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“Great place for simple straight-forward down-home cooking.”
Review of Alma's Kouzine

Alma's Kouzine
Ranked #170 of 1,101 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Salads are great. Gyros are the best anywhere. The Steak and Cheese is awesome. The omlettes are generous and great! Love this place.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have had the great pleasure of eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at Alma's Restaurant in the Commons Shopping Center. This is a "mom and Pop" place with Alma running the serving area and Bennie doing the cooking, although at times you will see them both in the kitchen. Their food is so superior to the big box chains and the atmosphere is friendly and warm. Great soups, salads, crepes, sandwiches, etc. I have never had a less than perfect meal at Almas.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is an excellent "mom & pop" restaurant where their focus is on the freshest ingredients, delicious food, excellent service and a delightful place to eat whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I usually visit at least twice a week and have never been disappointed. Alma, Benny and their employees always try to make the dining experience the best ever! A wide variety of crepes is available, omelets, eggs benedict, not to mention subs, chicken bacon melt & tuna melt sandwiches, the best french fries ever, wonderful gyros, BLT's, spaghetti bolognese, eggplant parmigana; these are just a few of my favorites. I highly recommend Alma's. In addition, their prices are very reasonable. Since it is a smaller restaurant (30 or so seats) and it's the winter season, I'd recommend reservations for evening meals. It fills up quickly!

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Thank Marla010
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were going to Sofrito Mama's because of its excellent reviews but decided otherwise because the food there looked rather pedestrian and almost everything looked fried. Instead, we went to Alma's Kousine, a few doors away in the same shopping center.

What a terrific find. Alma is ever-present -- gracious, bustling, friendly, and eager to please. Her food is wonderful. We had the Paris Crepe, a folded triangle of savory flavor and a gyro, well-done meat on a great pita and absolutely first rate French fries.

The other reviews are totally on target. Read them in conjunction with this one, for more on Alma's Kousine.

Breakfasts are 4-8 dollars, lunches top out at 8 (add 4, for meat) and the salads looked great, and dinners are only a few dollars more.

We took home left-over gyro, which made for an excellent light dinner.

Alma's heart and soul shine bright at this little gem.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

II have been there a bunch of times and this was a very special treat. The owner is a very sweet woman and you feel like you are part of their family. They have regulars and knew their names and orders! They were also very attentive to everything we needed. Also, BYOB, which is a good thing.

As for the food, it was fabulous. We had fish Athena, cheese steak, gyro, and the orzo chicken spinach soup. Not greasy at all! I tasted everyone's dish and they were all amazing!!!! The gyro was very good and usually I am not a fan of them, but this was exceptional. French fries... YUM! Cold slaw was up to par! Also, on other occasions has grilled cheese, spinach pie... all good. Everything was very good and I would recommend people and go back again.

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Thank deinemuse
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