts, onions and tomatoes and cooked in olive oil. served with a fresh lemon wedge   5.50
Vegetarian Eggplant plump eggplant fried in olive oil then topped with sautéed peppers and onions.   5.50
Armenian Spinach spinach lightly sautéed in olive oil and onions. served chilled with a fresh lemon wedge.   5.50
Olives & Cheese assortment of marinated olives & armenian string cheese   5.50

Hot Appetizers

Cheese Boereg 2 flaky philo triangles stuffed with delicate cheeses and green onions then baked to a golden brown.   7.50
Spinach Boereg 2 cheese boereg philo triangles with fresh sautéed spinach.   7.50
Red Lentil Soup an armenian favorite. a hearty mixture of red lentils, onions, carrots and celery served piping hot.   4.50
Lamajoun baked armenian thin-crust pizza topped with savory ground beef, minced onions, peppers, tomatoes and spices.   6.50
Plaki great northern beans and sautéed onions are slowly simmered in a light tomato and olive oil sauce.   5.50
Sarma tender grape leaves stuffed with minced lamb, vegetables and spices, cooked in a light garlic sauce.   5.50
Stuffed Eggplant plump eggplant stuffed with ground lamb, green peppers, tomatoes and garlic, baked in a light tomato sauce.   5.50
Rice Pilaf  a traditional favorite with delicate seasonings.   4.50
Mezza Sampler choose 3, hommos, labneh, baba ghannouj, armenian spinach, plaki, taboule, jajic, sarma, yalanchi sarma, red cabbage & tourshee.   10.50


Taboule a refreshingly light salad of diced tomatoes, green onions, cracked wheat and parsley dressed with fresh lemon and olive oil.   5.50
Jajik creamy garlic yogurt mixed with crisp cucumbers and mint.   5.50
Red Cabbage Sala anour house specialty of thinly sliced red cabbage marinated in a lemon vinaigrette.   4.50
Tourshee a tangy assortment of pickled vegetables.   4.50
House Salad a crisp mixture of greens dressed with mint vinaigrette.   4.50


Served Mon-Sat: 11:30am-3:30pm.

Lulla Kebab pita sandwich stuffed with char-broiled ground beef and lamb, sliced onions and tomatoes. served with rice pilaf and green salad.   9.95
Combination # 2 stuffed eggplant, plaki, and boereg served with house green salad.   9.95
Combination # 3 sarma, stuffed eggplant, taboule and green salad.   9.95
Vegetarian Combo cheese or spinach boereg, taboule, plaki, rice and house salad.   9.95
Kibbee fresh ground lamb mixed with cracked wheat stuffed with meat and spices, then baked. served with jajic and house green salad.   9.95
Trout with Fine Herb a fresh whole trout deboned and stuffed with dill, cilantro, scallions and parsley. lightly char-broiled and napped with fine herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. served with rice pilaf.   14.95
Chicken Legs and Thighs chicken legs marinated in lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. char-broiled and served with rice pilaf and red cabbage.   9.95
Sautéed Chicken marinated boneless breast of chicken sautéed with green peppers and onions. served with rice pilaf.   10.95
Sautéed Lamb sautéed lamb rice pilaf.   12.95
Shish Kebab cubed leg of lamb char-broiled to perfection, served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper and tomato.   12.95
Kebab Combo three pieces of beef kebab and 3 pieces of chicken kebab char-broiled. served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper and tomato.   12.95
Chicken Kebab marinated cubes of boneless, skinless chicken breast char-broiled. served rice pilaf and garnished with pepper and tomato.   11.95
Lamb Chops lamb chops   25.95
Shrimp Kebab fresh jumbo shrimp char-broiled. your choice of soup or salad. served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper and tomato.   17.95
Sautéed Shrimp fresh jumbo shrimp sautéed with onions, green peppers and garlic. your choice of soup or salad.   17.95
New York Strip Steak prime beef char-broiled to your taste. your choice of soup or salad. served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper and tomato   19.95
Shawerma Plate marinated beef fillet char-broiled with pickled turnips and tahini. served with rice pilaf and red cabbage salad.   11.95
Beef Kebab marinated fillet of beef cubes char-broiled. served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper and tomato.   13.95
Vegetable Kebab marinated onions, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant char-broiled. served with rice pilaf.   9.95
Chicken Kebab Sandwich marinated boneless, skinless chicken breast cradled in hot pita. served with rice pilaf.   9.95

Lunch Specials $9.95

Monday chicken cous cous   
Tuesday topped breast of chicken   
Wednesday grilled pork chops   
Thursday traditional cous cous   
Friday catfish kebob   


All Entrees Include Your Choice Of Red Lentil Soup Or House Green Salad With Mint Vinaigrette.


