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684 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1840
+1 651-644-2068
20:30 - 11:00
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Thu - Fri 21:00 - 11:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Was craving Korean and stopped in at Sole Cafe on Snelling. Great soups! Perfect for a cold winter day. Staff very friendly.

Thank Buzz H
Twin Cities, MN
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

The Korean Seafood Pancake and the grilled salt mackerel were excellent - exceptionally great tasting fish. The chef came and answered my gluten free concerns. She knew what she was talking about, both with the gluten and how she made authentic Korean food. No doubt one of the greatest Korean food experiences I have had in the USA.

Thank New_grapes
St. Paul, MN
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142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

A friend and I had lunch here today and were very satisfied with both the food and the service. Cannot fathom why some of the reviews were unfavorable because we enjoyed it immensely. It is rather nondescript on the outside and had it not been recommended by a former employee we probably would not have stopped. It is on a... More 

Thank Kate M
Pomona, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

1st Asian restaurant we've ever been to that had no tea to serve when requested. The wait staff had no idea what was in dishes: when asked what kind of beans were used in a certain dish; she said i'll ask the chef; returned , stated-regular beans. Furthermore, the food was mediocre at best. We were the only non-Asian people... More 

Thank HMS10970
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

This place used to be good! Now it seems like they got lazy with their dishes.... my favorites dishes from this restaurant has really down graded :( kinda disappointing

Thank PYxia
Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

It was the first time we ever tried a Korean Restaurant. We loved it and the wait staff was very helpful in explaining different dishes to us. Great lunch specials and great prices. Great service as well.

1 Thank SharonKellyBrown
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Excellent bibimbap which you can get either cold or hot in a traditional stone bowl. Very popular with Korean students but they're very welcoming of non-Koreans as well. Simple, unpretentious atmosphere, good value, quick service.

1 Thank bclintonk
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Not a destination for foodies but if you're in the Korean neighborhood of N. Snelling, it's an inexpensive authentic experience. My friend had the most fun with his hot stone bowl rice and beef meal that sizzled the whole time as he stirred his food around before popping it into his mouth. He loved the soft egg that cooked as... More 

Thank CoolLoon
bosnia and herzegovina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

There are a couple of cultural things to remember before you go to this or any other Korean restaurant. First and foremost is that unless they are geered solely (no pun) toward an American clientelle, privacy will come before promptness. Second, age trumps agressivenes. Third, silence begets solitude. In other terms; For 1 and 3 if you want something you... More 

Thank bmsh67
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Before I launch into my diatribe of why I will NEVER visit this neighborhood cafe again, let me first say that the food my friend and I ordered was excellent. They didn't have my first choice on the menu but the second choice I ordered was great and didn't take more than 15 minutes. However, I was shocked at how... More 

1 Thank Brandon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Korean, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
20:30 - 11:00
20:30 - 11:00
20:30 - 11:00
21:00 - 11:00
21:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 684 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1840
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-644-2068

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