3.6 / 28 votes

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The United States' first Kurdish restaurant

Kurdish food has much in common with Middle-eastern and Greek food, savory without being spicy. A good selection of clearly marked vegetarian entrees, most of which are or can be vegan.

Added by Matt Mackall on Oct 25 02 (last updated May 6 17)

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I got the dolmas and tabouli salad which were decent, but I was not overly impressed, especially as the waiter put us at a uneven, unsteady table by the door where everyone had to inch past us, thus wobbling the table further. When we complained, the waiter put a napkin under one of the table legs when open tables were clearly available.

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This Kurdish restaurant has great atmosphere and offers a large variety of vegetarian & vegan options!
The interior is striking with bright colors, rich tapestries, regional photographs, and sun shining in during the noon hour. It is casual, comfortable dining at small tables or cozy booths.
I had the Biryani, a flavorful dish of rice, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, and raisins in a delicious lemony oil. It was served with a Silopi (fresh cucumber and tomato) salad. I also tasted the Garbanzo Bean Shilla which was rich and filling. Both entrees were wonderful! The bread is thick and fluffy and comes with the meal.
Portions are generous and prices are very reasonable ($7-8).
I'll go back!

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Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Kurdish


  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Quiet


vegetarian dolma (stuffed grape leaves and cabbage rolls)

vegetarian dolma (stuffed grape leaves and cabbage rolls)

vegetarian biryani image for Babani's


11am - 2:30pm;
5pm - 9pm
11am - 2:30pm;
5pm - 9:30pm
5pm - 9:30pm

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