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Tawakal

12609 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN
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Ranked #1 of 114 restaurants in Burnsville
Cuisines: African
Most recent review
- Apr 8, 2014
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English first
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

My first experience with the cuisine. The staff was great, made recommendations. What a great find. Will go back to try other dishes.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Easy to find; small and clean. Very friendly staff. Order at the counter and then sit or have it to go. Grab your soft drink or water from the fridge at the counter. I had the soup and Kay Kay. Soup was so tasty and rich. Veggie and onion flavors with spices. See photo. Recommended. Kay Kay is a one... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I ordered the Beef Sukar with Injera. First they delivered the tea which was hands down the best tea I've ever had. Then, the vegetable soup which is more of a broth, and filled with a million flavors and delectable. Then the Beef Curry which was enough food for two people, and was just like a dish I had while... More

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Skokie
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed the Kay Kay very much. Soup made from goat broth. Tasty. Great service. Friendly staff. Try the Somali tea. Highly recommended.

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Herbster, WI
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is an absolutely wonderful way to experience authentic African and Ethiopian food! The experience took me back to Africa and the varied dishes we experienced a few years back. Do not miss an opportunity to visit Takawal. The food is not spicy, is very tasty, and is prepared and served by some of the most hospitable people we have... More

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I love East African food. Ethiopian, Kenyan, Djiboutian--I love it all. When I heard that the Twin Cities metro area was host to a huge Somali diaspora, I knew there had to be some amazing food, and I found it in Tawakal. The quality starts with the people. Yussuf, the owner, is one of the most friendly people you're likely... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A number of Somali friends recommended I try Tawakal, and I couldn't be more thankful for the recommendation. Above and beyond the delicious food, which was well-prepared with generous servings and incredible flavor (You haven't had Sambusa until you've had Tawakal's), the thing that struck me most was the friendly and genuinely nice reception I received by the owner, Yussuf.... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Visited Tawakal for the first time and had a great experience!! The brother-sister owners were very friendly and helpful. The sambusas were outstanding. The sample platter was huge - it included fish, chicken and beef. The fish was a hit!!

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Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Ditto to all the comments about the helpful and friendly staff. Food selections were wonderful, flavorful and very generous. If yo like curry, you'll LOVE this place! On some selections you can probably share one meal and still take a box home for leftovers. Color pictures on menu helps vizualize the meal and the actual dish looks just like, too... More

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband and I tried this restaurant and found the food delicious, the service courteous and the waitstaff very willing to help us esplore the different dishes. The menu offers pictures so that also helped decide on our order. My first choice was to order goat but it was no longer available that evening-the waiter said that many days it... More

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