Very good food. Service is
Very good food. Service is usually very good but our last time the server was not attentive.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food, as always, was amazing.
The food, as always, was amazing. They have excellent prices and quick service. The music selection was perfect. I will continue to frequent Kindee.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food! Really enjoyed
Great food! Really enjoyed the options and the variety.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was looking for a unique neighborhood spot and this was a gem. I could not pronounce
the names of the dishes but they sure tasted good. Awesome find and a great value for the buck as well.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Spring Rolls in Town
We made it a 'Thai tapas' outing, trying various items on the appetizer menu. The fresh spring rolls are simply fabulous, perfectly spicy on their own due to the mix of herbs within. The skewers of fried tofu were light and crisp, and the accompanying "peanut brittle" sauce was sweet and tangy. The son-in-law eggs were a wonderful surprise, neither of us had ever tried a deep fried hard cooked egg before, nice crunchy outside, deep fried onions and the tamarind sauce set off both nicely. The beef lettuce wrap was quite bland compared to all the other dishes.
My favorite entree here is Rad Na, make it as zippy as you want with the Thai spice caddy on your table.
Lunch is great, gets packed before Guthrie shows. Great service!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I like the expanded menu,
I like the expanded menu, close to the Guthrie. Interesting Thai food at Kindee.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, poor service
The Thai Basil chicken I had was excellent with just the right amount of spice and the jasmine rice was cooked to perfection. My one complaint was with the wait staff. They did not bring us the salads we ordered, nor did they ask if we were enjoying the meal, nor did they refill our water. If the restaurant were crowded I would understand it better, but it was at best at 1/3 capacity. Good food, but the service left something to be desired
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great paired with a Guthrie
Great paired with a Guthrie experience. Food was clean...and great. Service was very punctual.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great view of the Guthrie
Great view of the Guthrie and tasty food filled with fresh ingredients. Good vegetarian options as well!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinners again. This
Excellent dinners again. This is a consistent go-to restaurant for preshow theater dining.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love eating here before
We love eating here before all our Guthrie events. Quality food at a great price.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Chef made a difference
My wife and I have season tickets to Guthrie so end up eating within 3-4 blocks of theater 10 times a year. We have been to everything and most multiple times. I love thai/asian but wife would always steer us away as it was just ok before last friday's visit to Kindee. This time it was exceptional, so much so that she suggested we need to go back more often. I think it wil become a a first choice rather than a "what about..." for us on opening night. Well done and priced right.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taking me back to Thailand
Have thoroughly enjoyed my several trips to Thailand in the form of dining at Kindee Thai. The lighting soars, the photo mural does truly take me back to the two years I lived there. The tastes are truly Thai!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved our time at Kindee. Great spot for a quick lunch or dinner. Good prices on all meals. Very close to the river for a scenic walk.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food value for pre-Guthrie
Terrific food value for pre-Guthrie dining. Reservations are important for pre-show dinner because the small restaurant gets very busy. Staff is helpful in suggesting dinner if you want to try something new.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner before play at Guthrie
Great place to dine before going to the Guthrie.
The food was very good and the service was great!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Convenient to the Guthrie.
Convenient to the Guthrie. Good food, promptly served.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for dinner before
Great spot for dinner before taking in a play at the Guthrie. Very good food, efficient service, and just across the street from the theater.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Fresh Spring Rolls in Town!
I may have left this comment before, but it's still true - I have yet to find a more wonderful fresh spring roll at any other restaurant in the Twin Cities. Marvelously packed with zippy herbs and vegetables, not heavy on the vermicelli. I usually jazz up spring rolls with Sri Racha sauce, but these don't need it! Also love Kindee's Rad Na, have had both the beef and the tofu with it. It's a mild dish but you get the spice caddy on your table and you can make it as hot as you want.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kindee has great moderately priced Thai food and since it is across from the Guthrie, it makes a great stop for dinner before the play.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Food, Good Service
We had dinner at Kindee prior to a performance at the Guthrie Theater. Since much of their business comes from the theater crowd, servers are prompt and well-tuned into the time constraints of their patrons, yet don't rush service or make you feel like they are anxious to turn over tables. Very welcoming staff who are helpful with food choices. Food was tasty and very fresh. I'd definitely return in the future.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good variety of choices on
Good variety of choices on the menu.Close to the Guthrie. we took friends who go to Thailand regularly and they gave it a thumbs up!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely meal on a hot summer night
Cold Singha's and cool fish larb salad with spice and cilantro made for a satisfying but light dinner on a night with a 98 degree heat index. Service is professional and polite. Both fresh and fried springrolls are outstanding.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Affordable great food
Appetizers of cheese wontons and chicken satay were terrific. Wontons had cranberries in them and it was a great start to a tasty meal. The spicy dishes were actually spicy and not Minnesota spicy - which I really enjoyed. Went there just before a Guthrie performance ( just across the street). Will be back next time we are in that area.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what we wanted
Some friends and i had tickets to the Guthrie and wanted to try a new place. Very convenient, easy parking in the ramp or on the street. Good service. Accommodated out special needs for food. Interesting menu.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
a pre-show favotite
We keep returning as we get consistently good food. My curried broccoli with chicken was tasty, but heavy on salt
(not typical of dishes I've had here). Hubby's seafood medley was loaded with flavor and heat - very good.
