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Manna's Soul Food Restaurant

2331 Eighth Ave., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
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Ranked #1,472 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Harlem
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Neighborhood: Harlem
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89% Recommend
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Santa Paula, California, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Suisun City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It was Sunday afternoon and I was walking down 125th St looking for something to eat when I stumbled upon Mannas. As soon as I walked in I knew I had hit the jackpot! There was a huge buffet that had some of everything. Fresh fruit, all sorts of salads, breakfast selections, dinner selections ( ribs, chicken, fish, greens, beans,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

You can chose of many things, both warm and cold. There are very friendly staff. Everything, what we took was very tasty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My Friends And I Took A Day Trip To New York. We Decided To Take A NYC Tour AND Was Actually Told About This Place by The Tour Guide. The Food was Good. We Definitely Enjoyed The Soul Food.

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Saitama, Japan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We, as a family of 3, stopped by at this place before watching Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. You pick what you want to eat as much as you want. I enjoyed chicken curry with rice. Also, their fish and chips were good. The atmosphere was nice, and you can feel the local atmosphere. We were a bit tired... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This place is a gem in Harlem. We stopped in for breakfast and then came back again for lunch. The food is awesome. Buffet style with so many options. Best of all the service was great. The cook even took the time to give us tourist tips.

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