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Tanpopo Noodle Shop

Map & Directions 308 Prince St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Japanese
  • Mon-Thu 5:30pm-9pm, Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted
  • Street


City Pages' Description

Homestyle, cheap, and elegant are not usually qualities you'll find served simultaneously in life, unless you're at St. Paul's Tanpopo, a Japanese restaurant where you can find those very things in a single bento box. Homestyle chunks of elegant, buttery looking broiled mackerel, next to pretty
little pens of pickles and salads, accompanied by bowls of rice and a clean
and pure miso soup all for around eight bucks! Most meals here are along those lines: Simple as can be in the Japanese home cooking idiom, and deeply satisfying.

Member Reviews

  • on 08/16/10

    Without actually jumping on a plane to go across the really big pond, this is the closest Udon -- closest to the real Tokyo or Kyoto noodle spots--you will currently get in the Twin Cities. It has everything to do with the owner/chef having a personal stake in this kind of authenticity. Really wonderful; and the California rolls are the equal of Origami. 10 on a 10 scale.

  • on 05/06/09

    This quiet Lowertown noodle shop shows that Japanese cuisine is far more than fun-and-flashy sushi joints. Chef-owner Koshiki Yonemura cooks a home-style menu that's as simple and sweet as her dining room, a high-ceilinged loft with a beautiful, spare rusticity. Appetizers can be as basic as blanched spinach with fresh-ground sesame seeds or as exotic as agedashi tofu, where the... More >>

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  • City Pages on 02/22/11

    Voted in 2010 as Best Neighborhood Café (St. Paul) in City Pages. The teishoku, or set meals, are as meticulous as they are delicious.

  • Darshy N. on 06/14/11

    Please, don't insult the noodles by coming here for sushi. Try Soba Noodles! They feature seasonal dishes using locally grown produce from the St. Paul Farmer’s Market! Double WIN.

  • Pahoua H. on 09/24/10

    No longer serving lunch.

  • Blackdog L. on 09/29/11

    awesome soup especially on a cold night

  • Briana C. on 05/25/10

    Try the tempura green tea ice cream. Awesome!

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