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Harry Singh's Caribbean Restaurant - 16 Reviews - 2653 Nicollett Ave S, Minneapolis, MN - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (612) 729-6181

Harry Singh's Caribbean Restaurant

2653 Nicollett Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 729-6181
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A Twin Cities Icon for over 25 yrs -- I've been a loyal customer for about 15 of those years. It's the place in town for authentic Caribbean food and the only place remaining, as ...


Based on the reviews others have given this restaurant I was excited to try it. I was a little disappointed overall. Our waiter must have took one look at us and decided we coul...

A Twin Cities Icon for over 25 yrs -- 6/1/2012

A Twin Cities Icon for over 25 yrs -- I've been a loyal customer for about 15 of those years. It's the place in town for authentic Caribbean food and the only place remaining, as far as I know, where you can get really hot food if you want it. Harry is from Trinidad where he learned to cook at a young age, under the tutelage of his mother. Harry and his son Rob have remained true to their heritage with authentic ingredients and traditional cuisine. Harry imports the peppers for his famous hot sauce and many of his spices directly from ""home."" One whole wall of the place is covered with local ""Best Of"" awards -- it's the place Calypso and Soca legends, as well as ordinary Trinidadians, eat when they are in town. The food is great, heavily Indian influenced, but with a unique flavor all it's own. If you like the style, you will love Harry's. Harry himself is a local legend and a one of a kind character. Harry's son Rob has learned well from the old man and is a great Caribbean cook in his own right. Start with a curry or jerk and go from there, and try the chicken wings, they are unlike any other. more

Aweful - dont waste your money 12/22/2009

A bunch of us went there after making reservations and the owner and his family pretended that there was none. They all adjourned to the Kitchen and peered through the window as our group discussed our options. A group of people ahead of us in line at the door also had the same experience. They left in disgust. We should have done the same as the food was aweful. After 15-20 mins of discussions, finally Mr Singh decided he could seat us. The supposedly Jamaican drinks were OK at best. The food had tons of MSG courtesy of some corporation. We all tried each othes dishes and it all tasted the same : MSG laden factory made broth. Hey, it even looked the same with piles of a raw cabbage salad. Our homemade slaws tasted much better. The Roti was the most disgusting I have ever had - homemade or otherwise. You can buy much nicer frozen ones at stores like Holyland on Central. Biryani in Edina has naan and Batura on their buffet. Surahbi in Bloomington has naan and Dosa on their buffet. If its MSG laden food one craves, heres the formula. Just go to Cubs buy some chicken and gravy mix. Fry the chicken, toss the gravy (and thats real flattery for the liquid) on top and the pile on some chopped cabbage. I think this is the secret recipe of this restaurant anyway. We were all unanimously disappointed in the whole experience. Furthermore it sees really suspicious that some people gave this place 5stars on Google review and then posted the same reviews on City Search. I only gave it one star because none is not an option. Cons: MSG laden food more

The Best Caribbean Food in The TC 5/23/2009

Everyone who knows quality food in the Twin Cites knows that Harry Singhs is a gem. Consistently for the last 30 years Harry has been serving up the most authentic Caribbean food in the Twin Cites. His loyal following include most of the food critics in the area as well as sports figures and arts folks. He has too many reviews to count with the latest in Minnesota Monthly in March 09. Many have tried to copy Harry's recipes and some do and call them their own. But all who know , go to Harry's for his Roti's , Brown Down Chicken and Doubles. If you want to take a trip to the Caribbean , look no further than Harry Singhs. You will not be disappointed, Pros: Home Cookin for 30 years - Harry is a Legend more

Great Food! 4/11/2009

If you're looking for delicious Caribbean (Indian-influenced) food, Harry Singh's restaurant is the place to go. Pros: Delicious Trinidad cuisine more

Caribbean HOT SPOT 5/29/2008

I have been in MN for about two years and I have been searching for a place with good Trinidadian Food; both of my parents are from Trinidad. I have frequented the World Market and a place on University and Dale in St Paul I have also visited a place on Lake St. and a Guyanese restaraunt in Richfield. None of these places have anything on Mr. Harry Singh. His food is authentic, well prepared and delicious. He hasn't strayed away from the original Trinidadian style at all. It is just like the food that my mom makes except I don't have to go all the way home to get it : > Pros: Mr. Singh is very friendly there is a homestyle atmoshphere Cons: Street parking more

Another great escape on Nicollet; Trinidad delights 8/26/2007

Not many in the place when we entered but the food was surely great. We arrived on a friday with a group of 6; no problems. The cook/server was very knowledgeable of the food & drinks and took time to explain them to my group. The atmosphere is nothing amazing but is a bare bones Trinidad style cafeteria. The roti (filled pita style dish) comes in almost every meat & also vegetarian. Bring a few people and try a lot; the wings are great!!! Pros: Authentic tastes, great price, knowledgable service Cons: Parking somtimes a trouble more

