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Nicholas Restaurant - NE Broadway

#287 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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3223 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
+1 503-445-4700
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portland Oregon
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little bit of a wait for a Saturday night.....Tight seating, but OK. Freshly baked bread to start....delicious. Food was great. Was a little surprised that the restaurant could not make a bloody Mary or martini...I would definitely go back..Staff was very nice.

Thank katt238
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

On a cold night we had appetizers including the lentil soup, Baba ganoush and endless flat bread. The smalls, the flavors and sounds make this a special place

Thank JayDAllen
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Nicholas is a funky restaurant with wonderful food and service. They had a squash hummus that was to die for! The pita bread is a foot in diameter and served piping hot. A favorite place to meet friends.

Thank Caroline K
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nicholas has several restaurants in the Portland area. This location one is my favorite. Kim and I went there for an early dinner and walked away commenting how good it was. We started with the babakanouch (SP?) and they serve you a huge warm pita bread with it, We then has the meza meat sampler and a chicken dish. We... More 

Thank standavis99
Flagstaff, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My sister-in-law and brother lived in Portland for a few years, so when we visited the city we were told we HAD to eat at Nicholas' Lebanese. Their Shawarma bowl packed a punch of all the incredible flavors you'd hope for when ordering at a Lebanese restaurant. So so good, you guys. So good. While we only tried two meals... More 

Thank Emily W
Hood River, Oregon
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I love this place! The staff are great, the food is wonderful. I wish I lived close by, I'd go every week. Very authentic. Your are served a fresh, out of the brick oven giant naan bread while you wait for the rest of your meal to arrive. We shared a plate that had chunks of lamb, best tasting rice... More 

Thank GoGlo1406
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My Uber driver recommended this place to me and I am so glad I took his advice! I liked the ambiance of the restaurant, it was cozy downstairs. The food I had was amazing and I ate my leftovers for breakfast--still fantastic!

Thank micromaniac
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not an expert on Lebanese or Mediterranean food but this place is awesome! The service is fast and the food is yummy! The owner pops in every once and a while and is so welcoming and warm! Can still take a bigger party there even though it is a small venue.

Thank Laidir33
Gloucester, Virginia
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Sahtein is what the Lebanese say when they offer you food. Having grown up eating my mother's and all my aunties Lebanese food, I can say without any hesitation that Nicholas Restaurant has some of the best Lebanese food I've ever tasted...hands down. The menu is extensive and offered so many wonderful items that I literally had a very difficult... More 

Thank Zzzelda
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our special occasion was NOT special with this poor quality, high priced food. We love the other Portland location and were shocked at the food we were served. We were early and I wonder if my Arabian Breeze mezza plate was left over from the day before. It had a leaf and tomato salad with tasteless dry falafel balls -... More 

Thank Patti C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3223 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-4700

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