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Sapor Cafe and Bar

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428 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1317
(612) 375-1971
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Third times a Charm at Sapor

We are establishing a ritual of going to Sapor for New Year's Eve. Call early for reservations as it tends to fill up quickly. They have a special menu for the New Year's Holiday.This year they had a shrimp and baby back ribs specials. I had a very tender meat entree with delectable vegetables. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
hjflores
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We are establishing a ritual of going to Sapor for New Year's Eve. Call early for reservations as it tends to fill up quickly. They have a special menu for the New Year's Holiday.This year they had a shrimp and baby back ribs specials. I had a very tender meat entree with delectable vegetables. Our reservation was for 830 pm... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A small menu, but one which changes seasonally - we were fortunate they still had the burnt ends on the menu. The dining room was completely booked, so we opted to sit in the bar/lounge - we think this was a good choice as with most of the Loop restaurants, the old warehouse-style buildings have very high ceilings and get... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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160 reviews 160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Sapor Cafe & Bar is located in the North Loop of Minneapolis inside a cavernous building - saying that since the acoustics does not lend to conversation. There is outdoor seating. Thank goodness the food is good. The menu is short and the drink selection is varied. We both had the pancetta burger in brioche bun which included fries, $13.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stopped by for an early dinner before a show at Sapor. It's one of the trendy restaurants in the North Loop. Service was prompt and friendly. Atmosphere is very nice. Good acoustics for an easy conversation. We enjoyed appetizers of fried green tomatoes, fries and olives. All were very good as were the signature cocktails. Dinner menu is limited.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Sapor has relatively few entrees, but they are imaginative blends of international cuisine that are nicely presented and scrumptious. We most recently had the beetza (beet pizza with goat cheese) and the tiger shrimp with jicama, grapefruit, and mango. We topped it off with a fantastic almond cake. They have nice tables for two by the windows which we enjoy.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

the food was really good not you regular meal composition ( a little on the eclectic side) very good Belgium beer selection

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Andover, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I have made it our goal this year to try as many of the top rated restaurants in the twin cities as we can to expand our culinary horizons and try places and food outside our normal comfort zone. And Sapor is exactly that!! The menu choices are quite unique, but the food was extremely flavorful and... More 

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Twin Cities
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice gathering with my friend. Comfortable simplicity of ambience. Almost stark in a very comfortable way that can grow on you, and just right lighting to boot, in my opinion. Very good drinks, and the food is also simple while being creative and tasty. Different favors, not run of the mill. MUST try the tasty black bean fries.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Seasonal menu, all organic ingredients. Beetza was simple awesome. I never had anything like it before. Also loved the brussel sprouts. Both the dishes were delecious.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had such high expectation having heard how wonderful Sapor had been reviewed and word-of-mouth. Sadly, my experience was less than stellar - the majority of the issue was the service. My business companion and I were trying to enjoy one of the last nice Fall days in Minnesota so we sat outside. Our server acted as though we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: (612) 375-1971

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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