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Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine

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2608 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1628
+1 612-871-8282
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My Indian friends brought me here because, in their view, it's good Malaysian food. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and the mango chicken (sub chicken for the mango shrimp dish) and it was all phenom. Will definitely be back!

Thank Kate S
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Good ambient family oriented place, friendly staff who help in menu choices fresh coconut water with succulent pulp lamb shank was good so also chilly chicken kids meals were good too. Value for money surely worth a second visit

Thank Riaz K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I am familiar with Malaysian cuisine and I know, it is not easy to find Malaysian or its closer neighbor, Indonesian restaurant in Minneapolis. Some of Malaysian food are similar to Indonesian such as nasi goreng, rendang, satay, laksa etc. We ordered nasi lemak but to be honest, we had far better taste of nasi lemak than the one served... More 

Thank indie_dive
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I know Malaysian food well so it is fun to find a restaurant because there aren't many. Usually run by Chinese but do offer some traditional Malaysian dishes like Roti Chani and Beef Rendang. Roti was above average but Rending was not a good cut of beef and had a lot of fat. Seasoning was also not as good as... More 

Thank Jagurundi
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We wanted a nice steamed fish. They suggested the sea bass. What did we get... what looked like a chunk of fish reheated in a microwave. It had that exploded effect and the outside skin was all torn apart. In addition, it was basically tasteless. The belacan shrimp used to actually have some spiciness and that funky belacan flavor, but... More 

Thank Elgrevo
Caribou, Maine
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had lunch at this lovely restaurant a week or so ago and I was tempted by the lamb shanks, a special they were offering. It did not disappoint. The dish came piping hot, beautifully cooked in a curry sauce that was wonderfully flavorful and had just enough heat to be pleasing without overwhelming. Tender, tender tender!!! And just the... More 

Thank ResearchJan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

When attending my friend's graduation in Minneapolis on Aug. 20, her friend (mentor at Capella) treated us to a tour of the area and she took us to Peninsula. I was a little nervous, having never experienced anything more exotic than Chinese-American food! Upon entering, I was delighted by the aromas coming from the busy, open kitchen.While I admit that... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Saskatoon, Canada
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant is on Eat Street, the 17 block dining district, and this was the only one we tried on Eat Street. I am a little biased, as I have always liked Malaysian food for that delightful amalgamation of malay,chinese and indian flavors to create something better than the sum. We had the lamb rendang that was very good, as... More 

Thank Dilmun
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The menu is huge and great for sharing dishes family-style to sample a lot of things in one visit. The service was a little slow and they forgot a few items we ordered but they made it up to us with a free dessert and were kind about it. I recommend getting the Sizzling Beef, and the Spicy Golden Softshell... More 

Thank Sarah D
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

In a town starved for good Asian food, this is the one place you should go. The tables are spaced well, you don't get the feeling that the wait staff would like you to finish your meal and leave. Ther eisn't a better place in the Twin Cities.

Thank Asher45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Malaysian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2608 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1628
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-871-8282

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