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Nicholas' Restaurant

#103 of 3,408 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
+1 503-235-5123
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was actually good, not great. the service was very good,the food was good but i`ve had better, good size portions and the bread! oh man the best one i've ever had. the lamb gyro is a good option and the mezza is a good option if you dont know what to order. they have vegetarian options too. nice place!

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Thank Lex F
Medford
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to come to Portland for the weekend for a "Food & Beverage" Crawl. We ended up at Nicholas' on a recommendation and WOW are we happy. Before you can even settle in they bring out a fresh out of the fire fresh backed flat bread pita the size of a hub cap! The menu offers... More 

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Thank MTLuv2travel1988
Olympia, Washington
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480 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many a time and this visit was back to 5 star. Food was excellent and service was great. Had my favorite chicken kabob. Try it

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Thank Robert L
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had frequented the Gresham location a few years back but this was the first time we visited the original Grand location. Restaurant was very busy but the wait to be seated was not protracted. The restaurant itself, was small and intimate with plenty of diners on this Sunday evening. Good atmosphere albeit a bit hard to hear! As with all... More 

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Thank John M B
Saint Helens, Oregon
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My daughter is a vegetarian and chose this place for her birthday dinner and we loved it. Lots of veg choices but lots of meat choices also. Everything is fresh and it tastes wonderful, we can't wait to go back and try some other things. The first thing you get is a fresh hot plate of pita with a nice... More 

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Thank Jeff C
vancouver
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259 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I attended a convention at the Convention Center and did not want to have lunch there. Took a walk, and about three blocks away walked past this restaurant that was jammed with locals, but saw two tables getting cleaned for the next guests. It is not fancy. Food is outstanding. First of all, a freshly baked enormous puffy pita bread... More 

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Thank beeperVancouver
Olympia, Washington
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had some delicious saffron rice and chicken with a yummy salad. The whole meal was really good and plentiful. I left there happy and stuffed. It was my first time there. I can't wait to return!

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Thank Tony H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is really good. They make their own bread and it was delicious. I got lamb kebabs and they were juicy and the saffron rice was very good. Very friendly servers.

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Thank poly2014
San Benito, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Everything is delicious here! I've been in other places and this has been the best!!! The bread is delicious, we tried this time the falafel, stuffed great leaves and the lamb.

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Thank Madita M
Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great meal of lamb and other middle Eastern food. Pita bread just out of the oven. Lots of food and very good also. I tried the rice pudding for dessert and it was also excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-5123
Description
This is the original Nicholas Restaurant location, serving authentic Lebanese food since 1986.

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