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4755 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
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Description: Minneapolis, MN

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
love the lunch buffet

Bountiful, tasty $10 middle eastern lunch buffet makes it 4 stars for me. All of my favorite main dishes and salads, well prepared, and beverages included. About a mile off the highway, very easy to get to. Only disappointment is the case full of very mediocre desserts, not at all up to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was great, the variety of food was great,, and the BOGO was great. I love buffets and will return there when I want to each out for lunch. Hope to bring friends there, too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've been here twice now and the food is good but the selection of food on their buffet is less than other buffets for a slightly higher price. I love their baklava though.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Bountiful, tasty $10 middle eastern lunch buffet makes it 4 stars for me. All of my favorite main dishes and salads, well prepared, and beverages included. About a mile off the highway, very easy to get to. Only disappointment is the case full of very mediocre desserts, not at all up to the quality of the main dishes. 'Baklava' without... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I'd been wanting to visit this place for a while now after having seen all the great reviews of this place and the photos to boot. So we went tonight. Apparently we went to the wrong location. The reviews are all for the Columbia Heights location and I'd suggest that you stick to it if that's where you go, don't... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I used to go to this place about once a month. Everybody loved it! However, the service has gotten really bad. When you ask 2 different people a question, they will give you a different answer. Also, they have no problem making up an answer. If you have a buffet, then you should really know something about the food on... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This restaurant, started by a hotel chef who came to Minnesota from Egypt, has consistently great food. The offerings are varied - from lamb and other Mid-Eastern staples to American comfort foods like mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. Drinks are free- don't miss the tea with mint leaves. The place is clean and staff are continually in the dining... More 

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Minneaopolis, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We tried the Mpls one a few weeks back, at about 1:00. Food was not as fresh, hot or plentiful as Co. Heights, nor did they have the hot beverages & fresh mint leaves avail that I love at the original one. Hummus & baba had to be skimmed fr under the top congealing layer...

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Roseville, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Incredible options, clearly made with care. Great for the whole family- everything from authentic greek, to mac & cheese. Comes with drinks and dessert!

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Minneaopolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Huge selection; don't miss the samosa's, hummus, baba, & good variety of salads. Also the Lamb & kofte is a highlight. Good for families, 'cuz kids have plenty of options; pastas, mac n' cheese sometimes. Desert cooler is huge. Love the fresh mint leaves for the tea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The lentil soup is my favorite. The food is a bit above average but as far as I know the falafel is frozen and the gyro meats are the frozen loaves from Chicago. Overall though I like and have been to both locations many times.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4755 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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Minneapolis, MN

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