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737 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1214
651-917-8832
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Baklava!

This place is small and crowded! It is obviously very popular! The food has a very traditional taste. The service is good with the server keeping us laughing! Don't miss his fresh baklava! It is probably the best I have ever had! I would go again just to have it again!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
tinaaustin
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Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place is small and crowded! It is obviously very popular! The food has a very traditional taste. The service is good with the server keeping us laughing! Don't miss his fresh baklava! It is probably the best I have ever had! I would go again just to have it again!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went here tonight and had not visited for at least 12 years. Not because anything was wrong, just kept forgetting about this gem. Even after a decade not only is it still delicious and fresh, but if you are missing the taste of a classic doner (better than a gyro), stop in and grab a couple bites. Even the falafel... More 

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minnetonka. minnesota
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98 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've been to Istanbul, the food is wonderful, and so is the Turkish & Mediterranean food at Black Sea. It's small, not many tables, busy at lunch (it's popular with the students and faculty from Hamline), so it may be best to arrive before 11:30, or wait until after 12:30. Inexpensive, fantastic food, it can't be beat.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband took me here for my birthday in February. We recently visited Turkey in November 2014, so we were ready for good Turkish food and we were not disappointed. I would suggest the grape leaves and the combo plate for 2. It is way more than two people can eat, but then you can enjoy the delicious leftovers. What... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is amazing. Super small, but somehow there's always a table when you need it. Great prices, great service, great Kabob and Doner. You need a cool place for lunch with a friend who loves meat, and another friend who loves to hate meat? Both will love this place, unless they are uppity jerks.

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Brasilia, DF
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The waiter was so polite. Good food and clean. The place is simple, but the service and food was very good.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The best and most authentic Turkish meal I have had since being stationed in Turkey. The place is a bit small but the service was was very good.

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Luck, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I have to admit I only stopped in here one day because the Korean restaurant on the same block was closed. I was surprised to find the selections so plentiful. I took an order to go and thoroughly enjoyed finishing it at my desk (which is 4 blocks away).

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Roseville, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was in Turkey, Greece and Macedonia this year, so when I came back, I had a good appreciation for what people eat in the southern Balkans. I had a hankering to go here today, and the timing worked for me, so it was a pleasure--my second visit, after a visit two years ago. Seeing it now, I realize that... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

So first off, I love Turkish food. So when the cravings come, I head over to the Black Sea. I have been here about 10 times now. The food is consistently good. I highly recommend the Iskender Kebap. It was Alexander the Great's favorite meal, thus it is named after him. Waiters have always recommended other items to the people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 737 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-917-8832

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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