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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
What a gem! I almost don't wanna share...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Luck, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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9 reviews 9 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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503 reviews 503 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?