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Babani's Kurdish Restaurant

32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55107
+1 651-602-9964
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32 Fillmore Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had lunch at Babani's. I've noticed their sign for years, and finally went in. I had never had Kurdish food before - didn't even know what it was, but I was feeling adventurous, and I'm so glad I checked it out! I really...More

Thank TriNicolino
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Delicious food. Apparently, this was the first Kurdish restaurant in the US. Fast service, delicious food. The fresh bread was incredible. I had beef on biryani (a fantastic rice dish.) My wife had shish-kabob chicken. The lemonade was very good, but different. It's made with...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

Thank MinnesotaRobin
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank jakester88
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...More

1  Thank Eric F
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank leslie152015
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Monserrat L
16 January 2017|
Response from reisenbe | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are. They have just moved locations: Babani's 2 Kurdish Restaurant Restaurant · 32 Fillmore Ave E, St Paul, MN · (651) 602-9964
26 October 2016|
Response from reisenbe | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open for dinner. I was called for reservations. Good luck.
15 September 2016|
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Response from Wendy1949 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other response. Call them; they are very friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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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