Marin
Marin

Marin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marinrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6122527000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Rakun
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Marin now offers Boxed Lunches ... visit our www.marinrestaurant.com for additional information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Marin's private dining room is the perfect setting for your next business breakfast, lunch or dinner, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or any special occasion. We offer two private dining rooms, one accommodating up to 24 people for a sit down event and the other ideal for groups up to 28 people.

    Marin also offers our Library Bar for cocktail reception for groups up to 125 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tara Heisler marinprivatedining@gmail.com 9524571220x
  • Entertainment: The Library

    Live DJ Friday and Saturday 9pm- close
  • Special Events: Happy Hour
    Monday-Saturday 3pm- 6pm
    $7 Martinis
    $6 Select Wine
    $5 Call Cocktails
    $3 Draft Beer
    $5 Flatbreads

    1/2 Price Bottles of Wine All Day Sunday *On all bottles $100 and under

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Street and Hennepin Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet is available for $8 at the Le Meridien Chambers on the corner of 9th Street and Hennepin Avenue.

    Marin offers complimentary parking during lunch hours from 11 am to 3 pm

A word from Marin
Marin Restaurant & Bar is an inviting combination of Northern California and Minnesota influences. It’s a showcase for inventive, health-conscious cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients served in a beautiful and refined urban setting.
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Marin reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (143)special occasion (104)great for outdoor dining (73)romantic (64)good for groups (57)notable wine list (49)great for lunch (27)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (20)neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (18)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Loved our server James!
    StPstylist
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Six of us had dinner at 4:30 on a Sunday to be able to be at the Orphium by 6:30 for a show. The atmosphere is beautiful! Our server James was very friendly, prompt, very knowledgeable and honest with his favorites on the menu. We all LOVED our food! (and James!) We loved it so much that we came back for dessert and wine after the show! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marin worth every penny
    100Years
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We chose Marin for a special occasion. We looked at the menu, and were highly intrigued. I liked the health information as well as concept of allowing the food to shine through naturally. We went in with high expectations and have to say Marin surpassed them. The Asparagus salad was absolutely amazing. Sturgeon was the special and one of our selections as well as the Salmon. Again, amazing flavors, beautifully plated! Portions were just right. We were satisfied, not stuffed, so had room for dessert. We recieved a great sample of pistachio ice cream along with the fudge, it just exploded with flavor. Service was pleasant, perfectly attentive and informative. We plan to return. Now... to find an excuse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Happyeater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a fabulous meal. An extra benefit was this restaurant is located just across the street from the Orpheum. Perfect when attending a performance but worth going to eat here just for the great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    wowbadger
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Like fine dining should be. Presentation of items outstanding, wait staff very professional and made the experience memorable
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Marin was incredible. We had a large group with a pretty demanding set of requests. Marin did not disappoint. It exceeded our expectations. The service was exceptional and the food was great. The staff and the management are pros.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Awesome food, place was dead
    LoveFood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went to Marin at 12:15PM on a weekday - the food and service were outstanding, but it's a big restaurant and was awkwardly quiet. I hope more people go there so Marin stays in business - the ambiance is cool and the food is awesome and I have always had great service...
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  • longest lunch ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Took two new clients for lunch. Food was fine but the server was inexperienced. I had to send back my first beverage order as it was horrid. Clients ordered desert and it took 30 minutes to come out. I liked the concept, but the food and serviced was not on par with the cost .
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  • Pre-Show dinner
    kegger
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife and I ordered a bottle of wine. The wrong wine was poured but our server was very apologetic and gracious about getting the correct bottle. The error did allow us to have a good comparison. The Kale salad was a bit acidic. the olive and artichoke flat bread and Ahi tuna were exceptional. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by our first trip to Marin. Quite busy when we arrived due to the Theater traffic. The restaurant nearly emptied out just before. A good time for a reservation would be 7:30 or later. The food was excellent. We has 4 small plates and 4 entrees. Everyone like their food! I am astounding based upon the quality of food that this place was not busy all night! The Ramen, Snapper, Scallops and Duck were great! The Duck Steamed Buns and the Ahi Lettuce Wraps were also very good. My only complaint is the drink pricing comprised of over $100 of our bill. Why do specialty drinks have to cost so much in Minneapolis?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mary
