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Black Sea Restaurant

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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 32
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    Very good
  • 2
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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
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This is an excellent Hamline Midway treasure! V. small and if you go at peak times expect a queue to order, but the service is fast and friendly. They have a classic middle eastern menu. I tried the donner kebab plate and my husband the combination plate. Everything was delicious, including a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Roseville, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went there because it was rated 4.5+ everywhere. Honestly I don't know what's worth 4.5 there. I love Mediterranean food and have tried a lot of them across the price spectrum. This was not the worst but way below average. Please avoid at all cost. If you are in area for Mediterranean food go to Walley's Falafel and Hummus... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is an excellent Hamline Midway treasure! V. small and if you go at peak times expect a queue to order, but the service is fast and friendly. They have a classic middle eastern menu. I tried the donner kebab plate and my husband the combination plate. Everything was delicious, including a cheeky piece of baklava for dessert. This place... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My Sister works across the Street and highly recommended the Black Sea over Dino's Gyros. I decided to try it. I had a Gyros meal with a Salad and Spinach Borek. Prices were very reasonable compared to the Competition. The Spinach Borek was excellent and had cheese in it which added a lot of flavor. My Gyro meat was good,... More 

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Georgia
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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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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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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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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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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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