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Rainbow Chinese Restaurant

2739 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1631
+1 612-870-7084
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“wontons” (8 reviews)
“egg rolls” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2739 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1631
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

It has been years we ate here. It was a big change with new facelift and upscale menu price. The food is fusion that catered most of the white clients. We were the only Asians. I like the chips and dips prepared with taro and...More

Thank nhatdang2015
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food. Definitely recommend this place! You can't go wrong. My wife said this is the best Chinese food around! I agree.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Menu selection includes many excellent traditional Chinese dishes that often don't get in typical Chinese restaurants. We ate outside which is good for people watching, but the inside was beautifully decorated and inviting too. Planning to go again, next time we're in Uptown!

Thank Gianna_Minneapolis
Reviewed February 25, 2018

It was a cold evening when we came to Rainbow Chinese and the inside was not much better. We had to sit with our coats on throughout the whole meal and knew there was an issue when we saw a portable space heater by one...More

Thank sweetmnmama
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We came here fairly often 10-15 years ago, but not within the last decade. So we decided to try it and are very glad we did. The rooms are quite pleasant and the food is solid "American style" Chinese food. Egg rolls were a solid...More

1  Thank Joe N
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Despite this place being open for 30+ years, I’m a bit ashamed to admit that this was our first time there...but it won’t be our last! Our server was so nice and engaged and she helped us out with a few wonderful suggestions. We ordered...More

1  Thank shoelu
Reviewed September 15, 2017

For decades the Rainbow has been serving solid, tasty Americanized Chinese food. Everything is good, everything is tasty. Not too much msg (if any), not too much cornstarch. Fair prices, good cocktails. Nothing exotic.

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed June 28, 2017

My wife and I, continuing our quest to find the best egg rolls in the Twin Cities stopped at the Rainbow last weekend. While the egg rolls were decent, the Szechuan Wontons were fabulous. The restaurant's decor is clean, quiet, and comfortable. Service was pretty...More

1  Thank HockeyOtter
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Haven't been to rainbow for probably 15 years. Thought it was okay back then. Wanted to give it a try due to some favorable reviews. Was very disappointed! Had egg roll and shrimp/walnuts!

1  Thank nlhans48
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Took my 15 year old son here and we had fantastic food and customer service. The soup was a light broth and ingredients tasty and fresh. The mein noodles with chicken and black bean sauce was perfect. Nice to see it still feels comfortable and...More

1  Thank KWDtravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2739 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1631
    (W 28th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 18 and 10 buses stop at 28th and Nicollet Ave, under 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-870-7084
  • E-mail
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