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was excellent, server was excellent- I love the healthy food options! Happy hour prices for wine and beer were very inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were a group of seven. Everything was outstanding except my fish the feature for the evening. It was so overcooked it was dry and hard but I had no time for it to be re-ordered and get to the play on time. I suspect they kept my dish warm while the other dishes were being cooked as the tuna and scallops others were having were cooked perfectly! Either get new heat lamps or undercook fish and let it "cook" under the heat lamps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Nice try at authentic Nor Cal /MSP Fusion but left a lot to be desired. Lifeless plating Trader Joes flatbread dough. Humbolt Fog, Its Its they are trying but needs some pizzazz!
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  • Pre-theatre dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great small plates: tuna tartar & prawns. The scallops & Ahi tuna entrées were beautiful and melt-in-mouth excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marin on the patio
    3eateroutVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our 2nd dining experience at Marin was on the patio, which is a great spot. Service was a bit off, as we had a nice but unknowledgeable bartender waiting on us. The food was basically good but a little overly concocted. The prices may have gone up since our initial time eating at Marin & seemed quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Good food and experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was our first time at Marin. Loved the small plate of salmon belly and pita with hummus. The flat breads and entries are also excellent. If you are in good sushi or fish in general, order ahi tuna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre theatre meal
    JoeSVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Three of us arrived at 6:15 for the 8 PM show at the Orpheum. Our waiter made sure we had our courses served promptly so we did not have to rush our meal. The food was fantastic, we shared the ahi lettuce cups (3) that were served with seared rare large pieces of ahi. We then had the tuna tartar and shrimp ceviche, the tuna had an avocado and mango sauce and the shrimp the appropriate sour vinegar kick. We finished our first course with grilled cauliflower hummus, a great item to share. For dinner we had the duck with polenta, scallops with grits and tuna over edamame, all light and flavorful. You just cant go wrong at Marin plus you can even count your calories as all menu items are listed with their nutritional values.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lack of choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not a fan of the food choices. The beef was poorly cooked and tough.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another amazing dinner!
    Fanannie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my 4th time eating at Marin and it is quickly becoming a favorite. The wait staff is absolutely incredible and their recommendations are spot on. I had the walleye (special of the day), which was served over a bed of heirloom tomatoes. It was outstanding! Some appetizers of the hummus, fresh spring rolls, the cheese plate and a some fabulous (affordable too!) wine made for a great pre-show dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food and service.
    GoodFood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We dined there before a play and the waiter gave us great service and made sure we had our check in time to get to the play. Food was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good, Service Non-Existant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We ordered salads, entrees and a side dish of brussel sprouts to share. We waited 40 minutes after our salads for our entrees. The entrees were delivered but no side dish. By the time the waiter swung by to ask how everything was, we were 3/4 through our entrees. He said he would go get the brussel sprouts right away. He returned 5 minutes later to say it was an "oversite" and they would be delivered shortly. Then 15 minutes later the staff delivered roasted carrots which we sent back. 15 mins passed until we tracked down our absent waiter for our bill. We got the card signature chit but no itemized list. We never got our brussels sprouts, never heard a peep from the manager nor any thought about comping anything. A ruined date night.
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  • Small Plates!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My sister and I had dinner before a show. We shared five small plates including a flatbread. Each was fresh, tasty (we really liked the prawns, ahi tuni and duck buns) and generous in size--for small plates. We were late because of traffic--and the staff handled it with aplomb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • lindad
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband had the chicken which was too salty. A daughter had the tuna and it was just tuna - nothing special. My pork tenderloin was good, but very peppery which wasn't as advertised. (I don't mind the salt and he doesn't mind the pepper, so we switched.) Another in our party ordered the mushroom ramen and loved it. The duck appetizer was good, but not the foie gras (again uninspired). Our server, John, was perfect, however.
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  • Perfect before the show
    ReRe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Situated right across from the Orpheum and just down the street from several other theaters, this place is a perfect dinner spot before a show. They even offer the option of purchasing dessert with dinner to be eaten after the show. I had the tenderloin, which was delicious. Our server was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-show brunch
    mlissrae
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went to Marin before a show at the Orpheum. The servers were very attentive to the fact that we were going to a show. The service seemed a little slow at times, but overall very friendly and very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • FANTASTIC!
    GeorgiagirlVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Finally made it to Marin and it will be our new go to in downtown Minneapolis! Healthy food that tastes great. The choices on the menu are wonderful; veggies and carnivores alike will be happy. Calorie/nutritional content listed so you know what to eat to save room for their great dessert! We went there for Happy Hour and will be returning for dinner. Beautiful bar area and exceptionally friendly staff. Wish we hadn't waited so long!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch before Orpheum
