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About 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.

719 2nd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan

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

Cross Street:
Chicago

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 465-8303

Website:
http://www.kindeethairestaurant.com/

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

Kindee Thai Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
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Scenic View (6)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is excellent.But the tables are close together and we could hear and follow conversation on both sides of us! Definitely will eat there again, but with that in mind for timing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Kindee is a neighborhood Thai place that has moved up and down in our experience, and lately it has been up. Very efficient service, fresh ingredients, well prepared, quick service at lunchtime. Sometimes if there is a matinee at the Guthrie Theater across the street is is packed, other times it is quiet. I judged this rating on food a bit lower because they tend to use a bit too much oil for my tastes on noodle dishes, but their soups are excellent, as are their spring rolls... those are NOT too greasy at all, incredibly light.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent pad thai and curries! The spring rolls and cranberry cream cheese wontons are great appetizers. The staff were very friendly. Plus, it's right near the river, so you can go for a walk after!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went here before a play at the Guthrie and the food was outstanding. The wait staff were very friendly, sometimes a little hard to find, but they were very helpful and accommodating. We did specifically go for a Mango sticky rice dessert, which they just took off the menu! PLEASE BRING BACK THE MANGO STICKY RICE we will definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Delicious food and friendly prompt service - got us to the gruthrie performance in plenty of time.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I like Kind a lot. It's a great place to dine pre-Guthrie or 10,000 Things. The food is both delicious and attractively presented, the service is outstanding (even during a full pre-theatre crowd), the prices are quite reasonable, and it's never too noisy to have an actual conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Kindee Thai is a regular pre-Guthrie performance dinner spot for us. It was very busy on the Sunday night we were there, but thanks to our Open Table reservations there was immediate seating. The appetizers are always excellent. It's possible to "spice up" your entree on a scale from 1 to 5. The spicy entrees are clearly marked. The wine selection is small, but adequate. Serving staff is always knowledgeable about the nuances of menu items.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always amazing food and outstanding service!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had an early dinner reservation. Only one waitress was on duty and she seemed busy even at 4:45, but she handled things well. My wife had the vegetable stir-fry and I had the duck and noodle soup (I forget the Thai name) and both were tasty and satisfying. Very nice presentation, and I didn't have to ask for chopsticks. The house red wine was more than acceptable. This is a well-run restaurant with great food and perfect for an evening at the Guthrie.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My partner and I absolutely loved our meal at Kindee! We were there on a date to the Guthrie and stopped at Kindee before our show. I got the tofu pad thai and my partner got a curry with duck. The tofu was amazingly fried and delicious, and the curry was surprisingly sweet and spicy. I found that the natural lighting and interesting overhead lighting and seating completed the atmosphere. I would make this a regular restaurant in our rotation!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I have been to Kin Dee many times for a nice dinner before the Guthrie Theatre performances. It always met my expectations. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was a local place we've been wanting to try for a while. We had a reservation and got in easily. It took a long time to get waited on but once we did service was attentive. The food was good but nothing special. Portions were all in the small side.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We chose this restaurant based on it's location across from the Guthrie and the fact that we enjoy Asian food. We were planning on attending a play after dinner. We arrived on time and right after a couple with no reservations. They were given a table by the window which we had asked to reserve. We were offered a table crowded in behind a party of 10 guests. I needed to make a fuss before finally being seated in a quieter area. Once we were seated, we received very prompt, friendly service but were not offered any advise regarding the menu. We chose an excellent fried egg roll which came immediately. Then we ordered a vegetable stir fry with added chicken and a honey chicken main course. Both were bland and extremely skimpy. We noticed the noodle dishes served at other tables were much more generous. Our portions were smaller than some children's menu items I have seen in other restaurants. We were not offered any dessert choices and did not notice anyone else eating any dessert so even though we were still hungry, we skipped dessert. The atmosphere is cozy here and the waiter took our order with a pleasant demeanor but was totally disinterested in making sure we were pleased with the food. We would not return to this restaurant even though it is very convenient to the theater. If for some reason we must go back here we would definitely order a noodle dish so we had some food to eat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Quick Bite, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful server/service and food. After watching the production of Romeo and Juliet across the street, I took three 15-year-olds to eat a type of food two of them had never had before...and they all LOVED it!!! It was made even better by having a friendly and attentive server!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Spicy, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

