The restaurant prides itself on making most everything in-house and fresh each day. The environment is clean and warm, without being overly modern. Upon entering the restaurant, you're faced with menu boards that show you how to customize your meal. The Chipotle-style menu allows you to first pick a base of a wrap, rice bowl or salad bowl and then customize it with your choice of protein. Familiar Indian options include chicken tikka and boti steak, but also vegetarian options including tandoori tofu that is coated in tandoori spices and freshly baked.
Next, you can top your meal with chickpea salad, tomato and cucumber salad or cabbage salad, as well as a few of their six offered chutneys. All chutneys are homemade and the folks at Sataza recommend trying no more than two sauces together. There's a mango mint that's sweet and spicy, a peri-peri (most popular) that packs a little more heat, as well as a cooling yogurt sauce called raita. In terms of side dishes, the most popular, samosas, are offered in both vegetarian and chicken versions. There are masala potatoes (a fancy name for fries) and smaller versions of the salads.
|Sataza's dining room|
|Vegetarian & chicken samosas, masala potatoes, mango lassi & mango juice|
|Salad bowls with tandoori tofu, boti steak and chicken tikka|
Sataza kindly invited me to try their restaurant and comped the meal so I've reported solely on the food I tried, rather than give a star rating.
28 S. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60661