Naf Naf means ‘fan the flame.’ The expression is used as an invitation for friends and family to gather and share a meal together.
Middle Eastern community and hospitality are unmistakable. We're inspired by Sahar Sander, our late founder who embodied everything about Naf Naf's true meaning. When the first Naf Naf opened in Greater Chicago back in 2009, Sahar made sure to stay true to his roots by creating mouthwatering recipes in a welcoming environment authentic to his Middle Eastern upbringing.
Now, the Naf Naf rallying cry is as strong as ever. We're bringing our eats to fans in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. Our loyal fans have spread the word so quickly that we have people from California to Florida clamoring for a location near them. You think that's cool? We're just getting started. Naf on!