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1247 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1735
+1 510-526-8663
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Very good Mediterranean - Middle Eastern food. Nice variety. Good vegetarian selection. Small restaurant that gives off that home cooked feeling and if you are looking for something a little different but not way different we highly recommend Sophia. We found the service to be very friendly. Reasonable prices. Great desserts. Have been there several times and while it is... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

We used to love their strudel! Alas, I can't figure out how to tell Tripadvisor that Sophia's is CLOSED !!!, so I'm writing this phony review in the hopes that you won't waste your time.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

My daughter and I had a wonderful middle eastern lunch at this tiny restaurant on Solano Avenue. The service was professional (and nice) and the food was wonderful. Great seasoning. I'll be back!

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Cambridge, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

A note first that this is not a kosher restaurant -- it is "kosher-style" which means that the ingredients follow kosher rules to the best ability of the management but there is no kosher supervision, meaning that Orthodox Jewish people generally cannot eat here. Had a falafel: the falafel balls were a deep green color (Egyptian style) and very very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

Great food at a reasonable price. Everything is made fresh to order with great sauces. Pita sandwiches are packed with flavor, worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2009

Great salads and falafel. Really spicy if you want it to be. Great pita.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2008

great little place w/solidly good jewish fare, wonderful prices & excellent customer service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-8663
Description
Small and cozy restaurant, family style with 10 two tops.

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