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Caspian Bistro & Marketplace

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University / Dinkytown
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2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3033
+1 612-623-1113
Today
10:30 - 21:45
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:45
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 20:45
Fri 10:30 - 21:45
Sat 11:30 - 21:45
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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232 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I went there with a co-worker for lunch and overall it was okay, but certainly not great. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. We shared an appetizer of pomegranate chicken wings and those were really good - juicy and you could taste a nice BBQ flavor. For the main course I had döner that came with... More 

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Thank Aeneken
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I am happy to see that the Caspian Bistro survived the massive reconstruction along the new Green Line of the light rail that threw many small businesses out of business. I probably visited the place today after almost 10 years. Almost nothing has changed. The food is still very simple and tasty. However, I noticed the quality of service has... More 

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Thank whydoineedascreennam
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I was there with my husband a year ago the waitress was not kind and the food tasted old, I said to my husband to don't go there no more... I forgot about that experience so we went back with my husband and 2 more friends again. To start - the table was not clean... Sugar and lettuce was everywhere,... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I would not call this an authentic Persian Resturant .The food is average , the service was good and the place was clean.The grocery shop attached to the Resturant contains good variety of Middle Eastern products. I may come back it could not find a better place.

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Thank Hamzah B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I ate in Caspian Bistro restaurant, which is located on University avenue, Minneapolis. The owner and his family, who are from Iran, are working in the restaurant. Eating in this restaurant reminds me of the food in my country. Their food has a special test and smell, which shows you how the Arabian food is. If you would like to... More 

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Thank Arwa601
Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

If you're not Persian, you'll love this place. If you're Persian, you'll like/appreciate this place. It's hard not to cut corners on Persian cuisines, seeing that it's truly an all day process for a single meal at times. That's why I say that you'll only "like/appreciate" this place if you're Persian. But, for people who didn't grow up with a... More 

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Providence
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

I went to this place with a group of 7. The service was excellent- attentive, but not invasive, and they did a very good job of pacing the delivery of the appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. The food is fairly simple near eastern fare- hot pickled veggies for appetizers, dolma, and various meat kababs with rice and grilled veggies for... More 

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Thank Jim R
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The staff was very attentive. The restaurant was very comfortable & they accommodated my request to sit in the back where it was quieter. The food was delicious & portion sizes were very generous. Loved the baklava!

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Thank Katie L
Miami, Florida
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87 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The level of service in this establishment is beyond excellent. I had a reservation for 7 in a busy night and everything was arranged to perfection. The food is amazingly good and all I wish is to have this restaurant in my home town. Minneapolise, you guys are lucky to have this fantastic eatery in your town. Two thumbs up,... More 

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Thank ABridge2Far
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Up here for the running races this weekend and decided that we were hanging out for some middle eastern food . We came around the corner and fantastic aromas told us we were at the right place. The food was great and the service excellent. We would definitely come again!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:45
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:45
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:45
Thursday
10:30 - 20:45
Friday
10:30 - 21:45
Saturday
11:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3033
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-623-1113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?