Any Recommendations for Brooklyn Park, MN?
I recently moved from the city to the suburbs. I would like to find something good and close by. I like all different kinds of ethnic foods and will try all price ranges. The main criteria are: close to Brooklyn Park and yummy. Thanks!
//I also found a place called Sweet Basil that does both Thai and Vietnamese.
//Where is Sweet Basil?
Do you mean Thai Bazil? They advertise a Thai and Laotian menu but don't really mention Vietnamese.
704 W. University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Here's a write-up:
I don't spend a lot of time in that area, but tried Athens Cafe (in a little mall-thingy on Broadway and 41st Ave N in Robbinsdale) on a Chowhound reccomendation and was very pleased. It's nothing fancy, but very very tasty and reasonably priced Greek. You should be good to go as long as you avoid the salad. I wish we had an Athens cafe in my neck of the woods!
I live within a few miles of Athens Cafe, and get food from there pretty regularly. I'm curious as to why you'd say to avoid the salad. While the base is iceberg lettuce, the dressing, feta cheese, whole black olives, hot pepperss, and whatever the red middle-eastern spice they use as garnish is, make it the most dressed up iceburg I've ever had. (Especially when you consider you get a small salad, a huge entree, and pita for under $8.)
And yes, we are very lucky to have an Athens cafe in our neck of the woods. :)
Oh sorry, I should have explained. I just wasn't impressed - I found the dressing to be watery and lacking in flavor, the lettuce was on the mushy side and tasted a bit of preservatives, and the other ingredients didn't come close to making up for these deficits. Maybe I hit them on an off salad day? Should I try again?
They are in the same area, and Josh's suggestions in that thread are right on. (Especially Great India and Athens Cafe, two of our favorites.)
Over near Great India is perhaps the only "good" chinese buffet in the area - New King Buffet. All the old (nasty) standards are there, but there's also a surprisingly good selection of things you don't usually see (like baby octopus) and a mongolian grill if you want a simple stir fry.
I don't know much about the northern suburbs, but if Brooklyn Center is anywhere near Brooklyn Park, check out this discussion from a year ago.
Specifically, Great India sounds good. It's on my list to try if I ever get up that way.