Twin Cities, Minnesota

2.7 / 11 votes

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Malaysian cuisine on Nicollet

Restaurant, Bar

Peninsula features Malaysian cuisine on Eat Street. The interior is large, with wooden floors, tables, and chairs.

The menu has a reasonable selection of vegetarian items, and the waitstaff can help you find suitable dishes. The "vegetables" section of the menu is where most of the vegetarian dishes are found, but not all the dishes listed here are pure veg. Ask your server if you have questions.

Parking is available across the street and a bit south, but only after 6:00 PM.

Added by Dave Rolsky on Feb 7 06 (last updated Jan 17 09)

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The Spicy Golden Tofu is easily the best dish at Peninsula. The tofu is creamy and puffy, the breading is light and has a lot of heat without overwhelming the flavor. Vegans beware - their housemade tofu contains egg. They will happily substitute it with commercial tofu (which our server called "white tofu"), and the dish was still delicious.

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I would've given 4 stars instead of 2 if I hadn't just read from the other reviews about the tofu not being vegan and the troubles others have had with finding out if dishes are truly vegan!

We went here for the first time on Saturday night. It was a much nicer place than I expected, especially for asian food on Nicollet. Linen table cloths, someplace you could go for a date or special occasion.

My friend raved about the homemade tofu, so I got the Sizzling Tofu dish, minus the egg. I didn't ask if the rest was vegan, because I'm not that strict and just figured the tofu wouldn't be made with egg. But you'd think if I said hold the egg to the server, he'd mention that the tofu had egg?

I thought the food was delicious, sampled a couple of my friends' tofu dishes also, but I can see how people might think it was bland if they're expecting spicy, but I don't like heavily seasoned food.

Overall - decent place if you're in the neighborhood, are not a strict vegetarian, and don't mind spending around $15 per dish. Otherwise, definitely not worth it.

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Eat Street (Nicollet)


Just south of the 26th and Nicollet intersection, on the west side of the street.


Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • Chinese
  • Thai
  • Malaysian


  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Romantic



11am - 10pm
11am - 11pm
11am - 10pm

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