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Bun Mi - Stadium Village [MSP]

I was driving through Dinkytown/Stadium Village yesterday and passed what appeared to be a very tiny sandwich shop with an orange awning with "Bun Mi" scrawled above a drawing of a sandwich.

I presume this will be a Bánh mì sandwich shop (if it isn't, there will be hell to pay). Does anyone know the lowdow!?

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  1. Oooh! Sounds very interesting. But is it possible that "bun mi" could be a noodle soup? I've seen a "bun mi something" in the soup section of a few menus.

    In any case, I'd love to get more info on where you saw this awning - Dinkytown or Stadium Village? My daily walk often takes me near Stadium Village, so I could scope it out. But I rarely get as far as Dinkytown.

    In the meantime, Jasmine Orchid (related to Uptown's Jasmine Deli) has nice Banh Mi sandwiches. They're in Stadium Village at Oak Street & Washington Ave.

    Anne

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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      I always wondered if that Jasmine Orchid was related to Jasmine's Deli... Thanks for that!

      I don't know what bun mi means, so I'm curious to learn more about this place, but I thought bun were the rice vermicelli noodles...

      ~TDQ

      1. re: AnneInMpls

        Stadium Village just west of Oak on Washington near Big 10. The drawing of the baguetted sandwich leads me to the believe it is a play on words rather than a noodle spot (it would also seem bad business to open another noodle place in Stadium Village, what are there like 4 within 2 blocks over there?)

        1. re: Foureyes137

          Yep, it's near the hospital and Big 10.
          Here is their website-- I work right near there and can't wait to try it!
          http://bunmisandwiches.com/

          1. re: LizzieB_MSP

            Ooohh! It is all about sandwiches. Neat!

            ~TDQ

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        1. Wow, sounds like that's definitely worth a trip over from West Bank. I do hope there's enough business along Washington for two Vietnamese restaurants. I spoke with the owner of Jasmine Orchid a few months ago and she said they're having a hard time at that location because few people realize it's the same as Jasmine Deli.

          1. Early Feb update: I drove by Bun Mi yesterday, and the window is still covered with an "Coming Soon" sign. So they're not yet open for business.

            The web site says it'll open in March, just a tiny delay from their planned Feb start. By the way, their web site is great - it's a pleasure to see such a clear, useful, and beautiful site (and it makes me SO hungry for their sandwiches!)

            If anyone notices when they've actually opened, please give a bump to this thread...

            Thanks,
            Anne

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            1. re: AnneInMpls

              Walked past today-- the paper is down from the windows, but it doesn't look too close to opening. It seemed like they were still moving in the kitchen equipment.

            2. Bun Mi opened this weekend, according to Heavy Table: http://heavytable.com/bun-mi-sandwich...

              But their web site is completely missing any info on hours or days they're open. And their Contact form doesn't work. Worse, the phone number doesn't answer - there's no info in the generic message (just "this number is not available"). Clearly, it's early days for this place...

              The Heavy Table review says they're open daily from 9am-10pm, but can anyone confirm that they're *really* open? And what their actual hours might be?

              Thanks,
              Anne

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              1. re: AnneInMpls

                Got a call back from Bun Mi - they're open daily, from about 11am - 8pm "or so". The nice Bun Mi man says they've been packed every day at lunchtime, with lines out the door, which is why they weren't answering the phone earlier. (He recommends visiting during the mid-afternoon or evening for a calm experience.) I plan to stop by tonight or tomorrow!

                Anne