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Pel Meni's

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Juneau, AK 99801
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 am
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Newaygo, Michigan
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dumplings. We had the potato. Nice guy too. Give him your business over the tourist traps. Hey it with everything

Thank caveman10
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is only one menu item. Usually supposed to be 2 options one beef and one potato. This is also not really russian food. Mixing in curry is really strange.

Thank 7kiwi
Oviedo, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely a must-have for the Juneau local or visitor, alike. Located at the Wharf near the cruise-ship docks, it may look like a little local dive, but there are some big flavors here. Don't be dissuaded by the laid-back atmosphere, hipster/hippie/teen crowd and employees, eclectic records playing, and no sign of a menu! Go with it... (1) 2 options. Beef... More 

1 Thank DrNurseJ
Cape Coral Fl
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Always my first stop in Juneau! Simple, cheap and unique. These Russian dumplings are delightful. Offered two ways, meat or vegetarian in a to go box. Make sure to get everything on them and you will have a wonderful combination of curry and cilantro to flavor a tasty little dumpling. Pass the sour cream please!

1 Thank pennyless2013
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My mother and I have family in Juneau so they quickly brought us to this place. It is wonderful I could eat it everyday of my life. I get the chicken pel menis with everything on it and when you eat all the pel menis use the bread to soak up all the juices. It's a really good meal for... More 

Thank Joshua W
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

On the day that we stopped in to Pel Meni's the offerings were potato filled or top sirloin filled. I had the potato and my wife had the top sirloin. They were both great. The one-man show offered curry, cilantro, and bread toppings for the dumplings and we both asked for the works. We grabbed little cups of sour cream... More 

1 Thank Paul G
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

What more needs to be said? Hole in the wall in Juneau. Great food. Friendly staff. $7 for an order. Dumplings, clarified butter, cilantro and hot sauce.

1 Thank Deanna H
Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It is a very simple place with a limited menu, but it works. I'd never had Russian food before so I'm so glad I tried this place. The dumplings are delicious. The prices are very reasonable. I would definitely recommend!

Thank meetingplanner2015
Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

So good. A priority to grab a meal here when I'm in Juneau. The best description of the food is pure umami. Spice, sour cream, butter equals heart warning goodness.

Thank merryleg
Juneau, Alaska
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

$6 for a container of Pels, you could probably eat 2 if starving. Add some Siracha and you're good to go.

Thank ak907traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $5
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 3:30 am
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juneau, AK 99801
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Juneau

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?