Legendary Spice - Minneapolis

4.3
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14 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese

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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,”

Specials

Hot Pot All You Can Eat

Enjoy All You Can Eat Hot Pot Monday to Tuesday All Day

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 7, 2019

Ends: March 8, 2118

Availability: Mon-Tue 11:00AM-9:30PM

2-4-1 Beer and Wine

Friday to Saturday 2:00pm-4:30pm, 9:00pm-close
Sunday 2:00pm-4:30pm, 8:00pm-close
2-4-1 Beer and Wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 7, 2019

Ends: March 8, 2118

Availability: Sun 2:00PM-10:30PM
Thu-Sat 2:00PM-10:30PM

Thursday All Day 2-4-1 Cocktail

Enjoy 2-4-1 Cocktail All Day on Thursday

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 7, 2019

Ends: March 8, 2118

Availability: Wed-Thu 11:00AM-9:30PM

What 14 People Are Saying
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C
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

E
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

AF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

NK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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...

N
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They were great accommodating a large group at the last minute

PP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

DT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

MR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

l
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

L
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

LI
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent experience!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

W
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.