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Young Joni

4.7
4.7
787 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
Young Joni is an evolving organic vision of the warm, life-providing hearth, the sustaining power of human dialogue, and feeling nourished and connected by sharing plates and celebrating—whether it’s an anniversary, a birthday, or any other day. It’s a place made for slowing down, feeling special, and savoring the extraordinary experience of living.

Our menu is a reflection of American food as owner and chef Ann Kim sees America today—a continuing conversation between cultures, underpinned by a common enjoyment of quality ingredients cooked simply and served in ways that promote sharing and a sense of fun.

Reservations are available for only a portion of our seats. If you are unable to obtain a reservation, we encourage you to walk in. Our hosts will estimate the approximate wait when you arrive.

We look forward to serving you.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Monday -- 4:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday -- 4:00pm - 11:00pm Friday -- 4:00pm - 12:00am Saturday -- 12:00pm - 12:00am Sunday -- 12:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 345-5719

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Shaughnessy

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Minneapolis

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 787 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SF

    StFidelis

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on October 15, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    Great businesses recognize it’s all about people. No matter your line of work, whether you’re an electrician, doctor, dentist, attorney or a manager at a restaurant, you are working with and for people. Treating people with kindness and respect is equally as fundamental to your success as what you’re selling. When it comes to food, there has always been something wonderfully cohesive about experiencing food with good people. Conversely, when the people serving you in a restaurant lack honest compassion and attentiveness, even the best of food can taste unpleasant. This past Saturday six of us 50-something professionals set out to have an enjoyable night of food and friends. We started at Travail Kitchen and Amusements (delightful!) We then decided to go on an impromptu pizza (not pub) crawl in the local area. Pig Ate My Pizza (perfect!); Pyscho Suzi’s (wonderful!), and then … Young Joni. We arrived at Young Joni at 10:30pm. Closing time is 12:00pm. We entered and were pleased to see the restaurant was only 25% full. Yes! No waiting! We are in! This night is going famously! Well, it was. But now, there is a bad apple who is going to ruin the bunch (our night). Read on. ... (Can't fit the whole review on Open Table character limits. See TripAdvisor or Facebook for the full review) ... Dan’s first explanation as to why they were treating us with uncaring brashness? “You said you only wanted to come in for drinks.” First of all, that’s not correct. More importantly, YOU JUST TOLD A PATRON THEIR ORDER ISN’T WORTHY OF BEING SERVED!?! (I told you he would confirm our theory as true!) ... It’s truly unfortunate this bad apple was able to ruin the bunch (our special evening). Sadly, given the ownerships hiring practices, I cannot recommend Young Joni as an establishment worthy of your time and money. Owner Ann Kim ~ Corporate advice: Employ the Fish Philosophy in your culture. Your service will then meet and exceed your food.
  2. T

    Timmy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on October 2, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    If you are thinking of going here with a big party, don't bother. I called to try to get a reservation for 12 and they don't do that for big groups. I called that morning to check availability and they said show up and see. We got there and they wouldn't seat partial groups. Server had no desire to help us out at all. So we left. Thanks for wasting our time Young Joni.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, looking forward to going back.
  4. SG

    StacyG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughter’s graduation! Was a great place for the festivities! All kids loved the photo booth! The food was excellent and great for sharing! I think our favorites was the Korean barbeque and amatriaciana pizzas (we ordered seconds) and the cauliflower! So good!
  5. PK

    PhilK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal! It started with the perfect server and was followed by the delicious meal, timing was impeccable.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our sins’s college graduation with three generations. Amazing food, flavors and service. A perfect evening for celebration of family accomplishment and love.
  7. CS

    CarolSam

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day First Time Loved everything about YJ! Great vibe with music, people and setting! Only drawback was the distance from our house to YJ! 40 mins away!
  8. KB

    KateB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this place Fantastic in every way Noisy
  9. EW

    EricaW

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing, amazing, amazing and worth the wait! Everything from the appetizers to dessert was perfection. Great ambiance - I'll be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! We had the Korean BBQ pizza and the Clam Pizza. Both were very, very, very good! The Korean BBQ had a heaping portion of arugula on it, which really enhanced the flavor of the bbq. The peppery flavor made it sooo much better. The clam pizza was not what I was expecting. It was a garlic and sweet tasting clam pizza. Some might misread this as a weird flavor but it is remarkable! A must try. The vanilla ice cream with olive oil I was skeptical of and was proven correct, IMO. My wife loved it and thought it enhanced the vanilla flavor. I thought the olive oil enhanced the salty flavor of the ice cream, which I usually like, but didn’t go well with vanilla.
  11. DW

    DebbieW

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous evening of great food!! Everything was perfect and we will be back soon(or as soon as we can get a reservation) haha
  12. SK

