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Black Sea Restaurant

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737 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1214
+1 651-917-8832
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time to this place, and we really enjoyed it. Small inside with maybe 8 tables, but the food was good, service was quick and efficient (even though we were there over a busy lunch hour), portions were good sized. I had the kofte sandwich with fries. Loved the kofte, loved the fries. I thought the pita bread itself... More 

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Thank DogAgility
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Eating here is about the experience as much as the food, although you will still be pleased getting take-out. Only a few places to sit, but if you do dine in it can be SUCH a great time. The staff treats you with such warmth and the music is awesome. Having eaten a lot of Turkish food around the world,... More 

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Thank Jordan S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I looked at the reviews for the Black Sea before going, and it had amazing reviews, so I was excited! Needless to say, I don't feel like it lived up to its hype....don't get me wrong, the food is good, decent enough. But it wasn't THAT great. My falafel sandwich was a bit dry and not a lot of flavor.... More 

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Thank RosieCotton32
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A delightful neighborhood Turkish restaurant. The food - delicious with generous portions and reasonable prices. A small restaurant, the interior is clean and the decor is charmingly cozy without being claustrophobic. The service - very good and friendly. My friend and I had a pleasant time enjoying our dinner before going to a meeting. If you like good Mediterranean food... More 

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Thank LennyKuku
Molt, Montana
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in for a bite to eat with friends. VERY small dinning area. We were a group of 10 seating for us was difficult. Food was average but tasty, staff was great and accommodating.

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Thank WhitzMT
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is always packed. It's one of the few places you can get food in the immediate area, so it has a loyal following. Personally, not my favorite, but it is very clean and the people friendly. The gyros are decent and the fries are above average. It's not very expensive, so that is a plus. Some friends LOVE... More 

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Thank Tammie P
st paul
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you like Middle Eastern food and a plate full of tasty meat, salad and maybe fries for under $10-- check out Black Sea. Falafel, gyros, dolmas -- all succulent and delicious. The place is tiny, service is fast, food is delicious-- did I say that? On street parking is free too. They do take out too.

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Thank kate c
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I enjoyed the food at Black Sea. Refreshingly light and clean with good flavors. The dolma were delicious. The gyro meat was good, but the kafta was a bit dry. The place was very warm, but that added to the atmosphere. I made you feel that you were in a cafe in Turkey, not in St Paul. People were sitting... More 

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Thank Kris T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Very small, only eight tables, but the food was fantastic. Plenty of food on the plates, appetizers were delicious. The prices were very reasonable. Stopped in because we got tired of looking for somewhere to eat. Very glad we did. Will definitely make this a stop whenever in St. Paul.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We decided to go here and try the place out because we have nearly exhausted the same restaurants over and over for about two years in this area. The restaurant, just North of University Avenue on Snelling in St. Paul is identifiable from the street with its light blue and white awning. It is a door or two down from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-917-8832

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?