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Crystal Garden

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4711 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3928
+1 612-722-9358
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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173 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We came here because a person entering recommended it. We were greeted warmly and chose the menu vs. the buffet which was largely over for our time (1:30). Our food was quickly delivered and was good. We were pleased and would return.

Thank lugojrdn
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My first time in this establishment. Went for lunch buffet with two colleagues who had been there numerous times. Buffet was as promised; good food, tasty, plentiful, & fresh. Waiter was attentive clearing away plates and refilling water. One colleague left $2 cash tip on table for the $8 buffet. I was intending to do the same but needed change... More 

Thank MinneapolisBostonTom
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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694 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It looks like a dive but the hot and sour soup is so good and they are always so friendly and quick with the take out orders. A great pick!

Thank Rachel C
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We order from this restaurant almost every Friday. It is our favorite Chinese restaurant around this area. The staff is super friendly and they know both of us by name. Great people and great food!

Thank sloopy79
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Good local Chinese, typical lunch buffet, but the real star of this restaurant is their tangerine mock duck... The balance of the sauce is spot on, and they way they cook the dish making the mock duck a little crispy, yet not burned or overdone is amazing. Just try it!

Thank Peter R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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347 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Went based on a family recommendation. Pleasantly surprised by: size of menu, speed of service, portion size (we wisely ordered one entree to split), quality of food (4 season hot pot house special was very tasty and not overpowered by soy). Would go back if I was in the neighborhood at meal time. BTW, no beer.

1 Thank djlund999
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

This place is near my mom's and whenever I am in town it is a must stop to get what I call the flavor of Chinese Minnesota style It has chow mein that brings back memories of the Nankin or rivals David Fongs. I have been going here for years when I am back on the frozen tundra and have... More 

Thank Zseller
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Small, neighvorhhod strip mall place. Plain decor. Cantonese and Scechwan offerings. Very good seafood dishes...inexpensive and generous portions. Skip the underwhelming appetizers.

Thank TK-zmpls
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I go here for supper at least once a month. I find the food a cut above the usual Chinese food found in Minnesota. They have decent sauces with good flavor, not just all way-too-sweet sweet or way-too-salty. I like that it's a family-owned business. The service has always been good. Their hot pots are a specialty and come from... More 

Thank LadyPerian
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

I always order the curry chicken - excellent. I've always had good quality food and service. Reliable.

Thank Johndraws

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4711 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3928
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-722-9358

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