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Quality Takeout near intersection of 394/100

brlattim Jul 22, 2011 07:33 AM

I live in Golden Valley and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for good takeout (chinese, viet, thai, italian, sandwiches, etc) around the intersection of HWY 100 and 394? I am open for any type of food, but am not a big fan of americanized flavorless deep fried mush that we often call chinese food.

Willing to drive a little distance for good food. Also, open late helps. I could even travel as far as the north side of downtown. Suggestions?

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: brlattim Jul 22, 2011 09:51 AM

    I really enjoyed the take-out sandwiches I had from Mort's. Granted, this was only once, but it was a good experience. I do want to point out that the sandwiches are HUGE and the prices, therefore, are steep. As long as you don't expect it to be a Manhattan Deli experience, you'll probably be fine.


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      brlattim RE: The Dairy Queen Jul 22, 2011 11:57 AM

      I have tried Mort's several times...and granted a few were off-times (ie. 2:30pm) but I was surprised how dry the pastrami I had was. I LOVE deli's like that so I have given it a few other chances. Not bad per se, just not even as good as what I had in any major city deli like Jakes in Milwaukee or Shapiro in Indianapolis.

      Appreciate the comment and time taken. I will give it another try....I do want the place to suceed.

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        The Dairy Queen RE: brlattim Jul 22, 2011 12:03 PM

        I've only been there once, and that was a couple of years ago, so if you've been several times recently, I'm not sure you're going to be any happier, alas. Of course, like you, I want the place to succeed, so if they've improved, then that would be fantastic. I don't even remembered what I got, to be honest! I just thought it was pretty good.


    2. danionavenue RE: brlattim Jul 22, 2011 03:57 PM

      benihanas is right there.

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        Alsama RE: danionavenue Jul 22, 2011 06:03 PM

        Try the Tea house in Golden Valley. Real good authentic szcheuan, especially if you order off the Chinese menu. I highly recommend it. I have been there 3 times and everytime has been great.

      2. AnneInMpls RE: brlattim Jul 22, 2011 06:00 PM

        Punch isn't too far a way, and makes excellent take-out. (I usually reheat my pizza to warm it up and crisp the crust a little.) And their salads are awesome.

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          kevin47 RE: brlattim Jul 22, 2011 06:44 PM

          Tea House Chinese in Plymouth isn't far, and Grand Szechuan has a Plymouth location as well.

          Bahn Thai on 169 and Rockford is quite good. Mostly standards, but not the sugary nonsense you'll find at most joints.

          I'm in the minority on Thanh Do, because I really like the cranberry curry chicken. Flavorful food, but not on the level of Tea House or GS.

          Curry N' Noodles in Hopkins is solid for Indian (and, randomly also East Asian).

          If you are willing to drive to north downtown, Be'Wiched has my favorite sandwiches, and Black Sheep probably my favorite pizza. easy highway access, too.

          Tea House Chinese Restaurant
          88 Nathan Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55441

          Thanh Do
          3005 Utah Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55426

          Grand Szechuan
          10602 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

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            Alsama RE: kevin47 Jul 22, 2011 06:54 PM

            Yeah Kevin same Tea House I'm talking about but it's goldenvalley I think.

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              KTFoley RE: Alsama Jul 22, 2011 07:04 PM

              Their website lists the address as Plymouth. My chiropractor is in the same complex and lists her address as Plymouth, too.

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                Alsama RE: KTFoley Jul 22, 2011 11:27 PM

                Yes it is in Plymouth. My mistake. Either way great food.

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              soupkitten RE: kevin47 Jul 22, 2011 07:11 PM

              could you. . . say some more about curry 'n noodles, Kevin? i'm curious about the place.

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                stymie RE: kevin47 Jul 23, 2011 08:10 AM

                Thanks for the heads-up on Grand Szechuan in Plymouth. Looks like they took over the space that housed Red Pepper. So, once Little Szechuan opens at West End I will have 3 great Szechuan options minutes from me. Nice for the western burbs, and me!

                Little Szechuan - West End
                5377 16th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

                Red Pepper Cafe
                864 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

                Grand Szechuan
                10602 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

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                ffthought RE: brlattim Jul 26, 2011 01:15 PM

                Bryn Mawr Pizza and Deli (aka Fast Freddie's) at the corner of Penn and Cedar Lake - just north of the Penn Ave exit off 394. I do not think that they are open terribly late, but great sandwiches, pizza, and soups. The subs are particularly good.

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                  brlattim RE: ffthought Jul 26, 2011 01:17 PM

                  Fast Freddie's is really good. Good suggestion. A little neighborhood gem thats for sure.

                  Fast Freddie's Bar
                  118 Homestead Dr, New Richmond, WI 54017

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                  Bobannon RE: brlattim Jul 28, 2011 10:29 AM

                  I like Yum! kitchen and bakery. The menu changes every couple of months and they have really good desserts.


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                    WonderDog RE: brlattim Jul 28, 2011 03:18 PM

                    Over by that same area as Tea House is a Pineda Tacos - kind of a hole in the wall atmosphere - but good Mexican food.
                    I'll also put in a good word for Yangtze, which while it's regular menu is more standard american-Chinese (it's like a different restaurant during dim sum), they do a better than average job on it and get take out from there periodically - sczechuan lamb is a favorite or sometimes a mu shu.

                    Pineda Tacos
                    2150 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

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