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Paul's Pel'meni

203 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-354-1713
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pelmeni” (7 reviews)
“dumplings” (19 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
203 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The dumplings were stunning - ordered the beef dumplings and potato dumplings mixed with all the spices and sauces. So cheap and so delicious that we visited a couple of times during the short stay.

Thank Amit T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

There is only one dish here with variations, pel'meni. It is freshly made, cheap and delicious. Three types of pel'meni - meat, potato or a combo of both. Two sizes: Small or large. You can choose one topping, several or all (all the way). Toppings...More

Thank DianaID19
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The dumplings are a shade better than frozen ravioli from my chain grocery store, boiled on my stove The service also is indifferent. Also: current address on trip advisor is incorrect.

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

If you're looking for a much needed break from 'college food' in Madison, here's a great alternative: Russian pelmeni dumplings. Small restaurant with maybe 5 tables and a counter with barstool seating, clean and well kept. You order and pickup at a counter, where they...More

Thank NWtripster
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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...More

Thank jh4391
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....More

Thank Polisonica
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Anne2178
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank home2much
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...More

Thank Puddle_Jumper_2010
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Michael C
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 AM
11:00 AM - 3:30 AM
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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