All Kebabs Are Served With Rice Pilaf And Garnished With Pepper & Onion.

Shish Kebab tender cubes of leg of lamb char-broiled to perfection.   17.95
Beef Kebab cubed fillet of beef marinated, then char-broiled.   18.95
Chicken Kebab  marinated boneless skinless chicken breast char-broiled until tender.   15.95
Lulla kebab a delicious combination of lean ground beef and lamb mixed with parsley, onions and aromatic spices, then char-broiled.   16.95
Shrimp Kebab fresh jumbo shrimp char-broiled to perfection.   18.95
Vegetable Kebab char-broiled chunks of marinated onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant. served with basmanti rice.   14.95

Mixed Grill Kebabs

Kebab Combo a tasty combination of char-broiled beef, chicken and lulla kebabs.   16.95
Chicken, Shrimp Kebab. served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper & onion   17.95
Lamb, Shrimp Kebab served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper & onion.   18.95

Cous Cous

Lamb Cous Cous a traditional north african dish of tender lamb, fresh vegetables and steamed semolina, cooked in a light tomato broth and served with our special hot sauce.   17.95
Chicken Cous Cous boneless, skinless chicken breast char-broiled and served over a bed of steamed semolina. accompanied by fresh sautéed spinach in a light tomato sauce.   16.95
Vegetable Cous Cous assorted fresh vegetables and steamed semolina gently cooked in a light tomato sauce. served with our special hot sauce.   15.95


Sarma Dinner meat-filled or vegetarian grape leaves cooked in a light garlic sauce served with your choice of vegetarian stuffed eggplant or meat stuffed eggplant   15.95
Kufta Dinner armenian-style meatballs stuffed with tasty diced lamb and spice filling. served in a hot yogurt mint soup.   16.95
Armenian Combo a generous serving of sarma, boereg, kufta and eggplant.   15.95
Vegetarian Combo a delicious combination of spinach boereg, taboule, rice, hot plaki and armenian spinach.   15.95


With An Armenian Flavor

Sautéed Shrimp fresh jumbo shrimp sautéed with onions, green peppers and garlic. served with rice pilaf.   18.95
Trout With Fine Herbs a fresh whole trout deboned and stuffed with dill, cilantro, scallions and parsley. lightly char-broiled and napped with fine herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. served with rice pilaf.   17.95
Lamb Chops three tender young lamb chops char-broiled to taste. served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper & onion. the finest in chicago.   25.95
Sautéed Lamb bite-sized pieces of tender lamb lightly sautéed with onions, green peppers and tomatoes. served with rice pilaf   17.95
Sautéed Chicken boneless, skinless chicken breast of chicken marinated and sautéed with green peppers and onions. served with rice pilaf.   15.95
Chicken Topped With Spinach & Cheese a boneless breast of chicken char-broiled and topped with spinach and cheese. served with rice pilaf, garnished with pepper & onion.   15.95
New York Strip Steak  our prime strip steak char-broiled to order.served with rice pilaf and garnished with pepper & onion.   19.95



Paklava rich philo pastry with either pistachio or walnut filling.   4.00
Mahalebeya milk custard pudding accompanied by a light syrup and walnut topping.   5.00
Knafi delicate shredded philo with a creamy custard filling.   5.00
Chocolate Mousse Cake silky, chocolate mousse with a chocolate crumb crust and whipped cream topping.   5.00
Raspberry Cheesecake raspberry cheesecake   5.00

Loose Leaf Tea $3


Pomegranate rrich infusion blends the delicate, nectar-like flavor of white tea with the sweet-tart punch of california pomegranates.   
Ginger Peach mpeach, ginger and rare white tea   
Black Currant a strong lightly sweet black tea with hint of currant   
Green Sencha traditional japanese sencha green tea infused with matcha   
Armenian Mint bold, refreshing flavor a perfect complement to the end of a meal   

Other After Dinner Treats

Armenian Coffee strong, dark, double roasted coffee served with grounds.   3.00
Armenian Coffee Martini blend of vanilla vodka, govida chocolate, chilled with our armenian coffee   11.00
Mint Chocolate Chip Martini chilled mint and chocolate liqueur, with whip cream and chocolate chip top.   9.00

Armenian Specialties

Ararat Armenian Brandy.

