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Babylon Restaurant

1192 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3329
+1 207-797-2740
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
1192 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3329
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The tour guide took us to this restaurant in Yerevan to enjoy what he claimed to be good food with reasonable prices. We had to wait for an hour, some even more, to get our order; obviously they don't seem to be prepared for a...More

Thank Kusayallowe A
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in this evening (Sunday) which allowed us to get the buffet. Not being very familiar with Iraqi food, being able to try things is great. It got a little of most things, and there was not one thing I tried that I would...More

Thank DJ-USA
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

I really really want to give this place 5 stars but I am afraid I would raise expectations of readers and then they would be disappointed. You come here for the delicious food at very reasonable prices, our family of 6 had a 3 course...More

1  Thank Aussiesinmaine
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Don't be thrown off by the somewhat sketchy area of Forest Ave where this restaurant is located. This place is so good! The dinner buffet for $15/person including drinks and dessert is such a good deal. My 2 year old daughter's meal was only $3....More

2  Thank YessahBub
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Dry chicken and just ok falafels. The Iranian bread was good, but that was about it. I dont know what the other reviewers ate but the food we ate was not worth going back for. Also avoid the arabic coffee its not good. Very slow...More

Thank Ricky J
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Visited on a weeknight with an Arabic friend. The food was good and prices are great. Our waitress was super nice, but slow. There was only one girl serving as hostess, bus and wait staff. I would probably not gone there if it wasn't for...More

1  Thank Caron01
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Tonight my husband and I found this hidden treasure while visiting Portland ME. DON'T let the unassuming and unpolished exterior fool you.... The interior is very nicely done! The dinner buffet was both extensive and delicious. There must have been over 30 different food options...More

Thank KiranJME
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Had dinner there on a Thursday night. Food was very good, but the service was slow which was surprising considering I was their only customer. Also, it's a bit hard to find, directly across from a Sunoco station but only a small sign on the...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited Babylon for the dinner buffet yesterday and was not disappointed. The outside of the restaurant is very unassuming. I wouldn't have ever gone in to be honest if it wasn't suggested by a friend. Inside was nicely decorated and clean. Friendly service. Not busy...More

Thank Melissatooher
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We had lunch buffet at Babylon today as part of a group of thirty. It included a talk by a young woman whose family owns the place about their journey from Iraq to Maine. The food was good, authentic and hot, all important things which...More

1  Thank Richard B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1192 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3329
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-797-2740
Babylon Restaurant serves authentic Middle Eastern Food from our family's recipes. Our goal is to bring authentic Middle Eastern food to Portland, Maine. All of our dishes are made with Halal meat and all of our dishes are made with high quality ingredients. At Babylon Restaurant, customers will find authentic Middle Eastern and Iraqi food, good service at a reasonable price.
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