Great Food, Friendly Service 5/3/2007

I always thought it was funny to see restaurants called ""chef driven"" or ""chef owned and operated"" about lavish million dollar hotspots when you can say the same for this tiny little hole in the wall. Harry Singh may have had to move his restaurant to many different spots in town, but thank goodness he always opens up. He's bold enough to put his name right on the front and for good reason; his food is fantastic! My personal favorite is the goat curry. Just tons and tons of goat meat stewed until tender. Milder than lamb, pleasantly gamier than beef, mixed with a ton of vegetables that are obviously added later during cooking. The carrots are perfectly cooked through, never mushy, the cabbage with enough bite (and minus the stinkiness), signaling that it had been just slightly underdone, which is exactly how I like most of my vegetables. The curry is sitting atop a pile of fluffy rice, and though it seems a bit pricey at $16.95, I dare you to finish that entire plate by yourself. If that's a little beyond your budget, try the goat roti, the same curry wrapped up in their tender chewy roti-dhalpourrie (flat bread), a steal at only $9.95. Pros: Awesome food and lots of it, Friendly staff Cons: It's kind of a homely place... more

Gimme some water 5/31/2006

Read reviews and decided to go...well I don't regret it....besides after that I visited it 2 more times in the same month!!... Great food...but beware if you cannot handle it... the jerk chicken is awesome!!... ..well this place doesn't take credit make sure u have is not costly at all and u'll get a lot for less!!!! Pros: good food, good taste Cons: do not take credit more

Harry Singh's, For Food That Stings 5/24/2006

If the Twin Cities has one perfect restaurant, this may be it. Tastier food than you'll find anywhere else, good value for your money, plenty for vegetarians, and far better Carribean fare than you'll find in the trendier places in town. Everything, including the spices and sauces, is handmade by Harry himself on the premises. Including the world's hottest hot sauces! Harry himself will probably be out to make sure you're satisfied, and even if you're not back for another six months, they'll remember you. Pros: Great food, Good value, Excellent service Cons: Can't think of any more

Hmmm 8/28/2005

Went here based on the reviews. Mild was too hot for my wife, despite what people had told me to expect. As a person who likes hot food, I thought the mixture of heat & flavor was balanced. Menu was pretty limited, & we were the only people in the place. Pros: Hot food Cons: Not much traffic more

regular for 12 years 5/10/2005

I have been eating Harry's food for more than 12 years. He helped me increase my hot food tolerance and now I enjoy food as hot as he can make. (which is the hottest food I have had at a resturant) Some think that hot food can not taste like anything but hot but Harry somehow makes the food taste great and be super hot ( if you want it hot anyway). If he does not know you and you are a really hot food eater you might be disapointed at first but come back and tell him it was not hot enough last time. My favorite is his curry in a roti like the curry chicken roti. Pros: large portions, good price, can be super hot Cons: one man shop service more

A tad disappointing 7/7/2003

Based on the reviews others have given this restaurant I was excited to try it. I was a little disappointed overall. Our waiter must have took one look at us and decided we couldn't handle ANY spice so the dishes were all a bit bland. Many people in my party had curry and didn't really like them. A few had jerk who liked it much better but didn't think it was spicy enough. One person had the browned down chicken which was really good. Pros: big portions Cons: slow service, bland more

Best Kept Secret. 2/12/2003

Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly/fast service. Possibly one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities. Pros: Inexpensive, Excellent Food Cons: Parking more

Nice n' Hot 2/11/2003

Of all the Twin Cities ""hot food"" joints I have tried, Harry Singh's seems to have the best handle on mixing hot and spicy with flavor. I shared two dishes with a friend - a shrimp curry roti which was quire large but, to be honest, lacked in pizzaz and shrimp. Our extremely friendly waiter brought us a side of sauce that measured a ""3"" on a hot scale of 5, and this added some needed punch to the roti. The other dish - a jerk chicken special served with rice - was excellent. The atmopshere is typical for a place like this. Be sure to try the homemade ginger beer. A liquor license would be a welcome addition! Pros: Nice n' Spicy Dishes, VALUE!!!!, Helpful Service Cons: Limited Parking, No Liquor License more

Get Your Water Ready..... 1/5/2003

This food is absolutely delicious! The ginger beer is divine (and homemade I might add...) as are all of the hot sauces. Everything is made from scratch. Truly fantastic food at low prices. And be ready to carry out a doggy bag... the portions are HUGE! Pros: big portions, parking in back, inexpensive more

truly delicious 10/16/2002

Harry Singh's is a well-kept secret around the Twin Cities -- a really authentic, truly delicious Caribbean restaurant. It's very low-key, and the brown-down chicken is out of this world -- and the hot sauces Harry makes are both flavorful and fiery. It's a great antidote to Minnesota winters! Pros: Inexpensive, Great Value, Nice people Cons: scarce parking more
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  • In Short
    This is definitely a dress-down spot, with reggae music on the hi-fi and decor that can only be called West Indies kitsch. While wall art includes the high-profile ad campaign...

  • 6/20/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tue-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-9pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Powderhorn, Whittier