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Babylon Restaurant

1192 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103
+1 207-797-2740
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (7 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“biryani” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Persian, Vegan Options, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1192 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103
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Reviewed 8 June 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 24 May 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 5 May 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 30 April 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 10 April 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 26 March 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
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I just enjoyed their weekend buffet and it was some of the best flavors I have ever enjoyed. The sauces, the veggies, the rices, etc! What a joy to enjoy Middle-eastern cuisine. And we felt good supporting this immigrant business, given the...More

1  Thank michaelbprior
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went over the weekend and had the weekend buffet which comes with soup, multiple main and side/salad options, tea and dessert. Everything we had was really good and there was plenty to choose from, whether veggie, poultry or meat. The staff were friendly, welcoming...More

1  Thank Jaya42
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great food, delightful service, feels like a family place, but run with professionalism. On Friday and weekends they have a buffet in addition to the regular menu. That was my choice, and it was a good choice. No alcohol, since it's run by a Muslim...More

Thank ArthurFink
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This warm and inviting Iraqi restaurant serves up delicious food, generous portions and a wide variety of options. The servers are charming and very welcoming. It brings the whole world closer when we share food with folks from another culture. I keep going back to...More

Thank emily j
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 1192 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103
  • 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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