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Afro Deli & Coffee

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1931 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1257
09:00 - 21:00
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Edina, Minnesota
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329 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Reasonably good food, to be sure, but far from amazing and far from authentic. Chicken curry and afro steak were good, but both were long on rice, short on meat. No atmosphere to speak of. Good for college kids on a budget, good for carryout, but otherwise nothing special.

Thank jakester88
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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404 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

No line when we went. Very nice, helpful staff. Lunch was good. Can't really say more. I will try it again and hope that I have the experiences that many other reviewers are having.

Thank MollyAW1234
Decorah, Iowa
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We went in for lunch with the whole family. Waited in line for a bit, but well worth the wait! Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Such a great find!

1 Thank Hurry72
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Everything is excellent, everything. You can't go wrong, food wise. Their prices are fabulous for the quanity and quality...made to order..online ordering..very fresh. Cheerful, helpful service, they bent over backwards to please, accepted the Groupon gracefully and properly, and even packed a lil extra sauce for this condiment queen. Clean comfortable, a mix of take-out, dine -in and outdoor seating.... More 

1 Thank sinderella66
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love to go there and get the chicken fantastic and coconut shrimp and the Somali spiced tea. They never disappoint.

1 Thank wanttobetraveler
Twin Cities
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

wonderful chicken curry, falafel, gyro and some exotic East African dishes ... oh, and Somalian tea great outdoor place to eat, very lively, nice energy, this is a go-to place for many University of Minnesota students Steve Chicoine freedomhistory

1 Thank Steve Freedomhi... C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

On every occasion that I have ever gone here, the food has always been outstanding. Veggie Fantastic is so very yummy! Sambusas? Order three, you won't be disappointed. There is nothing on the menu that is off limits. Everything is great! A word to the wise, however, is if you are able, don't arrive at noon, though the wait isn't... More 

1 Thank Judy G
Burnsville, Minnesota
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Chicken Fantastic, sanbusas and Somalian Tea are what makes this place wonderful. I prefer the location in Cedar Riverside because of the outdoor patio, but the St. Paul location has the same standard of preparation and taste. I have taken many a friend and family member here and they soon become repeat customers as well.

1 Thank FlyRae
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I had never heard of Afro Deli before, but wanted to try something new. I was surprisingly pleased with my meal. I had the Somali Steak Sandwich. The African spices weren't too spicy, and the meal was satisfying. I wasn't sure if just a sandwich would be enough, so I had ordered a side of their Somali rice, but ended... More 

1 Thank Karen W
United States
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I've been here several times and have never been disappointed. As a vegetarian, I usually go with the falafel sandwich and vegetable sambusas. The food is flavorful and done just right – even the french fries are perfect. I visit every time I'm in Minneapolis.

1 Thank Claire D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1931 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1257
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 6128715555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?