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Black Sea Restaurant

737 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1214
651-917-8832
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great restaurant. The food is outstanding ~ very fresh ingredients. It is a very comfortable welcoming place to enjoy a meal. The prices are most reasonable. The staff great to work with. Highly recommend. Is just south of the Hamline University campus.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The owners, nephews of the previous owners (who have returned to Turkey) do a very good job of putting out simple, tasty food. The restaurant is small with a deep commitment to quality. You won't be served an anemic tomato slice or a tasteless hamburger. There are two soups that change with the seasons and a good selection of Turkish... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

One of the problems eating vegetarian or vegan these days can be vegetables sauteed or grilled in tons of oil. That wasn't a problem here. I had grilled eggplant that tasted heavenly and had almost no oil or grease on it. Plus it was lightly salted, if at all. I ate with an omnivore, who loved her food too.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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484 reviews 484 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Black Sea is an a great example of a family owned, reasonable priced, long lasting, quite small restaurant that has been around quite a while because of its many strengths. There is a wide range of middle-eastern food available, well prepared, tasty with reasonable prices. There are about 6 tables inside. You are very aware this place is small. Falafel,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Black Sea is a tiny hole-in-the-wall family-run Turkish restaurant serving a few simple, authentic Turkish dishes. For my money, their falafel is the best in town, but everything is tasty and inexpensive. Service is speedy and depending on where you sit, you can see your meal being prepared behind the counter. It gets quite busy at lunchtime; you might need... More 

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St Paul, MN
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Please don't expect fancy. Black Sea is a bare bones restaurant. The decor consists of a TV showing photos of Turkey. I like it. The food is tasty, inexpensive and arrives quickly. I'm so glad they opened another one on County Road E, close to me. The quality depends on who is cooking, and even when it isn't the best,... More 

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Additional Information about Black Sea Restaurant

Address: 737 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1214
Phone Number: 651-917-8832
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Turkish

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