Kindee Thai Restaurant
Kindee Thai Restaurant

Kindee Thai Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kindeethairestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (612) 465-8303
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Thai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chicago
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are plenty of metered parking spaces nearby and a parking ramp connected to the restaurant building.
A word from Kindee Thai Restaurant
Kindee offers traditional Thai cuisine with a modern flair. Our menu offers a large variety of unique appetizers, delicious entrées, hot soups and crisp salads. Whatever your preference, we are sure you will find something on our menu that will satisfy your appetite. Located in the heart of the Mill District, across the street from the Guthrie Theater, Kindee has proven to be a mainstay of the diverse culinary culture of downtown Minneapolis. Whether you are in Minneapolis on business, for a show at the Guthrie, or are just looking for a great Thai meal with friends or family, Kindee is happy to accommodate.
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Kindee Thai Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (11)scenic view (9)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (6)special occasion (6)romantic (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Liked
    bruceknoer
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    On Sunday evening, no crowd Spring rolls were presented a little differently and were very good. We'll be back before too long.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for the neighborhood
    Afoodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Service attentive and pleasant. Food somewhat standard Thai fare--well prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great treat before theater. Our server was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining before the theater
    CarolT
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Kindee Thai is a great place to have dinner or drinks/appetizers prior to the theater. It's very close to both the Guthrie Theater and to Open Book which hosts Ten Thousand Things theater. During this visit the restaurant was very busy. However, the service was great. We received our appetizers, drinks and entrees in a perfect amount of time. The food was great! This has become a favorite place to dine downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had two appetizers and two main dishes and they were all wonderful. Great pre-theater choice or for any dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a fan
    Banka
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was my second visit and it was as good as the first. Now I'm hooked and will go there when I need a green curry "fix". Service was attentive without being obtrusive and the restaurant itself is open and airy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a very good dining experience . Niles was attentive and very good. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Thai Food!
    Cinsational
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Kindee is one of my favorite spots for Thai curry in Minneapolis. Beautiful location across from the Guthrie and a short walk to the Stone Arch Bridge. This restaurant has lots of windows, tall ceilings, big hanging cloth lanterns, warm paint colors, and nice photography on the walls. Even in cool weather, this space feels warm. Staff is always pleasant and knowledgeable. Coconut milk and lemongrass-infused curries are my choices, but the duck breast is also delish! And don't skip the Sticky rice with Mango or homemade coconut ice cream for dessert. Mmmm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pass on this Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Really didn't care for anything we had. The waitress was very nice and sccomodating though. Would take a pass on this Thai restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food
    ruthie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    we brought out of town friends with us. One of them ordered the lime chicken. It was so tough she could not cut it, and when she asked for a sharp knife, was told that they didn't have any!! She really should have sent it back. My husband and I had the beef curry dish. While it tasted okay, it was a challenge to eat. The beef and potatoes were in a broth, then the rice on the side. The beef chunks were too large to eat from the bowl, so required fishing them out to cut them smaller…not very satisfying.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    they ran out of iced tea and chop sticks ... the food was fair ... not one of my favorite places ... most likely I would not go back ... we went there because we were going to see a play at the Gutherie Theatre ... for convenience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Leadfingers2000
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have always enjoyed eating at Kindee Thai. When I was here for lunch this past week, I found the wait service a bit disappointing but that is my only complaint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-theater dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We always go to Kindee before a play at the Guthrie. The food is always good and the kitchen and servers are very attentive to customers' needs to get to the show on time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Not worth the money.... of all the restaurants I've been over the last couple of years this one was the worst. The quality and flavor of the food was not good at all. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • top notch thai cuisine
    Nate
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    With a varied menu, Thai lovers can find something to love at a reasonable price. I had the pepper steak which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    Hungry2
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Ate ther before the Guthrie . Had a very tasty lunch and will do it again for sure
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality food
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nice atmosphere & great food that is varied enough for most palates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • before theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We eat here frequently before a Guthrie performance. The food is tasty, fresh and the service is friendly and prompt. The coffee is especially tasty!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • convenient to the Guthrie Theater.
    catrig77
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food is typical Thailand cuisine. Our waiter was exceptional. Well worth a visit pre theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Doug
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and service was wonderful. It was so noisy you had to shout to talk to the person across from you. I had the Drunken Noodles with Calamari. Very tasty. Heavy on the garlic. Also had the sweet sticky rice with mango for desert. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    mgdiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great service from beginning. Shared multiple appetizers and entrees among the group and all were given excellent reviews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kath
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food is good as always and we took advantage of a nice night to sit outside. Food is delivered quickly after ordering and server was great with checking on us outside as it is a lot more work. They said their computer was down... so hope I got my open table points!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Kindee Thai is a great riverfront place for lunch or for a pre-Guthrie theater dinner. They tend to get busy for dinner but Mondays are a good option because the Guthrie theater is dark and its easier to get in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, staff overworked
    Clutz1910
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We recently dined before a show at the Guthrie. We thought the food was great, but our waiter, who was very nice and tried hard, had too many tables on his hands and was challenged to serve everyone properly in the pre-play rush. I would still recommend it as a place to go for Thai food and pre-Guthrie. The food did arrive quickly, but allow for some extra time in case it gets busy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I enjoyed the food here. I have eaten here before and think they have improved.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    chrissietips
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed our experience prior to attending the Guthrie. Good was excellent; server was helpful and friendly and attentive. Very fun atmosphere and most accommodating to our party. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DL
    luckylindy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had Penang (SP?) curry and it was very tasty but only no chicken, no veggies. I think I have had it with veggies in the past. And the portion was kind of small since two people shared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going to the Guthrie?
