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Kafe 421

Certificate of Excellence
University / Dinkytown
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421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005 (Between 4th & 5th Street)
(612) 623-4900
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went during happy hour, so it wasn't expensive. $16 bought me a huge bowl of borscht, the happy hour gyro, and a class of Penya rose. Borscht was outstanding, gyro was not bad, rose was delightful. Waiter was attentive and very cheerful and nice. Will eat there again.

Thank Pattipeg H
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this busy spot for lunch. In spite of it being packed we had great, quick service. Highly recommend the grilled salmon salad - would've tried one of the apps if we had more time. In and out in 45 mins over the busy Friday lunch hour.

Thank Island_GirlMN
Austin, Minnesota
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a wonderful little wine bar / restaurant in Dinkytown. My husband and I often come here after University of Minnesota sporting events. We have never eaten a main course here but seeing all the food that they prepare for catering events I hope to try the menu soon. We usually go to enjoy the different wines they serve.... More 

Thank Gale S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Great little independent restaurant in Dinkytown. Excellent rack of lamb which was nicely paired with a tomato based risotto and grilled asparagus. Good value as well.

Thank Charles M
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Love this place. The food is always delicious, fresh, & beautifully served. The variety of the menu is great. There is something for everyone. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Debby S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Watch your bill: even for small parties, they sneak in a 20% 'gratuity'. Then, in the credit card slip there is still the usual line to add the tip. If you add 20% there you will be leaving over 40% tip, which is probably not what you intended. There is NO warning in the menu or anywhere else. The food... More 

Thank manytrips92
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service, phenomenal food! One of the best meals I've ever had. Everything was fresh & flavorful. Surprisingly affordable. The baklava is spectacular! This is my new spot in Minneapolis.

Thank Katie L
Edina, Minnesota, United States
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

All the food items are very good and they also have fantastic catering. Definitely a great place to eat before one of the many events on campus.

Thank SarahW109
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Lively clientele of all ages and nationalities. Platters and salads are great for sharing! Going with friends?... Try the Kafé 421 Signature Dips, Greek salad, and the gyro platter. We had ours with with Carignan Noe, a wine so rich in flavor, we'll forgive you if you choose to water it down!

Thank HungrySnowman
Weston, Florida
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We were visiting University of Minnesota and were looking for a non-chain restaurant. We had potato leek soup and a delicious greek salad but they had quite an array of greek dishes available

Thank sphsteacher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Greek, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
    (Between 4th & 5th Street)
  • Public Transportation: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: (612) 623-4900

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