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Kafe 421

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University / Dinkytown
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421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005 (Between 4th & 5th Street)
+1 612-623-4900
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here Saturday night. This is good comfort food. Not too fancy. Not high end. Casual place with good food and wine. I had Greek salad which was great and the Gyros platter. Great combo. Come here for a moderately priced very good tasting meal.

Thank Williamrush
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here right before closing. I expect the food to be mediocre at best, but was pleasantly surprised by the freshness and heaping portions. Service was great!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I enjoyed a masterfully prepared grilled salmon on an unusual but very tasty bed of grain and veggies while my son had a burger. There is a good craft brew selection, and people watching opportunity while sitting outside. Definitely recommended!

Thank dancoops
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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168 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife and I were promptly greeted and welcomed by staff. Both of us has the gyros, which were very favorful and easy to handle as they were wrapped like a large ice cream cone. Strong recommendation here should you find yourself in Dinkeytown.

Thank Steve B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I went during happy hour, so it wasn't expensive. $16 bought me a huge bowl of borscht, the happy hour gyro, and a class of Penya rose. Borscht was outstanding, gyro was not bad, rose was delightful. Waiter was attentive and very cheerful and nice. Will eat there again.

Thank Pattipeg H
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this busy spot for lunch. In spite of it being packed we had great, quick service. Highly recommend the grilled salmon salad - would've tried one of the apps if we had more time. In and out in 45 mins over the busy Friday lunch hour.

Thank Island_GirlMN
Austin, Minnesota
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a wonderful little wine bar / restaurant in Dinkytown. My husband and I often come here after University of Minnesota sporting events. We have never eaten a main course here but seeing all the food that they prepare for catering events I hope to try the menu soon. We usually go to enjoy the different wines they serve.... More 

Thank Gale S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great little independent restaurant in Dinkytown. Excellent rack of lamb which was nicely paired with a tomato based risotto and grilled asparagus. Good value as well.

Thank Charles M
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Love this place. The food is always delicious, fresh, & beautifully served. The variety of the menu is great. There is something for everyone. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Debby S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Watch your bill: even for small parties, they sneak in a 20% 'gratuity'. Then, in the credit card slip there is still the usual line to add the tip. If you add 20% there you will be leaving over 40% tip, which is probably not what you intended. There is NO warning in the menu or anywhere else. The food... More 

Thank manytrips92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Greek, American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2005
    (Between 4th & 5th Street)
  • Public Transportation: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-623-4900

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