Legendary Spice - Minneapolis

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$30 and under
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Chinese
The very first Legendary Spice (Kuan Zhai) opened in 2017 in Chengdu China and in the same year the second Legendary Spice opened in University of Minnesota twin cities campus. Legendary Spice is a family owned and run business, with it’s roots in Chengdu, China. In just one year Legendary Spice became one of the most beloved Chinese restaurants in the Minneapolis area, and continues to be a favorite for many residents. Legendary Spice prides itself on providing traditional Sichuan cuisine with high-quality ingredients.

Our mission is to offer, elevate, and promote gourmet authentic Chinese cuisine and provide exceptional customer service, a mission we have always and will continue to pursue, never wavering. Our Grade-A chefs are skillfully trained in Sichuan cuisine to provide the most authentic flavors at all locations. To this day, Legendary Spice lives by the mantra “One Style For One Dish, A Hundred Dishes Have A Hundred Different Tastes,”

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AdrianK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best authentic Sezchuan food in Minneapolis

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AlanO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We ordered an appetizer and 10 minutes later ordered our entrees. The appetizer showed up the same time as my wife's meal. I thought my meal was taking longer to cook but after 20 minutes I asked where my meal was and I got a oh so sorry no talk of a comp just sorry. As far as portions I think they were stingy for the price.

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Speedgdss
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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vipSAHMN
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food
Disorganized and slow service

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Speedgdss
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table immediately available; food hot and fresh, really nice servers. Best Chinese food I’ve had in Minneapolis

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TomO
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second visit. This is a wonderful restaurant to bring a group, or even just a couple. The food is fabulous and I am told authentic (I wouldn't know). The prices are very reasonable, portions are substantial, and the staff is so friendly and personable. It feels like they knew you all along and are happy to see you back. Parking was easy and there was no problem getting in. Overall a great place to eat.

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TammyC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Daily special $3.99 is value!!

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vipCjrjn
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legendary Spice was excellent as always. We love these guys.

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Enjaykay
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Extremely wide range of authentic entree options. I played it safe and ordered Mongolian beef (very good). My husband was more adventurous - he ordered a chile chicken entree. He thought it was very salty (Perhaps that's the way it was intended). Anyway it was a fun new restaurant. Use the free parking garage - otherwise you will be circling the block unnecessarily.

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AliF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was kind of salty and also cold. The soup was cold as well and it is the first time I feel disappointed eating at Legendary Spice.

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NancyK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I w as introduced to this restaurant by a friend from Mainland China. She said it was the closest to authentic Chinese food that she has found in Minneapolis. This time I brought two friends who had never eaten at Legendary Spice before. We all agreed the food was superb and the service was outstanding! I will be back often...

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vipNoname
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were great accommodating a large group at the last minute

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PattyP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 2nd time eating here. Great service, good food, reasonable priced. First time it would have been helpful to know the dishes are so large you can order 1 for 2 people and do alot of sharing in a group. Everything was served hot and delicious both times. Will return!

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DTMD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

not terrible , it was edible.....left overs gave us the runs.

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vipMichaelR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic szechuan food. Their $10 lunch combo menu includes choice of soup, appetizer and many excellent entrees, and servings are generous!

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luv4finedining
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

For a small place, their menu is overwhelmingly large with tons of items with variations depending on the category of choice such as chicken, beef, seafood, vegetables, tofu, or pork.
The flavors is the different dishes brought back memories of when I was studying abroad in the province of Sichuan and remembering the language was so nice. I miss being in China. I had forgotten how spicy the the food can get but not all dishes and made with spicy peppers. Our group ordered a few dishes to try: spicy cabbage (shredded) and toss in spicy pepper sauce; spicy fish was smothered with spicy peppers; spicy seafood soup is a little like tom yum soup; hollow vegetable saute in garlic sauce is my favorite and it reminds me of my family's simple meals and how grateful I am to have my life; sole fish in ma po tofu sauce was more like ma po tofu with lighted fried chunks of fish mixed in; general Tao's tofu was ok and it tasted like my ma po tofu sauce but thicker; beef noodles soup looked great, black pepper tenderloins in onions looked good and my nephew liked it. Overall the food was quite spicy and after awhile they all tasted the same since our mouths were all numb from the spicyness of the food that we had to asked for more rice to help with take the spicy away.
The food is good. The service could be up a notch. After taking our orders and the food came out, our server hardly stopped by to ask if we need anything else. When we told need something we had to flagged him down or ask another wait staff to get what we needed. If you come with a big group the tips are included in your bill even if paying separately. It's nice that they allow separate tabs.

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vipLinda
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good Chinese food, we have dined here since they opened last year. Too bad they raised the prices already.
I believe they might of out priced themselves fir the campus market!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turns out the restaurant had been booked out on the date of our reservation. Certainly would’ve been nice to know before we showed up.

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vipLindaI
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

spendy compare to other She Chuan restaurant around town. Good is ok.

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Windwood
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on Sunday for a quick lunch birthday celebration before helping my older son's move in to U of M dorm. There is free indoor parking for retail and restaurant thru a garage. We came a little before 3pm so it was quiet. Got lucky that they were still have Sunday Dimsum small plate offered until 3pm. So we can order small portion of some dimsum and try them out. Service is great and attentive. Our server is also student of U of M. We ordered the hushao beef noodle soup which is decent portion and good. Also dumplings and several small plates. At the end, we were also given four complementary mini cheesecakes for our birthdays. Overall, we had a great experience.

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Legendary Spice - Minneapolis is rated 4.5 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

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