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Babani's Kurdish Restaurant

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32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55107
+1 651-602-9964
11:00 - 14:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

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 the soup.

Thank MinnesotaRobin
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 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 is really the way to go!

Thank Susan A
Edina, Minnesota
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329 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 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 of cardamom. We went for lunch and enjoyed both Kubay dishes, the Brinj a little... More 

Thank jakester88
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 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 dinner here. The appetizers were great from what I remember too. I would definitely come... More 

1 Thank Eric F
Vicksburg, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Went to Babani's for lunch for the first time and loved it. The Kubay Sawar has a nice crisp to it and everything else was great. The restaurant had a really nice home atmosphere.

Thank Long L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Exceptionally tasty. Similar to middle eastern, but distinctive. Price was a little higher than expected and the cardamom tea was a disappointment, but the entrees were all great.

Thank david43501
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've wanted to try this restaurant for quite awhile so I was glad to learn of the new location with ample parking. I was not disappointed. I started with the dowjic soup and it was delicious. For my main course I chose the kubay brinj which is a sort of dumpling made of rice surrounding spiced ground beef and then... More 

1 Thank leslie152015
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This restaurant recently moved from Downtown St. Paul to the West Side (Fillmore and Wabasha), just across the river. I have been to the old restaurant, and now, to the new restaurant, and I've never had a bad meal. There are several vegetarian and vegan options. The new location is very close to Downtown and has free, plentiful parking. The... More 

Thank K_bu1
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This delicious authentic kurdish food is made on site. The traditional yogurt drink was refreshing. The restaurant is family and offers a good selection of kurdish soups, salads and entrees. The flavorful dishes keep regulars coming back again and again which is how I was introduced to the restaurant.

Thank JOausUSA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55107
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-602-9964

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