Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar: "Best on "Eat Street"" Top 5 Page for this destination Minneapolis Restaurant Tip by goodfish

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  Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar
by goodfish
 
  • Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar - Minneapolis
      Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar
    by goodfish
  • Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar - Minneapolis
      Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar
    by goodfish
  • Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar - Minneapolis
      Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar
    by goodfish
 

This is, hands down, my favorite Chinese eatery and beloved of Twin Citizens since 1987. Rainbow is located smack-dab in the middle of a section of South Nicollet Ave. nicknamed Eat Street for its plethora of good ethnic restaurants. No faded paper lanterns, gilded dragons or other tacky Asian decor here, Rainbow exudes a peaceful, slightly sophisticated vibe that's reflected in the menu. It's also a little more expensive than average Chinese cuisine but soooo worth it - the food is amazing. Full bar and free off-street parking.

My pictures were taken late afternoon - the place is usually packed in the evenings!

Favorite Dish: Honey Walnut Shrimp - lightly battered shrimp tossed with a slightly lemon-y rice cream sauce and topped with honey glazed walnuts.
Unique and heavenly! About $15. Other entrees run around $11 and up.

Address: 2739 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: See the website for directions.
Phone: (612) 870-7084
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum
Website: http://www.rainbowrestaurant.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 7, 2008
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