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“Best That in Town”
Review of Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minneapolis, MN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best That in Town”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Lemongrass is perhaps the best That restaurant in the metro area Not only is the traditional Thai food executed almost perfectly they have inventive and tasty menu options that you won't find anywhere else (ie Wild Curry, Insane Chicken Salad, etc). Also their lunch deals are among the best around. Since they renovated and expanded, the attractive space is almost as good as the food (plus they have great sushi now). All in all this is the best restaurant in Brooklyn Park and it's not even close.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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“Off the beaten path gem.”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Many times I have been told by others how good Lemon Grass Thai in Brooklyn Park was but had not had the opportunity to visit until now. These people were not wrong at all! They are located far off of the beaten path and not easy to find but the food is

Besides the classic Thai dishes, they also have a sushi bar. This visit we opted for the traditional Thai dishes and not the sushi bar so I cannot tell you about the sushi quality. We started with the Edamame as an appetizer which was cooked perfectly and had just the right amount of salt. For entrees we had the Black Out (Shitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots and onions sautéed in a spicy black bean sauce), Massaman Beef Curry (spicy massaman curry with coconut milk, chunks of succulent tender beef, peanuts and potatoes), and the Chiang Mai Alley Noodles (crispy egg noodles - topped with spicy chicken, yellow curry, pickled mustard greens, shallots, dried chilies and lime) All of the dishes were prepared well and the presentation was excellent as well as the spice level we all ordered. Enough spice to feel it but not overwhelm the dish.
The first pot of hot tea was not hot at all and when brought to the attention of the wait staff it was quickly remedied.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting and the staff makes you feel welcome and comfortable during the entire meal.
Next time there are several other dishes that I want to try as many sound so good. Well worth the trip off of the beaten path for this hidden gem.
Many times I have been told by others how good Lemon Grass Thai in Brooklyn Park was but had not had the opportunity to visit until now. These people were not wrong at all! They are located far off of the beaten path and not easy to find but the food is worth finding them as noticed from the crowd of customers.

Besides the classic Thai dishes, they also have a sushi bar. This visit we opted for the traditional Thai dishes and not the sushi bar so I cannot tell you about the sushi quality. We started with the Edamame as an appetizer which was cooked perfectly and had just the right amount of salt. For entrees we had the Black Out (Shitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots and onions sautéed in a spicy black bean sauce), Massaman Beef Curry (spicy massaman curry with coconut milk, chunks of succulent tender beef, peanuts and potatoes), and the Chiang Mai Alley Noodles (crispy egg noodles - topped with spicy chicken, yellow curry, pickled mustard greens, shallots, dried chilies and lime) All of the dishes were prepared well and the presentation was excellent as well as the spice level we all ordered. Enough spice to feel it but not overwhelm the dish.

The first pot of hot tea was not hot at all and when brought to the attention of the wait staff it was quickly remedied.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting and the staff makes you feel welcome and comfortable during the entire meal.

I would have considered five stars but the service seemed a little lacking like they were short staffed.

Next time there are several other dishes that I want to try as many sound so good. Well worth the trip off of the beaten path for this hidden gem.

  • Visited April 2014
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We have been fans of Lemon Grass for several years. They recently expanded and have a full house most of the nights we've visited. They now have a sushi bar as well.

Visited January 2014
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“Eat-in, don't take out”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

The first time we ate here it was good. I ordered the Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Wings, Egg rolls and some other items. The ambiance was nice and the waiter was very nice as well. The first experience was great.

Our second experience, not so much.. This time it was take out.. we just ordered Chicken Fried Rice and I spent $35 for boiled rice with tomatoes and not much flavor and weird looking chicken. Very disappointed to say the least. For the price of just "rice" they should have definitely put a little more effort into it. I asked if they had "Sesame Chicken" the guy got offended and said this is "Thai." Well I have been to "First of Thai" and they have a "Sesame Chicken."

If you want a good experience, I would suggest "eating in!"

Visited December 2013
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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“Delicious food and great service!”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We ordered the dragon roll, spicy tuna roll and the special, hot mama roll. All sushi rolls were delicious! Didn't even need soy sauce!!! Our server was great. He frequently checked on us to make sure everything was going okay and asked if we needed anything. We ate around 7:45pm on a Friday night and our sushi came quickly. Loved the paint and pictures on the wall, great lighting and an overall great atmosphere!! Clean bathrooms as well. We can't wait to go back!

  • Visited December 2013
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