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Namaste Cafe

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2512 Hennepin Ave, Ste 1, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3566
+1 612-827-2496
11:00 - 22:00
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Fortine, Montana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon after a walk around Lake of the Isles. We were warmly welcomed and given much attention (but not too much) throughout our visit. We tried the "lunch box special" and were delighted with it as a culturally-adapted South Asian Thali meal. Great variety and quality in each of the small dishes making up one... More 

Thank Steven B
Morris, Minnesota
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This restaurant is in an old house. The setting is nice, but it is not ideal for a romantic dinner, because the tabled are too close to one another. While we genuinely enjoyed the setting, it was not as intimate as we had hoped. The food was very good. I started with a Himalyan Iced Tea, which was only ok--this... More 

Thank lacke010
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I always have excellent food here and appreciate all of the vegan options but always feel it's too expensive for what you get.

Thank TerryGips
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great South Asian food (owners are from nepal, but it's a mix of indian and nepalese). They are known for their flavorful chai made with tea from their own farm. They use fresh local ingredients as much as possible. The setting is charming, in an old house on Hennepin Ave. The porch is ideal for a lazy summer lunch, while... More 

Thank Bonekasalju
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Three of us ended up going to Namaste because place we were going was full, it was a great place. The service was fantastic, food was very good and the atmosphere was really quaint and homey. My family member who lives in Minneapolis said he will definitely be going back there with others.

Thank LHmann1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I typically eat there with my daughter. We both enjoy the many menu choices, especially as she is allergic to dairy. I have never left unhappy.

Thank Susan B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a delicious dinner here on a cool late summer evening. indoor and outdoor seating were both offered. We tried 3 different curries and liked them all. A potato appetizer was tasty with a good level of spiciness. There was enough for leftovers and they added extra rice for the take home containers. We were also quite pleased with... More 

Thank louh332
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We ate lunch at Namaste on a warm afternoon and enjoyed sitting on the porch watching people and enjoying our lovely Mango Lassis and Chai Teas. The Lunchbox Special was fabulous! We loved every bite of the Chicken Tikka Masala with rice, sauteed Green Beans; Chole; Raita & Carrot Coconut Crème Brulée. The flavors were just a riot of deliciousness.... More 

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Cary, NC
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The vegan mango curry was tasty. I enjoyed this vegan curry, not as heavy as standard curries. The sauce was spicy, thick, and tangy. The only improvement I'd make is to grill or marinate the tofu. It was just diced up and mixed in.

Thank SheilaLoring
Gainesville, FL
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349 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Relatives took us here during a visit in early August 2016. The menu is a bit off-beat if you are not used to items from India and Nepal and that part of the world. We looked inside, which was like an old converted house and quaint, but decided to dine on the patio since weather was decent. Our server was... More 

Thank JFGainesville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2512 Hennepin Ave, Ste 1, Minneapolis, MN 55405-3566
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-827-2496

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