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Chicago - 2011 Bib Gourmand Winner

1414 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Il 60622

p: 773-342-1414


Business Hours
• Mon:
  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
• Tues - Fri:
  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
• Sat - Sun:
  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

• Lunch Buffet
• Dine-In
• Take-Out
• Delivery
• Catering
• Full Bar

Basic Information
• Cuisine:
  Indian / Nepalese
• Cross Street:
  Milwaukee and Evergreen
• Parking:
  Metered and Street
• Public Transportation:
  Blue Line "L": Damen
  CTA bus: Milwaukee-56;
• Wheelchair Access:
• Reservations:
• Payment Methods:
  Cash and Major Credit Cards

Cumin restaurant: modern Nepalese and Indian cuisine, has taken up on the task of bringing you the absolute taste of Indian sub-continent as well as the Himalayas of Nepal. Known throughout the world for its distinct appealing aroma, Indian and Nepalese cuisine has been a lasting staple stateside, as well as the far reaches the world over. The lack of a Nepalese / Indian restaurant in Wicker Park / Bucktown area inspired us to foray into opening our first project. To be the first of its kind of restaurant in Wicker Park, we intend to provide you the utmost in the service and unparalleled dining experience, in a warm and inviting ambience with the modern and contemporary décor and presentation. We do what we are best at, pleasing you, our guests, with our service and food.


Essentially similar in cooking method and taste, however, Nepalese food is milder and do not use any dairy products in the preparation; perfect for people conscious about their health related eating habits. Indian food primarily boasts of its rich taste attributed to the usage of various spice mix and rich sauce base; and usages of various vegetables and meat ingredients.

The thoughtfully designed menu boasts of an array of appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages, certain to bring delight into your dining experience. Wide range of cooking method is used in order to bring the very taste and aroma of various fresh ingredients and exotic spices. Clay Oven, a barrel-shaped oven, is used to cook most of the meat sizzling with the propriety of grandeur and rich taste.


The menu comprises of such perennial hits as Chicken Tikka Masala (boneless chicken marinated and cooked in Tandoor simmered in rich curry sauce), Paneer Aalu Gobhi Chilli Masala (cottage cheese cooked with potatoes, cauliflower florets and peppers in rich curry sauce), Chicken Vindaloo (chicken and potatoes cooked in hot and tangy sauce) and many vegetarian, meat and seafood entrees certain to bring out the taste you have been craving for; exotic and spicy. The Nepalese page of the menu consists of such appetizers as Chicken Momo (steamed dumplings with seasoned fillings) and Chhoela (marinated chicken diced and cooked in Tandoor with Nepalese spices), a staple in Nepalese kitchen. The entrees comprise of Gorkhali Khasi (bone-in goat meat cooked in rich Nepalese spices), Aalu Tama ra Bodi (potatoes, bamboo shoots and black-eyes peas), Namche Bazako Sekuwa (chunks of marinated boneless goat meat cooked in Tandoor) and many other vegetarian delights. Sided with delectable assortments of rice dishes, naan and other flatbreads, the dining experience at Cumin will be nothing short of an extravagant journey into exotic culinary bliss.


We offer a full bar menu with classic and innovative cocktails and spirits as single malt scotch, vodka etc and a very discriminating choices of the reds, the whites and the bubblies. We will also offer a wide selection of imported and Indian beers as Kingfisher, Flying Horse, Taj Mahal, Chakra, Stella Artois, New Castle etc.