    SamuelK

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Wait staff were great. Food was solid. Atmosphere was attractive. Very solid.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love the cauliflower and will likely order it every time. We tried the Japanese sweet potatoes, and while it was unique, the flavors were a little imbalanced. The potatoes were substantial and cooked to perfection, but they were topped with just a few too many fish flakes. The smell reminded me of my childhood, feeding our family fish. We also recommend the pizza. This time, we tried the Amatriciana. It was tasty. My only qualm was the ingredients were chopped to finely to really differentiate or appreciate each for what they were. To end, the soft serve is always delightful. This time we tried it with olive oil and sea salt. Yum.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pork belly and clams!
  15. M

    Mamaofboys

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just perfect. We had the cauliflower appetizer and it was delicious! We enjoyed a pizza and it might have been the best pizza I’ve ever had.
  16. B

    Bellacat

    Minneapolis

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing unique dishes - the cauliflower is a must. Just wish it wasn’t so hard to get reservations
  17. KE

    KElovesfood

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in town. Interesting, tasty, fresh, special!
  18. JG

    JeffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, and a creative atmosphere.
  19. s

    steeple

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great night with friends. Birthday. Really tasty food (pizza and kale salad). Good service. Had a super time. Would recommend and also return soon.
  20. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizzas and beer! Also Korean beef barbecue! Tables have large box supporting them and it hits your knees! Opt for table around outside edge without box!
  21. o

    oly72

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the food and atmosphere here. Will definitely be back many more times!
  22. M

    Mickster

    Minneapolis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, consistently amazing. It is honestly worth waiting a few months to get in. Everything is so good, including the drinks.
  23. J

    Jennifer

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner for 10. Great food, drinks and service! Fun photo booth pic!
  24. R

    Ranger58

    Minneapolis

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The cauliflower is amazing. I have it every time!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Pizza was excellent.
  26. A

    Allaboutthetaste

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard this was good, and it truly is! Enjoyed several appetizers and a couple delicious pizzas. Fun to share plates. I recommend getting a reservation. Staff was awesome.
  27. MN

    MNfoodie

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant for over a year now! Everything is delicious. Can’t go wrong with anything
  28. JR

    JennyR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities!
  29. SH

    SHarvey

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had curried cauliflower, pork belly, Basque pizza, and Korean BBQ pizza. My favorite was the cauliflower. As an Asian food enthusiast, I was a little disappointed with the pork belly and Korean BBQ. I like this restaurant for its creative food and cocktails. A nice, casual night out.
  30. MP

    MargP

    Minneapolis

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food is exceptional especially the roasted vegetables but so loud. It seems to be the way things are in trendy restaurants. Would return for the food. Wish there were a few more choices in red wines by the glass.
  31. DW

    DeniseW

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We try to visit as much as we can...love this place...perfect feel and perfect food...all in all a wonderful experience...
  32. c

    cgus

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza and back bar in town! Our favorite spot for incredible food and ambiance!
  33. G

    Gottaloveapug1

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza wonderful, especially La Parisienne, the beet salad is wonderful, I would go just for that, which I did. Our server was excellent. Just a special place👍👍
  34. D

    Deber

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We asked our server to order for us. We gave her a few restriction and she surprised us with each entree. It was a really fun way to experience a new restaurant where everything on the menu looked so yummy. Everything was delicious!
  35. CL

    CandaceL

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Young Joni has a beautiful design and decor, welcoming and comfortable, yet elegant. R staff are very attentive and the food is creative. Loved it.
  36. SS

    SudhaS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    What an amazing space with excellent food and cocktails. Cannot wait to return.
  37. SB

    SamanthaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Young Joni is a bit expensive, but I also feel like it's worth it. I've been twice now and enjoyed everything we have had.
  38. LN

    LindaN

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails are delicious. For food you must try the Japanese potato, cauliflower, confit mushrooms, & the pepe pizza!
  39. H

    Hammer118

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Pizza is awesome, very nice cocktails, and excellent service
  40. BD

    BriD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Young Joni for my boyfriend's birthday and it was amazing. Our spot was ready right at the reservation time and we were seated at the bar right in front of where the chefs were making some of the dishes. It was fun and added to the experience. Our waiter suggested a great bottle of wine which we enjoyed, and the Korean BBQ pizza was wonderful! Will definitely be back to Young Joni.

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Young Joni is rated 4.7 stars by 787 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Minneapolis

  • Hours of operation

    Monday -- 4:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday -- 4:00pm - 11:00pm Friday -- 4:00pm - 12:00am Saturday -- 12:00pm - 12:00am Sunday -- 12:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Shaughnessy

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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