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Kinhdo Restaurant - Uptown

Neighborhoods: East Isles
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian, Lunch

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Overall
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Food
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Service
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Ambiance
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Pros
"Great place been going there for 20 years. "
"Great food good service"
  • 3/26/2017

    A diner from Saint Paul, MN tried it.

  • 5/07/2016

    A dining patron from Chicago, IL tried it.

  • 4/23/2016

    A Vietnamese food lover from Minneapolis, MN tried it.

  • 3/11/2015

    A Vietnamese chowhound from Chicago, IL tried it.

  • 10/25/2014

    A Vietnamese chowhound from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 9/04/2014

    A Vietnamese food lover from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 7/13/2014

    A dining patron from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Great place been going there for 20 years.
  • 10/25/2013

    A dining patron from Minneapolis, MN tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Great food good service
  • 10/24/2013

    A dining patron from Saint Michael, MN tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 9/01/2013

    A Vietnamese food lover from NE tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

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BananaWoo

 Minneapolis, MN
 

Diner Wars Over Kinhdo

I like to see what other people are saying so I often read local food blogs, reviews, etc. Nothing compares to actually experiencing the place for yourself, but I was interesting in what people thought of Kinhdo. I’m personally torn. It was a decent experience, the atmosphere is pretty low key for Uptown, but not bad and the food was somewhere in the middle.

I’ve noticed that, more so than most restaurants, the quality of Kinhdo is highly debated via the internet world. Some say “Best PAD THAI in MINNESOTA!!!”, it’s “An Unassuming Secret”, and “Best Asian in Minnesota”. Other are not so impressed. I would probably put myself more so on the not so impressed side, but then again I could be wrong…wouldn’t be the first time.

Kinhdo is technically a Vietnamese restaurant but, like most Asian restaurant in the Midwest, serves dishes from other regions. Kinhdo has been around for awhile at the same location, so it must have a decent following. They do to-go as well as dine in. Their dining room is nothing much to look at, but the food prices and quality make the ambiance not much of an issue if you’re just looking to grub.

The biggest problem I have with Kinhdo is overall restaurant quality. It is in close proximity to Eat Street and the center of Uptown, so there are lots of choices. While I may not discourage you from going to Kinhdo if you really wanted to, I might suggest some other places first. Eat Street is filled with Vietnamese restaurants which are also very affordable. Quang’s, Pho79 and Pho Tau Bay are just a few options that I enjoy more than Kinhdo. I also have a soft spot for the Saigon on 30th and Lyndale. Their old location (which is now close, boo) on Grand Ave was my favorite place to go for Vietnamese food.

It seems that in the end Kinhdo will continue to have a loyal following. If you’re looking for a place to impress someone Kinhdo might not be the place. If you’re looking for a cheap meal and you’re not watching your weight go for Kinhdo. For me, I will probably stick to my personal favorites and not be back to Kinhdo anytime soon.

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twuollet

 Hopkins, MN
 

Very Good

The food was very good, as was the service. There are many vegetarian and vegan options. I definitely recommend any dish with mock duck, as it was very good. I didn’t really care for the spring rolls (tofu), as the casing (rice paper) tasted a bit rubbery, and the inside not very flavorful. The entrees are great though. There are a lot of good restaurants in Uptown, but don’t make the mistake of overlooking this one.

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awesomederek

 Minneapolis, MN
 

Kinhdo Kanh't Miss!

I am always surprised at how even Uptown, of all places, has so few options for on-the-go vegans. Still, I dare you to try Kinhdo’s mock duck and tell me that vegans are deprived! Working in Uptown, Kinhdo’s diverse carry out menu – including many different vegan options – and their amazing and affordable lunch specials have become a staple of mine. Additionally, even their “lunch special” portions are large enough to have you covered for both lunch AND dinner. I’d recommend the mock duck with vegetables, also known as “Lunch Special Number 20.” For $2.00 they’ll throw in some of tofu! Wash it all down with a fortune cookie; but don’t forget, you have to eat the fortune if you want it to come true!

My only complaint? I could do without the styrofoam containers.

Again, I apologize for the title. It’s almost involuntary, I swear…

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A dining patron from Saint Michael, MN tried Baker's Square - Brooklyn Park and didn't like it.

12/10/2017

A diner from Minneapolis, MN tried Little Jack's Steakhouse in Marshall Terraces, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Pros
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12/09/2017

A diner from Minneapolis, MN tried Urban Harvest in Windom Park, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

12/09/2017

A Breakfast food lover from US tried Hook Fish & Chicken, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

12/07/2017

A Vegan food lover from Minneapolis, MN tried Hard Times Cafe in Cedar-Riverside, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Pros
vegan biscuit breakfast with gravy
12/03/2017

An American food lover from Minneapolis, MN tried Federal Cafe in Downtown West.

12/03/2017

A dining patron from CO tried Hard Times Cafe in Cedar-Riverside, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

11/27/2017

A diner from Minneapolis, MN tried Sosa Foods in Howe, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Pros
Home style cooking
11/26/2017

A Vegan food lover from Elk River, MN tried Hard Times Cafe in Cedar-Riverside, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, didn't like the service, and liked the ambiance.

11/25/2017

An American chowhound from Plymouth, MN tried Culver's, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Tags
Vietnamese Asian Dinner
Tips
  • Thirty-one lunch specials are available daily, 11am-2:30pm, for only $5.49, including soup.
  • There's a lot behind the building.
  • Got a large order? Fax it in ahead of time (612) 870-8312 and it'll be ready when you get there.
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Hours
Mon-Thu 11:00AM - 09:00PM
Fri-Sat 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Sun 12:00PM - 09:00PM
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