    JoeGalt
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We stopped by for brunch before the Saturday matinee showing of "The Book of Mormon," right across Hennepin at the Orpheum. I had the Huevos Rancheros, and my beloved had the crab eggs Benedict. Both were beautifully prepared and presented. Our only knocks on the place were the somewhat-slow service pace, and the price of the drinks, which was quite high. So we'd recommend you slake your thirst mostly elsewhere (like the Mackenzie Pub, across the street), but definitely go check out Marin.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-theater dinning
    globalexplorerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent choice for a meal prior to a show on Hennepin Avenue. We had a mixture of small-plates that were all creative, artistically presented, and tasty. The desserts were also excellent. We look forward to returning for a full meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre show dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I wend to Marin before seeing the Book of Mormon at the Orpheum. This is the perfect spot right across the street from the Orpheum. I had the duck and my wife had the seared Ahi. The food was great and the service was perfect. It was expensive at $155 for the two of us including tip. This was a special occasion so we were okay paying that much since the food and service were great and the location was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasing to the palette
    JAVELINA8
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We ordered from the small plates though we have ordered from the entrees also. Wonderful ,from the caesar salad to blue prawns to oysters And then I had chicken flat brad and we shared a cheese plate, Very yummy We did order duck pate but it was not to our liking and they were so obliging and apologetic and did not charge us for it ,My glass of Riesling was excellent I recommend the restaurant highly
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner & a Show
    Showstoppers
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been to Marin once before - that was good. This time was even better. Our meal was very well prepared and presented. Our Redfish was a unique twist on Asian fusion, and very tasty. The wine our server suggested was just perfect. We each had different desserts, the chocolate with cherries and the tapioca with passion fruit sorbet - these were delightful. The "dot on the I" was definitely the high quality of service we received. Our server gave good advice, was attentive not pushy, and his manner was very friendly, but not familiar. We will definitely dine at Marin again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Glorious Food...great chef
    DavyJo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    What a blend of flavors......excited taste buds that I did not know I had. Perfectly cooked and well worth the cost.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • KateVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a very enjoyable time at Marin. Everything we had was outstanding, as was the service. They have an amazing collection of gin available! We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic happy hour
    nsd1VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Happy hour with some of the best tasting appetizers ever. The noise level is based on the 4pm time of our visit.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    JoyceB
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening here - the food is beautiful, and the ambience was great. Appreciated the varied menu, it offered a lot of choices in all categories. I was especially appreciative of the number of clearly marked gluten-free options on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great family dinner get together.
    hungry
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a large group of family. They accomodated us and had a large table for us. Had coctails and starters and it was all great. Good deal on bottles of wine on Sunday. The food was very good and everyone gave thier food high marks. Desserts were delicious. We'd go there again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent before a concert
    Espresso
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I picked this restaurant for a meal before a concert based on location. I had heard about it so it was a wonderful surprise. The food was different in a very positive way. Service was excellent. The décor has changed significantly from the prior restaurant at that location. It is warmer and very sophisticated.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server
    lunchVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love the calories/fat, etc listed on the menu so you can make informed choices. I had the kale salad and the pork tenderloin and it was outstanding. Our server was polite, knowledgeable and the perfect amount of attentiveness. A great spot to dine before an event!
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  • Food We Ordered Was Wonderful
    PaulaM
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything about the Beef Tenderloin entree was incredible; my husband had the special which he said was wonderful; both entrees included the confit tomatoes which are also amazing. Spring rolls were very fresh. We dined early (5:15) before a show, so I can't rate the ambiance/noise level when there is a full house. The patio was nice and sheltered; the line of tables with bench seating across from the bar are too close to allow for any privacy - so the romantic factor depends on your table location. Only disappointment was that the choices of red wine available by the glass were mostly ordinary labels. When one is familiar with the retail price of the wine offered, it is extremely hard to stomach the huge mark-up by the restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The duck I had was tender and cooked perfectly and my partners tuna was also perfect. It was a bit noisy but great for people watching. Obviously a good place to go before a show. Very close to the tram so we could have a drink and not worry.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flat bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had flatbread and veg spring rolls. Both flat bread pizzas were excellent, the spring rolls were just ok not a lot of flavor. The dipping sauce was very good.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.