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Manna's Soul Food Restaurant

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2331 Eighth Ave., New York City, NY 10027
+1 212-749-9084
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mannas is a local buffet restaurant that i have been going to for years. Now I've dined at the Palace in Abu Dhbi and so this is not fancy food but it is straight ahead and good for a very inexpensive price. When I am in New York I always go to Mannas so that I can get a real... More 

1 Thank Ichaso17
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Went to do the Harlem Hush Hip Hop Tour on a Tuesday afternoonwith my son and stumbled on Manna's Soul Food around the block from the Apollo Theatre. Very good soul food! Pay $6.99 per pound. Lots of delicious choices, everything and I mean everything was delicious. There's even a Seafood menu in the back they can cook special for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop in during our trip to Harlem. Food was okay had a few cold items such as green beans were cold and I had a lot of bones in my chicken dressing. Staff or cashier was being a cashier or staff not much to say kind of like lets keep it moving. Great to see everyone from the... More 

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Bronx, New York
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you’re in Harlem and need a quick dinner or lunch try Manna’s. I’ve been eating at Manna’s since the early 1990’s. There is wide selection of food to choose from; the buffet style tables will be to your liking. Just be careful what you pile in your food container. Things can add up pricey and fast. There is soul... More 

1 Thank curstep
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40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat. Tasty food well-prepared. chicken bbq, baked,curry style. Mac & cheese, collard greens with turkey, ribs, fish, rice and peas, veg. Lots of choice and flavours. Your meal will be weighed at the till and this would determine the price. Decor and ambience isn't what you'll come here for but if you want... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This place is the real deal - tourists have found it but that hasn't stopped the locals - delicious, authentic and cheap. Buy a regular or large plate (L= $10) and fill er up with whatever deliciousness takes your fancy. I had jerk chicken, candied yams, fish, pork and amazing salads. This isn't fine dining - its a fill your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

We couldn't get into some of the trendier places to eat due to lineups so chose to go here. It's a steam table type of place, nothing fancy but boy the food was great! You load up and pay by the pound. People who worked there were friendly and stopped by to talk to us like they knew us. They... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A friend gave me a tip about there being a lot of good soul food in Harlem, so we went there and walked around for a bit. This was the first place we found and I just needed to look through the windows to know that this was the right place. Two huge long steam tables and so many choices.... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Before a night in Apollo Theater we went for a quick dinner, 4 persons: 20$, fried fish, salad, rice, watermelon, nice :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We can't always do fine dining. Sometimes we just want good old food for the soul. Manna's was an awesome change from the normal. We walked the streets of Harlem and my good friend Horace suggested we stop for some real authentic soul food. He wasn't kidding!! The fried chicken. I can still taste it 3 months later!!! Don't miss... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2331 Eighth Ave., New York City, NY 10027
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-749-9084

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Neighborhood Profile
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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