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Manna's Soul Food Restaurant

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2331 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3627
+1 212-749-9084
08:00 - 21:00
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Soenderborg, Denmark
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you don't mind to eat with plastic knives and forks from a styrofoam box, this is a great place to get a huge variety of original Soul Food for very little money. The food tastes great, and you can just start out with a "tasting round" at the buffet to find the dishes you like the best. The concept... More 

Thank J P
County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Just like I thought Deep Southern American States menus to be like. Its not exactly a fancy restaurant but the food speaks for itself & was delicious , proper soul food. I had collard greens, mash potatoes, mashed pumpkin and sweet sticky BBQ ribs. twas a joy to behold and just what the doctor ordered after a cold day walking... More 

Thank Colm P
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 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 

1 Thank criz2feen1
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Reviewed 22 September 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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 

1 Thank YawehsChild
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 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 

Thank Andi448
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 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 

Thank Canadian064
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 January 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2331 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3627
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-749-9084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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