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Shah Jee’s, the popular Pakistani restaurant located in the garden level food court at 770 N. Jefferson St., is expanding its reach with not just one, but two new locations – both of which are expected to open before the end of the year.
According to owner Azhar Shah, who runs the business with his son Khizar, the first new restaurant will be located at 228 W. Wells St. in the storefront that formerly housed a Subway. Shah says the Wells Street location will keep the same weekday lunch hours (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) as the Jefferson Street location.
The location's menu will be identical to the Jefferson Street location, he says, with dishes like daal masoor (spiced red lentils), chana masala (garbonzos cooked with tomato and onions), aalu palak (spinach and potatoes), saag paneer and chicken masala.
However, the second location, taking the place of Ling’s Chinese at 3933 S. 76th St., will also offer dinner service, thanks to a relatively large dining room. Shah says he expects the South Side location to be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will also feature a slightly expanded menu.
Shah says he expects both locations to open in early to mid-December, while Shah Jee’s on Jefferson Street will remain open.
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