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Babani's Kurdish Restaurant

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32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1009
+1 651-602-9964
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tabouli” (7 reviews)
“baklava” (5 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really love the chicken kabob and the rice. The baklava is heavenly! Everyone was very nice to us. The decor was fun and felt real. I'm excited to walk there again for a simple dinner or lunch.

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Babani's offers an excellent option for someone looking to taste a cuisine that they possibly never came across before. I would call Kurdish cuisine is an intersection of the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South-East Asian cuisines. We had Sheik Babani and Kubey Sawar which we...More

Thank Dmitriy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to coming in for lunch after reading the great reviews on TA but was sadly disappointed. I had the dowjic soup and kubay sawar. The soup was tangy and quite unusual. I liked it but there was no substance to...More

Thank 730jane
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I recently had lunch at Babani's. I've noticed their sign for years, and finally went in. I had never had Kurdish food before - didn't even know what it was, but I was feeling adventurous, and I'm so glad I checked it out! I really...More

Thank TriNicolino
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Delicious food. Apparently, this was the first Kurdish restaurant in the US. Fast service, delicious food. The fresh bread was incredible. I had beef on biryani (a fantastic rice dish.) My wife had shish-kabob chicken. The lemonade was very good, but different. It's made with...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Good place to get the taste of Persia. Not very complicated food, but excellent flavors. The place is family run, and the service is excellent.

Thank Kannan S
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Our second visit today and we found responsive service with a repeat of the great flavors we enjoyed on the first time. Today it was Dowjic soup, Tanyata salad (half tabouli and half Jaajic). A light but satisfying lunch for about $10. I now crave...More

Thank MinnesotaRobin
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We've been a fan of Babani's for years and are delighted they opened a second location closer to us! The bread and soup are so good, so unique, that we almost didn't need the entrees. If you go with a group, the family style meal...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Babani's proclaims itself as the first Kurdish restaurant in the US, and it's unequivocally the first and only one in Minnesota. And it's terrific. Kurdish cuisine is somewhat similar to Greek and Turkish, but with more of an Afghani flair; a little spicier and lots...More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I have been to Babani's several times over the last decade, and have always enjoyed what I have ordered. I wish I could recall some of the things I have had there, but I can't unfortunately. There are lots of great options for lunch and...More

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Monserrat L
January 16, 2017|
Response from reisenbe | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are. They have just moved locations: Babani's 2 Kurdish Restaurant Restaurant · 32 Fillmore Ave E, St Paul, MN · (651) 602-9964
October 26, 2016|
Response from reisenbe | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open for dinner. I was called for reservations. Good luck.
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Wendy1949 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other response. Call them; they are very friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1009
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-602-9964
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