2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541444.973140 -93.222157
Neighborhoods: University, Prospect Park
Persian Gem! – I've been coming to the Caspian for 15 years (before the incredible remodel) and absolutely love it! The food is fantastic and I've never had an issue with seating or service. The only thing I would improve upon is the hummus which is thick, pasty and not very tasty. That is my one and only complaint and it won't keep me away. The kabob's are the best around. I love that you can request a grilled tomato/onion to accompany your meal.
Delicious; Something New & Interesting – I had a gyro with a side of torshi and found the meal to be an overall hit. I ate the torshi on the pita bread they serve, but I'm not sure they always bring out pita bread unless someone at your table orders a meal so I'd just ask... The gyro meat was very delicious, but I expected it to be in a pita sort of bread (it was served in a tortilla type bread). The food was very delicious though and the staff was friendly and really open to questions about the menu. I was really unfamiliar with Iranian cuisine and really couldn't pronounce anything on the menu, but again the staff was really helpful.
I highly recommend, especially if you're looking for something new. I will definitely be returning again in the near future.
Great family owned place – I had the Shish Kabob, excellent. Can't wait to try something else next time. We went before the Gopher football game. Less crowded than the typical Stadium Village bars.
Good food, freindly environment, – Great Iranian food! If you are looking for variety of Persian, Turkish, and Mediterranean food in twin cities, this is certainly a great choice.
Consistenly Great Iranian Food! – Great Iranian food (Persian) with a nice atmosphere and Iranian music playing softly in the background. Clean and updated a few years back with a little market on one side for a small variety of shopping - including Iranian CD's & DVD's.
The Food is consistently excellent and made fresh. This is our family favorite, it's great for stopping by for dinner or celebrating with a small gathering. We've celebrated with 13 for my son's graduation and usually celebrate birthdays too.. And FREE Parking in the back! Only drawback - No coupons..
Persian food (not falafel!) - and It IS open Sundays – good food - nice owners and staff - nice atmosphere. Browsing the deli after dinner is always fun. Every review site says it's closed Sundays - but they are actually open (closed Mondays).
Great food, great service – Wonderful food. Found this serendipitously while staying at the Days Inn across the way. Try the # 29. And don't miss out on the desserts, the saffron ice cream is yummy.
One of the best places in town. – I used to work at the Caspian, however, I also worked at a million restaurants in the cities so I do not feel I am that biased. I have not been back in a long time and I went the other day. The food was fantastic. One of the perks of Caspian is that all the food is fresh-NEVER FROZEN. It is also incredibly healthy, although that is partly a result of the generally health middle eastern diet. In addition, I know from working there, the place is spotless. The owners make sure every inch of the place is spotless constantly. Anyway, I love the food. Try the sabzi or geihmeh if you are feeling more daring. They are terrific. I saw some of the reviews said the service was bad. I had good service so I can't complain. Of all the restaurants I have worked at, this restaurant and Babalu are my favorite.
Worst Service I Have Ever Had. – The Service is Terrible. the waitress was rude and hostile when we asked questions about menu items. She then sat at a table across from us chatting with another waitress the whole time. When we asked for more water, she ignored us for 20min and then left and we didn't see her until the bill came. I used to be a waitress in college and I tip at least 30% but I left this girl 1 dollar. She's lucky she got that. I refuse to go back. The food was decent but not worth the terrible service.
Awesome Food! – I first started going to Caspian when I worked in the area in 2000, and my boss took me there whenever we went to lunch. I loved the Chicken Koubedeh and the salad dressing they use for their side salads. I haven't been there for a few years, but have had a craving for it several times. Very friendly staff, too. You won't be disappointed with anything here!
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