Much more market than cafe, it's still a worthwhile stop for an authentic Middle-Eastern meal.. In Short Shoppers have a lot of aisles to browse, stuffed with products from the Middle East. Diners can choose from only a handful of tables or join the regulars at the long, communal table. The expansive buffet offers a bit of everything at a reasonable price: lentil soup, spiced lamb, marinated chicken, hummus, baba ghanouj, salads, saffron rice and plenty of pita. Menu items include chicken kebabs and falafel staples.
Home made Middle Eastern tastes.
This is not "just like", it is the "real thing". Sometimes lunch (and shopping) at Sindbad's are the reason for my trip to the Twin Cities (from Sioux Falls).
Sammi is a great host.
When I was there with a 13 year old guest who was not as adventurous as her mom and who just wanted some rice, Sammi who wanted her to enjoy her meal, offered to get some soy sauce (her idea) from the chinese grocery next door. He was serious!
For dinner I highly recommend the lamb shanks, as good as I've ever had. Actually I recommend them anywtime.