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Hamdi Restaurant

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818 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1510
+1 612-823-9660
11:00 - 00:00
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Leander, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The chicken stew was fabulous. It's not what you expect - more dry and soooo delicious! The rice is amazing, plus you get a huge salad, vegetable soup and wonderful hot sweet mint tea.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was my first try at Somali food, and was glad to have tried. We went on a Sunday night and nobody else was dining except for another family that showed up later. The food (a pan fried chicken breast with onions, tomatoes) was pretty good. Bonus cup of soup. I ordered a mango juice that never arrived. We got... More 

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Chicago, Il.
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We were staying at the Sheraton Midtown. My husband and son had lunch here and enjoyed it. Tender goat, flavorful salmon, friendly service. I have found generally in Minneapolis that the ethnic restaurants are much better than the hipster, too precious by half, locavore, vegan whatever places. So, Hamdi may not look like much, but you will get a delicious... More 

1 Thank follylover
St. Paul, MN
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127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

After a mission trip to Africa, my little blond haired, blue eyed 9 yr old boy was craving "goat meat". I certainly don't know how to cook that, so asked my Somali friends where to go. They suggested Hamdi. They told me what to order, and I went in to get "take out" for my family. Not knowing Somali culture,... More 

3 Thank karajake
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2012

This is truly authentic Somali food. I've eaten there 5 or 6 times and am usually the only non-Somali diner there. My favorite is the goat plate, a large plate of slow-roasted tender chunks of goat meat which need to be eaten by hand off of the goat bones, $9.00. The salmon is also very tasty. Each comes with a... More 

1 Thank gleneatswell
St. Paul,MN
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

We ended up going there as we had a coupon from resteraunts.com(which Hamdi has said they do not do business with and will not except). We walked in to a empty outdated resteraunt in the ghetto. A few local Somolians were there. However, we decided to try different ethnic groups each week, and this week was Somolian. The menu was... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2007

The first time we tried this restaurant it was great but the following two times were not good at all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1510
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-823-9660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?