great food and service, the restaurant was full of theater goers, so it was really noisy.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We got there for Happy Hour, and it was a great value for awesome food! Then we shared an entree that worked great! Great spot before Guthrie! Loved it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and service. The Lime Chicken and yellow curry were great. Easy for dinner before a show. A reservation an hour before the show is plenty of time to have dinner and still be early.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I took a group of 13 for my best friend's birthday party. It was A) more than I expected, B) a number of us were late. On top of that, we had several people with dietary restrictions and a lot of demanding questions. Kindee was super on top of it all night. Food came out quick for the number of people. Service was great. They went above and beyond even though we were being obnoxious. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Service is very quick and reliable so we often go there before a performance at the Guthrie.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious lunch - extremely fresh and bright ingredients!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food and service was awesome! Would recommend to a friend and come back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was okay. Service was okay. Convenient to the Guthrie. Condition of the place was bad. Chairs had dinged up all the walls and there was no attempt to correct that since we were there the first time. Chairs made a lot of noise when moved so obviously the owners made no attempt to put something on the chairs to avoid the noise. The towel dispenser had been torn off the wall in the men's restroom and no apparent attempt to fix it. They charged $.25 for a little bit of extra sauce. The condition of the building and the small ding for the sauce are an indication of a restaurant in trouble. We will not return. It would be a great location for a well run restaurant.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great outdoor dining and near Guthrie theater. Great food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Be sure to ask for a table served by Sam. He's what brings us back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was my first time here. We chose it for the location and would come back again for the delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Fifteen of us went there for dinner before the play at the Guthrie. Our server, Chutima, was flawless. I had made the reservations for 13 when really we were 15. She could not of been more accommodating. The food was fabulous.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Healthy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Vegan, Spicy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very good food, crowded, and a little noisy right before a Guthrie show. Had some nice outdoor seating. Would be a great spot during a not quite so peak time. Would definitely go back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our server was absolutely wonderful. Food was very good. We had a very lovely experience.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The flavor was tasty, but they were very chintzy on the vegetables. For a veggie chicken stir fry my husband and I got about three littles pieces of broccoli, two pea pods, a few sliced carrots and mushrooms and a huge amount of onions. Looked like a cost cutting measure. We had to eat when we got home.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

We made a reservation and were late because of traffic, but had no problems being seated immediately. The waiter made good suggestions to members of our party who had not been there before. Spring rolls were delicious and food was delivered with very little wait time. Wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing. It was an enjoyable meal with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a nice, casual meal on a warm summer night on their sidewalk seating area. The service and food were fine. The only disappointment was that they were "out" of both the fresh and fried spring rolls ( we were there Sunday at 7PM ). The server said they only make so many and when they are gone, they are gone. Too bad for us as we had come a long way to enjoy them.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Horrible. Two people in our group ordered apps and entree. Others ordered apps only while others ordered entrees only . Some got their entrees at the same time as others got apps. Some entrees were delivered after the apps were finished. When we all were finished it took 30 minutes to get our bill.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Everything was fine except that we got a note from Open Table that we were a no-show for the reservation. We responded that we indeed were there. Subsequent note from Open Table was that they'd worked it out with the restaurant. However, I still don't think we were credited for the 100 points we should have been.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was very tasty and well valued. The server was very attentive and was always ready to help.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

My husband and I love kindee and go there frequently prior to seeing shows at the Guthrie. We esp like the chicken satay, tempura fried beans and sweet potatoes, papaya salad and pad Thai. They used to have a heavenly breaded shrimp appetizer w plum sauce that I dearly wish they would bring back! Wait staff is polite and efficient, food arrives fairly quickly. One time we ordered something to be picked up after the show. There was a mix up in the order when we returned, and they bent over backwards to correct it, cooking a fresh one. For us to take home. Wonderful place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Went here for a birthday and the staff was very patient and attentive. My only complaint was that it was noisy, especially with the chairs scraping against the floor and "live" room, so voices carried. However, my family of 4 still enjoyed conversation and had plenty of room for ourselves. The food was incredible and each of us tried the others' food! This is also a great location but isn't exorbitantly priced like many of the other restaurants in the area. I will definitely go back with family and friends!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 18, 2017

A friend and I are here before the theater. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was available for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Food was very good, not too spicy but not mild. Would recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food is delicious but when I asked for 'a little' more rice, I was unaware that I would be charged an extra $2. It probably cost them 10 cents. I have never been charged for extra rice before and was a bit miffed.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good place except for temperature. Too hot. Even when I requested a cool spot with air circulation, we were seated in a an L-shaped hot corner with NO circulation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very good food at a good price. Service was a little slow, but we made the play ... so all's good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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