Serving the cuisine of Kyrgyzstan, Jibek Jolu has an interior design reminiscent of a yurt, a traditional structure of the Central Asian country. (Its name means “Silk Road,” after China’s historic central Asian trading route.) Meat and carbs dominate, and the must-have dish is the manty, a dumpling stuffed with meat and onions. Heartier foods dominate the menu, which is just what you’d expect from a restaurant serving the food of the Kyrgyz Steppes, and just what you want as the weather grows chillier.
5047 N. Lincoln, 773.878.8494, jibekjolu.us
Best of Chicago 2017