The couple that owns the restaurant are from Turkey, and have the most authentic, and delicious Mediterranean food you can eat. They have everyone's favorite, the gyro (called the Doner here), and they have plenty of other great dishes, served with rice, fries, or a salad. They also have world class Baklava that is a must!
If you want a good meal that is VERY cheap, head on down to the Black Sea!
FYI: It's a small place, try and get there early before it gets busy or you might not get a table.
Fasika is a nice little Ethiopian restaurant located in the Somali/Ethiopian quadrant of the Snelling area. It's a welcoming place, blending in well with the other restaurants and buildings in the area. It has a nice sized menu with lots of dishes to choose from, including lots of meats like beef, lamb, chicken, fish. veggie, or combinations! Redargless of the dish you choose, it comes on a large piece of Injera, which is the ethiopian flat bread that is moist and has the familiar taste of a sour dough, but mildly so. From here, you can rip off pieces of the bread and grab the dish that you ordered, don't worry about using utensils, no one else does. I personally recommend the #3, #4, and #30. They are all really good. If you can't make up your mind, order the combination plates or the sampler plate, which has lots of choices.
Word to the wise, Fasika is heavy on the spices, so if you are of the weak stomached, this place might not be for you. Instead of loading their dishes up with fat to make it tasty, they use spices.
Pros: Delicious, cheap, and VERY satisfying.
Cons: None for me, but a bit spicy to the weak stomached.
They have the best choices of food made tasty by spices, not by excessive fat and oils. I love the bread they serve, it's very good. They also have excellent entrees.
I definately recommend this to anyone that loves good South Indian food.
You don't get as much bang per puck as you may want. The food is usually not all that fresh, it tastes like it's been there a while. And it's SO FREAKING EXPENSIVE!!! It's a tray and pay type of place, and you pick what you want from behind that 'Subway' like glass. If they lowered the price, it may actually be worth it, but I find it much better value just going to a nearby authentic sit down chinese place and getting much better food for the same price.
This is a great place to go with your family, it has an open atmosphere that encourages lively conversation. The food is great and the restaurant really does a good job at passing itself off as a real Italian restaurant with the decor.
Although on con I noticed right away was our 45 minute wait at dinner time. Bad time to pick I guess. But it's a true measure of their popularity, and the foods worth waiting for.
It's OK... That's all.
The food is that of any American Bar and Grill, with burgers and fries, or other easily accessible dishes. I wouldn't go out of my way, but it's a nice place to go with friends or family.
Romano's Macaroni Grill is located right inside the Rosedale Mall. It looks really fancy and nice from the outside. Everything seems pretty good, the service wasn't bad. Well I ordered my food and tried it, and I was NOT in the least impressed. Penne Rustica, the meal I got, had a completely disgusting texture, like it had been swimming or something, all soggy and such. And it was VERY bland.
Everyone else in our party was thoroughly disappointed as well, no one has since gone back. I don't know if it was what we ordered or what, but I don't recommend eating here, or if you do, stear clear from pasta dishes.
When you get to Khan's, the outside looks like any other building in the area. You go in, and you are faced with that Asian Restaurant aura. The service is quick to seat you and take drink orders. They then bring out your appetizer plates, which you get without even asking! It comes with a fried dough, a yummy soup, a chicken wing, rice, and a dipping sauce that tastes great.
You then can head up to the long, long stir fry bar. You can pick out your raw meats, you name it, they have it. Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Shrimp, ect. They also have every vegetable that you'd ever need on a stir fry. You can put noodles on as well. Fill it to the brink, since you only get to go up once. Make it count! Then you pick the sauces, I recommend using the signs above the buffet carts that tell how many scoops to use, since you don't want to overpower it with one sauce. Then you take your order up to the "Stir Fry Guru" as I call him, and he takes your bowl and empties it onto a gigantic hot surface, which immediately sizzles as your mixture hits it. At this point, if you want peanuts, ask him, but he usually asks you. Then, for added fun, he rings the big gong when it's done. Enjoy your hot, 100% fresh, stir fried meal, AND for a GREAT price.
This place is a hidden treasure.
Good ol' B-Dubs, Buffalo Wild Wings, is a great Bar and Grill. I'm not usually a frequenter of these types of places, but I am officially in love with their chicken wings. The sauce is so good, you could probably drink it plain (not really). But really, the food is great and the service is attentive and polite.
If you're gonna go here, you have GOT to get the wings, they are what makes Buffalo Wild Wings, Buffalo Wild Wings.
Good ice cream, though I had to struggle to swallow every sugar packed bite. Frankly, it was way too rich for me, but my friends like it a lot.
Good service, lots of choices, satisfactory, not extraordinary.