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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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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 8
    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:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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Hudson, WI
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30 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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6 reviews
6 restaurant 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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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4 reviews
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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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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 10
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Noodle Shop

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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, Indian, Noodle Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?