    emmakay1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is our new must-go dinner option for all our visits to the Guthrie. With it's location across the street from the main entrance, it would be difficult to find something more convenient. The curries are top-notch! There's quite a variety in their appetizer selection, as well. The restaurant itself is small; there is probably more outdoor seating than what is available inside. Since the kitchen is fairly open to the dining room, you can expect the noise level to always be slightly elevated, and the temperature warm. Service is consistently friendly and smooth, though sometimes there's a little bit of a delay. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food-Not great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was excited to try this Thai restaurant and although the décor and ambiance was refreshingly vibrant and the location amazing, the food was bland and expected some more flavorful dishes. We asked for the spice try and got to spice it up to our preference. I have to say our server, whatever his personality or mood - on a Saturday night it was anything but warm. We commented that we're very sure he never once smiled at us or gave us any real attentive service. He didn't check on us to see if our meal was good or if we wanted more drinks. Instead we asked the friendly lady filling water a question and got better service from her in those 2 minutes. We are generally ones to tip appropriately, but that night we couldn't.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    JOVH
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food, knowledgeable and friendly server. Lovely wine..had the pinot grigio. Reasonable prices for great food, conveniently located across from Guthrie Theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot, loud and slow
    minneapoliseater
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We dined at Kindee before going to a play at the Guthrie. We had six people in our party and had made a reservation. When we entered, we were seated right away. It then took about TEN minutes for our frazzled waitress to even bring us water. It seems like there were not enough wait staff on duty - especially considering every table was booked. The restaurant was SOOO hot. Even our poor waitress was sweating buckets! And it was so loud. We could barely hear each other speak. I think those two things were really the biggest issues. The food was actually pretty good. The cranberry cream cheese wontons are a must order. So delicious! We would probably try this place again, but would stay away from a time right before a play.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent pre-show dining
    mrlo
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is a regular stop before the theater. Portions are right...so we are not stuffed, and no take home box to carry. I had one of my favorites, yellow curry. Delicious with a hint of heat. Calamari app tender and flavorful. Noise level can rise to a roar occasionally. Service good for as busy as it was. Took friends...new to them -they would return as their meals were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We sat on the patio before seeing My Fair Lady. We were a little late for our reservation, but they held it for us! The server was helpful with our food decisions. All was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good for a 1-hour lunch break
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our lunch group of 10 waited almost an hour before our food arrived. The waiter seemed very stressed; perhaps there was not enough waitstaff to cover the full lunch crowd. One of our party finally got up and retrieved a water pitcher from the bar and filled our water glasses. If we had been on a firm schedule, we would have been in trouble. The noise level was almost excruciating. Much of the noise was due to the unpleasant, constant scraping noise of chair legs across the hard floor surface. It was like fingernails on a chalk board! Putting teflon covers on the chair legs would be an easy and worthwhile fix. Planning adequate wait and kitchen staff for a full lunch crowd would be another needed improvement. The Pad Thai was only passable.
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  • Ok place before the Guthrie
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food here is ok. Good location. We had the spring rolls whichmweremgood but needed peanut sauce too. Duck was very good but the egg plant green curry was lacking egg plant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meide
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Came here for my bachelorette party. The serivce was amazing! He was very patient and informative and seperated everyone's checks, without even asking. Restaraunt is very modern looking and can accomodate large groups well. Food was great, and the portions were perfect, not to big.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was good, but the service was very slow. It took the water at least 15 minutes before asking for our drink requests. Also, the air conditioner did not seem to be working.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NICE PLACE RUINED BY HAVING TO YELL
    Purple8PrincessVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Bar stools have been removed and more tables added which contributed to the VERY LOUD ATMOSPHERE in his smallish establishment. We couldn’t stay as we were really bothered by the “YELLING” you had to do to communicate with the person right across from you at your table. Also we were bothered by the people around us also yelling so they could talk to their table mates. I couldn’t enjoy my food no matter how good it was. The atmosphere gave me a headach as well as a stomach ache. I hope to find a time to return when it isn’t so crowded.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 318 reviews are from the Kindee Thai Restaurant reviews archive.
  • great food but too noisy!
    satiated
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food but it was so noisy my husband and I were shouting to hear each other. Also, tables were so close together we could hear the next tables conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for pre show dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    But please do something about the bathrooms. The sticky floor and dirty toilet and hard to lock door over shadow an otherwise great evening. Thank you for the service on a crazy busy night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.