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Chindian Cafe

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University / Dinkytown
Chinese, Indian, Noodle Shop
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1500 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2429
612-676-1818
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food and service were both good!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2014
Mitzi D
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minneapolis
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Delivery
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hudson, WI
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's extremely rare for me to look at a menu & have such indecision. I wanted to try a host of different things, and alas, was only there for a quick snack. The vegetable samosas are dynamite with fabulous mint chutney. My friend had spring rolls which were beautiful & reportedly fresh & delicious. I watched plate after plate come... More 

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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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Bamberg, Germany
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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minneapolis
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: 612-676-1818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Noodle Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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

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