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Caspian Bistro & Marketplace

2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3033
+1 612-623-1113
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“baklava” (5 reviews)
“kebab” (6 reviews)
“kabobs” (3 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean, Halal
$$ - $$$
2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3033
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently revisited the Caspian for dinner. We like to walk through the small food store that shares space with the restaurant before we eat to examine the interesting selection of Persian and Middle Eastern foods. The restaurant is casual and the service is always...More

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were looking for good Persian food and a friend at work recommended Caspian. We went over for a late lunch. The service was excellent. The house tea blend is wonderful! Their saffron and pistachio ice cream is to die for. We each tried a...More

Thank Vieux_Voyageur
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Caspian is a family favorite spot. Being Iranian we love the market place with rare middle-eastern foodie finds and always have a great family meal. The Soltani and Koubideh with a side of Tahdig are staples (kebabs and rice).

Thank Wander_Fully_Full
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Just happened to walk by and were looking for somewhere for dinner. Wandered in and was not disappointed. Friendly staff, and very good food. Felt like we were in someone's family home. If you like greek, go for it.

Thank Msd21111
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Some of the best characteristics about many of the eateries located close to the University of Minnesota is that they provide good service and great food. The Caspian Bistro is one of these eating establishments. I have worked at the University of Minnesota since 1990....More

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this place to check it out, and it turned out to be a small, fascinating market that led to a beautiful looking restaurant. This market sells food products from several countries like Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, and others. It was not meal time...More

Thank Enrique T
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Gyro Dinner meat was very dry. More like Gyro Jerky. It was served in a pile of meat with the other gyro ingredients on the side. Really disappointing.

Thank 554jason
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This place has one restaurant and a grocery store plus a gift shop whith products from Middle East. The food is authentic, delicious and good portions.

Thank Luciane G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Shiva J
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank moisess621
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
10:30 am - 8:45 pm
10:30 am - 8:45 pm
10:30 am - 8:45 pm
10:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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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