Om Restaurant

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Closed as of Dec 31 10

401 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-338-1510

Vegan-Friendly

3.2 / 3 votes

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Upscale contemporary Indian cuisine

Restaurant, Bar

This swanky, upscale Indian restaurant offers a new take on Indian cuisine driven by international cookbook author and "culineer" Raghavan Iyer.

Happy Hour in the lounge runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.

Added by conde.kedar on Sep 7 09 (last updated Jan 6 11)

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This is not Indian food restaurant. We being there on our wedding anniv but it was memorable in other way because of OM.
Ambience was good but that is not just only any one will go for in restaurant. The food quanity and quality was terrible.
We ordered 2 soups (with 3 bowls) as we went with out kid. The guy brought only 1 soup we don't know why.
The waiter was so arrogant!!!
If you love INDIAN veggie food I would say this is not place for you.


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My boyfriend and I went here last night and had a great experience over all. The staff was incredibly nice, helpful, prompt & friendly. Our server, Paul, was really knowledgeable about what could be done vegan and was just great at his job in general. The man who developed the menu (he has several cookbooks too) even came over & introduced himself, asking if we had any questions, which I thought was nice.

I had the Vegetable Curry Casserole, which is the only vegetarian entree on the menu. It can be made vegan if you eliminate the puff pastry, and it was very tasty even without that. While I would definitely eat this again, it's a little bit of a bummer that there's only ONE entree option for vegetarians/vegans. That's one area where this restaurant can improve - since when is Indian food so meat heavy?? Anyway, there are at least 3 vegan breads - we tried the Fenugreek wheat bread and the Chickpea flour crepes (each order has only 2 breads each). Both were good, but we both preferred the chickpea ones. (FYI, the naan is made using buttermilk).

The best part of the meal, however, was the dal! They have a "legume of the day", and last night it was a yellow dal. SO delicious - we both really enjoyed that. Full of flavor and great with the chickpea crepes.

This is not a "cheap" place to eat - so if you're going expecting it to be your typical Indian restaurant, think again. The atmosphere is upscale (we got a cute booth downstairs), and the servers are very professional, and you pay more for it all. We knew that ahead of time so we were fine with the prices, but just know that going in!

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Neighborhood

Warehouse District

Directions

On the corner of 1st Ave N. and 4th Street. One block north of the Warehouse District light rail stop.

Non-Smoking

Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$$$ - expensive

Payment

  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Indian
  • Eclectic (Fusion)

Features

  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Private Rooms
  • Romantic
  • Valet Parking

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The "Amber" cocktail---mango juice, Bombay Sapphire and creme de cassis.

The "Amber" cocktail---mango juice, Bombay Sapphire and creme de cassis.

Hours

4:30pm - 10:30pm
4:30pm - 11:30pm
4:30pm - 10:30pm

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