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Marhaba Mediterranean Grill

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2801 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2329
2801 Nicollet Ave S
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,176 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe I haven't been to this place sooner. They have a great buffet with plenty of options, beef ribs, salmon, gyro and so much more. It is a bit confusing as you have to make your way around to several stations to build a gyro. The food is great, service is great for a buffet, decor and tables... More 

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San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

These guys are the pyramid builders. This is the old Java restaurant which has been there for 40 years. Merhaba Grill is the new spin of the family who owns the building. The food is simple but it has this real fresh taste. I only order from the menu and their buffet is very good. They have the best rice... More 

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Thank drink5050
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The food is well prepared an yummy. The only thing that I don't give 5 star is about cleanliness. The tables were not that clean as you expect in a restaurant and also there was a strong odor which is unpleasant at a restaurant from the bathroom. The other thing is the number of waiters are not enough for such... More 

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Thank Kaya A
Hayward, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

good buffet, been going here for 30 years when it was still the java, for some reason the owner decided to charge me 60.00 for 3 lunch buffets, after I pointed out it was too much he changed itto 45.00 dollars. Every other time I have been there it was 10.00 for lunch. I tipped him 5.00 because I was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We frequently take in the buffet on Friday nights. It has a vast array of delicious hot dishes, as well as fresh fruits, salads, sauces and desserts- be sure to get the baklava, it drips with gooey goodness!

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1 Thank Judy A
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

I like the food but I don't want to read by the lamb shank that if one takes more than single piece, he'd have to pay more. I found the staff to be rude and unfriendly. No hi, no thank you, no refills. Many times they charge dinner rate for lunch. And yes, it is dirty. I enjoy driving further... More 

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Thank Rina B
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We stopped in one night to try it out. We had driven past it for months and decided tonight was the night. We were very surprised to learn that it was a buffet. One tip, do not go later in the evening, the food has been sitting out for a while and is a slight let down. Overall the food... More 

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St Paul
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

I saw this place on my way through town and and needed some lunch. Went in and found the best spread of middle-eastern food in a buffet I have ever seen. For 11 bucks I filled my place a few times with delicious salads, authentic meat dishes and sauces. I thought I was in Egypt! The food was fresh, hot... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

I went to this buffet last week, and since then I can't get the food off my mind! It was unblieveably delicious, and well worth the price! only 11$ for lots of meat, salad and delicacies + tea. Note: The staff are Arab and most of them don't speak English well, but all of them are really polite and helpful.

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Thank Shiva J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

This place is the best! Fabulous food! We have been eating at this little gem since the current family took over the restaurant that was Java. The food just gets better and better.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 2801 Nicollet Ave S

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