Java Restaurant

Twin Cities, Minnesota

2.8 / 4 votes

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Egyptian and Mediterranean food

This family-owned restaurant has been open for over 30 years and features a large menu of American, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean standards. The menu has about seven or eight vegetarian dishes which appear to be vegan, but make sure to ask.

Added by conde.kedar on Nov 8 08 (last updated Jan 9 09)

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Since people have been reviewing Java lately and I had a rating without a review,I thought perhaps I should explain my experience and why I gave it a poor review.

It is cheap and portions are good-sized. The service wasn't bad, but not amazing either. Most importantly though.. the food was so unimpressive. The fried veggies were bland and a little soggy. The iceberg lettuce didn't seem overly fresh.. and overall it was bland. I've had much better Middle Eastern food at pretty much any other Middle Eastern restaurant in the Twin Cities.

I decided to eat there on a whim, as I'd never tried it, yet live only blocks away. After the meal, I wished I'd picked somewhere else.

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I've been going to Java for many years and have ALWAYS been satisfied w/both the food and the service. Even the ambiance of the place represents true authenticity with it's hieroglyphics and belly dancing stage. I've even come to find that it was the first Middle Eastern restaurant in Minnesota and are still around even after 35 years. The prices are cheap and the portions are large. They have plenty of vegetarian/vegan choices. I recommend this place to everyone and especially those who have never tried Middle Eastern food. You'll be glad you did. And if you do a more Thorough search on online reviews, you'll come to find that the person on here who wrote before me is the ONLY negative and even non-five star review you'll read. That's gotta say something...

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Eat Street (Nicollet)


Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Middle Eastern/Persian
  • Mediterranean


  • Large Group-Friendly



11am - 10pm
11am - 11pm
11am - 10pm

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