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Chindian Cafe

$$ - $$$
University / Dinkytown
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1500 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2429
+1 612-676-1818
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Lunch deal here is very good value. Good sized portions and tasty dishes. Starter plus a main course about $10. Smallish place and open area but well worth a try. We went with our son and coworkers who have lunched here a number of times. Friendly service.

Thank Allan R
2 reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed a moderately priced, tasty, family style Asian dinner of mixed traditional and fusion dishes. Fresh, well prepared vegetables in each dish with chicken and shrimp and a good selection of local beer. A gem on east Hennepin!

Thank Jerod Anne P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

The calamari is delicious. I usually get the shrimp fried rice as well. The staff is very friendly. Nice, clean restaurant. Love stopping here for lunch and lunch to go!

Thank MissShellA
Edina, Minnesota
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

The best dishes I have tied are spring rolls, moo goo gai pan, hot-sour Indian soup, chow mai fun and madras chicken. Everything is fresh and tasty----all dishes are well prepared. Very clean restaurant for dine in or carry-out. Owner/chef.

Thank Stephen D
Isanti, Minnesota
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

The food at Chindian does not disappoint! Everything I have tried I have loved. The blend of Chinese cuisine with Indian spices is like nothing I have ever had before. The Chow Mai Fun is one of my favorites. They will ask what spice level you would like. I always go medium to be safe when first trying a dish.... More 

Thank Tammy J
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2016 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 

Thank Punky D
Oronoco, Minnesota
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340 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 

Thank richie1732
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank rwindy727
Hudson, WI
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

Thank stringsbysarah
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank curmudgon3216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Chinese, Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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: +1 612-676-1818

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