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Babani's Kurdish Restaurant

Map & Directions 544 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
  • Takeout
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City Pages' Description

Notched your belt with all your eastern-Mediterranean cuisines, have you? Your Lebanese, Egyptian, and Syrian? But ask yourself, have you eaten Kurdish? Probably not--if you haven't been to Babani's, which looks to be the first Kurdish restaurant in the nation, a quiet corner shop where one can sample Kurdish tabouli, shish kebabs (weekends only), and dowjic, a lemon-chicken soup thick with rice and enlivened with basil and a tangy hint of yogurt.

Member Reviews

  • tnoconnor
    on 04/01/12

    This is one of my new favorites. The decor is great, there's plenty of space, the service is fast. The dowjic soup and chicken sawa are fantastic and basically the entire menu sounds delicious. Can't wait to make a return trip.

  • ScotC wrote a review for Babani's Kurdish Restaurant
    on 10/03/09

    Great lunch. Love the Dowjic soup

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  • Heavy Table on 01/05/10

    Always smooth, always tasty, the Dowjic’s zippy flavor sets it apart from other soups.

  • City Pages on 02/22/11

    Voted Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in the 2010 City Pages! The tangy Dowjic soup made from chicken, yogurt, and lemon juice is a patron favorite that works miracles on a head cold.

  • star5 on 05/04/09

    Order Niskeena (lentil soup) and Kurdish bread. Delicious!

  • Celina on 03/25/11

    Try the hot Kurdish Lemonade. So tasty!

  • Ryan R. on 07/10/09

    Got the Family Dinner so we could get a mish mash of different things. So full.... ohhhh so full........

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