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Caspian Bistro & Marketplace

$$ - $$$
University / Dinkytown
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2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3033
+1 612-623-1113
10:30 - 20:45
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have tried many dishes at Caspian, each time hoping to get a taste at least similar to what I ate in Iran, but I had no success. The dishes are terribly modified, with all expensive or unique ingredients removed!! I have been in other Iranian restaurants abroad, none of them are so bad! I have the same comment for... More 

Thank Shiva J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

no alcohol ,no bar , full focus was on food ,i like that .server told us the restaurant has been there for 37 years ,they have never advertised and have served over two million customers ,wow i cant imagine at my house i cant feed 4 people ,the place is not expansive or fancy , good kebabs and tasty rice... More 

Thank moisess621
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food and grocery. Really fresh food and high quality with friendly people. We recommend this place highly.

Thank fassadiporter
Plymouth, Minnesota
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234 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 

Thank Aeneken
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank whydoineedascreennam
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank 812elizabeth
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Thank Hamzah B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 7 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 

Thank Arwa601
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Armin A
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
12:00 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 21:45
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?