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Nicholas' Restaurant

318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
+1 503-235-5123
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pita bread” (24 reviews)
“lamb” (22 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time for Lebanese food and I was not disappointed. The pita bread was a welcome change as it was fresh and delicious. I had the Steven's chicken which was superb and my wife and daughter had the combo. I would recommend going there for...More

Thank A Terry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my Aunt here for her birthday. The waiter, Omar, couldn't have been more energetic, quick, engaging and attentive, including a birthday desert!!! Our food was OVER THE TOP, delicious, starting with the HUGE homemade pita bread, bigger than a pizza!. The Humus and...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Lebanese cuisine and service.Generous portions,price including beer very reasonable . Number of people waiting outside on an early Friday evening reflected awareness of the quality and popularity of the Restaurant. Friendly atmosphere, with clients of all ages including singles, couples and parties of four....More

Thank I2770HGwilliamb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The big draw here is the 14 inch fresh hot pita bread for every table. I believe you can get all you want. The three of us had a veggie mezza which is an assortment of hummus, and yogurt and things to put them on...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Although the place was very crowded, the waiters and waitresses were friendly, and the food was so delicious!

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I went there two two friends and we are all gluten free and I was so very happy to learn that there is gluten free pita bread! I have never had Lebanese food before, and was it every awesome! We had the lamb and the...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This restaurant may look like a hole in the wall, but don't let that deter you. The food is excellent, best Middle Eastern fare I have had. The portions are generous, and the pita bread is served warm, at your table, with refills.

Thank Kinch7979
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were glad that our flight was bumped (to a later time) so that we could enjoy the outstanding Middle Eastern food at Nicholas' Restaurant on Grand Avenue. The atmosphere was terrific, with some upbeat (but not overbearing) Middle Eastern pop music. The bread, hummus,...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Hmmm... old classic restaurant but packed, and clearly a favorite with locals. As good a Middle Eastern as you will find anywhere. Worth the short Uber ride from downtown.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This place was very good. The hummus was fantastic as well as the homemade bread. I had lamb gyro and it was very good. Wife had the the chicken shawarma. Had good flavor and rice was perfect. Our friends had the lamb version and looked...More

Thank Jason D
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2 December 2016|
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Response from Nicholas R | Property representative |
yes we can at our broadway location 503-445-4700
26 June 2015|
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Response from Beach13comber | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have air conditioning I was there during the spring time they open at 11:00 if they don't have airconditioning go when it opens that is my suggestion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-5123
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This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.
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