Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine

Asian
2608 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408 2608 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Closed All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Malaysian, Indian, Asian, Chinese, Thai
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Malaysian, Indian, Asian, Chinese, Thai
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Report | 3 years ago
There’s parking in the rear. The food is wonderful. Order the Coconut Pudding for desert, it’s wonderful.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great food, very authentic Malaysian cuisine.
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Report | 4 years ago
I loved the Peninsula Chicken Salad!
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Report | 4 years ago
great food /service. First time eating food from Malaysa
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Report | 4 years ago
Great food
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Report | 4 years ago
We've been to Peninsula four times and have never been disappointed! Excellent food and fairly reasonably priced... nice atmosphere... and we always pop across the street for dessert at Glam Doll Donuts! :)
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Report | 4 years ago
Great Staff. Beautiful space. Kids running around too much - tho never before.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food is like an Indian, SE Asian blend. If you like either, you will love this place.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great food! Recommended items: Hainanese Chicken rice, Mango Chicken, Fish Porridge, Roti Parata
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Report | 4 years ago
Food was good and portions were large.
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From Our Editors

Some of the spices and condiments in a Malaysian kitchen—ginger, shallots, chilies—are familiar to American diners. Others aren't as widely known, and it's these that give the seafood, meats, veggies, and curries at Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine their palate-expanding complexity. Belacan, for example, is a dried shrimp paste that provides a salty tang; pandan leaf is an aromatic plant used in desserts as a dumpling wrapper; and galangal is a type of Southeast Asian rhizome that goes well with lemongrass.

At Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine, Chef Tong mixes these ingredients with practiced precision to make nearly 200 dishes, from pineapple seafood fried rice to the Buddhist yam pot—a bowl formed from crispy fried taro and filled with shrimp, chicken, cashews, and vegetables. The restaurant's open kitchen lets guests watch him and the other cooks as they flip the crispy pancakes known as roti canai and toss fresh egg noodles with duck and barbecued pork. The food impressed Jeremy Iggers of the StarTribune along with his Malaysia-born dining companions, who "gave the Peninsula a strong endorsement: they said the food was as good as at the restaurants back home."

The kitchen also displays Peninsula's love for coconut. Jumbo shrimp and beef take on sweetness as they simmer in coconut milk, and a coconut-butter breading turns bites of chicken into crispy treats. To increase the chances that their dreams will take them to a tropical island, diners can finish with another celebration of the fruit of the palm: coconut pudding served inside a real coconut shell.

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Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine

Sun-Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri-Sat
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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