Kindee Thai owners to open Kinsen in Uptown

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A new Asian eatery comes to Uptown.
The owners of Kindee Thai Restaurant near the Guthrie Theater are opening a new spot called Kinsen this month on Uptown's Lagoon Avenue, just west of Bar Abilene (between Freemont and Girard). Kinsen's menu will have a broader reach than Kindee's, featuring dishes from all over Asia, with a focus on scratch-made noodles.

Click here to see renderings of the space and find out more about the upcoming restaurant:

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courtesy Kinsen
Similar to Kindee, the space will have a clean, modern look, but even though it will have a more upscale look than many neighboring establishments, general manager Lou Armitage says that entrees will be priced in the $11-14 range.

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courtesy Kinsen
Armitage says that although Kinsen will have a full bar, the restaurant intends to be a sanctuary for those looking for a mellower alternative to the area's notoriously raucous nightlife culture.

Kinsen is scheduled to open to the public on June 13th.

Kinsen
1300 Lagoon Ave., Suite 150
Minneapolis

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11 comments
anhv252
anhv252

Please dismiss my latest review on Kindee Thai Restaurant. Everything listed has been taken care of and up to code now and all conflicts have been resolved. Please ignore my last review.

Superstarrugbyplayer
Superstarrugbyplayer

The aura of the restutant is excellent. The food was very good, presentation counts. The server was very real. She treated us like human beings not dollar signs. Kodos, shes a packer fan by the way.

Im very interested in this concept and infusing some culture as well.

Kinseng will be in uptown for a long time

Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

I have to say, people that are posting just haven't read the article above. The ownership of Kindee is starting a separate concept, which will have Thai influences, but clearly it will also host many other styles of cuisine. Hence the different name? When have you gotten fresh made noodles in this state? Masu doesn't even do this, but they come close by ordering the noodles frozen. There is a big difference. I hope for a great opening. 

Amanda
Amanda

When will it open? I saw crews still working on it recently.

Em
Em

Really wanted to like Kindee since I live across the street. But the food has always been bland and overpriced. Such a disappointment since the area could use a good Thai restaurant. Hopefully Kinsen can get their act together.

Honestly
Honestly

Potentially smart counterprogramming --especially aiming at the movie-going crowd. Still, there are already a few Thai options nearby, it's going to need to distinguish itself quickly.

Bob
Bob

Will it be as complete awful, tasteless, fake and overall just bad like Kindee?

Daniel L Cornforth
Daniel L Cornforth

Kinsen's menu will have a broader reach than Kindee's, featuring dishes from all over Asia, with a focus on scratch-made noodles. 

I think its just not Thai, I think that's intriguing don't you. Most Thai restaurants in the area are not as good as others,that and I think every one has there preferences on which one is for them. I will give it a whirl. Looks fun.

Kinsen Restaurant
Kinsen Restaurant

Bob,

I'm very sorry to hear of your experience at Kindee. Please contact me and I will send you an invitation to our Family & Friends night where you can have a free evening at Kinsen and we can have the opportunity to make things right.

Lou Armitagekinsenmanagement@gmail.com

Honestly
Honestly

Oh, I'll give'em my standard one or two visits --they just need to outdo my neighborhood favorites for any more visits than that. I'm sure others will be the same way. It's just the nature of the beast when you decide to enter an already crowded market like Uptown.

Daniel L Cornforth
Daniel L Cornforth

oh of course. It just seems like it fits. Like a blade runner restaurant...

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