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1500 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2429 (University / Dinkytown)
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Ranked #542 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $10
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Noodle Shop
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great little neighborhood cafe, nice mix of Asian dishes. Fast service, Good food. A place I stop by for interesting dishes.

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Rome, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great lunch time special deals. The hot and sour soup, madras chicken, coconut curry, ginger tea, salads, everything I have tried so far has been delicious.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We showed up before they opened on a Saturday and instead of letting us walk away the hostess brought us in from the cold and sat us in a booth, brought menus, water and explained she needed a few minutes to get the place ready, but would bring a requested tea. It was quiet, warm, inviting, clean, and very friendly.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My adult kids and I went here for the first time a year ago, and had a fantastic meal. Presentation was beautiful, food was fresh, interesting,and delicious. The hostess was a great host......she was friendly and seemed happy to be there. A year later, presentation was a little sloppy and service was totally disconnected. Our server (the owner? Her picture... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Food was good, flavored very well. "Medium" was a bit spicier than I expected but overall we enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere.

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Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I liked the food but the place does not seem clean and reminded my authentic restaurants in India. For example, you'll find dirty napkins stuffed under almost every table to hold the table from swinging... this kind of small details alone can make me never return to this place. If they take a minute to 'clean up' the dining room... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I wish I could just review the food (quite tasty actually) but when you buy a groupon, use it within the stipulations, and the owner simply refuses to honor it (thus you end up paying full price for everything) - well, what can I say? I would have returned to this restaurant and the owner could have made a lot... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

I've given this place the benefit of the doubt and tried it twice. The first time was all around awful. They just cannot get the flavors right! Too salty, too hot, too sweet etc. The second time I ate here I ordered spring rolls which came out covered in sauce. Something like hoisin mixed with sriracha with peanuts on top.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Chinese and indian foods come together deliciously in this great out-of-the-way spot.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

My husband and I have been to Chindian about 5-6 times. We keep going back because my husband went crazy and bought a bunch of groupons AND the food is awesome! Their food is always made with fresh veggies and herbs and other ingredients and it is so flavorful. Its MUCH better quality food than chinese/asian food around the twin... More 

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Additional Information about Chindian Cafe

Address: 1500 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2429
Phone Number: 612-676-1818
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Noodle Shop

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