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Paul's Pel'meni

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203 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-354-1713
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:30
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Lubbock, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Madison for a few days and happened to find reviews for Paul's when looking for restaurants online. Russian cuisine is usually hard to come by unless you're in a big city, so I was excited to try this new cuisine. The hours are also a lot later than a lot of restaurants in the area, so it's... More 

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Thank jh4391
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

"healty" food. cheap and easy to buy and eat. The place sells only boiled dumplings and mostly for carry out. If you're thinking about a picnic by the Mendota lake about downtown or feel extremely hungry but don't want greasy food, this is for you. I recomment them with all the fixings. (siracha, curry dust and cilantro).

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Thank Polisonica
Osceola, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped in here for lunch on a Sunday. The menu is simple - pelmeni, which are dumplings. You have your choice of potato, beef, or a mix of the two, and you have an option of a half order or a full order. You can get them topped with butter, curry powder, sweet chile sauce, and cilantro (the works... More 

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Thank Anne2178
Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Its kind of hard to find. Its worth the effort though! A little place, friendly enough, with a simple menu of simple goodness. (I'm of Eastern Eurpoean heritage, so finding this place for me was a little bit of heaven). The pelmeni come in both meat (my preference) or potato or you can order a combination. Smothered in tumeric, siracha... More 

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Thank home2much
Madison, Wisconsin
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300 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was absolutely thrilled with my half order of mixed potato and beef dumplings with the works. The quality was superior and service was fast. Just keep in mind that this place makes pelmini and nothing else. To say this is a Russian restaurant would be like opening a french fry place and saying it offers French cuisine. Nonetheless, what... More 

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Thank Puddle_Jumper_2010
Potosi, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Seriously, bomb. Been here twice, once late at night, slightly under the influence... and today, with my wife and 6 year old. Both outstanding. So good. So, so good. I'd have taken a picture but it was gone too quickly.

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Thank Michael C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Simple menu, but amazing flavors! Recommend the works toppings if you like spicy! Love these dumplings

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Thank Nate86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I recommend the half mix with the works. I ordered full order and I am stufffffed!!!! But is excellent. The whole family loves it, even my picky eater. The chef cooking is very enthusiastic and dances with the music, which we love.

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Fishers, Indiana
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here on our way through Madison. It was recommended by several locals last time we came through so we had to try it out. So Glad we did, it was GREAT! They only serve 2 items on the menu beef pal'meni's or potato pal'meni's. (I suppose an argument could be made that the mix of the two gives... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

They serve meat and potato dumplings. You can get either or both mixed. Half and full serving. They offer "the works" which includes pepper sauce, curry etc. Comes with a side of sour cream. Very delicious and affordable. Nice and cozy space with limited seating. The food will take 10-15 minutes during regular times and may take longer when crowded.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Russian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:30
Saturday
11:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-354-1713

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