Babani's Kurdish Restaurant

544 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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  • Sun 3pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 1pm-10pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Street Parking
Notched your belt with all your eastern-Mediterranean cuisines, have you? Your Lebanese, Egyptian, and Syrian? But ask yourself, have you eaten Kurdish? Probably not--if you haven't been to Babani's, which looks to be the first Kurdish restaurant in the nation, a quiet corner shop where one can sample Kurdish tabouli, shish kebabs (weekends only), and dowjic, a lemon-chicken soup thick with rice and enlivened with basil and a tangy hint of yogurt.

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