So busy that night, but server handled it professionally. I was put off by sticky menu,
but not a deal-breaker. We'll be back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for supper before a show
Kindee was a delightful place to dine before our evening show at the Guthrie (across the street). The food was delicious and plated attractively. Plenty of variety in the menu, but not too many choices, either. We especially liked that the fried noodle dishes did not mix all of the ingredients together before we got the plate. It was nice being able to mix in ourselves. We also appreciated that the server and kitchen staff did not mind checking ingredients they use for citrus and citric acid, since our daughter has acquired a sensitivity. Might be helpful to have some kind of "warning" about portion sizes with the dishes that resemble soups, though they are not actually listed that way. It was a lot of food.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
was good and close to gutherie
Food was good , service was good, and was very close to the gutherie theater which helped a lot. Worth going again
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be sure to go
We had great meals at Kindee Thai before a show at the Guthrie. Our server was really helpful in our selections, even recommending we add a few ingredients to some of the stir fries that we might enjoy. She was absolutely right and even though I didn't think I could/should eat everything I did -- every last bite. We will go again even if we're not headed to the Guthrie. Really enjoyed it.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right across the street from the Guthrie is what might be my new favorite Thai restaurant in Minneapolis. The food was great. I always appreciate the option of brown rice vs. white rice. The online menu does a great job of identifying possible food allergens in each dish, the staff is very accommodating to different dietary needs, and it's great to visit a Thai restaurant in Minnesota, the land of Scandinavians, that is not afraid of spice. We will definitely go back, with or without tickets to the theater. Great happy hour deals, too.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect before-theater dinner
The restaurant does a brisk business before curtain time at the Guthrie. Food was delivered a little slowly, which could have been a problem (we were heading to the theater as well), but the waiter made sure we got the food in time and apologized for the delay, which satisfied us. The food is excellent Thai cuisine and elegantly presented. Nice outdoor dining space, too.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the easy access to the Gutheris and variety of menu
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to Guthrie
We went to Kindee mainly so we wouldn't have to park twice to go to the Guthrie. We ate outside (on the sidewalk) which worked well. The menu was more varied than I expected, not just Thai. Two had pepper steak, which they liked, and one had Pad Thai. Not spectacular food, but a nice experience.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Kindee before attending
We went to Kindee before attending the Guthrie Theater across the street. Sitting outside was very pleasant for a 90 degree day, the street has a tunnel effect, channeling the wind. The dining room seemed noisier than outside seating and we are very sensitive to excessive noise.
It's funny that you have noise level as one of your four reporting criteria? Excessive noise levels are something only very few restaurants do anything about and for the most part ignored. Some Minneapolis restaurants are on our do-not-call-list.
The food was excellent, as always. Very well presented, fresh ingredients, no overwhelming flavors or after-taste.
My only recommendation would be ice in the water.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great server! Helpful and
Great server! Helpful and pleasant - made dining experience that much better!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant and fresh
This was my third time to dine at the restaurant and each time was a pleasant experience. For a Friday night, it was busy but not crazy. My friends and I started out with fresh Vegetarian Spring Rolls which hit the spot for a quick appetizer. I proceeded with an entree of Red Curry with shrimp and Jasmine rice. The curry was smooth and tasty and mild, the shrimp was sufficient for the price. Overall, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating for a quad of ladies out for an evening.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Thai in the Twin Cities
We went to Kindee for dinner before going to the Guthrie. It was so easy to park and be able to take our time up until only 10 minutes before the show. The food was fabulous. Each dish we ordered was unique, spiced just right and tasted great. We have been to a number of Thai restaurants into the Twin Cities and feel this is the best.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great servers
Loved the food and was extremely impressed by the server: attentive but not interruptive, great suggestions and just on top of it in general.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I had a great meal and wine before heading to the Guthrie Theater for the show.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little place!
Our entrees were great. Asked for mine extra spicy and they knew how to heat it up. Would definitely return.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super experience. We like
Super experience. We like the new menu items and plating scheme. We look forward to dining at Kindee before the Guthrie play.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great house wine for value price..same for entrees. Convenient to theater. So glad a mild spice level can ordered. Second visit & we'll be back!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Prices
I went here for my birthday dinner with my parents. The food was very well priced for the area & very good. Some might argue the portions are a little small, but I'm not complaining. I got the Jungle Curry and we all shared the Lettuce Wraps & Spring Rolls (my only complaint of the night - the rice paper wrapping was too thick for me) & was suprised with a birthday desert! I would definitely dine in again!
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful service and delicious
Wonderful service and delicious food served expendiently. Greta pre Gutjrie venue for dining.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Choice for pre Guthrie
We chose the restaurant for its proximity to Guthrie, but will return for the delicious food served in a beautiful and serene environment.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Moderately priced
The Thai based food is excellent and the prices are very affordable. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The wine portions could have been bigger. Its right across the street from the Guthrie so is an excellent pre-show choice but make a reservation.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Experience
We had a large group and this place worked out great for our purposes. It was not too crowded so the noise level was such that we could easily talk with each other and the dining atmosphere is casual which is what we wanted that night. Everyone in our group like their food. The drink menu was adequate but nothing great. Overall, our experience was very positive.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time at Kindee Thai in
2nd time at Kindee Thai in one week. Brought friends who totally enjoyed it.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great locations for Guthrie patrons
It's location makes it very convenient if you are attending the Guthrie. Must also be great for those working in the areas nearby. Food very good, service usually excellent but once in a while a little slow if really busy. Food arrives hot and prompthly when ready.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food - Pad Thai is always good as is the Satay appetizer. Very convenient to the Guthrie.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM