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Legendary Spice - Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Legendary Spice - Minneapolis

4.4
4.4
41 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 379-1983

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Catering Available, for serving six or more

  • Private party facilities

    Need a reservation for special events

  • Private party contact

    Tony : (612) 379-1983

  • Neighborhood

    Dinkytown

  • Parking details

    2 Hour Free Parking on Wahu Student Apartment. The entrance is nearby the restaurant, two garage door. No Ticket require.

  • Public transit

    TCF Bank StadiumWahu Student Appartment

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Drink Happy Hour 2pm-5pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    $2 Off All Beers $3 Crab Rangoons $4 Chicken Wings $5 Shots / Canyon Road House Wine Except for Holiday

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. ER

    ElsaR

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with 13 people and they seemed a little surprised. I thought I was reserving the round table in the private room and they were worried we wouldn’t fit. They did get a few more chairs and we squished in there but it was awesome. The chairs were big enough where we felt like we had enough room (we had 7 big men in the group). The service was great and fast. The food was delicious. We had 2 gluten free/vegan guests and they were able to enjoy a meal.
  2. JD

    JDub

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Seems like they have jacked their prices up a lot. The food is great, but my son couldn’t believe how much we spent on what we traditionally eat.
  3. H

    Hungrito

    Minneapolis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My son and I have made this our spot for hanging out and catching up. The menu is simply mindboggling, and everything we've tried has been delightful.
  4. KB

    KerryB

    Minneapolis

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the server, attentive. They accommodated all of our requests and went out of their way to answer any questions. Ambience was suitable for the crowd. Will go back
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Father’s Day with our 1 year old at 5pm. The place was nearly empty, but if you’ve dined with a little you know that can be ideal. The restaurant was nicely decorated, but not over the top. Felt familiar, and very light/open. The service was outstanding, nice and friendly to us and our kid. The food was incredible - best Chinese we’ve ever had! We wrapped up dinner by 6, and that’s when more people showed up. It was about 1/2 full with more coming, but dining early was perfect for us. The tea/smoothie bar was the perfect was to top off the night! We absolutely will be back!
  6. d

    davithk

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner with my daughter. We did half spicy half mushroom broth. Both were excellent!
  7. H

    Hungrito

    Minneapolis

    53 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Normally we enjoy Legendary Spice. However, our most recent visit was very poor. We were given cheap plastic untensils and disposable bamboo chopsticks. The sesame chicken tasted old and came with one piece of cold, wet broccoli.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We made reservations for a large group ahead of time but they looked surprised when we showed up. Service was very slow, we kept having to flag someone down, and a few of them were just standing around. The food was salty and took so long to come out. The last dish came out when we were almost done eating.
  9. H

    Hungrito

    Minneapolis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This has become a favorite place to explore new tastes
  10. SL

    StephenL

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Tofu dish and Szechuan Crawdad dishes both had an excellent blend of spices. Flavorful and strong in a good way.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top Chinese restaurant in the Twin Cities!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down our favorite place to go for amazing Chinese food!
  13. p

    prvtjet

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Asian food in the twin cities!
  14. HS

    HeidiS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was good. 2 of the 5 of us waited 25 more minutes and got the wrong order when it came. The server then argued with us about the orders. After the whole experience, they charged us for every meal when they clearly screwed up. Will not be going back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great hotpot!!
  16. j

    jcking76

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Huge menu! Many choices.
  17. d

    danr

    Minneapolis

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was outstanding and very flavorful. The experience was authentic and outstanding considering we were on a college campus.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real deal. Very good
  19. JM

    JenM

    Minneapolis

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was all very good. Not your francize flavor! The menu was overwhelming with choices. The offerings were not described, other than by symbols for spicy, vegetarian, or favorite. The server was not able to describe them either. I enjoyed my dish, but limited my self to a selection I knew. I would have loved to explore more.
  20. H

    Hungrito

    Minneapolis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Mindboggling menu. So many choices! Food was delicious and the space is very nice.
  21. AK

    AdrianK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best authentic Sezchuan food in Minneapolis
  22. AO

    AlanO

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  23. S

    Speedgdss

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!
  24. SA

    SAHMN

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great food Disorganized and slow service
  25. S

    Speedgdss

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table immediately available; food hot and fresh, really nice servers. Best Chinese food I’ve had in Minneapolis
  26. TO

    TomO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 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.
  27. TC

    TammyC

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Daily special $3.99 is value!!
  28. C

    Cjrjn

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Legendary Spice was excellent as always. We love these guys.
  29. E

    Enjaykay

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 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.
  30. AF

    AliF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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.
  31. NK

    NancyK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    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...
  32. N

    Noname

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    They were great accommodating a large group at the last minute
  33. PP

    PattyP

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  34. DT

    DTMD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    not terrible , it was edible.....left overs gave us the runs.
  35. MR

    MichaelR

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!
  36. l

    luv4finedining

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 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.
  37. L

    Linda

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    1.0

    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.
  39. LI

    LindaI

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    spendy compare to other She Chuan restaurant around town. Good is ok.

FAQs

Legendary Spice - Minneapolis does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Legendary Spice - Minneapolis is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Legendary Spice - Minneapolis

317 Huron Blvd SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dinkytown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Chinese (Sichuan)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    2 Hour Free Parking on Wahu Student Apartment. The entrance is nearby the restaurant, two garage door. No Ticket require.

  • Public transit

    TCF Bank StadiumWahu Student Appartment

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 379-1983

  • Catering

    Catering Available, for serving six or more

  • Private party facilities

    Need a reservation for special events

  • Private party contact

    Tony : (612) 379-1983

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