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Babani's Kurdish Restaurant

32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1009
+1 651-602-9964
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tabouli” (7 reviews)
“baklava” (6 reviews)
“biryani” (4 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit here was for lunch the day before yesterday and we will driving the 90 minutes back for dinner this weekend, it was just that amazing. The outside does not look like much but don't let that deceive you. The decor inside is...More

Thank NotAFoodSnobFromNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normally I’m a Minneapolis guy. But if there is one restaurant that will get me to the other side of the river it’s Babani’s. The food is delicious. The folks who work there are charming...maybe a little too charming...Naw just charming enough. And now they’ve...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had a friendly waiter and plenty of options (booths or tables) on our arrival late Saturday afternoon. Babani's doesn't have a huge menu, but there are plenty of options (including vegetarian). There's a modest wine and beer menu as well ($6 for a glass...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 2 February 2018

This was my third time here and it was as wonderful as the first two. They were packed at lunch time but the service managed to keep up. The food is terrific. Wonderful flavors and menu.

Thank stickwaver57
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Babani’s is a gem. This family-run business is the real thing- genuine Kurdish food that is homemade and delicious. You won’t find another restaurant quite like it in the Twin Cities. I highly recommend ordering family style, which allows your party to try several different...More

Thank AugustAtHeart
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 2 December 2017

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 16 November 2017 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 13 October 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 8 August 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
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Monserrat L
17 January 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
27 October 2016|
Response from reisenbe | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open for dinner. I was called for reservations. Good luck.
16 September 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
USD 20 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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