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Kafe 421

421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 623-4900
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Ranked #79 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
Cross street: Between 4th & 5th Street
Transit: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I ordered the Gyros Platter and it was huge! Too much food for one person - more like for a lumberjack than the average person. However, the food was well seasoned and tasty!

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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm glad we read positive reviews of this place and decided to check it out. The deals on their Happy Hour are super great and they have a bonus of half price wine certain days. The prices of the bottles are already reasonable, so half off is a deal for eating out. I thought their pita bread and dips were... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. I love the atmosphere, the friendly staff, & the delicious food. The food is always fresh, well flavored & plentiful. The owner, Georgia, is a very special person who always greets & visits with her guests. Makes you feel like an important person & valued customer. I highly recommend... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A pleasant setting, centrally located near the University, with friendly servers and a good selection of menu items. My Greek salad was delicious, and obviously fresh. The salmon came over done despite a request for rare fish. However, the server returned the fish and came back with an excellent piece of salmon cooked as we had requested. He also gave... More

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Raleigh, NC
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189 reviews 189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Dined at Kafe 421 on a business trip to Minneapolis and found it to be a decent restaurant with excellent service and well-cooked food. As it was June, there were some table outside the restaurant for optional outdoor dining. The restaurant is nicely appointed with a bar and front area (with some tables by the front window) and a large... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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395 reviews 395 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had dinner here with a group of people. The food was ok but not outstanding. The cafe is relatively small - it's not nearly as expansive as for example Christos or "It's Greek to Me." I'd suggest either of those places as considerably more tasty food that Kafe 421 at about the same price. There also is a lot of... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited Kafe 421 on recommendation of a U of M professor. The food was very good, quite a variety. Not only an array of Greek offerings, but a little vegetarian and Mediterranean appeal also. It is a great place to have lunch on a cold, icy and snowy afternoon. The table by the large picture window offered a feel... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Authentic Greek cuisine from Georgia Sanders owner/chef of this Dinkytown ( U of MN neighborhood) gem! Diverse menu items with great price point with competent wait staff too. Appetizers are all tasty; tomato basil soup and spanakopita for supper tonight hit the spot on cold December night. Wine list OK & fairly priced. Valet parking available most nights.

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Savage, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My son attends the U of M and I was looking for someplace that we would both enjoy for supper. He is a vegetarian, I am a person who really likes good food and wine. We were NOT disappointed!! Although they are highlighted as a Greek restaurant, dont let that scare you away if you are not a Greek "fan".... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The crab cake sandwich and lamb burger are excellent. The service is really good. If you check-in on Facebook, the description says it is a vegan restaurant, but that is not accurate.

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