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Babylon Restaurant

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1192 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3329
+1 207-797-2740
11:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 and helpful in explaining unfamiliar items. In the competitive Portland foodie scene, Babylon is a... More 

Thank Jaya42
Peaks Island, Maine
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 family, but I don't think I would have wanted or needed alcohol anyway.

Thank ArthurFink
Marshfield, Vermont
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 try other options and am greeted like an old friend. No booze - delicious tea!

Thank emily j
Falmouth, Maine
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem of a middle eastern restaurant on Forest Ave near Allen Ave. healthy selections of hummus, eggplant, chicken tikka, kabobs, salads. Very filling lentil and rice soup. We will be back! Family-owned restaurant. Lots of parking.

Thank Kbelton1961
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

First time at Babylon and loved everything. Cute dining room, wonderful service, and delicious food. Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank georgia-bo
Freeport, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Living in Maine, there are few options for good Middle Eastern food, so we decided to try Babylon last night, after having read the recent reviews. We had the buffet, and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a wide selection of foods, and they did not skimp on the meat as some buffets do. The food was varied and very flavorful,... More 

1 Thank howard k
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Excellent food. We tried the buffet.....food was authentic, tasty, and fascinating! The customer service is truly one of the best I've seen! The family members working on this particular day took time to walk me through the buffet, made recommendations and care about my happiness for the 90 minutes I was there. I've lived in the neighborhood for years but... More 

1 Thank Cindy A
Bangor, Maine
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128 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We've been heare before and have always found the food to be excellent, varied, and tasty, with very good service. This time we tried the buffet, and even though the food was not as freshly prepared as ordering off the menu (since prepared ahead and kept hot) it was still very good. We had two little ones with us, and... More 

1 Thank pemquid
Albany, New York
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205 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

wonderful fine. buffet looked excellent but we got wraps to go very tasty an well prepared food. the pita is better than any I've had . wonderful options for vegetarians

1 Thank JAugustWest
Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I was visiting a friend in Portland and she asked if I wanted Afghani food. Since I had never tried Afghani food, I said YES! We were in a hurry so we ordered takeout over the phone and went to pick it up. The restaurant is large and decorated with beautiful Afghani furnishings. They offer a buffet with a mix... More 

1 Thank AprilSalter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Persian, Halal
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, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 04103-3329
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?