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Chindian Cafe

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University / Dinkytown
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1500 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2429
612-676-1818
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A unique taste and menu

We were in MN for a business meeting, the people we were meeting with suggested take out from Chindian. We were up for trying something new. It was good, 5 different items ordered. Even the person who does not like Chinese food liked it. We ordered everything medium and it did have a big of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Punky D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in MN for a business meeting, the people we were meeting with suggested take out from Chindian. We were up for trying something new. It was good, 5 different items ordered. Even the person who does not like Chinese food liked it. We ordered everything medium and it did have a big of a kick. They did neglect... More 

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Thank Punky D
Oronoco, Minnesota
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274 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Dined on a weekday early evening. Ordered the spring rolls made with tofu to share. (The spring rolls are usually made with shrimp & pork. Our server offered tofu when I asked about deleting the pork.) They were very good and came with a spicy sauce & peanut garnish. I ordered spicy shrimp (level 3 of 5 for spicy). If... More 

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Thank richie1732
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time here and I was excited to finally try it after hearing about it for a while. I was not let down at all, the service was great and the food was incredible. You have to try the egg rolls, by far the best I've ever had. We also had the zesty green beans and garlic... More 

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Thank Ryan W
Hudson, WI
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank stringsbysarah
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank curmudgon3216
Bamberg, Germany
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Jenny B
minneapolis
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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1 Thank Michelle D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank FoodnLove
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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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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Thank BevGal
Denver, Colorado
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185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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