Lilac Tiger

Lilac Tiger

1742 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

(312) 722-6911

Categories: Indian, South Asian, South Indian

Neighborhood: Wicker Park


Hours: Sun, Tues-Thurs: 4:30pm-11pm // Fri-Sat: 4:30pm-12am

Description: Lilac Tiger is Chicago’s newest collaboration amongst three of the hospitality industry’s major players, actively striving for new and invigorating dining opportunities in the city. Zubair Mohajir (Wazwan, Coach House), Ty Fujimura (Arami, Small Bar, Entente), and Won Kim (Kimski) have come together to curate an intimate South Asian dining experience that is matched with bold and vibrant cocktails, spirits, and beers, curated by Beverage Director David Mor (TRUCE, Cindy’s, Robert et Fils).

In the space formerly known as Wazwan, Lilac Tiger is taking life and building its own identity as a thoughtfully-curated cocktail bar and dining spot. For those who have frequented Wazwan in the past couple of years, rest assured that the house favorites are staying, including the Wazwan team! Dishes like the THC Sando, Wazwanimal Burger, and Chettinad Chicken Masala will be joined by collaborative dishes by Chefs Zubair and Won, offering up a melding of Korean and Indian flavors and ingredients. From Duck Fried Rice to Whole Fish and Indian/Korean Pickle Plates, this new menu is packed with a punch of flavors and spices throughout.

To accompany our new food menu, our beverage program is going to offer up an array of options with a tropical-leaning essence. The use of tropical and fruit-driven ingredients balances out the bold spices that are incorporated throughout Lilac Tiger’s menu. David is inspired by the balancing of tropical drinks and playing with Indian, Korean, and Japanese spirits to embolden this cocktail program with a sense of intentional identity. The program will also feature a curated sake list, Indian and Thai beers (including a Lilac Tiger specialty beer by Marz Brewing), and an array of international spirits that are not often featured in Chicago’s cocktail bar scene.”

Special deal: no

Special menu: no

Reservation required: no

Accept credit card: yes

Alcohol: yes, no BYOB

Outdoor seating: yes

Dogs allowed: no

Parking: street parking

Public Transportation: Blue Line (Division St stop), Damen Bus (Division St stop), Division Bus (Wood St stop)