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Nicholas' Restaurant

#119 of 3,327 Restaurants in Portland
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318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-235-5123
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic...
This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.
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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    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
First time visit

My daughter was looking to try something new and at 15 interested in exploring. We've driven by here for years and have never stopped. What a mistake! This place is wonderful. Hirim provided very attentive service. He has a nice smile too. The food was so good I had to stop myself from over eating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Lesley S
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Drogheda
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34 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner tonight have to say the food was really good but the service was terrible I have never had such bad service I had to call her and ask for some drinks she just handed us the bill without even asking if we wanted desert it was awful, we where a family out for dinner and all she... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My daughter was looking to try something new and at 15 interested in exploring. We've driven by here for years and have never stopped. What a mistake! This place is wonderful. Hirim provided very attentive service. He has a nice smile too. The food was so good I had to stop myself from over eating. To start off they bring... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. They were all great. The hot giant pita that comes with every meal is extraordinary. We would all go back ... And we will!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Tried this for lunch. Sat outside. Started with hummus. It is a nice portion, no skimping here. Then had felafel while we waited for sambousik. We tried the feta sambousik. Terrific. Would make a meal out of all three types next time. Then we split the chicken and hummus plate and our son had a kebab sandwhich. A perfect lunch.... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were here with a group of about 6. I ordered a salad that was supposed to have mint in it, but instead tasted like nothing but a huge bowl of pure mint. I could not even eat it. I think I forced three bites. I also ordered the roasted cauliflower & that was delicious (other wise I would've went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This surprising location brings a whole new opportunity to enjoy the recipes and service of this wonderful family inspired restaurant. We feel really lucky to have chosen this for our lunch spot prior to riding the wonderful bike trail nearby. You need no advice on what to order as all is topnotch and flavorful. Treat yourselves.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are not that adventures when it comes to food but this restaurant was so great that I do see ourselves going back to it. Great hummus and great fresh bread and amazing olive oil that was incredibly fragrant. The restaurant was very busy and a little too loud for us but food was so great that everything else was... More 

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Portland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had falafel, hummus, tabouli, Lebanese pizza, spanikopita and more. All amazing. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We've found our new favorite place.

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Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great and friendly service! The pita and hummus to start is excellent. Big portions and really tasty. Especially loved the spinach pie.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is the place. You have to go. Everything we had was between excellent and unbelievably good. We particularly loved the lamb kabobs, gyros, hummus, strawberry lemonade, and of course the perfect pita bread they pile on your table. A fantastic meal!

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Additional Information about Nicholas' Restaurant

Address: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: +1 503-235-5123
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 20
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-5123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Dining on a budget

Description

This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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?