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4301 Central Av. NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
17637812222
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Authentic middle eastern food prepared by our Turkish and Egyptian chefs....
Authentic middle eastern food prepared by our Turkish and Egyptian chefs. Scratch kitchen with large portions. This is a must check out restaurant in the Minneapolis area. We are a destination for many travelers.
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  • 12
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lucky to have this restaurant in Heights

Start with the shawarma, later try the iskender if you're feeling adventurous. Regardless expect good food and a delicious dessert if you've got room.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Joe W
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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have tried Basha across the street, and heard good things about Filfillah on Central Avenue. The food is delicious and service friendly and prompt, the "atmosphere" is a bit lacking--howerever, our hot tea was served in a turkish teapot, the bread that came with our soup and salad wonderful. Recommend the fattoush and greek salads, any grilled meat-we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Start with the shawarma, later try the iskender if you're feeling adventurous. Regardless expect good food and a delicious dessert if you've got room.

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Thank Joe W
Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Different from other foods, and tastes. Once in awhile on a Tuesday I buy a variety of things on a platter to bring home to share with others at home. I usually have to wait awhile to get my order since I order a lot at a time..

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Thank Ronald V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We been all over Minneapolis middle eastern restaurents.. this is definitly the best.. its super clean.. it takes them very short time to serve your order... the food is the best without exaguration. Prices great, and tbey serve plenty of food and quality food. After we tried them, we go dine there two or three times a month.. we loved... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Made reservation for 18. They did not have enough food. Food was undercooked. Chef was smoking outside. Service was bad. Would not go there again.

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Thank Maher S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Food is absolutely bad. Quantity is very less. On top of that they charge 18% service fee. Even restaurant like big bowl don't charge that much. I will not recommend anyone to get rip off at that Restaurant.

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Thank Farzaad A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My best friend was visiting from Toronto and we were going to go to Psycho Susie's but one look at the parking situation we decided no way! So I told him I know this place where the food is great and parking didn't seem to be an issue. I think a lot of their business is take away. But you... More 

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Minneaopolis, MN
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've had Med. food in Israel & Saudi Arabia; this is still the best I've ever tasted. The puffy, homemade bread is amazing, fresh & hot fr the oven. The mezze platter & combo platter gives us leftovers for 2 more servings. We won't eat shwarma anywhere else after having it here, NOT the generic stuff most places heat &... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Definitely, No Arabian person will like this restaurant and I don't think others will do. I went to the restaurant for a late lunch. Flays was all around the place. The soup came very late. Ale maze plate items came from frozen food. Other foods like Adana cabab and the bred was over cooked. Workers was extremely slow. I was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was decent and pretty authentic - however I have to mention the great service that we got at this place. The staff showed attention to detail and promptly acted despite being quite busy at the time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4301 Central Av. NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights
  • Phone Number: 17637812222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Description

Authentic middle eastern food prepared by our Turkish and Egyptian chefs. Scratch kitchen with large portions. This is a must check out restaurant in the Minneapolis area. We are a destination for many travelers.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?