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Manna's Soul Food Restaurant

2331 Eighth Ave., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212-749-9084
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Two dual sided buffet stations stocked full of every type of classic soul food dish you can think of - including chicken and seafood multiple different ways. Don't skip out on the dessert case filled with classics like red velvet cake, coconut cream cake, and sweet potato pie. We will be back for sure the next time we visit New... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

they have a variety of food to choose from a salad bar with hot and cold food. the prices are reasonable and the food taste good and its fresh. I loved the mac and cheese the banana pudding is good also.

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South Wales
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155 reviews 155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a buffet restaurant with a large choice of options. It has a large salad bar for the health conscious but you would be better looking at the cooked food for an authentic taste of soul food. It is very good value as you pay by weight. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Paris
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Yes, lovely food. But please do skip the usual "salad bar" offers (and the jelly dessert) and go straight to the end of the self-service rack. Pork's feet (oui, Monsieur, pieds de porc!) with collard greens. That was a hit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I went and tried Manna's on 125th street on the recomendation of the hostel I was staying at and it's good. after a long day walking round manhatten the selection of soul food on offer was great and they sell it by the lb. Probably not the best in Harlem but for the price it takes some beating.

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Santa Paula, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

At first, I was a bit worried about this choice for our group but in the end, it turned out being okay. Huge group of people, so we had a line to wait in but it's basically like a "buffet" style selection of soul food, you load your food in your container and once done, you weight it. I think... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This place is great! Great soul food and comfort food... salad bar was pretty decent too. The selection and variety is pretty abundant... and prices are reasonable (by the pound). I'll definitely be back during my next trip to NYC.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The fit out is basic, but your here for the soul food so it doesn't matter. I had the tasting plate which had all of the Harlem basics on it, add in a couple of Harlem beers and it's a great way to wrap up another full day of site seeing in NYC.

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Huntington, WV
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Every since my first trip to NY, I have eaten here at Manna's. I always recommend to friends and family who will be visiting Harlem to go and eat at Manna's. My most recent trip in April was with my daughter, and although she had eaten before we arrived, after looking at the buffet and smelling the aromas, she couldn't... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The meal was average and they charge by the pound. My plate came to $10 and I was not satisfied. There was no ox tails or lamb or goat or red snapper. And the dessert was limited. No peach cobbler or red velvet cake. :(

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Additional Information about Manna's Soul Food Restaurant

Address: 2331 Eighth Ave., New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-749-9084
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
Cuisine: American

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