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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

3.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Love the whole menu. Never disappointed. Great service too

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quick Bite, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time to Kindee, food was great and so was the service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice place, good authentic food, but cold inside (winter). My date was frozen by the time we left and I was chilled as well.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great to have an inexpensive Asian spot right across the street from the Guthrie. BUT, apparently something was wrong with their heating system. It was very, very cold inside on a winter night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I've eaten here several times, and I'm always happy with my meal. The staff are incredibly friendly. The only minor note I have is that the layout is a little chilly in the winter, but nothing long sleeves or sweater wouldn't fix.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We love Thai food. That said we found the food had nicely integrated flavors-and portion sizes were reasonable. Our waiter gave good suggestions except we thought the spice was quite mild. A “two pepper” indication left me looking for more heat, but then we like Thai food. Next time I will try Thai hot and see what happens.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Love this spot. We come here regularly when we go to the Guthrie. Many excellent dishes and our favorite waiter, Golf.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A favorite pre Guthrie place for me and my friends.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always wonderful!! We go there before the theater 🎭

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went to the restaurant prior to going to the Guthrie. The location is very convenient prior to show. The food was good, but the atmosphere was just ok. Need to turn down the lights and turn up the heat! It was so cold in the restaurant. They had two heater fans going but didn't help a lot.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent appetizers especially the spring roll and cranberry wontons. Entrees were nicely portioned and flavorful. Will definitely come back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Tai food. Consistent quality and spice level.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very tasty appetizers - spring rolls !
Pad thai was very average.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food. Always a wonderful place to go

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Minneapolis)·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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