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Kindee Thai Restaurant

4.3
727 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Healthy
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(612) 465-8303
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Chicago
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Parking details
There are plenty of metered parking spaces nearby and a parking ramp connected to the restaurant building.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 727 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite spot for a pre-play dinner at the Guthrie Theater. Always good food and fast service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous dinner with perfect spring rolls to start! So quick and the service just right! We’ll be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and service. We will return.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We enjoyed our meal and it was very convenient to the Guthrie theater which was great. The food was tasty but not very spicy. If you like spice go for the 5. No mixed drinks but wine and beer. Waiter was friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is great. I had the salmon which was flavorful, tender and well seasoned. The service was prompt and friendly. Great place for dinner before a play at the Guthrie.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our food was outstanding - great curries! Nice spot for a pre-Guthrie meal.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We stop you before going to the Guthrie. The server was friendly and helpful. She asked if we were going to the Guthrie and made sure our food came out quickly. The food was excellent and they had very good wines by the glass.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

As always, the food was delicious, the service was exceptional, and the atmosphere was calming.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Soup was VERY salty

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food is delicious, and service has been attentive the handful of times I've been there. My wife and I have gone there at least three times after plays at the Guthrie, and we look forward to it each time. She favors the Massaman curry, I the yellow curry.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great Thai choice before a Guthrie show. Staff is fast but not rushing you.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

They happily changed our table to a quieter corner when requested. Friendly quick service. Love the fresh veggie food!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Entrees we’re flavorful but small in portion size.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We went before a performance at the Guthrie. Food was good, nothing special really. Spring rolls were OK. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wonderful experience
And the staff was generous with their service

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was ok. Defintely only in business because of proximity to Guthrie. Service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

There wasn’t many vegetables with main course which said chicken with peppers and only a few skinny slices. The waiter forgot to bring wine. It was ok but will not go there again

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

She liked the food a lot. There was a play that night at the Guthrie across the street. The servers were very conscientious about the time customers had so they could make it to the play on time. When everyone left for the play there were only a few people left so we had some peace and quiet for our date.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Location, location, location. Kindee is kitty-corner from the Guthrie Theater, meaning they have a built-in before and after theater crowd. If it weren't for the that, Kindee wouldn't last a year.

Specifically, one of our party had to return her dish owing to the chicken being cooked to the point of being uncuttable and inedible. To their credit, they acknowledged the error and replaced the dish right away. But that wasn't the only problem. I'm not sure why it is on the menu, but their "tempura" features something more akin to pancake batter than the light, airy and delicate coating one might expect. And fish wraps? McDonald's serves more delicate and flaky fish.

So why give it 3 stars? Because three out of five of the sauces were actually good. My Thai Basil with mock duck was flavorful. My daughter's "Garlic" with broccoli and chicken was ok. My wife's pad se yew wasn't bad.

If it weren't for the horrid Minnesota winters, I suspect most people, once having tried Kindee, would walk four blocks to Sawatdee for more authentic fare. Or they'd go somewhere else for a burger. But if you need to dash to or from the Guthrie without getting frostbite, and/or don't want to spend a small fortune at Sea Change or Spoon River, expect mediocrity; not horrible, but not good. That is Kindee.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food ss pretty and tasty. The server was superb. Perfect place to meet friends before the Guthrie.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We have been to Kindee Thai twice in the last month - both times before a theater performance at the Guthrie. Food was delicious and we did not feel rushed. Great service. We are fussy about Thai food and would rank this high in terms of freshness, taste and presentation.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Solid Thai fare, good drinks selection, close to Guthrie for in and out, get to the show.
Enjoy the food, friendly staff, inconsistent hosting but they do the job

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Consistently great food and service. So convenient for pre Guthrie dining.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food quality at Kindee is unbeatable! If you’re looking for authentic Thai cuisine, look no further. If you’re going with a group larger than seven people though, be aware that it’s going to be a royal pain to settle your bill. That process was slow and arduous, so much so that a few of us missed the opening of the play at the Guthrie.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very good food, quick seating, good beer; service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Waiter was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Consistently tasty. Very good service. Great place to go before a play at the Guthrie.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was very good, as always -- fresh and flavorful and the right amount of spice -- but the service was a little sluggish. I arrived before my friend, and let the waiter know when she arrived that we had Guthrie tickets. He took her drink order, then disappeared for a long while -- I really had to wave him down to place our dinner order, and do the same when we needed our check. It was a very snowy night, so maybe they were short of staff?

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Love Kindee fresh fast and love the environment.. Fried Rice was amazing along with the wings..My favorite date go to spot!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I like kindee Thai - typically eat here before Guthrie plays. Often the restaurant is busy, but this time it was quiet - so I was able to notice lots of wall areas where the paint is scraped off (from chairs, looks like). Makes the restaurant look like it needs some attention.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Love the whole menu. Never disappointed. Great service too

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

As always, the food and quick service was very good.

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2.0Dined on January 11, 2018

There did not seem to be any heat in the building . The paint on the walls is peeling. we have been there in the past and did not have the same experience.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

This is the perfect venue for dinner before taking in a show at the Guthrie. Cordon blue chef Thai food. Plum wine a nice accompaniment to the curries.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Very bland. Not a lot of options on the menu. Meat was over cooked.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall it was good. Or just ok. Here's the run down:
Pros
Kitchen was fast
Sevice was good
Food was good but not as flavorful as I hoped
Cons
Tables are Extremely close together
Very loud
Very cold, despite being packed in like sardines
Food lacked depth

Perhaps lunch time would be a better experience. We'll go back to the other Thai restaurant nearby next time.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We reserved a table at this restaurant to get a quick bite before a play at the Guthrie. Service was a bit slow to order, but was served fairly quickly. Food was good; some items were quite awesome like the soups. Pad Tai lacked ingredients we normally enjoy in pad tai, also was a little sweet. Was very chilly in the room; could have used more heat! We had plenty of time for a leisurely meal before the play.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Kindee Thai has become a favorite for lunch before a Guthrie Theater matinee performance.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

This was my first time at Kindee. I loved the variety of vegetarian options. Many to choose from. So many restaurants have one or two boring options. Kindee has lots of choices. I like that some of the meals were stand alone, and then you add your protein. Our server was very attentive and very friendly. We will be back with friends!

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We were sat by the window and it was freezing: we had to dine with our coats on!

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