Otborny the first of the armenian vintage brandies, rich gold & amber color, fruit features are counter-balanced by undertones of lemon, caramel &dried fig. the final note contains a tinge of bitter almond.aged 7 years.   10.00
Akhtamar beautiful amber color with a touch of copper. lively & elegant aroma. beeswax, hazelnut & oak bark with traces of vanilla & dried plum dominate the bouquet. rounded, hidden, sweetish taste unfolds gradually offering you a temptingly long aftertaste. light dryness in the end is counter-balanced by shades of cinnamon.aged 10 years   12.00
Prazdnichny intense amber color with a tinge of "old gold". bright, elegant & complex aroma with shades of spices, oak bark & dried fruit. at the end one can feel tinges of balm. rich, complex, complete, astonishingly mild & rounded taste.light sharpness at the end is smoothed by clearly expressed sweet notes. long& noble aftertaste. aged 15 years   16.00
Arak aniseed-flavored drink, traditionally prepared with ice and water-kevrya or el massaya   9.00


Exclusive Custom Cocktails.

Armeni-Tini our own original refreshing martini recipe made with bacardi,stirrings pomegranate liqueur and fresh citrus   11.00
Cranverry made with remy martin v,fresh lime juice & cranberry   10.00
Fiery Pineapple Martini zacapa rum with chili infused raw sugar syrup & pineapple   11.00
Armenian Coffee Martini blend of smirnoff vanilla vodka,choco noir liqueur and our armenian coffee shaken and chilled   11.00
Armenian Sazerac bulleit rye, sugar,bitters strained into an arak rinsed glass and a lemon twist   12.00
Armenian Sangria pomegranate wine, ketel one orange, splash of soda and fresh fruit   9.00
Effen Cucumber Cocktail effen cucumber with muddled limes and mint served in a tall glass & topped with soda or sprite   9.00


Local & And From Around The World

Kilikia Lager armenia   6.50
Goose Island 312 chicago,il   6.00
Deshutes Red Chair bend,oregon   6.00
Stella Artois belgium   6.00
Fat Tire fort collins,co   6.00
Miller Lite miller lite   5.00
Corona Extra mexico   6.00
Lagunitas IPA petaluma,ca   6.50
O’Douls non-alcoholic   5.00

Wine By The Glass


Pomegranate Wine armenia. a peppery sweet wine with fruitiness that enriches the taste of pomegranate   9.00
Côtes Du Rhône comme autrefois, france (09) intense aromas of fruit, spices and balsamic   9.00
Massaya Classic bekaa valley, lebanon (2007) heady, aromatic, with fragrances of ripe red berries and hint of chocolate, soft tannins and long finish   8.00
Merlot summerland, paso robles, ca, hints of black & boysenberry   12.00
Pinot Noir amity, or (08) aromas of black cherry& raspberry earthy& spicy   12.00
Garnacha red horn, spain (06) picota deep (aframbuesado) , black fruit pepper finishes   9.00
Chateau Musar, Cuvee Jeune Rouge lebanon (10)blend of cinsault, syrah& cabernet with a rich soft finish   11.00
Cabernet Sauvignon upper cut, napa valley (10) dark fruit and cocoa expressions, spice & espresso linger on fruit imbued finish   12.00
Shiraz milton park, australia (09) ripe berry fruit & exotic spicy notes marry with vanilla flavors   10.00
House Red rojo vivo, spain served by the glass , half caraf or full caraf   8.00


Sauvignon Blanc loire,france (10) fruit flavors with very aromatic notes of green chilies and gooseberry   11.00
Summerland Chardonney santa barbara, ca ,refined, silky with elegant balance   10.00
Pinot Grigio ca’stella, italy (09) pale golden hue, with heady aromas of fresh citrus fruit, crushed flowers and notes of pear   8.00
Aradon Rioja Blanco alcanadre, spain (10)ripe fruit with a pleasant after taste   9.00
Riesling louis konstanin guntrum,germany(10)dry riesling, citrus and mineral aromas lead into a full bodied finish   9.00
Prosecco zaretto brut, veneto, italy (09) pale golden hue, with heady aromas of fresh citrus fruit, crushed flowers and notes of pear   9.00
Bv Chardonnay served by glass, half carafe, full carafe   8.00


Sayat Nova East Armenian
157 E Ohio St
Btwn N St Clair St & N Michigan Ave
(312) 644-9159
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