Kien Giang

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Closed as of Feb 1 08

2515 Nicollet Avenue
Suite A
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
612-872-2322

Vegan-Friendly

3.5 / 9 votes

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Vietnamese with a vegetarian lunch buffet

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

Kien Giang was formerly known as Bubble Delite. With their new name they've also introduce an entirely vegetarian $4.99 buffet, available from 11-7 on weekdays.

The buffet items are almost all vegan, except for the cream cheese wontons.

They also have vegetarian pho, bubble tea, and other vietnamese dishes.

Added by v.e.g.a.n. on Oct 23 04 (last updated Mar 4 08)

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This place currently says "Vegetarian and BBQ" on the awning - is it a new restaurant entirely? I was there during lunch hour and there was no buffet table. There were carcasses hanging in plain view and the spring rolls and bahn mi sandwich I had were mediocre. I won't be going back.

My review when it was Bubble Delite:

We tried this place on a whim and were really impressed. There is a special Vegetarian section of the menu, with four options, all of which are vegan. Spring rolls with tofu and mock duck ($3), Sandwich with tofu, mock duck, assorted vegetables, seaweed, cilantro, and jalapenos ($3) and larger than at Jasmine Deli, broken rice plate with tofu and mock duck ($6.50), and rice noodle salad with tofu, mock duck, and vegetables with seaweed.

The portions are pretty large, the taste is unique - not like other Vietnamese places in town. I think it's the marinade/seaweed thing. I don't like seaweed generally, but this was subtle and I liked it fine.

We tried a mango smoothie, with tapioca pearls. It was *excellent* - they use fresh fruit in a lot of their smoothies and you can tell.

The service was great - the guy working there was super friendly and knew what was in everything. He was really interested in what we thought of the food - saying that Americans really seem to be into the vegetarian food. He said he would like to expand the vegetarian menu and look into to trying more mock meats. Really friendly guy and interested in pleasing vegetarian customers.

We will definitely be going back!


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A group of us tried to go to Kien Giang tonight to try out its famed vegetarian buffet. Reservations for a group of 20+ were made a week in advance.

Today, their phone was disconnected when the organizer tried to confirm her reservation, and the first to arrive saw that the place was closed due to "remodeling". Even worse, when she had posted a sign up indicating that the last-minute alternate location (at Peninsula), they took her sign down, so only four people out of twenty (or more) were able to enjoy a meal out that evening. Were they deliberately trying to ruin our evening as well as hurt their competitors unfairly?

I don't care how cheap, profuse or how delicious their food line is. This is shameful behavior and no way to run a business, and this is a disservice to the small (but vocal!) vegetarian community. I would urge caution when dealing with these childish people. Fortunately for the Twin Cities, many other vegetarian options are available.

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Neighborhood

Eat Street (Nicollet)

Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Vietnamese

Features

  • Buffet

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Hours

11am - 8pm
closed
11am - 8pm

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